I Fell In Love With My Rescuer

You’ve all heard the story. A girl endures a tragic situation to which a handsome young rescue worker responds and is the one to save her life. Not too long after the incident, they fall madly in love and live happily ever after.

Sounds familiar, huh?

Well today, I’m here to tell you my personal story where I endured a tragic situation and fell in love with my rescuer to live happily ever after– I have no doubt.

If you’ve followed along on my personal social media account for any length of time, you’re probably aware of some of the hardships I have faced. For those of you who don’t, I have been a chronic illness warrior for 8 years and just recently went through a divorce.

You might also know that I have since met an amazing man of God who loves Jesus more than he loves me (which was a prerequisite when I started dating again), and is one of the kindest and most selfless people I have ever met. He’s truly an answer to prayer!

However, you might be surprised to find out that this is not going to be an account of how he and I met. This is a far more precious and significant account of falling in love with the One who rescued me and faithfully walks with me everyday.

You see. When I first started down the chronic illness road or the divorce proceedings, I felt like I was drowning. Everything I thought would be was ripped away in a moment.

I was broken and lonely in both instances. I needed to be rescued from bitterness, anger and hurt. I needed rescue from depression (yes I said the “d” word!). I needed rescue from myself and my own decisions. I plain and simple needed to be rescued– and when I was, I fell in love with Who He is and Who He created me to be in the process.

He is faithful, loving, caring, good, my Father and my best friend. I am His daughter created in wisdom and knowledge beyond human comprehension. I am a chronic illness warrior and a divorced woman worthy to be loved and cherished not only by him, but also by the man He has chosen for me.

I fell in love with Him first. The way He rescued me and promised to redeem my view of love and marriage satisfied a longing in my soul like no other man will ever satisfy.

I fell in love with my Rescuer and it’s been the best thing that has ever happened to me!


Author: Emily Laniak

I am a 28 year young, candle loving, Jesus worshipping, creative entrepreneur, wife and proud dog mom. I am a chronic illness warrior by the grace of Jesus and my heart beats to worship Him.

One thought on “I Fell In Love With My Rescuer”

  1. Beautifully written Emily. You have grown so much spiritually. I truly believe God is using you to help others who have chronic illnesses (me included) and who have suffered from divorce. Your Grandpa and I pray for you daily. God has you in the palm of His hand and I have no doubt will continue to lead you on the path He has planned for you. Hold tight to Him sweet one – He has big plans in store for your future that will show your love for Jesus to all who come in contact with you!
    Love and Hugs!


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