Tag Archives: Death of a Love One

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
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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


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!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
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


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!

~~~~~~

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
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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


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 . . .


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


When Death Comes Suddenly ~

cast-all-your-burdens-to-the-lord CHRISTian poetry by deborah belka

When someone you know dies suddenly,
it leaves a hole in your heart
when a love one is taken quickly
it tears and rips . . . your gut apart.

Sleepless nights, nightmarish days,
you do your absolute best to get by
keeping strong for everyone
but when left alone . . . all you do is cry.

You go through all the motions,
as you make the funeral plans
yet deep inside you don’t believe
this task is now . . . in your hands.

Your mind can’t really wrap around,
the shock, the horror, of it all
“It’s not true, this didn’t happen”
as you relive . . . that awful call.

On the day of the memorial,
you put on your bravest smile
walking the aisle to your seat
feels like it’s . . a million miles.

Oh, the grief, the heartbreak and the pain,
how it’s just too unbearable . . .
but, if on Jesus you cast your sorrow
He will make it ~ more than bearable!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

” Casting all your care upon him;
 for he careth for you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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