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God’s Prescription (While I Wait)

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My daughter was barely into her teenage years when she noticed dry patches all over her scalp. Thinking it was her shampoo, we changed it, but they didn’t go away.

I took her to the doctor who recommended a Dermatologist. She was diagnosed with Psoriasis, and prescribed an ointment for treatment. It had steroids in it, which I was against, but we used it in hopes of a cure. The dry patches spread from her head, all over her body, down to her feet. We went back to the Dermatologist and started light treatments.

She was at that age where peoples opinions mattered.

They looked at her in public wondering what was wrong with her skin. She wore long sleeved shirts and pants during the summer in Texas. She didn’t go to parties, or any social event to avoid explanation.

It was heart-wrenching for a Mother to watch.

The light treatments. “Step into the light,” they said. We chose that machine and God’s light.

God’s word has power, especially when spoken out-loud.

We compiled a list of scripture below, and she read them out loud every night before sleep. There are more than just these, and I am speaking all of them while I wait. The moral of the story is…She was getting dressed one day, and noticed her spots were completely gone. They have not returned.

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Christ has redeemed me from the curse of the law. Therefore, I forbid any sickness or disease to come upon this body. Every disease germ and every virus that touches this body dies instantly in the name of Jesus. Every organ and every tissue of this body functions in the perfection to which God created it to function, and I forbid any malfunction in this body, in the name of Jesus!

Ex. 15: 26 He said, “If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”

DT 28:6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.

DT 28:7 The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.

PS 103:2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits–PS 103:3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,

PR 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.

ISA 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

MK 11:23 “I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that You have received it, and it will be yours.

While I Wait

They say it’s Cancer, but they don’t know my God. I sit and listen as they tell me what they see, but I can’t assimilate all the words at once. I’m a writer, so I love words. Just not these.

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The Insurance kicked in March 1st, and one week later I saw my doctor. She sent me straight to Austin, TX for the mammogram, and a few days later, I was having the biopsy.

The biopsy was Friday, and Monday afternoon my doctor called me in to talk. That is never good. She said the ‘C’ word, and said I have ‘Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma.’ It’s the most common type of breast cancer in 80% of women, and typically hits the more mature woman of 50 or over.

My grandmother, mother and sister had it. I thought I would break the cycle.

I woke up this morning more grateful than a week ago. The Cancer Specialist cannot see me for another week. My doctor had to call four places before she could find one to take me in. Our Cancer centers are overflowing with people with a similar situation as me.

So, I have a week to wait and see a doctor’s plan for treatment. God has been in front of me on this journey. He has moved swiftly up until now. He’s not done teaching me how to wait.

God is working while I wait.

He needs time to line up the next part of this journey. What that looks like, I don’t know, but He has a plan. My first thought during this was, “How can God get the glory for this?”

Well, I can write about it, and hopefully encourage someone else by what I’m going through. God has given me a beautiful life. The last three years have been exceptionally beautiful. I’m not sure this is going to be pretty, but He promises to turn everything around for His good and His glory.

He has already proved that His plan is always better than mine.

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There is a song by Colton Dixon, Through All Of It. I have no regrets, like he mentions in the song. God sees what we’re going through. He has seen every tear I’ve shed over this. My favorite part of the song is…’But Oh…You have been my God through all of this.’

There are no surprises for God.

He’s on the throne mighty as ever.

So, while I wait to see the next doctor, I see the beauty in life a little bit more. The pace of life has slowed, and what I thought was important is not so important. I hug my daughter every chance I get, and tell people ‘I love you’ more than before. My laughter still shakes a room, and I take time to notice what other’s may be going through while they wait.

Sometimes life feels like one big waiting room.