In 2018 I walked into a medical building for a biopsy after my mammogram showed something. Partly in disbelief, and partly with a “Why not me?” attitude. After all, I had walked through the process with my cousin a couple years before. And within the last 6 months 3 good friends had been diagnosed and were at varying stages of treatment.
It almost felt like God had prepared me for just this by letting me see it up close and personally. As thoughts came to me I looked up to the sky to see a beautiful blue and bright sunshine, and uttered a spontaneous thanks to God for lifting my eyes and my spirit.
The words kept coming as God encouraged me with His truth and power. I spoke them into my cell phone:
Thank You Father
for the sunlight on my face,
for the power that I feel
as I am entering this place
of Unknown futures
that await and lie ahead;
my thoughts become confused
and I sense a sense of dread.
But my spirit soars
over victories I see;
all the many times You fought
and won the day for me.
I am clothed with a power
that I’m confident outlasts
whatever Satan throws at me,
whatever evil blast
might try to distract me
from the peace I know you give
and the confidence and trust I’ve placed
in You the while I live
Are you going through a challenging time? A dIfficult diagnosis? Facing a hardship not of your own making?
Look to God for your sunlight – your Son-light. Think back to times when God was there for you.
Recall His faithfulness in the past. Write it down.
Ask God to clothe you with His power.
Put on the Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-18
Appropriate His peace by focusing your mind on Him Isaiah 26:3-4
He won’t disappoint you.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Surgery got what was there. God walked by my side through the whole process. He gave me peace. And I still have it.
May the peace of God be upon you. May He strengthen you with His power. May He make a way where there seems to be no way. Amen