February 26, 2018
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Psalm 6:1-3

O Lord, heal me, for my bones are shaking with terror.

For years I lived with the terror described in this Psalm. I lived in a void. My journey had not begun. In May 2016 I was informed that I had metastasized breast cancer, in all my bones. The terror I felt was identical to Psalm 6:1-3 above. I was frozen in terror. I heard God’s voice “Come to me”. I had to make a decision. Did I trust God or not? Sitting in my “chair”, in total fear, I was able to thank Him (with help from HS) for this cancer, if, it meant it could be used to minister to others.  With Christ in me and me in Christ we have this cancer together.  My antidote for Psalm 6:1-3 is Philippians 4:13 I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.  Today I am cancer free.

(c) 2018 Maryellen Wales
Spiritual Director
HeartPaths Class of 2016

About The Author:

My simple life… is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God lead me. I have been married to Greg for 27 years and we have three wonderful children. My simple life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I let God take control. I followed God’s call to begin seminary at Perkins School of Theology in January 2006. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God’s call. I began the Degree in the Art of Spiritual Direction at San Francisco Theological Seminary in January 2009. I graduated in May 2011. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. I was ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA and spent three amazing years in Pastoral Ministry at Highland Springs Senior Living in Dallas, TX. My life is not simple at all. Yet it is so simple when I listen for God's call. My passion is the Christian Spiritual Life. As a spiritual director and retreat leader, I am so blessed to hear how God is at work in the world. How is God at work in your life?

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