Shouts of Joy and Victory
I am so excited to have one of my sweet friends and author of two books, Jenni DeWitt share on the blog this week! She writes with genuine honesty while sharing faith-filled hope. I know you will be inspired and encouraged by her!
Guest Post by Jenni DeWitt
My five-year-old son recently finished a three-year cancer treatment for leukemia. Those three long years, I had dreamed about the end of treatment and how wonderful it would be.
But there’s one thing I hadn’t anticipated — the new fear that would try to creep into my mind once treatment was over.
“What if it comes back?”
Every time I’d try to celebrate, every time the joy of being finished with treatment filled my heart, a rude voice kept trying to interrupt my joy.
It whispered, “Don’t celebrate too much. You are tempting fate. Every time you announce to the world that cancer treatment is over, you increase the risk that it will come back again.”
Totally illogical. Totally bizarre. Totally evil.
But isn’t that the way the evil one works?
He whispers lies in our ear, trying to get us to believe them. It’s how man fell through Eve, and it’s how we fall in little ways every single day when we choose to believe those lies.
But I’m not going to give evil the victory. I’m not going to let those whispers rob me of joy and plunge me into a sea of my own fear.
Because if there is one thing I’ve learned through this journey, it’s that you celebrate the good days. You cling to the joy, and you praise Jesus for it.
We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. None of us do. But we are free to live in the joy of today.
Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The Lord’s right hand has done mighty things!”(Psalm 118:15)
Jenni DeWitt is a fun-loving, loud-laughing contemplative who is discovering the value of rest and silent prayer in the midst of this rushed society. She is the author of two books – Forty Days and Why Won’t God Talk to Me? Jenni lives in Nebraska with her husband and two young sons. She loves to find Jesus in the everyday and writes about rejecting fear and choosing trust in God at Genuflected.com.
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