Ready for Day 2? Singer/songwriter, Natalie Grant shares the power-packed Scriptures that help her face fear every day!

Read (from the New Living Translation)

2 Corinthians 10:5

We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

Romans 8:6

So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.

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Have you ever felt guilty for feeling afraid? Natalie gets it. When the word “cancer” entered her life, she was terrified. Cancer threatened to take her voice away and change everything about her life. But she stood firm and learned some powerful lessons about dealing with fear. She tells the full tale in today’s video.


Natalie recorded this song before she ever knew she would face cancer, but it’s now taken on a whole new meaning for her. The lyrics are powerful and a great reminder of the truth Natalie shared in her video. It’s called, “More Than Anything.” 

 

Notes from the Life Application Study Bible

Paul divides people into two categories: those who are dominated by their sinful nature, and those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit. All of us would be in the first category if Jesus hadn’t offered us a way out. Once we have said yes to Jesus, we will want to continue following him, because his way brings life and peace. Daily we must consciously choose to center our life on God. Use the Bible to discover God’s guidelines, and then, follow them. In every perplexing situation, ask yourself What would Jesus want me to do? When the Holy Spirit points out what is right, do it eagerly. For more on our sinful nature versus our new life in Christ, see Romans 6:6-8; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 3:3-15.

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Sherri Foschini
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OH MY GOODNESS!!! POWERFUL message, Natalie! Thank you for sharing your story and the verses that encourage you with your fears. Though we all struggle with different fears, we have the same Saviour and can have peace through Him. Your message today encouraged me more than words can say. Thank you, and thanks for “More Than Anything”. It’s perfect! May God continue to bless you and your ministry! And, thanks WayFM for WBSG.

WAY-FM

Thanks for the encouragement! So glad it ministered to you. Praying it does for many!

Angela
Member

Don’t let my outcome determine God’s goodness. Thank you for this message.

Cody D
Member

Amen!

wendy
Guest

Amen, God is forever our strength and Savior, He is good always.

Guest

Absolutely loved this message today. We all face fear. I sometimes try to take it on myself and don’t let Jesus take control. Thank you for the reminder. Love your song Natalie.

Tawny
Guest

Thank you for your words of wisdom. I am walking that same walk and have surgery scheduled for this month. Your song is so powerful and sums up your whole testimony!

WAY-FM

Tawny, we here at Way-Fm are joining you in prayer for your surgery. So glad today’s message spoke to you.

God’s Child
Guest

I’d love to hear how others overcome fear. I quote scriptures, focus on qualities of God, but I’m still terrified in those moments.

Colie
Guest

Definitely prayer! however in times of fear caused by overwhelming or stressful circumstances I always remind myself of the phrase “how do you eat an elephant…. one bite at a time”. I have anxiety and fear when it comes to the most small and minute things! An assignment through work may cause me to over analyze and fear the response by my admin or all of the what if’s that come with each decision I make. Prayer definitely helps and asking God immediately to take that fear away before it manifests.

karla
Guest

I can relate!!!

WAY-FM
The journey to overcome fear as in many things is an enduring pursuit. Each of the things you are doing are exactly what you should be doing. I can tell you that in my own personal life, I can be acknowledging God as being in control and have an upset stomach. What I am realizing, is that the more I seek God and gaze on His character, the better it gets. We don’t trust easily. But, make it your aim to take God at His word. Ask yourself- Do I trust you Lord? Here are a few scriptures that I… Read more »
John
Guest
I struggle with generalized anxiety for more than 20 years and I’ve been living in recovery from it for over 2 years now. I do many little things every day but the biggest one is meditation on truth while deep breathing. Laying down and breathing deep in the nose out the mouth for 10-20 minutes with your eyes closed can be very restful but it’s only when we have the ability to discern negative thoughts between true/empowering thoughts. The more negative thoughts we think the more atmosphere of anxiety grows in our mind and eventually turns into anxiety that our… Read more »
Molly Rae
Guest

My outcome does not determine God’s goodness.

Learning to fully trust Jesus with everything because obedience to God’s will is where we find JOY.

Don’t just give Jesus the wheel; give Him the keys, hop into the trunk, and trust Him to take you wherever He wants to take you.

Trish
Guest

Love this! Thanks!

Member

I, too, am learning about the deep goodness of God. He is a Great Teacher.

Lorrel Greeson
Member

Thank you for a new perspective on fear. Natalie, your song, More Than Anything, brings hope to my heart. Thank you for sharing.

Jessica Howell
Member

Perfect message today! My outcome does not determine HIS goodness!

WAY-FM

One of my favorite quotes from today!

Member

Wonderful and on point message . The day that I was waiting to find out if the cancer was gone the song more than anything came on the radio . It made me realize whatever happened it was in his hands. And yes the human part wanted to take control but I was reminded that whatever happened God had a plan. Thank you for that message Natalie. Oh also I’m in remission!

Rebie WAY-FM
Guest

Yes!!! Thank you for sharing that.

Jackie Armold
Guest
Wow!! Todays message was awesome!! I am so thankful for Natalie for sharing this with me!! Very powerful testimony about God’s goodness💖. I am learning ,myself,to apply scripture in moments like this,When fear just comsumes me, I have to remember there is power in the name of Jesus and i love how she said i Want to to see His face before i see His hands. I want to know HIM and have a relationship with Him before i ask Him what He can do for me. HE desires us to have good and prospering lives, in His name and… Read more »
WAY-FM

Jackie, Good words. Natalie’s song is great! Yes perfect love casts out all fear!

Anne
Guest

I so need this encouragement….
Would appreciate your prayers. Thanks. Peace be unto you.

Trish
Guest
Thank you Natalie! In facing the fear of my circumstances recently, I have been trying to hold onto the understanding that no one on this planet can take control of or ruin my life because it is not theirs to control,I am a child of God, meaning He controls my earthly life and my eternal life. He will take my circumstances and use them to mold me for the purpose of achieving the plans He has for me.Your song just helped me to gain perspective on how I can lean in to WHO God is and KNOW this to be… Read more »
WAY-FM

Amen!

Jennie
Member

Thank you for sharing! You are a warrior and an inspiration to other Jesus Followers! Have a great day!

annaman1103
Member

Such a good message! It is similar to the phrase I always tell myself: “It is better to know God than to know why.”

Mireya
Guest

Thank you Natali for sharing your story. Pleas Dear Lord teach me to seek your presence first before your hand. Amen

Perlita
Guest

As I walk out this life of faith, fear is a little too familiar in my life. From having it all to losing it all. From being barren to baring my first child and now waiting in faith for many years for another. From being in health to now struggling in it. I step back and breathe. I know He is in control. He is my Jehovah Jireh “my provider” and my Jehovah Shalom “my prince of peace” and yes, my Jehovah Rophe “my healer.” The lyrics resonated in my spirit. Powerful!

WAY-FM

Perlita, Thanks for sharing your story. I find it greatly comforting to know that I am only visiting here. My home is eternity. There WILL be trouble in this life, but He loves us and always does what is the very best for us.

Jessica Nichols
Guest

I think the hardest part is how the other person receives you when you make amends to them for making a mistake.

WAY-FM

Jessica, I agree that is the hardest. You can’t control the other person’s response. But there should be peace in knowing that you confessed your fault and asked for forgiveness. God will honor your humility. Wait and see what the Lord does. 🙂

Kimberly Lawhon
Guest

Beautiful message and reminder!! Thank you Natalie! I often have to remind myself that God is in control of all my circumstances/fears, there is no one greater who will help us get through it but him.
I will take these verses, study and use them into my life. xoxo

Member

God bless you & I pray His will for you life!!🙏🏻🎚

Kathryn
Guest

I have been facing fear due to medical issues the past 2 months. I have found so much peace in God’s word. It is wonderful how he provides just the right scriptures. His goodness is amazing. Thank you for sharing your story.

Ccooley
Member

What a powerful Word! Just like the children in the fiery furnace whatever the outcome doesn’t change who God is. I will worship God and he is good through my situation I have to keep reminding myself of that. Throughout the time I dealt with a brain aneurysm that affected the math side of my brain while I was an accountant. Hope of being my normal self again was hard to find. But God is faithful no matter the situation it doesn’t change his faithfulness.

WAY-FM

Good words. Thanks for sharing.

Erin
Guest

Added to my prayer journal – I will seek His face before I seek His hands.

Heidi W.
Member
This is so powerful. It’s so hard to let go control of our fears and our lives sometimes. I worry for my daughter a lot, she struggles with friends because she has some disorders that makes relationships hard, and I spend hours worrying about if she had a good day, I contact her teachers, the after care staff, coaches, etc. only to discover she is perfectly fine and I have made myself sick. Today’s study is perfect study to remind me to just stop and pray and let Jesus walk with us. And trust that God will protect us, guide… Read more »
Rebie WAY-FM
Guest

I’m so glad you’re here, Heidi!!

Chrissy
Guest

This was amazing! Needed this challenging reminder today! Thank you Natalie for sharing! Def a word from God!

Member

Such a powerful message. Just what I needed to be reminded of today. God is good even when our circumstances are not. I often feel guilty for fearing and get caught in the trap that my faith isn’t strong enough, but good to be reminded I need to just let Jesus take control of those thoughts and allow him to rule my mind and heart ❤

Charcarr
Member

These first two days alone have given me a new insight on how to pray and lean on God. I have a friend that is “just existing”, he told me. I am forwarding these messages and I pray God into his life for his heart and mind to be open and receptive.

WAY-FM

We will join you in praying for him as well.

Member

WOW! This was a powerful message and something I needed to hear. We all struggle with fear because of different situations in our lives, but I love that she said to seek His face BEFORE we seek His hands. I am guilty of seeking His hands and what He can do for me instead of seeking who He IS! Jesus more than anything.

Joni
Member

Wonderful song by Natalie Grant! I so appreciate her sharing, also. Fear is a powerful thing, but we have the power in Christ to take fearful thoughts captive! Amen. Jesus is more powerful than cancer. I know that to be true even though it has taken the lives of my Mom & Grandpa!

Lori Hollinger
Member
I cried through this entire devotion. In 2 years I have had a lot of losses in my life. People who didn’t get the happy ending to cancer. Ive lost both of my dogs in three months, one died suddenly in my arms, the other we put to sleep because she was suffering. My sister and best friend died from cancer. I miss her so much. My mom is dying from a heart condition. My dad died. Most of my friends have deserted me because I know I’m no fun to be around. I cry daily because I feel alone.… Read more »
John Osburn
Guest
Hi Lori- I’m so sorry for your losses! I can completely and totally relate. My wife’s sister died 3 weeks ago from ovarian cancer. She battled it for 7 years, but, in the end, the cancer won. She was only 33 when she died. She was one of my best friends, and my wife’s closest friend. I miss her deeply. We had her memorial service just over two weeks ago. The next day, we had to put our cat down after 14 years. And, to add insult to injury, our cat was a Christmas gift from Mary. Then, the next… Read more »
Lori Hollinger
Member

John, my heart breaks for you and your wife. I appreciate your kind response and will pray. 💚💚💚💚

Cathy
Guest

Prayers for you both.. Life can be so, so hard but if we don’t have hope in the Lord, where would we go? There is no other place to go.. God give you both peace beyond comprehension..

Trish C.
Guest

You’re correct. We often hear from those who had a positive outcome and rarely hear from those who did not. I will be praying for you and your family.

Lori Hollinger
Member

Thanks Trish💚💚💚

Kim
Guest

Thank you Natalie for sharing! What a great reminder that being afraid or fear makes you human not less than. Letting God be in control & having our minds guided by the Holy Spirit to rule makes all of the difference in our circumstance. Lord help me to demolish every thought that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ in Jesus Name!

Deb
Member
Very powerful! Help me want the healer more than the healing. One of my worst fears came true when my son was deathly ill and laying in a hospital bed on life support. I prayed and prayed for God to heal my sweet, amazing, 10 year old son. He was not healed. He died in my arms December 24, 2014. My heart was crushed that God didn’t answer my prayers. I was angry with God for a few years. I didn’t turn from God but I wasn’t following Him with my whole heart because it was shattered. I came to… Read more »
WAY-FM

Deb, thank you for sharing. Life is often very hard, but that doesn’t make Him less faithful. I am reminded in my times of loss that I was truly born for eternity. We are only sojourners here. I have been saved from the death I deserve. Life here is about growing and helping others know Him. 🙂

Member

The old cliche, never grows old. What would Jesus do? Asking this question in perplexing situations has led me often to prayer, then sometimes the Holy Spirit will nudge me when the right answer comes. Just as important give thanks to God in everything you do, especially when you get the nudge, peace and blessings to you all, Amen

tamaram86
Member

Thank you for the encouragement! In the past 6 months I’ve been diagnosed with both lymphoma and kidney cancer. At the same time, God has led me into serving as a hospital chaplain and then into the ministry as a pastor. It’s been a journey of growth in my faith and trust. He can use everything for good!

WAY-FM

Thanks for your testimony!

Renen
Guest

Fear can be such a powerful thing in our lives, if we let it. I’ve had to learn the hard to not let the fear control me, to let go & let God. I am so thankful for this study & others involved, knowing that I am not alone in my fight! Bless all of you!

Toya
Guest

You say you learned to let go and let God,but how? How do I do that?

Toya
Guest
Does anybody know how to get to where Natalie is? It’s so much easier to say than do. What happens when the story is not a success? We can all see things and God when we’re on the other side and things have worked out the way we want. I’m overwhelmed with fear of losing my home. I haven’t worked since December and it’s a struggle to pay rent EVERY month. January and February was ok because I had a cushion. It’s April,I haven’t paid the $1615.18 and now I have to pay an additional $200 in late charges…….. How?… Read more »
WAY-FM
Toya, You are not the only one asking God where are you? David cried out honestly to God many times. But as you read the Psalms you see a pattern- David laments and then goes back and reminds himself of the faithful and powerful God he serves. Psalms 25:17-20, Psalm 10, 13, and it goes on. Trouble and pain is part of life, but God promises never to leave you alone. Isaiah 43:1-2 “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;… Read more »
Toya
Guest

Thank you! I just feel like I’m all alone. Because it’s just my kids and me…… I don’t have anyone else, no outlet. Fear has taken over. I’m praying. I’ve been praying,but the more I pray the more doubt and fear I’m experiencing.

I tell myself everyday that help is on the way.I tell myself that my angel is being held up because he’s fighting demons on my behalf. Someone once told me that it’s always to early to quit. Cathy, I’m trying so hard but I AM LOSING

Rebie WAY-FM
Guest
Hey, Toya! My heart goes out to you – that must be so hard. Thank you for sharing and thank you for being part of this series! You asked up above “How to get to where Natalie is?” What Cathy said was right on! 👍 Love all that Scripture. Another thing I love about what Natalie said is that she’s still working on this. When she was right in the middle of that cancer scare, she definitely FELT fear and anxiety! I mean, she STILL feels anxiety and fear about other situations in life. But each day she had to… Read more »
Member
Faith. When the fear and doubt starts to strangle you, fight it with the Word of God. Prov 3:5-6, Psalm 40:1-3, 2 Cor 10:3-5. These verses got me through some tough times. The enemy will try his best to keep your eyes off Jesus. The enemy knows our weaknesses; he has been studying us for a long time. But our Creator knows us better than we know ourselves and still loves us. Cry out to Him to make it through each hour, each day, each week and trust Him. LIke Natalie said, “seek His face before I seek His hands.”… Read more »
Rebie WAY-FM
Guest

Right on, Terri!! 🙌

Linda Weaver
Member

Thank you Natalie, for reminding me that as a child of Jesus Christ it is okay to be afraid but what I do with this fear is what matters.

Rebie WAY-FM
Guest

Well said!

Chelsea
Guest

I needed this so much today. Thank you.

Kirsten Anderson
Guest

Love that verse that she mentioned that says we can take every thought captive, Natalie talks about focusing on who God is, not what He can do for us!
I have been struggling with fear and yet Who is God? The Creator of the universe, who chose to send His son to die for me so He could fit in my heart and so I no longer have a spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit, who can transform me from within, Amen!!!

Rebie WAY-FM
Guest

Isn’t that shift in perspective just marvelous??

Member

Following Natalie through her journey of the diagnoses, surgery and recovery was amazing. It’s such a blessing to be apart of her ministry by praying for her and seeing how God healed her and her voice not being damaged in this journey.

Trudi
Guest

What a powerful message. Thank you so much for being vulnerable and opening up to all of us. I need to deeply seed this song into my very soul so that I can find peace in times of overwhelming feelings of fear and thoughts that satan uses .to draw me away.

Gen
Member

Prayed for you through your journey and so thankful God took great care of you! Thank you for sharing the journey with us because we are all hear to pray and lift each other up in prayer.

Carrie
Member

I loved this! So very powerful! I needed to hear her words tonight!

Erin Howell
Guest

Loved this one. This is going to be a great study

Maggie Pendleton
Guest

I am thankful for this subject Discussion. I have also faced cancer. Right now in my life I am dealing with the fear of things not going as God has promised for my family. I have been struggling to surrender it to God. God is in control

Rebie WAY-FM
Guest

Glad you’re here, Maggie!

Kristina
Guest

What a wonderful message today, fear takes a hold of us sometimes and we can either give into it like i did today or think of God. I am ashamed now that i gave into the thoughts inside my head that made me feel like nothing and mean to people.
Thank you for sharing Natalie and thank you for todays message

Rebie WAY-FM
Guest

Hey, don’t let that shame keep you down! We’ve all been there. How awesome that you were able to hear Natalie’s story and get that reminder and new perspective for a new day! And sometimes that’s just it: We need to take it one day at a time. Give God our fear and our thoughts one day at a time. God’s got this! ❤️

Kirsten
Member

Such an awesome song! A great message too. Often when I pray I want things fixed. But I know God is in control and I will pray to want the healer more than the healing.

Member

I know cancer is so bad. My dad died of it, but my cousin is in remission and has been so for 38 years. Praise God!!!!!!!

Member

Thanks Natalie. I needed the words of your song. I suffer from panic attacks, and hearing this song helps me realize God loves me.

Steph
Member

I love that she says seek his face rather than his hands!! That sure speaks to my situation!!

Cody D
Member

I have felt guilty for being afraid before. Today’s reading reminds me that I should not feel guilty for having fear because all of us have fears. It reminds to give my fears over to God and let Him help me through my fears.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He’s done. Then you will experience Gods peace, which goes beyond all understanding.”

Do not let your fears control you!

Kathy Kauffman
Member
Oh, Woah is me! I always want from God what I can’t have. I haven’t looked at His face recently. I haven’t even looked at His hands. But they are nail-scarred, I know. There’s always someone experiencing more pain than I am. Sometimes I wonder, but how? I love you Jesus through a man in the military who asks how did I anger him. I told him that his brain speaks to me more than money does. Right then I realized I loved the intellect that God had given him. I have been angry with my weak personality and He’s… Read more »