Six sessions,one every three weeks… nausea, sickness, ups and downs, fear and peace that is leading to healing is what the past seventeen weeks have been for me. The tumor has shrunk remarkably. God has been gracious and kind to us. His hand on me through this process is incomparable to anything I have ever known. Now I understand why my Aunt Sue told me she was thankful for cancer. It draws you closer to Jesus than your everyday trials. It reminds me of the disciples and water. It seems that Jesus taught many lessons while on the sea, faith being one of them.
Peace be still! He spoke to the waves after the disciples woke him from his sleep. They were in a panic and needed Christ. Maybe they knew he could take care of the situation miraculously or maybe his being awake simply helped them feel better. Whatever the disciples were thinking they were clearly amazed as Jesus stood and rebuked the waves. Peace be still! In the midst of battle or raging seas we can be still and trust that our Lord can handle the situation. (Mark 4:35-41)
Step out of the boat. Sometimes Jesus requires action and calls us out onto the open waters with Him. After all, He desires that we go through life stretching and growing our faith. As we step out of the boat we have at least two goals. 1. Not to sink. 2. To get closer to Jesus. If we reverse this order and focus on intimacy with the Savior we will walk as Peter did in the beginning. Keep your eyes focused on Jesus and He will do amazing things in your life.(Matthew 14:22-33)
Early on in this journey my Aunt Shirley reminded me of these words from Numbers 6:24-26 and it is my prayer for you today as well. “The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”