Hands and house

Hands and house

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Monday is the day....

Do you not know?

Have you not heard?

The LORD is the everlasting God,

the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,

and his understanding no one can fathom.
Isaiah 40:28
Tomorrow is my biopsy and "other tests". We are stepping in to a bunch of unknowns but that is not what I want to focus on right now. No matter what these tests find, there are some things that remain the same.
The Lord answered Job out of the storm...Brace yourself like a man;

I will question you,

and you shall answer me.

 "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?

Tell me, if you understand.

Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

On what were its footings set,

or who laid its cornerstone-

while the morning stars sang together

and all the angels shouted for joy?
Job 38:1-7

We are in the midst of a crazy storm...almost every area of our lives have been affected along with my health and then today our car was possibly totalled in a bizarre accident. Most importantly, Doug and the kids are fine.

I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
John 16:33

My prayer requests tomorrow are that I will keep my eyes on the Lord. I have to walk through the doors of a cancer center, but I know that does not define me. I have to sit and wait a lot, and still have to leave without answers...but I know One who already has them and He loves me more than anything.

In all of this, Doug and I have talked about how we feel like we are in a fortress. The storms are raging all around and Satan is throwing his arrows like crazy, but we know who has already won. Tonight we werew talking about the fact that we had pictured the walls of this fortress as stone but realized that we are actually protected by God's very hands and nothing can take us from them.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

We are so very thankful for all of your prayers, emails, calls and comments...we definitely do not walk this alone. How in the world can I ever say thank you enough?


stephanie said...

Prayers coming with you from me today!

Valerie and Jeff said...

Praying for you Shannon, especially today! I returned from Texas and was shocked by your email and post about this lump. But you are so right in your words of strength. God holds you and your family in the palm of His hand.
Blessings and continued strength through this!

Lynn said...

Thinking of you today:)



1001tears said...

Praying for you! I'm praying for peace and wisdom and that God will continue to wrap his arms around you and your family.


Tara Anderson said...

Praying for you, my sweet friend!!!

The Edin Family said...

Oh Shannon, I am praying. You are such a strong woman. Praying for answers, strength, comfort and peace.
with love, Leigha

Gretchen said...

I wish I was there to sit with you.

It amazes me how close we have been to each other when the going is tough and yet physically we are so far away from each other. God has bonded our friendship with concrete, and the same way that you were with me in the hospital when Ashlyn had her surgery I will be with you today at the cancer center. You are definately not alone.

Satan is attacking you. Take that for what it is. He would not attack you if you were not a threat to his plan. Push on...God is holding you all the way through.

I love you!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

praying for you!! asking the LORD for a good report, believing full well that he CAN do that and more! he is a God of miracles!

Naomi said...

Thank you for sharing and asking for prayer Shannon!

Having gone through the trial of ovarian cancer and having to have four biopsies in my thyroid, scans and mammograms for lumps in my breasts and just a month ago, an MRI brain scan, I know only too well how you are feeling. I always felt like there was a huge black cloud over my head but underneath were His Everlasting arms holding me and helping me through the tests and waiting. Your perspective is beautiful.

Prayers, love and hugs coming your way!!!


TanyaLea said...

Been thinking of you all weekend, Shannon. Praying that you have peace as you walk through those doors, knowing that you are not alone, but that God goes with you. His mighty strong arms wrapped tightly around you. He will battle through this storm for you and carry you safely to the other side. Hang in there and know you are SO loved and being lifted up by many today!

Blessings and Hugs! <><
~ Tanya

Cara said...

I'm so glad you're all okay! We are praying hard for you guys! Let us know if there's any way we can help. You guys are definitely in God's strong hold!

Serving the King said...

Praying for your right now!!

Chandra said...

Thank you for your honest heart, Shannon. I so appreciate your reminders of God's promises for us in the midst of crazy storms where we just can't see the outcome. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Melinda said...

Praying for you! May God comfort you and bring you peace. He is surrounding you and holding you tight through all of these attacks!Stay strong, my friend!

natali said...

what an AMAZING post, my friend. praying for you.


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