Just Ask

Jaw clenched. Teeth grinding. The skin from his thumbs raw. Stomach in knots.

Nerves are taking over.

While Travis and Carrie always, deep down inside, experience the “peace that surpasses all understanding”… nerves can kick in. Taking over your mind. Taking of your thoughts. 

Robbing you of your peace. Even for just a moment.


 Travis typically has nerves of steel. It is what makes him the successful business owner he is. It’s what helps him leap from a plane. It’s what gives him the desire to do it again.

 But now we are talking about the rest of his life…and how long that will be. Time with his wife. Time with his babies. 


And suddenly those nerves of steel begin to…melt. 

Their appointment with Dr. Shroff is at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.  All will be known.

The trial approval.  The CT scan.  The bloodwork.  All will be revealed. 

But there are some things we just don’t know…can’t know.  Despite all they will learn today there is only One who knows the outcome  of all of this. 

And…to be honest…that messes with my nerves.   

I like to know everything.  I like to have all the facts.  All the details.  I like to plan.  Especially when it comes to the people I love.  And so, like you, this is unnerving for me, because I…WE…have no idea what is going to happen.  We don’t know the outcome.

But He does. 

And He is not struggling with nerves.  The One who gives a peace that surpasses all understanding to Carrie and Travis can do so because that is all He has…peace. No nerves.  Just peace.

And so my prayers today are for miraculous test results.  A dumbfounding CT scan.  Baffling bloodwork.  Thumbs up for the trial. 

But just as importantly…that He will grant His peace abundantly.

He has plenty to spare.  He is willing to give.

He wants to calm your…my….The Roberts’…nerves.

Just ask.

11 responses to “Just Ask

  • Felicia Conwell, Kaiser Permanente

    This is my prayer for Travis, Carrie and their family and friends.

    Father, help us to “Ponder anew what the Almighty can do” as we trust You to do the impossible. Help us not to ponder our problems, but instead to pray for Your will to be done in our lives and those we pray for. Your assure us throughout the Scriptures both by teaching and example that “Nothing is impossible with God.” We want to fully trust You to do the impossible. Amen.

    Travis & Carrie, just know that God is working it out for you!

  • John Pettit

    “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.” Jesus

    Fasting and praying today, Trav.


  • Donna

    Sending Hugs and Prayers!! Please know that the power of prayer is with you from hundreds of people who are following your journey! We admire your determination and surround you with love!!


  • Ches Riley

    Praying and pulling for you today (and always). Hang in there, buddy!


  • Jonathan Maguire

    Thinking of you. Praying for you. May his joy fill you, and may you find peace in his amazing grace.

  • mommajane59

    Praying for you. Take comfort in knowing that God has this under HIS control. HE is trustworthy.

  • Katie

    Thinking and praying for you guys daily!

  • Jason Mashburn

    We love you lots.

  • Kim E. Athens, GA

    I have been following your story from Athens town since the college gameday campaign and I’ve been praying incessantly since. The concretefaith posts are amazingly written, and I’m anxiously awaiting any and all updates. Praying always…God bless!

  • Molly Loehrer Ketcham

    Thanks, K for another beautiful, prayer-provoking piece. Thinking of Carrie and Travis and praying as I go about my chores.

  • Clark G. Hutchinson

    You all are not only in our thoughts and prayers but in our hearts. God has a plan and regardless of the results of this day, His plan marches on. Hide in the Lord for He has the sufficiency for every need you can even
    think of. “Boston Strong” – No! The LORD STRONG! – Yes! Clark Hutchinson

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