Let the Weakling Say I Am Strong

You are the One LORD –
Only You –
You heal the sick –
You make the weakling strong –

You are the One LORD –

Only You –
You make the
Elderly clap his hands

You are the One LORD –

Only You –
When you speak
Cowardly spirits run
You – LORD – are the One
Only You

By Carol Ann Hoel © August 4, 2011


Joel 3:10 – The Bible (NIV) – Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, “I am strong!”

Psalm 47:1-2 – The Bible (NIV) – Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. For the LORD Most High is awesome, the great King over all the earth.

Psalm 103:1-5 – The Bible (NIV) – Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

James 2:19 – The Bible (NIV) – You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder.

Johannes is doing better and getting stronger. It seemed that there was almost no progress for a long time. Now he seems to be getting in touch with his muscles again. I am rejoicing and hoping to be able to take him home soon. I’m not sure what soon would mean, but I want soon to be soon. I’ll trust God and wait. Thank you all for your prayers, which have brought about this blessing.

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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28 Responses to Let the Weakling Say I Am Strong

  1. Wonderful news about Johannes. There is One who writes the story of our lives…


  2. Yvette says:

    I prayer that soon is SOON…Take Care x


  3. Bonnie says:

    I’m so glad to hear of improvement, Carol Ann – albeit a slow one. Prayers still going up for you daily, my friend. I hope he will be able to come home with you very soon. Many blessings to you and Johannes…


  4. Like the balloons. Refreshing to have joy when speaking of God instead of fear of his alleged wrath.


  5. planejaner says:

    Carol Ann–
    what encouraging news. sometimes things move at a snail’s pace…yet we must remember God’s in charge of the snail! 🙂
    I have been praying for you and Johannes. I know God’s hand is over and around and underneath you both, supporting, comforting, lifting.

    James 1:2-8 (the message)

    2-4Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.

    5-8If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it. Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves. Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way, adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.



    • Thank you for the encouraging words and the scripture. I love Bible verses. God is in charge of the snail. I like that, Jane. 🙂 Thank you for your prayers. Blessings to you, always…


  6. I’m so glad you have given us an update! I marvel at YOUR strength! God is good to keep you and strengthen you for whatever you have to come. Keep your eyes on Him. You’re doing a great job!


    • God is good. He deserves all the praise. Without His mercy and grace, I’d be sad all the time. Jesus is my strength. He gives me joy. My tears fall, but they dry up and are forgotten like dew that evaporates with the sunshine. Thank you for encouraging me. Blessings to you…


  7. Sharmishtha says:

    we all are waiting for that day. i am so happy to hear that he is progressing, hope and pray soon he recovers fully and you both return back to your old life.

    johannes is in our prayers every day.

    lots of love.


  8. So praising God for this progress. Our God is faithful.


  9. lesliepaints says:

    Watching, praying and waiting. I love this news!


  10. Patricia says:

    You bless those of us here reading your words. You are so encouraging–even as you struggle you give to your readers words that lift like eagles wings.


    • Thank you for your kind thoughts and encouraging words. God is good. He is the wind beneath our wings. He is our exceeding great reward. Jesus is LORD! Thank you for your inspirational comment. Blessings to you, Patricia…


  11. jannatwrites says:

    It can be frustrating when things don’t happen at the pace we want them to. I admire how you are able to not lose sight of the fact that God is in control. I am glad Johannes is showing some improvement. Still praying for you both…


  12. Keep leaning on those Everlasting Arms. . . XOXO Paula


  13. I haven’t been commenting, Carol Ann, but I’ve been keeping track of your posts. When difficulties weigh us down, God buoys us up. May both of you find comfort and strength in His everlasting presence. I pray Johannes’ improvement will continue and he will be fully restored.


  14. gloryteller says:

    Good news is a balm for a tired head. (or something…) Thx for the update, sister Carol Ann.
    Prayers continue. In all things, God works for the good of those who love Him.
    Blessings be yours


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