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Why would God do this? I hate cancer!!!

Jul 23, 2009 - 9 comments

My ex brother in law, whom I have remained friends with died yesterday of cancer. He has fought a long, hard battle and believed he would beat it!! He left a wife and four children. He was up and talking to everyone the day before!! His death was very unexpected this soon. He's 31. His kids are 12, 9, 7 and 20 months. Why would God take him from his family?? He is my daughters uncle and they were able to be there when he passed. I came shortly after. Something peaceful about seeing someone who has passed in their natural surroundings, but still, not natural to see children crying over their Father that was taken from them too soon. He was such a great Dad, husband and friend. I feel so bad for them all. Please, keep them in your thoughts and prayers. If you want to see him, here is his website. Please be respectful if you visit.

caringbridge.org/visit/djshimek
password: saralovesdj

Here is the Obit:
http://www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=5&a=409119

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by boldsojah4christ, Jul 23, 2009
Hmmm interesting subject Sis!! You know God has the answer 2 that question! He knows what's best 4 his children! Especially when they have an illness or something!! Sometimes he heals that person sometimes he doesn't!! Why I don't know! I understand why ask that becouse of the children that he left behind & being taken away @ a young age!! My twin brother passed away in 98 he also had 2 children that he loved as well! A yr later both of my grandparents passed away due 2 cancer!! So Sis I understand why you ask trust me I do!! But God has assured us that if we have accepted his son as our personal lord n saviour one day we will all be reunited n heaven!! So Sis even though we both struggle with this God knows best always Shannon:

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by msniki412, Jul 23, 2009
So sorry to hear this. I'm in the same boat as you. My grandmother is going against cancer for the third time, this time it is terminal. We all thought she's done with her battle against cancer, but we were wrong. They are unable to do the chemotheropy at this time due to the complications she had in the earlier part of this month.

Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I too hate cancer. IMO, it's one of the worse things possible to go through.

(((HUGS)))

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by April2, Jul 23, 2009
We live in a fallen world where there is sickness, death and even evil, along with good things too. It's not that God does this to someone, it's just the world we live in. It's not our true home. Our true home is with the Lord. Our time on earth is so fleeting. I understand why you'd feel this way. My brother struggled with this when my nephew nearly died from a brain aneurysm. I had two friends who died in a car crash leaving behind young children. It was a struggle to understand. All I can say is God knows things we don't. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and his ways higher than our ways. We may never fully understand everything until we meet him face to face. I've heard people say it's like a big tapestry in the sky that God is weaving into a beautiful picture. He sees the beautiful picture but we see the side that's all tangled and a mess. All he asks of us is to keep the faith no matter what and that he will walk with us through our trials and heartaches. He doesn't say we won't have trials but that he will help us through them if we let him.
I'm so sorry for your loss and for the children. I pray God will comfort you all during this difficult time. Peace and blessings to you.
*HUGS*
April

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by joal, Jul 23, 2009
I am so sorry. I know there are no words that can take the pain away or make it better. It dosen't seem fair to lose someone so young and seems like more of an injustice when they leave a young family behind.

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by jollyman069, Jul 23, 2009
Sorry for the loss of your bother in law....God does not want us to be sick or inflickted, with desease...but as April said it is the evil world we live in. It does say in the Bible our days are numbered like te hairs on our head. Wonderful thing is if your other in law new and love Jesus he is in a much better place then here. His body is whole he has no sickness, no desease, that is the great thing about accepting Jesus Christ in our life as our Lord and savior

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by Linzola1, Jul 23, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers!

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by jenstam, Jul 23, 2009
I do try to have trust and faith that God knows what he is doing and has a plan for all of us. I try to see the good in all of this, like how many people his illness and death have touched and how so many people hold their loved ones that much more dear and near. But, it's still sad and unfair to those kids and his wife and to DJ who had to suffer! Sara, his wife, said the worst thing people could say to her was that he would soon be in a better place. The better place should be with his kids and wife, helping raise them and seeing his grandkids and helping to support his family who now relies on one income!! She doesn't know how she is going to make it. I hope they get social security. There is a benefit game this Saturday. I hope they have an excellent turnout and get some good donations for them.

I wish cancer would just leave us all alone. I've seen so many people lose this battle!!

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by boldsojah4christ, Jul 23, 2009
Amen Sis!! I will pray 2 God that this event Saturday turn out 2 be a good blessing!! As far as cancer & other diseases go just Like April said it's not God that's doing this it's the sin in this world that brings on tragedys!!! I hate cancer just like you! I lost 2 people dearly becouse of it!! Ur right they should be right here with us! But God knows what's best 4 all of his children!! God bless Shannon:

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by birdiewebb, Jul 23, 2009
Footprints In The Sand

One night a man had a dream.

He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord.

Scenes from his life flashed across the sky
and he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
one belonging to him and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life had flashed before him,
he recalled that at the lowest and saddest times of his life
there was only one set of footprints.

Dismayed, he asked, "Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
you'd walk with me all the way.
I don't understand why, when I needed you most,
you would leave me."

The Lord replied, "My precious child.
I love you and I would never leave you.

During your times of trial and suffering
when you saw only one set of footprints...

That was when I carried you."

Carolyn Joyce Carty ©





Let's Walk Together
As We Trudge The Road To Happy Destiny!!
"God keeps watch 'tween thee and me"!!

Love and Peace, Barefoot

I wish the family comfort in this time of sorrow! My prayers too will be with you and the family! May God make this benefit game HUGE for this family!!

Sarah

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