It's a joy to welcome Linda Kuhar to the blog today. I am inspired by her story and her perseverance. This woman? Just wow. Linda survived Stage 3 cancer and a coma resulting from a compromised immune system during cancer treatment in 2009. Although doctors predicted she would never walk or breathe again on her own, she proved them wrong. And she's right here, today, bringing a powerful story and details about her brand new book. Join me in welcoming Linda to the blog.
You Have Worth
By Linda Kuhar
“You have a mass behind your heart. We need to do a CAT right now to find out what else is going on.”
I get chills thinking about those fearful words the doctor spoke to me six years ago.
My husband, nine-year-old daughter and I were still grieving from the loss of my sweet mother-in-law who had endured a horrific four-year battle with cancer. I, too, was in for the unexpected fight for my life. In May 2009, I was diagnosed with cancer, Stage 3 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
I started chemotherapy right away and within five months of treatment I became ill and was hospitalized. The doctor told me that I just needed to build up my immune system and it would only take a couple of days before I would return home to my husband and little girl. Those few days turned out to be one month in a coma on life support with less than a 5% chance of surviving. The doctors told my family that if they believed in divine intervention, it was time to ask for it because they did not think I would recover and “if” a miracle happened, I would be in a wheelchair and on oxygen for the rest of my life.
Family and friends gathered in prayer asking God for a miracle, and by His grace that - is exactly what He gave us. Not only did I wake up from my coma, but I had a full recovery. One year later, I ran my very first half marathon with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and became a Christian life coach and speaker.
As I shared my inspiring story over the next couple of years, I began struggling with my worthiness - something that was buried deep within me my entire life. But now there was no more hiding the struggle of constantly feeling “not enough” ... the blaring spotlight of sharing my miracle story final caught up to me and I could no longer ignore it.
Why did I deserve to live? Why did the little girl in my neighborhood lose her battle to cancer and not me? My mother-in-law was a much better Christian than I was, so why was I still here? Shame and “not good enough” thoughts consumed me and I began to question if I really believed in God. I needed an even bigger miracle: the faith to believe I was worthy of God’s unconditional love for me.
My newly released book, Worthy of a Miracle is not only about my physical healing but my spiritual healing and how I discovered my true worth in Jesus. It is a guidebook for any woman who wants to more fully own her inheritance as a daughter of God. And it is for you, no matter where you currently are on that journey. It is not a step-by-step instruction manual on how to become “worthy,” but rather an inspirational practice to deepen your awareness of how worthy you already are by accepting the relationship Jesus offers.
Over the years I learned how to use an acronym as a simple reminder of how to live in the truth about my worth and relationship with God. To walk you through your own shift in perspective about how worthy you are, I share with you the most important lesson I’ve learned along the way: Jesus is the answer.
Just live today.
Use your gifts.
I'm thrilled to be giving away TWO copies of Linda's new book. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post.
Linda Kuhar is the author of Worthy of a Miracle. You can watch the book trailer here. Linda is a Certified Christian Life Coach with Christian Coach Institute and has led women worldwide through online Bible studies. A wife and mother, Linda survived Stage 3 cancer and a coma resulting from a compromised immune system during cancer treatment in 2009. Although doctors predicted she would never walk or breathe again on her own, she proved them wrong. One year after awakening from her coma, she ran her very first half marathon with Team In Training for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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