Entrust yourself to God’s hands…easier said than done, at least for me. Have you ever been in a situation where you knew that you had to trust God because there was no other way?
I was 47 years old when I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma. How could this be? By the time I was diagnosed, the cancer was Stage 3a and Grade III, a very aggressive form of cancer.
With a mere 56% chance to live, I chose to fight as hard as I could. I began a myriad of scans, medical appointments and chemotherapy. Chemotherapy ravaged my body, killed all of the cells and I kept moving forward. With every chemo pain, I took it as a sign that the chemo must be working.
I barely made it through my last two chemo treatments. My appointments were still on Tuesdays and I tried to work the rest of the week. By Friday, I needed my pain medication and my husband, drove me to work most Mondays and Fridays. I was physically weak and exhausted but I made myself go to work every day because I wanted to keep the same routine.
Entrust Yourself To God’s Hands
Three days after my last chemotherapy treatment, my morning devotion was so powerful. It was the morning of May 8th in 2009 and my devotion for that day was so encouraging.
“Entrust yourself to God’s hands. Is there something in your life for which you need perseverance right now? Maintain your intimate relationship with Jesus Christ through perseverance of faith. Proclaim as Job did, ‘Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.’ (Job 13:15) …even when you cannot see Him right now and cannot understand what He is doing, you know Him.” From My Utmost For His Highest by: Oswald Chambers
Those were powerful words of encouragement because I didn’t understand why I was in this situation but I knew God was with me every day.
It was time for me to fully give God control and complete trust.
I write about my thoughts, my hopes, my soul, my highs, my lows and everything in between. I share my journey through breast cancer and invite you to read my story in Keeping It Real: Personal Reflections of My Journey Through Breast Cancer.
How will you entrust yourself to God’s hands today?