So very, very thankful in the midst of my cancer

It’s been ten months since my surgery and cancer diagnosis and today I am so thankful in the midst of this cancer journey …

  • For the constant love, presence and provision of the Lord God Almighty
  • For the companionship, love, prayers, encouragement, support and care of my wife
  • For my precious children and grandchildren
  • For the love and prayers of all my brothers and sisters IN Christ
  • For loving, encouraging and supportive parents
  • For loving, encouraging and supportive sister, brother-in-law and niece
  • For recovery from my surgery
  • For the fact my cancer has not grown or spread any in the last ten months
  • For the ease with which I was able to adjust to life with a colostomy bag
  • For health insurance that covers the cost of chemotherapy
  • For an employer that offers a flexible work schedule allowing for working from home as needed
  • For the privilege of being able to continue to work throughout the last ten month
  • For the gift of continuing to be productive in my job
  • For a very competent and caring oncologist
  • For my oncology nurses … those angels of God’s mercy and grace
  • For the gift of life itself
  • For a working air conditioner today as the temperature hovers at 103 degrees Fahrenheit
  • For the completion of chemotherapy treatment #18 this morning

In ALL 0f these things … and so many I’m sure I’ve forgotten to list … I am thankful for the presence, power, provision, comfort, hope, love and joy that can only be found IN my Lord and Savior Christ Jesus who makes ALL things possible!

Thank you Jesus … my hope is found IN You alone!

Bernie

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About bwebbjr

A grandfather, father, husband, man, and a child of God who is following Christ Jesus and working out his salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work IN me, both to will and to work for His good pleasure (Philippians 2:12-13). I dodged my first bullet with cancer when a cancerous polyp was removed in a sigmoid colectomy surgery in August 2007. Four years later, in the midst of a second colectomy surgery we discovered I had Stage IV metastatic colon cancer. Rather than colectomy surgery I had colostomy surgery, which now means the colostomy bag is a part of my everyday life ... with the emphasis on life. God has given us a peace beyond understanding as my wife and I have traveled this journey. By the grace of God I am blessed to be a 6 plus year cancer survivor aka warrior. In writing, I am often wrestling with my own personal struggles and beliefs and in the midst God leads me to a lesson He wants me to learn ... or sometimes He simply touches me in the revelation of Himself. My hope is that the result you see here might touch your heart and glorify God. And let me be clear ... I am not the only one with something to say. Please join in the conversation sharing your faith, your cancer experiences, etc. I would love to hear from you. Bernie
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4 Responses to So very, very thankful in the midst of my cancer

  1. jimdavenport says:

    Bernie, God is indeed good!! He has blessed you in ways that no one can fathom without going through what you are experiencing themselves. May God continue to bless you. Jim D.

    • bwebbjr says:

      Thank you Jim … there are blessings from God in the midst of a cancer journey that I could never have imagined … blessings that deepen your faith and strengthen your trust IN God and His plan … I am sure you have experienced that in some of your recent journeys as well. Yes indeed, God is good! Bernie

  2. Michael says:

    Thanks for sharing your personal experience with us. Delighted with the progress you have made thus far. Continue to have faith and be strong. God Bless.

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