Have you ever wondered about this question, too?
If yes, then be blessed by the story and faith journey of Perlin Nuñez!
Given her family history of cancer, Perlin did her best to stay healthy and became very mindful of her physical well-being.
Yet, in 2021, while studying in New Zealand, she was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer. Everything was clear during her previous mammogram, so it caught her off guard that the doctors found cancer.
Her first response was denial.
“It’s not true,” Perlin said.
But when her doctor said that her condition might worsen and lead to death, everything became real for her, and she accepted her fate. She packed her bags and went home to the Philippines to seek medical treatment.
With the high cost of treatment, Perlin admitted that things got difficult for her, especially now that she has no source of income. She was lost and confused about how she would face her situation.
In the face of suffering, how do you respond?
Will you keep holding on?
For Perlin, she struggled. But God gave her a way to hold steadfast onto her faith.
In the midst of her situation, she came across an episode of The 700 Club Asia that featured the story of host Kata Inocencio. Kata’s story resonated with Perlin as they went through the same struggles against cancer.
Kata’s positivity when she said, “I have faith in God, that He’s a healer, and He loves me very much,” proved to be life changing for Perlin as she declared, “Lord, I want to be like her.”
Perlin prayed earnestly to God and believed for her own miracle.
God did not let her down. As she battled with cancer, Perlin did not experience any adverse effects of chemo and radiation therapies.
“I went to therapy every week, but I did not experience severe nausea nor loss of appetite,” she recalled. Even her friends could attest that she didn’t look like she was undergoing any treatment for cancer. Life just radiated from her.
Through God’s grace, the lump in her breast was successfully removed. And with the help of a cancer foundation in the Philippines and health insurance, her treatment expenses were significantly lowered and Perlin managed to settle her medical bills.
After 7 months of treatment, she is now cancer free!
Empowered by the healing she received, Perlin travelled to Dubai to share her cancer survival story and her testimony of triumph.
Today, she faces life with gladness and gratefulness for all God has done in her life.
“God is really good! He really knows how to direct my life. I realized I should depend on His plans for me,” Perlin shared, after witnessing that it is possible to overcome cancer through the help of God.
Are you praying for the impossible right now?
You can run to the Lord and ask for help. God can do amazing things in our impossible situations.
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. (Luke 11:9-10 NIV)
God can turn even the most impossible situation and use it for our good, all you need to do is ask.
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