Anne Graham Lotz Opens Up about Having Breast Cancer
On Monday, Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz revealed on her website that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Lotz wrote in a post on her website, “On the afternoon of August 17, 2015, between 3:00 and 3:30, as you may know, I discovered my husband, Danny, unresponsive in our pool. Two days later he was Home! Three years to the day, on the afternoon of August 17, 2018, at the very same time of day…3:00 to 3:30…I was diagnosed with breast cancer.”
Lotz continued saying, “When I realized the strange ‘coincidence’ of the timing, I came to the chilling conclusion that it was an assignment from the enemy.”
But Lotz found comfort in the Lord saying, “But just as that thought was forming, I heard the soft, gentle whisper of the Spirit, reminding me that it was on a Friday, during that very same time…between 3:00 and 3:30 in the afternoon…that God’s Passover Lamb was sacrificed. Jesus died on the very same day of the week, at the very same time of the day, crushing the head of the serpent, forever defeating the devil and death.”
Lotz went on to assert that she is trusting God, “who is ultimately in control,” with her diagnosis.
The daughter of the late Billy Graham said, “Each day since the diagnosis God has given me promises and encouragement from His Word. God has been…and is…my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in this trouble. Therefore, I will not fear.”
Lotz then asked other believers to pray for her saying, "Would you pray for me? Pray for God to heal me in whichever way He deems would bring Him the most glory. Healing without surgery, with surgery, with surgery and follow-up treatment, or through the greater miracle of the resurrection."
Lotz concluded by saying that the “bottom-line” was that “God would be gloried” through her life.
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