For the past 9 months, I have been feeling my age in a particular area I never thought I would have issues in.
When I arrived at 5-0 last year, I was welcomed into the mammogram club with not only one, but 2 of them, as well as 2 ultrasounds to confirm that I had what appeared to be a swollen lymph node on my left, and to follow up every six months with another ultrasound.
A month ago, I had a follow-up with the same ultrasound technician, and thought nothing of it until my doctor called me to say it had been flagged for me to go to the hospital for another follow-up and likely a biopsy.
And just like that, for a moment I could hardly breathe as the weight of ‘what if’ slammed my senses.
I clung to two verses as I waited for that next ultrasound and the biopsy that was likely coming with it.
“So now wrap your heart tightly around the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps His promises!(a)” (Hebrews 10:23 TPT)
And when I looked up this verse this morning, the (a) tag led me to:
The Aramaic can be translated “Faithful is the One who sent us this hope.“
Exactly what I heard when I read that verse, and took it to heart.
I only told a few people about what was going on, as I had a sense of peace walking through this, which didn’t make sense from what I was being told medically.
The technician who did the ultrasound at the hospital mentioned something that spurred on additional hope to my situation as she worked on me: older gals tissue gets denser as they age.
Less than 24 hours later, I got notified that the radiologist saw nothing of concern, and to follow up again in 6 months.
I am not fully out of this situation yet, but I learned a deep truth along the journey.
More on this lesson coming this week.