He reached down from on high
and took hold of me;
he drew me out of deep waters.
He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
from my foes,
who were too strong for me.
They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
but the Lord was my support.
He brought me out into a spacious place;
he rescued me because he delighted in me.
A Gentle Whisper
It was a gentle whisper
that turned my heart to Him
I was alone and starving
my tears unshed within
There seemed no hope for my life
although I strived in vain
I sought for worldly pleasures
but they only brought me pain
It was a gentle whisper
that caused my heart to turn
For Christ was gently knocking
as I was soon to learn
There are so many starving
and may we always pray
Lord, give us a gentle voice
that we might feed a heart today.
My Twitter profile says,
My faith is not shallow,
because I’ve been rescued from the deep.
Each time someone notices it and comments,
I tell them that maybe one day
I’ll write a book about that rescue.
I was rescued over three decades ago from eating disorders.
It’s not something I talk about much.
But I know that I was not healed to keep it all to myself.
I wrote the above poem a few months after my healing in 1984.
Do you have a story that you’re supposed to tell?
Healing Blessings ~ Wendy
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
Dear Wendy, Blessings. I read Psalm 18 earlier today. Wonderful art and sharing as you wish. Ellen
Thank you, Ellen. Psalm 18 is one of my favorite passages of the Bible. We have such a generous and loving Father. ❀
Hi Wendy.. I was rescued and I have a story to tell.. your post reminded me that that story needs to be finished.. I’ve written part of it. I was thinking about it this morning before I read your post and I think God was affirming that through you. I hope to read your story one day!
Thank you, Alicia. I probably would have died if a Christian co-worker had not humbled herself and shared her story with me when she felt the nudge from God to do so (He comforts us so that we will comfort others). I’d love to exchange books with you one day. Blessings on your writing. ❀
Thank you for sharing, Wendy, how our gentle Good Shepherd looks after His lost ones and brings us back to Him. Thanking God for your rescue! Blessings ~ Laura
Thank you, Laura. Your latest poem comforted me. I love how God uses our brokenness to bless. ❀ He delights to shine through our cracks.
Such a beautiful testimony, Wendy. Thanks for sharing. Love, Iris.
Thank you, dear Iris. xo It’s humbling… but a seed has to fall to the ground before it can grow fruit. ❀
Beautiful, Wendy. Thank you for sharing your heart.
Thank you, dear Shelli. I’m grateful for writers and friends that share from the heart. I appreciate that about you. ❀