Praying Through Cancer: Set Your Heart Free from Fear: A 90-Day Devotional for Women

Praying Through Cancer: Set Your Heart Free from Fear: A 90-Day Devotional for Women

by Susan Sorensen, Laura Geist

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ISBN-13: 9780849918827
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 05/20/2007
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 154,390
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan Sorensen experienced thyroid cancer at age 19 and breast cancer at 41. A speaker and author of books and Bible studies, she has also written for Christian Parenting Today and Children's Ministry magazines. She served two years as the National Coordinator of the National Day of Prayer during her five years on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ. Susan lives with her husband and children in Michigan.

Laura Geist was diagnosed with breast cancer at 40. With a master's degree in journalism, she is a freelance writer who has written for many publications including Automotive News, The Chicago Tribune, and Atlanta Journal Constitution. Laura, who lives in Michigan with her husband and children, speaks to women's groups about finding joy amidst the pain of cancer.

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Praying Through CANCER

Set Your Heart Free from Fear
By Susan Sorensen Laura Geist

Thomas Nelson

Copyright © 2007 Susan Sorensen
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-8499-1882-7


Chapter One

Refined in the Fire

But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I will come forth as gold. -Job 23:10

The doctor was very matter-of-fact. When he told me I had breast cancer, his inflection didn't change, his manner didn't warm up, and he offered nothing in the way of comfort. He left the room, leaving me to weep alone.

While this earthly man had no reaction to my diagnosis, my heavenly Father instantly offered me His words of comfort and peace. A Scripture fragment floated into my mind: "He knows the way I take." In my shock and dismay, I couldn't remember where it was from, but it gave me a lifeline to grab on to.

God, the Creator of the universe, the Almighty One, the Lord of heaven and earth, knew the "way"-the journey I was starting on. That meant He wasn't surprised (although I certainly was) and had already begun to prepare all that I would need along the way. My loving, purposeful Father had factored cancer into His plan for me long before I was aware of it. His eyes were on me; He held me in His tender gaze. I wasn't alone anymore!

God, how can I ever thank You for showing up when I need You the most? I am never alone! You promise to be my refuge and my strength, my ever-present help in trouble. You are with me when I receive exciting, thrilling news, and You are with me even when I hear news that threatens to shake me to my core. Those dreaded words, "It's cancer," don't send You running from the room. Instead, You rush to bring me the assurance that You know exactly where I am.

There is nothing ahead of me that can detour Your will for my life. You will fulfill Your purpose for me. How I praise You for Your unfailing love. You are my God forever and ever, and You will be my guide even to the end. I trust You implicitly. May this furnace of testing show the true colors of my faith in You, and may I come forth as gold.

Kay Warren Senior pastor's wife, Saddleback Church

Today's Tip: When you find yourself facing frightening moments, remind yourself that God stands with you. You are never alone!

Prayer References: Psalm 46:1; Psalm 138:8; Psalm 48: 9, 14; Job 23:10

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments....................xi
We're Praying Through with You....................xiv
1. Refined in the Fire, Kay Warren....................1
2. Centered on Christ, Susan Sorensen....................3
3. An Unwelcome Intruder, Lynn Eib....................5
4. Throw Yourself a Party, Missy Morrow and Ann Snuggs....................7
5. A Way in the Wilderness, Melinda Merwin....................10
6. Let Go ... Let God! Laura Geist....................12
7. The "Big C" and the "Little c," Sister Sue Tracy....................14
8. Hands Wide Open, Linda Pewitt....................16
9. God's Love Language, Elizabeth Jane....................18
10. Peace or Panic, Debbie Petersen....................20
11. All for His Glory, Kayleen Merry....................22
12. Firmly Held, Melinda Merwin....................24
13. A 100 Percent Guarantee, Lynn Eib....................26
14. God's Mercies to Our Children, Pat Palau....................29
15. A Warm Covering, Sue Stalzer....................31
16. No Fear of Bad News, Susan Sorensen....................33
17. Seeing God in the Rainbows of Life, Susan Wilkinson....................35
18. Death of a Dream, Trina Mavin....................37
19. Suffering: God's Megaphone, Sherri Schut....................39
20. Silent, Jan Parker....................41
21. He Is Able to Make My Way Perfect, Susan Sorensen....................43
22. Is Your Face Turned Toward Me? Barbara Johnson....................45
23. Safety in the Lion's Den, Katherine Powers....................47
24. He Will Quiet You with His Love, Joyce Wright....................49
25. Fearfullyand Wonderfully Made, Mary Beth Buhr....................51
26. Are You Sure, Lord? Sarah Eggerichs....................53
27. Climbing into God's Chariot, Susan Sorensen....................55
28. Crucified with Christ, Susan Sorensen....................57
29. Be Still, Lynne Davis....................59
30. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, Laura Geist....................61
31. Unmistakable, Joanne Arentson....................63
32. Cancer Isn't Very Funny, Lynn Eib....................65
33. My Chemo Buddy, Laura Geist....................67
34. The Reservoir, Joanne Arentson....................69
35. As the Shepherd Gathers His Lambs, Julie Kuntzman....................71
36. Beauty Shop Blues, Elizabeth Jane....................74
37. When There's Nothing You Can Do, Kayleen Merry....................76
38. The Gift of Suffering, Elizabeth Jane....................78
39. Carabiner of Hope, Laurann Patterson....................80
40. My Sanctuary, Diane Lankford....................82
41. A Win-Win Situation, Barbara Johnson....................84
42. The Unwrapped Gift, Laura Geist....................86
43. Bolder as I've Gotten Balder, Kim Newlen....................88
44. The Children's Prayers, Diane Willis....................90
45. The Eternal Now, Marti Odle....................92
46. Angel Wings, Kayleen Merry....................94
47. Sleep Deprived, Lois Olmstead....................96
48. Do You Trust Me? Julie Kuntzman....................98
49. Grace in Time of Need, Sandra Burmeister....................100
50. Giving Thanks Is Quite a Sacrifice! Sarah Eggerichs....................102
51. In Sickness and in Health, Pat Palau....................104
52. Joy in the Journey, Barbara Johnson....................106
53. Thirst Quencher, Laura Geist....................108
54. A Lamp unto My Feet, Judy Anderson....................110
55. Fixing My Thoughts on God, Amy Givler, MD....................112
56. Not "Why?" but "How?" Susan Sorensen....................114
57. The Balm of Gilead, Joyce Van Dyk....................116
58. Counting on His Faithfulness, Melinda Merwin....................118
59. The Woman in the Mirror, Pam Brown....................120
60. A Very Special Birthday, Debbie Petersen....................122
61. An Unexpected Gift, Sue Stalzer....................124
62. Closet Time, Laura Geist....................126
63. The Best Prescription of All, Susan Sorensen....................128
64. His Eye Is on the Sparrow, Connie Hastings....................130
65. MRI: Mini Roll Insertion, Barbara Johnson....................132
66. A Hot Flash Is Not a News Bulletin, Lois Olmstead....................134
67. Prayer Is Not a Feeling, Pam Formsma....................136
68. Disappointed Plans, Amy Givler, MD....................138
69. The Whisper of God, Betty Jo Lewis....................140
70. The Fruit of Suffering, Kay Luther....................142
71. Surrendered, Pam Brown....................144
72. Forever Blooming, Donna Lewis....................146
73. Deep Beauty, Laura Geist....................148
74. Humor Saved the Day! Eva Rice....................150
75. Can I Exchange This Tent for Another? Susan Sorensen....................152
76. My Ebenezer, Elizabeth Jane....................154
77. No Excuses, Joanne Arentson....................156
78. God's Woman in God's Time, Laura Geist....................158
79. Surprise Treasures, Ruth Ann Dusek....................160
80. Strong Roots, Laurann Patterson....................162
81. Now Where Did I Put It? Lois Olmstead....................164
82. Faith, Suffering, Endurance, Character, Hope! Nancy Tucker....................166
83. So Much More, Trina Mavin....................168
84. When Faith Falters, Eva Rice....................170
85. Unexpectedly Lonely, Barbara Johnson....................172
86. A New Normal, Patti Nagle....................174
87. Renewing Your Mind, Laura Geist....................176
88. Hope, Julie Duesing....................178
89. Is Jesus Enough? Lynn Eib....................180
90. Passing Through Baca, Laura Geist....................182
A Final Word....................184
Notes....................190

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Praying Through Cancer: Set Your Heart Free from Fear: A 90-Day Devotional for Women 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
misssteph More than 1 year ago
I can not say enough about this book. I received it as a gift after being diagnosed with breast cancer. It was amazingly helpful. I received many well intentioned books but this one was head and shoulders above the rest. It guides the reader from diagnosis through treatment. It was often times just the thing I needed to hear. I felt among friends reading it, friends who knew exactly how I felt. It gave me hope and comfort.
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