Chemo Day: Please Pray! :)

Personalizing Deut 31:6 for me from a whole bunch of various Scripture translations quoted: ” Be strong and courageous, Paula!   Do not be afraid or terrified because of ANYTHING going on right now–NOT ONE SINGLE THING happening in your life , for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you or your dear family.  Be fearless! Don’t be scared or worry or fret about cancer or the treatment of cancer because the LORD your God is the one who marches with you. He won’t let you or your family down, and he won’t abandon you guys.  Be brave and strong! Don’t be afraid of the known and unknown side effects of the chemo (not the ones you are having, the ones you might have, or the ones you will never have), or be anxious about any of those many other drugs the doctors have prescribed in the past, those you are taking now or those you will take in the future. Worry is a big waste of time, God has MUCH better for you as His beloved daughter.  You can rest easy about the upcoming year of IV Herceptin every 21 days , the radiation, and every other challenge ahead of you. The LORD your God will always be at your side, and he will never abandon you. Don’t tremble! Don’t be overwhelmed or disheartened because of the constant invisible inflated BP cuff/tourniquet sensation on your arm that’s been with you 24/7 since your mastectomy in May that no measures have relieved thusfar.   The Lord your God is the one who is going with you. He won’t abandon you or leave you.  Remember every minute of every day that God gives you to be strong in the strength of the LORD. Take courage, Paula! Don’t be intimidated by any of this medical stuff or the doctors. Don’t give any one of Satan’s fiery darts of fear, or discouragement, or doubt, or despair a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you: no Sir-ee!  REMEMBER!   Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear NOTHING for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you. Do ye as a  daughter of God who is snuggling up in His love and resting in Him , and be ye comforted (Be ye strong, and be ye encouraged); do not ye dread in heart, neither dread ye at the sight of the nurse who cometh with the chemo, for thy Lord God himself is thy leader, and he shall not leave thee, neither forsake thee.  Take courage, be brave.  Take heart, Paula Girl—God is ALWAYS with You and has EVERYTHING under control. ”

I am sharing my journalling because I thought perhaps some others might possibly be comforted by the comfort that God is giving me through this trial.  Maybe you would  like to substitute your name and whatever trials you are facing in the above.  It sure did me good to look up those translations of Deut 31:6.  I’ll be heading out this morning for #4 out of the planned 6 chemo treatments.  I would appreciate prayer especially during each 1-2 weeks following chemo when the side effects and arm pain seem to be hitting me the hardest.  Thank you! 🙂

Clinging to Jesus and His promises,

God’s beloved bald-headed Paula

10 thoughts on “Chemo Day: Please Pray! :)

  1. Praying. Do not worry about tomorrow, my friend…Matthew 6…God has wonderful plans and graces for you today…praying He opens your eyes to see His marvelous lovingkindness to you TODAY in your beseiged city. Ps 31:21

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  2. Praise the Lord; praise God our Savior!
    For each day he carries us in his arms.
    Psalm 68:19

    Lifting you up to him today. May you feel him carrying you.

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  3. Paula,
    It was a gift on my last day of chemo to meet you. I believe it was a divine gift. We can now support each other on the journey. I have been praying for you and lifting you down on the mat before Jesus. I know the chemo and side effects are bad enough but the hardest battle to face is that of the heart–discouragement, despair, defeat. I am especially praying for that battle. I look forward to keeping in touch with you.

    I turned my pump in on Wednesday but had two spills because of the neuropathy. Thankfully He allows me to laugh and bounce back like Tigger. I was heading into a meeting feeling insecure. God used the fall to take away all insecurities and expose all of my physical limitations. I remain weak in myself but strong in Him and so needy.

    Thinking of you today!
    Love,
    Michelle Beckman

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