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Tuesday, July 30, 2013
"He Fights My Battles"
I am so thankful for God's amazing grace, blessings, strength, love, goodness and so much more over my life. I saw my oncologist today and received good news that my cancer markers have gone down. My numbers have been going up since March, so to get a report that they have gone the other direction was music to my ears. The CA 125 (cancer markers) is one of the ways my oncologist determines if the current treatment is working. I had a great friend send me scripture last night that encouraged me to keep my eyes on Jesus and to continue to trust Him in this journey. 2Chronicles 20:12b "We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you." vs. 15b "Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God's" vs. 17 "You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. (Janet) Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you." It is such a peace knowing that no matter what happens in my life, good or bad, I don't have to fight the battle. God has already gone before me and stands behind me and is fighting for me. I am thankful to have a family that supports me and is always by my side whether that be physically or far away. Tony, Jenna and Rhett went with me to the doctor today. I also do not want to take for granted the power of prayer from so many that continue to pray for me daily or whenever God puts me on their minds. I do not believe in coincidences when someone comes to your mind, to either pray for them or call. God is into every detail of our lives and I believe the power of prayer is the key to His mercies over us. I can't say enough Thank You's to those that pray for me. I am truly grateful for ALL God is doing in my life.
Me, Rhett & GPa waiting on doctor-Jenna took the picture
We were there for over an hour and when we came out, my friend Theresa was there waiting to see how everything went. She and Tony both stayed with me during chemo, and everything went very smooth and quick. Theresa gave me a plaque that reads "Faith is daring the soul to go beyond what the eyes can see". If it weren't for faith and my trust in Jesus, I'm not sure where my life would be today. I am thankful I can't see what tomorrow has in store for me and that I don't even have to worry or be consumed with it. I was able to enjoy health and life today and will continue to trust Him for my tomorrow.