thank ya’ll so much for checking in on us this week.
the day of dan’s tests i asked him if he was totally fine with me sharing. i’ve told ya’ll before i’m basically an open book. i’m not good at being alone and i sure don’t do stress & fear alone. there’s power in knowing that friends can storm the gates of heaven and pray for you when all you can do is try to calm your own terrifying thoughts and racing mind.
he said absolutely. so through my facebook & instagram, i’ve shared what we know. which is basically that the doctor biopsied several places along dan’s gi system. he found a mass that he’s very concerned about. sometime this week we should know final results and then surgery will be scheduled.
my sweet friend has checked on me several times & knows i’m terrified. and she knows i love the lord. i love what she replied to me:
“jesus felt afraid. fear doesn’t mean you don’t know HIM.
but let him into the fear.
HE IS with you.
a warrior who is mighty to save.
imagine HIM as a warrior standing watch over dan-fighting FOR him.
and a warrior standing guard over your heart-fighting for peace”
as i’ve fallen asleep each night since all this began, i close my eyes & visualize a mighty warrior standing guard over my mind and my heart. i visualize a mighty warrior –the GOD of angel armies–standing guard over my dan.
i’m terrified. i am. i’m trying not to be ya’ll. but i know that i know that i know that no matter what may come this week, i have a loving, good, all faithful heavenly father. and my family, my dan, is indeed in HIS mighty right hand
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” isaiah 41.10
(pics are totally unrelated. i’m just waaaay behind in posting)