August 18, 2010

Be Not Afraid Nor Dismayed

One of my friends, an elderly man, had to have surgery this past Monday for a broken hip.

Another friend, a woman a little older than me, started radiation treatment for breast cancer the same day.

Neither have control:

Over the doctor's performance,
How their bodies will react,
How they will feel after the procedures,
Or an exact recovery date. 

What both of them do have control over is:

Their Attitude,
Their Prayers,
Their Hope,
And their Faith. 

They exemplify a strong spirit of optimism and loving hope.

A staple that makes living in this life a little easier.
For all of us.
Thank you for your strength.

(I shared this verse as a comment on another blog but it seems fitting here too.)

"Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed....for there be more with us than with him (illness):
With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles.  And the people rested themselves upon the words.."   

2 Chronicles 32:7-8 

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