Saturday, October 14, 2017

He's Fighting My Battles ~ Trusting God with This Day ~ Breast Cancer Journey

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Dear Readers,

You all have been so sweet and kind to me through this breast cancer journey. I am so encouraged by your comments and cards and gifts. God has been so good to me as I focus on the process of getting well. 

When I found out about the cancer, I was not angry. 
God didn't give me cancer.
It rains on the just and the unjust. 

God did see what Satan was going to do, and He made sure I had all the things I needed to fight this cancer including health insurance and the Word of faith inside me. I do not feel like I am fighting cancer at all. God is fighting the battle for me.


His name is Jehovah Sabaoth 
which means Lord of Hosts, 
leader in the battle. 

Truthfully, after the initial shock, I could see so many things that God had set in motion to help me, I got rather excited!

He is an awesome God! 
He will get glory from this!

God will see me through this. He saw me through chemotherapy. He will see me through surgery. Yes, I get scared once in awhile. When I get us or fearful, I have to change my focus to God, trust Him, and just go through this day. He will be with me in every "this day." Every bit of strength and hope and faith comes from God Himself.

"Faith comes by hearing 
and hearing by the Word of God." 
Romans 10:17

Saturate yourself with the Word of God! Read it, listen to it on Bible Gateway or Bible.com. Listening is a great way to get the Word inside you! Listen over and over until it changes the way you think and speak!

Dear reader, there is nothing I want more for you than that you should draw closer to God. He loves you so much. No matter what you're going through, He is the one who will take you through "this day". He will never leave you nor forsake you. He is your ever present help in times of trouble. But first—you must reach out to him.


God bless you all!
Thank you so much for your prayers.
Laura
Trusting God with this day each day



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The Lord is My Strength. In Christ Alone I Put My Trust
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38 comments:

  1. Amen, Laura....sending you lots of hugs and love.

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    1. Hugs and love received and returned with interest!

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  2. You are beautiful. Your inspiring words help me too to cope with brokenness and watch the glory of God take place. One day you and I will be whole and healthy again with all this behind us! Rest well.

    Praying!
    Mary

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    1. Mary,
      There's no end to God's goodness and mercy. It will follow us all the days of our lives.
      Prayed for you tonight.
      Hugs,
      Laura

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  3. It is so hard to remain faithful when you are being tested! Prayers for you!!

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    1. Sometimes faith is all we have. If it's faith in God, Jehovah Rapha, our healer, it's a pretty big thing to have!

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  4. I just love your attitude. It is infectious to me!
    With God all things are possible.
    Prayers and hugs sweet lady.

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    1. I'm so glad Cheryl! This is one infection you WANT to have!

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  5. Dear Laura, your Faith and utmost trust in God inspires me and uplifts me. You are in my thoughts and prayers every single day. God is so good. God bless you x

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    1. God has shown himself faithful to me in so many ways Effieq. He is so good to me. He is trustworthy.
      Thank you for thinking and praying for me.
      God bless you, too.

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  6. Laura,
    Your courage and faith amazes me.. I see and feel our Lord in you.
    God is good and is with you , I am continuing my prayers.. hugs my friend.

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    1. Judy,
      When we've done all, we're to stand. There's no better place to stand than on the promises of God and Jesus. The doctors haven't given me hope by giving me any odds (I didn't want to know them), but God gives me more than hope. I cling to God, because he is my only true hope.
      Hugs to you,
      Laura

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  7. I felt exactly like that when my husband was in the coma. There were so many naysayers but I knew that God would wake him up in His time. He gave me such sweet assurance that I cannot explain it.

    A few years ago my husband was unemployed for 9 months and we were so not worried about him finding a job that we felt almost irresponsible. One night my husband said that he was more afraid of being so unconcerned than he was about finding a job in his 50's.

    You are a witness to many as you go through this journey and I praise God that He has allowed me to be a part of your prayer team. Hugs!

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    1. God is amazing, is he not? The doctors do not have the final say, God does. We can trust him in all things and above all things. He is good good good.
      I am so glad you're part of my team, too!

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  8. Hello dear friend! I have been praying for you as I will continue too. Yes, it rains on the unjust and just and God greatly prepared you and has cared for you so kindly along the way.

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    1. Thank you Michelle, you are a prayer warrior!

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  9. I read my Bible every day, but my guilty pleasure is my Pastor Charles Stanley videos on YouTube (on the channel "InTouch Ministries"). I put one on and while I do my housework (wash dishes, fold clothes, cleaning, etc) I listen to his sermons. He is the one who convinced me that I needed Jesus in my heart in the first place, and that daily scripture is a must. I highly recommend his videos.

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    1. I love Charles Stanley! Even though the recommendation was for Laura, I appreciate it too and will look him up on YouTube.

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  10. This really touched my heart, Laura! Thank you for sharing about your journey with cancer.

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  11. Oh Laura, you are the sweet and kind one. You've touched my heart too. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  12. You are a fine example for ladies everywhere! Praying for you as your surgery date draws closer! (((hugs)))

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  13. As a young man in our church tweeted a few days before his untimely death a couple years ago, God's got me!
    It has now become a local mantra for our church and county, and I think of it often. He does indeed have us, and this (whatever it may be), and all will be well.
    Praying for you, my friend.

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  14. I thought of you today, Laura. This morning our pastor asked the congregation if they know anyone who needs healing. Almost every hand went up, including mine! So, this morning a random stranger on the Internet in a church in rural North Carolina, prayed for your healing.

    “Truthfully, after the initial shock, I could see so many things that God had set in motion to help me, I got rather excited!”

    This is more valuable than gold. You can see God reaching out to catch you. People would give all they have for that, if they only knew they could have it too.

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  15. Laura, you know your in my prayers! What amazes me, is that through this, you are lifting all of us with your wonderful spirit. It is just a never ending well of truth & praise.
    Be blessed my dear friend, I do love you! Laurie

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    1. Hi Laurie,
      You know, it's not my spirit at all. Holy Spirit is carrying me. God is so very good. God is so very good to me. Hugs to you. Love you, too. You've been wonderful in helping me through this.
      Laura

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  16. Laura,

    You truly are an inspiration! Your faith in Jesus is so beautiful! When I have faced difficult times nothing can comfort my heart like God's precious Word. What a blessing it is!!

    You are in my prayers, Laura!!

    -Sarah

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  17. Hello my friend! God is in control and He is fighting for you, his precious child. May you continue to be strengthened by His love for you and by the love and prayers of your many friends and family. All my love to you!

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  18. You're in my thoughts and prayers Laura!
    -Khani

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  19. Wonderfully said Laura -you know who to call on when you need him. You are always a blessing and I always mention you in my prayers.

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  20. One day at a time, sweet Jesus is something that I sang almost every day while I was going through treatments, and He did give me His strength each day. Prayers for strength and healing for you.

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  21. Dearest Friday will be here and gone soon! You will recover and you will have a greater walk and talk and you have encoured us all! We got together this morning and prayed for you!
    Looking forward to the good report coming soon!
    Hugs, Roxy

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  22. Hi, Laura:
    Thinking of you and praying for you, the doctor and the staff and believing God is meeting your every need. May He meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus (Phil. 4:19). Sending you a warm hug!
    Mary

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  23. Laura, you have been in my prayers! I hope that you are recovering well from your surgery. I will continue to pray for you dear friend! God will get us both through this! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Yes, Jann. I am praying for you, too. Hard to type.

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Hello! I love it when y'all talk back!

I read all the comments I receive. I answer as many as I can.

Right now, I'm healing from breast cancer surgery on October 20th and dealing with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please understand if I don't answer. This is all new to me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PRAYING FOR ME!!!
I treasure your prayers and your comments.

If you have a question, be sure I can reach you by email or subscribe to the comments.

Be blessed!
Laura