"Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised" Proverbs 31:29
Today is my surgery day, dear friends, please cover me in prayer. My surgery will involve removal of lymph nodes and immediate biopsy of the removed nodes. Initially, they are going after three nodes. It is my prayer that the three test negative for cancer cells; they will stop taking nodes then. If they test "dirty" they will remove all of my lymph nodes. I know the Great Physician covers me and has a plan. Regardless of the outcome, I will praise His name for it is His strength and love that has brought me out of darkness time and time again. And, it is His power and love that will bring me out again.
I've been walking through this storm since August and as hard as it has been at times, it has not been fruitless. As I draw closer to my God in this struggle, I am continually blessed by His promises kept. No, I'm not always at peace, anxiety free and accepting. There is, however, a peace that comes when you finally realize--I mean, really get it--that you are not alone. We are not promised a pain free life of roses and rainbows. In fact, God's word prepares us for life on this earth---we are told there will be trouble; we will suffer. But, God. We do not walk alone and He is a very present help in our struggle; He is the anchor in every storm. He has shown Himself over and over. He is so patient; constantly pursing, comforting, powerful, faithful. Who am I that He should care for me? That part is simple. I am His child. I belong to Him and oh, how He loves me. He loves you too. He's waiting for you. Seek Him. You will find Him. I'm sure about few things in this life, but of this, I am absolutely positive; without a doubt, certain.
My artwork features the stamp set Teacup Roses--both the image and the sentiment. The book of Proverbs is an encouraging and instructional book. Today, I'm not in full agreement with the verse simply because it is the Lord who should be praised. Anything praise worthy in me is because of Him.
I'll be praying over all of my warriors yesterday, today and tomorrow. I thank you, in advance for your prayers. I appreciate each one of them and feel the covering you offer.
In Him, Jane