The news has been trickling out, so I thought I’d share how amazing God is, even in the midst of dealing with my husband’s diagnosis of a brain tumor for the second time (The first time was in 2004 and God did a miracle!)
God still works miracles today!
Here’s a journal note I wrote in my Bible app back in April when this whole thing happened (and I could easily doubt and fear and freak out and wonder why the miracle had a 12 year expiration date):
This is so amazing, how God uses His own word and devotionals, like this one from Dr. Tony Evans, to speak specifically to situations we go through. Yesterday, Adam & I met with a neuro-oncologist about a “darkening” on the CT Scan Adam got on Wednesday, after he had a minor seizure.
Here’s what we read this morning by Dr. Tony Evans:
“Even though life may become dark, His light continues to burn. There is no darkness that can quench the light of God’s love. You have no reason to worry – God is with you!”
YES! Even if there’s “dark,” God’s light continues to burn (like radiation to remove and heal whatever it is!) Amen!
Dr. Tony also shared how “Your brain signals dangers in your life whether they are real or imagined. What you need to do when these worry signals happen is to assess and triage them.”
Your brain!!! We don’t have to worry. We’re assessing and triage-ing, like they did at the ER, checking Adam after the minor seizure. And I believe that means everything is going to be alright.
God’s word reassured me of that.
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” – Psalms 23:4
“Come, let us tell of the LORD’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.”
Psalms 34:3-5 NLT https://bible.com/116/psa.34.3-5.nlt
“O LORD, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” Interlude But you, O LORD, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high. I cried out to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy mountain. Interlude I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the LORD was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.”
Psalms 3:1-6 NLT https://bible.com/116/psa.3.1-6.nlt
“O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you restored my health. You brought me up from the grave, O LORD. You kept me from falling into the pit of death. Sing to the LORD, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
Psalms 30:2-5 NLT https://bible.com/116/psa.30.2-5.nlt
Thank You, Lord!
P.S. Are you journaling?
There is something special about journaling — it helps you write thoughts down instead of obsess and worry (which I tend to do … a LOT!) They say journaling helps us heal and deal with fear and anxiety. But journaling is also an amazing way to record the things God does so we can go back, read them again later, and be amazed by His faithfulness. He is really always with us.
To inspire you, I put together this round up of journals (I want them all!) If you like them and decide to buy one (or 4), it’s an affiliate link, so I get a small commission at no extra cost to YOU! Sweet!