A haiku

Kris Bedenian
2 min readSep 25, 2021


Photo by Craig Tidball on Unsplash

When one entry locks
access to new means opens
now transformation

God prevailed right when my faith was left shaken. It’s been almost two years since my husband was diagnosed with lymphoma, a month after he lost his job. Does God make these bad things happen? No! He knows they will and makes all things good.

I had been diagnosed first with breast cancer and was starting my treatments. It’s all beginning to blur, which I guess is a good thing.

A few details I can tell you with certainty is the statement God only gives you what you can handle is nowhere to be found in the Bible. I have searched from cover to cover. He doesn’t keep piling things on right to your tipping point.

God’s plans are always better than ours. My husband and I are cancer-free and we say cancer happened for us and not to us. God works all things for the good of those who believe.

My husband is an art director by trade but will soon be driving a truck. He would have never quit his job to become a truck driver. Sometimes things don’t go as we plan them because God’s plans are more significant. God's plans are better, always, and forever.

So right when you are ready to crack, don’t give up. A breakthrough is just about ready to happen. Staying the course isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it.

We are looking forward to this new season in our life. How about you?



Kris Bedenian

I’m a writer who has journaled for 25 years. My battle with breast cancer has given me a new perspective on life. Writing is a way for me to give back.