Time is Fleeting



Be Anxious for Nothing

 
Last week I had some lab work done and a CAT scan. My blood pressure was…well, lets just say it was very high. So high, the nurse took it again using my other arm! so much for being anxious for nothing!


The Art of Waiting

 
 
Steadfast. That’s the word the Lord gave to me at the beginning of the year 2016. “What an odd word,” I thought. I couldn’t help but wonder if something would soon shake my world or test my faith, requiring me to be steadfast. I felt unnerved.

My suspicions were right. Not long after receiving my word, I was diagnosed with stage three non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The diagnosis came as quite a shock; I lived a holistic, healthy lifestyle, and cancer doesn’t run in our family. Cancer is no respecter of persons. It can hit anyone.

The Lord knew that chemotherapy and its challenging side effects would require me to practice steadfastness. Each day I had to cling resolutely to what I knew to be true in my heart despite what I felt in my body.
What did I know to be true?


Don’t Give Up

 
 

2 Corinthians 4:17-18 (MSG)

So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.
 

During my fight against cancer, I had a meltdown.

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Blessings in the Valley

 
Recently, God spoke to my heart through Psalm 118:17-18: “I will not die, but live. And I will tell what the Lord has done. The Lord has taught me a hard lesson, but he did not let me die.”
 
That made me think of Psalm 23:4: “Even when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, (some translations say darkest valley), I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.”