When Half the Country Wakes to a Shocking Cancer Diagnosis — Finding Hope

Dear Friends and Family,

No, I haven’t begun blogging about politics.

ByFaithBecky: Standing in Grace. Hoping in the Glory of God. is a place to find strength, comfort, and encouragement. Who can use some of that this morning?

I’ve taught writing long enough to know that authentic voice only comes through topics we know and care about.

Politics isn’t my topic – but hope is. I know and care about hope.

I find myself empathizing with the nearly 60 million people who felt as if they woke this morning to a shocking cancer diagnosis.

After seeing the election results, I was tempted to sit at the feet of social media, BUT GOD invited me to first sit at His feet – at the throne of grace.

To pray for Donald Trump and his advisors.

I suspect more people today than ever before have spoken the name of Donald Trump before the King of Kings. That’s powerful, hopeful.

Doing us good is God’s heart for governing authorities. Let’s pray: Thy will be done.

“He is God’s servant to do you good.” Romans 13:4.

To pray for our country – we who sometimes mistakenly hope in political leaders to save us. Those of us who are frustrated, angry, despairing.

What good were you hoping for from Hillary? Let’s do that – We the People of the United States. My heart bleeds for refugees; your good may be something different. Let’s love one another and give generously.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21

To pray for the Church.

What if?

What if we put our hope in God alone? Step up to walk as Jesus walked, begin desiring dustier sandals?

You and me walking as dearly loved children of the King, doing what Jesus did – loving God, loving people – by grace, through faith.

What if we took God at His Word, believing:

All grace abounds to us, so that at all times, in all circumstances, we can abound in every good work? (2 Cor. 9:8)


The power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to us who believe? (Eph. 1:20)



We can shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the word of life? (Phil. 2:15)


Whatever we’ve done for the least of these, we’ve done for Him? (Mt. 25:40)

As a two-time cancer survivor, I understand the life altering shock of “bad news.”

And I’ve also experienced the power of hope, prayer, and fierce love.

Can we strengthen, comfort and encourage one another with hope, prayer, and fierce love?

Praying we know Him more and more as our Hope.

Love, Becky (His.Princess.Warrior.)