A quick testimony about my recent battle with cancer. I’ve lived my whole life knowing cancer would be a factor, under the cloud of a family cancer history worthy of scientific study, as nearly every family member before me had some form of cancer. Some lived long lives while others were cut down short. Some with these circumstances might live lives of fear, doubt and worry but I was blessed to have had a mother who passed down a heritage of faith in Christ that has given me the strength to endure and thrive through these circumstances.
In 2002 I had my first case of colon cancer. God gave me great peace and by the power of the Holy Spirit, I walked through that experience trusting that “by His stripes, we are healed.” During my 6 months of chemo, I was filled with a peace and confidence that can only come from my relationship with my Heavenly Father. He blessed me with 13 years clear and free of any signs of cancer.In August of 2015, a routine test found what was diagnosed as a non-cancerous mass that would require removal as a recommended treatment. Given the history, my doctors recommended I consider having the entire colon removed to eliminate any future threats of cancer in that area. With careful thought but no fear, I made the decision to go through with those recommendations.
In November of 2015, the surgery was performed and it was discovered that what was previously deemed non-cancerous was in fact cancer and had I not chosen to have it removed, I’d likely be facing a far different situation today. After 6 months of chemo, in June of 2016, I faced a final CT Scan to determine if the cancer had spread or been removed.
On June 4th we were invited by some friends to attend a healing service at a home in West Chester. We were greeted by many believers from many different walks of life, all of whom were there to experience the presence of God and whatever supernatural healing might take place. Each person expressed a desire to be used by God through the power of Prayer manifested by the Holy Spirit and God’s healing power.
Hands were laid upon me during the course of the night and God’s powerful presence was experienced by all who attended. I had great peace and confidence going into the CT Scan, trusting that God’s promises are “Yes and Amen” and that a good report was God’s will for my life. I expected to know the results after about 5 days when I next saw my doctor but he was excited to call me only a few hours after the test to tell me the great news. My scans came back clear with no signs of cancer or other concerns. God’s peace once again filled my spirit and I knew God’s promise of healing was confirmed.
Once again God has blessed my life and I am excited to see what God has in store for my life during this next season. While God’s will does not always bring healing to us on this side of heaven, He has chosen to give me this gift and it is my desire that my story can encourage others to seek God’s healing and recognize that God wishes to use each of his children to serve the body of Christ while on this earth.