Awesome Answer to Prayer – 03/16/07

16 Mar

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, through the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. -2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (WEB)

This work-week certainly didn’t start out well, as I tripped going out the door on Monday, but this morning made up for that and everything else that didn’t go so well. Back at the beginning of this journey, I asked God to show His glory through my testimony as I go through my illness and recovery. Since then, several people have commented on my “great attitude” and one even said I am inspiration to her. These comments were part of God’s answer to my prayer, but this morning far surpassed those comments.

Almost every morning since I started my treatments last Wednesday, I have seen the same couple in the waiting area, either when I arrive in the morning or on my way out. On my way out this morning, the lady came over to me and said she wanted to thank me. She said he started radiation treatments two weeks ago, and she has been scared, but my smile every morning has brought her peace. After I hugged her, I said, “I’m a Christian.” She said, “It shows.” I then told her about my request that God would use this illness to show His glory and that people would see His sustaining grace in me. That is what she saw. Once again, God has postively answered my prayer!

The thought has occurred to me that this lady is the reason God has allowed me to take this journey through cancer. He orchestrated the events of my life to bring me to this particular treatment center, knowing that I would encounter this woman, who needed a little reassurance. Is this the only reason for my cancer? Probably not, but I have no doubt that she is one part of the reason. I look forward to seeing her in the days ahead.

Heavenly Father, I don’t know the names of this man and woman, but You do. You have numbered the hairs on their heads. You know what they need. I ask You, Lord, to grant them everything they need through Your glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Please give them Your peace. Please work out Your will in their lives. Draw them close to You, Father. Help them to know without a doubt that You exist and that You love them. Give them Your peace and love, Father. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.


Posted by on March 16, 2007 in Cancer, Reflections


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4 Responses to Awesome Answer to Prayer – 03/16/07

  1. Gaby

    March 17, 2007 at 12:57 pm

    Praise God!!! You are an inspiration to me, too!:) I praise God for you!

  2. Star

    March 17, 2007 at 7:15 pm

    Gaby, you are such an encourager! Thank you! I am very grateful God caused our paths to cross through First Place. May He bless you always!

    Your sister in Christ,


  3. Liz

    March 18, 2007 at 10:19 pm

    Hello Star,
    I am Liz the lady God used to show you His love. That is also an answer to prayer, you
    see,I always pray that God will use me to show others HIS love,that I may be worthy of that. Now I realize that it was God encouraging me to thank you for your radiant smile which fills me with peace. I know that it is because of His love for you that your smile shows those around you His sustaining grace. Honestly, I was a little scared to approach you , but with Gods help I did,I forget that He is in control and I need not be afraid. I also thank you for giving me your card with your website info., otherwise I would not have known the beautiful prayer you have asked God for. What a blessing I have recieved by encountering you. James and I look forward to seeing you too and keeping in touch for our journey ahead.

    With love from your new friends,
    James and Liz

  4. Star

    March 19, 2007 at 4:30 am

    Thanks be to God for His wonderful mercies! He is awesome! Let me leave my three favorite new quotes here, all from “Facing the Giants”:
    “I serve a big God, and He can do whatever he wants, however He chooses.”
    “God chooses to work in our lives because He loves us.”
    “Nothing is impossible with God.”

    Have a fabulous week, James and Liz. I am praying for both of you!



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