Excerpt Reading #39- Seeing God in Your Cancer Journey

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10

Yes, God has prepared things for you to do and yes, God knew when He prepared these things for you that you would have cancer.  On the day you were diagnosed, God didn’t think “Wow, that really throws a kink into my plans.”  God thought, “Man, I hate that he has cancer, but everything is right on track.”  God’s not startled or surprised by your cancer. The things he has laid out for you to do can only be done by someone with your story.

The light of Christ’s love is still within you ready to shine out to those around you.  How you carry your story, share your story, and live your story is how you will participate in God’s will.  Allowing yourself to participate in God’s will is not as much what you do as how you live.

Can others tell I am a Christian?  Am I reflecting the attitude of Jesus not only as He was in life but also in His darkest moments?”  What impact do I have on those around me?”

1. Do you think people are watching you to see if you handle your cancer journey with a Christ-like attitude?  why or why not?



2. Allowing yourself to participate in God’s will is not as much what you do as how you live.”  What does this statement mean to you?

Lord, Don’t let me be a spectator of your will.  Guide me to see the things You have laid out for me to do and give me a hunger to participate in the wondrous flow of your will in and around my life.


In your Son’s name I pray,


About Karen Tripp

Beyond being a Christian Counselor and the President of Cancer Companions, Karen loves to read (she's a great reader) and loves to sing (she's a bad singer) in her home near St Louis, MO. Cancer has personally touched Karen's personal life through her dad - a 23 year colon cancer survivor. Impacting lives for Christ through her speaking, writing and counseling fills Karen with a passion which infuses every task she approaches. (except matching socks. Karen hates matching socks.)
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