The Lemon’s of Life ~

Life's Lemons ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

 Sometimes in life,
lemons, we are given
unpleasant tastes of truth
we have to sink our teeth in.

They come at us,
from out of nowhere
making us want to cry
“Life isn’t being fair.”

Lemons are so acidic,
they’ll turn us quite sour
as they eat away and erode
all our faith and power.

They are the bitter fruits,
of resentment and envy
leaving us feeling cold
indifferent and empty.

When life gives us lemons,
we need the Holy Spirit’s aide
to turn our sourness into . . .
sweet, refreshing lemonade!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith, meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

About Deborah Ann

I love the Lord with all my heart and soul. My Holy Spirit inspired poetry tells of my trust in God, my faith in Christ Jesus my Savior and my journey into finding peace that truly passes all understanding. I pray it will be a blessing to all who read it ~ To God Be The Glory! ~ View all posts by Deborah Ann

18 responses to “The Lemon’s of Life ~

  • The True Light!

    So well thought out! I always love to read your poetry…

    Steve

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    • deborah ann

      Hey, I thought you got off the blogging circuit. It just dawned on me that way back in May you were searching other doors the Lord may have for you. It’s funny when I saw you posting comments again that it never seemed like you were gone. I pray the Lord has been leading you and guiding you and glad He had you pop back into my life . . . for however long the season. ~ Blessings to you and yours ~ Debby

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      • The True Light!

        What a sweet comment Debby…(hope I may call you that!)

        I am tossed a bit still by what is going on in my life. My mother passed away in February after a time with Alzheimer’s. It was my duty to look after her and her affairs, so there was much for me to do in her life and her death.

        I’m still grieving a bit, but things are getting better. It’s the “being alone” part, even when I’m around friends or family that grinds on me.

        I wish I had the kind of heart I see in you and others like you. My faith is solid, but my life is a bit “unfulfilled.” I’m not sure why exactly…

        Your postings are always a joy to read as are your comments and such. Your faith and hope comes through in all that you write. That is to your credit, and the Lord’s joy!

        Bless you and yours as well as you live, and may you find happiness and comfort in all you do…

        Steve

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        • deborah ann

          Yes, my friends and family call me that and also Deb so since you are my friend in Jesus I will give you the permission 🙂 I use Deborah Ann because it is the name on my BC, and that is what my mom called me whenever I was in trouble so it serves as a reminder from God . . . I better not stray 🙂 🙂

          Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. My father too went to be with the Lord and I remember how difficult it was to not having him with us anymore. Then when I lost my own son, last year I felt the pain no mother should have to feel. But, God has given me such peace . . . it isn’t anything I can explain and when people say they don’t understand how good I have dealt wth it I just point up to heaven the only sorce of my strength. Praying the Lord will continue to quide and lead you into healing and open many doors for you ! ~ Blessings ~ Debby

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          • The True Light!

            Wow…you’ve been through a lot, Debby. I lost my father some 30 years ago to a sudden heart attack. But I can’t imagine losing a child 😦 ! How awful!!!!!!

            You know, I’m not much of a fan of Hollywood “celebs,” but Joan River’s daughter said recently that when she lost her father it was like a “comma” in her life. But when her mother died, the comma became a “period.”

            I get that. It is strange to feel that grandparents, uncles, aunts, and such have all gone, but now both parents! We were a close family, so it feels like “a period” to me as well. Nobody’s left…

            And I understand the mom’s anger thing too. I was called “Steven Paul” when I messed up…or “you get in here now, ‘Mister!’ ” LOL.

            I know God has helped me many times in the struggles of life. Sometimes I’m more aware than at other times, but I know He’s always watching over me.

            He will watch over you in the same way, Debby. I pray now that He will always be your inspiration and hope in this life, and your Savior in the life to come!

            You are very wonderful to talk with. Oh, I’ll call you “Debby” as my ex-wife was named “Deb!” But that’s another story for another time…

            TTYL, Steve

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            • deborah ann

              My mom 89 and going strong . . . she leaves three states away and since I can’t travel she comes to see me. I call her ever Sunday since my dad died 15 years ago. She lived with us for a few months over the years, but likes to much being on her own. It will be a whole other things when the Lord takes her home.

              I don’t think it will be possible for me to every walk away from God again. Once is more than enough . . . and I have learned both the easy and hard way how to love and trust with all of my heart and soul. That’s my story and I am sticking with it 🙂

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              • The True Light!

                Wow, Debby, that’s quite a bit about your life…and still I have questions…(not nosy, just interested.)

                You mentioned you can’t travel. Is that due to some sort of physical limitation? I know I have nerve damage in my legs which limit how much and far I walk.

                I’m okay for short walks, but longer ones I need a cane. I also wear these abbreviated leg splints on my calves to help hold my feet. I look like I walk just fine, but I’m limited a bit.

                I had a car accident when I was 17, and now as I get older, the nerves in my legs are getting a bit weaker. Anyway, enough about that!

                Funny, we had my father-in-law living with us for about 6 yrs. But he had cancer and finally passed. Then my mother lived with us, (Alzheimer’s), but she became too much to handle. She went home to her Lord last Feb. as I’ve told you.

                As for me, I struggle a bit in my walk with the Lord. I love Him, but my heart is still a little too much “in the world.” But, I would never leave Him as my beliefs are too strong for that.

                I am always more of an example of what the scriptures say…”no matter the greatness of the sin, His grace is always greater.”

                I don’t tell too many people this much, but you are so open with me and I feel I can share things…

                Steve

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                • deborah ann

                  Wow Steve, sorry to hear of your accident and issues with your legs and feet. I have many health issues most are muscular/skeleton. When I was fifty, I was told I had a spine like an eighty year old! Spinal stenosis in the cervical and lumbar regions, deterioration also in those areas, along with a bunch of other things. I also had a birth defect in my neck that left my spinal cord with very little room to go through so they had to fuse four of my vertebras together with big long screws, oh my!!! God has been good I can move around pretty good, though it be painful. I did go on a gazillion drugs for all the pain . . . but finally said no more. I would rather hurt that feel like a zombie. I only take ibuprofen. If the pain is really bad I can see my doctor for a small amount of something stronger. I don’t fly because after I get wherever I go, all I can do is sit or lay down for days and that I would rather do at home!

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