Has God ever taken you through a door that, if you were writing the story, would not be part of your preferred plotline?
I trust God knows what He’s doing in my life. In fact, I think God has a plan for this “door” that I’m now being asked to walk through. I’m not saying God has caused the “door” but I know that He’s using the “door” for my good, other’s good, and ultimately His good!
So who could ask for more or different, with that in mind?
Enough of the cryptic ramblings—the “door” God is asking me to walk through is breast cancer. Just this past week I got word that I have two masses in my right breast that are either stage one or early stage two. It doesn’t look like it has spread to my lymph nodes (Yay, God!), but that really won’t be fully known until they do an MRI next week.
Needless to say, after the busyness of returning from my recent trip and trying to get all my ducks back in a row (b/c those little rascals seem to have a mind of their own and are running in all sorts of directions lately!), with this new “door” I’m feeling a bit like I’ve gotten swept up in a whirlwind and I’m not sure where I’ll land! Too bad it won’t be the Land of Oz! But then on second thought …
With our great God and Redeemer, I’m trusting that it’s going to be even better than Oz could ever hope to be! Right?
So please know that if I don’t engage with you as much as I have in the past in the days and weeks to come, that I’m simply chasing down a “duck-gone-wild” or distracted by this new adventure God has me on, AND I would really love your grace, patience and encouragement in this matter, but most of all, I desire your prayers!!
Let’s show Satan, as well as, a watching world just how beautiful the body of Christ is when it comes to lifting each other up to our Powerful Papa!
What “doors” have you had to walk through that have really tested your faith?
What has God done to remind you He’s still in control, no matter how scary and disorienting your personal “whirlwind” may be or have been?
(Trust me, this is something I’d love to hear from all of you about, since I need the reminders of His constant care in all of our lives!)
“Though He slay me, yet will I hope in Him …” Job 13:15a (NIV)
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