I turned to my best friends. A specific bunch of girls that have been there through just about everything in my life since college, if not before. I sent them an email asking for them to please prayer specifically for me, that I needed strength.
One friend in particular decided to write her prayer out for me so that I would know specifically how she would be praying. I wanted to share it. I will carry this with me and read it when I have moments of weakness from now on during this battle we are fighting.
God, I pray that You would give Catherine strength and hope over the next few weeks. I pray that you would provide her comfort and peace beyond understanding. I pray she would come to You as the only one that can provide strength, peace, and comfort. I pray she would grow closer to You during the next few weeks and despite the situation surrounding her, that she would trust in You, in Your timing, and Your will. I pray You would show her tangibly and intangibly Your love for her, and for her family. I pray you would answer prayers and have her dad's surgery go well and for his protein levels to go up as needed for his other surgery.
Then she shared some quotes and verses....
"Do not strive in your own strength; cast yourself at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and wait upon Him in the sure confidence that He is with you, and works in you. Strive in prayer; let faith fill your heart-so will you be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might." - Andrew Murray
Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
"His ways are higher than our ideas of how things should go. But I can tell you this: It is possible. He hears your prayers and He is not indifferent to your plight. God loves you. Above all, don't equate your suffering with how God feels about you."
Thank you, dear friends, for being there and praying so hard for my family. I told my mom last night the statement "battling cancer" is SO TRUE. It is w/out a doubt a battle! My dad is strong and he will fight and win this battle, no doubt!
Love you all, sweet friends :)