It’s hard to think of cancer as a blessing. To many of us had deaths in our family due to cancer, or someone close to you. Scott Hamilton, an olympic gold medalists, describes how his cancer is the greatest thing that could have happened to him. I encourage you to click the link below and watch his testimony, it’s only ten minutes.
I really love how God and us have completely different perspectives. God uses his cancer to one make him an olympic gold medalist, as well giving Scott a relationship with Him. It’s amazing to think where this man would have been if he never had a brain tumor, or if the doctors had discovered it when he was only a child. This man would have ended up as a completely different person.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Scott Hamilton is living proof of this. We may not know the purpose of our suffering, illness, struggles, and etc, but the bible says that God will use it to his purpose. I love knowing that! Hang on to what you are going through, God will use you.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
Sometimes we won’t ever know why we have to go through X, Y or Z, or why people we know have gone through X, Y or Z. We just have to TRUST that God knows what He is doing. We may not be able to see it, but He can! And that brings me great joy and comfort!