28 Nov Grandpa..
So If you have not heard, I am now starting the process of watching a very close family member of mine begin to suffer from cancer. Stomach cancer…
I found out yesterday that my grandpa is on track to die from cancer within a year, and that the possible surgery they were thinking might be an option, is now 100% out of the picture. He is 85 years old and not strong enough to endure the surgery. This was NOT something we were wanting to hear yesterday, but thankfully God has a perfect plan for everything. BIG or small, SIGNIFICANT or (appearing) insignificant, He has timing for them and the perfect plan to show us how powerful and merciful He really is (Ecclesiastes 3).
Anyway, I am very happy to say that I am blessed to have lived so long and not gone through seeing such a close family member die, but at the same time my SELF is scared to the bone of what I might go through in the next year. Thankfully, I have the opportunity to have complete PEACE (!!!!) through Jesus Christ. I cannot explain in words how it feels to be going through this right now, and truly experience the supernatural peace that God gives to endure these times(Romans 5:1). <—-It’s not a just a VERSE! 🙂 it is REALITY in Christ.
Grandpa is going to start radiation next week(ish) to try and shrink the tumor, but as a side affect, his esophagus is basically going to be destroyed and he will loose his ability to eat. They will be putting a feeding tube in next week as well, being that he has lost weight already because of his spike in decreased appetite.
So now that you know about the situation, you must know that I am grieving right now. However, the peace I have overshadows the grief by miles..The most important thing I would like to share with you guys though, is the fact that I believe with my whole life and mind and heart and soul, in God’s power to HEAL. He is our HEALER! (Exodus 15:24; Hosea 6:1)
I am not asking, I am begging for the prayers of the body of Christ. Please, I pray that you would join me and my family in the prayer of healing for my grandpa. What kind of healing, I do not know, but healing nonetheless.
Thank you all so much if you took time to read this blog. I will try to keep an update on how things are going as much as I can.
I am so glad that I can REJOICE in SUFFERING! It makes things a LOT easier… you should really try it out sometime… (Romans 5:3-5) “..More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Thanks again, and I hope you all had a wonderful, wonderful THANKSGIVING! 🙂
at work for the Kingdom,