Thursday, August 13, 2009


"Revelation Song" by Phillips, Craig, and Dean has been in my head today, all day: 

Holy, Holy, Holy 
Is the Lord God Almighty
Who was, and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing:
Praise to the King of Kings!
You are my everything,
And I will adore You!

I am reminded, again, today that worry is a choice. All my life I have been a very good worrier, and over the years God has been slowly teaching me His truth in relation to worry. Or maybe He's not teaching me slowly, maybe I'm just learning slowly!

My surgery is 12 days away. As it gets closer I find myself beginning to worry - what will they find, what if the cancer is in multiple lymph nodes and not just one, what if...what if...what if...

Imagination is a wonderful thing, but when used in the wrong way it can lead to worry. Every headache becomes a brain tumor, every gas pain is a metastasis, every muscle twinge is bone cancer...

And then I open my Bible today and read these words in Luke 12:25:
"Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"

I almost laugh out loud. Oh yeah, I forgot for a second, I don't have to worry. I can choose to trust God instead. I can turn my crazy thoughts into prayers. Prayers of praise and thanksgiving because my God IS the Lord God Almighty. He IS the King of Kings. He IS my everything. I really don't have anything to worry about. 


  1. I have a picture in my living room that reminds me daily, "I will not worry" and it lists a verse from Proverbs.

    I find great peace in reading it and being reminded that God is taking care of everything!!!! Thank you Daddy God for taking care of Laura and me and all of your children!!!

    Paula Petritz

  2. .... What if the cancer is completely gone so much so that not even the tiniest of crumb remain... *POOF* Just gone. Gone. Goodbye, gone. :)

  3. That has been my theme song throughout all of "this" and I totally understand your feelings as next week draws closer. Hang in there! Praying for your surgery!!!

    Much love,

  4. Laura, you are and have been such a blessing to my life. Each day I read your blog I am reminded of how tremendously GREAT!!! our GOD is and how much HE loves us - usually inspite of myself!

    I agree with Libby,Libby... and have been praying since the day I heard that you HAD cancer - and I do mean HAD - that GOD would take whatever was not of HIM out of your body - GONE - and I am still praying for that - no surgery - just GONE!!!

    Remember you are greatly loved and HIS perfect will will be done in your life and HE will be glorified!!

    Still praying,

  5. I have been singing that song for the last few days as well! You are in our daily prayers!

  6. Hi Laura...I heard something on TV this evening...."You have cancer, cancer doesn't have you" and that reminded me so much of you Laura...God bless you and keep you through this all...praying for this to be over vry soon for you and for a total and complete recovery...with much love!
    Vickie D