Gratitude for Community in Trials

Sorry y’all,  I have been a bit behind this week for our study. I will keep posting and blog when I can. My health flare up has begun (It starts in Spring and stays until after Summer). But, I will be posting here and on my blog as I catch up. Even the short posts regarding Ephesians will go on both places.

Today and today, we will be starting in Ephesians 1:15. Join me in the reading of His Word.

“That is why I always remember you in my prayers and thank God for you. I have done this ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all of God’s people (Ephesians 1:15‭-‬16 ERV).”

I have been thinking on this set of Bible verses this past week. As we all #StayAtHome these days (except for essential workers who don’t have such a privilege), we are in a very unique opportunity to be thankful for our God, family, friends, and the Church.

I have had quite a few people reach out to me since before such nationwide orders were put in place. Before this, my Mom had major surgery. I am thankful that our Savior Jesus Christ has given me folks to love me so well.

I have had many seasons in my life, where this hasn’t been the case. We are His, friends. Even when we cannot see what He is doing right now, rest assured that our loving God is greatly working on our behalf and showing Him as our Good Father!

What is amazing to me right now is how our community can build up and encourage us in our faith. Even now. One of my biggest nudges of encouragement HAS been you all. I am so thankful for all the love you all have shown me by sticking around. Even when I am in full blown depression and PTSD mode like I have been. You all have KEPT checking on me. Even when I carelessly wrote out the words, “I am fine” – even when I AM ANYTHING but fine.

Our God and Savior Jesus Christ is soo good to us! Keep reaching out and if you need daily or almost daily checking on, let me repay the favor for how you all have loved me in my mental darkness.

Be on the lookout, as I try to think and write on our previous passage from Ephesians (1:11-14). I know, I will have many missed days in the really hot Summer months, so my heart’s desire is to catch up now before I believe the lie of “too much time has passed” and “there’s no point in writing the post now because everyone has long passed that part of the Reading Plan”. Fighting the lies with His truth.

Hang in there everyone!