Thank you so much for praying for me today as I had the IV port inserted. The surgery went will. However, I have been sick to my stomach due to the anesthesia. It is 10:00 p.m. and I am still drowsy from the medication! Please pray that it clears out of my body soon. It is important that I feel good tomorrow morning as they start chemo at 9:00 a.m. I need to be able to eat a good breakfast and keep food on my stomach as they infuse the chemo drugs.
Mark and I were surrounded by God's peace today. I woke up and spent time journaling and then I pulled out "Jesus Calling" by Susan Young (one of my favorite devotional books) and this is what it said for September 22nd:
"Trust me and refuse to worry, for I am your strength and song. You are feeling wobbly this morning, looking at difficult times ahead, measuring them against your own strength. However, they are not today's tasks - or even tomorrow's. So leave them in the future and come home to the present, where you will find Me waiting for you. Since I am your strength, I can empower you to handle each task as it come. Because I am your song, I can give you joy as you work alongside Me."
Isn't the power and sovereignty of God amazing? He knew, before the foundation of the earth, that on September 22nd, 2009, I would be facing surgery and chemotherapy. And He knew that on this day I would open up the book "Jesus Calling" before I went to the hospital. So, in 2004, He had Susan Young pen these words in the book she was writing, just for me. Exactly the words I needed to read today. I am in awe of the detailed planning of my God! And I am humbled by the fact that I am on His mind all the time!
"The Lord is my strength and my song; He has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt Him." Exodus 15:2
Please pray for the following:
1. No more nausea and vomiting so that I am able to eat breakfast before chemotherapy in the morning.
2. Destruction of cancer cells and protection of healthy cells.
3. That I will keep my mind "fixed" on Christ and take every thought captive to Him.
4. Protection from diarrhea and dehydration.
Thank you so much for walking through this with us!