I have named Donald's cancer, "Goliath".
For any of you who are not aware of Goliath, he was a giant warrior in the Philistine army. I think there is some arguments about exactly how tall he was. I have heard he was 6 foot 9 inches and I have heard he was 9 foot 9 inches. In any case, he was HUGE and mean and fierce.
But he was on the wrong side because David was on God's side. That is who fought and conquered Goliath. Fought him with his slingshot and five smooth stones. That part of the story still amazes me. David went to a creek and picked out five stones. It only took one stone to kill Goliath, but he had five. He had a plan and a faith in God.
So, you see why I have named Donald's cancer Goliath. It is on the wrong side of God. We are being given a lot of stones (treatment options) to choose from right now. We are asking God to guide our hearts and minds as to which one to put in our slingshot.
Right before David killed Goliath he said, "This is the Lord's battle, and he will give you to us!" (1 Samuel 17:47 NLT). That is another reason I call this Goliath. This battle is the Lord's. It is His. Every mountain and valley. Every decision. Every day of treatment. Every day.
This battle is yours, Lord. Thy Will Be Done.