Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
I am not a theologian or a scholar, but I am very aware of the fact that pain is necessary to all of us. In my own life, I think I can honestly say that out of the deepest pain has come the strongest conviction of the presence of God and the love of God. ~ Elizabeth Elliot
Pray recovery ( without any cancer recurrence possibility) be speedy and pain minimized.
Update received.from MeetinintheClouds on 7 October, before her operation scheduled for early afternoon on 8. October, 2014 Brisbane, Australia.
” Praise God for a good outcome today. I am booked for surgery early afternoon tomorrow. Dr Petersen is going to remove as little as possible but as much as necessary. He says that this procedure could mean the cancer will return in a year or two, requiring more drastic surgery, but he considers the risk minimal. I have been on clear fluids only for two days and feeling a bit weak, but otherwise well.
Thank you for your prayers and concern. Psalm 27:1,5 The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid? For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.
I thank you and the ‘family’ at CB and praise God for you.
In Christ and in His keeping
My response to Angela – we are looking forward to hear from her very soon after the operation because The Lord is holding her hand as she goes into the operation and coming out of it. Glory to God.
We are one in the bond of love.