Category: Hardship

Reflections on hardship

What Keeps Me Going?

First published 18 February 2013 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  I went for some tests – an endoscopy in fact – in hospital the other day. As the nurse was doing the booking in form with me, she was remarking that everything was…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 1

Hardships to Make You Holy

First published 8 October 2012 I have taken recently to reading books by Christians past and present, who suffer and suffered in some way. I guess it’s because I consider myself to be suffering with my illness and the constant battle to stay employed. I know I’m not suffering to the same degree as the…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

God is the Way He is

First published 7 September 2012 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  If we are created by God – and not the other way around – why do we feel like we can challenge, and take exception to, aspects of His character and His work?…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

Faith for Diagnosis and Cure

First published 31 August 2012 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  Very recently the doctors diagnosed that the non-Hodgkins lymphoma, from which I have been free for two years, has returned. As at this point I have some mild symptoms, but nothing that yet…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

Thank God I’m Better

First published 11 October 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  After nearly 2 months in hospital at the beginning of the year, followed by more than 4 months of chemotherapy, I was given the news that my cancer no longer shows up on…

By Andy Burrows 29th July 2015 0

Should the Prognosis Affect Me?

First published 3 March 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  I was arguing in the last two posts that statistics should not make us despondent or complacent, because our God is above the statistics and has, in any case, assured His people a…

By Andy Burrows 29th July 2015 0

Hardships Eclipsed by the Glory to Come

First published 25 January 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  Last time I wrote I was reflecting on how cancer treatment statistics could affect my approach and attitude to life. I concluded that only faith in Jesus Christ could provide an antidote to…

By Andy Burrows 29th July 2015 0