Tag Archives: Grief and Sorrow

If Only More People ~

If only more people,
would others forgive
oh, what a better world . . .
in which we would live.

Then there would be,
no more sorrow and grief
for bitterness would be
short lived and brief.

If only more people,
would turn the other cheek
oh, how this world . . .
would be so less bleak.

For, then there would be,
less death and devastation
for peace would replace
reproach and condemnation.

If only more people,
would love one another
then we’d have a world . . .
where no one has to suffer!

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John 13:34

A new commandment
I give unto you,
That ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.

Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Not Defeated ~

I know your sorrows,
I know your grief
I know you’re hated
for your belief.

For I too was pained,
I did too grieve
for those who refused
in Me to believe.

I know your trials,
I know you’re weary
I know how this life
can leave you teary.

For I too wept,
my heart too did cry
for I knew for the world
I would have to die.

I know your weakness,
I know you’re depleted
but, I have overcome . . .
so be not defeated!

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Isaiah 53:4

Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~06.30.21~

Psalm 147:3


Water’s Healing~

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
where the sorrows of life
makes us beg 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 water’s healing,
a peaceful resting place
where we can forget the pain
that’s so 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 soul true relief!

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Philippians 4:7

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

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~06.30.21~

Psalm 147:3


Good Morning Quote ~06.30.21~


Sticky Note to God ~06.30.21~

Psalm 34:18


How Great Is His Faithfulness ~

Are you hurting deep within,
is your heart inside breaking
is the pain so very real . . .
that you can’t stop shaking?

Are you feeling depressed,
weary, fearful and anxious
are your insides all jittery
from being overly nervous?

Are you wanting relief,
do you need to be consoled
are you looking for peace
from arms ready to enfold?

Well God’s faithfulness,
is the absolute greatest . . .
He can take a heavy heart
and make it feel weightless!

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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
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Waste’s Nothing ~

God waste’s nothing,
not the hurt, not the pain
He uses everything . . .
for His purpose, for our gain.

He knows the how’s,
to all of our why’s . . .
for He sees everything
through wiser eyes.

God squanders nothing,
not the grief, not the sorrow
He knows new mercy
will come with tomorrow.

He knows the what’s,
to all of our who’s . . .
He knows it is Him
that we must choose.

God waste’s nothing,
not the trials, not the tests
He knows His plans . . .
are always for our best!

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James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her
perfect work, that ye may be
perfect and entire, wanting nothing
.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Of My Yesterdays ~

God of my yesterdays,
all the days of my youth
I thank You for blessing me . . .
with hope, trust and truth.

Though at times I’ve stumbled,
on the straight, narrow way
I thank You for giving me . . .
the courage, on it to stay.

God of my today,
the rest of my tomorrows
I thank You for taking from me. . .
the weight of my sorrows.

Though the road has been long,
and at times menacing
I thank You for always . . .
my faith strengthening.

God of my yesterdays,
today and tomorrows too
may I remain as faithful . . .
just as You always do!

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Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ
the same yesterday,
and to day,
and for ever.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Depth of God’s Mercy ~

When I am knee high,
in grief and sorrow
when I am anxious
about each tomorrow.

I look at the span,
of God’s mercy . . .
instead of the extent
of my worry.

When I am waist deep,
in the vast unknown
when fear’s grip
clinches my backbone

I look to the depth,
of God’s grace . . .
instead of the expanse
of the dark space.

When I am as low,
as I can possibly go . . .
I look to the favor
God on me bestows!

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Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come
boldly unto the throne
of grace, that we may
obtain mercy, and find
grace to help in time of need.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~



My God Is With Me ~

When life makes no sense,
and obstacles are all I see
I am not disappointed . . .
for my God enables me.

When others have their say,
and we can’t seem to agree
I am not discouraged . . .
for my God inspires me.

When sickness takes its hold,
and the pain will not flee
I am not dishearten . . .
for my God comforts me.

When my world crashes down,
and troubles are all I foresee
I am not depressed . . .
for my God enlivens me.

When sorrow comes my way,
and grief has me on my knees
I am not distraught . . .
for my God nurtures me.

When the day is finally over,
and I say my nightly plea
I am not shaken . . .
for my God is with me!

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Psalm 16:8

“I have set the Lord
always before me.
Because he is at my
right hand,
I will not be shaken.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Peace ~

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 wracked
by this unbearable pain.

I could never imagine,
a mind not over fraught
or how joy can capture
each and every thought.

It’s past comprehension,
way beyond my grasp . . .
how tightly God can keep
one’s heart within His clasp.

But, I know this one thing,
no where else could I find
for, the peace Jesus brings . . .
isn’t like any other kind!

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Philippians 4:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Sees Our Tears ~

God sees our tears,
He watches them drip
He sees through them . . .
how onto hope we grip.

He knows our pain,
He understands the cause
He knows why we beg Him
to give our anguish a pause.

God sees our tears,
He notices each one fall
He sees them tumble . . .
as we weep, sob and bawl.

He knows our grief,
He empathizes with our sorrow
He knows why we pray . . .
for joy to dawn with tomorrow.

God sees our tears,
the tragic and bittersweet
for they gather together . . .
in puddles at His feet!

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Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and give ear unto my cry;
hold not thy peace
at my tears:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note From God ~03.06.20~

Matthew 5:4


Sticky Note to God ~03.06.20~


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


Good Morning Quote ~08.10.19~


Sticky Note From God~ 05.18.19~


Sticky Note to God ~05.18.19~


Good Morning Quote ~05.17.19~


Sticky Note to God ~05.17.19~


Seasons ~

I’ve suffered through seasons,
with pain too much to bear
periods of ongoing grief
where tears became my prayer.

I’ve sailed though seasons,
with carefree, untroubled days
weeks, months and even years
singing nothing but my praise.

I’ve struggled through seasons,
with doubt propelling me
to question why I believed
in the things I couldn’t see.

I’ve strolled through seasons,
with faith so unshakeable
my hope and trust in God
was clearly unbreakable.

I’ve been through many,
different kinds of seasons
and through them all I found
God had for each a reason!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have Bouts ~

We all have difficulties,
some frailties, some weakness
we all have bouts . . .
of despair and bleakness.

We all have limitations,
some mental, some physical
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling measly pitiful.

We all have challenges,
some prolonged, some brief
we all have bouts . . .
of sadness and grief.

We all have deficiencies,
some flaws, some cracks
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling out of whack.

But we who have Jesus,
all things can overcome
because we know just where
our power comes from!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly
therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the
power of Christ may rest upon me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Opt For Joy ~

 

Opt for joy,
it will not disappoint
if you do
it’ll be a turning point.

For joy always brings,
a sense of relief
as you give to Jesus
the cause of your grief.

Prefer joyfulness,
over being downtrodden
let the love of Jesus
make your smile broaden.

For happiness is a choice,
each day we can make
and rejoicing in the Lord
will cause a grin to break.

Choose joy,
you’ll be happier if you do
then just watch what Jesus  . . .
is willing to do for you!

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Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Things ~

 

I cling no longer,
on the edge of loss
for I’ve placed my sorrow
up on the cross.

I sit no longer,
on the edge of despair
for I stand on knowing
God hears my prayer.

I hold no longer,
on the edge of grief
I’m free in knowing
God’s love spells relief.

I hang no longer,
on the edge of fear
I’m fixed on knowing
God is always near.

Though my pain,
at times is hard to take
I know good things
out of it God will make!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are
the called according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~05.17.18~


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


Afternoon Ponderings~05.17.18~


Sticky Note to God ~05.17.18


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!

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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


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