I choose to think that everything that happens to me is here to teach me something. So, what did cancer teach me? It’s beyond hope, it’s about having faith.

I trust in the universe that everything is going to work out and be okay, no matter what. I won’t always understand, but I know that “God draws straight with crooked lines.”

Even in the darkest moments of cancer, my faith had given me an overwhelming sense of peace not of this world. Yes, the needles, surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation were scary, to be sure, but there was always an overriding peace that I felt in the undercurrents of my soul. It was the Holy Spirit, moving through me, transforming me into a better version of myself.

I talk to God all the time. I pray throughout the day. I pray for myself. I pray for others. I have faith that God walks right beside me and holds my hand every step of the way.

I have faith that I’m healthy, I’m healed, and I’m getting better and better each day. And so it is!

~by Italia Oliver