The World Turns

The world turns
My heart yearns
For peace and safety
For the ones I love

Days gone by that
Once distressed me
Compared with troubles
Now all around me
Seem small and

My own travails
Seemed larger then
My soul captured
Held in fear
But looking back
You intervened
You healed
You rewarded
You never blamed
Or berated

Come back I say
To them again
But how does one return
To a place having
Never been

Intervene for them
Open hearts
Cleanse eyes
And ears
Abolish fears
For them
Set the Captives free
Oh Mighty Warrior
God of Heaven and Earth
I praise you forever
LORD Jesus

By Carol Ann Hoel © November 15, 2010

The Bible, Psalms 34:6-8- This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them. O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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13 Responses to The World Turns

  1. planejaner says:

    What a nice way to start my Monday…
    God indeed hears…if we but call out!


  2. Jingle says:

    hope you well..

    your words are always touching.
    beautiful images to go with them.
    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Your poem brought to mind Corrie ten Boom’s story of how, when she was in the concentration camp, she heard God say He would bring her back to the home she had lived in. And He did. It seemed impossible at the time.


  4. This is lovely, Carol Ann.


  5. Trisha says:

    a visit to your blog always fills me up with immense peace. Your heart is so full of love for God. Your eyes and words are blessed.

    thanks for being so beautiful.


    • Thank you, beautiful Trisha. There is only one of you on the Earth. God has blessed you with more than one gift of art and made you for praise. Love and blessings to you always…


      • trisha says:

        I am abundantly showered with God’s blessings, I sometimes feel she is partial towards me when she blesses me with friends like you.

        Thanks for entering my life.


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