For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what God has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Ephesians 2: 8-10
“Why do bad things happen to good people?” I have been asking myself this question since I was a child and much more regularly the last few years. I have a good friend who is fighting cancer. My friend was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer five years ago. This type of cancer is fast growing and very difficult to initially detect and conquer. At the time, my friend had a new baby, a toddler and contract work as a planetary scientist. Life was good. Why did she have to get cancer?
Thankfully, my friend took her diagnosis and uses her gift as a writer and researcher to educate herself, her family, her friends, and countless others through a blog she writes about being a mom, wife, scientist and cancer survivor. Her blog helps us all to cope and heal and live. Through her battle I am reminded that even when times are tough and there are many challenges, there is still hope. There are lessons and miracles in everyday occurrences. God is always here, especially when times are hard. We must stay faithful and trust in God’s never ending grace and constant source of light, even when we do
not always feel it washing over us.
Unfortunately, my friend is nearing the end of her time with us here on earth, as the cancer is spreading throughout her body. She continues to show her absolute faith in God and her light resonates through everything and everyone she touches.
Dear God, Although we may sometimes question your presence, we always know that you are with us. We strive to keep the faith and prepare ourselves daily to do your will. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
Job 4: 1-21
Ephesians 2: 1-10