Wednesday, September 18, 2019

But God - The Two Most Comforting Words

"I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, 'You are my servant'; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:9-10

I wrote the following on my blog in 2014. It was right after a surgery and I was coping with the results and my recovery...


God's promises are so precious. When we're struggling through something like recovering from surgery, or the loss of a loved one, or wondering how we're going to pay our latest bill, God's promises are there to see us through. We know that we can rely on Him to remember His promises. He tells us He remembers us.

In this Scripture, He promises to strengthen and help us. I don't know about you, but I need that, especially right now. I have no strength of my own right now...I'm just beyond tired and exhausted. I'm so thankful that I can turn to God and ask Him for comfort to know that He is my help.

It's so amazing to me that God says He will uphold me with His righteous right hand. How can I be of so much importance to him that He would lift me up? How is it that He loves me so much? It's just overwhelming and my heart just over-flows with the amazement and awesomeness of it all.

God loves you with the same kind of love! Are you going through something difficult? Rest in Him. Remember, He is holding you in His hand. Nothing that is happening or has happened, has not gone through His hands first. He will bless us through these difficult times and we will come through more able to serve Him and help others! Oh - how I thank Him for this!


September 11th is such a difficult day. It brings so many memories of loss and sadness and, for me, it will be a date I remember for a different reason. I received a phone call that has turned my world upside down. My doctor called to let me know that my biopsy showed I have cancer. I was, and am still, in shock.

It's at times like this when the shifting sands of life either settle on the bed rock of faith in Jesus or swallow one in the quick sands of fear. My heart and mind have been gasping for air as the fear threatens to swallow me up, however, there are those glimpses of sure footing as I remember the promises of God.

I will be seeing the oncologist next week and I also will be having a CT scan to determine if the cancer has spread. That's one of those swirling sands, one of those fearful things that satan uses against me during the dark hours of night. "But God." The most promising and two words in the Bible. There may be fearful things to face but God never leaves me and He is bigger than satan and this horrible cancer.

I would so appreciate your prayers - for God's will first of all. Of course, for healing through whatever means God chooses, and for strength, wisdom and comfort for me and my family's hearts.

I will update here as much as possible, however, if you want to follow me on MeWe, I will update there as I go through this new journey. I will not update on Facebook as I feel uncomfortable sharing this very personal situation on there. The link to my personal MeWe page is HERE and the link to my MeWe blog page is HERE 

The Scripture and my blog post from those many years ago, comfort me yet again. It speaks to my heart and reminds me that He is still holding me in His righteous right hand. May God be glorified through this situation!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Oh, Julie! My heart breaks to read your words this morning! Dear friend, please know that I will continue to pray for you! I am not on MeWe, and I have never heard of it, but I am going to click on the link and see if I can have access. May the Lord comfort and bless and HEAL you quickly. Please keep encouraged. Sending much love to you today.

  2. Dear Julie, I am praying for you daily during this stressful time. God bless you my friend.


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