Today, I wanted to write about my beautiful friend Wendy. She has truly been an inspiration to many of the people around her. We admire her God given courage, strength and unwavering faith. In her I have seen that verse truly come to life "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)
Early on this year she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. From day one she never doubted what God could do in her life, in fact she embraced it as a way that God was using her life to bring glory to His name. I have seen God through her this whole time, in that smile that has never left her face.When I see her smile, all that comes to mind is how beautiful faith makes her look. Beautiful peace of God just radiates through her. Not only has she been an example of rock solid faith, she has been a living testimony of how great and powerful God is. Only God can give you peace, strength and faith to believe in His healing power in the midst of a terrible illness. Her life has made God, that much more amazing to me. I mean He has been amazing in many aspects of my life, but her example is just another proof of the powerful and faithful God we serve. When we put our complete trust in Him, no matter what, He shows up, He fills our life with exactly what we need to make it through the storm. He is so faithful and never leaves our side. He is there, taking care of our every need. Just speaking to her and hearing of all the things God has done throughout this time, it's amazing to see how God has set everything into place, how He has provided for her every need. God always stepped in the perfect time and worked in ways that you know it had to have been God, no one else. It just amazes me the fact that God takes care of every little thing, even before we can even think about it. His faithfulness to a heart who truly believes in His power and word is amazing.
Romans 8: 28 says "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose" I know this trial in her life has not only been for her good (God works in mysterious ways!), but it has been for the good of those around her. Her example has blessed us in many more ways than she can imagine, through her, our own faith and trust in God has grown and been strengthened. She has taught us to walk in peace through the storm and smile because you see the victory ahead! She has taught us the power of faith! She has taught us to believe unconditionally! She has taught us the power of a surrendered heart and life to Christ! She has taught us that God can give you peace and strength to get through anything! Her beautiful life has been an example of the POWER OF PRAYER! I'm thankful that she has so valiantly and peacefully been a vessel that God is using to show His mighty power. I praise God for what He has already done in Her life! What a powerful God we serve.
Thank you Wendy for the Beautiful Faith we have seen radiate through you!