A Gentle Whisper


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.

Psalm 18:16-19


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.

Psalm 18:1 



10 thoughts on “A Gentle Whisper

  1. 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!
    xo Alicia

    • 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. ❀

  2. 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

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