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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?


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  1. Anthony Carr said,

    Hey Chris and Sara — what a surprise to find this news at the family site. I was looking for you Chris and I’ll leave a separate message via email. But wanted to let you know I’ve added you to our family prayer list and pray God’s blessings on you as he walks with you through this valley. But as I can see in your messages, you’re also seeing some mountain tops through this ordeal.

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