Trusting God In Trials

by | Feb 13, 2018 | Trusting God | 16 comments

Have you ever been disappointed with God’s answer to your urgent prayer requests? We’ve all been there…crying out to God in the darkness, hoping and begging for a miracle, but that doesn’t seem to be in His plans.

Our Lord and Savior, Jesus, had this experience when He walked on this earth. Knowing that the cross was before Him, Matthew 26 states that He was deeply grieved and distressed. In fact, scriptures tell us that His soul was “grieved to the point of death.” In this dark hour, He cried out to God saying,

““My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away from Me. Yet I want Your will to be done, not Mine.” Our Savior trusted the heart of His Father and submitted His life to His care, even though God’s answer wasn’t what He was hoping for.

Yesterday, our family received an answer to prayer that we weren’t expecting. Gary’s three- month scan revealed that he has several metastases (cancer spots) on his liver. Because of the significant number and location of these mets, there is no treatment that can be done at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Temple where we live.

So, what’s our next step? After an outpouring of tears and worship we are finding refuge under the shadow of His wings. We are determined to enjoy every day we have together and to fight this battle to the end. Knowing that there is no known cure for Ocular Melanoma, we’re exploring different clinical trial options in the US and Britain.

Ultimately, like Jesus, we are trusting that our Father’s heart is for our good. He never promised that this world would be easy…but He promised that He would be with us every step of the way.

Gary and I desire to live our lives to the fullest, serving God until our last breath. Thank you for coming alongside us in this journey.
Gary has this quote on his desk at work:

“With his sword unsheathed and his armor in place, he went directly to see the King with the stain of battle still on his garments.”

16 Comments

  1. Celeste Bonds

    Lifting you up my sister, you and your precious family. Y’all are such a blessing to us all.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thank you for your prayers. We are finding refuge in the Holy One.

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      • Melissa Brierton

        I’m so sorry! Gary, and all your precious family, will be in my thoughts and prayers, God is always with you. He will see you through this difficult time.

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        • Bev DeSalvo

          We really appreciate your love and prayers. ❌⭕️❌⭕️

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  2. Melissa

    We are heartbroken and praying specifically for a clinical trial as soon as possible! Putting on the armor of God……… and trusting in Him with all of our hearts❤️ I love you, Bev!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thank you sweet Melissa. I know that you and your family are walking beside us on this journey. I love you more.

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  3. Tammy

    Hugging you and your family with prayer. In the name of Jesus.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thank you so much, Tammy. Your hugs warm my heart. ❤️

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  4. Stephanie Ochello

    I wish I could reach across the miles and give y’all a giant hug! Your faith is so strong. I pray in agreement with all of your prayer warriors. Love y’all!

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      You have walked through dark days as well with the strength of our good Father. Love to you, sweet friend.

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  5. Marcie Anderson

    Shock…tears…disbelief…then reality sinks in. Loss of words, then prayers prayed for you & Gary & entire family. Contacted friends to join me in praying you thru this. I always hear what’s being said but I only listen to God. I turn & I listen for what He’s telling me. I love you & Gary with all my heart. You have been such a significant part of my whole adult life. I grew up @tbc. We are in this with you & we stand united in this battle. God gives us the strength to walk this portion of the journey. That’s why we trust & seek & lean on Him & yield ourselves in complete surrender to His will & control. God is so good to us in every way even when it hurts to the point of us wanting to scream with pain. I always wind up in a heap as a small child in front of a great God. May God be magnified thru all of this! Blessings to all, Marcie

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thank you sweet friend. We have walked through many trials together and experienced God’s faithfulness. ❤️

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  6. Kay Cason

    Praying for you all. Your strength and attitude strengthens my resolve and faith in God as my sister, Rebecca Borski, and I journey through cancer with our dad. We, like you all, are rejoicing in every day we have together, trusting that we will all be united once again in heaven when this chapter is completed.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      I’m so sorry for what you’re going through with your father. We are finding that God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. His mercies never fail.
      Love to you and sweet Rebecca.

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  7. Joy Manda

    A song popped in my mind – His strength is perfect when our strength is gone… Praying for his strength with every step and every decision. You are in my heart, thoughts, and prayers.

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    • Bev DeSalvo

      Thanks so much, sweet Joy. I appreciate your encouraging words. ❤️

      Reply

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