My last post was about my breast cancer biopsy and how God encouraged me through that.
Now it’s 2021. It’s been 3 years since my diagnosis and surgery. And I have lived in the victory over that challenge.
When I realized that I had received 5 notices to schedule my mammogram this year, it occurred to me that I might have been feeling a little anxious about it. There were 3 other good friends who went through the breast cancer surgery and decisions about treatment in 2018. Of those, one was re-diagnosed and had a double mastectomy this year with chemo and radiation. One had a stroke this past year after having been on cancer medication. And the third found a new tumor on her chest wall with her mammogram a few weeks ago.
So perhaps I was a little hesitant in making my appointment. But God is faithful – to them in helping them through their challenges; and to me, in meeting me where I was as I walked into that medical building once again.
Once again. I looked to the sky and began a prayer of thanks and praise that brought me encouragement:
Thank You Father
for the sunlight on my face,
for the power that I feel
as I am entering this place.
Knowing You are with me
overcomes the fear and dread;
regardless where the path leads
or what may lie ahead.
I am filled with encouragement
by looking to my past;
seeing what You’ve brought me through –
the troubles did not last.
I’m a Soldier in Your Army
whatever battles I must face
I know the story’s end…
You put the devil in his place!
Are you facing a difficult challenge? Physical? Emotional? Spiritual?
There are plenty of those going around now.
Again, I suggest you look to God for your sunlight – your Son-light!
Let Him light the way for you and show you how to advance, even if you are afraid. Not knowing what lies ahead is part of the human condition. But God knows. He will prepare you and equip you to deal with it. And He will go with you.
Even if into a battle, He will be with you. And give you armor. And fight with you to give you victory!
Let God’s faithfulness in your past encourage you. Make a timeline of it, write in a journal, or take a page and make some notes or use pictures so you remember.
Put on the Armor of God to prepare you for battle. Ephesians 6:10-18
Appropriate His peace by focusing your mind on Him. Isaiah 26:3-4
He is there for you. As close as a prayer.
My mammogram this year was normal. I am thanking God – for His strength as I went, and for the result.
May God’s peace be upon you. May you feel His strength in whatever trials you are facing. He will meet you where you are.