Praise the Lord for the good report that the doctor gave us today. He said that the images and scans taken after the 1st round of chemo already show that the tumors are significantly decreasing in size! Oh, how my heart rejoiced when I heard this. He said that he is really impressed with how Susana is responding to the treatment. He said that she looks great and it is a very good sign that she is eating so well and is very active. She has also gained a few pounds. So, today we rejoiced in the good news.
When Susana and I (Cody) got in the car after the appointment, the first thing that we did was pray and give thanks to God for the good news and ask Him to continue to work in her body and bring complete healing.Susana will start her second round of chemo on Monday.
Today is a day to rejoice and I thank you all who are rejoicing with us, but let’s continue with even greater fervency in our prayers that this is only the beginning and that the Lord will bring about complete healing in her body for the glory of His name.
We are living our lives in trusting in the goodness of God when things are good AND when things don’t look good at all. Just like Job stated after he learned of all the calamity that fell upon him in an instant, “The Lord has given and now the Lord has taken away. May the name of the Lord be praised.” Job gave glory to God when things were good and he gave glory to God when things were bad. And so we too are seeking every day to give glory to God in ALL situations. So, we love the fact that we give Him glory today upon hearing the favorable report, but we also resolve ourselves to give Him glory if or when a report comes back as less than favorable. Our hope is not in the report that can change in an instant, but rather in a faithful and loving God who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. he never changes and has no shadow of turning at all. Christ is the solid rock on which we stand.
We rejoice today and are so thankful to receive the good news. All glory belongs to Him!!!