Also in the past, Satan has used the threat of breast cancer as a tool against me. I've actually experienced oppressive fear at times. But praise God, I've have been miraculously freed of it.
Although I don't experience the same high level of fear, I'd be lying if I didn't say there was a low level of anxiety at this time of year.
Especially this year.
This year, my sister got breast cancer. Just last month she had surgery and will start treatment soon. Praise God, it was caught early. But she has been dropped into a battle she didn't expect -just like millions of other women who don't expect to be in a fight for their lives.
So this year, my family history of breast cancer changed. Before, there was no history. Now there is.
As I've been thinking about that this week, I realized I've got another family history. One even stronger than breast cancer. I've got a history of a very powerful Heavenly Father who fights for His children.
My family history contains stories of a Father who parts water so His kids can escape an army, pauses the sun, makes donkeys talk, saves people from lions and fiery furnaces, confuses enemies so they destroy each other, restores sight to the blind, makes lame walk, brings hope to the hopeless, feeds 5000+, heals diseases and raises the dead!!!
That's MY family history!!
So yesterday, I asked my Heavenly Dad for help. I needed to be reminded of ALL my family history. I needed Him to go with me into that office. I needed Him to battle the enemy's lies and plans for me. I needed to be protected from disease.
I needed to be reminded that even if the test showed something concerning, that He was bigger than any test result and would take care of me.
So my Father went with me yesterday. And was faithful to do all that; the tests were all normal.
Sometimes God uses situations to remind us of truths we need to bury deep into our hearts. Here's my truth for today: I've got a Heavenly Daddy who loves me and will intervene in my life to care for me and bring good out of all situations. I either believe that or I don't. Situations don't change that truth. There is no situation that takes Him by surprise or is too big for Him to handle. I need to remember that.
Here's a great passage from Isaiah 51:12-16:
“I, yes I, am the one who comforts you. So why are you afraid of
mere humans, who wither like the grass and disappear?
Yet you have forgotten the Lord, your Creator, the one who stretched
out the sky like a canopy and laid the foundations of the
earth. Will you remain in constant dread of human
oppressors? Will you continue to fear the anger of your
enemies? Where is their fury and anger now? It is
Soon all you captives will be released! Imprisonment, starvation, and death will not be your fate!
For I am the Lord your God, who stirs up the sea, causing its
waves to roar. My name is the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
And I have put my words in your mouth and hidden you safely in
my hand. I stretched out the sky like a canopy and laid the
foundations of the earth.I am the one who says to Israel, ‘You are my
As we approach Easter next week, it's good to be reminded that the same God of the Bible's history is the same God of our history. And that is a really cool family history.
In His Love,