The Many Mysterious Ways to Bless a 'Yes' & What We Will Suffer to Stay
With Juanita Webb
Juanita Webb is a mother with over 25 years of experience. She is a Queenslander born and bred, a nurse and has served her church as an administrator with a heart for community care.
In Part 1 of this episode, we hear Juanita's story from her first dynamic, personal encounter with Jesus after her first child was born through to another bombshell moment in her family life when she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Burkitt’s Lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer. Her life expectancy without treatment was mere weeks. Her diagnosis was delivered with the same startling suddenness and we discuss the initial impact of that on her faith and family.
In Part 2, we continue with Juanita's amazing story of her journey through cancer and her unwavering faith in God's love and presence. We discuss the creative ways she found to stay connected with her family despite the necessary separation. We learn of Juanita's breath-taking revelation as she reflected on her suffering with her young son, unearthing another unexpected answer that deeply informs her faith.
Photography by Tyler Nix
All of the scriptures discussed are referenced below using the World English Bible version unless otherwise stated.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says Yahweh, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future.
2 Timothy 4:6-8 (The Passion Translation)
And now the time is fast approaching for my release from this life and I am ready to be offered as a sacrifice. I have fought an excellent fight. I have finished my full course with all my might and I’ve kept my heart full of faith. There’s a crown of righteousness waiting in heaven for me, and I know that my Lord will reward me on his day of righteous judgment. And this crown is not only waiting for me, but for all who love and long for his unveiling.
1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared before that we would walk in them.
Though not quoted directly in the episode, Juanita provided the following scriptures which have been important to her through her experience. (All WEB).
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Romans 12:4 - 7
For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don’t have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another, having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us: if prophecy, let’s prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; or service, let’s give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching;.
Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, “This is Yahweh’s word to Zerubbabel, saying, ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says Yahweh of Armies.
For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace;
Proverbs 3:5 - 6
Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.