For You Alone, Oh Lord, Will Keep Me Safe

Today was the closest thing to a normal day I've had in the past week. With the return to a bit more normal life, the cares... and fears of this life begin to try to settle down upon me again. As I prepare for post-surgery appointments, treatment decisions, etc. it is easy to allow the dire predictions of man to overwhelm you and provide fertile ground for seeds of fear to prosper in.

In this life, we are going to have high, wonderful, powerful moments when it seems like nothing can stop us. Those are wonderful! Our faith is strong. We can clearly see the light. We are confident and our eyes are fixed on him. Then suddenly without warning, the waves roll over us and we feel like we're desperately fighting to survive. We try to cry out, but our mouths fill with water. We stretch out our hand toward the Son. We can't see him, feel him or hear him but we stretch out our hand anyways. He's just got to be there!

As wave after wave of fear tries to overwhelm me, I turn to God's Word. Imagine that! God's very Word for me to read and hear!

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
Psalm 4:8

I ponder these precious words for a few moments. It's exactly what I need to still the storm trying to rise up within me. A lot of people in the medical field have a lot to say about my prognosis over the next five years. They're not the ones who can keep me safe. In the end, what they say or think in regards to me really doesn't matter. What someone else's story was really doesn't matter either.

He is the only one who knows my story from beginning to end. Only he has the power to decide what he will and will not do. Man's statistics and predictions mean nothing to God. God will do what he chooses to do in the way he wishes to do things. It is God alone, only God, who keeps me safe. :heart:

*8/18/11--This blog is now part of a series entitled Walking With God In The Midst of Cancer

 K Reynolds
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God bless you and heal you.
1 Corinthians 2:5
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. (end quote)
The wisdom of men is foolishness with God. We will be praying for you. Love in Christ, RR.

K Reynolds (@kreynolds)

I came across this blog this evening as I wrote it one year ago today. I found it ironic that a year ago I was having my first post-surgery feeling a bit normal day and one year later I posted the following as my status after reading a blog by Gracie about glittery confetti. throwing glittery confetti in the air as i dance with gracie. cmon... join us! its fun and anyone really can do it!

A year ago, I trusted that God would keep me safe. Since that time, despite the fact that I've been sliced, diced, pickled and fried, God has kept me safe. Not only kept me safe but within my soul I feel stronger than ever, despite what the body has endured. One year later I'm "throwing glittery confetti" and dancing with abandonment before the Lord. Truly He does cause us to overflow with His joy! :dance:

K :princess:

Shani Matthews (@shanijane)

hey there K. LOVE this blog!!! you pretty much summed up nicely the journey my life has and is taking me on. there are days when i cant see Him, feel Him, hear Him, Sense Him.. whatever, but those are the days i MUST still stretch out my arms and just TRUST and BELIEVE He is there with me.. somewhere, somehow.

Much love to you ***