Voices – Chapter 2 – From Him, Through Him, To Him

Posted by on Aug 17, 2010 in Blog Posts | 2 comments

“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!  ‘For who has known the mind of the Lord,

or who has been his counselor?’  ‘Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?’

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.” – Romans 11:33-36 (ESV)

 If you don’t read any other chapter in this book, it’s worth purchasing the book alone just for this one that Nancy Leigh DeMoss writes.  She writes it very well.  Had I been at the conference where she actually spoke these words two years ago, I believe they would not have the impact they do on me today considering my own life’s path in recent months.

As I read the pages, my context was/is one of going through chemo for breast cancer.  This round of chemo is more aggressive.  I have had moments where I have not wanted to show back up for the next round, moments where I have been extremely fatigued, moments where the waves of queasiness make me grip my stomach and complain to Rob about how I just wish I could feel “normal” again.

In this chapter, Nancy writes what is perhaps the best discourse (maybe dissertation, even) on this passage in Romans (see above) and how it pertains to true womanhood.  She comes at it from explaining in as simple terms as possible the numerous elements of this rich passage from the apostle Paul.

As I read, I was charged to continue on as it was God’s call and will for me to go through BC and chemo, then surgery with a followup of radiation.  None of this is a surprise to God.  None of it was not permitted (it was all sifted through His sovereign fingers of love).  None of this can I possibly fathom at times how God is going to work it all out for His glory and for my good.

I’ve said all along that Proverbs 31:25 has ministered to me through this time.  “Strength and dignity are her clothing and she can smile at the days to come.”  When I read that reminder in this very chapter, I burst into happy tears of rejuvenation to continue for one more chemo and what all will follow.  I drew a smiley face in the margin next to the verse.  It was a good reminder.

Buy this book.
Read chapter 2.
Be encouraged that it is a verse that is very applicable to true womanhood and is at the very core of your existence.  Amen!

Again, and as will be with each post, the title at the top links back to the True Woman blog post that correlates with the very same chapter.  Just click on today’s title and you’ll be able to read another’s take on the chapter I covered today (and in the days to follow).


  1. I’m sold. I need to go buy this book and read.

    Thinking so much about you this week. One last chemo. You can do this and I know you will while giving God all the glory.

    Love you.

  2. Yes, Chap 2 is worthy of reading and re-reading. This on p 40 reminded me that it’s not about ME and the roles I have been given (or assumed), but it’s all about HIM! “A true woman is more than a good wife and mother (or aunt or sister), a loyal friend and daughter. More than anything else, she is enthralled with the Lord Jesus Christ – the Pearl of great price, the supreme Treasure of life. He is the center of her universe and her life revolves around Him.” How much more attractive that would be to those in my sphere of influence than what I often portray! Lord, forgive me.

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