Earlier this week, I was reading Psalm 55 and read these familiar but powerful verses (15-18):
As for me, I will call upon God; and the LORD shall save me.
Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.
I was reminded of the many people who pray for me. So many of you have told me (or family members) that you are praying. From the bottom of my heart: Thank You!! I know God has been answering your prayers.
I can honestly say that the measure of His grace, available to me over and over, has been more than enough. I'm not implying that it's been an easy path, but I am attesting to the fact that we have a great God.
His strength is simply amazing, as I'm sure many of you can testify with me as you face your own set of challenges in life.
Right now, I'm halfway through chemo treatments. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, May 3. Only 3 remain after that. Even though the fourth treatment was the worst so far, it's a good feeling to be halfway through!
In closing, I'd like to borrow the final sentences in a recent letter from some missionary friends serving in Germany. They seem to accurately capture my thoughts at the moment:
I never understood the term "prayer warrior" before. But I do now. The Lord has blessed [me] with an army. Thank you for enlisting.
Yes, THANK YOU!! May God bless you.