Words of A Grieving Heart

A few weeks ago, I was going through a rough time and was carrying many burdens. One of those burdens was grief when my family and I found out that my grandma had passed away. It was also during this time that my grandma had passed away, that I was going into my last few weeks of school, had exams coming up and had deadlines to be met. Everything seemed to be happening all at once and I did not know how to react to everything happening around me. I felt weak and alone. But the Lord put this poem on my heart, to remind me, to remind us that we are not alone. That the Lord is with us through any storm, any trail that we may be facing.

Words unspoken

Heart feels as though it is broken

Thoughts running through my mind

Going back to the time when we were face to face

Mixed emotions

Amidst all this commotion

Life does not stop

With my heart feeling restless there remains this sense of calmness

A voice that tells me peace, be still

The waters are roaring, and I may feel as though I am drowning

Yet the words come, peace be still

I want to give up, I want to stop swimming and let the waves, the water crash over me until someone comes to save me and someone does. Someone reaches out their hand to me to pull me up You take be back to safety
Let me rest in your love and peace
The waters may still be roaring, but you are with me

You are in my grief
You are in my suffering
You are in my tiredness, confusion and despair
You are in my restlessness and my tears
You are my strength when I am weak
You lift me up when I can no longer get up on my own

You hold my heart. You know how much it aches and what it desires
And you hold it so carefully, putting the pieces back together to make it stronger

You make me brave so that I can lift my eyes up once again
All may change, people may come, and go
But you remain the same
You are the same yesterday
Today and tomorrow
Your love for me remains
You are with me no matter what I face
You are my Lord and my God
You are my rock, my anchor, my savior
Help me to trust in you
To be strengthen by you
To be filled with your peace and love
To lift up my eyes and continue on this journey
For you are always by my side, holding my hand
Comfort me in knowing that I am not alone
Jesus, I trust in You.
Help me keep my eyes on not the storm, but on You.