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Jesus Is My Refuge!
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By James Pemberton
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Jesus Is My Refuge!


My soul is broken and my body's achin'.

At times, I feel  

lost and forsaken.


I've tried to serve God

the best I could.

So many of his ways,

I never understood.


Rather then trusting him

 and holding his hand.

 My life is sinking deep

into quicksand!


So many nights, I cried

myself to sleep.

I feel like I'm in a pit 1000 ft. deep.


I cry unto you Lord

to pull me out.

From you... Oh Lord...

I don't want to be without!


By your tender mercy

and unfailing grace.

I trust you to put my life

on a solid place.


This solid place is Jesus!

My rock and foundation.

I've received his free gift of salvation.


He put my feet on a rock to stay.

And his word guides me

each and every day.


A song of thanksgiving is what I bring.

He is my righteousness

 and my everything!


He's always there when I

needed someone to turn to.

He's here right now...

and is waiting for YOU!


By Jim Pemberton   (c) 2016




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Submitted: Friday, September 30, 2016

Last Updated: Friday, September 30, 2016

About the Poet
I and my wife have 4 grown children and currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I've spent much of my life doing volunteer work in the food distribution for the needy among local churches. Many of the poems I've written are a reflection of times of adversity as a reminder of God's love and faithfulness. I've found many opportunities to share my poems with those who are hurting and discouraged. I'm thankful for the reports of many of the poems touching people's lives. I hope that the poems included on Wordchimes will touch and bless your life too!

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