I’M GONNA “SEE A VICTORY”

Cycle 2 Chemo ✅

I exhaled a sigh of relief! Praise God, cycle 2 chemo….Done!

What will the next two to three days be like as I wait in anticipation for the pre-meds to leave my body, were my thoughts.

The drugs are actively circulating through my bloodstream and seeks to destroy those bad cancer cells. At the same token, because chemotherapy is effective at killing cells that are rapidly dividing, sadly, it doesn’t know the difference between cancer cells and the normal cells.

So after every treatment, I find that my best line of defense is prayer. I’m gonna pray my way through this battle so that God will give me His all-sufficient strength to withstand the treatments.

Prayer 🙏🏽and Praise 🙌🏽 works every time!

It was day 2, post chemo and the song by Elevation Worship continued to resonate in my head, “See a Victory.” So, I decided that I would save it as the title of my next post because obviously the Holy Spirit was using this song to bring me a sense of peace.

This Song = My Message to God’s Revelation

The equation 106 – 30 = 76

Now 4 days post chemo and the unpredictable became the determinable.

Putting my belongings down upon entering the house, my Hubby says to me, “Hey, I have good news!”

My thoughts…Oooohhhh! I love the sound of that!

“Ashley (who is my nurse practitioner), called and she said your CA 125 dropped from 106 to 30,” exclaimed Pete. Wow babe! To think it all happened so soon and without the mystery drug from being in a clinical trial.

Hallelujah, thank You Jesus

Hallelujah, Amen

Hallelujah, thank You Jesus

You did it AGAIN!

This was the made up song of praise I sang aloud as my expression of gratitude to the Lord for His faithfulness. 🙌🏽

What’s the Meaning of this?

Q: The weapon may be formed, but it won’t prosper

When the darkness falls, it won’t prevail

A: When there seems to be a dark cloud hovering over your life and the troubles you face seems unrelenting, you need to rest in the power of the God we serve, who reigns over your struggles and is all powerful to rescue you from it.

He will cover you with his pinions,

and under his wings you will find refuge;

his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

~Psalm 91:4

Q: ‘Cause the God I serve knows only how to triumph

My God will never fail

A: When you are suited with the full armor of God, then you will be equipped for the battle. There is no failure in the Father, and His faithfulness is what you can depend on.

The Lord is good,

a stronghold in the day of trouble;

he knows those who take refuge in him.

~ Nahum 1:7

Q: I’m gonna see a victory

For the battle belongs to You, Lord

A: This fight is not your fight. Our troubles are bigger than what we are capable of handling. Why not not surrender it all to Him by unclenching your fists from fight mode and clasp them to pray instead. The fight begins on your knees and your eyes not on the problem but on the Solution.

You have given me the shield of your salvation,

and your right hand supported me,

and your gentleness made me great.

You gave a wide place for my steps under me, and my feet did not slip.

~ Psalm 18:35-36

Q: There’s power in the mighty name of Jesus

Every war He wages He will win

A: If He allowed it, then embrace it. His Word tells us that in this life we will face tribulations but we are to be of good cheer for He has overcome. You need to know that the victory is not whether God saves you from your suffering or heals you of your illness, it’s about the victory in what He did for you and me on the cross. ✝️

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame,

by triumphing over them in him.

~ Colossians 2:15

Q: I’m not backing down from any giant

‘Cause I know how this story ends

A: What giants are you facing?

Giants, such as, sickness, death of loved ones, failure of your plans and hopes, questions without answers, and pain without reason, can weaken your defenses when you are not suited for battle.

We are reminded from Ephesians 6:10-12, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

Don’t back down, suit up!

Q: Gonna worship my way through this battle

A: There is definitely something phenomenal occurring in our spirit when we worship. It is an awakening of His Holy Spirit being stirred up within us. God uses our worship to do an uplifting of our spirit which causes us to take the focus off ourselves and point it to Him.

Because your steadfast love is better than life,

my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live;

in your name I will lift up my hands.

~ Psalm 63:3-4

Q: You take what the enemy meant for evil

And You turn it for good

A: You have heard it time and time again, God has a plan and a purpose and it’s for our good! But, do you believe it when you are treading through deep waters?

I think the issue becomes, is what you consider for your good aligned with God’s purpose and plan for your life. He does work together all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose you know.

But to comprehend His righteousness and goodness, you have to look beyond your earthly crisis and envision your victory from a kingdom perspective.

When you understand that the solution to the struggles you will endure in this life was already accomplished through the cross and at His final breath, when He said, “It was finished,” translates to triumph.

If your prayers go unanswered, the sick your praying for don’t get healed, bad things continue to happen to good people you know, the experience of broken marriages, continually facing temptation, the attack of doubt, fear, anxiety, depression, suicide, abandonment, persecution, financial loss is all you see around you, find solace in the fact that the cross brought us redemption for this and so much more...

When we begin to look at the cross as our victory through every battle, we can truly understand why His Word forewarns us that though we will experience much struggles in this life, we are to be of good cheer because He has overcome death. So once you have been reconciled to Christ, this life is not the end, it’s the beginning.

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I love this song, “See a Victory” but it only scratched the surface to what Christ’s death on the cross gave us. His crucifixion was our resolution.

I found a revised version to this song which the author, Cam Hyde calls it, “The Cross is the Victory.”

Because Jesus Christ is the Author and Finisher of your faith, you will indeed see the victory someday!

Praying for blessings over your lives. 💞✝️💓

Author:

Young, vibrant, and physically fit...Patrice is living life! Married to a devoted, God-fearing man, who not only loves the Lord but loves his wife just as Christ loved the church. Keeping Christ interwoven at the center of our marriage, we are reminded that, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves, but a cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” With a very fulfilling and rewarding profession, teaching is my passion. I absolutely love and adore my fourth grade darlings. Seeing the sparkle in their eyes when they are ecstatic about doing a fun project or their expression of excitement when they have done well on a test. But the truth is, nothing warms my heart more than when they tell me that I’m the BEST teacher they’ve ever had! Let’s just put it out there that going on a memorable and unforgettable vacation makes life worthwhile. Experiencing the food, the culture, the scenery, the people....now that’s living! This was the year we were going to Spain and Portugal. On a past summer vacation, we enjoyed 21 glorious days with our daughter and son traveling throughout Italy. As my vacation planning was on the way, my hubby suggested that we skip a trip this year and focus on the renovations we had already started on our home. Reluctantly, I had to agree with him. With the kitchen completely gutted and confined to living in the family room as a result of the whole house being retiled, junk foods and take outs became my specialty. During this time of renovation unrest, the various symptoms I began to experience all seemed like just the regular ailments that resulted from poor nutrition and diet. After all, Cheetos, Crunch and Munch, and Goobers were all my cravings of choice after a long day’s work. Symptoms of gassiness, constipation, and gas pains that I started experiencing, I figured would have gone away once my unhealthy eating choices changed. Well, it was not until I witnessed my stomach bloating up and that unbearable feeling of abdominal fullness that my husband suggested I go get it checked out because something didn’t seem right. The sight of my stomach was enough proof that this was MORE than just gas pain! I figured I would confess to the doctor that I haven’t been eating healthy as of late, hence the reasons for my discomforts. Instead, “You have Stage 3 Ovarian Cancer” became my new reality. I was bombarded with treatment plans, appointment dates, endless procedures, and the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial. I decided after hearing my diagnosis that I would stand firm on the Word of God and not on the word of man and their statistics for my recovery. No fear! No crying! No self-pity! No questions asked, “Why me Lord?” Instead, I lifted my hands to Heaven and said, “Lord, I surrender this sickness to You because in my weakness You are strong and this battle is Yours to fight.” With God fighting my battle, I knew I was already victorious. I was ready to put on the full armor of God in order to stand firm with the belt of truth. I must be geared with the breastplate of righteousness, having my feet planted and fitted with the readiness of the gospel of peace. I would pick up my shield of faith, take up my helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit; the Word of God. Come with me on my faith-based journey to cancer recovery. I hope you will find courage to face your own “giants” and be encouraged by the strength I have found in relying solely on the Healer and not the healing.

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