Tag: hardship

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

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

What is Prayer?

First published 5 May 2010 “Do not be anxious about anything,” says Paul, “but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6) James writes, “Is any one of you in trouble? He should pray.” (James 5:13) If we turn to Matthew 26, when Jesus was “sorrowful and troubled”…

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