As I write this, I am surprised that this has not been a more frequent topic. I doubt that anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer has not thought, a lot or a little, about God and faith and belief. Certainly, we all have our own thoughts and beliefs, but this stark reminder of our mortality is apt to motivate us to consider them. You remember the old saying: "There are no atheists in fox holes." Cancer is one big fox hole.
I am musing about this today both because of just learning some bad news about a dear friend and because I came across this excellent booklet from Cancer Care. Here is the introduction and a link to read more. You can either download the PDF or order a paper copy.
Strengthening the Spirit
Life changes in many ways when you or a loved one develops cancer.
You might find yourself turning to your spiritual side more often
to help you to cope. Or, you may begin to question your faith.
Both of these reactions are normal as you try to re-orient your life
during a time of crisis. It's important to remember that you're not alone
at this time - many people have taken this spiritual journey before you.