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:
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