When I started this blog, I started it with the intention of sharing what the Lord taught me during Mom’s journey with cancer and her passing away from cancer. I have shared about how the Lord taught me the truths of Romans 8:28, how He taught me how to have joy even in the storm, how He taught me to cast my cares on Him, and more. What I haven’t really discussed though, are the sins that I struggled with during that time.
For me to sit here and tell you that every moment while Mom was sick was a time of growing closer to the Lord and having joy would be a lie. There were many times that I questioned, or felt like God was not answering my prayers. The Lord has definitely used Mom’s journey with cancer and her death to sanctify me and make me more like Him, and part of that sanctification process was the Lord convicting me of sins that I struggled with because of that time.
Therefore, I want to focus my next couple of posts on the sins that I struggled with during that time, what the Bible says about them, and how I combatted those sins. I want to be able to use my struggles to encourage and challenge you. No matter your phase of life right now, I have a feeling that the sins that I am going to discuss are ones that you might be familiar with. Join me over the next couple of weeks to discuss the following:
- My struggle with worry, and what God’s Word says about worrying.
- My struggle with idolatry, and how I made my desire for Mom to be healed an idol.
- My struggle with thinking that Jesus was not enough.
I look forward to honestly sharing my heart with you over the next few weeks. I pray that this will challenge you in your own walk with Christ, and that it will encourage you as well.