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To the Parent Who Just Received a Diagnosis

By: Jane Pornel

To the parent who just received a diagnosis,

Hello, my dear brother/sister in Christ. May God give you the strength and courage to face tomorrow.

Upon receiving a diagnosis for their child, some are met with relief because they have been waiting for days, weeks, or even months just to know what is happening to their child’s body.

For others, it may come as a shock. You never expected your child to have any anomalies or be sick in such a way. However, as this moment hits you, know that people are praying. My heart is with you and I’m praying with you.

I want to let you know that you are not alone.

Let me remind you of the verse“Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (ESV)

We are assured that God will always be with us no matter how hard the battle is.

Until the time the Lord calls us home, we can maintain hope in the promise that God will remain with us. He will not leave. He will show His love and mercy in ways we never could have imagined.

Be strong and courageous my brother/sister. This strength is not from within ourselves but from the presence of the Lord. If this circumstance is too much for you, give it to Jesus; He will carry the load. Even in this trial, there can be peace in your heart if you continue to trust in His promises.

It’s okay to cry and I pray that you will have a good support system to help you with this journey. Let us always put our hope in Christ no matter how dark the valley is. He is always our Lord who is ever-present in our life.

Sincerely from a bereaved mother,


Jane is a bereaved mother of Avi who is passionate about serving in suffering. Jane serves Praying Through ministries as a graphic designer.

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