Scripture for Today: Psalm 112:7 “They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes.”
Tears flow as I write. In just one short week my list of friends having to battle cancer has grown by two. There are already too many on that list. In this image, a woman remains calm and serene receiving the news from her oncologist. I do not know her or her story but I am amazed at the thought that a diagnosis of cancer could be received without panic and tears.
Today’s verse is one of my life verses. I wear it on a custom pendant. It helps me to face an unknown future with confidence. This psalm of David’s is in the context of warfare. The “they” are the righteous or those in right standing with God. The righteous will not be shaken and God honors them for their trust in Him. Even in the darkest of times, light dawns on those who belong to Him. (verse 4) There is no fear of bad news because hearts can remain steadfast and sure, trusting in God’s power and goodness.
The Lord wants me to live confidently, sure of His control in every situation. If I ever hear the “C” word for myself, I know that in the end I am victorious! His plans are good because He is good. I may never understand the “why” behind pain and suffering, but I can always cling to His love and goodness. “C” may stand for cancer, but it can also stand for “Confidence.”
Lord, keep my heart steadfast and confident in You.