I spent Saturday afternoon reading. We have received so much material from doctors, pharmacists, treatment centers and other places I felt like I needed to read everything before we actually get started on treatment. Now I feel confident that we have made the right decisions about doctors, hospitals, and treatment. I believe that we are in good hands.
A lot of this material includes numbers: 5 year survival rates, prognosis numbers, chance of recurrence, and many others. The numbers can be scary when you read about rectal cancer. They don’t look particularly good.
And then God reminded me…
“You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. “ Psalm 139:16
God decided how many days I would live before I was ever born. This cancer has absolutely no impact on how long I will live. It can’t shorten my life. God has already numbered my days. This is a very comforting thought for me. My life has always been in Your hands. Cancer is not in control, God is. Glory, honor, and power belong to You! Thank you, Lord, that you are my God.