Category Archives: CHRISTian Poetry

A Victorious Life ~

A life victorious,
is a life that overcomes
for, to the old man it dies
and the new one it becomes.

A life triumphant,
is a life that’s no longer
engrossed with the world
and all it has to offer.

A life unbeaten,
is a life that’s defeated
the desires of the flesh
from its hearts are deleted.

A life confident.
is a life that’s conquered
picking up its own cross
no longer feels awkward.

A life victorious,
is a God-fearing one
for it’s a life that reflects
the life of His Son!

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1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory
that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Light of My Life ~

Today I am singing,
though outside it is gray
I can still see the Light . . .
though the sun’s tucked away.

For the Light that shines in me,
makes my heart radiate
though there maybe clouds
my joy they can’t alienate.

Jesus is that Light,
the song of my salvation
and I don’t need the sun
to sing out my elation.

For the Light of Jesus,
lights up both night and day
nothing stops it from shinning
on the Truth, Life and Way.

Today I am singing,
though outside it is dreary
the Light of my life. . .
is all I need to be cheery!

~~~~~~~

John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Hopelessly Impossible ~

Got a huge problem,
don’t know what to do
no finger nails left . . .
on which to chew?

Pulling your hair,
biting your lip
beginning to lose . . .
on life your grip?

Well don’t you let,
what you can’t do
take away what God
has planned for you.

For, what to you is,
hopelessly impossible
with God it is . . .
effortlessly possible.

So turn your problem,
over to His care . . .
for, there’s no concern
He’s not willing to bear!

~~~~~~

Mark 10:27

“And Jesus looking upon them saith,
With men it is impossible,
but not with God:
for with God
all things are possible.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled For Naught ~

Be strong, be courageous,
let your heart not be . . .
fearful or afraid
for the Lord is with thee.

Be strengthened, be secure,
you’ve nothing to fear
for God will be with you
to your side He’ll adhere.

Be brave, be undaunted,
no need to fear or dread
for God has promised
with His Spirit you’ll be lead.

Be fearless, be stout-hearted,
be care and worry free
for God will not fail
or ever leave thee.

Be strong, be courageous,
trouble your heart for naught
let God’s Word saturate
your minds every thought!

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Deuteronomy 31.6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Torn ~

When torn between,
which road to take
pray before any . . .
conclusion you make.

Don’t be in a hurry,
to make your decision
wait until God gives
a crystal clear vision.

When at a crossroad,
before you move on
pray and ask God
to be Spirit drawn.

Don’t rush ahead,
until He gives the go
for, if you’re patient
the way He will show.

When torn between,
which road to take . . .
always choose the highway
if on God you can’t wait!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

Proverbs 16:17

“The highway of the upright
is to depart from evil:
he that keepeth his way
preserveth his soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Hurts ~

Lord this hurts,
even after all these years
this empty, void space
still brings me to tears.

Like a knife,
my heart its cut through
so I’ll continue to give . . .
this pain over to You.

Lord this hurts,
in every single way
it still is painful
no matter what they say.

Like a vise,
my heart its crushed
so onto You my grief
I will continue to thrust.

Lord this hurts,
it’s more than I can take
only with Your strength
can another year I make!

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Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory
of my son Glenn
1974-2014


Be Our Peace Lord ~

Give us peace Lord,
give us calm . . .
be to our souls
a healing balm.

Bless us with,
Your serenity
fill our hearts
with tranquility.

Give us peace Lord,
give us stillness
flood our minds
with Your fullness.

Bless us with,
Your restfulness
give us a spirit
of gentleness.

Be our peace Lord,
perfect and flawless
fill our souls with
tranquility’s calmness!

~~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now the Lord of peace
himself give you peace
always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Wait-Training ~

Wait-training,
we all need to go through
it’s something . . .
we must to learn to do.

For, God wants to teach us,
how on Him to rely
and to trust Him when
He’s got us on standby.

It will take patience,
and a lot of practice
for wait-training requires
us to be proactive.

For, God wants to show us,
His timing is the best
through He’s got us waiting
we can still be at rest.

Wait-training,
takes a lot of fortitude
for it takes strength to have
a surrendered attitude!

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Psalms 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful In Any Circumstance ~

Whatever comes my way,
I take this stance . . .
to be thankful
in every circumstance.

Whenever I am happy,
my praise to God I sing
and I thank Him for . . .
the joy that He brings.

Whenever I have troubles,
I seek Him and I pray
and I thank Him for . . .
the peace on my way.

Whenever I’m hurting,
I trust my pain He’ll relieve
and I thank Him for . . .
the strength to believe.

Whenever I’m doubtful,
I give to Him my fear
and I thank Him for . . .
being close and near.

Regardless of how I feel,
I praise Him in advance
and I thank the Lord . . .
no matter my circumstance!

~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Not All Mother’s Are Happy Today ~

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
some their only child
has sadly passed away.

Other’s are forgotten,
it’s as if their were dead
these heart-wrenching words
their child, actually has said.

Some mother’s are alone,
from their children they’re apart
the miles between them
tug at her aching heart.

Other’s are heartbroken,
as their children seem aloof
there will be no gathering
today under her roof.

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
so please be kind to them
as you go about your way!

~~~~~

Proverbs 15:13

“A merry heart maketh
a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Is My Cross ~

This is my cross,
it is mine to carry
and it is up to me
the old man to bury.

This is my death,
this is my demise
so that a new life
in Christ can arise.

This is my cross,
this is me dying
this is me on myself
no longer relying.

This is me denying,
all my own plans
this is me leaving
all in God’s hands.

This is my cross,
this is my funeral
this is me becoming  . . .
for Jesus usable!

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Mark 8:34

“And when he had called the people
unto him with his disciples also,
he said unto them, Whosoever will
come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Silencing of the Sheep ~

There’s a silencing today,
of many of the Lord’s sheep
for the mention of sin . . .
under the carpet they sweep.

There’s a dumbing-down today,
sheep don’t say what they should
for what they know is bad
they now call fine and good.

There’s a suppressing today,
the sheep are now mute
immorality no longer
is something they dispute.

There’s a muzzling today,
truth sheep no longer speak
for the true Word of God . . .
they irredeemably tweak.

There’s a shushing today,
of those on the narrow path
for the sheep have forgotten
evil will meet with God’s wrath.

In God’s flock today,
there is a silencing
and this sheep thinks . . .
it’s woefully frightening!

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Isaiah 5:20

“Woe unto them that call evil good,
and good evil; that put darkness
for light, and light for darkness;
that put bitter for sweet,
and sweet for bitter!”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My True Love ~

I searched this world over,
but true love I found not
for there is none greater
than the one for me God’s got.

I sought wide and far,
for love that was forgiving
but love unconditional
no one was giving.

I looked high and low,
scanned about everywhere
but real love like God’s . . .
wasn’t to be found anywhere.

I scoured deep and broad,
scraped down into the barrel
but all I came up with
was love cold and sterile.

I searched and I searched,
for my one true love . . .
and I found it only comes
from God up above!

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1 John 3:1

“Behold, what manner of love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons of God: therefore
the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Today’s Idols ~

Today’s idols,
are made of many things
and oh the joy . . .
to us that they all bring.

We cradle them in our arms,
with them we sit, we walk, we stand
we’d never think to leave our home
without one of them in our hand.

Today’s idols.
are made of plastic and steel
and oh the joy . . .
from using them that we feel.

We connect to them each day,
when our morning’s begin
and when we retire at night
with them we’re still plugged in.

Today’s idols,
are just like the one’s of old
for to their idleness . . .
each one of us has been sold.

They are made up by man,
to keep us all connected
so that with God . . .
we’ll become disconnected!

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Psalm 135:15

“The idols of the heathen
are silver and gold,
the work of men’s hands.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Striving ~

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I rely on God’s mercy,
every day to move on
I put all my confidence
knowing more can be drawn.

I depend on God’s peace,
each day to get by
for, I know on its stillness
I can always rely.

I hang on to God’s promise,
of His returning one day
I keep my eyes focused
on the Life, Truth and Way.

I feed on God’s Word,
each day to survive
for more of His strength
I constantly strive!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Sleep Eludes You ~

When sleep eludes you,
on these things dwell upon
and before you know it
it will be a new dawn . . .

I will in perfect peace,
cause you to lie down
so come and rest on Me
I promise to stay around.

I will keep you safe,
all throughout the night
and when you awake
it’ll be to My light.

My ears are open,
to your every care
let Me have them now
so each one I can bear.

In My bottle I collect,
the drops of your tears
so trust Me tonight
with all of your fears.

This evening may be,
full of tears and sorrow
but, joy will come I promise
upon a new tomorrow!

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Compassion of Jesus ~

The compassion of Jesus,
in all of its fullness . . .
is yours if you’ll grasp
onto all of His goodness.

For it is full of pity,
and loving concern
its merciful and gracious
asks naught in return.

It’ll give you confidence,
support you when weak
its healing and calming
gentle, caring and meek.

It comforts the bereaved,
it feeds the hungry
brings daily refreshment
to those who are thirsty.

It provides the rest,
for minds that agonize
with hearts laden down
it sees and sympathies.

The compassion of Jesus,
and all of its richness . . .
is yours to claim today
in all of its fullness!

Matthew 9:36

“But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were scattered
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Finger Pointers ~

If we’re not to be,
finger pointers . . . .
then why are we still
reputation spoilers?

If we’re not to gossip,
or stab in the back
then why do we still
let our lips smack?

If our tongues,
we need to bite
then why are they still
in a rush to fight?

If our lips,
we need to restrain
they why do we still
lash out in disdain?

If we we’re to see past,
our own smugness . . .
our fingers would point
right back at us!

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Psalm 34:13

“Keep thy tongue from evil,
and thy lips from speaking guile.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Graffiti ~

When satan messes,
with your heart and mind
on them his graffiti . . .
you will begin to find.

For your hope,
he will vandalize
and on your heart
he’ll write his lies.

When your faith,
satan tries to deface
let him know
you’re saved by grace.

For with your trust,
he will have a ball
and on your mind
his lies he’ll scrawl.

When satan lies to you,
don’t play chicken . . .
tell him what in your Bible
has been written!

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Matthew 4:10

“Then saith Jesus unto him,
Get thee hence, Satan:
for it is written,”

King James Version
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Sounding Brass ~

Sounding brass,
sharp and shrill
the call to charity
they can’t fill.

They seem to appear,
so strong and wise
but yet so oblivious
to charity’s cries.

Tinkling cymbals,
sound so sweet
but give no charity
to those they meet.

They look sincere,
so meek and small
yet still can’t hear
charity’s needy call.

Sounding brass,
tinkling cymbals
have not agape love . . .
plain and simple!

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1 Corinthians 13:1

“Though I speak with
the tongues of men
and of angels,
and have not charity,
I am become as
sounding brass, or a
tinkling cymbal.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


You Can Do It ~

You can be an endurer,
you can persist
if to the world’s wicked ways
you will resist.

You can be an overcomer,
you can prevail
if you don’t let satan’s arrows
your faith impale.

You can be an achiever,
you can win
if you run away from
all forms of sin.

You can be an opposer,
you can contend
if you don’t conform
or be the world’s friend.

You can do it,
you can win the race . . .
just keep looking to Jesus
for assurance and grace!

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Hebrews 12:1-2

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


You Are Priceless ~

 

You are precious,
to your Creator priceless
for, He has made you
wonderfully flawless.

He knitted you together,
in your mother’s womb
His very own breath
was your life-giving fume.

You are valuable,
more so than all the birds
for, Your Creator made you
to be a sheep for His herd.

He molded you together,
with His mighty hand
in His providence
your life He has planned.

You are precious,
priceless and valuable
to your Creator . . .
you are indispensable!

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Genesis 2:7

And the Lord God formed man
of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Many Facet’s of Grace ~

There are many facets,
to God’s grace . . .
and each one of them
we need to embrace.

There is an abundance,
of grace sufficient . . .
to abound in all things
and make us resilient.

There is a flooding,
of grace restoring . . .
to help keep us from
hopelessly despairing.

There is an overflowing,
of grace comforting . . .
when from heartbreak
we are suffering.

There is an outpouring,
of grace restraining . . .
to overcome temptation
and from sin entertaining.

There is a flooding,
of grace sanctifying . . .
to  live our life’s holy
and not self-satisfying

There are many facets,
to God’s grace . . .
and Jesus showed them all
when He died in our place!

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John 1:16

“And of his fulness
have all we received,
and grace for grace.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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