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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Psalm 144:1
"Praise be to the Lord my Rock who teaches my hand to war, my fingers for battle"

As Evangelicals we often speak of Spiritual Warfare, referencing scriptures like this one from the Psalms. With a world view that includes an unseen Spiritual world inhabited by both angels of God and evil forces, I've recognized for years that prayer is war...spiritual warfare.

Eph 6:12
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

As a Christian, I face foes that are unseen. Years ago I wholeheartedly accepted the challenge. I've seen that battle manifest in various ways in my life.

But it was only recently that it occurred to me that Psalm 144:1 also refers to my current battle with breast cancer. It puts a new face on things. On those days when I am tired or discouraged, I can be confident that in this battle too, "He trains my hands for war, my fingers to battle."

The Creator has not left me alone nor unprepared for the current situation. Even tired and exhausted, "I can do all things through Christ who teaches me" (My own version.)

And you, too, can be assured that through the battle you are fighting, he trains your hands for war and your fingers to battle.

Onward and Upward!!

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