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Your Mammogram Shows Significant Changes

I was working on a blog post from Psalm 1 when my phone rang. This time the unexpected news wasn’t left on a voice mail; there was no blinking light to fear. I answered the call and heard the kind lady from my doctor’s office telling me there had been significant changes since my last mammogram and I needed to come back in. I’d left her office only a few hours earlier.

The truth of Psalm 1 kicked in as I thanked her and hung up the phone. I pray no matter what the future holds—my heart stays closely tethered to truth. I pray that I continue to be ruled by the peace that is rooted in knowing that a trustworthy God has already written the script for my life story. There is no need to fear as long as I trust in Him.

He’s assured me He’s got this:

[box]“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)[/box]

I know He has this one figured out already:

[box]”or we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)[/box]

No matter the outcome . . . It’s all good: 

[box]And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)[/box]

It’s not about me and it’s not about here: 

[box]Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:16–19)[/box]

I’ve walked the road of cancer with both my parents. My mom has been in complete remission for several years. My dad’s cancer eventually moved to his brain and he never recovered. So, I’m familiar with the jagged edges of the journey when one gets a serious diagnosis. I’m not taking the call lightly, but I’m also not moving to a premature conclusion. Whatever the outcome of the tests today . . . it’s all good.

Knowing my Father is faithful and trustworthy . . . knowing He is almighty and gracious . . . I have no doubt that whatever He is doing, it is good. I appreciate your prayers that my heart will remain steadfastly tethered to these truths . . . no matter what.

I will let you know more when I know more . . . until then, join me in pressing in deeply to Him and making the most of every moment for His glory!

35 Comments

  • Debbie S

    Oh dear Kimberly,
    You know that I know from my own experience of cancer what you are going through right now. You can be confident that our loving, all-wise heavenly Father knows everything about this situation. He has and will give you peace that passes understanding (Phil 4). He will guide you every step of the way because He is tenderly carrying you in His arms.
    May He comfort you as you await results. May He continue to calm your heart as you claim His promises. I’m praying for you, Sister.

  • Lorree

    I’m praying for you Kim! Asking God to carry you close to His heart in the days/weeks ahead. Love you, my friend!

  • Paula

    Kim:
    I stand in complete agreement w/ you. I will be praying steadfastly on your behalf & your family. Also, praying for the light of Jesus to continue to shine forth through you. It’s always all about Jesus. 😉
    Much love & prayers, dear friend!
    Paula

  • Tambra Lucas

    Oh Kim,
    I just read this, I will pray for you through the night dear sister I feel like a sleepless night, I slept great for the last 2 nights not sleepy tonight! God is good and His love endures forever!!
    “Now I know that the Lord saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven, with the saving strength of His right hand.”
    Psalm 20:6. He hears our prayers and He will answer. Love you

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you so much, Debbie ~

    It means so much to know you are praying as one with understanding. Still on this journey . . . my post Monday will have more info. Preparing for the next step, but God is keeping my heart in perfect peace.

    Pressing into His steadfast love ~

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    Blessings to you dear sister!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you so much for taking the time to respond and especially for your prayers. God is good, He is faithful, and He is keeping me in perfect peace:

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    Isn’t He amazing?

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you so much, dear friend ~

    His peace and faithful care is truly amazing. Thank you so much for taking the time to respond and especially for your prayers. God is good, He is faithful, and He is keeping me in perfect peace:

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    I’ll be sharing more info on the next step in my blog post on Monday.

    Blessings ~

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello Jennifer ~

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and especially for your prayers. God is good, He is faithful, and He is keeping me in perfect peace:

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    I’ll be giving an update in my post on Monday.

    Blessings ~

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Paula ~

    So good to hear from you! And you are right . . . It most definitely IS all about JESUS!! 🙂

    God is good, He is faithful, and He is keeping me in perfect peace:

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    I’ll be giving an update in my post on Monday. Thank you so much for praying. What a blessing each of you are to send me such kind notes and to know you all are praying!

    Blessings ~

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Absolutely, Ana, He IS in control 🙂

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and especially for your prayers. God is good, He is faithful, and He is keeping me in perfect peace:

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    I’ll be giving an update in my post on Monday.

    Blessings to you ~

  • Kimberly Wagner

    I couldn’t agree more, Jeanne . . . It is ALL GOOD 🙂

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment and especially for your prayers. God is good, He is faithful, and He is keeping me in perfect peace:

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    I’m thankful for you!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Dearest Tambra ~

    Thank you so much for this Scripture and your prayers. God is good, He is faithful, and He is keeping me in perfect peace:

    “For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the LORD who has compassion on you. (Isa. 54:10)

    Trusting in His faithfulness, all His purposes are good.

    Love you, sister!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you dear, friend . . . that means SO much. I’m so blessed. And really, it’s all good 🙂 (as our friend, Jeanne, always says!)

  • Mary Ann

    I’m praying, too. Had forgotten about this (so sorry) with everything that’s going on in our lives. Love you!

  • Tracy

    Praying for you Kim. As you have already trusted in the Lord for so many things and God has used you mightily to minister to others through it all, even this will be for His glory as you trust in Him. Love you sweet sister. Keep eye contact on the One who holds you in the palm of His hand.

    You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3

  • Miyoshi

    Kim,
    My heart aches for you. I will be adding this to how I already pray for you. Going through physical problems enables us to know God at a completely different level. In financial problems, He can be provider. In singleness, He can be husband. But in physical challenges, He is Healer, Friend, Closer than a brother, Great Physician, Wisdom, the Tenderness of a Mother. I pray that as you walk whatever it is He has chosen for you, that you will let Him love you in the way He designs; to show you a more intimate side of Him. “So vast and measureless”. I love you, Dear Heart!

  • Gail B

    Kim, Praying for you and your family. God will provide all you will need. May you experience His peace every day.

  • Dawna chase hill

    dearest Kim,I also had to go for a check up bc my dr
    Found something she was very concerned about and
    The mammo specialist even called to talk to me.. Well I struggle
    With fear and anxiety which u know and I am not proud
    Of bc u know it is a sin and shows lack of faith. However I wasn’t
    Feeling that concerned my self .. I was so shocked bc that wasnt
    Me it was God bc I would have been a nervous wreck. So I was
    Fine TILL the day of the testing … And on the way to the dr I was
    Near a Panic attack and then I prayed Bc I know God CAN
    Do anything and He already knew what I didn’t so my prayer was ” God I praise you
    For what is about to happen. Bc I know I will either
    Leave praising you I am well and all is ok or I will praise you bc if
    Something is wrong you will be with me and carry me thru.. And God you know
    My thoughts so you know I prefer iit’s the first but either way I praise you”
    I sat waiting and reading scripture on my phone till they called me bk. I was fine ! Praise
    God!!!I prayed for the other ladies bc I know
    Some of them may have left with a different diagnosis . You and
    Your faith inspire me and show me how immature
    My walk is and I am ready to know God like you..
    I don’t know how to start. I will pray for you!!! 🙂 Love ya

  • Kimberly Wagner

    The Father has brought you all to mind much this week. I know it’s been hard, praying for you! Thank you for lifting me up, hope to talk with you soon!

    Love you, friend!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words. I won’t know anything about the pathology report until Monday, but I do know that all the Father has planned is good 🙂 He is faithful and trustworthy. He is keeping my heart in perfect peace.

    Love you much!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Miyoshi!

    Welcome to the blog! I so agree with all you said about the blessings of physical trials. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words. I won’t know anything about the pathology report until Monday, but I do know that all the Father has planned is good He is faithful and trustworthy. He is keeping my heart in perfect peace.

    Love you much!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Gail ~

    Thank you so much for your prayers for us, that means so much to know that dear friends are lifting us to the throne. I won’t know anything about the pathology report until Monday, but I do know that all the Father has planned is good He is faithful and trustworthy. He is keeping my heart in perfect peace.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello, Jodi ~

    I can’t wait to actually get to meet you one day because you already seem to be a kindred friend and dear sister! Thank you so much for being sensitive to the Spirit and praying for me on Wednesday, I was in need of prayer support! It was one of those days when the darkness of the culture was weighing me down, combined with the disappointment of seeing the Church seemingly having no effect in impacting the watching world. I’m so wanting to see a purified Church that impacts a lost world, that the nations would no longer mock God, but would truly know that He alone is God! Some days it just really gets to me . . . and Wednesday was one of those days!

    Thank you so much for your prayers for the biopsy today. I won’t know anything about the pathology report until Monday, but I do know that all the Father has planned is good He is faithful and trustworthy. He is keeping my heart in perfect peace.

    Blessings, friend!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Hello Dawna ~

    Thanks for sharing, so glad everything turned out well! Thank you so much for your prayers for me and your kind words. I won’t know anything about the pathology report until Monday, but I do know that all the Father has planned is good He is faithful and trustworthy. He is keeping my heart in perfect peace.

    Love you much!

  • Kimberly Wagner

    Thank you so much, Trish! I really have perfect peace . . . check out the blog post I’m pasting below (if you missed it), and you’ll see how I struggled with even putting this on the blog, but Rachel encouraged me to share:

    http://www.kimberlywagner.org/?p=2001

    I won’t know anything about the pathology report until Monday, but I do know that all the Father has planned is good He is faithful and trustworthy. He is keeping my heart in perfect peace. We’ll let you know. Hoping you all have a wonderful Easter!

    Love you much ~