Choosing to Trust God

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When my husband was diagnosed with cancer back in 2014, our family got an up close and personal lesson on faith. Now that my mom is battling pancreatic cancer, the faith lessons continue. Trials can lead us to a greater dependency on God and a deeper trust in His sovereignty if we let them. I’ve learned that in every situation I have a choice: I can pout, or I can praise.

I can turn away from God because I don’t understand, or I can turn toward God trusting that His understanding is enough for the both of us – even if it hurts – even if fear lingers – even if doubt looms.

Have you been to these crossroads?

God shows us a powerful example of praise-over-pout behavior in chapter sixteen of the book of Acts. During the Apostle Paul’s second missionary journey, he and his ministry buddy Silas encountered a collision of faith and trouble while in Philippi.

After Paul cast out a demon that was terrorizing a young slave girl, he and Silas were seized by disgruntled Roman citizens and dragged to the marketplace before the rulers. They were then wrongfully accused of public disruption. And later stripped, beaten, and unlawfully jailed without a trial. After the flogging, Paul and Silas were taken to the inner cell of the prison, normally reserved for the most dangerous offenders, and their feet were placed in stocks.

Though they had every reason to sit and stew because of the injustice of their situation, Paul and Silas chose to trust in God’s plan and praise their Lord, Jesus Christ. Though they had open wounds and would likely have been in severe physical pain, Paul and Silas chose to glorify the name of God.

“After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them” (Acts 16: 23-25).

Then God shook the foundations of the prison and loosed the chains of the prisoners. In horror, knowing he would be held responsible for the escape of the prisoners, the jailer raised his sword to kill himself – but Paul stopped him. He and Silas hadn’t fled. They stood amidst their dark circumstances and spoke and sang with confidence in their God.

As a result, several people, including the jailer and his family, came to believe in Jesus Christ.

“The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all of his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household” (Acts 16:29-34).

Though we won’t always rejoice in our circumstances, we are commanded to always rejoice in the Lord.

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4, 6-7).

When we praise the Lord through, and in spite of, what we face our praise becomes our deliverance through the trial. Praise leads us to peace.

“We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us” (Romans 5:3-5a).

This world is broken, and hardship is unavoidable. But no matter what difficult times we encounter, God is worthy of our praise.

When we choose to praise instead of pout, we choose to trust God.

When we choose to trust God rather than grow terrified in the trial, the wounded world around us lifts their eyebrows in wonder – just like the Roman jailer.

My husband is completely healed and doing great. My mom is in the midst of a treacherous battle. I’m praying that our praising will turn a few eyes toward the Healer.

Yes. Trials will continue to come. Yes. Sometimes a sacrifice of praise is required. You and I get to choose whether or not we will offer it. Let’s choose to trust God with everything and everyone today.

Dear Lord,
Thank You for being trustworthy and praiseworthy! Help me trust You each time I approach crossroads of faith and trouble. In spite of the burdens on my heart and challenges in my path right now, I choose to praise Your name and celebrate that Your hope will never disappoint.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.



What or who do you need to trust God with today? Will you? What would trusting God look like for you?

Talk to Him. Worship. Be still and know that He is God – that He is with you – that He cares and sees.

Thanks for doing life with me, blog Fam!


PERSONAL UPDATE: In early June, my mom (MaryLou Eisaman) was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. She underwent an intense Whipple Surgery on June 12th and began aggressive chemo two weeks ago. Her weight is low and her appetite is non-existent (due to nausea from chemo and continued internal healing from the surgery). She’s obviously in for the fight of her life as she undergoes chemo treatments for the next 6 months in the hopes of kicking cancer to the curb. Unfortunately, her MRI on Monday revealed several spots on her liver. Not the outcome we were wanting. Yet in the thick of it all, we are choosing to trust that JESUS, who holds all things in heaven and on earth together, will hold her (and all of us) together with the gravity of His grace. Would you please continue join my family and me in prayer for my mom?

PS. Once again, if you’d like to post a prayer or note of encouragement for my mom on the wall of my blog, I will share them with her again!! (Last week was bananas! Hundreds and hundreds of prayers! She was blown away!)

PSS. Love you. Mean it.


There are endless opportunities for us to worry, wander, and wonder. But that’s not God’s best for us. Though we remain broken and impacted by an imperfect world, you can get through anything in the power and hope of Jesus. That’s the message of I Want It ALL. Order yours today from Amazon or get a signed copy when you order from Gwen’s website.





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  1. Dear Father in Heaven I lift Mary Lou up to You right now asking for Your strength to hold her and her family during this very difficult and trying time. You are very aware of what they are feeling and only You can carry them through. I ask for Your peace to surround them and I ask You the Great Healer to heal her. Love her and her family as only You can. I ask this in Jesus Name Amen

  2. Praying for the Lord’s healing hand to be over your mom and her medical team. Praying for your family to continue to lean into our Lord and Saviour’s arms for peace during this trying time!

  3. Dear Lord, I pray for Mary Lou’s strength and perseverance as she continues to battle this cancer. I pray that you will lift her up, comfort her , and give her hope. Please keep her close to your heart and help her to not feel alone or scared. We ask for your guidance and to watch over her caretakers, nurses, and doctors. Give them the knowledge to see and ability to perform what is needed to heal Mary Lou. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

  4. Behind in my email devotions. I’m so sorry to hear of yet another valley to cross.
    I will be praying for your Mom as I prayed for you during the loss of your Father from the same cause as my 30 year old daughter’s Father. It was a rough couple of years but she and our relationship our mending.
    A great devotion!

  5. Lord,
    I pray that MaryLou feels your presence as you are with her. Envelope her with your great love and all her family, and medical team. Your blessings are amazing. I thank you Lord for the blessings you give her.

    I hope you feel comfort, and some strength knowing that prayers continue for you. Our Lord is mighty and he is with you. If you feel alone, talk to him and let him know. Know that he loves you, and his love is perfect.

  6. Father God, I recognize Your authority and power as the one who heals all our diseases and afflictions. I believe that You can restore wholeness to every aspect of her life, mending her broken body, mind, and spirit. I pray for Your healing touch to be upon her, that she may experience renewed strength and vitality.

  7. May the God of Restoration and Healing put his hand upon your mom and your family Gwen. Proclaim her healing and victory over the cancer before you see it. It will come to pass. I am going thru my own trial as well but not physically and every day I proclaim the healing and restoration of what I m facing even though I don’t see it yet. I believe it! Proclaim victory in faith and she will be healed!

  8. Praying that God will use this trial that you both are in to bring people to him. May God put his healing touch on your Mom. May he give the doctors and nurses guidance and knowledge on how to care for her. I ask God to put a hedge of protection around her. Nothing is impossible with Jesus!

  9. Prayers for your mother. As difficult as pancratic cancer is, for my mother also had it, there is hope and comfort knowing she is in God’s hands. God Bless your mother and family in this difficult time.
    Pray for healing,

  10. Our God is faithful and hears our prayers. We lift up your mom to Him seeking His healing power that she may be healed on this side of earth with restored health to give God praise for his healing and love. Lord, we seek you for answered prayer.

  11. Prayers for your dear mom and each of her family as well. We will be trusting God’s healing hand to reach down and touch your mom with healing.

  12. God bless you and your family Gwen. Mary Lou, I will be praying for you daily, asking God for your healing, comfort, peace and that you feel his presence. In 2008, I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. I prayed for God’s will to be done, I asked for healing, I asked God that the chemo would zero in on and destroy the cancer cells, but not harm my other cells. I had my port in for, I think, 6 years, then it was removed. ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻

  13. Declaring, decreeing and proclaiming that your mom is healed in the precious name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!!

  14. Praying for recovery for your mom. My mom was diagnosed with cancer in 2014. I know how guilty reaching that can be. Through it all my family pulled together toin help care for her. The diagnoses it to the patient and family. I pray for God’s strength ,knowledge healing love mercy grace for your mom and the entire family. God’s got you all in his hands and for that we give him praise. God Bless

  15. Gwen keeping your precious mama in my prayers! You are a wonderful daughter! May God wrap his loving arms around all of you!! Love ya girlfriend!!! 💪🙏💪🙏💪🙏

  16. I am quoting your daughter : “There are endless opportunities for us to worry, wander, and wonder”; but they are billions of reasons to trust in our Adonai, Abba Father, give MaryLou a profound desire to seek these billions of opportunity to find refuge in Your promises and rejoice in the abundance of your caring love.

    God does not create illnesses and diseases. He is the fountain of healing through the precious blood of the Lamb.

  17. We Praise You Sovereign Lord God for Your Comfort and Your Healing from the inside out in the lives of your children.

  18. Continuing to pray for your mom, Gwen. I’m so sorry she is going through this time of suffering. I pray that the medications will totally rid her body of cancer and she will be cancer free once again. Until then I pray she will feel the mighty power and love of our amazing Father, that she will feel His love enfold and surround her. I pray for you and your family as well. I know this is a difficult time for you all. But, as you know, we serve a mighty God who has great love and goodness for His children, and in His will, all things are possible. Thank you for sharing and giving your followers the opportunity to pray for you all.

  19. Praying to our Dear Lord for you Gwen, your Mom & Family. My husband is in remission from cancer and I truly believe in the power of Prayer. In sweet Jesus name we all Pray, Praise and give Thanks for our Blessings 🙏

  20. Praying for your mom 🙏🏼🩷 Praying that God heals her fully and that through her healing, she will be a witness & testimony, to all those around her that do not know Jesus, of just how powerful & loving our God is. Praying for you and your entire family as you walk through this season. 🙏🏼

  21. Dear June,
    As I sit here in California, reading once again beautiful words of praise from your lovely daughter, I think to myself how proud you must be of her. I am so sorry for the pain and discomfort you must be in. I sat with my mother who battled cancer years ago. Those moments were and still are precious to me. I pray that every moment spent with your loved ones brings you comfort and that you feel Gods loving arms around you. You and your family are in my prayers. God Bless You

  22. MaryLou,
    You raised a daughter who is beautiful inside and out. Her love is matched only by her faith–in God and her family. I pray that you remember every day that you are greatly loved in Heaven and on Earth and that our God strengthens you and comforts you on this journey. God bless you.
    In His strength,

  23. Thank you for this message of encouragement today. Thank you for reminding me that God always allows us to choose. My mom is a beautiful 91. She is now in assisted living; bedridden and getting ready to stand in the presence of her Maker, Jesus Christ. What do I really want to do? I want to cry out and say, “Not now God!”
    Yet, I know that our God’s timing is always perfect. He knows a beautiful spirit is coming home. Heaven has always been mom’s eternal home resting place. She made sure that I knew how to get there, too. Thank you, mom. Love you so. ❤️✝️🙏🏻

  24. Good morning,

    Sending prayers for your mom and family during this challenging time. I pray that the joy of the lord would provide strength and God’s peace that passes all understanding would comfort and sustain you. Keep trusting and continue to have faith that God will see you through. “For I know the plans I have for you says the lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

    Best wishes and love from,
    Cynthia and family

  25. To Gwen’s Mom
    I pray the Lord gives you peace, comfort and added love during this journey.Jesus we pray you hold her tight night and day,send your army angels to minister through the dark times,and may your Son’s joy and love also be her portion in these days! Jesus make a way and we bring you Gwen’s Mom before your very Throne and ask with a humble heart,to heal her.We praise u Lord,we ask this in your Son’s mighty name 🙏❤️

  26. Praying for your mom and your family. May God give her strength to fight this battle. May God give you strength to stand by her side. May God be glorified by the faith you demonstrate through this trial.

  27. I am praying for your mom, that God will heal her tired body, and bring strength to her and to you during this difficult time. I love being able to connect with fellow Christian sisters and pray….

    I want to share this verse of scripture that I have repeated every morning for years. It seems to encompass every situation and trial that we might face. I hope it blesses you as well.

    Psalm 143:8

  28. Praying for healing for your mom, all the medical staff God is working through, and your supportive family. 🙏🏼❤️

  29. Lord, I pray for wisdom for the Doctors, strength for Mom to do what she need to do and peace for all involved that they believe they are held and loved by the One who created and still sustains everything and yet chooses to live in those who believe.

    God loves you!

  30. This message came on time for me and my family on so many levels, plus my daughter goes in for nasal cauterization surgery today, standard procedure but she is 12 so the nerves are all over the place.

    Lord please continue to cover Gwen’s mom, heal her and restore her body. I am so grateful for your continued blessings over us all. You are concerned about everything that worries us, but if we continue to remember who we are in Christ and worship you and remember who you are to us, you will provide peace beyond our understanding. Your a good God and we are grateful. AMEN.

  31. To Gwen and especially your Mom
    God is the healer of all ! I pray that the prayers of who believe surround you today! Keep trusting and praising! May His will be done in your life in His time and in His Way.
    In Jesus Name, AMEN

  32. Dear LORD, our Great Physician and Healer, who created us in Your image, I come to You asking that You please completely and miraculously heal MaryLou. Let her healing be a testimony of You. Please help Your daughter, MaryLou, to no longer feel the need to do chemo, which is very toxic. Please give her wisdom, shalom peace, and strength to continue to praise You in all circumstances. We thank You that You have heard our prayers in agreement, and that You are answering. We praise You forevermore that because of You, we are victorious and You are always with us!
    In Jesus’ Mighty Name, Amen!

  33. May you feel God’s loving arms around you as you trust in him in each day! He is right there to supply His love, grace, and provision to you.

  34. Lord, we lift up our sister, MaryLou, to you right now. You know the battle she is facing and you know the outcome. We praise Your name no matter what Your answer is to our prayers for her. Whether she is healed her on earth or in heaven, we will praise You and put our hope in You. I pray for healing from this cancer and I pray that those spots on her liver will turn out to be shadows. You are the great Physician and You can make mountains crumble and fall. We ask in the name of Jesus that you will remove the spots on her liver and heal her pancreas from cancer. Nothing is impossible for You! Give us the faith of a mustard seed, Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen!

  35. Dear Father, we pray for your peace and strength to MaryLou and her family! We put our trust in your will and your plan for MaryLou. In your precious name we pray.

  36. I wanted to send some words of encouragement As pancreatic cancer statistics are tough to see. My dad had a whipple in 2011 and fought a very hard fight chemo/radiation etc. HE BEAT IT! We got another 6 amazing years with him. He walked both my sister and I down the aisle and so many great memories. God took him home in 2017….but I wanted to send love, prayers and some fighting energy! You have prayer warriors out here 🙏🏻❤️

  37. Father God is I pray for Mary Lou I know that the Battle is fierce. My dad and my husband’s mother have both gained their victory to see Jesus through pancreatic cancer. I pray Father that You would grant Gwen and the whole family peace and give them the joy and the trust we have in You . I pray this in Jesus precious and holy name, Amen!

  38. Dear Mary Lou, I’m praying for your healing and that you and your family will have “the peace of of God, which transcends all understanding”. Also, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

  39. I am praying for your mom Gwen. I will add her to my Rosary list this evening. Praying that the Lord will lay his hands on her and help her through this journey.

  40. I am keeping your mom in prayer. The HOLY SPIRIT is within her and HE has the power to heal her. She is healed by the STRIPES OF JESUS. I totally believe in miracles. I am a walking miracle right now diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer August 2022 and I am still standing and kicking butt by the GRACE and HEALING POWERS of OUR LORD AND SAVIOR ,the MASTER HEALER JESUS CHRIST. Do not know your mother’s age I am 73. NEVER STOP PRAYING AND!!!!! NEVER GIVE UP. GOD’S LOVE and Mine. Cindy

  41. May the Lord bless you and keep you safe as you go through your battle
    Let us all pray for your health to return
    We also pray for Gwen and all the family

    And can you all please pray for my husband Julian who has Alzheimer disease
    It’s very difficult seeing the one you love deteriorating in front of your eyes

    Let us all Praise and Trust in the Lord

  42. MaryLou~
    Your daughter, Gwen is amazing with sharing just the right message at the right time. I know it is God working through her and I believe that He is doing the same for you. Praise is hard in the midst of your struggle; but I truly believe you are constantly lifted up and find peace in Him. To God be the glory! PS ~ what an awesome mom you are 🙂

  43. Prayers continuing for you, MaryLou! Lifting you up to our Heavenly Father for healing and His indescribable peace. Stacey

  44. Praying for your Mom, you, and your family as you walk through this indescribably difficult time. Your praise to our Heavenly Father has certainly turned my head to our Father, as well as my heart.

  45. Praying for your Mom, you, and your family as you walk through this indescribably difficult time. Your praise to our Heavenly Father has certainly turned my head to our Father, as well as my heart.

  46. Lord God, please rid the body of all cancer. Wrap your loving arms around her and breathe your breath into her. The family wants and needs her around. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!!!!

  47. Heavenly Father, Bless MaryLou. Give her the physical strength and mental fortitude to continue her fight against cancer. Hold her up, Lord, just as you faithfully held me in my own fight against that dreaded disease. Speak life into her and fill her with your mighty love. Let her feel your loving arms around her. Amen

  48. I am praying for your Mom, Mary Lou. That she will feel Jesus’ presence and be strong through this battle. May she be pain free. May God heal her completely.
    That the whole family will be strong.

  49. Prayers of healing and comfort for your family and your Mom. Stay strong. God sees your worry and hears your prayers.

  50. Dear Heavenly Father I pray for Ms Marylou and Gwen and her family. Please be with them Lord during this fierce time in their life. Give them strength and support to deal with whatever comes their way. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  51. Gwen, I am praying for your mom, maryLou, to be strong, to be able to endure the chemo treatments and that she will be healed. Praying for you and your family to be strong also and God will wrap his loving embrace around you all. In Jesus name, Amen

  52. Heavenly Farther we lift MaryLou into your loving arms and may she feel your healing touch all over her body and we pray for her family that they feel your presence and comfort In Jesus Name Amen

  53. May God cover your Mom and the rest of your family with His Holy mantel. Also May our Lord place his hands on your Mom and remove the cancer from her body. In Jesus’ name. AMEN 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  54. I pray in the name of Jesus that your mom will be healed. I pray that she will be able to tolerate the chemotherapy and that she will be able to eat enough to sustain her. I pray that the family will remain strong and remember that our God is a healer and that nothing is impossible for Him. Be strong. Be strong in the Lord. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

  55. Oh Lord hear our cry this day for your grace and mercy to extend to your beautiful daughter. May your healing hands be all over her body and turn a bad report into a good report! You are a God who can do impossible things and so God we look to you now to do more than we can imagine and think of. May strength, appetite and hope me renewed in Jesus name!


  56. Praying for your Mom that the Lord will continue to give her strength and that she may be healed. May the Lord be especially close to her. Also strength and encouragement for you during this hard time.

  57. God is faithful! He has all healing power in his hands. I am praying for healing and recovery for your Mom.
    I pray for God’s peace to surround you.

  58. Please let your mom, MaryLou, know that I join with you all in prayer for her healing and that the peace of God will continuously rest, rule and abide in her as she goes through treatment. Our God is more than able to do exceedingly/abundantly more than we can think or ask, according to the power that works in us.

  59. Lifting your mom up in prayer. Thanks for your words of wisdom and faith that you have been sharing with all of us over the years.

  60. Dear Mary Lou, you are in my heart and in my prayers. I know how difficult it can be dealing with cancer and chemo since I walked this road myself. The Bible says in Matthew 18:19 ” Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done by My Father who is in heaven.” Me and a whole lot of other sisters in Christ are praying in agreement for God’s hand of healing for you. We love you! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits; who pardons all your iniquities and heals all your diseases. Ps.103:2-3. The Lore bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. Num.24:25-26

  61. Dear Father, Hallowed be your name.
    Your the God that sees and knows what your children are going through.
    I know you hurt with us when we hurt. You know the beginning of our days and the ending our time as we know it before crossing over to meet you face-to-face forever.. What a glorious day that will be!
    We are praying for MaryLou Eisman and her battle with cancer. As Gwen says, she is fighting for her life. Please bring her peace and comfort and healing if it be your Will through this. Be with Gwen and her family as they suffer along with her in this battle.
    It’s in Jesus sweet name we pray and petition, Amen

  62. Father God, please hold your daughter MaryLou Eisaman in the palm of your hand. Walk with her on her fight with pancreatic cancer. Be with her and her family throughout this fight and heal her. In the name of your Son, Jesus, we pray. Amen.

  63. Good morning my sister Mary Lou:
    This is Joy from Ecuador greeting you with Blessings and Healings from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is your refuge and strength in all times of trouble. I pray the weather in Charlotte is pleasant today for you. Our weather is cloudy and we need rain. Our cistern has been full but it is shared with our landlady who likes to water her plants daily. Pray for us that she will be more considerate as we pay for the water.
    I have had episodes of pancreatitis and had to believe that I am walking in His Divine Health which a prophet of God told me 20 years ago. I am still here. I have to watch my sugar intake and my fat intake. I also have a fatty deposit on my liver. Ultra sounds say it is there and not growing. I ask God for His son’s Jesus Blood to heal your liver of any tumors or growths. I ask God to strengthen you today in your body, from top of your head to the soles of your feet. You are a Blessed woman of God. Do not listen to the lies of the enemy. You are Healed. Say every morning: I will live and not die! Believe and claim this scripture verse, Its yours, a gift from God. Please say “hello” to Gwen for me and give her a hug from me. She is a Blessing to me and many sisters in the Lord.

  64. Gwen, Lifting up your Mom, Mary Lou in prayers, and your family….for God’s almighty strength, peace, and encouragement. He see’s, he knows, he cares for each one of his sheep with a love that is unsurmountable.

  65. Gwen ,
    Been in your shoes with my husband and my mom with cancer . Although they lost to cancer we never stopped praising our Lord and Savior.
    MaryLou I lift you up to our mighty Lord and ask for His will to be done in your life . Lord give all the family peace they go thru this trial together .
    Lord I ask that you stand before, beside and behind , surrounding them with Your love and strength . Like the Church of Philadelphia ,we stand faithful and keep Your word in our hearts .
    We praise Your holy name and we thank You for who You are in our lives.

  66. Praying for your mom in the midst of her pain and struggles with cancer. Praising God for his healing and wisdom! God will always be right be your side through this trial and all your life trials. He will comfort you and your entire family no matter the outcome.

    In Jesus Name Amen.

  67. Prayers for your Mom as she continues to fight this battle with cancer. Lord God place your healing hands upon her! May she feel your presence, love, strength and good health return to her body. Lord be with her family, may they be encouraged with your love and peace.

  68. For Gwen,, your mother and all the family:
    You are in my prayers! You are surrounded with love, support and prayers during this time. Trust in in the Lord always and REJoice!
    With the love of Christ,
    Jada Getsay

  69. Praying for your Mom as she goes through this battle. God is our healer and I pray that over your mom right now. I pray for peace and strength for you and your family as you walk along side her in the fight.

  70. Heavenly Father, please touch and heal Gwen’s mother, Mary Lou. Please hold her and her family in the palm of your hand and provide peace and comfort.

    In Jesus’ Name,


  71. Praying for the Smith family and for MaryLou during this journey of medical treatment. The Lord is faithful and blessings are many. Remember, you are loved!

  72. May our great and gracious God be with your Mother, you and your family. May He give you the strength, grace and courage you need as you walk through this valley. May He comfort your hearts and souls with the promises of healing and wholeness through Him and the gift of life eternally in his presence when this fleshly life is over. May God bless you and keep you! In Jesus powerful and precious name, AMEN

  73. Dear LORD, so many of us have lived this same story. As sad as it is, your Glory and blessings continue to shine through. Please be with Gwen and her family. Give them peace and comfort, the doctors wisdom and may this trial lead another lost soul to you. Thank you for Gwen’s ministry, it has touched so many lives- mine included. Lord we can’t do life without you. Hear our prayers as we shout from the mountaintops that You, Almighty God are our father, daddy, papa and we love you!!!! Thank you for loving us!

  74. Praying for your mom and you and your family as you trust in God in this difficult time. Remember God put us where we are for a reason, so we must thank Him in all He does for us. God be with you.

  75. Good morning Mary Lou, I want to start by thanking you for being such an amazing mother! You have raised a wonderful daughter who has touched the lives of millions of people! As a mother myself I can imagine how very proud you are of her and all she does for so many people. I am praying for you and Gwen both, you are loved and appreciated. Always remember that God loves you even more than you are capable of loving your own child! That always blows my mind ❤️

  76. Praying for you MaryLou and your family. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand as you go through this journey.

  77. Mary Lou and family, my thoughts and prayers continue with you at this difficult time. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. ✝️🙏❤️

  78. Blessings to you all……….when I read Gwen’s message this morning and then saw the medical update……..I knew that there was a battle ahead of but I also thought of the wonderful mother who raised such an amazing daughter…….one who will fight for her mom, standing at her side both in this world and in the spiritual world. What Joy to have such a Warrior at your side!!! Lifting you all up in Prayer!!!

  79. May God continue to keep his Divine healing hands over your mom. May continue to give you a clear peace of mind in Jesus name. 🙏🙏

  80. I love that we have a Father who sits so high but looks so low, He sees it all… as you go through this journey, there will be several valleys and mountains. My prayer is you always remind yourself that you are not alone. Even when family members come to visit and then leave, He is right beside you. I know this battle will not be easy for you…my prayer is the comfort of the Divine Healer go before you, beside you, behind you and all around you. In His Son’s Matchless name I claim this for you. Today. Amen.

  81. Continued prayers for mom, MaryLou. God is so good and he hears my prayers as well as the hundreds of others that are being said for you. The great power of prayer and your faith and trust in the Lord will get you and your family through this trying time. Continue to rely on him, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior..

  82. Father God, I ask for a special blessing on MaryLou as she faces the fight for her earthly life. Please give her the strength and peace that can only come from you.
    I ask you to put your healing hand on her and do what only you can do! Please be with her family and give them the strength and comfort they need to stand with her in this fight!
    Father we thank you for Jesus and his great sacrifice of Love!
    It’s in His Holy and Precious name I pray! Amen!

  83. God, please give MaryLou the strength to endure this trial. Let her know that you are with her and that she is not fighting this cancer alone.
    In Jesus Name,

    1. I am keeping your mom in prayer. The HOLY SPIRIT is within her and HE has the power to heal her. She is healed by the STRIPES OF JESUS. I totally believe in miracles. I am a walking miracle right now diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer August 2022 and I am still standing and kicking butt by the GRACE and HEALING POWERS of OUR LORD AND SAVIOR ,the MASTER HEALER JESUS CHRIST. Do not know your mother’s age I am 73. NEVER STOP PRAYING AND!!!!! NEVER GIVE UP. GOD’S LOVE and Mine. Cindy

  84. Praying for your Mom and all of you Gwen, for healing and for His peace and joy even in the midst of this trial. Thank you for challenging and encouraging me all these years!

  85. Mary Lou,

    What a testimony of faith and trust in our great healer that you and your family are exhibiting!! I pray you would be strengthened by His love and healing. I pray for your family as they continue to praise God amidst the storm, yet keeping their eye on how this can be used to bring others to His kingdoms.

    God Bless You!

  86. We are here just for a time, but God knows best, as we journey through life, there will be trials and tribulations, but Jesus said take heart he has overcome it!! God is good all the time!! Keep fighting the faith, God is with you!!

  87. God is watching you, God is holding you, God deeply loves you Gwen, and your mom. I’m praying for you to feel his love and strength right now.

  88. God be praised!

    We are not meant to understand Your ways and are taught to find something “good” in every situation.

    This doesn’t translate into denying reality, but instead, to trust the path we journey together.

    Thank you for our many blessings and please give Gwen and her family the faith to move forward. Please give Gwen’s mother the fortitude and grace to accept the future.

    Please help them to visualize themselves sitting in Your hand, guarded and comforted by Your love.

    In Christ’s Name,

  89. We choose to praise the Lord. Sounds crazy to the world, yet we praise You in the midst of troubles out of gratefulness that You have promised never to leave us or forsake us. We praise You out of obedience. We praise You for saving us & promising us eternal life with You! Now Father I ask that MaryLou & her family can keep their eyes on You, know that all they’re going through has been filtered by Your precious fingers and Your unconditional love. In the precious name of Jesus, Amen

  90. I am praying for God’s abundant peace to rest on your family through this season. May his arms hold each of you up and bring healing.

  91. Dear Mary Lou,
    I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. This is my favorite verse and it helps me make it through every day. God is holding your hand right now and sitting next to you. You are His daughter and loves you very much. Have a blessed day.



  92. God bless you MaryLou and I pray you and your family will continue to praise God through the midst of these trials! May you feel his peace and experience his healing now and in the days ahead.

  93. Prayers for your sweet and loving mom. I am a cancer survivor as well and I fully believe in the healing power of our lord and savior. I believe he has your mom in the palm of his hand. Love, prayers, and hugs to you and your entire family.

  94. I began worshipping and praying in my prayer language when I saw a liver with little white spots on it. Three of the spots just disappeared.
    When my Mom passed away, I found her in her recliner. The image was stuck in my head. I prayed for the Lord to take it away. On the day of her memorial service, the devotional she read from was read for the day she passed. It was about how God takes us by the hand… when I saw a scene of Mom waking up in the recliner and having a smile of awe, reached up and took Jesus’ hand and went with Him.
    The image of the liver with the disappearing spots was in the same light.

  95. MaryLou we are praising God for the moments of clarity when you see God’s hand in your journey. He is so faithful to put people in front of you that see your faith and dependence on Him in your toughest moments. Our Father knows the emotional journey you are on and will faithfully sustain you and your precious family through this. Your daughter is precious and we thank you for raising her to touch our lives so perfectly with His word. I pray humor and laughter into your toughest moments so you can remember the joy He has in every season. We will continue to love and pray you through this sister! Jolie

  96. Continuing to pray for Mary Lou and the family- may you each have an overwhelming sense of His loving presence throughout each day ( and especially each night!).

  97. Prayer for your mother:
    May the God of all healing lay His joyous hand upon your sick and aching body and heal you, whether on this side or the other. May He bring you and your family peace in this circumstance and cover you in all things! In Jesus’s name…Amen!

  98. Hello Angel,
    May God’s presence never leave you. He tells us he will never leave us or forsake us. Trust God. I am praying for you and your family.

  99. Lord, we come to you in prayer & reverence asking for your Almighty healing hand upon my sister. Touch her Father, minister to her & to the family! Give them peace that only you can. Give them courage as only you can! We praise you in the mist of our storms, knowing that you alone can fix this! In Jesus name! Amen

  100. Gwen

    Prayers of wisdom for the medical staff and your family, as your Mom is sick with cancer. Prayers for perseverance and preservation of your faith. I am reminded of God telling Joshua” to be strong and of good courage”. I am thankful that Jesus is always with us and never leaves us; that God is sovereign and in control. May your Mom and your family have the peace of God. Prayers for healing.

    Thankful for your ministry. It has helped encourage me during some hard and difficult times. God uses you to speak to me. Do you have a daily devotional in a book?

    Prayers for your beautiful Mom and your family. We have never met, though feel free to reach out if you need someone to listen or talk to.

    Connie Seymour
    785 313 2814

  101. Dear Father,
    Thank you for MaryLou. Thank you for Gwen. Thank you for being greater than cancer. I pray that your peace and presence fill these women powerfully. I pray they see you and your glory through each moment. We love you, Lord

  102. Thank you Gwen for the amazing and anointed devotional that you shared with us. I have been following GIG for years and I’m so grateful that GOD has connected me to GIG when I needed the most. Prayers are up for your mom and we are believing for her complete healing regardless of what the Doctors(man) is saying. Just like GOD has healed your husband- HE can and will do the same for your mom. Psalms 118:17( a lady that was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Stage 4 twice shared this one in her testimony), Ezekiel 16:6(blood scripture -someone shared how a person cut their arm at their home and it was an enormous amount of blood that came from their arm and it would not stop. Upon reading that scripture- blood stopped so that they were able to get the person to the hospital) and Psalms 30:2(2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast ahealed me.). GOD’s Words does not return void. If HE said it, I believe it, Tell your mom keep going forth and know she has a major testimony to share.
    Note: I shared the first two scriptures with a man whose fiance had a lung to collapse and she was in the hospital for several months. I told him to read it to her every day and night… Several months down the line, I saw her coming returning home from work(only saw this woman 3xs-2 xs she was in the hospital in a coma with tubes everywhere and the last time she was returning home from work.. My husband shared the same two scriptures with one of his friend’s whose wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. I met them for the first time a few months ago and my husband reminded me of the scriptures that we shared.

  103. Praying for your mom’s healing and recovery. Also praying for peace, strength, and joy during this journey. It is a tough one, but God will carry y’all through❣️

  104. Dear Heavenly Father l pleaded with you to be with MaryLou in her time of need, give her comfort and strength as she is dealing with this difficult disease. If it be You will take this cancer from her. Ease her pain and give her family comfort as they are at her side! We give you all the glory and praise! Amen

  105. This is so timely as I currently sit in the hospital with my husband. He was diagnosed with cancer back in March and it has been anything but a typical case of this type of cancer. We’ve been blessed with an outpouring of prayers and blessings from our friends and family. Praying for your Mom and family!

    We come to you with praise. We praise you for the peace you bring in the middle of storms. We praise you for comforting us when nothing seems to make sense and we have nothing left to give but a prayer or just the mention of your name. We ask for you to show this family the “red lights”. Even if they are not sure if the next steps forward, we always know what not to do. We ask for strength for MaryLou so that her body can heal. We know that you are a loving God and do not want harm for us. We know that fear does not come from you. Help us to be mindful of these things and continue to praise you through the difficult journeys we face in this life. Amen

  106. Dear Father God, I lift up Marylou to you today. Please give her the strength she needs to fight this cancer. Father please give her complete healing over her body. May your will be done. In Jesus name, amen.

  107. Dear Jesus ,
    Continued prayers for Mary Lou. I lift her up for healing and strength as she fights for her life. Please lay your healing hand on her and cleanse her of all the cancer. We praise you that she is yours and you love her and will give her all she needs for this fight. Please calm all the side effects of the chemo so she can nourish her body. Please fill her with a sense that you are loving her, comforting her, and strengthening her minute by minute.
    May her healing bring you glory Lord. In your beautiful name I ask and pray Jesus. Amen🙏 Sending you love Mary Lou❤️🙏

  108. Dear Lord, I come to you this morning sending a special pray for MaryLou Eisaman. Lord, I ask you to touch her body with comfort in whatever she may need. I also ask a special comfort prayer for her family. Keep them strong in you. Let them continue to lean and depend on you. You are a miracle worker and you make no mistakes. Give guidance, wisdom and strength through this journey you have them on at the time. In your son’s name, I pray. Amen

  109. Lord,
    I lift MaryLou up to you. Please, Lord, bring healing to her body. Strengthen her and give her peace and help her to rest in you. Help her appetite to return. Help her appetite to return and for the treatments to go well. We know, God, that you are in control and will continue to walk with and carry her through this. Be with Gwen and her family and also give them peace and strength. Guide them on how to best support, care and encourage MaryLou. We lay all of this at your feet. In JesusxName. Amen.

  110. Continued prayers for your Mom! Gwen, you are my favorite writer and I get excited when I see your name pop up in my inbox.
    May our Lord and Savior wrap his loving arms around Mary Lou and your entire family,
    PS we would like prayers for our daughter,Mallory. She has an anoxic brain injury and asking for prayers to heal her speech, vision and walking.

  111. Praying for your mom. I have a dear friend who is about to go through the same procedure. Her name is Betty. Please remember her. 🙏🙏🙏

  112. Heavenly Father,
    I pray for Gwen’s mother, that you would grant a miracle and heal her from this cancer and through your mercy that many more will come to know your grace. Give their whole family the strength to trust you through this journey. Thank you Father. I pray through your son Jesus Christ. Amen.

  113. Will be praying for Mrs Eisaman as we go past Eisaman RD later this morning. Appreciate your ministry. Thank you! (Friend of the Hardman’s)

  114. Gwen, I lift your mom up to the Lord as she battles this cancer.. I pray God’s healing hand upon her with his amazing love and grace. I praise God as she is surrounded in his presence in all his glory. I pray for strength, hope and joy for your mom and all her family .

  115. Praises to GOD for the healing HE is restoring to your mother. I send my love, thoughts, prayers and words of comfort. I choose to trust GOD. Thank you Gwen for your messages of love and hope.

  116. I am thinking and praying for all of you! May you feel the Holy Spirit wrapped around you during this time. Thank you for Marylou and Gwen and the amazing strength they have.

  117. Mary Lou….God has you!! Don’t be discouraged on any level.

    Lord Jesus, you are the answer and YOU have created us to heal. The enemy has no power in ANY situation and by Your Divine Wisdom and Power You will heal Mary Lou. You know every cell in Mary Lou’s body and You have the power over each one of them. I pray, in Your name that you bring her to full and complete wellness. We will give You all the praise and glory for it all. Thank You Holy Spirit for Your comfort as You pour over MaryLou daily. In Jesus I pray. Amen and Amen

  118. Dear Heavenly Father,
    I pray you would fill Marylou with hope and peace as she walks through this fight against cancer. Strengthen her and fill her with Your hope and peace and shield her and her family against the fear and uncertainty of this horrible disease. We thank You that Your love for Marylou, Gwen and the rest of her loved ones and friends has no bounds. Please send Your boundless grace and cover them with the comfort only You can give. We ask for a miracle Father. In Jesus name 💕

    “We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭33‬:‭20‬-‭22‬ ‭

  119. Dear Lord, thank You for Gwen’s devotion reminding us that no matter what trial we are going through, You are still praiseworthy, and we always have hope in You. Even though MaryLou’s MRI revealed spots on her liver, this does not take You by surprise. Please encourage MaryLou every day, and give her exactly what she needs to get through this one day at a time. May she and her family continue to trust in You knowing that You are in control of this situation. Hold them close, Dear Lord, in Your everlasting arms! In Jesus’ mighty name, Amen.

  120. Continued prayer for your mom as well as for you and your family as you journey through this time with her. We are on a journey through breast cancer with our daughter. As hard as it is to watch all she has to go through we are praising God for answered prayers along the way and what he continues to do through all of this. Praying your mom heals daily.
    Beth McNease

  121. Lifting your mom up in prayer. There is a lady here in Charlotte by the name of Shannon Gardner who is in charge of the PanCan here. She is a tremendous champion of her people with pc and she rallies around the families. She is on Facebook. She also has her finger on the pulse of all of the latest treatments and would be a tremendous resource for you and your family. I hope this helps. Lifting you up to the God who Sees!

  122. Heavenly Father full of mercy and of grace, I pray that you give MaryLou a peace that surpasses all understanding. I know the POWER of prayer and with all these other women, I pray with the power of the Holy Spirit that you will heal MaryLou, that you will take away her pain and sufferings. And Lord, if this is not your will, that you would bring that glorious peace that you so willingly give to the entire family! Lord we know you are close to the broken-hearted and you feel their pain. We love and praise you in this storm. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

  123. Praying for complete healing for your mom, and that in the midst of her being a warrior in this that God will continue to shower her with the peace that surpasses all understanding. As a warrior/survivor myself, I know that if He does it for me, He can and will do it for her.

  124. MaryLou and family, sending prayers and encouragement as you go through your cancer journey. Strength and love to all of you!

  125. Most gracious Heavenly Father I pray right now in the Holy name of Jesus that you would touch MaryLou with Your mighty healing power.I pray You would wipe out every cancer cell in her precious body. I pray You would take away her pain, encourage her,give her Your peace and help her to feel you presence always!. I pray You would give her an appetite that she can eat and gain her strength & weight back. Father I pray You would giver her doctors wisdom to know the exact treatment she needs. I pray Father for strength for her to endure side effects of chemo. i pray Father for Your mercy and grace be upon her and through her healing You would be glorified! I pray in Jesus Holy name! Amen

  126. Praying for MaryLou that God will wrap His loving arms around you, that will comfort and give you strength, restore your appetite and lesson your nausea and that you will feel His holy presence and know that He is with you on every step of this journey.
    In Jesus name I ask these things, Amen.

  127. Praying for Mary Lou!!🙏🙏🙏🙏
    “I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭15‬:‭13‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  128. Heavenly Father, I thank you in advance for healing power in Gwen’s mom. I speak healing from the top of her head to the soles of her feet as it says in Luke 6:38 …with good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over… In His Precious Name, Amen!

  129. Gwen,
    Thank you so much for sharing your TRUST IN GOD message today. May God touch your mom’s heart, heal her body, comfort and give her strength as she fights her cancer battle. God listens and God hears our prayers. Thank you for your messages and continued prayers.

  130. Hey Gwen

    This is Donna, Dinna’s sister. I just wanted you to know I am praying for you, and especially your Mom! Thank you so much for today’s devotion. Thank you for continuing to minister to others even during your trials.

  131. Dear Gwen,
    Would you please pray for my friend Lee?
    She just found out recently of her run in with cancer and hasn’t started the process yet. I think she is afraid and her head is still spinning from the diagnosis.

    Thanks, Kat Jones

  132. Father, God – I lift up Gwen’s mom to You & ask that You hold her in Your arms as she fights this health battle. Lord, help her to remember how much You love her & care for her as she struggles through. Provide her relief from the pain she experiences with the medication used to fight this terrible cancer. I pray that she & all those who love her will rest in Your peace. Give them strength as they go through this. If it is Your will, I pray that You will heal her & allow her to give You all paise & glory. In Your Sons name I pray, Heavenly Father. Amen

  133. Gwen – I am lifting up your Mom in prayer. God is always listening ( as you know). May He provide her with peace and hope and give her some rest.

  134. Please God, give MaryLou the strength, will and knowledge that you have her in the palm of your hand. Give her the courage to fight the battle with cancer.
    I pray in the name of Jesus.

  135. Mary Lou, I pray that the Lord will give you the strength and stamina that you need to continue your battle. May you be encouraged and never give up the fight. The Lord bless you and keep you.

    Your sister in Christ

  136. Dear Heavenly Father, we come before you on behalf of MaryLou this morning God we no you to be a healer and we believe in your word that by your stripes MaryLou is healed from the crown of her head to the sole of her feet. Father God we trust your word and you have done it before so God do it again, thank you Lord we praise you father, in Jesus name amen.

  137. Mary Lou, I’m praying for your healing and that God will give you comfort and peace. He’s got you wrapped in His arms.

  138. Praying for you wonderful Gwen and Mary Lou ❤️🙏💐 Thank you so much for the years of blessings through your writing and May God strengthen you and Mary Lou and pour out His healing, peace and love on you.

  139. Dear Heavenly Father,
    I lift Mary Lou up to you and I ask that she and all her family will feel your tangible presence, at this challenging time.
    Father we ask that you will touch her body soul and spirit and as ours is to ask, we ask for healing from this disease for Mary Lou.
    As she and her family “grow” through this time, amaze them all with your goodness.
    We thank you Heavenly Father that you hear us; and we thank you in advance for answered prayer, for we ask it in the precious name of Jesus, by whose stripes we are healed.

  140. Father. I am praying for Gwen and her family as you walk with them thru this journey. As the Master Physician and Healer Jehovah Rapha to touch Mary Lou and bring healing to her. You are a great and mighty God! Thank you!

  141. Dear Heavenly Daddy and Awesome Physician please be with MaryLou. Guide them and continue to help them be in the hands of the physicians and nurses filled with only love and caring hearts. Please just fill MaryLou with peace and joy knowing YOU are in control of this situation. I am begging for this cancer to stop spreading and as of RIGHT now be fully healed so she can use this testimony for many to show how to use and trust you!! If that not be your will then just bring peace upon her and the family. I ask for that and pain to be released from her body. All of this in your Heavenly Name, Amen

  142. May our Heavenly Father heal your mum. May he continue to give her strength, joy and peace during this time. Our God is a great God who can do all things and nothing is to difficult for him. We are praying for all of you.

  143. You got this ! God is watching over you , every step of the way ! He’s the HEALER ! DON’T give up ..He still has a plan for you yet …not done with you ! Pray that you will beat this and your family will continue to be giving you encouragement each day ! 🙏 they would like you around alittle more ! May God Bless you !

  144. We are praying in the greatest of faith for healing for your mom. May He surround her with love and comfort today and every day. He’s with you and loves you.

  145. MaryLou,
    So many of us our holding you in our prayers everyday now and know that the Lord will hold you and give you the strength you need to heal.

  146. Heavenly Father,
    I thank you for Mary Lou and praise you for all the blessings you have poured upon her. We don’t always understand our trials on this Earth, but I pray for your peace to dwell within us. I thank you and praise you for holding Mary Lou and all of us in the palm of your hand!
    In Jesus’ name,

  147. I will be praying for your Mom. May the lord give her new wonders and joys to fill her up during this time.

  148. I am fervently praying for your Mom and your entire family. I lost my Mom to liver cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease July 2020. May God’s healing and comforting touch be with you this day and every day.

  149. My sister is 21 months out with pancreatic cancer that metastasized to her lungs. She is doing chemo and a cancer pill for the lungs. God has blessed her thru this journey. Praying for your family.

  150. I am praying for you MaryLou, and you too, Gwen. Please keep posting updates. We will all be lifting you guys up in prayer with hope and assurance of a blessed outcome.

  151. May the Lord continue his healing in Ms. Eisaman today and the days ahead. I pray he restores her appetite and her strength in Jesus’ name amen

  152. Dear Gwen, I praise and thank God for your husband’s healing. I also praise God for your mom and what she obviously means to you.

    Thank you, Lord, for your healing of Gwen’s husband. I ask, now, that you strengthen Gwen’s Mom as she fights this cancer. Give her courage, please ease her symptoms, help her to have the confidence that You are in control. Draw her close to you and give her peace. Please, also, be with Gwen as she suffers along with her mom. To your glory……..Amen

    In closing, Gwen, I will share with you that my husband, Joe, after 49 years of marriage, passed away 2 years ago. I feel as though I’ve been in the battle of my life, but through the prayers and help of my wonderful family and friends as well as devotions like yours, I’m finally on the road to contentment.
    I also have the support of my sweet daschund, Strudel.
    Thank you and God bless you.

  153. In the name of Jesus, prayers go out to your Mom, for strength and peace.
    May Jesus lift up you all up everyday as he continues to. Be with each and every family member…..🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

  154. Dear Gwen
    Annabelle and I will continue lifting your Mom up in prayers. May she, you and all the family feel and His Divine presence.
    In Christ

  155. Hello – I am so sorry about your mom. My husband was stage four with 6-18 months to live….the cancer was in several places……they started him on Keytruda, an immunotherapy, and he is now cancer free. Maybe you could ask about it. Prayers!

  156. Mary Lou, may you have all the strength of God & these prayers as you go through your treatment. I have seen it for myself, God works miracles! May he fill you with his Spirit & comfort always.

  157. Dear sweet Gwen, I am praying for your mom to receive God’s help and complete healing of the cancer and for you and all of her family to have peaceful assurance of God’s grace. Love you!

  158. I will begin to pray for your Mom and her doctors, as I know first hand how draining this can be. You see, my husband had Whipple surgery back in 2009 (not for PC) and since then there have been many ups and downs. May the Lord bless your Mom with His loving grace and healing. May He give your family the peace and strength to get through this trying time. Sending hugs and love, along with my prayers.

  159. Dear Father God, I pray that Marylou feels your presence each and every moment. Lift her up and carry her through this cancer journey. In Jesus name, Amen.

    Thank you, Gwen, for today’s devotional. Praise not pout!

  160. He is our Healer!! Speak out healing scriptures daily, Read Psalm 91 out loud and put your name in it. I have been on a 7 year healing journey, stage 2b to now stage 4 breast, lymph and now lung and in femur( had a pathological fracture in June. However he is faithful. He encourages with his word and people. He said this sickness is not unto death-claim that for your mom also. He said I will restore health to you and heal your wounds, above all else I wish that you would prosper & be in health
    Praying that now, cling to his word. The water of the word can cleanse us from all sickness…💝

  161. May the Lord sustain you ALL as you walk this journey. I’m praying for a settled tummy, an arrest of the spread and continual peace. I’m asking that the Lord Himself will manifest to her in tangible ways that she may literally experience the peace and incredible, abounding love of Jesus.

  162. May praise continue to be in your mouth as you battle this cancer. There are many praying along with you and your family for healing. God ‘s strength and peace and hope and love be poured out over you MaryLou Eisaman!

  163. May the Lord sustain you ALL as you walk this journey. I’m praying for a settled tummy, an arrest of the spread and continual peace. I’m asking that the Lord Himself will manifest to her in tangible ways that she may literally experience the peace and incredible, overabounding love of Jesus.

  164. He is our Healer!! Speak out healing scriptures daily, Read Psalm 91 out loud and put your name in it. I have been on a 7 year healing journey, stage 2b to now stage 4 breast, lymph and now lung and in femur( had a pathological fracture in June. However he is faithful. He encourages with his word and people. He said this sickness is not unto death-claim that for your mom also. He said I will restore health to you and heal your wounds, above all else I wish that you would prosper & be in health
    Praying that now, cling to his word. The water of the word can cleanse us from all sickness…
    Dawn Diener

  165. He is our Healer!! Speak out healing scriptures daily, Read Psalm 91 out loud and put your name in it. I have been on a 7 year healing journey, stage 2b to now stage 4 breast, lymph and now lung and in femur( had a pathological fracture in June. However he is faithful. He encourages me with his word and people. He said this sickness is not unto death-claim that for your mom also. He said I will restore health to you and heal your wounds, above all else I wish that you would prosper & be in health
    Praying that now, cling to his word. The water of the word can cleanse us from all sickness…
    Dawn Diener

  166. Gwen, praying for your mom. Thanks for giving us all the opportunity to pray for her.

    Dear heavily Father,
    Please wrap MaryLou in your arms today and let her feel your loving warmth in her heart. Help her to feel relief from the pain and sickness she is suffering now. Please let her be to proclaim your greatness and healing to others so we can see your miracle healing in her life. Gwen and MaryLou would be the instruments and inspiration of your work here on earth. Allow them the opportunity to spread your healing praise. In Jesus Name. We pray.

  167. I’m lifting you up in prayer. May his everlasting love strengthen and bring you healing as you dwell in his presence, Sending prayers to you, Ma’am and your family. With love, Sue

  168. Gwen,

    Your posts have always encouraged me, so .I must write and say I will pray to AND praise the Lord for your Mom’s healing! May God touch your Mom’s body and rid her of this terrible disease! May God also give comfort and peace to your family during this difficult time. I pray that His Will is fulfilled and all will be well.

  169. I am praying for healing, peace and love from our Heavenly Father for your mom. The power of prayer is something we should never take for granted. May God Bless you and your family.

  170. I’m adding my prayers for your mom to heal, and to regain her strength. I also pray for her family as they care for her.

  171. “Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed; Save me and I will be saved, For You are my praise.”‭‭ Jeremiah‬ ‭17‬:‭14‬ ‭

  172. My heart goes out to all your family.May Jesus continue to give you his strength and peace at a time like this. Always remember Jesus is the miracle worker and your mom wins no matter the outcome!!!

  173. Abba Father is right beside you, MaryLou, watching over you. He loves you and will comfort and keep you. He will work in all things for your good. Feel His amazing love today.

  174. Gwen, thank you for this morning’s post. Praying for your Mom, for peace and strength to endure of the coming months and ultimate healing. And God’s provision for all yours and your families needs. Praying also for the doctors and staff and those you are around, that they would see Jesus in all of this situation. Bless you sister.

  175. Praying for comfort and the presence of Jesus to surround you. Take comfort in knowing you are a precious child of God and deeply loved.
    Psalm 23:4 …I will fear no evil; for You are with me;

  176. Lord I lift up MaryLou and her family to you ,give them peace in this trial. I pray healing for her and that you surround her mind during this trial. May those on the outside see you in her bringing their curiosity nearer to you. Use this situation for you glory in Jesus name,Amen.

  177. Lifting your mom and your family up in prayer. Praying for strength and peace. It is a blessing to know that you have so many sisters in Christ who are there for each other.

  178. Prayers for your Mom, that God will provide strength and courage to her and your family. That her pain will be lessened and her appetite increased.

    Also sending love and hugs to to you and your family, most especially your Mom. Sometimes it is not just one day at a time but one minute at a time.

  179. Continuing to pray for Mrs. MaryLou that God’s perfect grace will bring healing to her body and peace through these trying times. May he extend this to all that support, surround, minister, treat and love her!

  180. Dear Gwen and Mary Lou,
    I am so sorry that you are having to walk this journey. I am trusting and believing God will be walking with you each step of the way.
    Father God,
    I pray You relieve Mary Lou’s pain, restore her appetite, and rid her body of cancer in Your way and timing.
    I pray this family feels Your Comforting Presence and that they are able to experience moments of joy and see Your glory amidst the suffering.
    May praise for You forever be on their lips. May despair and discouragement stay far from them. Give them the grace and strength to walk this journey.
    Surround them with Your love. May hope and peace flow freely in their hearts and minds.
    In Jesus’ mighty name, I pray,
    Cancer will not have the final word. I don’t know how or when God will use your battle for good, but He will. I have lost my husband, my father, and grandfather to cancer. God has not wasted the tears. He has been glorified. Much good has come from all that pain. Remember God sees your struggle, feels your pain, collects your tears and is right beside you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:8
    Hugs and blessings,
    Ali Kozlow

  181. Gwen praying hard for ur mom. Tell ur mom to put her trust in the Lord. He sees and hears and knows everything Our God is a good and Almighty God ❤️❤️❤️

  182. Heavenly Father, I lift up MaryLou and her family to You in prayer. Lord guide her medical team in setting a plan to fight this cancer in her body. Give her strength when she feels depleted and let her and her family feel your comfort daily.

    Sending love and big hugs!

  183. Prayers for MaryLou continue. May God bless your family Gwen as you praise and wait for God’s mighty hand in this journey. Jehovah Rapha heal her body♥

  184. I am so very sorry Gwen! So many prayers for your precious momma! I know your family has been a light to so many as they’ve watched you praise our Heavenly Father thought it all ✨🙏🏻💫 I’m so glad she had you by her side 😘

  185. What a beautiful devotional! I will definitely be praying for your mom’s healing. When I meditated on what to say to her , please tell her that Jesus said for her to “take His hand and walk with Him.” Will keep all of you in my prayers 💕

  186. Thank you so much for this! I got your email on “Choosing To Trust God” about 30 minutes or so and talk about God’s perfect timing! My aunt and uncle called me some hours before that my grandpa is in the hospital and the way my aunt sounded was nothing like I’ve heard from her before and she’s a woman of Faith. I told them both that God is not done with him yet and we’ve seen what He can and will do! On June 12th, my daughter turned 9 years old and on that day she had emergency surgery due to appendicitis and her appendix erupted. She became sceptic, extremely low blood pressure, couldn’t hold anything down, and she had this smell coming over her. I honestly thought it was just something that could be treated at home at first cause she was just acting like it was a stomach ache or something mild until it got worse early that Monday morning and she had a horrible smell to her. I rushed her to the hospital and the doctor said that her appendix erupted and she was getting worse fast. They said the reason for the smell was because she was rotting from the inside out and her appendix had erupted days before. They said she should have died over the weekend before her birthday, but God had different plans for her. Not only did He keep her safe, but because of her faith in Him, He planted seeds at the hospital and showed how mighty He is through such a tiny little girl and brought a nurse to Christ! I can go on for eternity and tell you what He’s done for me and my 6 wonderful children, even raise my now 2 year old from the dead from COVID last year and the doctors couldn’t understand what happened but it was All Jesus, but I know that I serve a mighty God and through Jesus Christ, He’s going to heal my grandpa and your mom in every way and for eternity! No matter what, do not lose faith in Him cause He will never fail us, nor leave and forsake us. I’m praying for you and your family; God bless always and remember….no matter what 🎶It Is Well, It Is Well With My Soul!🎶🙌🏻💖😇

  187. What a privilege to join in prayer with you Gwen and your mom. Marylou and family for healing and continued blessings. In Jesus’ Name!!

  188. Gwen I’m praying for your Mother and family. God is able and willing to do the impossible. I will continue to praise and trust God for your mom’s healing with you.

  189. Dear Mom, This roller coaster you are on will end. The attendant that securely locked you in will be there to make sure you get out the right way and exit with a thrill of having done it. Your thrill will be eternally marked in your heart. I pray that your health even just a little will improve today and you will be able to praise our Lord for the “ride” you have before you. And the Lord says,, “Now go and enjoy your day. I’ve got this!”

  190. These truths have comforted me in times of need: God goes before me as the shepherd leads his sheep, God is sovereign and nothing touches my life that He has not in love and for His divine purposes permitted, and with His permission is His provision for all needs. He has numbered every day your mother has here on earth and they will be accomplished. May your mother rejoice in the comfort and mercy of our Father. I often come before Him calling upon his names as creator, the God most high, the God who sees, the God who provides, Lord, I AM, our healer, our righteousness, our shepherd, our peace, the one who sanctifies us, our peace. He is a very present help in the time of trouble and our hope which does not disappoint. My prayers for your mom and your family. You are loved.

  191. Greetings,

    As children of God, healing is the children’s bread. He told us in his Word by his stripes we are already healed we just have to receive it by Faith. There is a book by Norvell Hayes Confessions brings Possessions please read it I know it will be a blessing. Keep confessing you are healed in the name of Jesus and read some healing scriptures and watch God work.

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