Monday, February 2, 2009

Lightening the load

I am asking all of you who read this blog to help lighten our load.

Today Stephanie and I went to a regularly scheduled dermatologist appointment for the removal of a wart. It has been bothering her for a few months, and so we went to Dr.Bond and he took care of it. He is a great doctor, and has kept charts on the girls since we began going to him because of our family history (my mother's cancer battle began with a cancerous mole). He did not like the way the mole in her bellybutton had changed in size and color, so he decided he needed to biopsy it.

Now, those of you that have known me for any length of time know that a battle I have fought for years is one of worrying. Fear. It does not always consume me, but today was an opportunity for it to rear its ugly head. There were glimpses -of what it could be, but I am here to ask you to help Steve and I carry this weight. We are not looking for a report from the lab for about three weeks, so we are asking you to pray for a good clear report. One that is accurrate and sure.

Please pray for me. As I sat in the waiting room reading, Traveling Light, by Max Lucado, I was again challenged to not carry a weight that I was not meant to carry, and reminded of this scripture from a few friends just recently.

Isaiah 43:1-3 "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. "

8 comments:

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I am stopping right now to say a prayer for you and your family, and I will be faithful to pray until the results are in.

I have great difficulty in this area as well. I know that worrying is at best not useful, and at worst, sinful but I can't seem to stop myself from creating scenarios that don't even exist.

Hang in there. We've got your back!

Xandra

Jeanne said...

Jill, this WILL be a matter of prayer in our household! I am praying against that spirit of fear and believing for the peace that passes understanding! Know that your girls are holding you up through this time. We love you and your family! Can't wait to hear the good news!

Melissa said...

I'm here to lighten your load...give me most of it.

...praying.

The Cannon Chronicles said...

God has not given you a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. I am praying for you and your family to have a sound mind through the next couple of weeks!

lori said...

Praying right now and will continue to do so. I love you.

Luke said...

Lord, I ask that You will continue to give Dr. Bond wisdom as he looks after these girls. May the biopsy come back clean and complete and this be nothing to worry about. Protect Stephanie and keep her healthy. And give Jill peace and patience while she waits. Amen.

~Luke

Hannah said...

We will be praying also, lightening your load as you have carried mine many times before. I worry and deal with fear also, so I will pray that it does not over take you all.
It was so great to see you all for a little bit on Sunday night. You and Steve are such amazing people and your girls are such sweet blessings.

love you all.
H

Stephanie said...

Jill, please keep me updated!