Always Hope In Christ
Tomorrow will be 2 weeks since my dad discovered he has cancer. Even still today was a good day. His kidneys have improved a little. His pain has become a little more manageable. The eye of the tiger is back in his eyes. Regardless of this disease’s progression. His doctor really feels confident in their ability to treat this particular cancer.
In some way, form or fashion dad may always be battling this disease. Putting it in remission is definitely achievable. But, it’s going to take at least 6 to 9 months of chemotherapy before that happens. While only two weeks have passed. It feels like it’s already been 2 months as we’re all walking this journey together.
Sometimes the enemy gives you a knockout blow. Well, at least he hopes it knocks you out. Satan seeks to discourage you with bad news. He aims to paralyze you with great fear. Then, he tries to steal every ounce of hope from your heart.
It’s in these intense seasons you must recognize the devil’s strategy. Jesus always has plans for hope, peace, purpose, life and joy. Satan plans to derail all of these things. No, you can’t overcome these attacks by yourself. However, through Christ the victory has already been won. Trust him, follow him, and keep your eyes on him.
Jesus said, “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10
“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.” Romans 8:37