August 5, 2007
Q: My doctor has just told me I have a bad form of cancer that
could kill me if it isn't treated. What do I have to do to get God
to heal me? I don't want to go through all that chemotherapy and
lose my hair and everything. - Mrs. J.McM.
A: I can't give you a formula or plan that will guarantee God will
heal you, because this isn't what the Bible promises. Don't be
mislead by those who claim God must always heal you, because death
is a reality, and someday we all will die.
What the Bible does promise, however, is that God will be with us
no matter what happens, and in the midst of life's storms we can
know His peace when we know Christ. Sometimes He may deliver us or
heal us - but even if He doesn't, He is still with us and surrounds
us with His love. The Bible says, "When you pass through the
waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you" (Isaiah 43:2).
Don't face the future without Christ, but open your heart to Him
and ask Him to come into your life today. You need His presence as
you face the uncertainties ahead of you, and you need the hope of
eternal life that He alone can give. Jesus said, "Peace I leave
with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world
gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid"
In addition, find out as much as you can about the problem you are
facing, not just from your doctor but from others who have been
Thousands are alive today because of advances that have been made
in cancer treatment, and we should thank God for making these
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