Thank you so much for your faithful prayers! Today's labs showed an increase in platelets and red blood cells! The scare of relapse is on pause for now and we are happily enjoying a really awesome joy filled evening!
Psalm 20 has become one of my most favorite Psalms. It is filled with hope and courageously asks God for victory in times of trouble. But victory may not always come in the way we imagined. Victory might look like defeat: like when a child relapses, or when a child dies. But we know we have the ultimate victory and we LONG for the day where there will be no more tears, no more sorrow. Amen!
In times of trouble, may the Lord answer your cry.
May the name of the God of Jacob keep you safe from all harm.
May he send you help from his sanctuary
and strengthen you from Jerusalem.[a]
May he remember all your gifts
and look favorably on your burnt offerings. Interlude
May he grant your heart’s desires
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy when we hear of your victory
and raise a victory banner in the name of our God.
May the Lord answer all your prayers.
Now I know that the Lord rescues his anointed king.
He will answer him from his holy heaven
and rescue him by his great power.
Some nations boast of their chariots and horses,
but we boast in the name of the Lord our God.
Those nations will fall down and collapse,
but we will rise up and stand firm.
Give victory to our king, O Lord!
Answer our cry for help.
Praying this over Ava, Allistaire, Jude, Connor, Ella Joy, Sophie, Kelly, Jake, Lukas, and all those that are battling with cancer.