Beloved of God,
I am currently in New York for the 911 Memorial. I have been accompanying a friend on her pilgrimage to Ground Zero every year since 2010. My friend’s son died when the South Tower fell 9-11-2001. This year my friend has a health issue that prevents her from being physically present though she is very much present in spirit. My husband and I will represent my friend at the Twelfth 911 Memorial Service today.
My sister has made a decision on the next step in addressing the presence of cancer in her system although we have not been able, as yet, to connect for me to know the specifics. I did receive the following email. In our conversation Monday, my sister had mentioned a song that gave her peace prior to hearing the oncologist’s opinion on a treatment plan. I requested she send me the link:
TobyMac - Speak Life
My sister’s brief message read:
“I hope this works. Let me know if it doesn't. Got my answer and it speaks LIFE!!”
I will not know the results of my own thyroid biopsy until September 23. I am doing a lot of waiting and trusting God’s sovereignty over all. I deeply appreciate the thoughts shared by Sarah Young in Jesus Calling for September 8:
Accept each day exactly as it comes to you. By that, I mean not only the circumstances of your day, but also the condition of your body. Your assignment is to trust Me absolutely, resting in my sovereignty and faithfulness. On some days, your circumstances and your physical condition may feel out of balance: the demands on you seem far greater than your strength. Days like that present a choice between two alternatives-giving up or relying on Me. Even if you wrongly choose the first alternative, I will not reject you. You can turn to Me at any point, and I will help you crawl out of the mire of discouragement. I will infuse My strength into you moment by moment, giving you all that you need for this day. Trust Me, by relying on My empowering Presence.
The Word of God from the New International Version:
Psalm 42: 5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, My Savior and My God.
II Corinthians 13:4 For to be sure, He (Jesus) was crucified in weakness, yet He lives by God’s power. Likewise, we are weak in Him, yet by God’s power we will live with Him to serve others.
Jeremiah 31:25 I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.