It’s just like Jesus to roll the clouds away

I can’t stop smiling.

I didn’t realize how scared I was that the cancer had spread. God had been blanketing our hearts with His peace so we had been calm. But cancer had been a shock, Stage III cancer had been a shock, and we just didn’t know if Stage IV cancer would be the next shock. We didn’t know if that was part of Marissa’s story.

When we missed a call with “urgent news” we were terrified to call back. But Marissa called and held out the phone so we could all hear and what we heard was good news–the cancer had not spread.

I believe God is good no matter what. A Stage IV diagnosis would not change His goodness. But we had prayed for some good news, and in His perfect providence He gave us good news.

We understand the seriousness of Stage III cancer. We know there are tough days ahead. We know there are no guarantees of tomorrow. Sometimes He gives grace for bearing up under the worst storm. Sometimes He rolls the clouds away.

Today, the sun is shining.

5 thoughts on “It’s just like Jesus to roll the clouds away

  1. We are all smiles with you! I have cried and prayed with heaviness of heart for Marissa as I read your daily entries. Today, I cried joyful tears at this wonderful news! We are rejoicing in His goodness and will continue praying for you all each day.
    Ps.33:5b . . . the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

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  2. I have had a joyful heart all day just thinking about this good news. When I heard it last night at church, I almost went charismatic! šŸ™‚ Thankful for God’s goodness to you!
    Still praying for you, friend.

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