The third stage in the Psychology of Cancer is Hopelessness. This is typically the stage where the person feels like there is no end in sight to this hardship.
I understand the feeling of “What can I even do?” or “What is the point? This is out of my control” but I want to remind you that you do have more control than you think.
To feel hopeless is a choice. To feel like you can’t have a say or make a dent in your recovery is a misconception; a false impression.
That’s right. To feel hopeless during cancer means you are getting this all wrong. It means it’s time to reframe and we should rejoice- hopelessness is actually not the only emotion we can live in with cancer.
Jesus has taught me that hopelessness is an illusion. That it is a powerful deceptive weapon the enemy uses.
Refute the enemy! Look to Jesus!
In my own journey I held the mindset that I have control. That I am in God’s healing hands. That every food I eat, every step I take, every positive thought I meditate on, can bring me closer to restoration.
Can you imagine if I did let myself fall into hopelessness? Do you think I would be 5 years recovered? Do you think I would be as at peace as I am right now? Heck no! I might not have even recovered in the first place.
It’s a mindset, my friends. Choose not to be hopeless. Choose to look toward God and take control of your health! Cancer is not an invitation to wither away, but instead an invitation to live again.
You know I’ll always say that. 😉
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