Saturday, March 30, 2013

1 year ago...and today

The last few weeks have been rough as you can tell from Josh's posts. His faith has carried me these last few weeks.  I plan on posting later this week to fill you in on how God has sustained us through these rough weeks. But just to let you know, my pains led to a brain MRI which was CLEAR! Thank you Jesus. Still struggling with back and head pain, but so thankful for the clear results. I will update you on more in a few days but today I want to remember 1 year ago- March 30, 2012.

1 year ago, I was receiving my last chemotherapy treatment

1 year ago, I was SO weak- His strength was made perfect (2 Corinthians 12:9)

1 year ago, I was scared- trusting in my healing, but it not being evident just yet

1 year ago, I still had "my" body...realizing my body was soon to be "deformed"... learning that my beauty comes from Christ (1 Peter 3:3)

1 year ago, I was celebrating in tears and thankfulness 

This verse has been life to me lately, as I've been depending on it. 

"Those who plant in tears
  will harvest with shouts of joy.

They weep as they go to plant their seed,
    but they sing as they return with the harvest." Psalm 126:5-6

TODAY, I have had a "normal", relaxing Saturday

TODAY, I am SO weak- His strength is made perfect

TODAY, I am scared- trusting in my healing- IT HAS BEEN MADE EVIDENT!!!

TODAY, my body is "deformed", but I KNOW my beauty comes from Christ

TODAY, I celebrate in tears and thankfulness (Psalm 126:5-6)

Whether my cup is full or when my cup is dry, I realize how desperate I am for God. March 30th is a day to celebrate. How God has filled my cup in countless ways!!!

What perfect timing for Resurrection Sunday?!? As I celebrate Christ's resurrection, I realize what that meant for me...forgiveness, victory, God's sovereignty, fulfillment of prophesies/promises, evidence that Jesus is the son of God, and the list goes on and on. As I celebrate Jesus' life raised from the dead, I celebrate him raising my life up from the dead.


I've re-posted the video that Josh made me for my last chemotherapy treatment, 1 year ago. In awe of my amazingly good God.

Have a wonderful Easter celebrating our risen Lord and Savior,



Ginny Evans said...

Oh Aly, what a blessing you and Josh are!! God smiles every time He thinks of you!!! So thankful the scan was clear and know you are HEALED IN THE NAME OF JESUS! Have a blessed Easter! Love you!

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LP said...

Such an inspiration Aly!! May God continue to use you greatly!