Today on my personal email I received a lovely letter from a woman I hardly know. Her letter blessed my heart. She has gone through a unique struggle of her own this past year. She so eloquently put into words that I cannot seem to say. I hope the portions of her letter bless you as well and prompt you to pray.
The Lord calls us to different trials, but I believe each one prepares us to
1. comfort with the comfort we have received (2 Cor 1:4),
2. rely not on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead (2 Cor 1:9)
3. to be the broken vessels that reveal the "all surpassing power [that] is from God and not from us" (2 Cor 4:7). (I am truly broken)
As you struggle not just with the knowledge of your cancer but also the effects of treatment, I pray that you will know in deep and rich ways the presence of God Almighty, his power, and his sustaining grace. May you know God’s very rich blessings as you walk this road. May Dave also know the power, presence, and sustaining grace of the Lord as he walks with you. May his hand of blessing be upon your family. And may his name be exalted in all that lies ahead. You are not alone.
Kate's closing thoughts :
My prayer for this trial – even though I’ve walked with the Lord for a long time, that I will experience God’s presence, power, and sustaining grace in new and very deep ways this year.
Tomorrow at 9:00 (Tuesday) another appointment with Dr. Linette. Pray for more questions to be answered. I also have labs to be done. Pray also that the dr. will share my MRI information with Dave & I. Realizing the purpose of the MRI wasn't to see if any growth had occured. It was more for helping the radiation procedure. I just would like to know.