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Friday, June 25, 2010

Mom wrote

"God is answering your prayers! I just got home from the hospital last night (Thurs) - a week after my surgery. It's wonderful to be home!

Although the ordeal was much more painful than I had dreaded, the Everlasting Arms held me; and my husband, family and hospital staff took wonderful care of me.

The pathology report showed that the cancerous tumor was stage one and contained - praise God!! The lymph nodes are clear and the biopsies of the surrounding area are clear. It is rare for ovarian cancer to be discovered at stage one. We have much to be grateful for!

Have been experiencing severe nausea the past couple of days, but that should pass. Recovery will take some time.

This is the devotional that God used to encourage my heart with while waiting for the report.

And your love and prayers are always an encouragement. THANKS SO MUCH!

Esther

6-23. LOVE'S LEGACY
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God" (Philippians 4:6).

Ignorance insures insecurity; scriptural knowledge secures strength. "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).

"In mechanics, wobbling is weakness. Power issues from God's restfulness. Are we resting in the Lord? Can we wait patiently for Him to act? Anxiety reduces spiritual energy. Lack of rest of heart is one of the most serious hindrances to Christians.

"Fret of soul when wronged, or fuss over financial or other concerns, is a depletion of power, a dissipation of energy. From the rock basis of rest in Him we can put forth the whole of our energies. Perfect peace is our promised portion."

"Martha gets instruction; we all get that, for our Lord neglects none of us; but she did not get His company; company is what gives rest to the heart."

"Nothing can separate the believer from the love of God, and under no circumstances whatever can he come under the infliction of wrath from God. He may have to correct His saints for their sins, and where there has been no failure He may chasten (child train) them for their profit, that they may become partakers of His holiness; but all this is in love, not in wrath. Every action of God toward His saints is in grace and blessing; it is ever the outcome of His love."

"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7).

6 comments:

Becky K. said...

Esther,

This is great news, indeed. We are good friends with Tim and Deanna so have been praying for you and keeping up with Melissa's blog.

I am glad that the blood clots alerted them to your cancer so early.

Hugs,

Becky K.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Esther, I'm happy that you came through this and pray that you will soon be pain/nausea free. I am also thankful that the tumor was contained. PTL!

I loved this statement:

"Nothing can separate the believer from the love of God, and under no circumstances whatever can he come under the infliction of wrath from God. He may have to correct His saints for their sins, and where there has been no failure He may chasten (child train) them for their profit, that they may become partakers of His holiness; but all this is in love, not in wrath. Every action of God toward His saints is in grace and blessing; it is ever the outcome of His love."

Blessed Assurance. He is such a wonderful Father, and I can't thank Him enough for His love and mercy.

Sending love your way...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jillian said...

Oh my gosh, where have I been?? Bless your heart! I am so happy to hear good news:)

Ashley DeLen said...

This is wonderful news!!! Praise the Lord!!! and Melissa I hope your mom recovers quickly :O)

Smiles,

Ashley DeLen

Barbie said...

Praise the Lord for His Good report!

Moya said...

Hallelujah!