“Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. ”
Susan L. Taylor
My story about faith
I struggled with faith during the early stages of my cancer diagnosis and treatment.
I lost my faith and some people asked me why did I loose it. My response was that I felt that my Father had abandoned me. I asked the people around me who had faith, to pray for me and intercede on my behalf, because I simply could not pray anymore. Six months down the line, my faith was restored through no intervention.
Faith is your belief system and as such is personal. My faith was restored owing to the fact that I did not pass away from cancer. I did ask myself the question, what options did I have, if not to have faith? I have to live with hope, I have to believe that there is Something bigger than myself in the universe . As a result I started believing again.
During the early stages when my faith was lost, I went to Church every blessed day to light a candle, but I did not pray as I had no words or did not know what to pray for. I had figuratively lost my voice. I encouraged my friends who were not religious but wanted to support me to do the same and simply light a candle for me.
Did you lose your faith or was your faith strengthened as result of your cancer diagnosis?
I would love to hear your story.