Two friends of mine died of cancer this month.
They were both blonde and beautiful, just like my sister. And they both fought their battle bravely and full of faith.
As I was praying about what to write, I began looking through my “cancer” post archives, and I came across this statement of faith that I wrote shortly after my sister was diagnosed a second and final time. As I read it, I couldn’t think of a better time to re-post this statement of faith–not only for me, but for all of us.
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Because of the resurrection of Christ, I can say:
I believe . . .
You, God, love us with incredible detail.
Nothing is hidden from your eyes.
You smile at us and hold our face in your hands
studying every freckle and sparkle.
Your heart is pure love and goodness
and everything you do and allow in our lives can be used for good
because that is who you are.
You demonstrated through your own Son
that sometimes goodness hurts.
Sometimes goodness takes on the appearance of evil
only because our earth-bound eyes see through limiting filters.
So our hearts hurt, and we do not understand.
And we cry and scream and doubt and fear.
But you O Lord are peace.
You are never shaken.
Lord, I’m telling you I trust you.
I will choose to believe that you are good.
Demonstrate your goodness in tangible ways
that these earthbound eyes can see,
and this mortal heart can feel,
and this limited mind can know.
Because I ‘m committed to believe even when I can’t see.
What about you? Do you believe? If so, leave a comment with the words, “I believe!” If you are facing a difficult circumstance, please leave a comment or send me an e-mail at wordsbyandylee (at) gmail (dot) com. I will lift you up in prayer. Write down your own statement of faith or click here to download a printable of this statement.
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us (Romans 8:18).
Part of this post first appeared as “A Statement of Faith When Facing Cancer