I’ve been brought down by the gravity of breast cancer cells invading my body, like unruly horsemen prancing into a sanctuary. I’ve stooped low before God and circumstances as I await health’s return. After struggling through difficult emotions with each new challenge, I remember who I am—God’s daughter, led by the sure hand of my Father. I begin radiation therapy Tuesday. With chemo behind me, I posted this on Facebook:
Me: That’s done!
Friend: Cue the heavenly chorus!
—Jan Woodard, Texting Through Cancer: Ordinary Moments of Community, Love, and Healing (Upper Room Books, 2021)
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My God will meet your every need out of his riches in the glory that is found in Christ Jesus.
—Philippians 4:19, CEB
Prayer for the Week
For this week’s prayer, insert the name of someone facing cancer or other illness.
Loving Heavenly Father,
I place _______ into your loving care, and I pray that you will comfort his/her heart and bring peace and calm as he/she faces pain, worry, and fear. Amen.
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