Tuesday, September 22, 2015

No Ocean Can Hold It Back

Tomorrow I go in for surgery.  We are humbled and blessed to have so many praying over this journey with breast cancer.  People praying for me to be cancer free, for the procedures to go well with no reactions from my body, for the surgery to go well and all medical staff involved to make good decisions, etc., for Joel as he walks with me.  Yes, we are blessed to have so many praying across the country, around the world, in our community, in our family.  We want to thank you for your prayers.

We are a praying family.  Our extended families are praying people.  Our friends are grounded in prayer.  It is a core value of our faith.  Papa God holds us in the shelter of His wings.  Jesus died for us.  Holy Spirit lives in us and empowers us.  The angels guard over and fight for us.  Most importantly God fights for us.  Yes, we are blessed.

"Rejoice always, pray constantly...."
I Thess. 5:17

Soon after the diagnosis friends of our oldest son and his family, Godparents to three of our grandchildren, and people we are blessed to call friends, sent a beautiful card that has encouraged me along the way.  I wanted to share it with you today.  It reminds us of the power we have when we pray in the name of Jesus.  The power in prayer!


"  No ocean can hold it back......
    No river can overtake it....
    No whirlwind can go faster
    No army can defeat it, 
No law can stop it.
    No distance can slow it....
    No disease can cripple it
    No force on earth is more powerful or effective 
    Than the power of PRAYER. " 

11 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Dearest Renee, I'm so glad I took time to come by today(life has been so busy), because now I can uphold you tomorrow as you have your surgery. You are so blessed, a blessing to so many and I know many count it a privilege to pray for you and Joel. May His hand guide the surgeons, may His healing touch every cell and tissue in your body and may all those caring for you be ministering angels. Sending you blessings and hugs.
Noreen

Anonymous said...

Praying

God bless


Matthew 18:19,20

Pamela Root said...

Renee,
Your strength & faith are an inspiration! I came to your blog to connect with you about your healing from lyme; I am saddened by you recent health news & this new journey and look forward to reading the wonderful ways the Lord guides you through.

Best,
PJ

Mevely317 said...

Our prayers haven't ceased, dear Renee.
Tonight I'm adding your surgeon's name to my prayer list. (God knows the details!)

Sharon said...

Renee, prayers are flooding the throne room of God today. Mine included. God, The Great Physician, is holding your hand tightly, and directing every single move that those doctors are making. May He remove the threat of the cancer, and speed your healing.

GOD BLESS!

Debbie Huffaker said...

So glad I stopped by today. Prayers that your surgery went well and you have the speediest of recoveries, sweet Lady!

Renee said...

Thank you for your prayers, Noreen!!!!

Renee said...

PJ! Good to hear from you. Stop by again and read about our healing journies.........

Renee said...

Thanks Melevy!

Renee said...

Thank you Sharon.......everyone's prayers definitely were heard as I went through surgery. So grateful!

Renee said...

Thanks again Debbie!!! God bless...