Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3)

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Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)
 3Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26:3  (NLT)
 3 You will keep in perfect peace
      all who trust in you,
      all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Isaiah 26:3 (CEV)
3The LORD gives perfect peace
   to those whose faith is firm.
 
This is a beautiful song about peace:
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UpfatdyFtY
 
 
Perfect Peace by Laura Story
 
“Stay close by My side,
Keep your eyes on Me,
Though this life is hard,
I will give you perfect peace,

In this time of trial,
Pain that noone sees,
Trust me when I say,
I will give you perfect peace,

And you’ll never walk alone,
And you’ll never be in need,
Though I may not calm the storms around you,
You can hide in Me,

Burdens that you bear,
Offer no relief,
Let Me bear your load,
Cause I will give you perfect peace,

Stay close by My side,
And you’ll never walk alone,
Keep your eyes on Me,
And you will never be in need,
Though this life is hard,
Know that I will always give you perfect peace,
I will give you perfect peace…”
 
Lord, every single good gift comes from You…
(From James 1:7)   One Thousand Gifts   http://www.aholyexperience.com/
 
335. Kindred spirits to share my heart with  and to pray with

336. God Himself will guard me and keep me in perfect and constant peace. By His enabling power I will keep my mind [both its inclination and its character]  stayed on Him.  I commit myself to Him, lean on Him, and hope confidently in Him.(From Isaiah 26:3 (AMP)

From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2 KJV 
 
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
 
I would very much appreciate prayer re: my final chemo treatment Monday, October 10th.  Woooohooooooooo and PTL that that aspect of the treatment plan is almost behind me!!!!!!!  Honestly, the aftermath each time has gotten harder and harder because of the cumulative adverse effects from the drugs. We are praying that these are not permanent.  It is too early to tell but we are rooting for “temporary”.  I still have a long, hard road ahead of me that I need to walk with Him through one step at a time. I have radiation coming up soon, a year of IV Herceptin, and hormone blockers on the agenda.  Not fun, not fun 😉
 
 I would be grateful for prayer that #1: He would be glorified and honored in my life.  After that, then my honest heart’s desire is that He would completely heal me of this deadly, aggressive cancer, repair the damage to the healthy cells that all the “Big Guns”  treatment entails, and remove the invisible tourniquet sensation on my arm from nerve damage and lymph node disruption from the mastectomy and lymph node dissection in May. To be truthful, this treatment plan is definately not “my cup of tea”.  However, to the best of my understanding it is how how God is leading me and so I am asking God to make me brave in Him and help me have a good attitude about the cancer and conventional treatment that  I hate  and teach me to rest and trust Him.   I am thankful that the doctors seem optomistic that this plan will be effective.  This protocol has helped many women before me and I would like to be (and am planning to be!)  a survivor too.  Sometimes though I feel like we are trying to put out a raging fire with a defective, leaking squirt gun loaded with acid that is hurting the rest of me as it tries to attack the cancer and then I remember David with his sling shot and stones–not impressive in themselves to take down Goliath…BUT GOD!  I am confident that NONE of the prayer requests I lay before Him are too hard for God and He can do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.   God can do a miracle if He wants to and that’s what I am praying for.  I am Yours, Father, and I want what You want, whatever that is.
 
Please do keep me and my whole family in your prayers.  Thanks from the bottom of my heart.
 
The joy of the Lord is my strength!
 
Paula

5 thoughts on “Perfect Peace (Isaiah 26:3)

  1. I have had to humble myself to take drugs, although I had pride in not even taking asperins. God bless and keep you!!!

    Love,

    Nancy Louise

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  2. Prayed this morning already. And will pray for you throughout the day.
    Remember God’s goodness and His deep abiding love for YOU!
    His answers are on the way.
    Love you.

    Julie

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  3. Dear Paula,
    congratulations for the last day. It has been a hard row to hoe but you are at the end of this stage and are getting ready for the next. I am following right behind for my last day is 10/12 and then I also follow you to radiation, herceptin and hormone therapy so we walk this path together dear sister in Christ Jesus. I stand beside you and second all your prayers as my own.
    Last Thursday I had to force my husband, Don, into the hospital for depression. It was hard to do but I called a help center and they sent two people and the police out to me to force him to go the hospital to get help. It was the hardest thing I ever had to do.
    He seems to be doing better, but pray please that he does not relaspe.

    God Bless you and your family. Lovingly, Kathy Geiger.

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  4. Paula and Kathy, I am praying for both of you today, for God’s strengh and wisdom. Kathy, I pray that God continues to give you that perfect peace that Paula is sharing with us. I also am going through chemo until the end of January, or until God says differently. Then I too will do the radiation, herceptin for the rest of the year and hormone therapy. There are so many of us going through this together, I have to believe there is a purpose behind it. So as we all join together in prayer for each other and our lives I pray for the Holy Spirit to fall in a mighty way. Use this Father for Your glory. Amen.

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  5. Julie–sure am missing you, friend! Thx for your faithful prayers.

    Kathy, am praying for your husband. I am glad he seems to be doing better.How did your chemo go on 10/12–hooray for you wrapping up yours too!

    Tracey,fellow “Her2 Survivor’ with Kathy and I (is there anybody else here that is Her2 Positive?)-thx for your prayers too. When is your next chemo? Hope it is going smoothly now with no more hospital stays.

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