It was in 2015 that God began to prepare me for my LGL leukemia diagnosis that I would receive in January of 2016. I can’t remember a time when I felt like I could literally feel and hear God speaking to me on a constant basis. Whether through a dream or even in the very little things throughout my day, God prepared me and showed me in so many ways that something big and scary was coming, but also that He would be right there with me. Even after the diagnosis, God continued to pour promise after promise into my heart which helped me to press forward even on the most trying days.
When I received the news of my healing in March of 2018, I was beyond grateful for God’s amazing love for me that I would make it passed this season of my life with an amazing testimony for the world to hear.
A few weeks ago I had a few days of not feeling myself. After a few appointments and some blood work, I got a call that my blood levels had changed. The changes were significant enough to alert my doctor and warrant me a visit to the cancer center.
I have to be honest. My mind went numb.
I wasn’t immediately panicked, but I wasn’t expecting it.
I went from living doctor free to having referrals for four different doctors and multiple scheduled tests and scans. As I felt emotions begin to surface, I made a conscious decision not to respond.
As I attempted to go from test to test, doctor to doctor, my husband made a point of stopping me in the midst of my head space. He took the time to remind me of all those dreams, visions and promises God had given us years ago when all this was still so fresh.
He reminded me that:
God is not a man that He would lie….Numbers 23:19
His word does not return to Him void….Isaiah 55:11
His promises are Yes and Amen…They’re already done!…2 Corinthians 1:20
All things work together for our good because we love God and are called according to His purpose….Romans 8:28
By His stripes I am healed…1 Peter 2:24
He will never and has never left or forsaken me….Deuteronomy 31:6
If I keep my mind on Him (and choose not to respond), He will keep me in perfect peace…Isaiah 26:3
In this season of Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for forgotten promises. I’m also grateful for the people God has placed in my life to remind me of those promises when I hit a low spot and forget His word. I’m grateful for a Father who loves me beyond anything and anyone I know.
Whether it’s health, financial, emotional or simply random life issues, I pray this will be a season of reminders. Reminders of God’s love for you, of His promises, and of who you are in Him. I pray your prayer life be strengthened and heart renewed and encouraged as you move forward in all God has for you.
So far, all tests continue to look promising and my heart continues to be strengthened with every good report. I surely don’t deserve all the blessings and mercy God gives me, but I sure am grateful for it all!
Until next time,
This post is part of the Telling Hearts November series. You can catch more of it here: >>where sisters write about victory, answered prayer, and living with gratitude<<
What sweetness from the Lord have you been reminded of recently? We would delight for you to comment below…