Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The battle belongs to the Lord......

Tonight at church, the lesson was nearly the end of a series on "being fearful". Talking about what we are afraid of, is amazing and as we women discussed it, we fear many things throughout the years. Getting older does not change the discussion and we older ones keep many of the same ideas as young women. Our class leader gave a comparison to fears of not having basic needs as being "battles" and God is our leader. He can win these battles for us. I had never thought of cancer being a battle but it is and it can fall under the heading of basic needs (food, shelter, health, money, jobs, safety, etc..). When we have cancer, we are in a battle for our lives and if God is in control of our lives then He is indeed our leader into battle.

II Chronicles 20:15 "This is what the Lord says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged. Go out and face [them] tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.'"

That is such a "wow" idea that when I let God take control of my life and I am in
this battle with cancer, He is leading this battle and tells me to not be afraid.

I think the eating problem is the worst of the side effects for this chemo. It is really a "taste" , or lack, and a feeling like my throat has been burned, keeping a raw feeling.

My friend Gene is sailing again and fishing again, so he is feeling so much better. Praise God for healing!

1 comment:

  1. The Spirit worked through you as you shared your Wed night class and the passage from II Chron. There are many things that are driving fear into the marrow of my life right now...none related to cancer. I quickly wrote the verse on my white board and will commit it to memory. Thank you God for using Bev in this way this morning! He is ever faithful and never failing in his grace. So happy for your 'sailing friend'.love kathryn