The Lord is a Strong Tower

June 24, 2014 at 6:35 am (My ramblings)

So I haven’t written in so long but wanted to start again to write about this new season I’m in. About two weeks ago I found a pretty large lump on my breast and totally freaked out. It was so scary and I immediately thought, “I have cancer.” I scheduled an appointment with my doctor who sent me to get a mammogram. I was grateful to get an appointment the next day and after having the mammogram, I was told I needed to get an ultrasound. I was sent down to get that done, all the way praying and thinking the worst. After that, they gave me my films and told me my doctor would call with the results. I was scared and for the next few days, I researched lumps and found out that 80% are benign and not cancer. I prayed and am continuing to pray that that will be the case with me. My doctor called the next day and said the lump was suspicious and sent me to a specialist at Johns Hopkins. My husband and I went and again I am grateful that I could get an appointment the next day. The specialist did an exam and took another ultrasound and then told me that the lump is highly suspicious and that she was very concerned that it was cancer. It’s hard to hear those words but I’m hoping I will be in that 80%.

I have to have a biopsy on Thursday and then more waiting until my doctor gets the test results. Waiting to find out if I have cancer is the hardest thing I have ever gone through. I want to journal my thoughts and feelings and also ask that if you are reading this, you will keep me in your prayers.

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I am so grateful for my faith, which is sustaining me. I am holding in my heart so many verses but this one in particular from Isaiah 41:10,

So do not fear, for I am with you;     do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”



  1. Brian Lonergan said,

    You are a special servant of GOD. I know you will get through this. Praying for this to turn out for his Glory. Be encouraged and know God never leaves you or forsakes you.

  2. Lucy Tedesco said,


  3. Shannon Pierce said,

    Sweet lady. I’m praying for you. Even if you do have cancer, God has a plan! Find peace and comfort in His love and plan for your life! He’s gonna do something great through this and you!

  4. Rebecca Gumbs said,

    Love you Rachel and praying… “Because of His great love, God who is rich in mercy…” Ephesians 2:4.

  5. Dayle Sperling said,

    Keeping you in prayer- Through Christ we are more than conquerors!

  6. kaa1970 said,

    Rachel I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and give the peace and strength that only He can give.

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