Wednesday, June 3, 2015

On The Battlefield


Fighting for your life.  What does this mean?  To me, it means I'm fighting cancer among other things.  Really, I am in two separate battles.  One is physical.  The chemo is coursing through my veins, killing everything in sight.  The good news is the bad cells are taking a big hit.  The bad news...so are the good cells.  So my physical battle will be put on hold soon.  I welcome the break.  It will be good for me to gain my strength back and enjoy that freedom, physically.

The other battle is mental.  It is 100% in my head.  The way I see it is like this:  I am standing on a battlefield.  On the opposing side there is chaos.  There is death, despair, pain, defeat, fear, mockery.  They are all big horrible monsters chomping at the bit.  They want to destroy me.  Looking at them, I wonder...how can I deny them victory?  They are so much bigger than me.  I am small and weak.  They are many.  I am alone.  Only I'm not alone.  There, standing in front of me is Jesus Christ.  He is shielding me!  He has taken every attack for me and He is still standing firm.  These monsters...they look at Him and drop to their knees.  They cower in fear.  They are blinded by His radiating light.  The monsters realize they have no power here, they cannot get to me.  But they will wait.  They will wait for any opportunity to sneak an attack.  But as long as I let Him, Jesus will be right there, protecting me.

Do not be intimidated by your monsters, no matter how large, or how many.  You have the ultimate protector, but you have to give Him the opportunity to protect.  I hope that my visual will help someone in their battle.  I'm on your side.  I want us all to win, this fight for our lives.

Isn't it comforting to know, God is bigger than all of this?  There is our hope.  There is our anchor.  We will not be moved.

11 comments:

  1. Amen! You are not alone! Jesus Christ is with you, lives in you, closer than the breath you breathe. He goes before you and fights for you and with you. After I typed that I googled "the Lord will not leave you or forsake you" to try to find that verse. The first one that I found though was Deuteronomy 31:8: "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.". There is power in the name of Jesus! As I was reading your post, I thought of a dream I had once. Here's the dream: There was a big demon (looked like a monster) trying to get into the house. I was trying to closer the door and the demon was trying to open it and come in. I said "JESUS!", the door closed (like the enemy was gone). I opened the door and looked out and the demon was standing in the yard. I said "JESUS!" and the demon/monster backed up a lot more, maybe 30 feet. I kept saying "JESUS!" and each time the demon got smaller and smaller until it disappeared. Rejoicing that you are a child of God. You know your Father, God Almighty and you know the power of His Word and the power of the name of Jesus Christ. Love you!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your dream! It's amazing isn't it, the power in His name! Love you sister!

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  2. I agree with every word. I am a part of this battle, but my husband is the warrior. He has a great attutide and faith. In the last 2 years I have cared for in my home my dad with stomach cancer. At the last he was on hospice. Then my mom (it was her heart) she died in my arms as well and in my home. I was an only child, and no family back up except for my children. With in this 2 year time frame I also lost a beloved aunt and father-in-law. I had a very lonely childhood so being left alone is my greatest fear. I have to depend upon Jesus he is the only one that can never be taken away. Its not about me, but this ia a side of cancer sometimes unseen. I have deep faith, but my human heart has it moment of extreme fear. With that said it is a on going battle. The verse don't be weary in well doing for in due season we will reap if we faint not... You are a blessing to me. Of course prayers and love sent.

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    1. Oh the journey you have had. Stay strong! God bless you. I am praying for you and your husband as well! <3

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  3. Whitney,
    Beautiful posts both today and yesterday. You are on the right tract. These words, you've written, can fill in the blanks for many readers with many different types of trials they are going through.
    You are never alone with Jesus Christ...HE is there with you. In times of doubt, worry and questioning I always like to take a deep breath and site Psalm 46:10 : "Be Still and Know I AM God!!!". We are all human and go through all the emotions and the what ifs....it is natural. Isn't it GREAT that we have an almighty Father who knows just what to do for us. He cares for us and will take us through to the end. The same God who led you to it , WILL see you through it. These are not just sayings that Christians repeat....they are words of hope that guide us through this life we have been given.
    Rest and heal...let the chemo work....YOU are a blessing to many!!!! A brave, beautiful warrior, who will triumphant in the end!!!!
    I found your blog by accident and I am sure it was so I could put you on my prayer list!!! Believe me, sister!!! YOU are on it!!!!
    Addie

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    1. Yes! You are so right Addie! Thank you so much for your prayers!

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  4. Great post, Whitney! Sometimes we need to remember that Jesus is no longer the broken body on the cross and in the tomb, but He is the reigning King, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Alpha and the Omega, with eyes as a flame of fire and at Jesus' name every knee will bow, in Heaven, in Earth and under the Earth.
    "Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come" Ephesians 1:21

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  5. Hi friend! I'm listening to "Healing with Scriptures and Soaking" on youtube. I wanted to share with you, too. May you be blessed and healed in Jesus name and by the power of God's Word. :O)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riL_UmSk_MM

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    1. Sounds awesome! I will check this out right now! Thank you so much :)

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  6. Katie in MichiganJune 23, 2015 at 11:38 AM

    Whitney, I'm not sure how I found your blog but I believe GOD lead me to you. I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer May 15,2015. You are such an inspiration for me. Thank you for sharing your thoughts as many of them mirror my thoughts & journey. I too am leaning on GOD to carry me through. By the stripes in Jesus we will be healed! I find strength & hope reading your blog. GOD bless you Whitney. You are included in my prayers. Katie in Michigan

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