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11/28/17 07:51 PM #1    

 

David Jordan

Peace with Cancer and Death

Friday September 8, 2017

If I’m dying I will not fear because “thy word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against thee”, and “yea though I walk through this valley of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me”. You said “I will never leave you nor forsake you”. I believe you.

When I first sat down to write this some of the thoughts that were flying around were “afraid of the unknown, don’t want to suffer and die a hard death”. If you are truly with me and I believe you are, you have done enough suffering for both of us and you took those 39 stripes for me that I need not suffer.

I want to thank God for the word that tells me Be careful for nothing; but in every-thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. I believe that. Somehow the devil has pushed me on this front trying to get me to think only of dying. I can’t deny that this is a temptation that is not easy to overcome.

Chemo makes you feel sometimes that there is no way to continue and that you and everyone else in your family and all your friends would be better off if you simply closed your eyes and gave up the ghost. Those thoughts can only be overcome by prayer.  Prayer causes one to come closer to God and once again a reminder from the Lord comes to mind. “Draw night unto me and I will draw nigh unto you.

The first six weeks of this journey was with excruciating pain. The adjective actually doesn’t describe the pain. For one entire week I actually screamed in pain on three occasions. I passed out for a moment or two one time. I cried like a 10 year old that skinned his knee.

There was a wonderful nurse named Janice who actually stopped trying to help and started praying for me. Guess what. The prayer worked because the pain sub-sided. A few moments after that, a thought came into my mind and spirit. Pain. “If you think you have had pain consider our Lord at Calvary”.

I decided that no matter how bad the pain was I would think of Jesus in his moments of being beaten for no reason, a crown of thorns pushed into his skull by an evil Roman guard who had no idea who Jesus was.

Finally the thoughts that go through your mind are scary, sad, beautiful, lonely, never up-lifting but I decided to go with Phillipians 4: 4:7.

4: Rejoice ih the Lord always: and again I say rejoice. 5: Let your moderation be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6: BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING; but in everything by prayer and supplication with THANKSGIVING, let your requests be made unto God. 7. And the peace that passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

I’m asking everybody I know to pray for me. What I have cannot be cured unless God chooses to  perform one of his miracles, however, doctors who God gave wisdom and knowledge tell me I can be treated and possibly for several years. I met a lady this week that is in her 6th year of treatment so I know it is possible. I want to get stronger so that in some small way I can contribute and be a blessing

God bless all of you and I will miss you until I can be with you again which is soon I pray.

Your brother in the Lord,

Gene Davis


01/08/18 02:26 PM #2    

 

Bill Forbes Jr.

David,

Long ago, I bought oine of those plastic "animatronic" fishes which "sings" two songs. The most important is "DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY". I highly recommend the thought.

On/about December 17, 2017 my computer "crashed" due to a virus. Best Buy purged it and I now [Jan. 8] have a new internet provider. Please change TO wilsonaforbesjr@icloud.com. Also, please provide me with a telephone number I can use. Have missed contact with you. What is situation with Carol?

Bill

 

 

 

 

 


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