His mercies are new every morning, great is His faithfulness!!! For some reason God keeps reminding me of this constantly. I am thankful I don't have to worry about tomorrow or my yesterday, I have today and He gives me grace for whatever comes my way. I may not see the grace at the moment, but I trust that it is there and I'm not walking alone at any moment, He's always with me.
I woke up very nauseated and had some stomach issues so I wasn't sure if chemo would take place today or not. I knew my blood work would let me know if treatment should happen. Praise the Lord every one of my blood levels were exactly where they needed to be. I had no Hi's or Low's on any of my levels that they are usually concerned about. They give pre-meds before my chemo treatment, and there was nausea medication that helped settle down my stomach. I was able to get both chemo's today. My friend Theresa took me to Highlands and stayed with me. She prayed over my chemo as it started and there were no complications or side effects. How great is our God!
Here's something I read in one of my daily devotional books this morning:
Hope and courage go hand in hand. When you are waiting, waiting, waiting for longed-for answers to prayer, it takes courage to continue hoping in Me. The world, the flesh, and the devil all tell you it's easier to just give up and give in to dull disappointment. In a sense, this is true. To keep praying with positive expectation requires a lot of effort and perseverance; giving up is momentarily easier. However, a resigned, I give-up attitude is always hurtful in the long run. Often, this leads to cynicism-and eventually despair. So it's well worth the effort to keep your hopefulness alive. Courage comes from the French word for "heart." Since I live in your heart, you can call upon Me to help you live courageously-facing adversity or danger with confidence and determination. I am well aware of your circumstances, and I take pleasure in helping you cope with them. So stand firm in my strength, beloved, refusing to give in or give up. I take pleasure in you always, but especially when you are bravely hoping in My steadfast Love.
Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid, for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you."
"Today is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it."