• Billy Rae Stewart

My Unexpected Journey (Day 2)

Updated: Jun 4



(May 31, 2020)

Coming to grips with a cancer diagnosis is not an easy thing to do, especially when the odds are not in your favor. It is an emotional roller coaster that never seems to end. I struggle between what the doctors are telling me and what I know God is capable of. The fact remains that going home could be His will for my life. Leaving my family behind is devastating to me and it tears my heart to pieces every time I start thinking that might be what happens here. But if it is God’s will there is a reason and it is for the best.

Thank God I have a strong family around me, so I know my wife will be well cared for. Sharon and I came to Savannah to retire and we had such hopes and dreams. There is so much left that I wanted to do with the rest of my life, but now I don’t know if those dreams will come to pass. My point in saying all of this is that you should live ever day of your life as though it may be your last. Whether you like it or not you will face the same thing I am facing now. Your day will come and there is nothing you can do to change it. God already knows the day you were born and the day He will take you home.

Like most people, I am scrambling to get things in order to make sure my wife is taken good care of. Don’t let that happen to you. Get your house in order so when that day does come you don’t need to worry about leaving a mess behind, and then you can focus on the things that are really important, if you’re given the time to do so.

I am blessed because I have the time to do both, but that may not be what happens to you. Facing death gives you a lot of clarity as to what is really important in this life. If you are at odds with someone fix it. If there is someone that needs to know how much you love them, go tell them now. If you have not made peace with your maker, get it done today.

Never in a million years did I think I would be facing this now, and unfortunately that is how most of us think. Ask yourself this question, if God called you home today are you ready? Is your house in order? Would you be at peace leaving your loved ones behind? I can’t begin to tell you how important it is to BE READY. I’m an expert on this because I am here.

I love all of you and so does God,

Billy

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