While written within the context of cancer, this blog has a much wider focus. I usually don’t get religious with my writing, although most everyone reading this already knows where I stand. I don’t feel led to write blogs about God, about what He has done for me, and how each day is lived for Him. These things go without saying, even if a person knows me casually.
I have been through a few “tragedies” in my life; that is, according to some people. Death of a loved one by suicide is not something we plan, neither is an automobile accident that leaves a loved one disabled for life. Other “bad stuff” is just the stuff of life, which at one place or another, we all go through. Frankly, even if I die from cancer, I place this illness and its results in that “bad stuff” basket. My family will learn from it, and they will go on. I will truly be in a better place.
Once upon a time, I remember someone talking about a “life verse,” in the Bible, which is THE most important book and influence in my life. I never thought about doing this—there are so many fine, memorable ones. This was supposed to be a verse that spoke to you personally, or became your guide (although they are all supposed to be our guide). Eventually, I landed on one, and it described my life to a T. It is First Corinthians Chapter Ten, Verse Thirteen.
He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. ESV (public domain)