Episode Summary:

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with cancer? Are you wondering how to pray for yourself or a loved one battling cancer? Then stick around, and consider sharing this episode with someone in the battle because today we’re going to be talking about how to pray when battling cancer. My husband and I, as well as today’s guest, Niki Hardy, have all been through this, and we’ve had many friends and loved ones on the cancer journey. Even if you haven’t been given a cancer diagnosis, you know someone who has so I hope today’s episode will encourage you.

 

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Quotables from the Episode:

  • Life doesn’t have to be pain-free to be full, so go live it.
  • I lost my mum and sister to cancer and was then diagnosed. I was determined to survive until that’s all I was doing. Eventually I learned how to thrive, not just survive, and uncover the full life God had for me right in the midst of the pain.
  • Trusting God isn’t something that happens the moment we meet Jesus (so you can stop beating yourself up for not having faith made of steel). It’s a choice we make on the daily.
  • Trusting God isn’t the silver bullet to a world without worry but it is the key to fighting back and moving forward.
  • To help increase our trust in God, we can check out God’s credentials: is He who He says He is, has He done what He said He would do, am I who He says I am?
  • Don’t go through the cancer journey alone—ask God for help.
  • Choose to hold on and let go: hold onto God and his faithfulness, and let go of the illusion of control to embrace God’s plan.
  • Create a bank of evidence of God’s faithfulness to bolster your ability to trust God: when and where and how has God proved himself faithful to you in the past? Remember those times.
  • The best way to help others on their cancer journeys is through the ministry of presence: don’t try to do or say the perfect thing, just be imperfectly present flaws and all.

 

Scripture References:

  • John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (NIV)
  • Compared with John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (NIV)
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (NIV)

 

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Guest:

Niki Hardy, authorNiki Hardy is an author, speaker, podcast host and cancer Thriver. As the author of Breathe Again: How to Live Well When Life Falls Apart, One Minute Prayers for Women with Cancer, and host of the Trusting God Through Cancer Summit and Chemo Chair Prayers podcast, her goal is to help you discover life doesn’t have to be pain-free to be full, then go live it.

 

 

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson

 

Have you or someone you love been diagnosed with cancer? Are you wondering how to pray for yourself or a loved one battling cancer? You don’t have to go through this alone. Ask God for help. In this podcast episode, Niki Hardy and I talk about how to pray when battling cancer. Consider sharing this episode with someone in the cancer journey.

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