Today, the PET/CT & MRI tests results revealed small four tumors throughout my brain, and one enlarged lymph node in the chest. And I replied, "Count it all, Joy." It's been over five years since my cancer journey with Stage IV NSCLC ALK Positive. It took some time for me to realize, credit goes to the Alk Positive Group, that anyone with lungs can get lung cancer. But I was diagnosed with a rare lung cancer in March 2014. I didn't do it then, and I won't do it know, I won't play the "Why me" card. Instead, my Father in Heaven taught me what to do. I trust Jesus. He guides me to, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." (James 1:2-4)
The comprehensive doctors at Stanford University Health Care are in the process of scheduling radiation for me. I'm thankful for the new advances they've made in cancer research. With total confidence, my oncologist said, "Keep doing what you're doing and leave your cancer to me." His statement alone was confirmation that I was in the right place at the right time. Why? Because I prayed to God that I'd find a doctor like the one I left behind in Michigan. My doctor at the University of Michigan used to say the same thing, "Keep doing what you're doing and leave your cancer to me."
God has quickened my spirit. I know I'm on assignment. So, during this time, I will worship. "If the stars were made to worship, so will I." All of these trials of many kinds are just part of my becoming.
Today I will "count it all joy" and keep pressing my way in Christ Jesus.