Fighting with Faith

It’s hard to put into words the ache that’s in my heart.
My heart grieves and aches for the family of and those who knew one of the strongest people I know, Joe Feeley.
Joe went to be with Jesus on Monday night. He has no more pain, no more sadness.
His legacy has impacted hundreds of people, myself included.
Although I had only met him a few times, Joe’s faith in Jesus was apparent in everything he did.
Every time I saw him, he was smiling. Even in pain, he smiled.
You see, the doctors found cancer in Joe’s body two years ago.
For two years, Joe battled a cancer that would appear, then disappear, then appear again.
But through a journey of pain, questions, and a search for healing,
Joe always praised God. No matter what.
And this became evident in whatever he did. People noticed.
People questioned how he could remain so positive. People wanted to know more.
When people asked, Joe said “Jesus.”
Joe’s faith in Jesus is contagious. It has resonated with a lot of people who have been impacted by his testimony and his life.
His faith and strength through the trials he faced is inspiring.
You know the motto that I have been blogging about?
“Let your faith be bigger than your fear.”
Joe lived that out. He didn’t fear cancer and he didn’t fear whatever came with that.
He had a faith in Jesus bigger than any fear.
That’s inspiring. That’s courageous. That’s living for Jesus.
Many people, myself included, will miss Joe. I’m thankful that he’s now pain free and dancing with Jesus.
Cancer didn’t beat him; he won.

Thank you, Joe, for teaching me how to live for Jesus by your life’s example; by fighting with faith.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” ~Hebrews 12:1-2

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