Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 1 Number 17 “His Present Help” August 1, 2018
I can remember with vivid detail the events of February 24, 2015 when the specialists said to us, “Mrs. Peck there is a large mass in your right lung. We are running tests on the fluid that it is producing and will know in a couple of days whether it is cancer or not. For now, we are assuming that it is cancer.”
Later that night after everyone went home, I sat at her bedside and we prayed and talked quietly together. She softly said, “Honey, it’s going to come back as cancer. I believe the Lord is confirming this to me. We’ve only known about this for seven or eight hours, but I already know.” Three days later Dr. Dasha quietly said, “It is cancer and it is very serious.” I wish you could have been there to listen to her respond to the medical team with wisdom, grace, and confidence in the Lord.
Very recently I found this in her Bible. I cried. But they were not only tears of grief but also tears of joy and praise to the Lord. Here are the verses and what she wrote.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear…”(Psalm 46:1-2).
Karen wrote: “February 27, 2015 Lung cancer confirmed. Elohim is my refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not I fear.”
Michael’s observation: Did Karen ever sense fear? Of course she did. So did I. But never, never, never was she fearful about going to be with the Lord. Never was she fearful about her relationship with Jesus. Of Elohim, the One Who puts forth power and majesty she wrote that He is “my refuge and strength.” I love how the Psalmist expressed it. He is a “very present help in trouble.”
Yes, on February 27, 2015 from a human perspective, we were in trouble. But He was very present. For you it may not be cancer. Whatever you are facing, if you know Jesus as your Savior, He will be the same for you.