When God Shakes You

Been a whole lot of shaking going on around here.

Throughout my whole blogging experience I haven’t mentioned much about my dear husband. He wants it that way.

I am overriding his opinion. I love him, respect him, and honor him but right now I need the entire Body of Christ pouring our prayers for my MAN!

This week we found that there was a mass in Kevin’s body that shouldn’t be there. It was causing lymph nodes to swell along his L2 in his spine causing great discomfort. It all starts in his testicles. The swelling of the lymph nodes dear the spine continues in his abdomen and wraps around his aorta.

This was not part of our plans.

We are facing this tumor head on with the Promises that God has given us in His Word. God is still in the healing business. This family knows this first hand. We have seen miracles before and know that God will do it again.

We got the report the other day that this type of tumor is CURABLE! That was miracle number one.

We are headed Friday to Atlanta at Emory Hospital to meet with the best urologist in the state! (Miracle number 2!) I would like to ask everyone to pray. Whether I know you or not.

Tonight, when I went to the hospital to pick up all of our records of all the numerous tests we have had performed in the last 3 days, I even told the tech if He believed there was a God, I needed him to pray.

God is up to something pretty big with this one guys! I know it. All I hear is Him say, “I’ve got this one!”

How are we holding up? Well, how would you hold up? We have good moments and bad. We cry and we scratch our head. We hold our hands up high in Praise to our God who is Almighty. We crumble into the hands of our friends that are holding us up right now.

It’s real.

At the feet of Jesus reading scripture, listening to podcasts, and playing my Jesus music is where you will find us. I hope you will go there too.

I will continue to post on the blog because it is what I know. If you know anyone that would like to receive any updates, then please send them to this site (amygking.com) and sign up to receive any updates through their email. They can do this at the top right of the page. Feel free to post your comments here. It will be great encouragement! Handling everything through Facebook and text just isn’t feasible. I will update here for right now.

How can you pray?
* TOTAL Healing – God knows all the details.
* protection as we head to Atlanta
* wisdom for the doctors, nurses and even administration staff as we meet with them
* protection over family staying at home with the girls. Their strength, and Peace.
* Angels to surround us where ever we go.
*Pray without ceasing as the Holy Spirit leads you.

Yesterday morning, as I sucked the fibers of the carpet and spent time at the feet of Jesus I played this song. It gave me great strength! God is so good how He provides music months in advance to help. He showed me this song several months ago and you could hear it playing all throughout our house by our girls.

How are they doing? Fabulous! Faith filled little beings that are stronger than I. Keep lifting them up too!


  1. Love and prayers to you and your family Amy! So encouraged that this type of tumor is curable, praises to Jesus!

  2. Man guys….God is up to something big…He wouldn’t allow All that is happening unless He had some major stuff for you in the future. Conforming you to be like Jesus. So we pray!

  3. Girl, you know I’m praying with you!! The first thing I thought when I heard was “God’s got this!” Then I saw that you said the same thing in this post! Love you!!

  4. We love you and Kevin. We are praying that for God to be glorified through this entire process and I KNOW His light will be taken to every person and place you touch while walking through this trial. Persevere and Love. And remember “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts” God is before all things and all things hold together in Him.

  5. Amy,
    I’m sorry to hear you are all going through this. I will certainly keep you guys in my prayers. They did a wonderful sermon series at my church, Northpoint Community Church (Andy Stanley’s church), and the title of the series is Climate Change. The very last sermon of the series was last week, & was preached by Jeff Henderson. It’s called “Storm Clouds.” It should be available to view for free on our church website. It is about facing difficult times & choosing hope. I think you would enjoy it.
    Love ya,

  6. Praying for Kevin, you, the girls and everyone you come in contact with — I am thankful that I have gotten to meet you in person and speak with you some. I love the Jesus I see in your heart 🙂 and I can’t wait to hear how He brings y’all through this!

  7. Amy, praying that God will touch Kevin and remove any trace of a tumor or swollen lymph nodes. Praying that the healing hand of God will baffle the doctors and bring glory to His name! In the meantime, I pray that the Holy Spirit will wrap you in peace and enclose you in love. God IS our strong tower, and He is able! With man, it is impossible, but nothing is impossible with God!
    Love you, girl!

  8. Hi Amy, I’m so sorry for what you and your husband are facing. I’m certain, however, that God is faithful and with your family every step of the way. My prayers are with each of you.

  9. Tell Kevin I remember that he prayed for us at the moment we needed it, it’s only right that I get to return the favor. That’s what friends are for, that’s what brothers and sisters in Christ are for. This is where we do our work. Praying for you all. Love y’all. God never gives us more than we can bear, it’s true. But sometimes, He takes us to the edge of it and dangles us off by our fingernails. But when He pulls us back up we are not the same person. We are stronger, better equipped for service and more like Him than we could ever become any other way. I’ve had to live it. You have too. Praying for strength, wisdom and courage.

  10. You, Kevin and your family have my prayers for strength, comfort and healing. He is the ultimate doctor with the blueprint for out lives. Much love, Justin Anderson

  11. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future!! Jer 29:11 God’s word is life and the blood of Jesus covers all sickness and disease! We will be praying for your entire family, claiming healing for Kevin and protection and peace for all of you. God wants you to have the desires of your heart and we stand in agreement with you for your miracle!! Love & Blessings!! Sherry & Paul Zipperer

  12. Praying for your whole family. I know this wasn’t in your plan, but praise be to God who already knows. Bill and I will be dedicated to prayer through this storm you are facing. I extend my heartfelt love and continued prayers.

    The Lord bless you and keep you;
    the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
    the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.
    Numbers 6:24-26

  13. Sweet Amy, praying you feel the snug embrace of our Savior today as you and Kevin are at Emory, and as you wait on the results. I’m standing with you and declaring, “In Jesus’ Name, this mass be gone!!!”

    God is mighty and near.

    Much care and many prayers. Love, Sam (from P31)

  14. Amy, I don’t know you but your post brought me to tears. I will be lifting Kevin, you and your family up in prayer constantly! We know the power of prayer first hand. God knows what we need even before we ask but he wants us to ask Him anyway. Through this post there will be many, many, people flooding the gates of Heaven with prayers on your behalf. How awesome is that!

  15. I am praying with hopefulness and anticipation of God’s mercy and healing. Thank you for sharing your heart and your faithfulness.

  16. Amy, praying for complete healing for your husband!! My husband also had cancer 3 1/2 years ago & will celebrate 3 years of remission next month. We were told that if we had to choose a cancer, this was the one to have. It’s curable now, but 25 years ago was terminal. It was still very scary because his version was aggressive & his tumor was very large. Like you, we had many prayers on our behalf & we could feel them! I wouldn’t wish it on anyone but in hindsight it was such a blessing! It really changes how you view things & gives you a whole new appreciation with life. We knew God had a purpose for giving us that journey. If God takes you to it, He’ll get you through it!! Praying for peace & comfort for all of you & healing for Kevin!!

  17. Praying for a complete recovery for your husband. Praying for God to give the doctors and staff wisdom to know the perfect treatment. I am a wife and mother of 5 and I can’t think of anything better than feeling the arms of christ and his followers in prayer for one another so thank you for this opportunity to pray for your family! Take care

  18. I will keep you and your beautiful family in my prayers. Take it one step at a time. He is carrying you right now….let go, and let God. Call me if you need anything.

  19. Isaiah 41:10

    New American Standard Bible (NASB)
    ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
    Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
    I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
    Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

    I’m praying for you. I just found out I have cancer also (melanoma)… I know how scarry it can be, and I understand what you say here….

    “Well, how would you hold up? We have good moments and bad. We cry and we scratch our head. We hold our hands up high in Praise to our God who is Almighty. We crumble into the hands of our friends that are holding us up right now.
    It’s real.”

    this is my experience also. God shook my world almost three years ago also when I received a diagnosis of a congenital heart defect that required immediate open heart surgery. God worked miracles in that, and He will work miracles in this as well.

    Continue to look to Jesus and not to the cancer. God is working things out far more wonderful than we could ever imagine. Be strong in the Lord and in His Mighty Power… in your weakness He is strong. Bless you, Carla

  20. Dear Amy, I will continue to pray for complete healing for Kevin. God is sovereign! We all love you dearly.

  21. Amy, I will pray for you, Kevin, your girls….I will call upon Him on your behalf, He who is mighty to save. May He continue to bless all of you and hold you ever so close as He walks you through this valley.

  22. Amy, So glad you sent this this morning. Was going to text you but found this first…I began praying Psalm 103 1-5 for you guys this AM. Praise Him because HE: forgives, HEALS, redeems, crowns, satisfies and renews. I know we will all have our faith increased as we pray you through this journey. Thank you for the song, it is powerful.

  23. I am praying with you! I will be lifting you up!! May our loving Father surround you will peace that passes understanding, comfort, and rest in Him. We love you.

  24. Dearest Amy – Prayers for your precious family. We are in agreement with complete healing for your sweet husband and peace for all of you as you go thru this. Our God is an awesome God!

  25. Amy, I followed the link from Proverbs 31 Woman and “met” you for the very first time, but I have to tell you: what an encouragement that you are being vulnerable in your pain, sharing your certainty that He is in control and your faith that His plans are better than yours even if you can’t see it right now. I have no doubt that He will be glorified in your family’s story at some point in the future, but, sister, He is ALREADY being glorified in your trial because of your openness, vulnerability, humility, and obvious submission to His will!! If your children and husband are blessed by your attitude as I am…wow! I’m praying you are able to feel His presence and rest in His love for you…as well as for total healing, guidance for everyone involved in Kevin’s treatment, and that you’ll consistently SEE the fingerprints of God that are all over you and this situation. You are loved!

  26. Amy, we have never met but I feel as if I know you and your family. I am Cynthia’s sister and she sent word to us at prayer meeting Wednesday night about Kevin’s medical status. God is so good. He will see Kevin, you and your family through this. I am lifting you up to one who can do all things and through him all things are possible.

  27. Amy I found you on FB under the P31 post! May the God of all good things rain down His healing touch over your husbands body! May the doctors and all who cross your path know who it is that you trust and look to for this healing! Oh Father God you are mighty and powerful to show yourself. You do not waste our suffering, but use it to glorify yourself. May it be so!!!

    Psalm 139
    For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

    1 You have searched me, Lord,
    and you know me.
    2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
    you perceive my thoughts from afar.
    3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
    you are familiar with all my ways.
    4 Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.
    5 You hem me in behind and before,
    and you lay your hand upon me.
    6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too lofty for me to attain.

    7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
    Where can I flee from your presence?
    8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
    9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
    if I settle on the far side of the sea,
    10 even there your hand will guide me,
    your right hand will hold me fast.
    11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
    and the light become night around me,”
    12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
    the night will shine like the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

    13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
    17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
    18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand —
    when I awake, I am still with you.

    All along the way you will see His hand at work. You already have! We are His light in the darkness and I pray your faith will light the way for all who cross your path and that those who do not know the LORD will witness a great miracle of God’s healing!!

  28. P31 is standing in the gap and lifting you both in prayer today and the days to come!

  29. Found out via Proverbs31 and She Cooks….I prayed for you all and especially that our Almighty Healer would give healing to your husband. We are all one in Him so today I have learned of a new sister (and brother) who needs to be remembered in my prayers. Sending love and prayers from California.

  30. Praying for complete healing for Kevin, for strength and peace for your family, for wisdom for the doctors and nurses, and believing that God has this!

  31. Praying so very much for you and your family. God does “got this”. I am sending all my prayers, love, and strength to you, your family, and his health care providers.

  32. Amy, tears fill my eyes I read your blog. Please know that Brent and I are praying for you and Kevin. Absolute total healing!!

  33. Amy, I am praying with you and your husband. Let God be God and every man a liar! Please keep us posted.

  34. I am praying for Kevin. I am not here by accident. I have experienced miracle in my life and I believe the same Go dis in control. I expect miracles to follow one after another as you already started experiencing them. Please keep in touch and update on it. God’s healing hand be upon him. Amen!

  35. You should be in the 1:00 p.m. appointment now. I have chill bumps and am continuing to pray and seek God’s perfect healing!!! Love and blessings!!!

  36. Praying for miracle after miracle! Our God is all powerful and omnipotent! I will be praying for His healing touch!

  37. Amy I am praying for Kevin and you both. So sorry you are going through such difficulties but know that God will use them for your good and to glorify Him. Know that is something you already know! So very thankful that you both know the Great Physician personally and know He will walk you through this journey. Love you.

  38. Keeping you and your sweet family close to my heart and praying for complete healing.
    “Trust me in your times of trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory.” Psalm 50:15

  39. His hands are the most capable hands! Find strength in them. Prayers for Kevin, you, your family, great physicians put in your path by God and for friends and family that help hold you up.

  40. Amy, I know I don’t know you, but reading about your husband…it reminded me of my husband. In June of 2009 (the 26th – some things you never forget), he had to be rushed to the ER. His gall bladder was in bad shape and there was a stone trapped in the pancreatic duct. Needless to say, the doctors didn’t remove that stone which put my husband into a coma for 6 weeks. We also have two small boys which were ages 3 and not quite 1 at the time. The doctors told me there wasn’t much of a chance for him, as the gall bladder had created sepsis in his belly. He also developed pneumonia and they placed a trachyotomy. It was so hard, as I know your situation is just as hard. I would wake up every morning and tell myself “I’m a rock, and I’m standing on THE ROCK!” just to get through the minutes. God saved my husband, brought him back to us, though he has still fought with chronic pancreatitis and now diabetes. I know that your husband and you and your girls will make it through this. God is holding you in His hands, breathing His breath on you and your family. My family and I will be praying for you all, and I’m excited to see what God’s going to do!

    Tina A. Davis

  41. Prayers for you and your sweet family. That is the greatest gift any of us can give you right now!

  42. Amy, I am so sorry to hear about Kevin, but I too, believe God is still in the miracle business! Rachel and I will be praying for healing for Kevin and strength your family.
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” Jeremiah 29:11

  43. Amy, I am standing with you and everyone else praying for Jehovah Rapha, God the Healer, Who is the same yesterday, today, and forever, to do a mighty healing work. I pray for every ounce of this cancerous tumor to be rooted out by the power of the Holy Spirit and for his entire body to be cleansed by the powerful blood of Jesus. I pray for God to pour out His Wisdom and Knowledge on every doctor, nurse, radiologist, and technician who deals with his case. I pray for God’s love, mercy, and grace to fill you both to overflowing so that you can pour it out as you meet people along the way. May you know the true physical presence of God 24/7. I ask all of this in the powerful, healing name of Jesus. Amen.

  44. Oh Amy, I am storming Heaven’s gates on Kevin’s behalf. Asking Jehovah Rapha – our Healer – to place His hand of power over Kevin’s body and heal him from the inside out. Asking Jesus to wrap your hearts in His mercy, grace, comfort, peace, strength and might as you walk this path. He has gone before and is there with you each. Beside you. Behind you. Within YOU. I also know Jesus is going to use you and Kevin in mighty way to bring His light in each place you step your feet. I pray that you experience His closeness in ways you have never known and see His Divine appointments at every corner. We love you friend – so much – and we love your family like our own!!!

  45. Praying for protection, strength, and healing, in Jesus’ name! Drew is praying for Shiloh too:)

  46. Amy, Jim and I started praying this am on our trip to Mississippi and have just prayed for your peace of mind and God’s healing hand on Kevin. May God also wrap his tender arms around your sweet children and of course both of your families. Your family is special to Jim and I and we know that our God works miracles everyday. Much love too you all. Moniquexoxoxoxo

  47. David and I are praying for you, Kevin, your girls, both your families, and the doctors…we love you both very much and know that God is in total control and He WILL be there to comfort you through this journey…<3

  48. Hello Kevin, please let this be the time that you won’t over analyze the situation at hand. Being a child of God, just “Trust and believe in Him. Trust and believe He will answer your prayers. Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry, and Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all of their trouble. Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. God bless you and your family and yes Amy God is still in the business of working miracles. My prayers are with you always my brother and the King family.

    Mark Holmes

  49. Amy, I am praying for you and your family! I have been subscribing to your blog for quite awhile now and will make it a priority to read each post as soon as I receive it so that I can continue to pray for your needs. Bless you in Jesus Sweet Name! Pam Mosher

  50. June 6, 2006 my husband went for a sonogram to confirm a kidney stone. It did, but also revealed a large mass on his kidney. Our world was turned upside down with one phone call. It turned out to be a very rare and aggressive cancer. I pray for you that you will find comfort in the messages and feel God’s love every step of the way. I saved the messages that people sent us calling them hugs from Jesus as that is what they felt like. I will be praying for you and all involved.


  51. Praying for him, you, the kids and the rest of the family. I too have been there with a husband seriously sick and not knowing what the future holds. If you ever need to vent or talk I am here for you–we do not know each other but that does not matter–your family is carrying a huge builder that is too much f or the family alone–you need prayers–you nee connectedness with others. and that is what we are called to do.

  52. Amy, Kevin and your three Princesses,
    Our Lord would never let anything happen to you if He didn’t know you are prepared to fight against it, sometimes we hear people crying for their illnesses or any other problems they have, it is great to find families like yours that are so close to prayers to God and that wait on Him for an answer. I pray the Lord so that He sends you His Holy Spirit to give you the strength to go on and so that He blesses the doctor hands for him to help Kevin get better as soon as possible! God Bless You All in His Divine Will! Roberto

  53. I am sorry to hear this, Amy. But you are right: God’s got this!! I have paused and prayed today. May the God of All Comfort uphold you while Jehova Rapha goes to work.

  54. Amy, I am praying for you, Kevin and the girls. Jehavo Rapha has this under control. Your family will smile on the other side of this storm and continue to sing about God’s mercy, power, and grace when Kevin comes home fully healed! Love, your sister in Christ, Tatia

  55. Amy I shared with Kevin Psalm 118 the morning you were leaving for Atlanta. The Lord put that Psalm on my heart for Kevin and your family. I am continuing to pray and believe as Psalm 118 reveals. I encourage all to read it and to continue praying. We love you all.

  56. I am very much a believer in the power of a testimony. When we speak what Christ has done it is almost as though we are releasing it to be done again. My brother in law just went through almost the exact same battle and two weeks ago we got the report that He is cancer free. During that time my sister remembered the book ” The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom and how in the concentration camp they prayed to thank the Lord for lice knowing he would use it some way. They ended up being able to share the gospel with countless women because the guards were too afraid of the lice. Joining with you in faith that He does heal and that He is going to use your family in a powerful way!


  57. I am praying for your family, for strength, love, support, faith and healing! God is powerful and I pray for His healing on Kevin!! GOD is our strength. He is our hope and he is our refuge. He is our SAVIOR!!!! Thanks be to GOD!!! I love y’all, Leslie strickland

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