God is My Comforter | Olga Kyser

I have never felt alone through life's trials.  God has always comforted me and given me the peace that only he can give.  He is my Rock and my Savior!  On June 12, 2012, I was told the words that nobody ever wants to hear, "You have Cancer".  I remember how the day drastically changed as I collectively held my tears back at the doctor’s office while calling a friend to ask if she could pick up my daughter from vacation bible school.  My husband and I tried to digest everything that the doctor was saying as suddenly we were faced with overwhelming decisions.  We felt the Lord's presence as the Doctor asked if he could pray with us.

Philippians 4:6-7 - Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.
 

During that time, God already had plans for our family to move to Houston for my husband’s job.  A move and a cancer diagnosis can be two very stressful things.  It can make you feel helpless and alone.

Isaiah 41:10 - So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Thank you Lord for taking away my fears and anxiety and for showing me to put my trust in you as you are ultimately in control!

1 Peter 5:7 - Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Regardless of the outcome, I knew that God was never going to let me down as I held his promises close to my heart.

2 Corinthians 5:7 - For we live by faith not by sight.

I love the Lord and give him thanks and praise even in the storm of life's trials which we will all experience at some point in our lives.

Psalm 121:1-2 - I lift up my eyes up to the mountains - where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Of all of the places for us to move, God placed us in Houston, Texas, where MD Anderson, one of the best cancer treatments in the world is located.  People travel from all over to get treatment and yet I was already moving there!  What a blessing!!!

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