Tag Archives: Grief and Sorrow

Sticky Note to God 01.29.16

STICKY NOTE TO GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ 01.29.16 ~


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 ~


Friend to the End ~

I am Always With You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Dear Child . . .

I am always with you,
no matter where you are
I will be right there . . .
from you, I’m never far.

I will not leave you,
we will not part ways
you can rely on me . . .
the rest of your days.

I will not desert you,
nor will I hide My face
I will stay beside you  . . .
show to you My grace.

I will not go away,
no matter what you do
I’ll remain by your side . . .
never will I leave you.

I am always with you,
for I’m your eternal Friend
and I promise you I’ll be . . .
with you to the very end!

   Love Jesus . . .

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 28:20

Lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Comforter of My Soul ~

The Comforter of My Soul ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The Comforter of my soul,
never gets tired of my cares
He never gets fatigued by
my burdens that He bears.

He never turns me away,
when I go to Him for relief
the Comforter of my soul
understands all my grief.

The Comforter of my soul,
always makes things better
taking on my heavy load
gives His heart pleasure.

He makes things easier,
when all else is difficult
the Comforter of my soul
is always there to consult.

The Comforter of my soul,
takes on my every care
tis why I give to Him . . .
all my anxieties to bear!

~~~~~~~~~

John 14:16

“And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 09.15.15

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 09.15.15 ~


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 ~


Sticky Note From God 09.03.15

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 09.03.15 ~


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


One of Those Days ~

One of Those Days ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo I Bible Verses

Lord, it’s one of those days,
You know the kind I mean . . .
where my joy and happiness
has lost their spiritual sheen.

It’s a day filled with worry,
troubles too much to bear
a day when grief and sorrow
on my soul wear and tear.

Lord, I’m having a bad day,
I awoke right up to it
it seems all my burdens
decided to give me a fit.

It’s a day full of stress,
anxiety and weariness
a day wanting to keep me
in the pit of dreariness.

Lord, it’s one of those days,
I’ll need Your strength anew
so I can feel the joy . . .
that flows right out of You!

~~~~~~

Nehemiah 8:10

“For the joy of the Lord
is your strength.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 05.17.15

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 05.17.15 ~


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 Faith Has Taken Me ~

Bridge by Forrest Cavale free photo #4172

My faith has taken me,
across the bridge of deep sorrow
I know it will lead me . . .
through the crossroads of tomorrow.

My faith has taken me,
through life’s troubling sea
I know it will guide me . . .
when another comes for me.

My faith has taken me,
into the darkest, lowest valley
I know it will direct me . . .
when another I have to rally.

My faith has taken me,
into the pit of grief’s despair
I know it will not leave me . . .
when another has me there.

My faith has taken me,
across spans of adversity
but, over them all I held on . . .
to the hope of eternity!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

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

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


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


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


Trust Jesus ~

Trust Jesus ~ CRHISTian poetry by deborah ann

Trust Him in all things,
even when dark shadows fall
trust in Jesus . . .
even when your faith is small.

Trust Him with your troubles,
cast on Him your cares
trust Him when your burdens
are too much for you to bear.

Trust Him when the pain,
sears through your heart
trust Him with your sorrow
as it rips the soul apart.

Trust Him for the unknown,
when the valley’s deep
trust Him when blinded
by the tears you weep.

Trust Him when it’s not easy,
when it seems impossible to do
trust in Jesus . . .
for, He will never fail you!

~~~~~~~~~

Deuteronomy 31:6
King James Version

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God,
he it is that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Hope On ~

Hope on, all you who are in despair,
hope on, knowing He will forever care
rest in the promises of your Savior
and God will bless you with His favor.

Hope on, all you who are suffering,
hope on, let His mercy do the buffering
know that this too shall pass and end
and your problems God will fix and mend.

Hope on, you the fainthearted one,
hope on, and trust in His living Son
God’s grace will help and see you through
for there isn’t anything He can’t do.

Hope on, all those who have great sorrow,
hope on, He will bring a brighter tomorrow
find rest in God’s everlasting arms
and He’ll protect you from all that harms.

Hope on, all you who are in unending pain,
hope on, for soon you are going to gain
rest and comfort that only God can give
so hold on, and in His peace you shall live!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:24
King James Version

“Be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the Lord.”

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


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