Proverbs 31:25 says, regarding the virtuous woman, “Strength and dignity are her clothing. She can smile at the days to come.”
It has recently been confirmed that I have breast cancer.
I never thought I would ever have to say or type those words. It has been a huge surprise to our family. There has not been a history of this. I guess it begins with me.
Although we have been surprised, God has not. I draw comfort from knowing that about Him. I firmly believe He has equipped me to walk through this trial, and I pray at the end of all the protocol for treatment and then beyond that, He will have been and continue to be glorified through it all.
Already numerous blessings have come from this and I would not trade the blessings for never having the cancer.
I will do my part as He leads through each step. I almost hear Him say, “Just take the next step,” as He goes before me. I intend to keep my eyes on Him and not these circumstances.
These next few months will be filled with chemo therapy, surgery, and then radiation. I trust that God has revealed the option for me that He desires regarding the treatment protocol. I am a good candidate for this particular protocol.
I trust God. He will never leave me nor forsake me. He is my rock. He is a strong tower and I am running to Him for safety.
My intent is to not turn the blog into a breast cancer update and posting. I do know that it will be helpful for me to be able to blog about it from time to time. BUT, I do not want to wear you out with it daily. So, I will post things in my usual fashion with a sprinkling of updates. I may not be as regular. I can’t really predict. If anything, I have learned in the last few weeks to just show up, expect spontaneity with appointments, and let God do His thing through it all.
I suppose that’s how we should live life all the time.
That verse up there really ministers to me (LOTS of verses do), but I want those things in particular to be what I reflect throughout it all. I pray God develops those in me even more.
What verse ministers to you in times of trials? Feel free to post them as a comment. I need to fill up my little spiral index with more of them.
I covet your prayers for me and my family.
Soli Deo Gloria!