Latter-day Saint Life

"But If Not": Finding Faith Knowing My Prayers to Be Healed from Stage IV Cancer May Not Be Answered as I Hoped


“Please bless that the two new spots in Mommy’s brain are not cancer.” 

This most recent phrase from my eight-year-old son’s prayers tugs at my heartstrings, but also causes me to question faith. 

Living with stage IV cancer is a constant battle of choosing to move forward in my own faith. Just when I think that faith is unwavering, hearing these prayers causes me to wonder:  

Will the reality that this illness may someday take my life challenge the faith of my three sons, who constantly pray that their mom won’t die from cancer? 

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