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Despite cancer, God is still God, and God is still good

Zac Smith responded in faith to the colon cancer that eventually killed him by being thankful to God, no matter what.


At 32, Zac Smith wasn't expecting the diagnosis of stage 4 colon cancer.

Surgery to remove the lemon-size tumor and months of chemotherapy were unable to prevent the disease from brutalizing his body, day by day. But his faith in Christ only grew stronger.

He prayed boldly for miraculous healing, and he also prayed confident in the goodness of God if he died — even though he would leave behind his wife, Mandy, and his three young children, Lizzy, Jake, and Luke.

Zac went to be with Jesus less than a year after he recorded this video. Ever since, his parting words have helped Christians at NewSpring and all across the world meet adversity with courage and faith in God's promises.

"If God chooses to heal me, then God is God, and God is good," Zac says in the video. "If God chooses to not heal me and allows me to die, then God is still God, and God is still good."

Press play to hear Zac's story.

To see the full legacy of Zac's faith, watch Mandy's video about the first year of her journey through grief.

Then, four years later, watch the whole family share how Jesus gave them hope and strength for their life without him.

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