On Monday I was at Starbucks, meeting a new friend (that was an encouragement in itself), when I met Zack. Zack is in his early to mid 20's, I am guessing, and uses crutches to get around. He also wears a hearing aide. When I met him, he was inquiring about me to Jason (again, I was rockin' the bald look:)-which drew his attention). After talking with him, I found out that Zack has benign tumors that grow on his neck & brain, for the last 10 years, causing him to have poor balance and is now causing hearing loss.
This was a great reminder to me of the temporary-ness of my situation. You see, I am tiring of looking like a hairless cat (no offense to cat-lovers). Very vain of me, I know.
So, the Lord reminded me Monday of the how I will be cured and done with treatment by next year at this time. But, Zack, like so many others with various physical ailments, will continue their battle. Yes, I will have regular check-ups and be on medicine as post-cancer treatment protocol. But, I will be back to "normal"-if there is such a thing:). I am writing this to myself mostly, so that I remember to reach out to those in need, as SO many have done to us and pray, as SO many have done on our behalf. And to find Joy in the hardships of life, no matter if they are physical, mental, tangible or not. God ordained it, I will accept it (usual and unfortunately after a temper tantrum) and will be honored that He saw me fit for this journey.
Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God. Psalm 146:5
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increase strength. Isaiah 40:29
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