Hope Not Worry


Pray, hope and don’t worry. – St. Pius of Pietrelcina

This quote was at the and of the daily readings today. They are timely words as I begin a new leg of this adventure. I now enter the waiting game. This is the time between scans and doctor appointments.  I move forward into health. Many people who have had cancer live in complete fear of its return. I made the choice early on that that is not the way that I want to be if at all possible and through God’s good Grace.  I do not know if I will be able to live out of that space but I do place it lovingly in God’s hands. By doing so I entrust it to the same good hands that have brought me this far.

I pray and I hope that God’s will be done in my life. I pray that I am a good servant, that I will see God in all things,  and that I will rejoice in every moment I am given. I will try not to worry. Saint Pius has been with me on this journey, along with a number of other saints.   I know that he will pray on my behalf. I will try my best not to worry but rather I will choose to rest in hope.

Fear can overtake us at any given moment. When that happens I hope that I may recognize its presence quickly and pray for peace instead. For those of you who are continuing to pray for me, please pray that I, along with all those who face cancer on a daily basis, do not cling to our fears, but embrace the God who is the Great Physician.  God.still.has.this.



Reflection Questions

Can you pray and hope but not worry?

Has a saint ever helped you through a challenging time in your life?


Great Physician, you heal us on so many levels. Come now to our fearful hearts and troubled minds. Still the voices of fear and darkness. Grant peace to us and allow us to leave everything in your good hands. Amen.


About sstyves

A Canadian prairie girl rooted in Ignatian spirituality, I seek God in all things. Whether I catch a glimpse of the Divine and delight in its presence in nature or in the beauty of an encounter with someone, I am ever so grateful that I can recognize the Creator. I greet each new day with hope and happiness, expecting blessings and miracles because I am created to praise, love and serve God. This blog is one way of realizing that through my writings, prayers, and photography. To God be the Glory!
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3 Responses to Hope Not Worry

  1. Monica says:

    Pray, hope, and don’t worry. What a wonderful mantra. Worry seems to be part of our human condition. I know I find worry hard to shake off. Thanks for your posts and your example and best wishes keeping all worries at bay. Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

  2. Karen Wheadon says:

    Suzanne I love your outlook as you move on to good health. I will pray that you and another person I know right now who has to have surgery re cancer will continue to live with hope and peace and not let fear dominate. When it does surface, I know it will pass and hope and peace will trump it.

    Thinking of you, Love, Karen

    Sent from my iPad


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