Nearly four months into receiving chemotherapy, evangelist Anne Graham Lotz believes she will be healed after her seventh treatment next week.
The 70-year-old evangelist revealed in an update on her blog this week that she felt God had healed her after her fifth treatment and was pondering whether to stop.
“While praying with my two daughters following my fifth chemo treatment, God seemed to indicate He had healed me. Cleansed me. Removed cancer from me. I pondered in my heart what I believe He had said,” she wrote.
She sought God in prayer to confirm whether to continue with chemo. That day, her daughter, Rachel-Ruth, shared the biblical story from 2 Kings 5. In it, an army commander named Naaman was healed of leprosy after washing himself seven times in the Jordan as instructed by God’s prophet.
That story was an answer to Lotz’s prayer.
“I could hear the clear whisper of the Spirit, answering my prayer, confirming that I was to continue chemo…my next and last full treatment would be my seventh time! So as much as I resist the ‘muck and mud,’ in obedience to God’s leading to complete the seventh infusion on Feb. 14, I am committed to seeing these treatments through to the end,” she said.
Lotz was diagnosed with breast cancer last August and began receiving chemotherapy in October. She has been open about the difficult process, including the “daunting” side effects.
Though she had prayed that the cancer would be gone after her surgery last year, the cancer was still there and had also spread to the lymph nodes.
During a December interview on “The Drew Marshall Show,” she was asked if she ever shook her fist at God. Lotz never did.
She expressed her belief that the devil is alive and after God’s people and did find it “bizarre” that her diagnosis came on the anniversary of her husband’s death (and within the same time frame).
Though she doesn’t understand everything that happens, she stressed that her faith in God remains strong and vibrant and she has found peace in knowing that “the blood of Jesus trumps death, disease [and] the devil.”
“Whether you work for the Lord or whether you don’t, people get cancer, people have their husband’s die, people have their daddies die; that’s part of life,” she said.
“Life isn’t about being easy, about being comfortable, about … taking no risk. Life is about triumphing over the obstacles,” she added, pointing to the Apostle Paul and Jesus as examples of those who suffered in life and overcame.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Sheryl Lynn