A testimony is a witness to faith and strength in tough times. Sometimes, it is shared after a struggle when you hit the pits but came out experiencing God’s blessings. Others speak their testimony in the midst of the pain, loss, and uncertainty to reaffirm what God is doing in their life.
One of our members shared this testimony on Facebook recently. I’ll let the words speak for themselves:
I’ve never been one to use Facebook as my forum for personal reflection, but here’s to firsts. I’m losing my father to cancer. Admitting these words to myself, let alone others, has been a difficult process. I am not posting for sympathy, but rather in response to a call. Many are hurting like I, and this fact weighs me down tremendously.
At every terrible turn of cancer, I have found myself asking where is God in all this? Tonight at our pub discussion group we asked where is God in the Aurora shooting? The answer I’ve worked out:
God is in the midst of the Hurt. God is in the Help. God is in the Healing.
Too often we focus on WHY. WHY does my Dad have cancer? WHY did this evil event have to happen? Instead of watching God do miracles in the aftermath of the shit that life can throw at us. And even worse, we miss out on being a part of that miraculous healing. With my dad, I’ve seen people open their hearts with love in a way that is truly godly, affirming and miraculous. Out of the worst, I’ve seen the best. I pray that others will see this too. I felt that I couldn’t sleep well until I proclaimed that God is the Great Healer, and though there is darkness in the world, there is always hope in God.
Thanks be to God for this witness – and for the love of God that seeks to surround and fill all.