“… I will be with you.”
GENESIS 31:3 (NIV)
When I was diagnosed with cancer my prayer wasn’t for God to take the cancer away. It wasn’t a demand for an explanation. It was simply my heart crying out to God in total helplessness.
I needed a strength beyond my own to deal with what was ahead. The disease that had invaded my body could cause me to lose the things in life that were most important to me and I was powerless to change it.
So my prayers gave voice to my deepest needs and longings – to hold onto life and to keep on being a husband and a dad and ultimately to know that God really did care for me and would be with me.
My health may fail
and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
He is mine forever.
PSALM 73:26 (NLT)
ON THE JOURNEY WITH YOU,