Deb's MRI today showed another little spot in her breast. They are not sure if it is more cancer or if it is nothing at all. However, the only way to know that is to do an MRI guided biopsy. If it is nothing, then she will most likely have a lumpectomy sooner rather than later. If it is more cancer, she will have a mastectomy. Right now the plan is that she will likely have surgery first so they have the full pathology report to help her Dr's decide what kind of treatment is best for her.
We are humbled by the prayers and support. Please keep praying for:
- Patience for Deb as she waits for decisions to be made about treatment
- Patience for her family as they wait for details
- Wisdom for Dr's as they make decisions
- If it is God's will, a clear MRI biopsy tomorrow and peace to accept different results if that should be His will
- Strength for Deb to fight the physical and mental battle that is cancer
My Bible study this week was about when Joshua was commissioned by the Lord as the new leader of the Israelites as they were about to enter the Promised Land. God knew the challenges that lay ahead of Joshua. He knew Joshua would face many hardships of leading a rebellious and sinful people. God knew he would face seemingly impossible battles to take possession of the Promised Land. To put it simply, God knew this was not going to be an easy journey by any means. But God's commission to Joshua was simple:
"Be strong and courageous, for you will bring the Israelites into the land I swore to them, and I will be with you." Deuteronomy 31:23
We tend to think of courage as an act of bravery or strength. Something we muster out of our own might. But the Bible paints courage in a different light.
Courage: A settled confidence in the heart of a believer that God will be true to His promises.
Many of us are not leading a group of more than 3 million people into a land they would have to fight to conquer and claim as their own. However, we each face a battle every day. One that we would be a whole lot better off if we were confident in our hearts that God is true to His promises and that He is with us.
Take heart TEAM CHIN, He has been with us every step of the way thus far and will continue to do so. Be courageous.