Reflection: Extraordinary things happen when you are at your weakest. God seems to step in at that point. I was tottering along in a hospital corridor trailing a stand that was feeding a drip in my arm—and found myself talking to a lovely lesbian lady who had huge problems with God and the church. She cried when she heard about the love God has for her.
There’s a lot about cancer that isn’t nice. It is a world of needles, chemo, waiting rooms, fatigue, giddiness, loss of feeling, and the mental fog of “chemo brain.” You do feel “struck down”. But God’s strength is shown in our weakness. That’s not pious talk; it has been a reality for me. Ridiculous things have happened. I wrote a novel in 47 days, 8 of those were when I was in hospital! So, I know what it is to be carried by God. It’s as if God says in those times: “Nick, you are finally helpless and have to rely entirely on me. Now watch this…”
Prayer: Dear Lord Jesus, You have promised to be with me always—even when I am at my weakest. I love watching what you do when I am too feeble to do anything.