Wednesday, April 20, 2011

ROC vs The Rock

"Come let us sing to the Lord.  Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our Salvation!"
Psalm 95:1

For the past 3 months I have been having stomach problems, and the last 6 weeks acid reflux.  I have been doctoring for this with my local doctor, once at the ER, and with my Lyme specialist.  She found H-Pylori and probably small ulcers which she has been having me treat for the last 4 weeks.  Symptoms continue on and my last phone consult with her she told me it was time to have an endoscope to rule out cancer.  ROC ~ Rule Out Cancer.  I expect due to having had cancer last March, I will hear those words more than I care to during the rest of my earthly years.  To be honest, they frighten me.  You would think they would lose their power after hearing them several times in the past 10 months, but they only seem to gain power over me instilling in me more fear and worry (which does not help my stomach issues).  Ahhhhh...there they are unwelcome companions of fear and worry.

Today when I was having devotions, I thought ~ Well, where am I going to put my focus?  On the ROC (Rule Out Cancer) or on the ROCK of my salvation!  I have a choice.  I am choosing to shout joyfully to the Rock giving thanks for His perfect plan for my life!  I don't know what tomorrow will bring, but I need not worry because God is already there.  

Today I ask for your prayers for my current health issues, and I ask that you will pray for me to be reminded to keep my focus on the Rock of my salvation.  My Lord and Savior!!!  Where does our help come from?  Our help comes from the Lord!


Joan said...

Even after almost 18 years of my husband being cancer free, sometimes that little fear enters my mind of his cancer returning.

However, we know who holds his hand and who is in control. I like the way you put this, "ROC" or the "ROCK"


Renee said...

Thanks Joan....I think we hear so much about cancer and what it does it is hard not to let fear creep in. We just need to wipe it out of our minds ASAP ...easier said than done. Yes, we do know who is in control. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Dear Renee, You most certainly have my prayers. May God bless you and give you peace and give the doctor wisdom in diagnosing and treating you. Love you,

Renee said...

Thank you Mildred....appreciate it so much. Praying for you guys too.

Elaine said...

Oh Renee,
I'm so sorry that you have the fear and anxiety. I would too. I remember how I felt the first time my mamo came back questionable... I was terrified. Now, each year when it does, I know I will have another and it "probably" will be fine, but still... I spend some time worrying.

I will pray for you that your focus will be the ROCK of SALVATION!!

God Bless!

Jan Lyn said...

As humans, it is hard to be completely without fear. I hear that and then hear such beautiful trust in our Lord. Your posts are truthful, so they help me and make me less afraid. Thank you for your constant pointing your readers to Christ.

With love and prayers,
Jan Lyn