Anxiety; Fear; Worry; Am I going to die soon? How will I handle the surgery? What will my life be like after surgery or radiation or chemotherapy?
Dear Lord, while I know I am not suppose to worry or be scared because You are with me, I am having a hard time controlling my emotions. My Christian intellectual mindset tells me not to be scared; yet I cannot stop my “heart from being in my throat”. So help me Lord as I struggle with these feelings. Help me take comfort that many of your disciples, like Paul, Job etc, also felt fear in the midst of crisis; but used You to help them through the crisis thereby reducing (somewhat) their pain. Help me cast my burden on You through my prayers. I know, Lord, through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving to You, I will find peace that will passeth all understanding. So even though I have these feelings, I know, with Your help, I will be comforted as I traverse through this cancer path. In Jesus name I pray- Amen
“And which of you be being anxious can add a single cubit to his life span?’” (Matthew 6:27)
Do not be anxious about anything; but by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be known unto God. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. ( Philippians 4:6-7)
“Come unto me, all ye that are weary and burden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)
Reference: “When Your World Falls Apart” David Jeremiah (2004)