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Hope in the Battle

“We were stripped away from anything that we knew and the only thing we could do was go to God. The only thing we could do was go to the Word.” Brain cancer survivor and full-time mom, Jodi Novak, tells us about her journey of walking through a very difficult diagnosis. She is now a long-term survivor and passionate about encouraging others who are in the midst of their own brain cancer battle. Listen in as she emphasizes the importance of seeking the Lord, His Word, and being prayerful in the midst of life-changing circumstances.

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Prayer for life changing decisionsScriptures

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 ESV

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 NKJV

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:20 ESV

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 ESV


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Encouraging words for someone with brain cancerJodi Novak is originally from rural South Dakota. Jodi accepted the Lord in college and she met her husband, Kneil, on a summer mission trip in 1996. Three years into their marriage, in June 2001, Jodi was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer (Glioblastoma). Jodi is now a long-term survivor and she’s passionate about encouraging others who are in the midst of their own brain cancer journey. Jodi’s faith in Jesus Christ and love of community are the driving forces in helping families touched by brain tumors. When not writing children’s books about brain cancer, Jodi is a part-time dental hygienist and a full-time mom to her two busy girls. Jodi has joyfully been involved with Moms in Prayer groups since 2015. She and her family reside in Parker, CO.