Religion is a very touchy subject. I don’t blog about it really but I will tell anyone that I am a Christian. I believe in God. And I believe in the power of prayer. I know I could not get through this life without knowing and believing in something/someone greater than me.
Those that know me know that my family has been through some struggles lately. I don’t want to get too personal in the blog about the circumstances but one problem we faced was that my mom had to have yet another biopsy on her breast. She is a breast cancer survivor. She has had many health issues over the past few years and just cannot seem to catch a break. So when news came a few weeks ago that she had something come back again on her mammogram it was extremely heartbreaking for us all, especially for her.
She kept her faith though. I won’t say that she wasn’t scared and didn’t shed tears. And for a while she really felt like this was it. That this was cancer and that it would kill her this time. I didn’t want to think about it but I did try to prepare for the worst. Her biopsy was this past Monday and she told me via text that morning that she felt at peace. She said that Sunday she just had this feeling come over her. A feeling of absolute peace. That everything, no matter the outcome, would be okay. She prayed and we had so many praying for her and our family. She kept her faith and God covered her with his love. The biopsy went smoothly and we were given the results the next day. NO CANCER!!
I am not saying she had cancer and it was a miracle by God and he removed it before the biopsy. I am not saying that couldn’t happen either. But I do believe that prayer helps. And I do believe her positive thoughts helped as well. I am so proud of my mom for staying so positive. After already going through cancer once, she stood strong. She was ready to face whatever she had to, and to do it with a smile and with God’s help.
It is so easy to forget God. To try and handle things on our own. To think we don’t need help or that He isn’t there for us. Or maybe we don’t deserve His help. But we do. Storms will come. Some will blow over quickly and some stick around for a while. And we need His help to get through these times of struggle.
I reached out and told my friends that our family really needed their prayers and positive thoughts. And so many reached out and prayed. And for that I can never say how thankful I am. And how thankful my mom and dad are for that. It means so much to my mom that so many care about her.
We need to take the time to count our blessings and thank God for them. And don’t be afraid to ask for prayers when you need them. It doesn’t make you weak. It just makes you human. Life is already hard, God is there to help make it better. Love to you all and may God bless you.