I was completely stunned the day I was diagnosed with cancer. As I listened to the words of the doctor, I knew I had a choice to make: I could cave to worry, fear, and anxiety, or I could fight back with the truth of God’s word. I wrote down 18 Scriptures and truth declarations that I could stand on during the hard times.
When God does something miraculous in our lives, He does so not only for our benefit but for His glory. We owe it to Him and to others to testify to God’s goodness. We share our testimony with all who will listen. So, what does testify in the Bible mean? Why is it important to give our testimony? And, why do we testify of God’s goodness?
There are times when life doesn’t make sense, when pain is great. The most difficult of circumstances, cancer diagnosis, miscarriage, even the death of a loved one, require the greatest trust. They require that we trust God even when we don’t understand.
I love the thrill of roller coaster rides. Sometimes, this journey of life with the Lord feels like that – a crazy ride. We can get on it kicking and screaming, or we can get on, lift our hands while we hear the familiar “click, click, click” and enjoy the ride knowing God is in control. Who would you want in the seat next to you if you were stuck on a roller coaster?
How do you make it through a devastating diagnosis like cancer? How do you maintain your hope in hard times? Scott Bengtson, a 3-time cancer survivor, shares what happened when he received that first shocking call.