GOD’S STEADFAST LOVE
All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love
and faithfulness, for those who keep
his covenant and his decrees.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 and decided
to have surgery to remove the tumor and keep the cancer
from spreading. Each of
my many chemotherapy
treatments produced debil-
itating side effects. My
body changed; my hands,
feet, and nails turned dark;
my hair fell out.
I suffered physically and mentally, but my faith in God
helped me to stand strong and stable. When I found out
that I had cancer and would undergo treatment, I spent time
in prayer, read the Bible, asked for mercy, and asked other
believers to pray together that God would hear my cry. The
Bible encouraged me, helping me remember that God has the
answers I seek.
During that time 18 years ago, God gave me a life work:
preaching the gospel. Now I see life as a blessing from God.
Even when we are troubled in body and mind, we can rely on
God’s grace and receive God’s mercy with humility. As the
psalmist wrote, “Good and upright is the Lord.”
Prayer: Thank you, God, for your healing, kindness, justice,
and steadfast love. Amen.
Nitraporn Laddakornbhand (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Prayer Focus: CANCER PATIEN TS
Thought for the Day
Life is a blessing from God.