Be Not Afraid

31 Days of Facing My Fears: Day 13 Reaching Out

Today I heard a beautiful word:  remission.  There is no evidence of active tumor in my chest, and no need at this time for radiation or further chemotherapy.  In three months I will have another scan, but there is no reason to believe anything will change during that time.  Praise God!

I cannot thank you enough for your prayers and support, and I want to make my message simple today.  My prayer for you is that you never hesitate to reach out for support when you are feeling anxious or afraid.  Sometimes we hide our anxieties or fears because we worry that others won’t understand.  But, I am here to tell you, that reaching out for support is a wonderful thing.  There is nothing like knowing that no matter what happens you will be carried by others.  Maybe writing a blog or sharing on Facebook isn’t your thing, and that’s fine.  But don’t ever go it alone.  Even if you just tell one other person, inviting others into your suffering is powerful, and powerfully healing.

Thank you for entering into my suffering with me, and joining me as I faced one of my greatest fears today.  I encourage you all to celebrate with me tonight, by offering up a prayer of thanksgiving to a loving God who strengthens us all, and is with us always (and maybe by having a glass of wine…).

Please know of my unending gratitude and love, and of my prayers for you.  (I hope that you noticed one of the un-blurred areas in my picture yesterday.)

A very happy family:
Happy Day!

Thank you for joining me on my 31 day challenge!

Previous days:

Day 1: Be Not Afraid
Day 2: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Day 3 Keeping a Faithful Heart in Light of Suffering
Day 4: Facing Fears with Laughter
Day 5: Listening to My Heart
Day 6: Daring to Love Myself in Order to Love Others
Day 7: Opening Up My Idea of a Remarkable Life
Day 8: Giving Voice to My Fears
Day 9: Being a Bearer of Joy
Day 10 & 11: Give Everything
Day 12: Switching My Focus

And click here to read all the other wonderful blogs joining in on this challenge!

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22 comments

  1. Linda Bysong

    I haven’t heard anything this magnificent in a very long time. Congratulations. I hope you have many many healthy years ahead. God is great!

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