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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.