Monday, October 1, 2012

I believe and I have hope!

This has been a rough week. There is so much going on around our family that I sometimes just sit back and think "What in the world, God?" If things happen in three's, I'm already praying us up to receive that 3rd thing. Just kidding. Maybe. I feel somewhat assured when someone says, "He will get you through this or He must know you can handle it." I like those sentences for a split second and then my mind goes back to the reality of life. I have said a lot lately that when you hear someone talk about a divorce (which is NOT happening here) they will have no idea how divorce effects the family. And the truth really don't know that road if you haven't walked it. Not a news flash, but the depth of the pain and hardship is simply too hard for anyone to truly understand or empathize with you if their shoes aren't dirty from a similar road traveled. Just the way it is.

One of our family situations, that we are experiencing, just can't be shared with here. The other involves my dad. Bless his sweet precious soul...I love him. We are cut from the same cloth. And if you really know me then you now know my dad. My sweet 74 year old daddy starts chemo Wednesday for aggressive B-cell non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Yuck. It flat out stinks. Oh the thoughts that go through your mind. We would covet any prayer you offer on my dads behalf. I will update y'all throughout this journey.

My memory verse is all about having hope. I don't know who else to cling to other than the One who is the true giver of hope. I am beyond thankful for His Word and I'm thankful to the gifted bible teacher, Beth Moore, who challenged me to memorize scripture. The enemy is defeated when we start throwing around our sword. ;)

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

My family needs someone full of hope. I need a ton of Jesus in order to share some of that hope....His hope. My natural flesh would be quick to sink into a pit of despair and exhaustion without Him. Dang this life is hard at times.

Praise Him for the promises and truth of scripture!! Amen? Amen!!


Carolyn Vaughan said...

You know I love your daddy to pieces and I am so sorry to hear of his diagnosis. I will cover him and your family in prayer daily. Please give him a special get well hug from me!

Jennifer said...

Love you and praying for you all! (hugs)!

Shannon said...

Love you Fran! I am going to cover your family in prayer. I am so sorry that you are hurting and your daddy is going through this. Know that He will give you hope and strength. I love you!!!

Susan said...

Praying for you, your family and your sweet daddy. Love you!

Anonymous said...

Sister the Hall's will be praying too! It is SOOO powerful and God is so good all of the time eventhough we can't see it til later. Love to you all! Andy

Kelly S. said...

Im praying! My FIL has been taking chemo for colon cancer since April and my dad lived with NH Lymphoma for years. Yes, It stinks! God is still on the Throne and He is for you. ~Love

John 3:31-32 HCSB
(Jesus said) "If you continue in My word, you are really My desciples. You will know the truth and the thuth will set you free."

beckyjomama said...

Where would we be without our daddy's? Praying for yours sweet Frannie! Love you so!

Here is my verse!!!

God, create a pure heart in me. Give me a new spirit that is faithful to you. Don’t send me away from you. Don’t take your Holy Spirit away from me. Give me back the joy that comes from being saved by you. Give me a spirit that obeys you. That will keep me going.
Psalm 51: 10-12 NIRV

I've decided to make the book of James my SSMT goal for 2013. And this verse brough me to my knees!!! The joy that comes from being saved by You ... Lord, that is my goal. And let that joy be so powerful that I become transparent and all they see is YOU!!!

Teergirl said...

If we have learned one thing from Beth Moore from her many wisdoms, it is to memorize scripture so that when the call comes, we know that we cannot, under any circumnstances, depend on our ourselves. Love you Fran. Praying for you all daily. Jan

Linda said...

Praying Fran!! I hope he handles the Chemo well. Prayers for you and your family as well.

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