Anne Graham Lotz has given an update on her health situation after having surgery for breast cancer. Earlier this month, Lotz revealed she had the illness in a powerful blog post, in which she wrote that the cancer battle ahead was simply “the Refiner adding fuel to the fire in my life.”
In her most recent update on Facebook, Lotz, who lost her husband to a horrific drowning accident three years ago, said that she was praising God for all the prayers that have been poured out for her at this time.
“All went well. Cancer seemed contained with none apparently in the lymph nodes,” she wrote after getting out of surgery. “Praise God! I stayed overnight and returned home this morning. Thank you for your prayers. God has poured out His blessing. I’m at peace with joy and expectancy that this is a journey He wants me on. I love following the Shepherd!!”
Anne’s brother, Rev. Franklin Graham, also gave an update on his sister’s wellbeing, again asking for healing prayers.
“I want to thank everyone who prayed for my sister Anne this week as she had surgery for breast cancer,” he posted on Facebook. “We thank God that it went well. She is at peace, safe in the hands of God. The Word of God tells us, “Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).”
Graham Lotz has previously reflected on the extraordinary coincidence of receiving her diagnosis on the anniversary of her husband’s death.
“On the afternoon of August 17, 2015, between 3:00 and 3:30, as you may know, I discovered my husband, Danny, unresponsive in our pool,” she wrote. “Two days later he was Home! Three years to the day, on the afternoon of August 17, 2018, at the very same time of day…3:00 to 3:30…I was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I realized the strange “coincidence” of the timing, I came to the chilling conclusion that it was an assignment from the enemy.”
Despite feeling fear and trepidation at the moment of hearing those awful words, Graham Lotz said she then sensed God’s presence with her and felt the Spirit lead her toward a powerful truth.