Hope Through Cancer
Hope is defined by dictionary.com as the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. Hope brings joy and happiness to one’s life. Without hope, you will not experience happiness. The more hope you have in God, the happier you become.
From a biblical perspective, hope is synonymous with faith. It’s impossible to have faith without hope because hope under-girds faith. Hope brings positivity and the belief that everything is going to turn out all right. To live victoriously you must maintain a good, positive attitude.
Cancer is a terrible disease that affects millions of lives every year. Unfortunately, when people start to face the possibility of death being near, depression and other negative feelings can start to make the patient lose hope of seeing another day. If someone has been diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to remain hopeful in order to focus on fighting the disease rather than focusing on the result if they don’t win. Hope promotes healing.
How to Have Hope Living with Cancer
1. Fight it—by any means necessary. Remember, no weapon formed against you will prosper. Though you should listen to medical recommendations, you should actively research other methods and alternatives to cure the cancer. Researchers purport there are more than 300 different natural cures for cancer, with more being discovered as time progresses. As long as you listen to your doctor, it doesn’t hurt to also try other natural cures.
2. Live worry-free. Worrying is the exact opposite of trusting God. Transfer the energy spent in worrying to prayer. Here’s a formula to remember: Worry replaced by prayer equals faith.
And if God cares so wonderfully for the wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? (Matthew 6:30, NLT). You must have faith and live like you know everything is fine...because it is! Learn and utilize visualization techniques to give you peace inside and enjoy life.
3. Enjoy every second. Spend as much time as possible with family and friends doing exactly what makes you happy! Time is a valuable resource that you’ll never get back, so spend your time more enjoyably and wisely.
4. Confront Cancer with Faith. Your In a top American cancer hospital, a study looked at factors such as diet, lifestyle, medical treatment, etc., to determine what factors linked to cancer survival. The results were surprising. Cancer patients who believed in God survived seven times longer. Even with all the medical improvements and technological advancements, it’s important that you believe! Your belief and faith in God is vital in helping to conquer cancer.
How to Give Hope to Loved Ones with Cancer
1. Focus on the positives. The best way to give someone hope of survival is to look for the positives. For example, benign cancer can be extracted before it spreads and cancers with a higher survival rate can be survived. There are other types and stages of cancer that may challenge the mere thought of hope, however, you must seek the good from the situation as a source of encouragement.
2. Create benchmarks to look forward to. Simply looking forward to something gives a cancer patient the will to survive. Consider a special day like a birthday, or the birth of a child. If they have something to anticipate in the future, they may become determined to live long enough to experience the benchmark. And after they passed one benchmark, continue to give the patient more to look forward to.
3. Remain positive. If you remain positive about their survival, the more likely they will become positive and be more determined to survive. If you become depressed, that opens the door to depression for them. In turn, that can negatively affect their health.
4. Give love. Use love to create miracles. When someone believes they are loved, and someone believes in them, it encourages them to confidently fight and emerge victoriously from cancer.
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