Over the last few days I have heard scripture that has come alive and words from my woman (if you allow me to call Tara that) that have amazed me. The depth of her faith and character don’t surprise me as I have lived with her for quite some time. Its the consistency in this time that is so amazing. The following are phrases that have struck me as life-changing from Him and her.
HE SAID: “Don’t be anxious about your life, as to what you should eat, or what you shall drink; nor for your body, as to what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body clothing? Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?”
SHE SAID: “So much for wanting a young body. Now I just want a body.” “It is humbling to ask someone for pregnancy clothes again.” “God, I trust you.”
HE SAID: “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me, yet not My will but Yours be done.”
SHE SAID: “I don’t want to go through this. It was not what we had planned. But this is my time, a cup I must bear and I am okay with it, whatever the outcome.”
HE SAID: “…the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the spirit intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words….And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God.”
SHE SAID: “I don’t even know how to pray because it hurts my heart so bad. But I trust that God will take care of me.”
Now I like the scriptures that she is reminded of and I too claim them. However, I am more inclined right now to rally around the scriptures that refer to battle and spiritual warfare and defeating the enemy. We are up for a battle and I fully expect us to win. Pray with us for victory over cancer and healing in Tara’s body. Pray for wisdom for the doctors on Monday as they plot the exact course.