November 18, 2019 (Post #17)
(From Journal #1: February 22, 2005)
I didn’t hear from the doctor until yesterday, Monday. The diagnosis is low-grade lymphoma. I went to see him at 3:00 and had a bone marrow biopsy done. It was awful! But, You saw me through. I go back Friday. I stand on the promises of God that my bone marrow is normal!
I confess and repent some discouragement because I know I heard a voice tell me that day in recovery that it was benign? I hold on to that even though I have been given a diagnosis of lymphoma. I just read Romans 1-5. Romans 4:19-22 really spoke to me: “And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old) and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. Abraham did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had the power to do what He had promised. And therefore it was accounted to him for righteousness.”
What does this tell me? Even though I have had to face the fact of a diagnosis of lymphoma, I must not waver in unbelief. I must still give glory to God and know that God has the power to do what He promised in His Word. The diagnosis doesn’t really matter. All that matters is God’s promise and His faithfulness and His power to heal. Thank You, Jesus, for getting my eyes back on You alone. I give you glory, Lord! God has not left me nor forsaken me and He never will. That is His promise.
The moon was full again tonight. It was one month ago today when we were in Arizona and the moon was so beautiful and comforting. How appropriate that I saw it again tonight after such a bad day yesterday.
Hebrews 13:5: ….For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 Peter 2:24: …Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness – by whose stripes you were healed.
Galatians 3:13: Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)….