In the Word
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation (Psalm 13:5).
Of the Word
Cancer is a disease that takes many forms and touches many lives. Usually the diagnosis of cancer is devastating news. Yet there are those who receive the news and proceed to look for ways they can continue living their life – for however long that may be.
Such was the case of my friend and mentor. After receiving treatments for breast cancer and being declared cancer free, she was found to have two brain tumors. Yet, even through radiation treatments, hair loss and other symptoms, she maintained her trust in God. Referring often to her favorite hymn “How Great Thou Art,” she continued to claim and proclaim the greatness of God.
Though she lost her earthly battle with cancer, she is rejoicing in God’s presence. Despite the pain and trials here on earth, we know that we can always trust in God’s unfailing love. When it is His time, He will take us home to be with Him in heaven.
Walking with my Lord
Dear Lord, help me to trust only You. Send Your Holy Spirit to help me believe with certainty that You will lead me, guide me, and supply what I need for each and every day. In Jesus’ holy and precious name I pray. Amen.
Mustard Seed: Living as a Woman in Mission. Author: Cheryl Petersen. 32/32 ©2009 Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 801 Seminary Place Ste. L010, St. Louis, MO 63105. www.lwml.org
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