Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A reprieve

Such peace early this morning
 as I pray and thank God
 for His timing,
 and for setting the pace
 on my journey.

He has slowed me down.
He has stopped me from running headlong.

He has given me
a reprieve.

Good news from the doctors.
They have consulted and decided to
wait and watch.

A decision for further treatment
 has been put on hold.

It seems that cancerous tumors of this type
 tend to take a long time to dissipate,
even up to twelve months.

 Mine could very well be doing just that.

So they will wait and watch
 to see if in three months there is any change.

Any treatment at this time has been determined
 “too aggressive”

I can relate to this term, aggressive,
as I have been forceful in my unbelief,
allowing my mind to run ahead to presumed disaster.

Given a time-out,
I have returned to practicing trust,
and patience
 and hanging on
to faith,

thus keeping myself in His peace.
(from my devotion ~ Sarah Young ~)

Oh, Lord, how often have you had to pull me back
 to my ‘Terebinth tree’;
to that place of strength and protection
from my tendency
 to allow fear and trepidation
 to sneak in?

Dear Lord,
As I continue in a state of thankfulness,
trust and patience,
Help me to keep my focus on
Your loving presence and Your faithfull promises.

Thank you dear ones, for all your precious prayers.
I am so grateful

 beyond measure.

Psalm 62: 5-7  "  I wait quietly before God,
My hope is in Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
My fortress where I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. "(NLT)
(Thank you, Marie)


  1. "Praise God from whom all blessing flow" - Prayers have been answered - Now Linda, just enjoy the peace and rejoice. We all love you.

  2. There is always hope when you rely on the Lord. Check your facebook, there is a song by Chris Tomlin,titled Everlasting God. The words are true for you!!!! When I heard it I thought of you and this blog.