I am a 61 year old male. At the age of 52 I was told by my doctor I am dying. For the past 4 years, I have done my best to deal with both congestive heart failure and a brain tumor, while knowing my days are indeed numbered. It is my hope that by sharing my experiences, I can encourage others faced with the same situation. I hope to also help the families of those individuals to have an understanding of the process and deal with the fear or dread of being around the dying.
I am not a doctor, not a man of the clergy, I am not a therapist. I am just me, Bill Howdle, I am merely sharing my thoughts and ideas. I write of death and dying, understand this is my personal prospective, based on what I am encountering.
Hi Bill, you mentioned God in your post, and you mentioned what your doctor had to say about your health in your small bio. I wanted to share with you what God has to say about you and your health in His Word. (1) The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill, and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep” (St. John 10:10-11NLT). The good shepherd, who is the Lord Jesus, wants you to live a rich and satisfying life.
“Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins! But he (JESUS) was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed” (Isaiah 53:4-5 NLT). The good shepherd, who is the Lord Jesus gave his life as a sacrifice on the cross, and paid the price for your redemption, wholeness and health.
The Word of God also says, “Death and life [are] in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). In other words, the tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. Bill, you can agree with death and speak of dying, or you can agree with the Word of God and speak life to your life, the choice is up to you. The Awesome Creator of Heaven and Earth, wants you well! Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest” (Matt. 11:28). Here is a link to a wonderful ministry that you may be familiar with already, it is Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and there are many teachings on this site about God’s love and healing power. Link—- How to Live Healed and Whole — http://www.kcm.org/bvov-media