Friday, May 02, 2008

"Don't Waste Your Cancer"

John Piper begins his article "Don't Waste Your Cancer":

I write this on the eve of prostate surgery. I believe in God’s power to heal—by miracle and by medicine. I believe it is right and good to pray for both kinds of healing. Cancer is not wasted when it is healed by God. He gets the glory and that is why cancer exists. So not to pray for healing may waste your cancer. But healing is not God’s plan for everyone. And there are many other ways to waste your cancer. I am praying for myself and for you that we will not waste this pain.

He goes on to list and elaborate on 10 ways you can waste your cancer. Here are some of them:

1. You will waste your cancer if you do not believe it is designed for you by God.

2. You will waste your cancer if you believe it is a curse and not a gift.

3. You will waste your cancer if you seek comfort from your odds rather than from God.

4. You will waste your cancer if you refuse to think about death.

and so on.

Go and read this thought-provoking and encouraging article, then pass it on to your friends.

Hat Tip: LC (Practical Faith)


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