Sorrows Gate

For anyone who has been in some pain or grief, this poem is for you. I pray it reminds you that the darkness can bring about the unity and purity of your heart with God’s. I have seldom reached the bottomless pit or “dark night of the soul”, but pray that if you are in that place, you will know of His grand love and care, even in the midst of your doubt, hurt, pain or grief. I pray you and I will be steadfast in these times, only by the grace of God.

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

Sorrow’s Gate

Into sorrows arms I go

Green above and dark below

Into empty space I stare

No one near my soul to share

In sorrows grip my heart desires

My purpose yearns what life requires

A centered life that does not bend

When darkness comes upon the wind

Oh where can I go run and hide?

When sorrows’ door hath opened wide

And swallowed all my hope and gain

But thankful ‘er my hopes’ real source

Is not from earth, but stronger force

Embrace the darkness knowing well

My spirits firm and not in hell

Yet closer to the one I love

He’s with me now as though a dove

Gentle, quiet and so serene

see him now, my heart to sing!

It took the darkness all about

To bring me to a place of doubt

And then to deeper waters still

My heart exclaimed “oh what a thrill!”

I’ve touched Him in a somber place

And now I know Him face to face

A knowing I cannot go back

My home’s with Him, “I shall unpack”!

Tis only I and now my Lord

No more my pride do I so hoard

I trample on deaths dirty gaze

And lift my eyes for all my days

To life’s exquisite golden shores

That lie ahead with you and yours

And in the end when weights are gone

And spirits lift and eyes are strong

I will proclaim “how great Thou art!”

And live my days with grateful heart.

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