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. "