Question: What is the Goliath in your Life?
How would you feel, how would you react, what would you think, if you heard those unsettling words coming from your doctor, “you have cancer.” It must be a horrible thing to hear, not to mention fear, doubt, or, what am I going to do?
Well, mom cried out to the God she serves, and her faith got her going in the right direction. When the family hears of a family member having cancer, all emotions let loose, and FEAR is the worst of them all. More so, if you have not incorporated God into you life, you should, in my opinion do it now. This is the time when family members should unite regardless of what has gone on in the past. Sad to say, that doesn’t always happen, does it? All focus should come off of you, and forget the me, me, me, and focus should be put on the patient.
I'm sure many of you have gone through what we went through, not eIasy, but not impossible. (Matthew 19:26: With men this is impossible; but with God ALL things are possible.) It becomes a quality decision to sink or swim, and mom choose to swim!
I found with us, there were 4 things we had to focus on:
1st – Focus on God, Prayer, and the Bible This is the time to get God in your life, so you can cross the bridge to the other side of your goal, and of course that’s my humble opinion. You as the patient, and you, as the family member need to get it together for the patient’s sake. It reminds me of the story in the bible of Joseph with the coat of many colors, and his brothers. If you have not read the story yet, perhaps it’s time you read it.
To quote, Joyce Myers, Joel Osteen, and others, and mom’s doctor’s, “Grow up and Get Over it!”
2nd – Seek a doctor you feel comfortable with and one who takes the time to listen to you. Seek a second opinion; never have any surgery without one.
3rd – Make yourself available regardless of who is involved, because it’s about the patient, and it will always be about the patient. It becomes a matter of what the patient needs and wants, and to have family member’s together, being positive, encouraging, giving the patient the word of God. Let the patient make his or her own decision when able to do so, without force from anyone, and respect his or her decision.
You might say “Well, I work” which is a valid reason, excuse, but there is so much more you can do, to help out and contribute. for there will be lots to do. Family needs to stop with the arguments, and strive, because that is the last thing the patient needs to hear or see. Trust me on this one…I could see the sadness, hurt, and pain, in mom’s eyes, when we encountered these problems. I reminded her of(Isaiah54: 7: No weapon formed against us shall prosper).
I did the only thing I knew to do, which was to pray (Philippians 4:7: and the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus).
Mom was a real trooper, she never let the problems get in the way of her believe in God, her faith, or her goal in healing.
4th – Look for the Alternative Therapy to Cancer – There are alternative ways to cancer, and we were blessed to have found it. It worked for mom, and that is what we want to share with you. At this point you have nothing to loose, but a lot to gain in trying out new things, you may be, very pleasantly surprised. (Genesis 1:29: and God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree yielding seed; to you it shall be meat (food).