Chemotherapy without the side effects!
It is hard to even describe the feelings I have inside of me right now, except to say, To God be the Glory for the Good things He has done.
My husband had to start Chemotherapy a week ago, as the lymphoma in his body had become aggressive and taken off; causing multiple tumors to grow in various parts of his body. To say that we were apprehensive and even a little bit fearful about all of this would actually be an understatement, but obediently we went in to the Hospital where they administered the treatment.
A few days before treatment I was praying with my prayer group and the Lord showed my friend a picture of all the side effects that the Doctors would give us, (5 sheets of side effects to expect) and then He showed her as he wiped those side effects away and replaced them with his own. We also felt that it was very important to pray that the drugs would only attack the cancer cells and not affect the rest of his body, as those drugs can play havoc on a person’s system.
When he gave her this picture and she shared it with us, of course I was very thankful but to be honest, not having seen the list that the doctors would give us, I was not sure what to expect.
While at the clinic they gave us the list of possible side effects that we could expect and as I read through them I felt a peace, knowing what God had said about it all. I politely smiled at the nurse as she was giving it to us, thanked her, and tucked it away as I did not want my husband to even read the list of side effects as I felt that we needed to believe God instead of what the doctors said.
When the treatment was done, he felt pretty bad but that was to be expected as they had pumped about 16 different drugs into his system that day.
The next few days were really hard on his body, as the drugs spread out and attacked the cancer. I remembered what the Lord had us pray for him and I continued to ask that the drugs in his system would only be allowed to attack the cancer cells and not be allowed to damage anything else. I praise the Lord for the body of Christ at this time as our friends and their friends were also standing with us in agreement in Prayer for my husband.
After three days in bed, feeling like a truck had run over him, with only one bout of throwing up and a couple days of Nausea, he was out of bed and ready to tackle the world again.
Before this started, I have to admit that I feared the worse, and I was certain that it would be the end of his life, our life together, that I would soon be a widow and my life would be terrible, but God, in his great mercy has faithfully shown himself to us throughout all of this and if you had a look at my husband you would not say that he had chemotherapy a week ago.
He does get a bit tired and needs to rest, but mostly he is able to function very normally.
Friends, I know that without a shadow of a doubt it is God who has performed this great miracle for him, the drugs only do so much, but he looks and his acting healthier than he has in a few years!!!
Yes it is a miracle, and I say, Praise the lord O my soul and all that is within me, Praise His Holy Name!
Another miracle that has taken place is that God has not only been revealing himself to us through the gracious gift of bringing healing to my husband’s body, but he has also been revealing himself to him in all other aspects of his life as well, emotionally and spiritually, giving him insight and a revelation of himself as our father.
Miracles upon Miracles I tell you, it is so amazing to watch my once independent husband, truly bow his knee to God and then to see how God has revealed himself to him. Oh I am so very thankful.
Friends, I want to encourage you to know that you can cry out to God in your distress, regardless of the circumstance and he will answer you, he will meet you were you are at and he will work on your behalf.
At the beginning of this journey the Lord led us to Psalm 20 and I would like to share it with you once again. The essence of this Psalm is this, Trust in the Lord, not in man and when you cry out to God he will hear you and answer, I have found this to be true. God is trustworthy and fully able to work on our behalf.
For the director of music. A psalm of David.
May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings. May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests.
Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. LORD, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call!
When you call out to God he will answer you and you will not be disappointed, trust him today with all that troubles you, I know that you will be amazed at all that he will do on your behalf.