“Probably benign” the letter said. And yes—it was in bold font—as though the physician wanted to be certain I didn’t miss the uncertainty in my ultrasound results. The letter continued, “Further evaluation is needed in 6 months to monitor…”
I scolded the innocent messenger, “That’s wonderful! Thank you for that!”
My second-post cancer mammogram led to an ultrasound. The radio-oncologist explained the new lump looks like scar tissue, but only time will tell. I was just glad he wasn’t scheduling a biopsy and forgot about it.
I knew the letter was coming, but seeing it in print this afternoon kinda hit me, reminding me of yet another layer of uncertainty added to my cancer journey. I’m learning that even though the doctors say you’re cancer-free, it’s never really over.
And in this exact moment, I had to pause from writing this post to take a call from the county health nurse. My daughter’s best friend had dinner and spent several hours with us on Saturday, and yesterday she tested positive.
Covid round 2, here we come—maybe, or maybe not.
Uncertainty is a thing, isn’t it?
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that I can’t entertain the “what-ifs.”
It was a long, grueling lesson where the what-ifs stole my sanity for many years, but not anymore. Now, anxiety is comparatively brief and minor.
I needed the reminder today that God is on my side, so I can rest in His comfort, direction, grace, and peace regardless of my situation.
I was going to end this post by asking you if there are “what-ifs” in your world today, but I’d rather you consider this:
What if you rest in Jesus’ comfort, direction, grace, and peace?
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Now For This Week’s Link Up!
Let’s bless and encourage one another in our walk with the Lord…
We hope this link-up will be a source of encouragement each week. If you are a Christian blogger, we invite you to link up and meet new friends within the Christian blogging community. If you’re a reader, we encourage you to visit new bloggers and discover women who love Jesus as much as you do. Whoever you are, we hope you’ll meet Jesus here.
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Let’s Talk About Jesus…
We are putting together an anthology that’s all about putting our faith into words.