Monthly Archives: March 2013

When All You Have Left is Jesus ~

When All You Have Left is Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When all you have left is anguish,
when there’s nothing more to do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you.

When your trials turn to tribulations,
when they start to overburden you
and the measure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel a hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When all you have left is Jesus,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He’ll fulfill all your needs.

For Jesus is our Friend and Savior,
and He will never disappoint
He is always there to help us . . .
before we reach our breaking point!

~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 1:4
King James Version

“Who gave himself
for our sins,
that he might

deliver us from
this present evil world,

according to the will
of God and our Father:”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Divine Grace

Grace Free Unmerited

By the grace of God,
I am what I am . . .
His mercy and favor
is why I do what I can.

My words are idle,
they hold no worth
if they’re not from Him
they fall to the earth.

I labor in vain,
all my works are dust
without His grace
they’ll turn to rust.

I am nothing,
without God’s grace
I haven’t the power
to finish the race.

There’s nothing I do,
nothing I can be . . .
without divine grace
abundantly living in me!

~~~~~~~~~~~
1 Corinthians 15:10
King James Version
“But by the grace of God I am what I am:
and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain;
but I laboured more abundantly than they all:
yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Pierced ~

Pierced ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Pierced by our sins,
afflicted with their pain
the Son of God dies
for our eternal gain.

Crushed and rejected,
bearer of our sickness
His stripes are a display
of grace and forgiveness.

Stricken and cut down,
all our iniquities taken
the Healer of humanity
hangs dying and forsaken.

Bruised but not broken,
Jesus lives  on today . . .
but the world from Him
still turns  the other way.

Pierced and afflicted,
for eternities gain
Jesus nailed to the cross
Oh, think of the pain!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:4-6
King James Version

“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the Lord hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Spring Tease ~

spring-tease-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

I thought I saw the sun peeking,
through the dark clouds today
and in between the snowflakes
I prayed Spring was on its way.

For, I’m tired of the chilly days,
and the long cold, frigid nights
oh, how I wish Spring would come
with its sunny, friendly sights.

I look at my barren garden,
longing to see my climbing rose
just the thought of its perfume
tickles my frozen little nose.

This prayerful hope for Spring,
comes like a breath of fresh air
making me feel all giddy . . .
as this winter has been a bear.

I know this taste of Spring,
is just a little tease . . .
but soon the Lord will bring
a gentle warming breeze.

But, for now I’ll just have to wait,
for nature’s way and law . . .
and trust in the Creator’s timing
that my feet will begin to thaw!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 3.1
King James Version

To every thing
there is a season
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Quiet Heart ~

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A quiet heart,
must be still
to hear the voice
of God’s will.

An inward calm,
is our assurance
He’s in control
our reassurance.

Life in His hand,
is peace known
trust runs deep
His way is shown.

Abiding hope,
is His promise
eternal love
its accomplice.

A quiet heart,
must be thankful
to a God
who is tranquil.

A quiet heart,
must be full of peace
for God’s stillness
to bring it release!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:10
King James Version

“Be still, and know that I am God:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


One Single Nail ~

Just one Nail ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

One nail was all it took,
to crucify Christ that day
all it took was just one nail
for the crowd to get their way.

One nail was all it took,
for the people to begin to yell
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
put the hammer to that nail.

One nail was all it took,
for them to secure His fate
one large iron nail became
the spike of their distaste.

One nail was all it took,
as their voices soared
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
and so they nailed the Lord.

One nail was all it took,
though they used all three
but it took just that one nail
so all sinners could go free.

All it took was that first nail,
for the crowd to be satisfied
one nail was all it took . . .
for Jesus to be sacrificed!

~~~~~~~

Mark 15:13-14
King James Version

“And they cried out again, Crucify him.”

” And they cried out the more exceedingly,
Crucify him.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Cleansed ~

Cleansed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Forgiveness divine,
repent and receive
the beauty of grace
when you believe.

Bathe in His mercy,
soak up His fullness
plunge yourself into
all of His goodness.

Washed of your sins,
released from the shame
when you trust Jesus
nothing ever is the same.

Healing compassion,
immersion of love
blood of our Savior
God’s gift from above.

Forgiveness divine,
today is the day
God’s mercy and grace
are just one prayer away!

 ~~~~~~~~

1 John 1:9
King James Version

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful
and just to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s All About Jesus ~

It's All About Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about what You did
so that I could be ~ free.

It’s all about Your love,
the gift of eternal grace
it’s all about that day
my sins ~ You erased.

It’s all about Your life,
Your truth and way
it’s all about surrendering
to You ~ each day.

It’s all about Your strength,
Your might and power
it’s all about trusting . . .
You ~ every hour.

It’s all about Your mercy,
Your pity and compassion
it’s all about making
You ~ my true passion.

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about Your blood
that I must die ~ to me!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 5:15
King James Version

“And that he died for all, that they which live
should not henceforth live unto themselves,
but unto him which died for them, and rose again.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Storm Maker

BW Storm by Danielle Hartland free photo #1374

He is the storm maker,
He stirs up the seas
He is the force behind the wind
He’ll bring the world to its knees.

He is the voice in the thunder,
He’s calling all to repent
He is the lightning in the skies
on His existence ~ He won’t relent.

He is the quake in the earth,
He’s the tremor in the mountain
He  is the scorch on the desert
He’s the only life-giving fountain.

He’s the searing heat of the sun,
He is global warming . . .
and He wants the world to heed
to His repeated warning.

He is the Alpha and Omega,
the Creator of all things
and soon upon this earth
His judgments He’ll bring!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 9:7
King James Version

“But the Lord shall endure for ever:
he hath prepared his throne for judgment.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Diamonds of His Grace ~

The Diamond's of Your Tears ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Are your tears like diamonds,
when to God you confess your sin
do they fall like raindrops
as they drip off your chin?

Is your heart remorseful,
of your every evil deed
will you give up your pride
and let the Holy Spirit lead?

Do your tears well up inside,
and come from deep within
do they fall like raindrops
when you cry out to Him?

Will you come to the Light,
to have your heart exposed
will you call upon His name
and let your sin be disclosed?

Have you looked into God’s eyes,
and wept from your disgrace
do you know your tears to Him . . .
are the diamonds of His grace?

~~~~~~~

Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Will Work For Jesus ~

Will work for Jesus,
no matter the cost
looking to save
those who are lost.

Willing to labor,
without a fee
looking for those
He can set free.

Willing to go,
ready to leave
looking to help
others to believe.

Will travel far,
wide as I need
looking for hungry
people to feed.

Willing to forsake,
life as I know
looking to plant
water, feed, and sow.

Will take up cross,
with joy and pride
looking to gather
for Jesus ~ His bride!

~~~~~~

Matthew 28:19-20
King James Version

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Father, Hear Our Prayer ~

Praying Hands by Megan Isaacson free ohoto #13320

Father God, hear our prayer,
keep us in thy loving care
if we should wander off too far
lead us back to where You are.

As we go about our busy day,
be our guide, lead our way
if we happen to lose our direction
lead us back without objection.

Let us seek Your instruction,
help us over each obstruction
if we should falter or hesitate
lead us back to the narrow gate.

Father God, hear our prayer,
protect us from the wolves out there
if we should follow even one . . .
lead us back ~ to Your Son!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 32:8
King James Version

“I will instruct thee
and teach thee in the way

which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Wonderfully Made ~

Blessed by Kristen Blackstock free photo #4908

Look at me,
I am wonderfully made
I am so delighted to be
skillfully, splendidly made and formed
into marvelous ~ wonderful me.

Look at me,
I am fearfully made
I am so thrilled to be
brilliantly, amazingly made and formed
Lord into the likeness ~ of Thee.

Look at yourself,
look at what God has made
I am so excited for you
magnificently, superbly made and formed
fearfully, skillfully ~ wonderful you.

Look at us,
look who we’ve become
now that our lives have been transformed
we’re so very blessed to be . . .
fearfully, wonderfully made and formed!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:14
King James Version

“I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth right well.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Got God?

got God

You can ride through this life,
in an expense car . . .
but if you don’t got God
you won’t get too far.

You can make all the money,
to your heart’s desire . . .
but if you don’t got God
all you’ll earn is hell’s fire.

You can wear fancy jewelry,
buy the finest of clothes . . .
but if you don’t got God
you’ll have eternal woes.

You can live on an estate,
in an area ~ pricey and rich
but if you don’t got God
you’ll end up in hell’s ditch.

You can fly to the Islands,
or vacation in Rome . . .
but if you don’t got God
you’ll call hell your home.

You can sail the high seas,
on a fifty-foot yacht . . .
but if you don’t got God
you haven’t got naught.

You got to have God . . .
if you want what heaven brings
for He offers fine dining
with the King of Kings!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 19:24
King James Version

“And again I say unto you,
It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle,
than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s Your Bible?

Your Word My Light

For some their Bible sits,
on their coffee table
they only reach for it . . .
when their TV loses its cable.

Others keep it on a shelf,
where it gathers a lot of dust
they only pick it up . . .
if they feel that they must.

Some carry it with them,
when they go to church
they only open it up . . .
when a verse  they’re to search.

But, then there are the ones,
who read their Bible every day
they know they need to study it
and apply the truth to their way!

~~~~~~~~~

John 14:6
King James Version

“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way,

the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father,
but by me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Eyes Wide Open ~

Open My eyes by Elideth Ceniceros free photo 10896

Lord, open my eyes,
so that I might see
the envy and pride
still living in me.

Let me look upon,
the lust in my heart
help me to understand
what keeps us apart.

Make my soul ready,
for what You reveal
let me be appalled
so I may be healed.

Let me not turn away,
from the horrific sight
instead fill my vision
with Your wondrous light.

Lord, make my view clear
as You open my eyes
so to Your ways
I may be wise!

~~~~~~

Psalm 119:18
King James Version

“Open thou mine eyes,
that I may behold wondrous
things out of thy law.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Freely Given ~

Grace Freely Given ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann~

Grace freely given,
yet, seldom grace we share
with those whom we love
to show them we care.

We hold on to the past,
bitter, bitter old grudges
making ourselves the jury
and their earthly judges.

Forgiving we try,
forgetting takes so much more
to hurtful things said and done
we keep opening the door.

We pick out others faults,
we blame, condemn, criticize
yet, we cannot see the plank
in our very own  eyes.

Yes, these are Christian people,
that I am talking about . . .
to them grace is freely given
but for them, not easy to give out!

~~~~~~~

Romans 3:24
King James Version

“Being justified freely by his grace
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Smile, You Know Who Loves You!

Smile Jesus Love You by Jomayra Solo free photo #7668

What’s that look on your face,
why are you so depressed?
You know that with Jesus,
how much you’re truly blessed.

In this world, we’ll suffer loss,
things may not go our way
but Jesus came to give us
a new and brighter day.

Though you may feel empty,
Jesus fills you with His grace
and His tender mercies
He wants you to embrace.

I know your heart is heavy,
from the worries that your bear
but you know Jesus is the one
who will take away your cares.

Jesus has promised all of us,
to be Faithful and True
now there, that should help . . .
bring the smile out of you!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 19:11
King James Version

“And I saw heaven opened,
and behold a white horse;
and he that sat upon him was called
Faithful and True,”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Life Way Made To Please You ~

My Life Way Made To Please You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
My life was made to praise You,
to lift You up in song . . .
my soul was made to worship You
to glorify You all day long.

My mind was made to seek You,
to claim Your perfect peace
my heart was made to find You
to know a love that’ll never cease.

My ears were made to hear You,
to listen for Your quiet voice
my eyes were made to see You
to be a witness to Your rejoice.

My feet were made to follow You,
to walk in Your very steps
my legs were made to go after You
to follow in Your concepts.

My mouth was made to declare You,
to tell the universe about Your love
my lips were made to confess You
to tell the earth You’re my God above.

My life was made to please You,
to lift You up in song . . .
my soul was made so You’d be seen
amongst the world’s throng.

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians
King James Version

“Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren,
and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye
have received of us how ye ought to walk
and to please God, so ye would abound more
and more.”

Copyright 2011
Deborah Ann Belka


Praying Hands ~

Praying Hands

I pace, I walk,
I toss and turn
wring hands
stomach churns.

Anxious, nervous
panic-stricken
my uneasiness
starts to sicken.

I pray, I plea,
I beg and implore
to a God
who won’t ignore.

Peaceful, blissful
calm sets in
my apprehension
I give over to Him.

I rest, I wait,
I trust and believe
praying hands
peace achieved!

~~~~

Philippians 4:6-7
King James Version

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which
passeth all understanding, shall keep
your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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