Why Did I Get Cancer?

IMG_7950Why did I get cancer?  That is a question many of us may have when we get our cancer diagnosis.  I eat right, I exercise and I am a good person that treat others the way I want to be treated so why am I the person now facing this battle that can take my life? Have you ever stopped to think that perhaps you are facing this challenge because:

  • You need to be still
  • You need to learn to live each day to the fullest as though it is your last
  • You need to spend more time with the people you love
  • You have taken things for granted and need to realize just how precious life and time is
  • You are putting too much emphasis on physical beauty instead of what is inside of your heart
  • God wants to show you how he is going to use you so you can discover your purpose
  • God is using you to show others there is hope in the middle of a storm
  • God is teaching you to stop doubting yourself and believe you are a force to be reckoned with


So if faced with a cancer diagnosis or any type of challenge for that matter,  instead of asking why,  you may simply want to state , “God I truly do not understand why this is happening to me and I trust you will see me through this journey. You are going to use me to impact others in positive ways I can’t even begin to imagine.” 

As a two-time breast cancer survivor,  I am proud to say God  has used my scars to draw others to me.  There are women who need to see my scars so I can inspire them and give them hope as well  as laughter as they go through their journey .  As a cancer survivor you may not be thankful for cancer, but please be thankful for what cancer has taught you or will teach you.

Cancer has taught me how to live. I am living life boldly and I dare you to do the same!


Believe yourself

Courageous Diva

Barbara Palmer




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