Sunday, January 17, 2016

Faith Over Fear

I have been anticipating this week's Brain Tumor Clinic for the last month or so. Up until a week ago, I was looking forward to seeing how God was continuing to heal KK. However, I started to fear that the MRI scans would show regrowth or new tumors when KK began exhibiting signs of swelling this past week. I thought that KK's edema was under control and it scared me to think that it is only controlled by medication.

I realized today that this fear is not from God. It is from the enemy who "comes only to steal and kill and destroy" (John 10:10) and he is trying to steal my hope.

I don't want to live in fear.

I will not live in fear.

I will trust, as KK says, that God has a good plan for her life.

KK and I spent time praying through Ephesians 6:10-18 tonight.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
~  Ephesians 6:10-18

We know that our strength is found in God alone, so we will be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9). We know that the devil wants to steal our hope, so we will stand firm and trust the God of hope (Romans 15:13). We know that the heart is deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9), so we choose faith over fear. We know that God is the Great Physician, so we pray for Him to heal KK's tumor, edema, headaches, stiff neck, vision, hearing, and right-sided weakness completely. 

Will you wield the sword with us this week and pray through the truths of Scripture for KK? If so, please share the Scriptures you are praying through in the comments. If you're not sure where to start, here are a few ideas:


Terri said...

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:11-13

No matter the results, God is sovereignly working in and through both your lives. He knows His perfect plan for you - it's a future filled with the hope of eternity with Him, trusting that He hears you and desires to have you close to Him through every step of this journey that He's called you through. Knowing that you will find Him - and His unfathomable love - in the results of the tests on Wednesday. And every day before and after that you seek His face!

Judy Bleau said...

Be strong and take heart, all who hope in the Lord! <3

Doris said...

Be gracious to me, o God, be gracious to me,
For my soul takes refuge in Thee;
And in the shadow of Thy wings I will take refuge,
until destruction passes by. Psalm 57:1

Also praying Psalm 23 for you both.

Christine said...

Psalm 139:13-16

Lord Jesus, you created KK's inmost being; you knit KK together in her mother’s womb and through your providential Hand, knit Tanya's and KK's hearts together when KK was a young child. We praise you because KK is fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, we know that full well. KK's frame was not hidden from you when she was made in the secret place, when she was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw KK's unformed body and see her body this very day. We know that all the days ordained for KK were written in your book before one of them came to be. Thank you that KK and Tanya have put their trust in you and continue to rest in your peace that passes all worldly understanding, we trust that you know and have known what the scans will show on Wednesday and what future treatments for KK's body will be. We continue to trust you and look to you, believing for complete healing in KK's body.

Mindy said...

Isaiah 41:10

"So do not fear for I am with you. Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

Bonnie Fiske said...

Almighty God,
I pray for my friend KK
I ask you to bring healing to KK's body
Correct that which needs correcting.
Heal that which needs healing.
Touch that which needs your divine touch.
God, I ask that you continue to guide Tanya and continue to give her strength
I ask that you continue to watch over KK, she is such a special person and has touched so many lives with her outgoing positive attitude.
In Jesus' name I pray,

The power of prayer is an amazing thing ......we got this! XOXOXOXO

Vickie Hampton said...

But instantly He (Jesus ) spoke to them, saying, "Take courage! I Am! Stop being afraid!" Matthew 14:27 Amplified Bible

Father God and Great I AM, I lift Tanya and KK to you now. Thank you for bringing them this far. I pray that they would continue to experience I AM with them as they travel this terrifying journey. I pray that they would experience I AM courage, I AM mighty, I AM peace, I AM joy, I AM healer and I AM rest. In the name of I AM, Jesus, in whom all things are possible, I pray. Amen.

Love and hugs,

Karin Bryan said...

I am praying Romans 8:28-39. I love you so much.

Heidi Peterson said...

John 14:27 -- Peace I give to you, my peace I leave with you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Bethany has also been praying Romans 8:28-29 from the beginning.

We are both praying for you throughout the day today.