A Prayer Request

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My daughter and her boyfriend are waiting to find out if they have covid-19. Last week, they went to a birthday party for my daughter’s boyfriend’s stepmother. Two days after the party, the stepmother tested positive for covid-19. Her husband, my boyfriend’s father, needs prayer the most. He is in the hospital, in ICU, and on a ventilator. He has tested positive for covid-19 and also for bacterial pneumonia. The pupils of his eyes are unequal and dilated.

For the sake of privacy, I don’t use real names on my blog. I will give you the initials of the people I am asking prayer for. God knows who they are. They all live in Washington state.

My daughter’s initials are: J.E.
My daughter’s boyfriend’s initials are: C.C.
His stepmother’s initials are: P.C.
His very ill father’s initials are: S.C.

Please also say a little prayer for me. My PTSD was badly triggered two days ago. I am better after doing a lot of praying and talking with my husband. But I am disappointed in myself, because I thought my post-traumatic stress was healed better than that. I will probably write a post about it in the near future.

Thank you for stopping by and thank you especially for your prayers. For years, I was an agnostic atheist, because I had gone through so much trauma and I couldn’t understand how a perfectly loving, all powerful, and all knowing God could allow such evil things to happen. But seventeen years ago, after praying and asking God to show me if He is real, I became a Christian believer — because the preponderance of the evidence compels me to believe. What a huge difference my Christian faith has made in my life!

Today I still believe in Christ Jesus as my Lord and Savior, even when everything around me seems to be going wrong. I love the scripture in Habakkuk that talks about this. Here it is, in the King James version:

Habakkuk 3:17-18
17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Amen! God has richly blessed me, both before and after I gave my life to Him on March 11, 2003. But even during times of trouble, I sense that He is with me, giving me the strength I need to get through. And I can definitely see where God has brought good, even out of the very worst things that have happened in my life. No matter what happens, God is good and I trust Him!

Again, thank you for stopping by. God bless you. ❤❤❤

57 thoughts on “A Prayer Request

  1. CynthiaBaileyRug August 9, 2020 / 8:12 am

    Prayers said for all of you! Share an update when you can please? Hugs to you my sweet friend! ❤

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  2. atimetoshare.me August 9, 2020 / 8:42 am

    I will certainly pray for you and your family. I can understand that your PTSD has flared. I know I’ve been more than depressed lately. I think we’re all in a state of anxiety Nothing seems to have a positive ring to it. All the news is negative and we don’t know what to believe anymore. One thing we can be sure of is the consistency of God. He alone can bring a cure for all disease. He alone can give rest to those who ask for it. He alone is our rock and our salvation. Don’t feel guilty about what your/e experiencing right now. You are not alone. The Creator of all things has your back.

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      • atimetoshare.me August 9, 2020 / 9:01 am

        I didn’t mean to make you cry, but you know all these things already and God will give you what you need during these times of great distress.

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  3. Just Jodie August 9, 2020 / 9:09 am

    I’m happy to pray with you all. Very well spoken – the Creator of all does have your back and He wants to very best for you. Xoxoxo

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  4. Invisibly Me August 9, 2020 / 9:44 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry. This pandemic is touching so many lives, it’s so dangerous and it shouldn’t be underestimated. I’ll be thinking of you all and sending lots of positive wishes, and I really do hope your boyfriend’s father can start to see some signs of improvement on the ventilator soon, that’s so incredibly sad  ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

    Caz xx

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  5. Lesley August 9, 2020 / 10:22 am

    I’m sorry to hear this, Linda, and will be praying for you and your family. Be kind to yourself. xx

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  6. Sue Cass August 9, 2020 / 11:24 am

    I’m so sorry to hear your family is suffering and like you said, The Lord is our strength. I’m facing some difficult times myself so thank you Linda for your encouraging words even though you are hurting. Prayers for you and your family.

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  7. Anna Waldherr August 9, 2020 / 12:12 pm

    The verses from Habakkuk remind us that we are all in God’s care, Linda. There is great comfort in that. ❤

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  8. Beth August 9, 2020 / 1:21 pm

    (((((( ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️))))))

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      • bornagain732 August 10, 2020 / 9:41 pm

        How is everyone doing???

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        • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee August 10, 2020 / 9:48 pm

          I just this minute posted an update. My daughter and her boyfriend tested negative for covid. And my aunt died today, she was only a few years older than me. So my emotions are.. kind of numb.

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          • bornagain732 August 10, 2020 / 9:56 pm

            I am so sorry about your aunt! 💔❤️🙏🏻👑

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  9. ibikenyc August 9, 2020 / 2:20 pm

    Oh. Linda ❤

    My heartfelt prayers are going out for all of you.

    I do understand your disappointment in yourself, and it also breaks my heart ❤

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  10. blindzanygirl August 9, 2020 / 4:58 pm

    I am so sorry. Prayers from me. I can vouch for the fact that God gets you through the most dreadful things in life. I would have been dead without God. Be kind to yourself too. Much love to you ❤️❤️❤️

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      • blindzanygirl August 9, 2020 / 5:06 pm

        You are welcome. I understand your reactions. I just pray deeply for the people mentioned, and for you xxxx

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  11. seekingdivineperspective August 9, 2020 / 9:42 pm

    “No matter what happens, God is good and I trust Him!” That’s such a powerful testimony – much more than when we praise Him when everything is hunky-dory. Bless you, and keep us posted.

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  12. Bonnie Roerdink August 10, 2020 / 4:56 am

    Prayers for you and yours during this difficult time. Your faith and trust in God is a marvelous thing especially in the midst of trials. My story is so much like yours. God has truly brought us from ashes to glory. We are what we are because of Him. We are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37.

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  13. hatrack4 August 10, 2020 / 5:34 am

    Regardless of the seriousness of COVID, my wife had bacterial pneumonia a few years ago. That is what dropped her kidney function from the 35% range down to 20-22%, never recovering. So, we will definitely be praying.

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  14. seekingdivineperspective August 10, 2020 / 5:40 am

    Linda, last September I had an opportunity to speak at an event that turned out to be that kind of testimony – telling the audience “No matter what happens, God is good and I trust Him!” while still in the middle of a life-and-death crisis. If you’re interested, here are the posts. May they encourage you as you wait for God’s will to unfold in your family’s lives:

    https://seekingdivineperspective.com/2020/04/17/1107/
    https://seekingdivineperspective.com/2020/04/24/blessed-crisis-boundaries-part-5/

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  15. Holly August 10, 2020 / 12:07 pm

    Sweet Linda, oh how I love the way you describe your relationship with the Lord, and how He has brought good out of all the bad. Amen. What a beautiful relationship it is! I agree with you – how in the world could we get through all of this trauma, pain, struggle, and difficulty without our faith in God? I’d be hopelessly lost, and it sounds you feel the same.

    I am standing in agreement in prayer for the health and safety of your loved ones. 🙏🏼

    Sending my love and healing prayers straight to you and yours.

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    • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee August 10, 2020 / 9:22 pm

      Thank you so much, Holly. I appreciate what you said here, very much. Ordinarily, I would probably have more to say, but my elderly aunt died unexpectedly today and my thoughts aren’t very coherent right now.

      Some good news, though — my daughter and her boyfriend don’t have covid.

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      • Holly August 11, 2020 / 8:29 am

        Aw, Linda! I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Sending comfort and prayers. ♥️ It is wonderful to hear of your daughter and her boyfriend though.

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    • Lady Quixote/Linda Lee August 10, 2020 / 9:25 pm

      Oh, I meant to tell you, your comment was in my spam folder. There’s no reason why it should have been in spam. I’m glad I checked and got your comment posted.

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  16. LaRonda Bourn August 17, 2020 / 1:00 pm

    Prayers for all! And don’t be disappointed (or ashamed) for your surprise trigger. It may just be that your deepest wound is deeper than you thought. Or maybe you didn’t realize that this particular trigger was about something other than you thought. I accepted Christ when I was 12 and have only recently seen God as the loving Abba that he is. I’ve spent most of my life not understanding how he could possibly love me always. For such a long time, I saw myself as the old shirt you’d save to get dirty in, until it got too dirty to wear at all and then it was used for an oil rag and never washed again. We never were that to God, and once we were “washed in the blood of the Lamb”, God has seen nothing but His beloved child!

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  17. blueberrymoon5969 August 30, 2020 / 5:03 pm

    May God bless you and your bravery. There is pain within you but healing like a yellow flower has budded despite all odds. May God pour out more blessing into your life, protect you and your family and bring you unspeakable joy in the times to come.

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