“When you and I hurt deeply, what we really need is not an explanation from God but a revelation of God. We need to see how great God is: we need to recover our lost perspective on life. Things get out of proportion when we are suffering, and it takes a vision of something bigger than ourselves to get lifes dimension adjusted again.” Page 51, “Why Us? When Bad Things Happen to God’s People” by Warren W. Wiersbe.
What a blessing this book has been to me. I have been so blessed by all that I have read so far. There is much that I can identify with over these last twelve years and I agree with Warren, what we need is a revelation of God and I can say that all through the times of the suffering that I went through, that the Lord showed himself in so many ways.
As I look back to when my journey with cancer began I can see how the Lord was with me.
Through the chemotherapy and radiation treatments. As I would go through the treatments I would have opportunity to encourage, lift up and exhort others who were walking this path.
From the tech’s to the patients, there was not a time that I was not able to share something and to let them know how much I appreciated them and the talents that the Lord had given the technicians or to encourage my fellow patients and be encouraged by them.
During the stay at the hotel in San Antonio, for a little more than three months, the Lord would open the doors so that I could share with others.
Often when I would go to dinner, someone would always join me or the Lord would open a door of conversation and I would be able to encourage them if they were taken treatments or if they were family members I would encourage them and let them know that I would be praying for them and the family member that was receiving treatment.
The Lord will use us even during the times of suffering and pain if we allow Him too. He would have me take the focus off myself and to focus on others and in doing that, in blessing others, it blessed me also. I was able to share out of what has been real in my life and not just mere theory.
It would be in the simple things that the Lord would use me. Healing comes to us as we give out of what has been given us. To have the treasure of the Lord within us and not to share Him, we deny that treasure which is so precious. Let our life reflect the reality of that treasure, of Christ within.
There were days that were rougher than others but those are the days that we have to draw even closer to the Lord, knowing that the Lord will meet us. It is an act of Faith.
When you and I hurt, let us give out of what has been given us. Let us share that reality with others and in sharing we too will reap the healing, the peace, the rest, and the presence of the Lord.
Let us share about the greatness of our God. Let us have a vision of the awesomeness of our God and to realize that we can come into the presence of the creator of Heaven and Earth and He will bring things into perspective, so that we can see with His eyes!