Sometimes in life there is a need
To bitterly mourn and grieve
Or to quietly, even silently weep.
As not each and every day
Is a time to joyously celebrate
Or participate in a festive holiday.
For there are moments in life
As in the morning we arise
We are met with shock and strife.
Over a sudden and jarring event
That leaves us with inward discontent
And in a state of hurt and bewilderment.
Such as the loss of a dear loved one
Or that of our most faithful friend
And instantly we know, life will never be the same.
Also too we sometimes suddenly lose
All we have and the world we once knew
And our hearts cannot help feeling heavy and blue.
Suddenly the world before our eyes
Had changed too fast and so we sigh
Wondering about this changed new life.
“Now what is going to happen to me?
And how will this new and altered life be?
I need help to understand and see.”
Days pass by like a blurring parade;
Sometimes I awake feeling brave
But often I am very afraid.
Night time can be hardest of all
As I lay in bed as darkness falls
Feeling all alone with no one to call.
But somewhere inside is a deep desire
To rise again triumphant over the fire;
The flames of trouble and sticky quagmire.
Where I know I felt utterly trapped
By the dark side which need not last
As one bright day all will be in the past.
Time to rise up ever so victoriously
And choose to live in faith and believe
Good days are still ahead stretching into eternity.
So on this though gloomy and dreary day
I will arise and to the Lord will pray,
“Thank you Lord for helping me along the way.”
For it is he who guides my heart and my mind;
Showing me his grace time after time
Through showers of love and mercy intertwined.
That doesn’t mean life will be perfectly sweet;
There will be difficult days and troubled sleep
And that need to bitterly and quietly weep.
Then I remember Jesus is there when down I fall;
He is with me when the darkness swallows all
And will never leave until we stand again triumphant after all.