It’s a word that when we hear it, it has the power to make us stop in our tracks,make us think twice about everything in our lives, make us realize what we have, makes us think how important it is to live our lives as if each day was our last. This word affects many people all around us, and many of us have lost someone we love to this word. What is it? Cancer. When we hear that word our minds automatically think about the awful evil disease that infects the bodies of those that we love and in some cases slowly takes them away from us. I know how devastating it can be, I have lost loved ones to it, and I have watched my mother in law survive Breast Cancer after fighting a long hard battle with chemo and radiation, my very own mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer & God healed her after radiation treatments. Some that have been attacked by cancer get very sick from this invasion of their body, and some are blessed enough to be able to live a pretty normal day to day life with it while fighting. It’s nothing that any of us want, that we desire, or to have to fight.
As I started thinking about cancer, something else came to my mind. A different type of cancer that can invade & attack us each and everyday, makes us fight everyday of our lives to heal & defeat it, that can slowly destroy us and take us away from those we love, only this type of cancer doesn’t respond to chemotherapy only radiation. This type of cancer goes by many different names that most of us can recognize, some of those names are: Unforgiveness, Jealousy, Hatred, Spitefulness, Anger, Resentment, Hurt, Misery, Abandonment, and those are just to name a few. You’re probably wondering what in the world I’m talking about and how can I compare these kinds of issues to the life threatening cancer. In their own ways, they are all a cancer that is life threatening to those who are dealing with them.
One of the definitions of cancer is something evil or malignant that spreads destructively. Each of the “cancers” I mentioned earlier fits this defintion. We don’t realize what kind of destruction these things can cause in our lives, and not only our lives, but those around us. When we harbor resentment, jealousy, bitterness, or anger, any of these types of emotions, and we don’t get the proper treatment for them, they slowly eat away at us on the inside, until one day there’s nothing left to eat away at. As each passing day goes by, we allow these cancers to destroy us, who we are, who we were meant to be, who we have the potential to be. These cancers cause you to close yourself off from others, allow only distant relationships, hurt those around you, reflect your feelings upon those who mean the most to you, and see things in a way that doesn’t benefit anyone including yourself. You have no hope inside of you while you’re fighting, you feel as if you’re fighting a losing battle day in and day out. It never seems to get any easier, you never seem to heal, and the destruction continues to spread until it not only destroys you, but everyone that you love as well.
Radiation is the only treatment there is, Radiation that comes from one source and only one source, not a natural source but a supernatural source, The Son!! God tells us over and over that He is the way, the truth and the life, and that there is no other way! So any treatments that we try to give ourselves won’t help, not isolation, not drugs, not alcohol, not any kind of lifestyle or behavior. The only way to be healed of these cancers is radiation of God’s love, forgiveness, and acceptance of His mercy & grace. This isn’t a treatment you can take once a week, or once a month, or even once a year, this is a treatment that you have to take daily doses of if you want to be healed and become you again! Psalm 107:20 tells us that that “He sent His word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions.”
When we allow ourselves to remain sick and deny the fact that there is a problem, a sickness within us, and then we deny help or treatment, we are not just making a decision that affects us, we are making a choice that affects everyone in our lives, everyone who cares about us, who loves us. You may think there’s nothing wrong, and most of the time you will feel as if it’s everyone else and not you, that someone has changed, that someone has moved on without you, that someone isn’t treating you the way you feel you should be treated, or that someone just doesn’t understand you. Some of these things may be true, but sometimes we have to stop and ask ourselves why? Why has someone moved on without me? Why has someone stopped treating me the way I feel I should be treated? Why doesn’t someone understand me and how I choose to live? With every ounce of unforgiveness that we hold in our hearts comes a gallon of love dying to get out and break through. We think that if we forgive someone for something they may have done to us or said about us that we are telling them it’s okay to have done so, but that’s not the case. It’s a matter of loving the way God commands us to love. Nobody is perfect and I can just about bet that you have done something to someone that proves that statement.
When we allow any of these cancers to take root within us and it spreads, and it will spread, it will destruct what God has created. It will destruct every single relationship that we have in our lives in a matter of time, it will single us out away from everyone who loves us and cares about us, it will push away those who matter the most, it will drawn in sickness, pain, turmoil, and depression.
Allow God to interupt your life today! Allow him to give you the radiation you need to heal you of all these cancers that have spreaded within your heart like wildfire and destroying what God has created, what God desires for you! Stop resisting the fight today! Psalm 147:3 says, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds, Great is our Lord and mighty in power.”Letting go and letting God radiate in your heart and in your mind will be the best decision that you have ever made in your life. True healing will finally begin as you let God work within you, and let Him start removing everything that has spreaded within you that doesn’t belong there. It can be done and you can do it! If there is something that needs to be said, say it, but say it to God in prayer before saying anything to anyone else, because everything that needs to come out first, is what should be said between you and God. Allowing him to take the lead and guide you will allow you to truly be free from this terminal ailment that has invaded you.
So what is the cancer that you have to start fighting today within you? Is it jealousy towards someone for something they may have that you desire, or that you feel has left you behind? Is it unforgiveness towards someone that has hurt you? Is it anger at someone who mistreated you and maybe caused problems for you? Is it resentment towards someone? Is it hurt that you have allowed to fester inside your heart from a broken relationship, or injustice? Whatever it is today, give it it’s rightful name, and go to the Great Physician immediately for Radiation Therapy, His emergency room is always open, and there’s never a line to wait in, He takes you straight to therapy and begins to heal you! Jeremiah 30:17 tells us “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds.” The healing process may not be what you want it to be, because it’s not bandaid therapy that you just cover up the wounds and hope they go away, He opens them up along with you, and examines them with you, and together you work on the right treatment it will take to heal that cancer for good, and for you to be in remission from this day forward! Don’t keep fighting this battle on your own, you won’t win, you CAN’T win, He is the only way to heal and move forward. You will be amazed at how life can be once you allow God to radiate in you! Happiness can be yours again, true happiness, not artifical happiness! So I leave with you John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full.”
Don’t let the thief still your life and joy and happiness any longer, surrender today and let God bring you your full life of joy and true happiness!