This story is about how my walk with the Lord got bigger through a terrifying time. It started last July when my husband, Joel, came home and said he wasn’t feeling well. I knew right then something was wrong; he’s never complained about not feeling well. He told me that he was bleeding when he pees and I knew that wasn’t good.
So off to the hospital he went. A few hours later he came back to say it’s just kidney stones. I said, “OK so what now?”
Well, we waited for a doctor to call. Finally, the call came in that we couldn’t get in until September. I said no that won’t do, he needs in now. We waited for a week… finally a day became available in August for surgery, so we took it.
My husband went in for kidney stones surgery or so we thought. The doctors came out with the report that they took out tumors of CANCER.
I hit my knees thinking, “What? Not my husband, he only has kidneys stones.”
They reply with, “We are sorry but it’s cancer.”
Being by myself that day, I had to process this alone. Now, I’m a Christian and I know my God has this but what a shock.
We saw several doctors who wanted to remove his bladder; we were ok with that because he would still be here with me, but something just wasn’t setting right with me.
Eventually a new doctor called to say I think I can save his bladder. So, we went ahead and met with this doctor. He discussed a treatment plan that if it worked, he wouldn’t have to take out the bladder. Let’s just say we were beyond happy.
I had prayed every hour of everyday that God would show a doctor a different way to save my husband’s bladder.
Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, at a very present time in trouble.”
Jeremiah 33:6 ” Behold I will bring it to health and cure, and I will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.”
These two scriptures were all I would say. With a lot of prayers, my church family and our family praying, my husband chose to have the treatments. There would be six in all. The medication would not affect the rest of his body which meant no side effects.
Let’s just say God is a healer. I took Joel in for his checkup last month and the cancer is gone. We can’t give God enough praise.
Just remember to stand on God’s word. He is all you could ever ask for or want.
In addition to providing delicious recipes on her Faith and Food blog, Tina Rucker is a proud mom to her 18 year old son, happy wife to her husband Joel of six years, and the spearhead of the Five Loaves Food Pantry ministry in her local church, open twice a month.
Tina has worked in the food industry for over 25 years, and has a heart and a passion to serve, feed, and provide for those in need.