Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Help for the Asking #1

 COVID restrictions have loosened up in our area. Those restrictions plus long-standing stroke-related issues had dramatically decreased my in-person encounters with other human beings.

Email, Facetime, phone conversations and texting are just not the same as hugs and a good visit.

But peace from worry about how my kids and grands were really doing came through prayers I had encountered as I read through the Bible each year. 

Here's one of my favorites for family and friends when I don't know specifically what challenges they are currently facing:

Ephesians 3:16-21NIV: "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 

"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:16-21NIV

What a freedom from worry to be able to trust God with my loved ones!



  1. Thanks for sharing those wonderful verses. Yes, Covid-19 has caused some difficulties, but through it all God remains faithful.

  2. Perfect! and you are BACK! yay again

  3. Well done. Faith will get us through.

  4. In Christ there is absolute freedom.
    I love these verses and the peace they give me.
    I do hope you will be able to get those wonderful hugs and togetherness soon..we all need that so much.

  5. I really needed to hear this. Today.

  6. Linda, I just wanted to say thank you.
    Your comments on my blog are so encouraging. You definitely have a wonderful flair for writing.
    So glad you are back in Blogdom.