The Importance of my Faith in God’s Love played a major role during my natural breast cancer healing journey. A major obstacle to overcome initially is, to not see the cancer diagnosis as a death sentence. Developing an understanding of God’s love was very important in helping me to have the faith that I would not die, but live.
A. Discovering the Father’s Love in order to increase faith for healing breast cancer.
At the beginning of my healing journey I had to acquire the insight that God is the FATHER of all and He LOVES everything He made. Therefore He loves me.
The breast cancer was not God’s punishment. He wants us whole, healed and healthy.
Jesus demonstrated this by showing compassion to all, and healing all sicknesses he came across. He said,
“If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.”
In other words, God is love and full of compassion. But even though I used to confess that God is love, somehow, I was still scared of a harsh God that could punish me for my wrongs.
A friend lent me a book written by Joseph Prince (2007), called Destined to Reign: The Secret to Effortless Success, Wholeness and Victorious Living. In this book Joseph explains God’s love and good intention towards us. He states the following:
There is nothing you can do to make God love you more and there is nothing you can do to make him love you less. He loves you perfectly and he sees you clothed with Jesus’ righteousness ….God blesses you not because you are good but because He is good.
The more strongly you believe this, and the more this truth gets a hold on the inside of you, the more it will change your thoughts and feelings, and the less you will fall victim to unhealthy emotions and behaviours.
God used this book to cement this truth deeply into my spirit, so I could see Him as ‘Abba Father’. or ‘Daddy’.
The promises in the Bible encouraged and strengthened me to follow the alternative path to healing. I found that the Word of God, is a great comfort and can assist in banishing fear from the mind and replacing it with trust. I found the Psalms especially comforting.
As I progressed with my journey, God seemed to be supplying all the contacts and resources I needed – this increased my faith for healing.
We’re not to despair and become helpless in sickness. Illness is not God’s punishment for sin. We can call out to God who is the giver of all good things. I believed God heard my call to him for healing and supplied me with the wisdom to achieve it.
God provided exactly what I needed at the right time. Below are just a few examples
- Healing rooms to be prayed for in my area to strengthen my faith
- Finding the right integrative doctor to treat me
- Nursing clinic opened in Melkbos (my area) so I could do the high dose vitamin C infusions near my home
- A wonderful counsellor that I met with once a week
- A vivid dream to assure me that I would live and fulfill my purpose
- Joseph’s Princes book at the right time so I could get to know Him as a Father of love
2 Peter 1:3 really rings true to me: “His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness….”
C. The story of King Hezekiah proves his faith for healing.
The book of Kings, in the bible, contains an illustration of how we can ask God to lengthen our lives in the book of 2 Kings 20:1-11. This tells the story of King Hezekiah when he got very ill. The prophet Isaiah confirmed to Hezekiah that this was a sickness that was going to lead to death, and told him to put his affairs in order. Hezekiah prayed desperately to God to heal him. He didn’t feel he had fulfilled his purpose yet and he trusted God’s goodness and love.
The Lord heard Hezekiah’s prayer and sends the prophet Isaiah back to him, to give him the following message,
“Thus says the LORD, ‘I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely, I will heal you”.
He instructed Hezekiah to lay a cake of figs on his boils. The Lord healed Hezekiah, and he lived another 15 years.
I identified with this story because, like Hezekiah, I basically had a disease that could lead to death. The doctor told me that if I refused radiation and chemotherapy, I would most likely not live another five years. Like Hezekiah, I also cried out to God to heal me and lengthen my life.
I felt my purpose here on earth was not fulfilled at 51. My son, Jonathan, only 15 years old at the time, needed me.
Today, on reflection, I can say that I’ve seen God’s goodness and love. He healed me, not only from cancer, but also my emotions and thought life. I could see my son grow up and be there for him as a healthy mother.
D. My Dream confirms my faith for complete cancer healing.
Shortly after the diagnosis, I had a very vivid dream. I believe that God gave me the dream to assure me that I would be made whole, healed and healthy.
In the dream I was driving in a little car between vertical cliffs rising to the sky on both sides. These cliffs looked sharp, cold and dangerous, as if they could tumble down on me at any moment. I felt very scared and fearful.
After driving for a while, I started to see a bright, warm light far in the distance. As I eventually drove away from the cliffs and the breath-taking beauty that appeared overwhelmed me. I stopped the car, and as I got out I felt the warm sensation of the sun on my skin. The green grass felt soft under my feet as I made my way towards a waterfall cascading into a crystal-clear pool.
The dream was symbolic to me of my healing journey. The start of the journey was scary and frightening, but as I continued, I could see a light at the end of the tunnel as the faintest signs of my healing started appearing. The dream served as a promise to me that I would arrive at a stage in my life that represented health and vitality.
It was a confirmation that I would see the abundant goodness of the Lord in the years to come and that I would live and not die.
I share my full healing story, with everything I have done to still be well and alive 11 years later in my book: Cancer Healed Naturally (available from amazon.com)