Tag Archive | coping with pain

God Restores

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The pain is teeth grinding.
Every movement,
Every breath,
Every moment of existence,
I weep.

Sometimes to fight is easier,
Keep determined,
Keep faith,
Keep refusing to let go,
I force it.

Other times I plea pitifully,
Stop this,
Stop it,
Stop this direction I’m headed,
I plea relief.

Can man possibly understand,
It’s agony,
It’s messy,
It’s devouring me bit by bit,
I disappear.

Bare bones left in pain,
Still hurting,
Still swept away,
Still, always, in agony,
I go under.

But I am never alone one minute,
God weeps,
God holds me,
God understands my heart,
He never leaves.

Though this valley is dark,
Feels compressed,
Feels stalked,
Feels like the enemy will win,
He is victory.

Though disease may take life,
Strip humanity,
Strip dignity,
Strip me of all of me,
He’s there.

Though Satan means this evil,
God makes good,
God fulfills promises,
God never, ever forgets
Even me.

Whatever your battle, your pain,
Your fight,
Your agony,
Your life’s fragile moment,
God redeems.

The years eaten by locusts,
What’s stolen,
What rusts,
What’s systemically destroyed,
God restores.

I will hold on to His hand,
Though suffering,
Though beaten,
Though physically losing,
He lives.

He lives with me and in me,
No doubts,
No questions,
No turning back now for
Valleys do end.
            d.f.a.v. 4-27-14
Keep fighting,
–Donna

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Real Rescue

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Pain.

Pounding.

Constantly.

Body relentlessly attacked.

Slammed into rocks like driftwood.

Body would splinter if it could.

Tired.

Weary.

Spent.

Washed up on the shoreline.

The waves still lapping-lapping.

It will never stop demanding.

Always.

My.

Companion.

Either move now or return to me.

Your body belongs to me-come stay.

Let me carry its brokenness away.

Lord.

Help.

Please.

Don’t let me give up.

Be my strength through the pain.

Clear my mind-keep me sane.

Lifted.

Moved.

Rescued.

Prayer answered immediately.

The waves no longer reach.

Pain has its own lesson to teach.

God.

Is.

Good.

Pain is a manipulative companion.

Destroying my body but not my soul.

Ending has already been foretold.

Rest.

Hope.

Relief.

Just beyond the waves surge.

God’s hand sheltering-protecting.

No chance I will be forgetting.

John.

Three.

Sixteen*.

    d.f.a.v. 4/2/2014

 

Eternally,

–Donna

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16 N.I.V.

Empty

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Heat.
Patience.
Sleep.
Three items in the battle,
That when the arrow hits- Bullseye.
A few precious moments of relief.

Lord, You are with me.
I am not alone.

Broken equipment.
Blazing fires.
Shattered pride.
Three casualties of the war.
Replacement so impossible- crumbling.
Must have time to grieve.

Lord, You are with me.
I am not alone.

No miracle.
No turning from the Truth.
Healing waits…
And time marches on
To the beat of Your drum
I will not be afraid.

Lord, You are with me.
I will never go alone.
             d.f.a.v. 3-26-14

Amen!
–d.f.a.v.