Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The Lord Upholds

Pray that God will give me answers to questions, direction for ministry, comfort in distress, wisdom for decisions, and promises to cling to from Scripture.

The Lord your God, . . . went in the way before you to search out a place for you to pitch your tents, to show you the way you should go, in the fire by night and in the cloud by day. *** As an eagle stirs up its nest, hover over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led him. *** The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand *** Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all . . . . We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purose. *** With us is the Lord our God, to help us and to fight our battles. *** The Lord you God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness.

Proverbs 2:8; Deut 1:32-33; Deut. 32:11-12; Ps. 37:23-24;
Ps. 34:19; Ps. 1:6; Romans 8:28; 2 Chron. 32:8; Zeph. 3:17

Today was a good day - Kate


Anonymous said...

Dear Kate,
Praise God for today...and that it's OVER! So glad it all went as well as it did.
Okay, probably a dumb question, but could you wear sunglasses or those tiny eye covers you use when you go to a tanning bed during your XRT to decrease the brightness, or does the radiation have to actually get your eye, too? Or are you laughing at my stupidity right now? ...Just trying to help!
Anyway, I'm praying you get a great night's sleep tonight, and that tomorrow goes at least as smoothly as today did. Maybe pick a verse or two each day to repeat to yourself during your XRT. Chant them, meditate on them in your anxious moments until you really sense His presence. He's closer than your breath, Kate.

I'm sending my love from Lilbourn, MO tonight, as we are visiting relatives.
Love, Tiffani Gibbs

Jason and Michelle said...

We went to Minnesota for Christmas to be with Jason's parents. We sang this song at their church during the Christmas Eve worship, and the Lord brought your face to my mind. I have sung this song many times, and it's one of my very favorites. And yet it had new meaning to me as I sung the words in the light of what the Lord is doing in your life. I hope the words bring comfort to you as they did me.
You are loved and prayed over daily...
The Roloffs

In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This Cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love,
what depths of peace
When fears are stilled,
when strivings cease
My Comforter, my All in All
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone,
who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
'Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious Day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost it's grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Brought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me
From life's first cry
to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
'Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand.

Laura Joback said...

Hey, girl! Was glad and surprised to run into Gram this AM at Dierbergs w/ the Snodgrass faction (the boys, that is). As far as the Nativity movie: a) I was a little irked when we went to see it that the title has the word "story" in it, as it is NOT a "story" (i.e.: fable or fairy tale)... b) definately, the BOOK was ought to read it, if you haven't!
I've been praying for you and the timing of radiation and medications and such...LOVE the fact that the mask was "mysteriously" less tight and that you had no nausea. Sending a cyberspace hug, as usual! MMMMMM!!! There, did you get it?

Anonymous said...

I've been thinking and praying for you as we've had family in and now are in Indiana. I love watching you grow in faith and love in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It's a beautiful thing.

Ramona Lisa said...

Back from our Christmas travels. Dave, we crossed your old stomping ground in Indiana as we toured the midwest. Flat and farmy, wouldn't you say?

We've been thinking of you and praying that your treatments continue without a hitch. I was so relieved to see that the first day was relatively smooth. Praise the Lord for that!

Now that we're just a couple miles from you again, let us know what we can do for you! Maybe some episodes of "24" or Culvers burgers? Your wish is our command!

Love in Christ, Ramona