Song for the Suffering

It’s been a difficult week learning to manage the side effects of my chemo treatment last week. Below is a song that I’ve been listening to that brings my heart great comfort.   (If the video does not appear click on this link to view in YouTube)  Though You Slay Me; Shane & Shane


I come, God, I come
I return to the Lord
The one who’s broken
The one who’s torn me apart
You strike down to bind me up
You say you do it all in love
That I might know you in your suffering

Though you slay me
Yet I will praise you
Though you take from me
I will bless your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the one who’s all I need

My heart and flesh may fail
The earth below give way
But with my eyes, with my eyes I’ll see the Lord
Lifted high on that day
Behold, the Lamb that was slain
And I’ll know every tear was worth it all

Though you slay me
Yet I will praise you
Though you take from me
I will bless your name
Though you ruin me
Still I will worship
Sing a song to the one who’s all I need

Though tonight I’m crying out
Let this cup pass from me now
You’re still more than I need
You’re enough for me
You’re enough for me

Glimmers of Grace:

*My family and Justin’s family who have stepped in and served us so well..helping in so many ways but mostly loving on and caring for my children while I cannot.  They are a blessing and I don’t know what I’d do without each one of them.

*A precious visit from my sister who loved on me.  I cherished every minute.

*All of you, our community – friends, family, church family,  and friends in Northeast Columbia, out of town friends,  friends from the past….we feel so surrounded by love and support.  Whether it’s a card, a thoughtful gift, a Facebook message, a meal, a text, a comment on the blog…nothing goes unnoticed and every single gesture is so appreciated. THANK YOU for how well you are loving and serving our family

*The Lord provided me with enough energy to make it to my wig fitting on Monday and I found a really cute wig that looks like me and I feel good in.  I’ll post a picture sometime soon in another post. (My nurse expects my hair to begin “releasing” – the word that they use- sometime shortly after my second treatment June 3.  In the midst of the physical hardship of this past week, the hair thing feels much smaller)

*Two precious survivors that reached out to me yesterday at the hospital during my Herceptin infusion, providing me with encouragement.  One of which was a 37 year old who I had a long conversation with and we really connected.

*The Lord has so far spared me from the bone pain that is common with these treatments.  Hallelujah

*My Justin…he’s been amazing.  My children…they’ve been amazing too.


*Pray that God will increase my appetite and strength.  I’ve lost 10 lbs since my treatment which is concerning to my nurse
*Pray that I will be guarded from discouragement as I battle
Why are you cast down, O my soul,
and why are you in turmoil within me?
Hope in God; for I shall again praise him,
my salvation and my God. ~Ps 42:5,6

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me,
my glory, and the lifter of my head. ~Ps 3:3


  1. Continuing to lift you and your sweet family up in prayer daily Brooke. You are amazing!

  2. Jen Clary says

    Hey sweet friend. You’ve been on my heart daily. We are bringing you and yours before our precious Father. I love this song. I can’t get through it without crying. I read recently that it was written by Lauren Chandler during her husband’s (Matt) battle with a brain tumor. The words of Piper in there just wreck me. Love you. Jen

  3. Carmen Roberson says

    “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
    I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
    When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you.
    When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
    When you’re between a rock and a hard place,
    it won’t be a dead end—
    Because I am God, your personal God,
    The Holy of Israel, your Savior. These are from Isaiah 43 in the Messafe.

    Love you and holding you before Him,

  4. My heart goes out to you and your beautiful family. You are so strong and I know you will continue to shine and bring blessings to all of us through your blog. Can’t wait to see how cute you look in your wig God loves you and has a beautiful plan for you. Hugs, jenifer

  5. Karen Oliver says

    Brooke: I am so sorry that you have been sick to your stomach. My Mom wasn’t nauseated but she didn’t have an appetite. She had the bone pain. I pray that you are not so sick and that you don’t get the bone pain. Ernie and I want to come visit you and bring you some food. I will have him schedule it with Justin. Love you guys

  6. Georgia White says

    Dear Brooke,
    I am good friends with Stefini and her mother, Sandee. They shared this blog with me so I could receive your posts and pray. Just know there is another sister holding your arms up as you fight. I’m sorry this is so hard. May the Lord continue to provide every single thing that you need. Many blessings.

  7. That was just raw and beautiful. Love you, Girl

  8. Joan Graves says

    Brooke, I am praying for you daily. You are in my heart. You have a beautiful faith.

  9. Marsha Ward says

    I enjoyed getting to spend time with you this week! So proud of your strength during this trial season. Sending love and prayers every day!! Love you bunches