It’s important to consistently take
your thoughts off of cancer and place your
focus on Christ. Let’s take a minute to clarify
something: Focusing on Christ does not mean
pretending that cancer is small and has no
impact on your life. We need to be honest
with ourselves and face the truth that cancer
is big, really big, gigantically big- but Christ is
You may be thinking, “What’s the big deal?”
The big deal is that only when you are honest
about the impact of cancer, can you place your
problems at the feet of Jesus.
It’s like when I have hair problems. Anybody
ever have bad hair days? Me too!
God is Bigger Than Messy Hair
I have a natural wave in my hair, which can be
nice until the enemy of all hairstyles appears humidity.
One day after seeing my hair
disaster, my hair stylist recommended that I
leave my hair conditioner in. Don’t rinse. I
looked at her like she was crazy. I had spent
over five decades rinsing conditioner out of
my hair, and leaving it in sounded disgusting.
But one day I tried it, and guess what- she was
right. It works. I should have done it sooner,
but something was keeping me back. What took
me from, “No way!” to, “I’ll try it”?
Simple. I finally admitted how bad my hair
looked. Instead of doing something about the
problem, I had been minimizing the problem.
Admitting problems can be tricky. Do you
ever think, “There are no problems, because
God is in control”? That’s not quite accurate.
The truth is, “Despite the problems, God is in
Problems are still there. Take cancer. God is in
control of your cancer and…
• There will be days that are miserable.
• There will be people who disappoint me.
• There will be changes to my body that limit
• There will be plans that change, people that
change and finances that change.
Minimizing problems can lead you to…
• NOT acknowledging your problems.
• NOT admitting that you need help with the
• NOT accepting help from those God has sent
to help you.
• NOT facing problems with others.
• NOT allowing others to lift your problems up
• NOT battling loneliness by being with those
who care for you.
Finding Hope In Your cancer Journey by Karen Tripp p.44.