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


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 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!