Today was a hard day. I’ve spent the last few days trying to get out of radiation and failed. My nurse navigator called to lovingly give me the news. Just one more piece of the puzzle left. One more test to know if I need 8 weeks of chemo or will 4 weeks be enough?
In Philippians 4:12, Paul told the church, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”
I will admit it’s hard to be content when bad news, anxiety and sadness just piles up on your heart. The doctors are planing my treatment from a medical perspective but I’m seeing this treatment plan thru the eyes of a mom. I may not have any days left for a trip to Italy to visit my son and an exhausted mom doesn’t make a good dance mom. My daughter has given up so much and missed so many dance opportunities due to my cancer. So the news of radiation brought on a flood of tears.
Let’s get back to Paul. How exactly did Paul learn to be content in all situations? In Philippians 4:13 Paul said, “I can do all this through Him who gives me strength.”
The greatest comfort I have is scripture. The Lord is giving us all strength.
“It’s often in the darkest skies we see the brightest stars.”