Whether it’s a doctor’s diagnosis of cancer, or a rapidly-spreading virus, or a painful relationship, Lynn Eib helps us keep these unexpected things in perspective. These may have taken us by surprise, but nothing takes God by surprise. No diagnosis nor prognostication can limit God’s power and love.
As David learned in his painful time: “God has spoken once, twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belong mercy and loving-kindness” (Psalm 62:11-12). He is All-Powerful and All-Loving.
Let these declarations Lynn made when receiving her cancer diagnosis help put things in perspective for you—
I refuse to believe my diagnosis is a death sentence.
I believe God is on the side of my healing because His unbreakable Word says so.
I believe treatment is effective against this illness, especially the skillful efforts of scientific medicine with my strategies for replacing lying thoughts with truth.
I believe my hormones and immune system are on the side of my healing and are even now working to overcome this illness.
I believe I am personally responsible for my treatment and for managing it.
I believe hope is a choice. I choose hope, not hopelessness.
My major aim is to have a mind fully submitted to the Spirit of God and His truth, not just to see better lab results or improvement in physical symptoms.
I believe I am on earth to share Christ, hope, and joy with others. I am here only to love others, regardless of my physical condition.
I believe that God’s will is good.
I believe that He loves me and wants only the best for me—whatever He is allowing me to experience right now.
I can recover from this illness and live a rich, productive life of service. But whether I recover or not, I am going to leave this life someday regardless. Until then I can live a full life of service every day for as long as I am given.
—Lynn Eib, in Peace In The Face Of Cancer