Thirty-five years ago when I was told I had cancer, I discovered three verses that changed my life. I share them today for whoever may need the encouragement that they bring. I share how they moved me to believe in God's faithfulness and love. I don't remember the exact order that He revealed these verses, but they all worked together to convince me that He was taking care of me. I share these with the prayerful hope that they encourage someone to discover for themselves the power of the Word and the love it reveals. The Holy Spirit has His particular verses for your need that will also change your life.
I found this verse just when I became
convinced that fear would kill me before the cancer ever could. “Be
careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of
God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, KJV). My mind focused on that
word “peace”. I knew it was a supernatural peace that superseded all
that I faced. I needed that peace. This verse told me how to receive it.
I had to give God the fear of my cancer, my fear of dying, and all the
fears that flooded my mind... with the assurance in my heart that He
would take care of my cancer and my life. I chose to believe―even though
I couldn't feel it at that moment―that at some point I would know His
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7, KJV).
The fear that I had was not from the Lord. He wanted me to have His
power, know His love, and have a sound mind filled with His peace. I
chose to believe that my fear was not from Him. I chose to believe that I
could have power, love, and a sound mind.
wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even
as thy soul prospers” (3 John 2, KYV). When I discovered this verse, the
Lord placed my name after “beloved”. I was His beloved. These words
told me that God wished for me to thrive and be in health. My mind
focused completely on these words, and I decided they were His promise
for me. I read the second half of the verse, “even as thy soul
prospers”. My ability to prosper and experience health was directly
related to my soul's growth. I began to seek Him as never before.... to
pray and choose to keep believing that peace would come. As I reflected
and prayed these verses again and again, my faith grew stronger. My soul
prospered. With a prospering soul, God bestowed greater faith to
Perhaps you face an illness. Perhaps fear
runs rampant. Perhaps you have questions that are never answered.
Perhaps the pain of your past keeps you from knowing freedom from its
strangling grasp. The Word of God has your answer. Discover for yourself
verses He has chosen to change your life. Seek and you will find your
own answer. He wishes above all things for you to prosper and to know
His healing of body, mind, and spirit.... to know His peace by being
transformed in every way.
Your answer waits for you.
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