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How You Doin’, Chris?

Posted in Chris by sicks on February 6, 2008

Folks keep asking me how I’m doing, which is very kind. I’m not always sure what to say. Sara sometimes seems peeved by my optimism, but I truly believe we’re going to get through this okay. Sure, it’s gonna suck. Lots of it already has.

Yes, I know it will be hard to watch Sara recover from surgery, probably lose her hair to chemo and all that. But we have been so abundantly blessed our whole lives through! And the blessings ain’t over yet.



Don’t Waste Your Cancer

Posted in Cancer,Chris,Scripture by sicks on February 6, 2008

Amazing and challenging article here about dealing with cancer, and reconciling such a difficult thing with the fact that God is good. The authors, John Piper and David Powlinson, wrote these thoughts after being diagnosed with cancer themselves.

2 Corinthians 1:9: “We felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.”

John Piper writes: “The aim of God in your cancer (among a thousand other good things) is to knock props out from under our hearts so that we rely utterly on him.”

God’s sovereignty is tough to stomach at times, but if he isn’t sovereign over all things (including Sara’s cancer) then he’s not really worth trusting, is he?