Category Archives: Grief, Pain & Sorrow Poems

Joy Comes On Morning’s Light ~

Joy comes,
to heart’s broken
joy returns
in words unspoken.

Joy arises,
from out of the pits
joy emerges
with strength and grit.

Joy enters,
with peace and calm
joy becomes
the soul’s healing balm.

Joy reaches,
into mind’s affected
Joy arrives
when least expected

Joy follows,
weeping nights
joy arises
on morning’s light!

~~~~~~

Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gulf of Grief ~

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
where the sorrows of this life
leaves us begging for relief.

The hurting soul can’t calm,
or remove the heartbreak
it needs the healing touch
of the One who won’t forsake.

We thirst for healing waters,
for a peaceful resting place
where we can purge the pain
that’s too unbearable to face.

The grieving soul can’t let go,
nor cause the ache to part
only God can relieve . . .
the throbbing in its heart.

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
and only Jesus can bring
the heartbroken true relief!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~03.06.20~

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From The Poem: Through The Valley Of Grief

 


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From The Poem: Healing Waters

 


The Pain of Everyone ~

If I could gather up,
the pain of everyone
all of their suffering
I would pray undone.

I would ask God to mend,
the sorrow and brokenness
to fill each grieving heart
with the joy of hopefulness.

If I could gather up,
everyone’s fallen tears
along with their grief
and all of their fears.

I would ask God to heal,
the despair and anguish
so that in His love
all could forever languish.

If I could gather up,
all the hurt, grief and pain
I would beg Jesus . . .
hurry up and come to reign!

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Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be
any more pain: for the former things
are passed away.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Process of Grief ~

Grief is a process,
time it does not know
it keeps its own rhythm
tis why it ebbs and flows.

It swells like a wave,
rising in your chest
you never know when
it will rise or crest.

Grief is a phase,
time means not a thing
it keeps its own beat
tis why it’s so cutting.

It stuns like a blow,
hitting in your face
you never know when
for one you should brace.

Grief is a transition,
time has no meaning
but, we who trust God . . .
know joy will be coming!

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2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day.

Psalm 30:5

Weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When A Heart Drops ~

When a heart drops,
you can hear it shatter
you can see the break
the fractured matter.

You can hear the crack,
the tear, the rip
you can see it loosing
the hope, the grip.

When a heart drops,
you can see it tumble
you can hear it rupture
as it starts to crumble.

You can see the split,
the chasm, the gap
you can hear the pain
the snap, the gasp.

When a heart drops,
God will catch it . . .
before into pieces
it breaks into bits!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.


King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Gave Me Peace ~

God gave me peace,
the day you died
as into His bottle
my tears I cried.

I knew they’d be safe,
there in His care
for He knew the depth
of my despair.

God showed me grace,
the day you perished
by keeping my hope
in Him nourished.

He knew my heart,
couldn’t handle the break
without His mercy
healing the ache.

God gave me peace
as tears I was sowing
told me His joy . . .
I’d soon be knowing!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 126:5

They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory of my son Glenn Swindell
11.04.1970 ~ 05.17.2013


The Sting of Death ~

 

When the sting of death,
first burned into my soul
I never thought again
I could be made whole.

But God sent to me,
all the grace I needed
as the tide of grief
ebbed and receded.

When the sting of death,
brought its gloomy sorrow
I didn’t think I could ever
face another tomorrow.

But God sent to me,
new rays of hope
filled with His strength
helping me to cope.

When the sting of death,
at first left me reeling
God in His time sent me . . .
inner peace and healing!

~~~~~

Matthew 5:4

“Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.”

King James Version
Public Domain
Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

In Memory of my son
Glenn Swindell
11.04.1974 – 05.17.14


Pain Unimaginable ~

 

God brought into my life,
pain unimaginable
heartache so deep
it was unfathomable.

But, through it I found,
the meaning of steadfast
and onto my joy
I’ve learned to holdfast.

God brought into my life,
sorrow unthinkable
suffering so vast
it was unmeasurable

But, though it I discovered,
the surpassing of peace
and now I understand
why it will never cease.

God brought into my life,
pain unbearable
and now my faith in Him . . .
is indestructible!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:1

“I will love thee,
O Lord, my strength.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Hurts ~

Lord this hurts,
even after all these years
this empty, void space
still brings me to tears.

Like a knife,
my heart its cut through
so I’ll continue to give . . .
this pain over to You.

Lord this hurts,
in every single way
it still is painful
no matter what they say.

Like a vise,
my heart its crushed
so onto You my grief
I will continue to thrust.

Lord this hurts,
it’s more than I can take
only with Your strength
can another year I make!

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Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory
of my son Glenn
1974-2014


Truly ~

Truly ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I know from experience,
God sends us heartbreak
and through it I’ve learned
He truly doesn’t forsake.

Though at the time,
we may think God isn’t near
it’s at that very moment . . .
we must give Him this fear.

For, in the midst of tragedy,
Jesus is also there
and our pain and sorrow
He truly wants to bear.

He takes our sorrow,
and give us more grace
so that our tomorrows
we can joyfully face.

I know from experience,
the breaking of a grieving heart
and now I know truly . . .
nothing can shake my faith apart!

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Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Wept ~

Jesus groaned,
He moaned, He sighed
for that poor woman . . .
He even cried.

He felt the agony,
of sorrows fervent heat
for that poor woman . . .
fallen down at His feet.

Jesus wept,
real tears were shed
for that poor woman . . .
He bowed His head.

For, He too felt,
the pain, the grief
for that poor woman . . .
over death’s disbelief.

Jesus still groans,
moans and sighs
for the heartbroken . .
I’m sure He still cries!

~~~~~~~~~

John 11:32-35

“Then when Mary was come where Jesus was,
and saw him, she fell down at his feet,
saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here,
my brother had not died.

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping,
and the Jews also weeping which came with her,
he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

And said, Where have ye laid him?
They said unto him, Lord, come and see.

Jesus wept.

~~~~~~~

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Should Have Been Crushed ~

I should have been crushed,
by the weight of sorrow
I should have not been able
to face another tomorrow.

I should have been shattered,
from a heart that was broken
I should have collapsed
under words left unspoken.

I should have been held down,
by the heaviness of pain
I should have not been able
any strength to obtain.

I should have been destroyed,
by the bitterness of grief
I should have not been able
to find any peace or relief.

But, God gave me hope,
and my heart filled with grace
tis the only reason today . .
you’ll see a smile on my face!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:13

“A glad heart
makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart
the spirit is crushed.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Song ~

A new song,
God’s put in my heart
of how His mercy
came to do its part.

He took my sorrow,
turned it into hope
gave me the grace
each day to cope.

A new song,
I’m going to sing
so others to Him . . .
my grief might bring.

He’s given to me,
a brand new melody
and for my heartache
joy is now its remedy.

A new song,
God’s given to me
thru grief I’ve a glimpse
of eternal glee!

~~~~~

Psalm 40:3

“And he hath put
a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear,
and shall trust in the Lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

In Loving Memory
of my son
Glenn Swindell


God Heals the Broken Heart ~

God keeps doing wonders,
with broken hearts . . .
He can still heal and mend
all the injured parts.

But, you must give Him,
your heart as it breaks
each little piece of it
and all the little flakes.

God can perform miracles,
on hearts that are damaged
He can undo the impact
where grief has ravaged.

But, you must go to Him,
with a heart surrendered
so He can do the repairs
without being hindered.

God continues to do wonders,
miracles He still performs
for the heart that is broken
He mercifully transforms!

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Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When Grief Takes A Hold ~

When my grief,
takes a hold of me
when blinded by
all the tears I see.

That’s when I call,
on God’s grace
to shine His glory
on my weeping face.

When my pain,
makes me writhe
and I find it
so hard to breathe.

That’s when I call,
on God’s mercy
to keep my faith
in Him sturdy.

When my grief,
starts to surface
I know for my pain
God has a purpose!

~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Through The Valley Of Grief ~

God’s brought me through,
the valley of pain . . .
gave me His strength
for He knew my strain.

He took me by the hand,
lead me through my grief
promised with each step
in Him I’d find relief.

I held on so tightly,
for I thought I’d faint
but God became for me
sorrow’s constraint.

Some days are really hard,
others not so bad . . .
but God comforts me
when I’m feeling sad.

Through the valley of grief,
heartache and mourning
God keeps reminding me . . .
joy will come in the morning!

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Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Comforts the Mournful ~

Some people appear,
strong on the outside
when really they’re falling
apart on the inside.

Some people pretend,
they have it all together
some contend alone
any storm they can weather.

Some people claim,
they don’t need any aid
some camouflage
just how much their afraid.

Some people look,
happy and joyful
some disguise so well
a heart, sorrowful.

Some people are indeed,
strong on the outside
for, God comforts those
who mourn on the inside!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Grief Reliever ~

I have felt grief . . .
smacking me on the shoulder
I have felt it in my gut
hit me like a ten-ton boulder.

I have felt its shock,
just like a lighting bolt
I’ve felt its thunder
deliver stunning jolt.

I have felt grief . . .
punch me square in my face
I’ve felt its torment
my whole body encase.

I have felt its aftershock,
shake up my entire world
I’ve felt its terror quiver
as its pain was unfurled.

Each time I feel the pain,
brought on only by grief
I go straight to Jesus . . .
to give my heart relief!

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Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh
unto them that are
of a broken heart;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Joy ~

Good morning joy,
it’s so nice to see you
its such a blessing
to have you in my view.

Good morning joy,
thank you for greeting me
it’s so nice knowing
today with me you’ll be.

Good morning joy,
it’s a wonder you are here
I know God sent you
to dry my every tear.

Good morning joy,
though I’m still grieving
just the thought of you
is soothing and relieving.

Good morning joy,
it’s so comforting to know
you’ll be following me
where ever today I go!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Losing A Child ~

I’ve been through the storm,
of losing a child . . .
I’ve felt the searing pain
in my heart run wild.

I’ve seen grief destroy,
the lives of those left behind
I’ve seen families become
scattered and realigned.

I’ve seen sorrow up close,
the look you can’t miss
I’ve seen how it leaves
a hopeless, grim abyss.

I’ve seen how heartbreak,
crushes even the strongest
I’ve seen with its callous hold
there is no real contest.

I’ve seen God’s hand,
reach down from above
and touch the broken-hearted
with His healing love!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:8

“The grass withereth,
the flower fadeth:
but the word of our God
shall stand for ever.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

~ In memory of my son
Glenn who died
three years ago today ~


Fading Memories ~

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I still count the days,
since you’ve been gone
to fading memories
I am still clinging on.

They are all it seems,
I have left of you . .
as old photo albums
I cry my way through.

I still hear your laughter,
see those smiling eyes
I still can remember
our last, final goodbye’s.

There isn’t a moment,
that you, I don’t miss
nor is there a second
I don’t feel the abyss.

I still count the days,
since you’ve been gone
and its only by God’s grace
I am able to move on!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh
unto them that are
of a broken heart;”

In memory
of my son Glenn’s birthday


Morning Joy ~

joy_comes_in_the_morning ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Some days its hard,
just getting out of bed
my heart seems as if . . .
it were full of lead.

Pain and heartache,
has it weighed down
as does the heaviness
of wearing sorrows frown.

But, today will be,
a day I will rise . . .
without one tear
welling in my eyes.

Instead I will leap,
right out of this bed
and on Jesus my grief
I am going to shed.

Some days its hard,
to find joy in the morning
especially when your heart
is in a state of mourning!

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Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Goes On ~

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Life goes on son,
though you’re not here
time passes by
year, after year, after year.

There isn’t a moment,
that passes me by
when I don’t think of you
with tears in my eyes.

Life goes on,
day, after day, after day
yet without you around
I’m trying to find my way.

There isn’t an hour,
that passes on the clock
when with God I don’t have
a heart to heart talk.

For God brings me comfort,
my pain and grief He hears
and for you, He’s gathering
all of my heartsick tears.

Life goes on,
though you I can’t see
but, in my heart son
you will always be!

~~~~~~~

In loving memory of my son
Glenn  Swindell
November 11 1974 – May 17 2014


Grief Is Like an Ocean ~

Grief is Like An Ocean ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Grief is like an ocean,
it ebbs in and out
some days are calm
others are a wipeout.

Grief is like a stream,
that keeps on flowing
some days it slows down
others it comes rushing.

Grief is like the wind,
that seems not to ease
some days get gusty
others are but a breeze.

Grief is like a storm,
that can be unyielding
some days are tranquil
others are unrelenting.

Grief is a process,
that defies the span of time
for the loss of a love one . . .
lasts a whole lifetime!

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My Grief Comfort Verses

Psalm 18:2

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress,
and my deliverer; my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust; my buckler,
and the horn of my salvation,
and my high tower.

Matthew 5:4

” Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.”

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will
uphold thee with the right hand
of my righteousness.”

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me”

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be
any more pain: for the former things
are passed away.”

and so many more . . .

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Through The Eyes of Grief ~

Though The Eyes of Grief ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Through the eyes of grief,
I’ve seen the effects of pain
I’ve watched others fall apart
from under its heavy strain.

I’ve witnessed for myself,
the heartbreak of tragedy
I’ve experienced the depth
of its excruciating agony.

Through the eyes of grief,
I’ve seen sorrow’s anguish
I’ve watched mine dissipate
I’ve also seen it languish.

I’ve seen what sorrow does,
in the lives of those grieving
how some turn from God
while others keep believing.

Though the eyes of grief,
I’ve seen what God can do
for I am an eyewitness . . .
of what grief can do to you.

So, if your heart is broken,
under the weight of grief
may you know God is waiting
to bring you peace and relief!

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Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be
no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be
any more pain:
for the former things
are passed away.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sweet Drops of Mercy ~

Sweet Drops of Mercy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Sweet drops of mercy,
on my soul rain
to heal and ease
the ache, in my pain.

Sweet drops of mercy,
sent each day anew
to swaddle my sorrow
in a blanket of dew.

Sweet drops of mercy,
on my heart parade
tenderly on my grief
His favors cascade.

Sweet drops of mercy,
soaking into my soul
so they, my heartache
can sooth and console.

Sweet drops of mercy,
God sends from above
to soak the brokenhearted
in the pearls of His love!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

” It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


What is This Mystery ~

Broken Hearted ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, what is this mystery,
You’re performing in me
what is it that You’re doing
in places, I cannot see?

What are Your hands making,
what now are they holding
is this too something else
in my life needing molding?

Lord, what are Your plans,
what is Your strategy
why is it I have peace
instead of agony?

Are you using my tears,
sorrow, grief and pain
to carve another place in me
for You to come and reign?

Lord, what is this mystery,
You’re performing in me
whatever it is I know . . .
it’s bringing me closer to Thee!

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Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Path of Grief ~

The Path of Grief ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborh ann

The path of grief,
is long and steep
day’s pass slowly
night’s just creep.

The road’s winding,
the pain reels
brokenness
is all one feels.

The path of sorrow,
is wide and deep
one never knows
when they’ll weep.

The way is hard,
the despair intense
the valley seems
so immense.

The path of grief,
is long and steep
but Jesus comforts
His grieving sheep!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:4

” Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Broken Heart’s Cry ~

The Heart Cries ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some days I wake up,
with tears in my eyes
and to the Lord . . .
my broken heart cries.

Lord, You understand,
the way that I feel
and I know my pain . . .
only You can truly heal.

Some days I wake up,
with tears falling
and to the Lord . . .
I just start bawling.

Lord, You understand,
the reason for my grief
and I know my pain. . .
only You can bring relief.

Some days I wake up,
with hope in my eyes
and I give to the Lord . . .
my pain ~ before I rise!

~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Under the Shadow ~

Under The Shadow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There is a shadow,
that comes from up above
we walk under it . . .
when we lose someone we love.

The void casts upon our souls,
the worst of our fears . . .
leaving us so heartbroken
our words, become our tears.

For, underneath the shadow,
there is but pain and grief
and the gloom that we feel
seems to have no real relief.

Laying beneath the shadow,
there is a raw darkness . . .
making everything around us
seems to dull, in its starkness.

But God has promised us,
this valley we’d get though
so remember while under it . . .
He is right there with you!

~~~~~~

Psalm 23:4

“Yea, though I walk
through the valley
of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Showers of Mercy ~

Showers of Mercy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Sometimes I don’t get,
why I’ve so much pain
or why in my life . . .
there’s so much rain.

Showers of sorrow,
fall on me each day
making it oh, so hard
to go about my way.

Often I am caught,
in a downpour of grief
and all I want to have . . .
is eternity’s relief.

Heavy precipitation,
drops from my eyes
as I pray to my Father
to hear my broken cries.

Please Oh Lord remove,
the clouds that I see
so that Your mercy . . .
can rain down on me!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 4:1

“Hear me when I call,
O God of my righteousness:

thou hast enlarged me
when I was in distress;

have mercy upon me,
and hear my prayer.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

~ In memory of my son Glenn
who would have been 41 today ~


Time . . . Does Not Heal ~

Healed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

It’s not time ~ that heals,
it’s not about a new day
it’s about God’s mercy . . .
taking our suffering away.

It’s not about a brighter day,
of another tomorrow . . .
it’s about God understanding
the true depth of our sorrow.

It’s not time ~ that we need,
it’s not about another year
it’s about God collecting . . .
in His bottle our every tear.

It’s not about a certain period,
of suffering and grief
it’s about God’s grace. . . .
bringing broken hearts relief.

It’s not time ~ that will mend,
the wounds of  our despair
it’s believing Jesus will heal
all the pain, that we bear!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 9:22
 
“But Jesus turned him about,
and when he saw her,

he said, Daughter,
be of good comfort;

thy faith hath made
thee whole.
And the woman was made
whole from that hour.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

Jesus came to heal our broken heart’s too ~


How Many More Tears Lord ~

Tears Collected ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Lord, how many tears,
of mine have You collected
how many more droplets
are still to be projected?

How much of my sorrow,
have You in that jar . . .
how many more tears
will flow to You from afar?

How many more will spill,
from each puffy eye
how many more tears Lord
do I have left to cry?

How much more pain,
will I have to go through
until that jar overflows
with my teary eye dew?

Lord, how many tears,
do You still have to collect
how many more to You . . .
will I still need to direct?

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 56:8

“Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Steadfast Love ~

God's Steadfast Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

When sorrow greets me,
upon the break of day
I know God’s love . . .
will take the pain away.

For His loving-kindness,
when I am heartbroken
is filled with the promise
I’ll not be left forsaken.

When I’m discouraged,
before depression sets in
I think about God’s love
living steadfast within.

For His kind-heartedness,
is my souls retreat . . .
where my faith and trust
is made in Him, complete.

When my head I lay down,
at the end of the day . . .
I sing praises to my Lord
for the love He sent my way!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 42:8

“By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me
– a prayer to the God of my life.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Think About the Joy ~

Every Day Relief ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Some days Lord,
sadness wakes up with me
no matter what I do . . .
it just won’t let me be.

Some days grief,
takes its choking hold
I feel my knees buckle . . .
as they begin to fold.

Some days sorrow,
follows me all around
like a heap, all I want . . .
is to fall to the ground.

Some days pain,
grips my heart like a vise
making me feel as if . . .
my veins are filled with ice.

Every day Lord,
in which I suffer and grieve
I think about the joy . . .
one day, I’m going to receive!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:18

“For I reckon that the sufferings
of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which
shall be revealed in us.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Behind the Pain ~

Behind The Pain ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboranann ~ used with permission IBIble Verser

God has a reason,
for this, I know . . .
He has a plan
for these tears, I sow.

God has something,
for me to learn
He has a truth
for me to discern.

God has a purpose,
for all of this pain
He has a new insight
for me to gain.

God has a point,
for me to find
He has a revelation
to fill my mind.

God has a reason,
for this, I know . . .
He has a design
for my joy to grow!

~~~~~~

Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Heal ~

Jesus Will Heal ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~

I know the pain,
that you feel
you don’t think
it will ever heal.

The void in your heart,
just won’t go away
no matter how hard
or often you pray.

I know the grief,
eating you up inside
you don’t think
it will ever subside.

Your heart hurts so,
the ache is deep
every time you laugh
you begin to weep.

I too have felt,
the pain you feel
but trust me ~ Jesus
in time will heal!

~~~~~

Psalm 126:5

“They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


A Journey into Grief ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Sow In Tears- IBible Verses

God had a plan for me,
a journey into grief
so that I would find
prayer truly brings relief.

He put me on a path,
of death and sorrow
to learn to trust Him
with all my tomorrows.

The agony that I felt,
the anguish deep inside
was a steady reminder
He’s always at my side.

The throb in my heart,
the hole within my soul
made me realize . . .
He’s in complete control.

The road has been long,
the ache is still there
but now I give to Him
my every single care.

Where there was a void,
God’s filled it with peace
though I doubt the pain
will every really cease.

I have been blessed,
in my suffering . . .
just knowing my tears
God is numbering!

~~~~~~~~

My son Glenn died
one year ago today
I thank my Lord and Savior
for making this journey
with me . . .


Why Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Greatest Suffering - IBible Verses

Why, oh why Lord, I ask,
is my heart so heavy . . .
why is this ache I feel
so constant and steady?

Why do my tears flow,
like a flooding rain
why do they not ease
my suffering and pain?

Why do I feel so cold,
like a bleak winter day
why does it seem the hurt
will never go away?

This was my question,
weighing on me today
and this is what the Lord
had to say . . .

“Why, oh why, My child,
do you carry so much grief
why haven’t you found
true comfort and relief?

Give to Me the full extent,
of your heartache and pain
lest My own suffering . . .
was done for you in vain!”

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:18

“For I reckon that the sufferings
of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory

which shall be revealed in us.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Words Unspoken ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Sow In Tears- IBible Verses

Into the vast recesses,
of a heart-broken . . .
are words left unsaid
too painful to be spoken.

Buried so deep within,
words, unable to surface
the broken heart longs . . .
for meaning and purpose.

Too hard to conjure up,
more difficult each new day
tears are the only words .  . .
grieving hearts, have to say.

Words with no real rhyme,
for they cannot even reason
why they are so dry . . .
in this, the wettest of seasons.

But, they must be released,
these words, left unspoken
for it’s the only way . . .
God can heal ~ the heart broken!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.”

~ AMEN and AMEN ~

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Focus is On Jesus ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Open My Eyes ~ IBible Verses Facebook

I focus not, on my grief,
nor those who caused my loss
I focus in on my Savior . . . .
all He did for me, on the cross.

I focus not, on my pain,
nor the reason for my sorrow
I focus on the eyes of God . . .
who sees, this broken sparrow.

I focus not on my heartache,
nor the cause of all my tears
I focus in on the assurance . . .
Jesus is the cure, for my fears.

I focus not on my anguish,
nor the misery of my despair
I focus in on the love of God . . .
knowing my heart, He’ll repair.

I focus not on my grief,
nor my loss, sorrow or the pain
I focus in on the hope I have . . .
when Jesus comes again to reign!

~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:2

“Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Me Not Lose Hope ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Don't Lose Sight - IBible Verse

Lord, let me not lose You,
in the midst of my grief
let me not lose hope . . .
in the fog of disbelief.

Let me not lose peace,
in the haze of my pain
let me not lose hope . . .
against sorrow’s strain.

Let me not lose joy,
in the mist of my loss
let me not lose hope . . .
as this bridge, I cross.

Let me not lose faith,
in the turmoil of my soul
let me not lose hope . . .
as sadness, takes its toll.

Lord, let me not lose You,
let me not lose sight
of the hope I have in . . .
Your restoring light!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 36:9

“For with thee is the fountain of life:
in thy light shall we see light.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Somedays ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Your are My Strength IBible Verses

Somedays, like this one,
I think only about you, my son
somedays, I feel as if . . .
my world has come undone.

Somedays, I pray and pray,
that this is but a dream
somedays, I feel as if . . .
my tears could form a stream.

Somedays, I think about,
the times when you were here
somedays, I feel as if . . .
I still can sense you near.

Somedays, I am so sad,
my grieving makes me writhe
somedays, I feel as if . . .
there’s no air for me to breathe.

Somedays, I dream about,
the man, you were meant to be
somedays, I feel as if . . .
you’re right here next to me.

Somedays, my Lord and Savior,
I feel as if . . .  I cannot  go on
and so today it will be . . .
Your strength, I’ll drawn upon!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

~~~~~~~~

My son, Glenn, would have been 40 years-old today.
He died six months ago.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit is being filed
against the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department
for Excessive Militarized Police Force.

I will be posting Glenn’s story  under the page entitled;

The Voice in The Attic


My Shepherd’s Waiting ~

My Shepherd Waiting ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In the valley I found,
my Shepherd waiting there
to lead and to guide me . . .
how to give Him my care.

He offered me His staff,
to lean my weariness upon
He took from me my grief
gave me joy to put on.

In the midst of tragedy,
suffering, pain and loss
His rod directed me . . .
to the work on the cross.

He gave me the strength,
hope for each tomorrow
for, He took upon Himself
the pain of my sorrow.

In the valley I found,
my Shepherd waiting there
and now I have His peace
replacing my despair!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


How Much Longer Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~They who mourn - IBible Verses

How much longer Lord,
will I be in this wilderness . . .
how much longer, oh my God
will my heart feel this tenderness?

How many more tears Lord,
are there left for me to cry
how many more drops will fall
until they finally dry?

How many more sleepless nights,
will I still go through
how much more restlessness
will inhabit my days too?

How  much more  grief,
can this heart of mine take
how much more of this pain
till I finally get a break?

How much longer Lord,
will I be in this wilderness . . .
when will You relieve me
with Your loving tenderness?

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 6:2-4

“Have mercy upon me, O Lord;
for I am weak: O Lord, heal me;
for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed:
but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul:
oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Valley of Sorrow ~

Land 2 by Forrest Cavale free photo #4175

Through the valley of sorrow,
God is taking me . . .
I know not the purpose
but, the future He sees.

Through the valley of heartache,
with grief as my load . . .
I know not the whys
but, God knows the road.

Through the valley of suffering,
I am being lead . . .
I know not the outcome
but, God knows what’s ahead.

Through the valley of pain,
with only tears in my sight
I know not the reason
but, God knows the fight.

Through the valley of sorrow,
God, I will follow Thee . . .
I care not the duration
for I know, You are with me!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the
right hand of my righteousness.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Path of Grief Unknown ~

~CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ the-lord-is-with-us-in-the-valley

I walk the path of grief,
in the valley of pain unknown
but Jesus is here with me . . .
so I don’t have to walk it alone.

The path has its ups and down,
the valley, its highs and lows
but Jesus is here with me . . .
in the midst of my sorrows.

The pathway of heartache,
is paved with dread and fear
but Jesus is here with me . . .
His grace is always near.

The days seem to creep along,
the nights are without end
but Jesus is here with me . . .
my Comforter, my Friend.

I walk the pathway of pain,
but I’m not walking it alone
for Jesus is here with me . . .
on the path, of grief unknown.

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:4

” Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


What Causes so Much Sorrow?

o-death-where-is-thy-sting ~ CHRISTian poetry bydeborahann ~

What is behind the pain,
what causes so much sorrow
what makes someone not want . . .
to see the light of tomorrow?

What would cause anyone,
to take their very own life
what was their earthly burden
what was the crux of their strife?

What makes a person give up,
what causes them to lose all hope
why, oh why, was no one able to . . .
help them, to endure or cope?

Why would they rather die,
what was their fear and dread
what were their last thoughts
what images filled their head?

Why God ~ is there so much pain,
when will it all come to an end
why can’t everyone see Jesus . . .
as their ~ life-saving Friend?

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:55

 

” O death, where is thy sting?
O grave, where is thy victory?”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

In memory of my son Glenn,
who committed suicide
3 months ago today!


Heaven’s Tears ~

heavens-tears ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible VErses

Lord, I know you have a bottle,
collecting all my tears . . .
from the pain and sorrow
I’ve had throughout the years.

They must be overflowing,
forming a river wide and deep
and I’m sure before my life ends
I’ll have more of them to weep.

Lord I know, You know my pain,
for You ~ have suffered too
and I wonder if there’s a bottle
up in heaven just for You.

It must be gushing over,
with all the tears You cry
over those who don’t believe
the reason You had to die.

Lord, I know one day our tears,
will forever stop and cease
and the river of tears in heaven
will flow with eternal peace!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 22:1

“And he shewed me a pure river
of water of life, clear as crystal,
proceeding out of the throne
of God and of the Lamb.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Believe ~

Heaven-is-our-home ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permissionIBible Verses

I should have fainted,
under the weight of grief
I should have collapsed
under my own disbelief.

I should have blacked out,
under the depression
I should have falling down
under the oppression.

I should have lost all hope,
but instead, I found more
tendered in graciousness
from the God, I adore.

I could have fainted,
but to Jesus I cleave
I could have collapsed
but in heaven ~ I believe!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 27.13

 “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see
the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


This Peace ~

peace-be-still CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I never knew this peace,
that God has imparted
I never knew this calm
keeping my heart guarded.

I truly don’t understand,
or know how to explain
why I don’t feel grievous
or have unbearable pain.

I could never imagine,
a mind that is not fraught
or how sadness hasn’t captured
my each and every thought.

I cannot describe,
this unimaginable peace
or the power of my faith
that has been released.

But, I can tell you this for sure,
it is true what Jesus said . . .
our hearts and our minds
He keeps, in His loving stead!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7
King James Version

“And the peace of God
which passes all understanding
will keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Healing Waters ~

Peace that Surpasses used with permission IBible Verses on Facebook

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
where the sorrows of this life
leaves us begging for relief.

The hurting soul can’t calm,
or remove its own heartbreak
it needs the healing touch
of the One who won’t forsake.

We thirst for healing waters,
for a peaceful resting place
where we can forget the pain
that’s too unbearable to face.

The grieving soul can’t let go,
nor cause the ache to part
only God can relieve . . .
the throbbing in its heart.

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
and only Jesus can bring
the anguished true relief!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7
King James Version

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Grace Carry You ~

Grace Unmerited Favor by Luis Rivera free photo #11776

Let grace carry you,
when you are weary
let it bring you hope
when you are teary.

Let grace carry you,
it’s arms are open wide
let it be your light
your everlasting guide.

Let grace carry you,
thru the storms of life
let it bring you calm
in the midst of strife.

Let grace carry you,
your burdens it’ll bear
let it remove from you
your every single care.

Let grace carry you,
past the pain and grief
let it comfort you
with everlasting relief.

Let grace carry you,
in the arms of eternal love
let it bring you the peace
from our Father up above!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 4:16
King James Version

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,

that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in time of need.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Broken Heart ~

The Broken Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

A broken heart,
a soul that shatters
needs the One
who really matters.

Though time cures,
the hurting heart
Jesus will heal . . .
the broken part

Life is unkind,
can be so unfair
and we need Jesus
our pain to bear.

Human affection,
can be so cruel
but to Jesus we are
a precious jewel.

Jesus loves,
the broken heart
from the hurting one
He’ll never part!

~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18
King James Version

“The Lord is nigh
unto them that are of
a broken heart;

 and saveth such as be
of a contrite spirit.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Knows Your Pain ~

Dealing with Pain by Marian Trinidad free photo # 8971

Jesus knows your pain,
He understands your grief
He knows that only His love
can bring your heart relief.

He recognizes your sorrow,
He sees the spiteful sting
and the grace He has for you
in your life, He wants to bring.

He’s aware of your rejection,
He hears others put you down
and His favor and His mercy
will be your victory crown.

He identifies with your hurt,
the tenderness of your ache
and He will bring you comfort
that no man could ever break.

For He too ~ was rejected,
His life others gladly discarded
He knows the agony inflected
when your cry is disregarded.

Jesus knows your pain,
He wants to give you relief
for He died to put an end to
your sorrow and your grief.

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:3
King James Version

“He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him;
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Painful Memories ~

For some the battle rages,
deep inside their head
where memories of the past
fill them with fear and dread.

They hold on to the picture,
that paints a horrific view
of what people once did . . .
and what they still can do.

Jesus can fix those images,
locked up in your mind
He has a brighter landscape
for you to come and find.

There you’ll have a new life,
one that holds His peace
and those painful old pictures
will fade away and cease.

He uses forgiveness,
to erase those awful memories
and with His love and grace
you’ll find heaven’s treasuries.

For some the battle rages,
deep inside their head
but Jesus is the light . . .
that’ll take away their dread!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:22
King James Version

“For we know that the whole creation groaneth
and travaileth in pain together until now.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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