The first chemo treatment went well. Nausea and achy pains lasted about a week. On the day after chemo, the nurse gives me a shot to help my white blood cell count increase. The shot was the worst part of the first treatment. It made me feel like I had the flu. Achy all over. The week after I began to feel better. Now it is the week before treatment #2 and I feel great, almost like I don’t have cancer. After our devotional time one night Coleman apologized for not praying for healing. He said “Sorry Mom I forgot you had cancer.” My response, “So did I.” The next day we played a rousing game of kickball. Two weeks really makes a difference.
For treatment #2 I am praying, “that they eyes of my heart may be enlightened in order that I may know the hope to which he has called me, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” Ephesians 1:18-21. My sister, Elizabeth gave me a pair of earrings at Easter. They are now what I loving refer to as my chemo earrings. The cut out of the cross reminds me that the Jesus is resurrected. He is no longer on the cross. They also remind me that Christ’s power goes with me as I face chemo treatments. I will not need any other power to handle treatments because his power is the “incomparably great power for us who believe.” Think of it as God’s almighty energy is available to those who believe. Not to those who think positively or have less negative energy but, to those who believe. The power is available to all who place their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior.
So, what do you need his power for today? Is your faith in Christ or is it in your own abilities? I’m asking tough questions because life is tough and the answers matter.