My Rescue

My Rescue

Psalm 107:17-22


The Rebellion

I was a fool
Rebelling against God
Going my own way.
Away from Him I trod.

The Suffering

The suffering was awful.
There was no hope.
Hating life itself,
I couldn’t cope.

The Cry

Crying out to God,
“Oh, hear me now.
I’m sorry for my sin.
To You I bow.”

The Rescue

He rescued me
Out of my distress.
He lifted me up
From all the mess.

The Word

His Word He sent
Speaking to me.
Touching my heart.
Setting me free.

The Healing

I was healed –
Mind and soul,
Physically and spiritually.
He’s in control.

The Thanksgiving

Thanking Him always.
Changed inside.
Forever more
With Him I abide.

The Telling

I tell others
What He did.
Singing for joy,
My sins He rid.

— Charles B. Mayes

My Rescue © 2019 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

Graphic: – ”As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ ” (Holy Bible – Acts 17:28)






I Receive It


I Receive It

He does the job
Of fixing the plumbing.
A gospel song
He is humming.

When he is through working,
We settle up with him.
He receives the money,
A fair sum, not based on whim.

But, he tells us he’s been gravely ill,
At death’s door has stood.
He asks for prayer to
Regain health completely – good.

After prayer is offered in Jesus’ name,
I still remember his words as he sits,
With belief of answered prayer,
Raising hands, he says, “I receive it.”

When people pray for us
Do we restfully receive?
God may give more than a “fair sum” –
Abundance, when we believe.

— Charles B. Mayes

I Receive It © 2016 by Charles B. Mayes. All Rights Reserved.

God gives us many answers to our prayers, but just as a present given by a friend, we must receive them!

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