[quote="irishcolleen45, post:1, topic:277995"]
My niece has 4th stage kidney cancer and is not responding well to treatment. She is 47 with a disabled (lung condtion) husband and four children (ages 11-15, a set of twins).
She has texted me that her faith is shaky because God is not answering our prayers for her to be cured.
I'm not sure what to say to her.
Because I'm a bit of a bastard, I'll go ahead and say it.
If that's her reasoning, she doesn't really have faith.
Look, I get it. It sucks when bad things happen do you. Look at the Holocaust, look at sub-Saharan Africa for the last 500 years. Look at WWI, Stalin and 9-11, and the decade-long Taliban occupation of Afghanistan. There are things in this world we find to be terrible.
But she's fine with all this terrible stuff happening as long as it happens to other people. Now that it's happening to her, she's refusing to believe in Him for allowing bad stuff to happen to her?
She's dying. She needs to think about what terms she wants to meet God on, and what example she wants to set for the children she leaves behind. Those are things that are currently in her power, and that's what she needs to focus on.