I’ll Close My Eyes

This day wears on and finally ends
You are here with me
You never leave

Yesterday’s trial seems less
Troubling than it was or
Am I just tired

I think I spoke away the pain
Writing all the words
Now I see Jesus

Gazing at your face again
I know I’m safe with you
I’ll close my eyes


I’ll close my eyes and sleep awhile
You are here with me
You never leave

Never leave
What else matters

By Carol Ann Hoel © December 1, 2010

Hebrews 13:5 …Be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.



About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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22 Responses to I’ll Close My Eyes

  1. duke1959 says:

    how beautiful. You might like this post I did a couple of days ago. http://duke1959.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/the-only-important-tomorrow/


  2. Tootsie says:

    Wonderful poem 🙂


  3. Just like the psalmist, in times of great trouble you are pouring out your heart in poetry. I wonder if it helped the psalmist to get through his trials.
    Wishing your son freedom.


    • Thank you, Zoe. I love the Psalms because they let me see that I’m not alone in time of trouble, that David, the man after God’s heart, spent much time and effort calling for God to rescue him. Thank you for wishing my son freedom. You chose the right word. Freedom. Blessings to you…


  4. trisha says:

    this one is awesome, so soothing and comforting. thanks a lot for this one carol. i will think of it when i am tired.


  5. planejaner says:

    Carol Ann–
    your words speak to me of such exhaustion and weariness…and how we are renewed by changing our gaze and resting, falling into the promise of Jesus and His love for us…

    that by just…giving up, we are actually giving ourselves back to The One.
    also, I like the cat picture. 🙂


  6. Cindy Holman says:

    Beautiful – couldn’t have said it better!


  7. BSRTQM says:

    A joy to read…. thank you for sharing.


  8. lbdiamond says:

    It’s so comforting knowing God is there all the time!


    • I agree with you. This is one of the most comforting truths I know. It’s the promise I rely on when clouds hide the sun and troubles bury me in doubt.

      Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Blessings to you…


  9. tekia says:

    Carol, love it. I too feel peace when I just lay down and mediate on Him. It makes you feel much more better and refreshed I think. Thanks for sharing 🙂


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