Starting new chemo tomorrow

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  1. Peggy

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    I ask for your prayers as I start a new chemo regiment tomorrow. I don't know if or how much it will make me feel nauseous. The doctor hopes it will slow the spread of the cancer. One thing he does know is that I will lose my hair :(

    I've been fighting cancer for 27 months now. It is terminal and incurable, but God has left me around so far for a reason.
     
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    Dear Lord Jesus, We pray that You will be with Your precious child, Peggy
    who will start a new chemo regiment Monday. Please help her that
    she will not have to endure any unnecessary pain or nausea. May the cancer not spread. May You help Peggy during this trying time in her life. May You use
    her as a witness of You and Your love. We know that You can heal, but we
    pray that we will be willing to accept what is in Your plans for her life. We pray
    this in Your precious Name, Jesus!! Amen.
     
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    Peggy, you are in my prayers for strength, to take the chemo, and that all will glorify God.
     
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    :1_grouphug::praying::praying::praying: praying in Jesus Name for you Peggy.
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    :praying: for you, Peggy!
    May the Lord be glorified and be your Strength and comfort!
     
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    Peggy, The Lord has seen fit to leave me here thru 54 months of inoperable incurable cancer. I take each new day as his gift and am ready for what each new day brings. I recently (on another board) saw this and it blessed me. So I'll give credit to John Piper who it was taken from:

    1. You will waste your cancer if you do not believe it is designed for you by God.

    It will not do to say that God only uses our cancer but does not design it. What God permits, he permits for a reason. And that reason is his design. If God foresees molecular developments becoming cancer, he can stop it or not. If he does not, he has a purpose. Since he is infinitely wise, it is right to call this purpose a design. Satan is real and causes many pleasures and pains. But he is not ultimate. So when he strikes Job with boils (Job 2:7), Job attributes it ultimately to God (2:10) and the inspired writer agrees: “They . . . comforted him for all the evil that the Lord had brought upon him” (Job 42:11). If you don’t believe your cancer is designed for you by God, you will waste it.

    2. You will waste your cancer if you believe it is a curse and not a gift.

    3. You will waste your cancer if you seek comfort from your odds rather than from God.

    The design of God in your cancer is not to train you in the rationalistic, human calculation of odds. The world gets comfort from their odds. Not Christians. Some count their chariots (percentages of survival) and some count their horses (side effects of treatment), but we trust in the name of the Lord our God (Psalm 20:7). God’s design is clear from 2 Corinthians 1:9, “We felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.” The aim of God in your cancer (among a thousand other good things) is to knock props out from under our hearts so that we rely utterly on him.

    4. You will waste your cancer if you refuse to think about death.

    5. You will waste your cancer if you think that “beating” cancer means staying alive rather than cherishing Christ.

    Satan’s and God’s designs in your cancer are not the same. Satan designs to destroy your love for Christ. God designs to deepen your love for Christ. Cancer does not win if you die. It wins if you fail to cherish Christ. God’s design is to wean you off the breast of the world and feast you on the sufficiency of Christ. It is meant to help you say and feel, “I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” And to know that therefore, “To live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 3:8; 1:21).

    6. You will waste your cancer if you spend too much time reading about cancer and not enough time reading about God.

    7. You will waste your cancer if you let it drive you into solitude instead of deepen your relationships with manifest affection.

    8. You will waste your cancer if you grieve as those who have no hope.

    9. You will waste your cancer if you treat sin as casually as before.

    Are your besetting sins as attractive as they were before you had cancer? If so you are wasting your cancer. Cancer is designed to destroy the appetite for sin. Pride, greed, lust, hatred, unforgiveness, impatience, laziness, procrastination—all these are the adversaries that cancer is meant to attack. Don’t just think of battling against cancer. Also think of battling with cancer. All these things are worse enemies than cancer. Don’t waste the power of cancer to crush these foes. Let the presence of eternity make the sins of time look as futile as they really are. “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses or forfeits himself?” (Luke 9:25).

    10. You will waste your cancer if you fail to use it as a means of witness to the truth and glory of Christ.

    Christians are never anywhere by divine accident. There are reasons for why we wind up where we do. Consider what Jesus said about painful, unplanned circumstances: “They will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. This will be your opportunity to bear witness” (Luke 21:12 -13). So it is with cancer. This will be an opportunity to bear witness. Christ is infinitely worthy. Here is a golden opportunity to show that he is worth more than life. Don’t waste it.
     
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    Thanks for sharing your priceless personal testimony TomMann!
     
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    :1_grouphug::praying::jesus::wavey: Praying for you Peggy
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    Praying for you Peggy. For healing if that's His will, and for as little discomfort as possible. He is the good shepherd.
     
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    :praying: for Peggy.
     
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    Thank you for your prayers and thank you Tom for the quotes on cancer. Truly God has used this cancer to bring me closer in love and trust in Him.

    The chemo has caused my hair to fall out, but this time I have had little nausea. Just a lot of weakness. But I have 2 weeks off chemo now to recover before Christmas.

    God is good and faithful. I don't know how long I have, but in the time I have left I want to live my life for Him.
     
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    :praying: for you, Peggy!
    We appreciate your testimony which shows how you are thankful and praise the Lord through your trial.You know that God is with You and will not leave you!

    Dear Lord, We lift our Sister Peggy before You. We would pray that You will
    heal her if this pleases You! She is being a wonderful testimony to the truth
    that You will be with us when times are tough. Be with her and continue to
    comfort and strengthen her. In Jesus' Name we pray.
    Amen
     
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    :praying:for Peggy who needs a miracle.
     
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    :praying:..........:
     
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    :praying: for your healing Peggy!
     
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    continuing praying for you, Peggy
     
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    well, I took advantage of losing my hair to grow a whole new head of healthy hair that is a totally different color than the hair that fell out!

    Praying for you as you go through this. I am staring at furthur tests tomorrow. Pray for me also.

    Debbie Mc
     
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    Praying for complete healing for Peggy and Debbie Mc!

    Yes, we will pray for both of you ladies in the Lord!
    Lord, we pray for Peggy and Debbie Mc who are being treated
    for cancer.We pray for a miracle from YOU! We pray that you will give these saint-sisters the
    strength to endure this suffering caused by cancer. May they
    know and feel your love and comfort and they lean on You!
    We pray this in Your Holy Name. Amen. P. S. We would love
    to pray that you will heal both of these sisters from their cancer
    we know that You can and we want Your perfect will!
    Yes we know that You are a God of Miracles!
    But Your will not ours!:1_grouphug::praying:
     
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    :praying::1_grouphug:
     

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