Edit: Please note that after posting this “Do not fear” quote below, in my search to find them and look them up myself, I was disappointed to find out that, while a nice thought that there are 365 verses saying “do not fear”, somebody made that number up and it is not correct. I’m sorry I did not check it out before posting that quote. However: what is true is that there are lots and lots of Bible verses telling us not to fear and what God is like,, PLENTY in His Word to encourage us every day!—Paula 9/12/12
I was visiting my son last night when I asked if I could borrow a newspaper.
‘This is the 21st century,’ he said. ‘I don’t waste money on newspapers. Here, you can borrow my iPad.’
I can tell you this; that ole’ fly never knew what hit him.”
If God knows everything, the cancer diagnosis did not surprise Him.
If God sees everything, He saw the bad news coming.
If God has power over everything, He could have stopped it.But He didn’t.There are so many hidden meanings in those words. He could have, but He didn’t. What that says to me is that He is in control, in every aspect of the universe, He is in control.
He is in control.
Errant cancer cells are not.
Toxic medicine is not.
White- Coated doctors are not.
Herbs and vitamins are not.
You are not.
I am not.”
Quote from “When God and Cancer Meet” by Lynn Eib
890. James 4:8 “I will come near to God and He will come near to me.”
TRUST- in HIS timing
RELY- on HIS promises
WAIT- for HIS answers
BELIEVE- in HIS miracles
REJOICE- in HIS goodness
RELAX- in HIS presence”
(On a card given to me at the ladies retreat at Cappernium Inn http://capernaumministries.com/gallery/ this summer. It was a precious time with the Lord and sisters in Christ)
891.”You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book.” Psalm 56:8
Joni Eareckson Tada said, “Every tear you’ve cried will be redeemed. God will give you indescribable glory for your grief, not with a general wave of the hand, but in a considered and specific way. Each tear has been listed, each will be recompensed. I’ve cried a few times over not having the use of my hands. I think it’s ironic that on the day in Heaven when I finally get back the use of my hands so I can dry my own tears…I won’t have to: ‘He will wipe every tear from our eyes'” (Rev 21:4)
892. I love the word picture I have in my mind of the poster our friends Verona and Darrell (who are living in the realities of cancer) saw of a dog in the middle of a long jump. It says, “Live like someone left the gate open”. I like that! God truely has “left the gate open” to live fully with the freedom we have in Christ.
893.”If the Gospel is not the best news you have ever heard, then you have misunderstood the Gospel.”