Hello Prayer Warriors!!!
Last weekend, I was at Chase on the Lake in Walker, MN for a Ladies' Retreat with a 180+ amazing women. We had a wonderful time of fellowship, food, and fun around our Saviors's name and we heard many inspiring testimonials of faith on how God works in real life situations. My heart was greatly encouraged and I was grateful to be able to attend. Many good conversations took place, but one in particular sticks out in my mind. One evening while chatting with a group of gals, someone made the comment that I was 'battling' cancer. This remark took me by surprise and I replied "I'm not battling cancer, the battle is the Lord's." After sharing several verses with these friends, we were all encouraged by the reminder from God's word to let Him fight our battles for us.
When I first learned I had cancer, it was as if God was telling me to climb into His wheelbarrow. As He started to carry me across on a tightrope over a deep, deep canyon, my faith was stretched. When I look around, especially if I look down, I'm terrified. Everything is out of my control. "My life is literally on the line." But can you imagine if I become restless and try to help God out? Yikes!!! The best thing I can do is to be still and keep my eyes on Jesus. Resting in His perfect peace, I know He will bring me safely to the other side.
My God has never asked me to fight this cancer battle, nor figure out how to save my life. It's silly for me to embrace the philosophy of putting on 'teal' boxing gloves or wearing a t-shirt that says I'm going to 'kick' this disease. Truth is, I can't. I have no power of my own. I'm up against a giant and when I weigh the statistics, all odds are against me. So, this is where REAL faith comes in, my friends. I'm either going to trust the promises of God or panic when I succumb to worldly viewpoint. It's either faith or fear.
God knows what He's doing-that's a fact-and He has the power to overcome my cancer. He is not bound by percentages. He is the almighty God who works without limits. And here's what He expects of me: to 'kick' back and enjoy the ride with Him. He gives the victory each and every day and I can praise Him for what He has accomplished, what He is accomplishing and what He will accomplish in the future.
Tomorrow, I have two chemotherapy's starting at 1:15 pm. Prayers greatly appreciated.
The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you,
Do not be afraid nor dismayed...for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
You will not need to fight this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you...
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, The Lord mighty in battle.
for it is GOD WHO WORKS in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.
Deut 1:30, II Chronicles 20:15,17, Psalm 24:8, Philippians 2:13, Matthew 11:28-30