For those we love who are facing tough battles…may God’s Word bring great comfort and hope in the midst of hard news.
Cancer is like a beast from the pit. It has brought hurt and pain into far too many lives. It is fierce and cruel. It knows no boundaries or limits. It seeks to devour, draining life, stealing time.
But here's Truth that rises stronger, and higher, standing confidently in the midst of the fear that swirls around cancer and disease.
It will not win.
For it cannot touch the soul. In Christ, we are redeemed and free, no matter what we struggle through in this world.
Jesus reminds us in His Word, "In this world you will have trouble, but take courage, for I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Take courage dear friends who are facing this battle. He is greater than any enemy we face in this life. We overcome because He has overcome, and our lives are hidden in Christ. May God cover you with peace. May He bring healing in the face of hard news. May He give deep, abiding joy that makes no sense to the world. May he provide comfort and care as He wraps you in His arms.
God > cancer.
God > our fears.
God > any battle we face in this world.
The God of miracles fights for you today, and He is Mighty.
33 Powerful Truths from God’s Word, for Those Who are Battling Cancer:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Is. 41:10
“The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Ex. 14:14
“For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." Deut. 20:4
“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the LORD your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deut. 31:6
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:6-7
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper…” Is. 54:17
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Ps. 73:26
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Rom. 8:38-39
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.” Rom 16:20
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior…” Is. 43:2-3
“The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.” Zeph. 3:17
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.” 1 Pet. 1:6
“But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.” 2 Cor. 12:9
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matt. 11:28-29
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Is. 40:31
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Pet. 5:7
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Is. 26:3
“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Ps. 55:22
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” Ps. 61:2
“God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.” Ps. 46:5
“But I trust in you, LORD; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hands;” Ps. 31:14-15
"The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning, great is your faithfulness." Lam. 3:22-23
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Ps. 23:1-6
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jer. 29:11
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Cor. 1:3-4
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Heb. 4:16
“Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,” Ps. 103:2-4
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev. 21:4-5
“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Ps. 91:1-2, 4
“Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Neh. 8:10
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's facebook page,http://www.facebook.com/DebbieWebbMcDaniel, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at http://twitter.com/debbmcdaniel and http://www.debbiemcdaniel.com.