Reflection: “Nick, you will be a paraplegic within two weeks if we don’t irradiate your spine… and we wouldn’t have known this unless the clinical trial people had required you to have a scan.”
So, “yes”, I have seen the miraculous hand of God during my battle with cancer. I’ve had the best results from a chemotherapy regime that was only expected to slow the cancer’s growth—so much so that my atheist doctor called it “miraculous”. God’s glory really has been “displayed” in me.
And yet I still have cancer. It is a capricious thing that has come back time and time again. So, my weakness has also been displayed. I’ve experienced miracles and non-miracles and am quite content with both.
Cancer has helped me live with the expectation of God’s supernatural involvement in the things he calls me to do. If God wants me to do a project, he will involve himself in it. If he doesn’t and it is unimportant, then I want nothing to do with it. It’s as simple as that.
Prayer: Dear Father, I’m amazed at what you do and love you now more than words can say. I invite you to display your glory through my life—whatever that might entail.