Okay, so, we have been in a rough patch lately. On May 21, I received word that I have Thyroid Cancer and that this cancer had metastasized to the lymph nodes on the right side of my neck.
Whoa! Talk about a faith shocker. I am so thankful that God has brought me on the journey to Him before I discovered this illness. I am so thankful that my faith and focus on God has grown to the point that it has prior to this diagnosis. I am still a young Jesus follower, but I have learned and grown so much that my response to the diagnosis is completely different than what it would have been years ago.
Years ago, I would have railed at God. Laying the blame at His feet and turned my back on Him. Does this sound like something that you might do today? Is your heart in this place? Its not a good feeling, is it? It is not a good place to be, is it?
Learning that a relationship with God is the purpose we were created in the first place, can be life altering. My life and heart were opened up to God and the Holy Spirit has become my comforter, my peace, my emotional caretaker. WHOA!
Through this surgical journey and radiation journey ~ God has been my steadfast companion. My focus has been on Him, knowing He would bring me through to the other side of this and He would provide for the family as He has promised. He has held me during the PET scans when my claustrophobia was determined to take over. He has provided the music en-route to ease my anxiety. He has shown me He will ALWAYS be there when I need Him.
God knows the journey I am on before I even take the first step on that journey. He doesn’t necessarily know the choice I may make, but He will always be with me and will always guide me when I seek His counsel.
Thyroid cancer symbol is a butterfly ~ imagine that…… a butterfly, because it is shaped like a butterfly. Another confirmation that the Butterfly Life should be the name of the blog. God named it well. And currently, I am seeing a few butterflies flying around again, though it is not butterfly season. What’s up with that?
God’s purpose. Opening myself up to God’s purpose for me.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.