Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits.
Heather is a brain cancer survivor who lives life on the edge. She loves her family, her bald head and, most of all, her Savior’s grace. She lives in the sunny yet very humid state of Florida with her husband, three children and 2 dogs, a miniature schnauzer named Bailey...
…my heart is shouting a large AMEN.
Robin ~ PENSIEVE says
I can’t help but think of all the people you’ve touched through your writing about your battle; God has given you a platform to magnify HIM that indicates his faith in you. NO ONE wants that platform! I HATE CANCER (it’s robbed me of so much in spite of not touching my body 🙁 ), but I see you “rising above”. Where it threatens to destroy or defeat you, you point to your Savior, the one who sustains you, and the one who knows your story end from beginning.
God blows my mind.
That you wrestle with doubt reveals your humanity, while encouraging those around you. Your beauty is showing this morning :).
Thank you. Although, my battle is not with cancer, nor is it even comparable, I needed to hear this today. Thank you.
Wow, what a beautiful post> It’s when we are broken that He is able to fix us.
Your testament of faith, sprinkled with doubt, is so powerful and encouraging. “Jesus has faith that you can follow Him, and that you can be like Him.”>> If we would just remember that.
Praying for strength for you!
Dawn @ My Home Sweet Home says
Heather, I am stopping to pray for you right now. Thank you for your faith and your testimony.
Thank you Heather. I really needed to hear this today. Lots of reasons why but like always you story and trust in God lifts me when I really do need.
loved this. hang in there girl. your words rang true today for me. thank you.
In about five hours I have an appointment to speak with a publisher. I am excited. I am also praying one sentence over and over: “Lord, help me to remember this is not about me but about how you want to reveal yourself through me.” If it is about me, I need to be terrified. I’ve seen what I am capable of, and it’s not pretty. However, if this is about Him, then there is no cause for fear at all. I’ve seen what He can do, and it’s amazing.
Believing He is doing amazing things in and through you…
Linda Stoll says
Thanks for your authentic encouragement for those who battle this disease … and for those of us who walk with them.
Thank you so much Heather. As I’m preparing to have an MRI today, I truly needed to read this. I’ve been fighting fear for especially the past two nights, my mind racing about what might be found…thank you for allowing God to speak through you, and through your experiences. Many prayers for you, and again, thank you!
Jenni Saake "InfertilityMom" says
Heather, you have been such an encouragement to me through these past months since I first “met” you online. While our health struggles are different, they are both extraordinarily life-altering. Thank you for being real and sharing from your heart as you let Christ’s strength shine through your weaknesses.
You’re right…we often falter in the faith department. That’s why we need each other’s stories. Thank you for sharing yours. It gives me strength. If we are honest in our faith walk, we realize that doubts do crowd in our thoughts sometimes. I know they do in mine. But, like you, I hear His incouraging voice urge me onward. It’s also when I hear incouragement from other followers that I am sure I heard the voice. God bless and keep you. 😀
tammy@if meadows speak says
I’m holding these words close to my heart…
Kristen@Moms Sharpening Moms says
This is honestly one of the most encouraging posts I’ve ever read. Thank you for this.
I am praying for you right now. How proud your Daddy must be of you.
Thank you. This is beautiful. I feel I’m at this spot right now in my own life, but your reminder was just what I needed to read at this moment. God bless you.
Thanks for sharing your heart and what our awesome amazing all powerful God is teaching you!
“He has faith in me, even when I don’t have faith in myself.”
so, so good!
Thank u so much for sharing with us this beautifull post. It speaks with encouragement words to my heart. You are so special, you are a warior. You bring light to my heart, thanks again, thanks God.
Thank you so much for voicing something I struggle with daily. You are now part of my daily prayers. Please update us when you are fully healed so that we can thank Him for taking care of your beautiful self.
What a beautiful post! I read it yesterday and I learned something about myself.
Melissa Multitasking Mama says
I love this post, Heather and I love you. Wanted to encourage you to read Psalm 34 and remember that we are all praying for you and holding you up!
Thank you for sharing this! My grandma is currently battling cancer for the second time. This completely unrelated cancer took us all by surprise and right now she’s in talks with her doctors regarding treatment. Many of them believe that her body is not strong enough to handle the trauma of intense chemo and a transplant that they believe to be her only way to beat it. We have seen God do the miraculous in her life before and are believing that He can do it again. That tension between believe God can heal her and questioning whether it is His will is so hard and I have been so fearful. Your post has reminded me that God always has our best in mind and that His plan will ultimately prevail…as He walks with us through it.
Casual Friday Every Day says
You. You just touch me in such a real and true way.