Olympic gold medalist and motivational speaker Scott Hamilton tells Simple Grace about his battle with cancer and how God is leading him on his journey of faith. He opens up about the moment he had to admit the most terrifying truth to his wife, Tracie:
in 2004, as he gazed at his new wife, Tracie, and their 14-month-old son, Scott realized no amount of training or practice could have ever prepared him for that moment. He looked at Tracie with tears in his eyes and admitted the terrifying truth: "I have a brain tumor,” Scott told her. Without skipping a beat, Tracie grasped Scott’s hands in hers and began to pray. “Everything about my faith had led up to that moment,” the now-59-year-old tells Simple Grace. “The second Tracie started to pray, something shifted in me. She’d taken the problem straight to the Lord, and I knew that kind of faith was exactly what I wanted driving my life from then on.”
Scott says during his battle, a calming voice sounded in his mind. “I heard the words, This too shall pass. It just kept repeating it until things calmed down,” Scott shares. “God was there with me, reminding me that whatever the storm, it would pass. And I knew that whatever I faced, He’d be with me.Nowadays, my prayers aren’t to take away my affliction so much as they are to thank God for His gifts every day, and to ask for His help in living in all the precious moments He gives us.”
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