ABOUT MY CANCER BATTLE…
I know many times life does not seem fair or just. I wish I could give you a reason for every sad and awful thing that happens on this earth or pray away all the pain this life brings. What I do know, according to the Word of God, is that we are in a spiritual war and there is an enemy who comes to kill, steal, and destroy us. But Jesus came to give us abundant life. John 10:10
Many of you that know me, or have heard me speak at a conference these past 2 years, know that I have had a season of much loss and heartache in my life. However, your prayers and God’s power healed my broken heart and restored my joy once again to continue ministering!
I was sure the worst was over until Monday, June 29, 2015, when I went to my doctor for a lump on my left breast.
To be honest I was confident, because of healthy eating habits, that they would tell me it was a large cyst, or “worst-case scenario,” the beginning stages of cancer that could be removed in a simple surgery. To my surprise, the gynecologist immediately sent me over to the top breast cancer surgeon in Riverside County for several tests. My faith was still strong as I awaited results, until the head doctor of radiology walked in the room and said, “You’re about to fight a battle for your life because you have one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer and it may have already entered your lymphatic system.”
In that moment, I thought, “God, haven’t I been through enough?” Then I cried out to Him in a prayer of panic, “What about my family, my daughter, my son, and my grandchildren? Who will take care of my 85 year old mom who lives with me?”
Then I heard the Lord whisper to me, “I have taken you this far; I will never leave you or forsake you.”
In that moment, I understood the battle wasn’t for my life, but a fight against the spirit of fear for my faith, family and future. Suddenly, the Spirit within rose up, “God is bigger than this doctor’s report!”
Today, my cancer has gotten worse and I am in need of URGENT treatment. I know I will need to fight to walk by faith as I see the uncertainty and fear on the faces of those I love. However, I also know that my cancer battle is not just about me. Many of you are in battles also: physically, emotionally, spiritually or relationally. If this is a hard season for you, I want you to know that you don’t have to walk alone; we are a spiritual family. In the power of the Holy Spirit we will find the courage to step out in faith and fight together!
I would be honored to walk with you through your trial as I fight mine through my new online blog His Princess in Battle, where I will be posting weekly updates right here on my website.
I am so thankful for your love, prayers and support during my battle. It has been a blessing to serve for the 25 years of ministry God has given me and I am believing him for many more to come…will you believe with me?
In His love,