I recently read the news about a dear member of Liberty Baptist Church, Julie Cain, learning that cancer has spread to her sternum, lung, and more lymph nodes. Learning this news left me heartbroken. Heartbroken for Julie, her husband, family, and friends. Heartbroken because I know God didn't design things this way, but because of sin, our world is desperately broken and sadly cancer exists. Heartbroken at the thought of how heavy the weight of this trial must seem to Julie and her family. However, in the midst of this brokenness, I was reminded by the words of the Holy Spirit through Paul in Ephesians 3:20 that say God "is able to immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine..."
Tonight I am reminded: God is able.
God is able to use this trial to prove His faithfulness through Julie's life so that all might know the joy one can have in Christ. God is able to use the Cain family testimony to reach people who want nothing to do with God, but in seeing the joy in the Cain family, they are drawn by God's lovingkindness and are united with Christ in salvation. God is able to use this trial in Julie's life to do so much. But most of all...
God is able to cure cancer.
I believe what God has said. I believe that He is able to do "immeasurably more than all we ask." I believe that when God's people get on their knees and pray, understanding we deserve nothing but owe Him everything and make bold requests in faith, God moves. I believe God is able. Do you?
This is a plea for you to join me in believing God is not only able to cure Julie's cancer, but that He can do "immeasurably more." Let's gather around Julie and her family, get on our knees, and pray in faith for God to move because He is able.
Will you join me? Share this post and let people know.
I am a Husband to Clarissa, Pastor at Liberty Baptist Church, reader of many books, and tweeter at @brad_merchant.