Last week at work, a pastor’s wife approached me at the counter. She proceeded to inform me that her husband had just been diagnosed with cancer a few days before. One night, during her quiet time with God, she had this conversation.
Her: Why God? This isn’t fair. This has been the worst week!
God: No, this has been the best week.
Her: (confused) What? How can this be the best week? My husband is dying!
God: Your husband was dying before. The enemy was unknown but still mightily at work. He was in trouble and you didn’t even know it. Now you know and you can fight it. This has been a good week because your husband was sick but now there’s hope.
She continued to tell me that since that conversation with the Lord, she hasn’t shed another tear. Their confidence in God’s wisdom and control has increased. She realized that even in the darkest of times, God is still good and caring for his people.
She ended with this. “Even though he has cancer, he still carries his song.”
“The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2