Hi, everyone! I'm a 9th grader at Jasper High School
and have grown up at Asian American Baptist Church.
This past year,
I was diagnosed with a cancer called Hodgkin Lymphoma. When the doctor
told me I had cancer, I would yell at God saying, "Why me, Lord? Why do I
have to be the one to suffer?" I was scared,
not knowing what else God would throw in my path. I was also furious
because I was always thinking, why did He give me cancer? Doesn't
the Lord love me? If he does, then why would he do this to me? How could
the Lord betray me like this, after all that I have done for Him?
Throughout the course of
treatment, many times my faith was challenged. Most of the time, I was
able to not think about my disease and continue my regular life,
but there was always that click when my mind couldn't think about
anything else. My faith still remained in the Lord, and I trusted that
he would heal me. Soon after, the Lord healed me of my disease.
Something I learned and
will remember for the rest of my life is that God knows the best. Not
everything that happens may look good at first, but God knows a greater
purpose. He gave me this disease to challenge my faith and test whether
I would remain faithful. The most important thing I truly learned is
that because God does everything for a bigger picture than we can
imagine, no matter what we should trust that God knows the best. Now,
the Lord has healed me and made me a stronger Christian than before. I
hope that if the Lord gives you something that you find painful or
disappointing, just please remember that God knows the best and that His
reasons are only for our good.