• Billy Rae Stewart

My Unexpected Journey (Day 1)

Updated: Jun 4



(May 30, 2020)

Cancer is one of the scariest words a person can hear in their lifetime. I don’t think there is a person on this planet that does not have someone in their circle of friends or family that has not been faced with cancer. It is everywhere. That being said, we live in an age of incredible medical advancements, and for those of us who are believers in all mighty God there is always hope of a miracle.

I am a firm believer that God is still in the healing business - if it is His will for a person’s life. I’m fully aware that in some cases God is calling a person home, and that is a beautiful thing not a negative thing. But in other cases it is an attack of the enemy to take us down.

About 4 months ago I was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Three months ago my right kidney was removed in an effort to rid my body of this devastating disease. Three months of working my way through recovery brings me to present where I just received word from a petscan that it is back. It is now in my lymph nodes, liver and lungs. So begins what I am calling ‘My Unexpected Journey.’ I have a choice here, I can either lay down, curl up in a ball and feel sorry for myself, or I can fight with everything I have. I choose to fight!

You might be asking what weapons do I have to fight such a thing. I’m glad you asked. Here are my weapons of choice:

(1) Prayer

(2) Faith

(3) Spending time with my creator who knows me better than anyone

(4) The love of my family and friends

(5) God’s word

(6) God’s promises

(7) The Church

(8) Jesus, who will be with me every step of my journey

(9) My wife and best friend I have ever had

(10) My two incredible daughters

(11) My two incredible son-in-laws

(12) My seven wonderful grandkids

(13) My granddaughter-in-law and my great grandson, Jett

(14) And of course modern medicine.

So, as you can see I am not defenseless in my battle. As a matter of fact, I’m about as well-equipped as a person can be to fight this enemy. But ultimately the best way to fight this battle is to put it squarely in God’s hands and that is exactly what I intend to do. Now you are probably wondering why I am choosing to blog about this. Here is my reason - if I can help just one person who is facing something like this to get through this storm it will be worth it. Welcome to My Unexpected Journey.

I love all of you and so does God,

Billy

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