Bestselling author and renowned Bible teacher, Joyce Meyer, opened up to Simple Grace about her breast cancer diagnosis and how God was there from the start. Here she shares how it helped strengthen her trust in Him:
One of the toughest seasons Joyce has been through, was when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at 47. “A report like that comes with a lot of fear and wondering what’s going to happen,” she recalls. “But God brought me through it in an amazing way—He spoke directly to my heart.”
At 3 am one morning after her diagnosis, Joyce says she was tossing and turning with fear when the Lord whispered, I’ll take care of you. “Once I let that sink in, I knew it was a fact, even if I didn’t know how the cancer was going to play out,” she says.
"I’ve come to the point where I have two choices: I could go crazy or I could trust God. Really what else is there? There’s too many things in life that we don’t understand and things that don’t seem to be fair. So you can drive yourself crazy with why God? or you can just decide He’s smarter than you are and He knows more than you do and just trust Him."
Find more about the peace Joyce's trust in God brings her in our October issue, available now at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, grocery stores nationwide or digitally on Kindle and Nook. Also check out Joyce's new book, Unshakeable Trust.
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