From the Author
When I received my diagnosis of cancer, I didn't know anything about eagles. I wanted my strength renewed, but how do you wait on anyone, even the Lord, when you're told you have cancer?
Over the following months, I learned much about eagles and even more about myself. I'm not naturally patient, but the eagle is, and so is the Lord. Gradually I learned what it meant to wait on him, and each time I did, he renewed my strength. Strength Renewed contains 90 devotions based on lessons I learned during my sojourn in the cancer valley.
Years after my diagnosis, I sensed the Lord prompt me to write this book for people struggling through the cancer valley. You may be one of those patients, or perhaps the disease has afflicted someone you care for. Possibly you work with someone who has cancer, or you're in the medical field. Whatever your involvement, I pray the stories in this book will help you wait on the Lord.
During that long and difficult year of treatment, there were times I soared over the valley. Other times I plummeted to the depths. Yet always, before I hit the ground, the loving wings of my heavenly Father came underneath me, and lifted me back into his presence. He'll do the same for you as you seek to draw close to him through these devotions. Strength Renewed is designed to be read as a daily devotional reading and follows the cancer journey chronologically. However, you can read them in any order.
Stories of my own experiences link to relevant Scripture readings. Three questions follow each meditation. There are no right or wrong answers. They will help you apply the material you have just read to your own particular cancer journey. No two people are alike. Answer the questions as honestly as you know how. Jot them down in a note book, and allow them to assist you to wait upon the Lord.
My prayer is that He will renew your strength and help you rise and soar over the cancer valley.