How Worship Leader Darlene Zschech Walked Through Cancer [Darlene Zschech Cancer Testimony]

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    Darlene Zschech Cancer Testimony:
    Singer, Songwriter and Former Worship Pastor of Hillsong church shares her testimony of Overcoming Cancer.
    People all go through difficulties and uncertainties in life. During these moments, Christian worship leader Darlene Zschech stresses that it’s important to look up to God.
    When she was first diagnosed with breast cancer on December 11, 2013, that’s exactly what Zschech did – rely on God. It is for this reason that Zschech felt “protected” and fuelled by faith amidst all of her pain
    If you are walking through the valley of the shadow of death, all I can say to you today is hang on. The psalmist makes a statement that says, “Though darkness is all around, I will fear no evil” (see Ps. 23:4).
    “Breast cancer was a new level of deep suffering. My theology was put through a sieve, and I had to lean into every Scripture I knew to be true about God’s providence, and that it was not His desire that I or my family should suffer. To see His kids in pain hurts Him too,” she said. “To fully trust God during times of immense pain is one of the great gifts of a trial. You find the beautiful Holy Spirit is there, no matter how broken you are or how disappointed you are or how hopeless you feel.”
    My heart breaks for my brothers and sisters in Christ who are under persecution, for those who are in abusive relationships, for children who are growing up without loving parents to guide them and instill in them an assurance of being loved. There are those who conspire to tear down our sense of worth and potential. They would have us live with a spirit of fear, intimidation, depression and oppression. That’s why it is critical to remember the finished work of the cross when evil tries to press in on every side. Whatever situation you find yourself in, know this: God is present. Worship Him—recognizing and acknowledging His greatness—even in moments of great pain, and you will discover His grace and power is sufficient: “Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, ‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness'” (2 Cor. 12:8-9, NLT).
    When you are in the pit of suffering, there is only one direction you can go: up. Look up. Look for God. Look for your Redeemer. We know that’s what Joseph did when he told his brothers why he forgave them (after testing their character): “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people” (Gen. 50:20). He saw God’s hand at work in his life. He never doubted God’s love for him. He knew that even if he had lost his lovely multicolored coat, the sign of his earthly father’s favor, he was favored by God—his heavenly Father—and that he still had a part in God’s plan to save His people. Like Esther, he knew he was born for this moment and had an eternal destiny.
    To rediscover these words in Galatians was a real strength to me: “But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge]” (Gal. 5:22-23, AMP).
    Darlene Zschech cancer testimony
    Mark and I have come through the hardest year of our lives. My life has not been without challenges, beginning in childhood, but honestly, I have felt so protected in my days and years. Breast cancer was a new level of deep suffering. My theology was put through a sieve, and I had to lean into every Scripture I knew to be true about God’s providence, and that it was not His desire that I or my family should suffer. To see His kids in pain hurts Him too. To fully trust God during times of immense pain is one of the great gifts of a trial. You find the beautiful Holy Spirit is there, no matter how broken you are or how disappointed you are or how hopeless you feel.
    The stance of worship is made possible only through the power of the Holy Spirit. We worship Him in our moments of success. But we also worship Him in suffering, when we are in the wilderness.
    Are you suffering? In pain? Discover God’s grace in worship. Be honest, but listen. Look up. Take to heart Paul’s words: “No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us” (Rom. 8:37).
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