Wednesday, January 6, 2010

THE BIGGER, THE BETTER!

There is one old saying that keeps rolling around in my brain, "His [God's] power is made perfect in my weakness." I have to cling to this tonight.

About an hour ago, I received a call from my oncologist, who was calling to deliver my pathology results from my surgery yesterday. She started the conversation with, "I don't have good news for you."

Trust me, you never want to hear those words out of a doctor's mouth, but especially not from an oncologist.

It turns out that 13 of the 16 lymph nodes that were removed in my surgery tested positive for cancer. This means that I have locally advanced breast cancer.

I'm not going to lie, my initial reaction was panic. Complete and total panic. But then, I thought, "Why should I be worried about this? Isn't my God Jehovah Rapha, The God who Heals? Won't it bring him the most glory to heal me from something huge than to heal me from something minor? Won't He get the most glory when His power is most clearly seen?"

So, after remembering all of these things about my God, I thought, "Bring it ON!" All along, I've wanted God to receive the glory. This is not my burden to bear, nor my battle to fight. This battle belongs to the Lord, it is for the Lord, and He WILL be glorified.

So, tonight, can I beg you for a favor. Can you get on your knees before our God and praise him for His healing in me. Let's already give him the glory for something that we know He's going to do. Let's boldly approach his throne, and beg for a miracle. Will you do that for me? Please?

31 comments:

Debbie said...

I would be honored...especially for someone as faithful as you!

Love you, Lindsey...

Alabamamom said...
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Alabamamom said...

Absolutely!

Dear Jehovah Rapha,
We praise you for Your healing hand and that You will obliterate all the cancer cells in Lindsey's body so there will be no sign of them left. Thank You that You hold her in the palm of Your hand. Thank You for the faithful witness she and Brian have been and will be as You glorify Yourself through this journey. We praise You for the victory You will bring in this battle. In Jesus name, Amen

The Weathers said...

We are on our knees for you tonight!

Scott and Katie Dietrich said...

I will totally pray for you! Remember to keep your head up and let god guide you through this!!

Meagan said...

Consider it done!

Sandy said...

It's done!

courtney.davis said...

Praying for you even as I type. God will be glorified in this have no doubt. Continue pressing through.

Anonymous said...

Going to my room to close the door, and I'll be on my knees praying!

Julie Adams said...

I'm a bit confused as to what locally advanced cancer is... because we removed the nodes? Hmm... I remember to pray for you every night so know you have an army of prayer warriors already behind you.

Katie said...

YES!

Alexia said...

Praying for you tonight, my friend.

Leslie said...

Genesis 18:14..."Is ANYTHING to hard for the Lord?" I am praying with you and asking the Lord to be glorified to the full extent!!! Thank you for sharing your journey and encouraging my faith...

Stacy said...

You have our prayers--and our admiration. Your faith is, quite simply, amazing. What a testament to God--and to His faithfulness--your complete healing is going to be! May God bless you; comfort you; keep you strong; and heal you entirely, wholly, and completely. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Amber said...

Yes mam.

Mrs. Cup said...

Exodus 14:!4 -- "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."

Praying and praising God in advance for the mighty healing He will do in you!

one of nettie's girls said...

Praying for this very thing.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I will storm heaven with prayers for your entire family....God will give you the needed strength to tackle this. It is obvious you have such a strong family support system and some very faithful blog followers.

We will continue to pray for you all.

God Bless.

The Wrights said...

We love you and are praying for your miracle. We know God is faithful and are claiming His promises for you each day!

podso said...

I praise God for the peace He is giving you, and how He is SHINING through you! Keep looking up!

Whitney said...

I've been praying since I heard the news. You are constantly on my mind and your name is being lifted up all day, (and a few times a night if little Levi decides he needs some company...he's probably just doing that so that I can pray for you more.) :)

Love you.

erinkern said...

Prayers sent your way.

Sweet Simplicity said...

I will say a specific prayer for this. Have you read The Mark of the Lion books by Francine Rivers? Ty bought the set for me for my b-day. You remind me of the main character. She had this amazingly strong faith. I think you would enjoy them if you have time to read them.

wfinke said...

Praying for you dear friend.

the undomesticated wife said...

You got it....I'll gladly say some special prayers for you! You, your family and your doctors are in my thoughts and prayers for sure! ((hugs))

Anonymous said...

I'm a friend of a friend who has been reading your blog. When I saw the news I was on my conference period at school. I immediately got up, shut my door, and began praying. You and your family have been on my heart more than you know. Psalms 34

Anonymous said...

I went to OBU with you and found your page through a friend's blog. I have followed your story recently and I am amazed at your faith. But we have a God who is faithful, our Savior who is not shaken at all by this news. Please know that you and your husband are heavy on my heart tonight. And that my husband and I are lifting you both up before the Lord and boldly asking for complete healing.
Your sister in Christ

Lindsey said...

Of course, I would be honored to pray for you sweet friend!!

Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but I've been following your blog for a while now. I WILL be on my knees for you tonight pleading for these things. May God bless you and heal you, and may He continue to deepen your faith through this trial and widen your sphere of influence. What a precious daughter of the King you are!

Strange family said...

i am praying for you sweet friend!

Anonymous said...

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I found it to be very inspiring.
http://deathisnotdying.com/eventvideo/