The diagnosis of an incurable illness that is life threatening forces one to come to grips with the reality of death.
Even as we seek healing, we need to prepare for the worst. God's perfect will is always to heal but there are circumstances in which God's perfect will may not be accomplished in this world. However, the Good News is that Jesus Christ came to share our human nature so that through His death He might destroy the evil one who holds the power of death (Hebrews 2:14-15). In this way, Christ sets all of us free from the fear of death.
Spiritual support can help you accept pain and suffering as a part of life and living. This leads to inner strength and inner healing.As you learn to surrender to God, you enter into the realm of acceptance. As you are filled with the blessed assurance of salvation, you are able to face death with serenity. You are then able to see life with renewed hope and every moment becomes precious so that each moment matters and each day counts.
As Christian, you have the hope of eternity for when you are in Christ, death is but the doorway to heaven.
"So we do not lose heart. Though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed every day. For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, because we look to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient but the things that are unseen are eternal."
-2 Corinthians 4:16-18
If you wish to know more about Methodist Hospice Fellowship, please contact them at Methodist Hospice Fellowship Careline:
6336 5440 (Office Hours)
9514 1951 (Pager) - MHF Executive Officer