12. February 2008 · 2 comments · Categories: Cancer · Tags: , ,

My beloved was in too much pain during the procedure yesterday. So he has to return on Thursday after the PETscan to try it again. This time they will put him to sleep! MUCH better I would say. 🙂 I have to admit that I wanted to come out with my dukes up and punch this guy out for hurting my husband! 🙂 Wouldn’t that have been a sight? LOL! Seriously though, I’m thankful that the Lord protected my beloved and that he won’t have to suffer through that procedure again. The wait is for a reason and the Lord knows it – that’s enough for me!

As I was waiting to see John, the Lord gave me the following verses. What a tremendous blessing to be able to turn to God’s Word and have Him reveal something that He picked out just for me to encourage my heart! Isn’t that just like our Abba Daddy? 🙂 (Psa 16:8-9) I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. (8 ) Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. (9)

I was meditating on how each born-again believer must carry a cross of some kind as we serve our Lord. We all have one, but what do we do with it? Do we grumble and moan because of the weight of it? Or do we follow the Master’s example and carry our cross and glorify the Father? We are promised that He will not allow us to be tempted more than we can bear (1 Cor. 10:13). Therefore, our cross will never be too heavy or more than we can carry. The Lord will not allow it to be so. It may feel like it is too heavy at times, but it isn’t. We are comforted knowing that we are placed in the most secure place anyone can be during trials and that is under our Father’s wings. We run there when times are troubling; we are shielded when we feel that we can bear no more; we are protected from the enemy there when God sees that “just one more thing” will throw us over the edge.

(Rth 2:12) The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.

(Psa 17:8 ) Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,

(Psa 36:7) How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

(Psa 91:4) He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

When we are at that point where we just can’t pray for ourselves, we have the Blessed Holy Spirit who prays fervently for us. (Rom 8:26) Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. I have reached that point many times and I am so thankful to know that the Holy Spirit will tell my Father exactly what I need and what my husband needs. I think of my dear friend who has fibromyalgia and most times is in such excruciating pain that she just cannot pray. Praise the Lord that God saw the frailty of His creation and did not leave us in desperation. Instead, He provided His Spirit who lives within us and intercedes during those times we cannot pray for ourselves because due to our frailties! What comfort! I truly feel as though I am under His wings when I encourage my spirit this way!

Thank you for your continued prayers for John! This lady truly appreciates it!


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  1. Oh Kate,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your beloved. Your spirit about the whole thing is a wonderful testimony of your faith in God.

  2. Thank you, Tori!!!! To God be the glory 🙂

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