REPOST FROM 2018: My Big Problem; God’s Small Problem

I have been having vocal issues since I was sick in November. There have been days I have had a voice and others where it is non-existent. They originally thought it was my tonsils because my tonsils were having a lot of issues at the time, then they thought it was a swollen larynx. Neither of these the cause of the issue.

On Thursday I went to a specialist who utilized some rare equipment and other tactics to analyze the situation. During one of the procedures, a very large polyp was discovered on my one side of my vocal chords. This polyp covers a very large portion of the right vocal fold. They believe it is possible that the polyp was caused by excessive coughing when I was sick on November but may have to do surgery and perform a biopsy on it to ensure it is not anything more serious.

To attempt to avoid surgery I am on complete vocal rest for a MINIMUM of three to four weeks at which time they will evaluate and see if there had been any change in the size of the polyp. I have been carrying around a speaker and using a type-to-speech app on my phone to communicate when necessary. In the next couple days they still may decide to schedule a surgery but who knows at this point. Right now I am doing my best to not speak to anyone and not to sing. The latter is the most difficult.

I am asking for prayer because God is the healer. It is God who brings the hope and the joy through all circumstances. I have joy through this trial because I know God is with me and He will enable me to go through this with a supernatural strength. There is nothing I cannot do without God. I may not know the outcome but He does! God is my source and strength. I am not writing this to convince myself because I am convinced to my core because God has proven Himself to me time and time again, but I am writing this to convince all of you!

Please let me know that you are praying by commenting or responding in some way.



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Dr. Justin Hardcastle

Dr. Justin Hardcastle (1982) was born in Sacramento, California, grew up in multiple cities and states, and returned to The Greater Sacramento Area in 1996. For 20 years, he established influence as a leader and continues to build influence today. He teaches as a professor, special education teacher, and continues to provide leadership in multiple realms. He has won several awards. Justin is an American author, recording artist, and founder of The Leadership Bulletin, Hardcastle Solutions, and Northview Church, Inc. His life-long mission is to empower, encourage, and equip others to reach their fullest potential.

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4 thoughts on “REPOST FROM 2018: My Big Problem; God’s Small Problem

  1. Hey PJ, I want you to know that I will be praying for you every day, I am also thanking God for your healing, You are very special to me and my family, we love you and know God has more blessings in store for you.

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