The Perfect Medicine
My child, you are embarking on an unexpected journey, one that neither of us chose for you. It was never my plan that you should hear the words, “You have cancer.” While you may be uncertain of what your future will bring, you can always be certain of My love for you. In the midst of your uncertainty and brokenness, I am with you.
I was with you from the beginning of time, and I was there when you received the news. It breaks my heart to think that cancer would cause you to doubt My love for you. Do you know how wide, how long, how high, and how deep my love really is? Imagine yourself standing on a beach with a sandy shoreline extending for miles on each side. Now, reach down and scoop up a handful of sand, and let the grains slowly run through your fingers. My thoughts about you far outnumber the grains of sand on all the beaches in the world! Now gaze at the vast ocean in front of you, and imagine My love stretching out as far as your eyes can see. My love is wide enough to cover your sorrows of today and long enough to cover your uncertain tomorrows. My love reaches up as high as the heavens and as deep as the ocean floor. It touches the heights of your good times and the depths of your despair. My love reaches the very root of the cancer that threatens to steal your hopes and dreams.
Child, it has always been my heart’s desire to lavish my love on you simply because you are Mine. I proved My love through My Son. As you set out on this journey, may you experience My love though it is too great to fully understand. Let it be the perfect medicine for your body and a soothing balm for your soul.
Lord, thank you that your love is completely unchanging, unconquerable, and unconditional. Hardship, persecution, or even a threat against my life is never a sign you have stopped loving me. I praise you, Lord! There is nothing—not death nor life, not angels nor demons, not my fears for today nor my worries about tomorrow, not the powers of hell, not even cancer— that can ever separate me from the love that you revealed for me through Christ Jesus!