Because of my faith, I long to suffer well. Suffering well does not mean denying pain, for to suffer well means to suffer real. Pain in this world is a reality, but I believe in a God who has come to overcome this world.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
After a week of physical pain & suffering, those words mean so much more. Thanks to all your prayers and a very good God, I did feel peace in suffering. I had a few real moments, what I call “shaking my fists” type moments, but God gets that and hears my cries in those fist shaking times. Those moments happened when I tried to go back onto Tamoxifen (a hormone drug I take for cancer) and when I learned I would need a second surgery due to a defective expander. Despite these times of struggle, I truly was overcome by the peace and even joy that I have felt the last week.
That is what God does. He gives purpose to pain. I want you to meet someone who I know who has been through so much pain in her lifetime, yet claims God’s purpose in her pain.
“Sexually, mentally, and physically abused, stage 3 breast cancer, homeless, divorced and a single mom are only a few of the challenges that Patti has faced.” Watch this incredible story.
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Her story is so inspirational. She spurs me on to suffer well. She is such a beautiful example to me and I am so grateful to know about Patti and her story!
I am doing great, my last surgery went really well and 2 days later I’m only taking Tylenol for pain. I am slow and sore, but what a huge change from the first surgery. Those nasty little red tubes were removed and also my left drain. What a relief!