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“The steps of the godly are directed of the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.” (Psalm 37:23, 24 NLT)
When I first heard the doctor say to me, “It’s cancer,” I couldn’t quite comprehend that he was speaking to me. As a nurse, I had heard the doctor say that about some of my patients, but this time he was addressing me. That dreaded C word belonged to me. How could that be?
The months that followed were filled with surgery and now aggressive chemotherapy. Every time I go to the hospital, I get more stuff to read about cancer. People who know me well, keep asking me “How are you feeling?” I’m grateful for the many kind friends who are praying for me and showing me their loving support.
But I don’t want to revolve each day around the cancer diagnosis. I want to live each day to the full in the power of the Risen Christ, as normally as I can. So, I plant more flowers, I invite people over for lunch and I ask them what’s happening in their lives. I go for daily walks around Mill Lake, and I read interesting books (not about cancer).
And what about the future? I am comforted to know that Jesus has already been there. He goes before me and behind me, He is all around me and within me. His Word says: The steps of the godly are directed of the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand. (Psalm 37:23, 24 NLT)
Thank you, Father for the truth and comfort of this song:
Each step I take my Savior goes with me, and with my hand in His, He leads the way….
Each step I take I know that He will guide me. To higher ground He ever leads me on.
Until some day the last step will be taken, each step I take just leads me closer home.