“I am more than just a ‘survivor’; I’m also a ‘winner’! You see, there is a spiritual battle going on around us–a battle for our souls, our hearts and our minds– and God does not want us merely to survive this battle. He assures us that with His help we will be victorious. Wounded but not defeated. Not just surviving, implying we barely made it, but energized by running the race, staying the course, and fighting the good fight. Somehow, someway, we will be better women because of this experience.” –Janet Thompson, Dear God, They Say It’s Cancer.
As I read these words last night, they resonated with my spirit. I found myself wanting this situation to be used by God more than before. I wanted Him to energize me while I was in this race. I want my life, my family and my friends to be better people. “But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive”–Genesis 50:20
God answered; and I received this from a friend today…
“Your diagnosis raised an awareness in me, had me checking on things more than I usually would…finally scheduled that (first ever) mammogram. …at the end of my visit to the breast health center, I found myself speechless across the table from [the nurse], scheduling a biopsy for day after tomorrow. There’s nothing solid on my imaging, just some abnormal calcifications, but they’re suspicious enough to warrant a biopsy. So, if you think your angels have the energy to spare, could you ask them all to say a little something for an anonymous friend too?”
My heart broke as I read these words. I know the emotions, the fear and the anxiety. I know the cold silence of waiting…waiting…waiting for test day and finally results. I cried for my friend. My heart is so heavy for her and her family. I am humbled and overwhelmed that God can use this situation to help someone else.
To my friend, I say, GOD IS…God is our helper, our healer, our strength, our friend and our comfort.
“In the day when I cried out, You answered me. And made me bold with strength in my soul”–Psalm 138:3
“Fear not, for I AM your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous hand.” –Isaiah 41:10
“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” –Deuteronomy 31:8
My dear friend needs your prayers and support. Just like you came alongside my family in our time of need, she needs you, too. She has asked my angels for their prayers and I know you will call out to God on her behalf. I am praying and believing as much for her family as I do for mine. I pray God will answer her prayers in a different way than He did mine, but I pray HIS WILL be done in both our lives.
“But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive”–Genesis 50:20
Praying and Believing from me and my friend!