Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Giving God Glory In Everything

Well, this is my second attempt at a blog. Not a good time to go brain dead since I stayed up late (too much caffeine) and got up late.

I'm on my way to the doctor's office this morning. I have to have another mammogram. Seems they found something they want to check out. I found out when they sent me a letter on Friday. Of course it had to be Friday and I couldn't call the doctor until Monday!

That same day I had news that a friend has breast cancer. Timing is everything!
I now had a choice to make. Panic or trust God. Would I hear the same news my friend did? I was amazed at the calm God gave me. I told God I would appreciate it if there is no problem but I know he does all things well.

My doctor is scheduling for me to be re-checked. I pray they will not find cancer. But, if they do, I pray I will have the strength to endure what lies ahead, as my friend will have to do.

God never promises our lives will be free of suffering. We live in a world corrupted by the fall. But, hopefully, we can face suffering of all kinds so that God will get glory.

Hoping God gets glory from my life, Gloria

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you, Gloria. Sometimes they just want to be extra-cautious. Hope you'll have positive news for us next Monday!

Love, Marge

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Thank you, Marge. I am blessed to have friends like you to pray for me!

Love, Gloria

Sheryl (Sherri) Crawford said...

Gloria, you know I am praying for you. This verse from Isaiah is one I KNOW you're familiar with...but God's Word is new every day, isn't it? Sherri

“Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you,
For I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you
With my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 41:10

Gloria McQueen Stockstill said...

Thank you, Sherri. The Word of God is so wonderful!

Gloria