Evelyn Richardson of Nauvoo, IL, USA
Let nothing separate you from each other and the work whereunto you have been called; and I will be with you by my Spirit and presence of power unto the end. Amen. -Doctrine and Covenants 122:17b
My husband and I were anxious for the insurance to be approved so he could start his chemotherapy. His battle was against aggressive B-cell lymphoma involving his left kidney. Being my father’s daughter, one could say I was downright impatient, but in a good way. Daddy always wanted things done “right now” and the “right way.”
I offered my prayers of impatience to God, asking for help speeding up the insurance process. I also sent text messages to our daughters in Massachusetts and Florida, friends in different areas, as well as to Don’s siblings and family members. No sooner had I pressed the button to send the last message, hearing it go “swoosh,” our phone rang. When I answered the phone, I heard an excited voice on the other end of the line say, “Evelyn, I have good news! All systems are go. Don is cleared to get his lab work done and to start his chemotherapy.”
Labs were done that very day and chemo started the following morning. Surely God is good and His timing is perfect.
“In God’s hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of every human being” (Job 12:10).
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