Tag Archives: Grief and Sorrow

The Path Toward Peace ~

The path toward peace,
is one paved in pain
with plenty of loss
for our spiritual gain.

On it there is suffering,
sorrow and persecution
but, in Jesus we all have
hope and restitution.

The path toward heaven,
is full of ups and downs
plenty of highs and lows
we have to get around.

On it there are setbacks,
barricades and barriers
but, they only make us
for Jesus, stronger warriors.

The path toward joy,
is one we can truly trust
for Jesus our Savior . . .
has gone on it before us!

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1 Peter 4:13

“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are
partakers of Christ’s sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be
revealed, ye may be glad
also with exceeding joy.”

King James Version
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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 are not so bad
but, God always comforts me
whenever I’m feeling sad.

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

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 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!

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Matthew 5:4

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Grief Reliever ~

I have felt grief  . . .
whack me on the shoulder
I have felt it in my gut
hit me like a boulder.

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

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

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

But, each time I felt the pain,
brought on only by grief . . .
I went 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
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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
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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!

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Isaiah 40:8

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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


Along My Journey ~

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Lord, along my journey,
to get closer to You
there were lots of obstacles
I had to maneuver through.

You took me down the road,
of sorrow and grief
so I would learn to turn
to You for peace and relief.

You put me on the path,
of heartache and loss
so I would know the pain
of carrying my own cross.

You brought me to places,
I did not want to go
so that Your mercy
I’d truly come to know.

Lord, along my journey,
of hope and salvation
You always had for me
heaven as my destination!

~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Our Shelter ~

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God is our shelter,
in the storms of stress
He brings comfort
to us in our duress.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of sorrow
He gives us the joy
to face the morrow.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of fear
He brings peace
by drawing to us near.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of grief
He gives us strength
brings our hearts relief.

God is our shelter,
in all the storms of life
He brings the calm
in the midst of our strife!

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Psalm 91:2

“I will say of the Lord,
He is my refuge and my
fortress: my God;
in him will I trust.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


There’s Nothing God Can’t Do ~

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There is nothing too hard,
for God to do . . .
there isn’t anything
He can’t perform  for you.

There isn’t a place too tight,
God can’t get you out of
there isn’t a problem so deep
He can’t help you rise above.

There isn’t a relationship,
God can’t save and heal
there isn’t a broken heart
He can’t make again to feel.

There isn’t a single fear,
God can’t make go away
there isn’t one little doubt
He can’t begin to sway.

There isn’t a spiritual crisis,
God can’t alleviate
there isn’t a physical issue
He can’t regenerate.

Nothing is too hard for God,
there’s not anything He can’t do
all He needs to have . . .
is faith and trust from you!

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Genesis 18:14

“Is any thing too hard for the Lord?
At the time appointed I will return
unto thee, according to the time
of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

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Psalm 34:18

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

In memory
of my son Glenn’s birthday


Sustaining Faith ~

Sustaining Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My faith has sustained me,
through life’s’ ups and downs
it has been with me . . .
through laughter and frowns.

My faith has carried me,
through tragedy and grief
it has provided me . . .
with strength and relief.

My faith has helped me,
though periods of drought
it has saved me . . .
from my fear and doubt.

My faith has kept me,
through stormy conditions
it has supported me . . .
with prayer and petitions.

My faith has taken me,
through days of not knowing
it has stabilized me . . .
as harsh winds came blowing.

My faith has sustained me,
through life’s highs and lows
it has taught me to trust . . .
in the One who knows!

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Psalm 139:1-2

“O lord, thou hast searched me,
and known me.

Thou knowest
my downsitting
and mine
uprising,
thou understandest my

thought afar off.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright2016
Debora Ann Belka


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


Sticky Note to God 05.17.16

STICKY NOTE TO GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 05.17.16 ~


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 it’s grueling
others it’s a wipeout.

Grief is like a stream,
that keeps flowing
some days it rushes
others it’s forbearing.

Grief is like the wind,
that seems not to ease
some days it’s gusty
others it’s a breeze.

Grief is like a storm,
that rages on and on
some days it pours
others it’s withdrawn.

Grief is a process,
that defies the span of time
for the loss of a loved 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


Sticky Note to God 05.11.16

STICKY NOTE TO GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 05.11.16 ~


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!

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Isaiah 53:4

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


In Times Of ~

In Times Of ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In times of prosperity,
God wants our praise
in times of affliction
God wants our gaze.

In times of sickness,
God wants our prayer
in times of hardship
God wants our care.

In times of opportunity,
God wants our devotion
in times of disappointment
God wants our emotion.

In times of sorrow,
God wants our grief
in times of doubt
God wants our belief.

In times of confusion,
God wants our uncertainty
in times of spiritual need
God wants our prosperity!

Psalm 1:3

“And he shall be like a tree planted
by the rivers of water, that bringeth
forth his fruit in his season; his leaf
also shall not wither; and whatsoever
he doeth shall prosper.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 01.31.16

STICKY NOTE FROM  GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 01.31.16 ~


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!

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Revelation 21:4

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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