06
Nov
15

Stage 4 > Remission

I wore this crocheted “therapy cap” to chemotherapy when it was cold (and when I had all my hair) in January. But, with our late Indian Summer, it was too warm to wear for Thursday’s first maintenance treatment.

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The day started out visiting the oncologist’s office to discuss results of last week’s CAT scan and the 12 or more Avastin infusions I’ll be receiving. It’s been a long time coming. Ten months to the day of being admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with a massive blood clot in my leg and stage four ovarian cancer, we have the determination we have been awaiting. This second scan report shows all clear and because I have finished the prescribed chemotherapy doses, the doctor was ready to make the official pronouncement,

REMISSION

We testify,

HEALED

Now that the day is here, it’s hard for me to know where to start. It’s what we have been expecting all along, but confirmation took a lot longer to arrive than we were counting on. The easiest way out for us as Christians is when God performs an obvious all-at-once miracle. After enduring several desensitized inpatient (not impatient) chemotherapies I fully expected the CAT scan prior to surgery to be clean and receive an “all clear” at that time and to be done with it!

Apart from the benefits of “medicine,” we need to learn how the Great Physician still works today. Acts 10:38 states,

How Jesus of Nazareth went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed by the devil.

You need to know this. You need to be able to quote this. You need to have this down deep in your heart. That’s how He was while walking on the earth then and that’s how He is walking in us now.

Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Healing comes in various ways:
 Out and out miracles-sovereign acts that we have done nothing about
 Gifts of healing (see 1 Corinthians 12) that are administered by God the Holy Spirit through men but not by men
 Laying hands on the sick- many, many instances in Scripture- by praying:
The prayer of faith (James 5:15) or
With the “unction,” “power,” or “anointing” (Luke 6:19)
 Standing on verses in God’s Word-as in my case
So what can we all take away from this?

Revival of God’s Word as the ultimate authority in our lives to be believed and clung to no matter what we face.

We pray, but don’t believe. We put our “trust” in a baseless hope in place of basing our hope on the Covenant promises guaranteed in the Bible. That’s our ironclad contract with God.

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