I just read an encouraging post over at Christians With Cancer Weblog, entitled Finding The Light In Cancer’s Shadow. I am so encouraged by Kate’s desire to focus on the Lord even in this trial – she looks for His hand for strength and comfort, even in this trial. In light of losing my Mom and some friends through cancer, I always cringe inside and shy away when someone else tells me they have cancer or think it might be a possibility. Thank you, Sis Kate, for the reminder that the Lord is in control, even in this.
Even In This
Even in this, the Lord is in control;
Even in this, He is guarding my soul;
When I cannot imagine how I can cope
Even in this, I have reason for hope.
Even in this, this trial that I dread;
Even in this, I can still bow my head;
Praise my loving Father for being near;
Even in this, I have no need for fear.
Even in this, I have Your peace of mind;
Even in this, You are tender and kind;
Your touch, Your gentleness has made me great;
Even in this, You see my low estate.
Even in this, a trial I didn’t plan;
Even in this, I see Your loving hand!
My heart has comfort that was sorely missed –
You fill my heart with joy – even in this.
Even in this.
October 6th, 2008
(Dedicated to Kate Plourde)
Psalms 18:35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.
Psalms 136:23 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth for ever: