This week for me was loaded with information and a few decisions. Some I knew ahead of time, but some of the information caused me to rethink some decisions. I knew that, ultimately, I have to feel comfortable with my decision. I also knew that no decision is perfect. No matter what I chose, there would be pluses and minuses. I had prayed ahead of time that I would make a wise and appropriate decision.
God promises to lead us and establish our plans. His way is the best. As I submit myself to Him, God will lead me along the path He lays out. I have confidence that the decision I made was led by God. There is no greater peace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for bringing me through another week of medical decisions. Thank You for the help you sent through CTCA. Please give me strength for the weeks ahead.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 (ESV)
My two-week break from medical appointments is coming to an end. It has been nice to have some time away from appointments, but now it is time to move forward again. Making decisions can feel overwhelming, but I have a Heavenly Father Who wants the best for me. His best. I need to daily place my trust in His care for me. When I acknowledge my own weakness, God will give me His strength. There is no better way to go through life than to have God’s strength readily available.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Please help me to go to CTCA in faith, trusting You and Your work in my life. Thank you for what You have been doing and what You will do in and through me.
When we get a negative health diagnosis, we tend to look at the effects it has on our life. Treatment, surgery, medication, and side effects are usually first on our mind. That is understandable – health issues are life changing in those ways.
How often, though, do we think about the spiritual aspects of our life? Does the threat of poor health draw us to or away from God? I have prayed (and written several times) about making a difference. I want to be God’s tool to draw people to Him. I don’t want to deal with the struggles of a cancer diagnosis, but I know God can use even me to share the truth of God’s word with others. My prayer is still that I would draw people to Jesus.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Jesus to die for me and the Holy Spirit to guide me. Thank You that You can use anyone to share the truth of Who You are. Please help me to be a shining light for You to everyone I meet.
This week I hit the proverbial brick wall. I had been to several appointments in 2 ½ weeks and while I had the blessings of many nice people, I think I just reached the point of exhaustion. There was so much push to start with I felt I had to make a decision and get going. While I don’t like crashing, it pushed me to seek a second opinion. I will be heading to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in about 2 weeks. I like their integrated approach including working with the patient to help them understand and feel comfortable with the decisions being made.
While it is important to work through medical issues without delay, it is nice to have a break. Taking time to rest is important. We tend to hurry through life, and it can take its toll. I will thoroughly enjoy no appointments for a time.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for a short time of rest from medical appointments. Thank You for the encouragement from the staff at CTCA. They have been a blessing. Please help me to cling to You and show You to others as I face this journey.