Insights from a Glory-Bound Lady”
Volume 2 Number 11 “What An Open Door”
March 13, 2019
Sometimes I have copied paragraphs of what Karen has written in her own personal Bible study. Sometimes I have shared sections of material that Karen was using in upcoming Ladies’ Retreats. Every once in a while, I have been blessed to share very brief notes that she wrote in the margin of her Bible.
When we learned of her cancer diagnosis, she was determined to ask the Lord “what” He wanted her to do and how she could glorify Him in this situation. My dear Karen knew that she was the most unlikely candidate in the entire world for Stage IV lung cancer. But since she had it, she was going to use it. She spoke to me of the Lord’s comfort and that now she had a new mission field to share with others how they could also have this comfort.
Here’s the verse that she highlighted. “The God of all comfort; Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).
She was thinking of God’s comfort and how great it really is. She circled the word “all” in verse 4. God comforts us in “all” our tribulation. Here’s what she wrote in the margin.
Karen wrote: “Cancer 2015.”
Michael’s observation: That’s all she wrote, but it speaks volumes.. The situation of “tribulation” in her life was used of the Lord to speak truth to many individuals in medical practice. Her doctors listened and spoke of God’s grace in her life. The nurses called her the “Win-Win” lady. The hospice team knew where Karen was going and how she could know this for sure. So the lesson is that when troubles come into our lives, we learn valuable lessons of God’s grace in order that we can share with others around us. Watch how God will open doors for you.