As I lay there trying to drift off after another long, tiring trip to Philly today for an infusion of my chemo, I realized after two hours of fighting with myself in my head that I’m apparently not supposed to be sleeping right now, I’m supposed to be blogging. Now, you gotta understand, I don’t write this blog for the attention, or the likes, or shares, or comments or any of that, I write it to give glory to God where I believe it is absolutely due. But blogging has proved to be a really cool way to connect with people, cancer or not, believers or not. I’ve been so blessed by the connections that I’ve made through this blog and through this cancer journey, and God’s showing me that these connections were what was important all along.
I realized today while reading in 2 Corinthians (during the looooong wait at the oncologist’s office) that comfort from God can come directly from Him (which happens for me, like, daily) but it also comes in the form of hearing what He is up to in other people’s lives and hearing testimonies about what He has done for us. Just look at what Paul says,
Those of you that know me know how strongly I feel about the importance of our testimonies. We don’t always have to have the “right” answer in a heated debate about faith, but if we can allow ourselves to be a little vulnerable and we can share what God is doing in our lives, that opens up communication, lets people see that God is as real as you and me and that He is good, no matter what we are facing.
So, tell me! What is God doing in your life today? What can we sing praises for to Him on your behalf? Let’s talk about how good God is!! I don’t even care if you share this link or not, I’d encourage you to blow up social media today with the goodness of God. You never know what someone might be going through or how they might be hurting and being reminded of His love for us might be just what they need.
I’ll start – by all melanoma statistics and without medical intervention, I’d be dead by now! I don’t say this lightly either, but I say it in awe of what God is capable of. I see His hand riddled all throughout my cancer journey, I see where little things that I didn’t think meant anything at the time came back to be important, I see where He lead me for treatment and how, among other things, having those horrible seizures that showed my brain tumor may have actually saved my life as I was then stage 4 and able to start Keytruda before the cancer was able to do more damage than it already had. And so far, my body is responding to the drug really well. I don’t know how long I have left, but I’m still here and I’m giving praise to God for that!
So please feel free to share with me and others who may read this and need encouragement about how God’s working in your life right now.
Here’s a fun song that a friend of mine (a connection made through this awful cancer, actually! Her daughter is fighting this fight too) sent me a while ago, and it’s an upbeat song about celebrating the change in us once we accept Christ MercyMe – Shake
Oh, and hey, need a laugh? Check out this awesome shirt that my beautiful sister-in-law and slightly less beautiful brother-in-law had made for me. I think every cancer patient needs one of these!! Lol