LORD – I Have YOU to Rescue Me

Grieving is my season – yes – or no –
It’s true my comfort zone has been shattered –
I’ve been robbed by death of the man I loved –
He was robbed of his health – not by God –
By whom or what not sure – But not by God
Jesus gave His life to give us life –
Forgiveness -healing –prosperity –Himself –
The best of our gifts – Jesus Himself – in us
We in Him

God does not thwart His work of grace – Jesus
Paid it all – All to Him I owe –
Someday He’ll trample death for us –
We’ll be there to cheer – No more graveyards –
No more tears – no more grieving widows –
No more wounded hearts – No more ever –
What about NOW – Lord – What next –
I thought you said stop grieving –
I did but –

Why – Lord – should I stop – Why not – You ask –
You’ve given me a space to rest – You say –
I rest – then I grieve – then I rest – then I grieve –
And a space to grieve – You’ve given me –
I want to rest – why can’t I rest –
You stop trusting Me – You say –
You cast your eyes on the storm
That you see coming – Child –
Not on Me –

What should I do – What can I do –
STOP IT – stop it now – You say –
Okay – Lord – I’ll look at You today –
All day – What do I see – JESUS –
Who died for me – Risen – Powerful –
Loving me – Yes – Me – Even me –
Reminding me that He promised me
That blessing He would bless me –
Thank you – Lord

I’m resting – Lord – resting in Jesus –
I think I see a reason to celebrate –
Hope restored – seas calm – no storm –
Thank you – Lord – for teaching me
To rest – Do we have some water
For me to walk on – I’m resting – Lord –
Yes – I remember Peter – He lost his footing
And so will I – but – like Peter – I have
YOU to rescue me –

By Carol Ann Hoel © November 16, 2012


1 Corinthians 15:26 – The Bible (KJV) – The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 – The Bible (KJV) – O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:28-32 – The Bible (KJV) – And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us? He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Romans 4:3-5 – The Bible (KJV) – For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness. Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace, but of debt. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

Romans 4:13 – The Bible (KJV) – For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

Genesis 22:17 – The Bible (KJV) – That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies…

About Carol Ann Ritchey

Life is good because God is good.
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18 Responses to LORD – I Have YOU to Rescue Me

  1. elizabeth says:

    Beautiful post Carol Ann. We may be weeping for a night, but joy does come in the morning. We have so much to look forward to. Love and hugs, 🙂


    • Thank you, Elizabeth. I long for the morning, and it comes everyday. His mercies are fresh everyday. The only way through the storm is through the storm, but we don’t walk through it alone. I appreciate the kind people that continue to meet me in my grief with understanding and encouragement. Blessings to you…


  2. jannatwrites says:

    Grieving is a painful process and in the midst of it, it’s easy to dwell on our troubles and lose sight of God. You’ve got your focus in the right place and He will get you through it. You’re in my thoughts and prayers, Carol Ann.


    • Thank you, Janna. I appreciate your taking time once again to encourage me in my time of loss. It seems when I write, I have only once subject. It’s been that way for a long time, even before Johannes went to heaven. Thank you for patiently being here. Blessings to you…


  3. pattisj says:

    The grief process takes time, it works its way through stages. This is how we were designed, and will come out stronger on the other side–in due time. 🙂


    • You are right, Patti. It takes time. I’m not a patient person, but perhaps I’ll be more patient having walked through this storm with Jesus. It feels like a storm, it terrorizes like a storm, it must be a storm, but Jesus can calm the sea, and He does. But I want out of the boat! Tsk tsk. Blessings to you…


  4. jaynepevans says:

    Resting in the Lord is the best thing to do. Such rest and peace there. It does take time. Some days are good, some are not, but Jesus is there on all days! Blessings to you!!!


  5. Tammy says:

    God bless you Carol. This is such a hard time for grief and I will put you on my prayer list.


    • Thank you for your prayers, Tammy. I am grateful. I’m doing better, but I have moments and sometimes longer times of feeling his absence. I appreciate your stopping by to encourage me. Blessings to you…


  6. Carol, I’m so sorry to hear you lost your husband. May God’s love and strength sustain you. And God bless you for your role as caregiver…a true expression of love.


  7. and God gave him you, an angel without wings who sheltered him in his roughest time.

    i guess its impossible not to grieve after such a tragic loss, with God’s help this season will be over soon!

    lots of love.


  8. take care my dear friend and keep writing. it will keep your mind away from your loneliness and pain.

    will be looking forward to your posts.


  9. http://foreverpoetic.me/author/foreverpoetic/ Mrs. Hoel, Wendell is a man of faith and writes beautiful poetry in praise of the Lord. You will not regret frequenting his blog.


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