Saturday, May 22, 2010


I have found my head all over the place these last two days since I heard my doctor say, "Debbie, we have had a positive result in your biopsy, you do have breast cancer." Now of course he had A LOT more to say as he went into detail of just what kind of cancer it is and how VERY fortunate I am that if I had to hear those words that it is indeed this kind of cancer and caught at the earliest possible stage. Obviously, this was NOT what I was hoping to hear, and it NOT what any woman ever wants to hear. However one thing I can tell you for sure I was NOT expecting to feel should I ever hear those words was "peaceful"....and yet, that is just how I feel. Now don't get me wrong. There has been some denial and tears and dread for what lies ahead as well. But by far the most overwhelming of my emotions is peaceful. There is of course absolutely no question in my mind that this is coming ONLY from my Lord. Anyone who knows me well, KNOWS that a calm and peaceful spirit does not exactly describe me. I have suffered from Anxiety my whole life. I came to terms a while ago with that fact and know that He ALWAYS sees me through regardless of where my physical and emotional feelings take me. So the fact that my very spirit is experiencing an unexplainable and overwhelming peace is truly miraculous, and can be coming only from Him. He has drawn soo many scriptures to my heart and mind through these last hours it is truly unbelievable.

Psalm 32:7 You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

Psalm 50:15 Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me."

Psalm 59:16 But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.

Psalm 17:8 Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,

Psalm 63:7 Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.

Psalm 56:4 In God I will praise His word, In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

Isa 41:13 For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.'

There are MANY MANY more, but I will stop here. There IS power in His Word. There IS hope for all who believe and He WILL see me through all this of this I have no doubt. I have many busy days ahead full of doctor appointments and decisions that must be made. I soo covet your prayers and appreciate so much all of the support I am receiving from soo many of you. I know there will probably be times where I will grow weary and overwhelmed and I will lean then not only on my God but on all of those He has blessed me with to do His work. I see God's hand already as He has begun to work out details that only He could. I will leave you with one last scripture that the Lord placed on my heart last January to claim as "my" scripture for 2010...

Jer 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Just doesn't get any better than that does it? To join the other Spiritual Sunday posts, click HERE.  Soo many thanks to Charlotte and Ginger for hosting this event that soo blesses so many.

May the Lord make His face shine upon you all....


  1. I have been praying for you! You chose some excellent scripture to share with us today! Thank you and please know you are well loved! Hugs Anne

  2. HI sweet friend, God's hand is all over you Debbie and He shines so brightly thought you during this time. I have a friend here that was diagnosed with BC on Christmas eve and she has said again and again she sees God's grace and that He continually brings other women to her that have walked the journey ahead of her. That is how I am praying for you-that you will find encouragment through other christian women walking this journey. I know the Lord will use you in all areas as you walk through this.
    With much love & prayers,

  3. Hi Debbie,
    You are so special and the Lord has His hand on you! His love just shines through your blog! I love the scripture verse from Jeremiah 29:11. You are in my prayers, my sweet friend and I have added your button to my sidebar. I will also add a prayer request for you on my SS post. Have a beautiful weekend in Him.

    Blessings and hugs,

  4. Debbie,
    I called yesterday, but you were out with Diane. I spoke briefly with your husband. What a nice man! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will speak with you soon.

  5. Hi Debbie,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I emailed my cell and home numbers so please call anytime. I am here anytime.

    Talk to you soon.
    Love, Maryrose

  6. Oh Debbie, that was not what you wanted to hear from the doctor. I know how devastating a cancer diagnosis can be. Your faith and the love of family and friends will pull you through. All your buddies at Spiritual Sunday will remember you in prayer. God bless.

  7. Debbie:

    I am so sorry that I haven't visited sooner to check on you. I've signed on as a follower so that I can keep updated.

    A diagnosis of cancer is not an easy thing to hear. My husband had cancer eighteen years ago, and praise the Lord, he is fine now. There is a peace that only the Lord can give. You are in my prayers, dear one.

  8. Debbie I'm so happy to hear that He has given you peace. You are such a strong woman. Keep your faith and those you love close. They will pull you through. Praying for you and thinking of you often! Love you!

  9. Oh, Debbie, I have been praying for you and your family, and will continue to do so. Yes, I know that the peace that you feel comes from God. I am so glad that you have such a strong relationship with Him and have already dealt with anxiety before.
    Thank you for sharing. I am praying!

  10. Hi Debbie- I know those aren't the words you wanted to hear but I love to see that you are running to the Lord.

    In the midst of uncertainty ...He is our hope!

    I'm so glad they caught it early and can treat you. I will be praying for you and that His peace will protect and envelope you so that others will see that. And then you get to give God the glory.

    Hugs to you,

  11. I LOVE the Jeremiah verse! He wants you to have peace. It is always so amazing to know that He thinks of us and wants the best for us.

  12. Praying for an overflowing of peace from the Father to you, along with an abundance of courage and strength.

  13. Debbie
    You remain in my prayers..Jeremiah 29:11 is taped up on my kitchen cupboard door...I claimed it too this year and before my own cancer surgery I wanted to see it every time I entered the kitchen...along with a few others :). God is holding you and He is in the details as you have already seen!
    God bless...

  14. Debbie ~ I can see the LORD in you and in your words here today! I know HE will continue to lead you every minute!

    Praying non stop my friend! Love and HUGS to you!

  15. Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I love your attitude and I know the Lord will lead you through these trials as he has others in the past. I know many prayers are going up on your behalf, mine included.

  16. I do not know you Debbie - but my heart goes out to you. I most certainly will keep you in my prayers and we know "that with God ALL THINGS are p[ossible so I look for Him to heal you completely ....... We all face many turmoils and tribulations in our lives, but I know you will overcome this with God at your side and in your heart. May He Bless you and heal you.........Pauline

  17. Debbie your optimism amazes and inspires me. You are so strong, and I am so glad that you are so comforted by your faith in Him. Thinking of you this weekend.

  18. Hey Debbie....I am praying for you. And yes...His word will hold you...His word will get you through...Stay strong ok. Sarah

  19. Debbie, I will pray for you and I also pray that you will continue to have peace.Your so right this peacefulness can only come from the Lord.
    God Blessing,

  20. What a marvelous, Christian attitude you have. Your post today will bless many. I will be praying for you.

  21. You will be in my prayers, sweet blogging friend. Having the peace of God is a wonderful treasure.

  22. Hi Deb, I am well acquainted with the peace you are experiencing...I have had peace, too, regarding all of my stuff. What a blessing from our Lord who can be nothing but faithful!! Praise His Holy Name!!

    So glad you are leaning on the everlasting arms. We can never go wrong trusting Him, can we?

    You know I am praying for you, and will continue to until you are healed!! Oh Sweet Victory!!

    Love you lots!!
    Big Hugs,

  23. you're such a brave woman and i really admire you..

  24. I continue to pray for you my sweet friend. I stopped by the other day and read here. You are going through a lot. The Scriptures you have posted help me and strengthen me through our journey of difficulties...I am so happy despite what is going on that He continues to give you peace and covers you with His mighty grace.

    I love you precious sister and please know that you are always in my prayers...always.

    Big Hugs,

  25. Those are beautiful Scriptures, Debbie. Such a blessing to read that you are depending on Him!

    I came from from Trading Ashes for Beauty, and Jennifer had mentioned you. I will add you to my prayer list.

  26. Hi..I came over from Lisa Smith's blog. I will pray for you too. I love that you have peace. It amazes me how you & Lisa both encourage us in the midst of your own storm. That's a woman of God!

  27. You are in my thoughts & prayers . Wonderful scriptures to comfort , may you continue to dwell in His Peace .
    Love in Christ,


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