The Journey Begins

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“Do not fear for I am with you, do not be discouraged for I am your God, I will strengthen you and I will help you. I will uphold  you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

Today I begin a  blog because of a new journey that I am about to start.  Actually I have already started it.  A couple of weeks ago I had surgery on my larynx and eventually it was discovered that I have cancer.

We have been down this road before, my wife had cancer over 18 years ago and God has helped her and strengthened her faith in so many ways.  I just never thought that I would have to go through some of the same things that she did.  Her journey lasted over a year.  So far, my treatment plan will be about 8 to 9 weeks long and by fall I should be getting stronger.  None the less, the word CANCER just scares  and intimidates all of us.

Isaiah 41:10 was a verse I would often end my day with when we were going through my wife’s cancer.   I would pray that verse and know that God is able to help us and strengthen us through every situation in our lives.  It is God I trust in, it is God  that I will seek in counsel and it is God who will see me through.   I know that I have many friends who will pray for me and will help me during these weeks.  In fact, as I type this blog, my neighbor is mowing my lawn.   THANKS!!!

I am grateful for the advice and the comments that my friends give to me.  The greatest gift of all is their prayers.  I know God is listening and I know that he will supply my every need during this journey.

Just a month ago my father past away.  I asked my family for the privilege to preach his funeral sermon.  I was struggling with my voice and have been for over four years.  But God sustained me and helped me and I was able to have a strong voice and emotional strength to preach.  It was such an honor to celebrate the life of my dad.  He was a strong man and a man of faith.  His favorite verse was John 5:24 and I will write a blog on that verse in the near future.  After the funeral I could barely talk and soon after I had the  surgery to get the biopsy and remove as much as they could of the cancer.

I will be honored if you choose to follow me through this journey.  My grammar is horrible, so please forgive me before I even begin.  But I hope to share my heart, my thoughts and perhaps a word or two from the Lord about this journey.

 

3 thoughts on “The Journey Begins

  1. So after I read your eloquent blog Keith, I did not feel like praying was enough. I did not feel like I would be watching, listening a reading from the sidelines. I felt like I was on your journey too, step by step by your side offering support and comfort always.

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