Get your mammogram people BECAUSE mammograms pick up things you can NOT see or feel. Please make it part of your yearly routine. Do NOT put it off! XOXO
By now you've read these two posts: Double Whammy (Part 1) and Double Whammy (Part 2)
The day before my yearly OBGYN and Mammogram appointments I had seen this status update and liked it so much I shared it on my own Facebook wall: Every unfair situation, every sickness you've endured, God is saying, “It's not the end. I have something great in your future.” ~Joel Osteen
On that day I had thought about all of the unfair situations I have endured in my life including sickness and how God always provides. In this life and in the next He keeps His promises and we can most certainly walk in the knowledge of the fact that we belong to Him. I had no idea how significant Joel Osteen's post would be until my doctor's appointment the next day.
After I got home before I received that heart-wrenching phone call I had heard Amy Grant's song Don't Try So Hard on K-Love Radio. These words specifically spoke to me:These words specifically spoke to me: Don’t try so hard – God gives you grace and you can’t earn it – Don’t think that you’re not worth it – Because you are – He gave you His Love and He’s not leaving – Gave you His Son so you’d believe it – You’re lovely even with your scars – Don’t try so hard.
My AWESOME husband reminded me of Luke 12: 22-26 NIV: Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
Isaiah 41:10 then made me think of the verse that Aunt Barb shared with me in Summer 2010: The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing. ~Zephaniah 3:10
Then I heard this song by Kutless: Even If
Here I am a week later completely changed knowing God is still the same. He keeps His promises and He provides even when we don't understand His plan.