When you were a little kid, sick and couldn't go outside and play. You would wake up and tell yourself how good you felt (trying to trick your body into feeling well) - so you could go outside and play with your friends. But, your mom would make you stay inside the house, all day! You would watch, from the living room, your friends play baseball, hide n seek, and other games that seemed to be even more enjoyable only because you were inside the house sick.
When we were kids, we didn't understand that the illness in our bodies would be gone soon and we could be back outside playing with our friends. Cancer is a little like that, too. I have been eager to get back into the weight room and start pumping some iron; walking my 4 miles outside around the beautiful city of Alpharetta/Milton and simply not feeling crappy. As adults, we understand this stuff as simply a small detour for our bodies to rest, get healthy and stronger. Cancer has slowed me down, and there are days, when I feel great and attempt to do my "normal" workouts, but my body tells me, "we are still a little weak and we have to slowly get back into our routine." But, my body also tells me, there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel, and I will be back to my old self soon......just be patient. I often forget the radiation is still in my body crushing those nasty cancer cells.
When we were in our living room, as a kid, watching our friends play, we felt so alone, but in actuality we were never alone.
God was always with us. That means He is present at all times, continually, perpetually, throughout all time. In our day of trouble, He promises to be a help to us. And because He is always with us, He always knows exactly what we need and is always ready to provide it! This cancer journey was presented to me because God knew I was strong, faithful and had an incredible family and friend support.
Today, if you are facing trouble or adversity? Know that God is with you. Look to Him for help. Trust that He has the answer, and that He is working things for you. As you continue to believe Him and follow His direction, He will lead you in the way that you should go. He will comfort you, revive you, restore you and bless you!
Prayers for my friend Bryan Bartley, who suffered a heart attack during the Christmas holiday. He had surgery and is resting peacefully and doing well. Love and prayers to the Bartley family.
Where God guides, He provides.
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Was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer on July 18, 2018 which may have crushed someone's soul and spirit. However, it did the opposite, as I already knew GOD had claimed my victory over this disease and was using me as an instrument to others who suffer from this deadly disease.