Dealing With a Life Threatening Disease or Illness Requires Strong Faith

Life threatening illness and disease have been with mankind since the very beginning of civilization as we know it. And although some diseases and illness can be contributed to poor life style choices (drinking, using drugs, smoking promiscuous life style, etc), some diseases and illnesses you just inherit due to bad genes. There is nothing you can do about it at all, just like my case.

About me, I was recently diagnosed in September 2014 with Pulmonary Emboli (blood clots) in both lungs, and should have died simple as that, had I not been rushed to the ER hospital on September 9, 2014. My blood clots were that extensive and both doctors assigned to my care team stated had I not been admitted that day, I would not have survived. I had my spleen removed at 18 months (spherocytosis, the medical condition). Ironically, my biological mother died from the exact same medical condition (pulmonary emboli), that I now live with.

Where Will you Be Spending Your Eternity?

Having gone through this emotional roller coaster experience of not knowing if I was going to survive or not made me think of my own mortality in whole different light. As a believer in the Lord, Jesus Christ, had Lord taken me that day, I knew where I was going-heaven, in that the last breath I took on planet earth, would be my first breath in heaven. My salvation was forever secure. This fact I am as certain as you are reading this article. The Lord gave me a second chance on life. However for many people, I would argue that if you were faced in a similar life threatening medical condition as I now live with, can you say the same? What assurance do you have now, that your last breath on earth will be your first breath in Heaven?

Acts 4:12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.» The bible is clear on this. Salvation is not found in Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, or any other countless isms, that are man-made. If you’ve never put your faith and in trust in the one and only true God of the universe and the author of salvation, why not do so today while you have the chance. Because tomorrow may never come for you or me. Today, is all we have. Tomorrow is not guaranteed for anyone.

After all, if everything else you have tried has not worked out, why not try putting your hope faith and trust in God Almighty? You have everything to gain, including your eternal salvation. Your eternal destination awaits, make sure you are on the right side-God’s side.