One week after completing treatment for breast cancer, evangelist Anne Graham Lotz reflected on how her physical struggles taught her to listen to God and find comfort in the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.
Last September, three years after the death of her husband and six months after the funeral of her famous evangelist father Billy Graham, the 71-year-old revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
At the time, the Bible teacher said that although the storms were swirling around her, she had “total peace, joy, expectancy, trust.”
“I know I am in God’s hands. I know also the reason for what I can only describe as a vibrant calm is that I am not only being carried by our Heavenly Father, I am being carried by your prayers,” she said.
Just over a year later, Lotz has completed her cancer treatment and is sharing what she learned throughout the process in her new book, Jesus in Me: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion.
In it, she admits that before her first chemo treatment, she became “overwhelmed” by the thought of what lay ahead: “I was being sucked into a black whirlpool over which I had no control and from which there was no escape,” she says, according to an excerpt of the book shared by Fox News.
But as she traveled from appointment to appointment, Lotz said she felt the Holy Spirit give her a “sense of purpose.”
“Again and again, I was stopped by other patients or visitors who recognized me, people who said they were praying for me or who asked me to pray for them,” she said.
“I had multiple opportunities to share the Gospel and to pray with nurses, technicians, doctors, and many others who treated me. His whisper changed my attitude from that of being a cancer victim to being on a mission as His ambassador.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett