The Bible says, "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you," I Peter 5:6-7. The word "humble" here means to depress; figuratively to humiliate (in condition or heart): - abase, bring low, humble (self). When you or someone you love dearly is going through a serious illness it is sometimes depressing and you are sometimes brought low. I would say that I have been greatly humbled by the mighty hand of God. Cancer and the long term treatment that goes with it can turn your world upside down. My husband and I are learning to do what the Bible says to do....casting all our care upon God. God loves us more than anyone loves us ("he careth for you"). HE knows exactly what we need and when we need it.
God has been so close to us lately. HE has comforted us in so many ways. The Lord knows that I love to see deer in the wild. A few days ago my best friend (hubby) and I went for the last walk before he entered the hospital for his stem cell transplant. As we walked down a railroad track six deer strolled onto the tracks about 50 yards from us.
More importantly than seeing deer, is spending time with our family and friends. The Lord has placed wonderful people in our lives. Truly we see HIM in our friends and family. They are used to comfort us. Jesus said as recorded in Matthew, "...I was sick, and ye visited me". We have had many such visits and they were like the Lord visiting us to comfort us. Matthew 25:40 says "And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." How wonderful it is to be comforted by family & friends!!