What do you do when you wake up in the morning and your arm and hand are really, really swollen? I cried. And I am still crying. I'm sad because I am so sick of looking and feeling like a cancer patient. I'm mad because it is a beautiful summer day and I want to be able to enjoy it. I am afraid that I will never look and feel like I did before I heard the word cancer.
After crying my way through my devotions and asking God why this has happened to me, I chose to look at the blog of the high school mission trip that Kylie is on. The experiences that they are having and the words they use to describe their experiences are inspiring. Relating what they are doing rafting, caving, and repelling to my experience with cancer is so easy. They had to give all control to God because the river left them with no other choice. I have to give all control over to God because cancer leaves me with no other choice. They needed to stay alert so they could hear the instructions from the guide. Such great advice, stay alert and listen to God. In addition, they needed to use teamwork. The blogger mentions that if we do not surround ourselves with a godly group of people, we will struggle to stay on God's path. I want to thank each one of you for being a part of my team. For praying me through the rough days and encouraging me to listen to his instructions.
"For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11