Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Facing the Bully

Have you ever been afraid to go to school or outside because of a bully?

That's right... a bully.

They seem to appear out of thin air. Somewhere, a child or teenager or even an adult is being picked on right now by a bully. Although “bullyism” is finally being exposed by recent stories of kids who have committed suicide because of the constant stalking of bullies, it still exists at an alarming rate.

I am so glad that the media has turned the lights on this travesty, which over the decades, has become empowered by modern technology. The Internet chat rooms, forums and gossip sites are perfect breeding grounds for bullies to attack God’s people.

It’s no longer the bully in the playground... it has progressed into the media and entertainment business as well. And now, there is a new breed of bully that has infiltrated the hospitals and medical laboratories around the world. It’s grown so rapidly that cancer centers around the country have sprung up to fight this predator. This bully is not even human. 

Around the globe, 12.7 million people will find out they have been attacked by this heinous beast and 7.6 million people this year alone will succumb to it (CDC.org). This bully has destroyed families, shortened lives
and affected lifelong friendships.

It is not in the schoolyard. It’s not on the job. No... this monster shows up without any warning. There are no verbal confrontations with it, but it poses a very real threat, as most bullies do!

Cancer is the bully I am speaking of Physicians, research scientists, alternative medicine gurus and even nutritionists have not discovered a cure. 

Indeed, cancer does not discriminate.Time magazine’s April 2013 issue said: The Hero Scientist Who Defeats Cancer Will Likely Never Exist.” However...

The Bible says: “The battle is not yours, but God’s.” 2 Chronicles 20:15 New Living Translation

The Proof Is In The Pudding

I am living proof that, like all bullies, this one can be taken down. That’s what God did for me. He defeated cancer without a pill, chemo or radiation.

Oh! My gastroenterologist gave me a referral to see an oncologist. But the Greatest Physician in the world took care of my bully (cancer) and I have no doubt that He can take care of yours, too.

In 2001, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. I was 39 years old at the time. The doctor referred to my age when he delivered the news. He said, “Diana, you have cancer and it’s a shame that you are only 39 years old.” There I was lying in the recovery room, still drugged up from the Demerol, cocktail that was given to me with my colonoscopy. My two assistants stood there surprised at the doctor’s horrific bedside manner. But I had another visitor who spoke so softly but confidently into my right ear. It was the other physician right behind me in the room. He said, “You don’t have cancer.”

I knew exactly whom this doctor was that was speaking in my ear. I had developed a deeper relationship with Him far beyond the other doctor standing in front of me.I immediately said to the specialist who delivered me the death notice. “I don’t have cancer.”  But the specialist just continued speaking as though I never said a word. So I said again, “I don’t have cancer.”

This time, the doctor stopped his train of thought and said to me, “Why do you keep saying that?” I told him that God just told me that I don’t have cancer. I said it so matter-of-factly that it was obvious that I believed God over the doctor.

The specialist was obviously annoyed. He scolded me, saying, “I have been a gastroenterologist for more than 20 years. I know you have cancer.” He went on to say that he had found a tumor on the lower part of my bowel.

The Bully killed My Cousin

My cousin Ellen had gotten cancer at the about the same time. We were both born in the same month and year. But her story doesn’t end like mine. She died from colon cancer. Her mom had only one child and lost her to this bully.And here I am 12 years later, healthy, strong and cancer free. 

The fight was over in that recovery room that day. I had already won. The doctors didn’t know it yet. I beat the bully. God fought the fight and saved me. I had a part to play. And if this beatable bully is confronting you, you have your part to play, too. I encourage you to read by my book, “How I Beat Cancer.” Download it today, if not for you, then a friend, family member or co-worker. I lived so that you can live, too. If the doctor said there is no hope, you need a new physician, the Great One


“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 New International Version


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