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Encouragement & Inspiration
Last updated: March 27, 2019
I walk down the street and can see the reaction of others as they pass me by. Little kids look at me with a question that their too polite to ask, or they are under the restraining hand of a parent. l wake up and don’t recognize the face of the person staring at me in the mirror. The puffed up face, with huge purple blotches, the course and rutty skin with open or scabbed over sores that scare even the one who is wearing them. Along with the burning pain and discomfort of the chaffing skin, so sensitive to the sun that I understand why Vampires will only come out at night.
I’m only two weeks into a three week process. A process that is supposed to help me in this constant battle with skin cancers.
The Good News is the wonderful tender heart of our God as He is molding and making me into the man He wants me to be. And That happens in my heart.
I am only in to my second week of a three week treatment, a topical ointment, a Chemo drug that is doing what was expected and anticipated.
What this small mind of ME didn’t understand is the lack of compassion I had for others with far greater concerns than Skin Cancer who are doing or going through in their personal battle with cancer. The minimal damage occurring to me on the outside is multiplied on the inside as the Chemo drugs many multiplied times in strength running through the veins of those battling more serious Cancers than I am.
The Bible tells us that He, Jesus, learned obedience through the things that He suffered. The same can be said for us. My heart, sensitivity, and diligence in prayer has been altered because of the minimal amount of pain I am undergoing at present. Christianity is a heart religion. God wants to take our heart of stone and give us a heart of flesh! This is a process.
Thank you God for your continued work of Grace in my life.