Today was the big day! Allen went into surgery this morning at 9:00 am and finished around 3:30 pm. The first doctor operated on Allen’s abdominal area for the RPLND surgery that removed the first tumor. The second doctor operated on Allen’s neck/shoulder area to remove the second tumor. We had concerns about possible nerve damage to these areas, but from the doctors’ reports, it looks like everything will be okay! I feel so incredibly grateful for these doctors, for prayer and fasting, for a loving Heavenly Father who knows each of us personally and what we’re going through, for amazingly supportive family and friends, for the medical research and discoveries that have been made in the last 30 years that now give a high survival rate to testicular cancer patients… the list could go on and on!
To keep myself busy in the waiting room, I was practicing my hand lettering and came up with this…
The thought kept entering my mind over and over again. “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalms 46:10)
Each one of us experiences heartache and uncertainty at times. It’s a part of our personal trials and testing. We experience times when we feel anxious and vulnerable… times when we have to cope with the unknown and wait for the Lord’s time and will to become our own. It’s during these times (and always, really) that we need to put faith as our highest priority. God is in control. Be still, have faith, and know that truth for yourself.
I want to give this printable to you as a freebie- the first freebie on my site! You can download the mint, peach, or black + white version in a 5×7 on my freebie page here.
Print it out and give it to a friend who is struggling, or print it out and frame it as a reminder to lean on our Heavenly Father at all times. He truly knows you and me, and He is in control. He can make more of us than we could have ever imagined for ourselves! I know that. Today I am so grateful for the power of prayer and the knowledge that God is in control.