I was on a family trip to my homeland, Peru, when I first learned about my possible cancer diagnosis. I remember how scared I felt as I saw the fear in the doctor’s eyes as he was doing an ultrasound on my neck. Clearly whatever the doctor saw in the ultrasound was really, really bad.
I walked out of the exam room filled with much fear and confusion. What was happening? Furthermore, why would God take me all the way to a rural town in Northern Peru for me to discover this?
I vividly remember how hard I worked to keep myself together as I walked out of the clinic, as I didn’t want to upset my family. But when we stopped at a local coffee shop, I immediately went to the ladies’ bathroom, locked myself in there, and let myself fall apart. As tears were streaming down my face, I couldn’t help calling out to God, “Why, why, why would you let this happen?”
Today, I have come a long way and now understand what His word says, "what was intended to harm me, God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives." Genesis 50:20
While I don't wish this diagnosis on anyone I truly believe if you are willing, God can turn it for good. "All things work for good to those who love the Lord" Romans 8:28