I’ve started my chemo treatments again. It’s been harder this time. I’m feeling more tired, more sick and have been in more pain. I really do just have to get through it day by day. To look ahead any farther seems daunting to me. I focus on doing what I can to feel better and I try to do something I enjoy every day – even if it’s just listening to a cozy mystery on my audio book account.
I’ve been reading A Bend In the Road by David Jeremiah when I can. It’s an encouraging book that reflects on his own battle with cancer. It’s such an encouraging book and I’ve highlighted extensively. It really helps to read a book by someone who has been in the same tough thing you’re going through. It encourages more because I know he’s been there and done that. More importantly…he made it through and shares how he did it.
My encouragement through the really hard days has continued to be God’s Word. I listen to Biblical teaching on a favorite app. I also open my Bible when I’m able. I find these days that the radio stations I listen to for teaching have become a lifeline. I have also chosen some good books by Christian authors like Joni Eareckson Tada. She knows what it’s like to fight cancer and pain so her audio books have been another good source of encouragement.
Each moment and each day, requires my focus on God or I will find myself feeling sorry for myself. Once going down that road, it’s hard to get off it. My attitude is truly going to help me get well so I’m choosing to believe God…that he is with me and covering me with His wing.