Tag: suffering

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

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

Where Do I Put my Trust?

First published 17 February 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  This is being written while I am still in hospital (although I will publish it some time later), now more than a week after being told about my lymphoma. Sometimes the days are…

By Andy Burrows 29th July 2015 0

Hardships Develop Comforters

First published 11 February 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  I am writing again in my hospital bed, only a week or so after I first wrote of my illness in the 3rd article in this series. It is now Sunday 31st January…

By Andy Burrows 28th July 2015 0

Rejoicing in Being Derailed

Originally published 23 January 2010 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  One thing I knew when I wrote my last blog post on hardship was that my return to paid employment, after 8 months of struggling, would not mean an end of trials and…

By Andy Burrows 27th July 2015 0