Day 17 -HOPE
Today’s thought is shared by Wanda Coats…
“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 NIV)
On April 20th I went to my oncologist for what I thought was going to be a routine check up. Within the first 5 seconds of the visit I found out that one of my tumor markers was a little high and that there was the possibility that my cancer had returned. He proceeded to scan anything that could be scanned and the results came back negative. I was very hopeful at this point that I was clear but he ordered a pet scan because he felt the results were inconclusive. I received the results in May that my cancer had returned as metastatic breast cancer in my ribs. Treatment started immediately and now I am waiting for test results that will tell me whether or not the treatment is working. My life will be treatments and scans. I am lucky to have been diagnosed early and new medicines are becoming available for treatment of my type of cancer.
I have amazing support from my family, church family and friends but at the end of the day I walk this path alone with God. I searched for a verse that would give me strength to daily walk with God through this and I found Isaiah 40:31.
With God’s help we can go through anything with a smile on our faces. I see everyday as a blessing and am thankful everyday for the opportunity to walk with God. Cancer is bringing me closer to God.
God please give me the strength and faith to complete this journey and help me to be the kind of Christian I need to be. Please continue to hold my hand. In Jesus Name…Amen