Both Ron and I were very touched by the Christian Love and Compassion you showed us two Aussies, of course we have our family and close friends Love, support and Prayers but when strangers, well that is as far as distance is concerned, I Love all of you so your not really strangers in my heart, but when you took the time both on our Blog and also those who sent us e-mails to offer encouragement and Prayer support, it makes you realize just how small our world is and for us also confirms again how special our Christian Family is regardless of where they live.
Just a quick update on Ron before I share my recent Storm with you and God’s wonderful faithfulness to provide needed help.
Ron said to say thank you once again, he is at a Convention this weekend in Brisbane, unfortunately he still has not seen the Oncologist, they lost his referral and his Doctors notes, he only heard from them yesterday, he now has an appointment at the end of next week, they have moved the Surgery to a new location so that is why there has been a mess up.
Hopefully they will start treatment soon or as some of you and I’m praying for, God will heal Ron like He did me with my Breast Cancer and my other chronic illnesses, some of them were life threatening too, yes I still have health problems as my body is wearing out with age and my disabled feet can be very painful if I walk too much but I feel God’s arms around me and have no fear for tomorrow, I know I do not walk alone and He carries me when needed, it’s so wonderful that our Abba Father’s arms are never ending.
But unfortunately as they say it does not just rain it pours and after hearing about Ron I found I was unable to walk or even sit without intense pain, to condense… when riding my Mobility Scooter, I hit a rough patch on the footpath and it once again caused a pinched nerve in my Spine. I started to worry about my ability to be able to care for Ron if he was ill from Chemo or had to have an Operation, I was also starting a Counselling Degree at Collage and there was no way I could attend the Introduction day with being in so much pain.
God tells us not to worry and looking back now once again I have been assured that we don’t need to, He will always be there for us especially in the Storms, No He does not condemn us for worrying or being frightened, they are not sin, they are emotions we need to respond to and resolve, like anger is or we can become sick both Physically and Mentally and yes they can also lead to sin but He does reassure us that we can Trust Him to work it out for good and yes He did!, He did!, He did!
I went to the Doctor because as I shared I couldn’t even sit without pain and the pain killers were not helping either as they were making me very disoriented and I kept falling asleep, God’s Balm did give me some relief but the pain returned. I was indeed upset and worrying, especially when told there was a long waiting list both in the Hospital and with the Radiologist to have the procedure done to stop my pain, although it is not a permanent remedy it does give relieve from nerve pain for up to six months.
I prayed hard and than explained to the Receptionist why I was so upset not just for the pain but my inability to care for Ron if needed, she asked me to wait and came back and said the Doctor and Radiologist had agreed to stay back and do the procedure for me which took up to an hour or longer. I was so thankful to God and to all of them believe me and I now have no pain from the pinched nerve, they even provided this procedure without the added cost other Radiologists charge or even charging extra because most of it was done after hours.
Something at that time also helped me understand how great God’s Love and provision is, the Receptionist’s husband who had Bowel Cancer and almost died on the Operating table is now completely free of Cancer and doesn’t even need the bag he had to use and it was why she understood and got the needed help for me.
As I shared in Doorway of Hope, I was also offered by the Collage to do my Counselling Degree on line, which means I will be able to care for Ron and still continue to Blog too instead of having to attend the Collage during the day, which would have made these if not impossible very difficult and no doubt I would have had to give up my Studies.
Once again even before our Storm our Loving Abba Father reassured me by reminding me about the song “When you walk through the Storm” I was commenting on Terri’s Blog and remembered the Post below, where I had shared in Memory of my Mum and a Story about hearing God speak to us, when I went to get the link for Terri and this was the day before we knew about Ron’s Cancer, I found it also mentioned the song, so I attached the YouTube on it… now I know why, how can we ever doubt His constant Love for us.
God is so very good all the time!
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of men.
Christian Love in our Unity in Christ Jesus – Anne.