When your world gets shaken up… you PRAY and Believe!

Yesterday morning, at about 6am PST I found out that my Baptist Collegiate Ministries (BCM) campus minister from college has been diagnosed with breast cancer. “Cancer.” This ugly disease that no one seems to be able to understand has bursted Janet’s life bubble as she describes in her blog. This news makes me sad, but i am encouraged by Janet’s strength and trust in God and in the people God has placed in her life to help her through this season. I’ll be praying for Janet, and i ask that you join me (from one strong enough sista to another)- let’s pray for healing, peace, and comfort; i don’t want Janet to suffer any pain in this process so i’ll be praying for God’s divine healing and favor as she begins her treatment. Dear God, i know that you love your children, and you won’t give us more than we can bear [with you], so please rain down your healing on Janet’s body. Please, don’t let the cancer spread; help her doctors to provide her with the best treatment, and allow her body to respond positively. In Jesus’ precious name i pray. Amen.
Here’s the post i left on Janet’s blog:

Dear Janet,

Thank you for sharing this news, albeit sad. My heart, prayers, and health wishes are with you, Frank, Claire, Brent, and your larger family. Cancer is a disease that tugs at my heart… particularly because i can’t wrap my head around it. I’m sorry about this news, but i am so encouraged by your perspective. I have always admired your relationship with Frank, and your love story is very cute :-) I pray that God sustains that great love you both have for each other and for your family during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers as usual, and, these days, i will be knocking on heaven’s doors for a healing for you! I love you, Janet. I’ll be praying for you…

Here are some verses i want to share with you:
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation [testing] has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted [tested] beyond your ability, but with the temptation [testing] he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

Now, here’s my prayer for you:
Ephesians 3:14-21
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

Sincerely with love and a warm hug,

Onyinye
(Your BCM student)

  • Onyinye. You had me at “hello.” You are so precious to me, and I love you. Thank you for being my “campus minister” at this time. Your words are a blessing.