“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deut. 31:6
Almost every day of my Facebook memories that pop up in May and June from 2011 until now are related to skin cancer.
When I first got diagnosed with Melanoma, the fear was huge. Who knew that it would start a plethora of so many biopsies, surgeries, stitches and scars? I remember praying through the fear and saying to God:
“Okay, God. If I am going to have to deal with this, then please don’t let it be for nothing. Let me be able to use this experience to help others.”
He answered that prayer.
Last night, I was able to talk with someone who just got diagnosed with Basal Cell. It warmed my heart to have them reach out to me – to let me walk them through what is a new, scary experience.
I am incredibly grateful to be able to walk with people, encourage them, pray with them, and to give them the facts instead of all the misinformation on the internet.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t at least feel a little scared every time I go to the Dermatologist. The fear is real, but the faith is greater.
As I told them last night, as I held back tears:
Being able to help someone else through my experience makes every scar I have a little easier to look at.