Cancer Journey

Give Them Hope, Part 2

Presence

“[F]or he has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’” (Hebrews 13:5).

While Jesus hung on the cross, God turned His back and the sky grew dark. He could not look upon the sin that Jesus carried . . . for us. He was abandoned so that we would never have to be. There are many places we go, that no one else can follow. In my blog “Never Alone,” I dealt extensively with the constant presence of the Lord in His children’s lives. I have the full assurance that for every test my son endures, every hour spent away from me and every lonely, scary, painful night, God is there with him. I know this to be true because it is true in my own life.

On the day I asked the tough questions and the doctors gave me the real painful answers, I was left alone in the room to process what I had just heard and to regain my composure. In that room, with my friends and family hours away, I was not really alone. God was right there with me. I cannot explain it. Even when my heart aches and I feel alone, I know the truth—He will never, ever leave me.

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