Over these years since, of getting to know the Lord, of walking with Him and learning to know Him and not just about Him, I have also learned to trust Him. And when I had a small cancer and a hysterectomy I had no fear. My husband had radiation treatment for prostate cancer and I have had no fear. And when I had a recurrence of cancer with chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation I had no fear.
I take no credit for it. It is nothing I could do if I tried. It is something God has done for me, a free gift that I could never earn or deserve. I think it’s like when a little child -- one who has a good, loving, trusting relationship with her parent -- walks with that parent into a new and different situation. There are many unfamiliar things, strange noises and smells but the hand is held firmly and the child KNOWS that the parent is WITH her. And she may say, “What’s that? That’s loud. That looks scary.” But she’s very aware that the loving parent is with her and He will not let go of her hand.