I just found out I have breast cancer.

Breast cancer disagnosisQ: I just found out I have breast cancer. Why is this happening? How are my family and I going to cope?

A: A cancer diagnosis can be a devastating blow. “Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). You are not alone! Lean into Him! We highly recommend you ask your doctor about support groups in your area. Also, let your pastor or your church’s caregiving ministries know about your situation. Enlist their help for any upcoming needs you may have.

Before taking a lot of time to read up on your cancer diagnosis online, take time to root you and your family in truths from God’s Word. In Cancer: Joni’s Journey and Diagnosed with Breast Cancer: Life after shock, Joni shares her own personal journey with breast cancer and some of the insights she gained.

Cancer can be expensive. The American Cancer Society offers an excellent list of resources available to cancer patients. Cleaning for a Reason can connect you with donated services from local housecleaning companies while you are undergoing cancer treatment. And, Cancer Care offers free professional services to anyone affected by cancer.

Psalm 62:5-6 says, “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” What a reminder to keep our eyes on Christ and His strength in our battles. As Joni often says, onward and upward, Dear Friend!