Glory to God!! For the first time in close to 6 months,Australian Darlene Zschech world renowned singer, songwriter, worship leader and speaker led worship again. Here is a little update from her blog :
Hello lovely prayer warriors and dearest friends. I pray you are all doing well!!
I hope you can feel my excitement in this email as I have officially finished my last chemo!! Hallelujah is about the only word that fits at the moment. I am SO thankful that it is coming to an end. Radiation starts this coming week for 6 weeks. I shall be glowing from the inside out. And then thats it. Never again……
Thank you for your continued prayers. On the days where I have felt I cannot do it anymore, I literally have felt the strength of people praying for me. The power of the Holy Spirit to comfort and strengthen has been beyond what I have ever experienced before. Again, I am so thankful for every one of you.
I have had A LOT of time to think, and to think deeply. So much to reflect on and pray about. Yes, this season has changed me….. for the better I pray. I cry easily, not necessarily sad tears, but tears all the same. Even when I’m laughing I end up crying. I think the tears have taken the place of words for the time being. This too shall pass. One day the words to define this season will come. And I pray they bring HOPE to all who hear.
Even though I unashamedly begged for God to heal me BEFORE treatment, He said to me that as I walked THROUGH He would never leave me. This is the truth for all of us today, no matter what you may be facing, even if God feels far away, our loving Father will never leave us or forsake us. I take GREAT pleasure in knowing this beyond a shadow of a doubt. He is with me. He is with you.
So with this little thought I sign off. One thing I am super excited about is that this Sunday PM at our church, I am going to lead worship for the first time since this journey started. Even if its a bit rough and ready, Ieading people to the courts of our God is my greatest honour. I simply cannot wait! His presence truly IS heaven. We will pray on Sunday night for all those needing healing, and for all of you who’ve asked us to pray for loved ones. Yes we shall. Healing, in Jesus name.
OK.. much much love..
Photo: Darlene Zscech (Facebook).