Some time ago I was given a book by James Montgomery Boice, he was the pastor of Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia. If you click on the photo it will take you to the message he shared on May 7th 2000. In it he speaks of his cancer that he would die of later that month to share of the sovereignty and the goodness of God.
Here is an excerpt:
"God is in charge. When things like this come into our lives, they are not accidental. It’s not as if God somehow forgot what was going on, and something bad slipped by… God does everything according to his will.
“…God is not only the one who is in charge; God is also good. Everything he does is good. And what Romans 12:1-2 says is that we have the opportunity by the renewal of our minds—that is, how we think about these things—actually to prove what God’s will is. And then it says, 'His good, pleasing, and perfect will.' Is that good, pleasing, and perfect to God? Yes, of course, but the point of it is that it’s good, pleasing, and perfect to us. If God does something in your life, would you change it? If you’d change it, you’d make it worse. It wouldn’t be as good. So that’s the way we want to accept it and move forward, and who knows what God will do?”