Category Archives: Forgiveness Poems

Forgiveness Will Not Come Unless ~

Forgiveness is impossible,
in hearts not Spirit filled
forgiveness will not come . . .
unless in God, hearts are stilled.

Forgiveness is unlikely,
in hearts made of stone
forgiveness will not come . . .
unless in God, hearts are His own.

Forgiveness will not happen,
in hearts that blame and resent
forgiveness will not come . . .
unless in God, hearts are content.

Forgiveness is unachievable,
in hearts that are not forgiven
forgiveness will not come . . .
unless in God, new hearts are given.

Forgiveness is impossible,
in hearts that don’t have Jesus
forgiveness will never come . . .
unless hearts of flesh, He puts in us!

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Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take away
the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Do Not Be Troubled ~

do-not-be-troubled-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Do not be troubled,
do not be afraid
though you think Jesus
your heart has betrayed.

For, there isn’t anything,
stopping Him from loving You
even when you deny Him
in the things you say and do.

Do not be downcast,
do not be disheartened
though Jesus you’ve failed
He has not departed.

For, Jesus sees you’re weak,
He knows you’re in distress
all He wants from you . . .
is your failures to confess.

Do not be troubled,
don’t stay from Him away
Jesus wants to restore
your faith, in Him today!

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John 13:37-38

“Peter said unto him,
Lord, why cannot I follow
thee now? I will lay down
my life for thy sake.

Jesus answered him,
Wilt thou lay down thy life
for my sake? Verily, verily,
I say unto thee, The cock
shall not crow, till thou
hast denied me thrice.

John 14:1

“Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Heart of Flesh ~

The Heart of Flesh ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The heart of stone says,
you, I’ll never forgive
the one of flesh replies
more love to you I’ll give.

The heart of stone says,
get far away from me
the one of flesh responds
I’ll show you more mercy.

The heart of stone says,
I don’t what to see your face
the one of flesh implores
to you I’ll give more grace.

The heart of stone says,
I don’t want you here
the one of flesh reacts
for you I’m always near.

The heart of stone says,
you, have hurt me so
the one of flesh answers
I’ll let the past things go.

The heart of stone says,
from me get thee away
the one of flesh believes
in doing things God’s way!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put
within you: and I will take away
the stony heart out of your flesh,
and I will give you an heart of flesh.”

King James Version
Public Domain


He Remembers No More ~

Remember No More ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

He remembers no more,
my sin, the disgrace
His mercy forgets them
as well does His grace.

My past shortcomings,
He’ll never again analyze
for my former failures
I’ll never again apologize.

He remembers no more,
my mistakes, the shame
on my soul He took pity
so His peace I could claim.

All of my backslidings,
He envisions no more
my earlier transgressions
He’ll not again explore.

He remembers no more,
my shame, the sin
no longer do I carry
the disgrace within!

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Jeremiah 31:34b

“For I will forgive
their iniquity, and I will
remember their sin no more.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Forgiveness ~

God's Forgiveness ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s forgiveness,
is limitless
His long-suffering
is continuous.

It is non-stopple,
it’s boundless
it is without borders
it’s endless.

God’s forgiveness,
is inexhaustible
His love for us
it’s incomprehensible.

It is vast,
it’s immeasurable
it is immense
it’s perpetual.

God’s forgiveness,
is everlasting
His patience goes . . .
beyond our understanding!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Luke 17:4

“And if he trespass against thee
seven times in a day, and seven times
in a day turn again to thee, saying,
I repent; thou shalt forgive him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Mercy, Love and Grace ~

God's Grace, Mercy and Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Sometimes my mind wanders,
all over the place . . .
but, it always comes back
to God’s amazing grace.

Some days I try to make it,
on my very own . . .
but, I’m always lead back
to God’s loving throne.

Sometimes my faith,
begins to doubt and waiver
but, I’m always brought back
to God’s abundant favor.

Sometimes for my wrongs,
I still feel I am guilty
but, it always comes around
to God’s tender mercy.

Sometimes my feet roam,
as I run the faithful race . . .
but, they always return
to God’s mercy, love and grace!

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Lamentations 3:40

“Let us search and try our ways,
and turn again to the Lord.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilt Free ~

Not Guitly used with permission IBible Verses

God, forgives you,
and you must too
or else your guilt
will eat away at you.

Guilt is your enemy,
it devours the soul
only Jesus can heal
and make it whole.

Guilt condemns you,
it’ll convict and blame
only Jesus’ love bears
all of your shame.

Guilt is destructive,
with it you’ll contend
but, on Jesus’ grace
you can depend.

God, forgives you,
and you must too
for Jesus took guilt’s
punishment for you!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:1

“There is therefore now no condemnation
to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Root of Bitterness ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~Roots ~ jasongoroncy.com ~

The root of bitterness,
digs deep into our soul
fighting so ever hard
to take complete control.

It’s entirely entrenched,
in resentment and regret
holds tightly to our heart
so the past we’ll not forget.

It puts a choke hold on,
the thoughts in our mind
in the hopes God’s peace
we won’t be able to find.

It establishes itself,
before we even know
until on the outside
our anger starts to show.

The only way to kill,
the root of bitterness
is to apply to it . . .
love and forgiveness!

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Ephesians 4:31

“Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger,
and clamour, and evil speaking,
be put away from you, with all malice:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Candle of My Soul ~

Love candle by Russell Matin free photo #1004

Lord light the wick,
to the candle of my soul
so I can peer into . . .
each crevice, every hole.

Let Your light shine,
on any leftover sin
that is still hiding
unrepented, deep within.

Turn up the heat,
keep fanning the flame
until I call out . . .
each sin by its name.

Let Your light expose,
in my heart, let it reveal
every evil notion
I still try to conceal.

Turn up the heat,
keep fanning the flame
until I call out . . .
each thought by its name.

Lord light the wick,
to the candle of my soul
until forgiveness  . . .
fills up each gaping hole!

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 20:27

“The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord,
searching all the inward parts of the belly.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Forgive You ~

Forgive ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

God forgives me,
and you, I do too
though I’m not happy
with the things, you do.

But, by His grace,
and mercies ever tender
a forgiving heart to you
I am willing to render.

God forgives me,
I am not without sin
daily over kindness
there’s a battle, to win.

But, in His strength,
I fight off the attack
turning to Jesus for
the meekness, I lack.

God forgives you,
for what you’ve done
I forgive you too . . .
because of His Son!

~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:13
King James Version

“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel against any:
even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Forgiveness in the Son ~

forgiveness CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s not that I don’t remember,
it’s just that I choose to forget
my life as I lived it . . .
before the day Jesus and I met.

It’s not that I can’t recall,
the places that I have been
but, I know it’s just the devil
who wants to visit my past sin.

It’s not that I don’t regret,
or feel the shame of disgrace
it’s just that I know I’m forgiven
because of Jesus’ awesome grace.

It’s not that I don’t consider,
my life before I was saved
it’s just that I don’t want to be
to my former days enslaved.

So, don’t throw in others faces,
the wrong things they have done
for, we’re all a bunch of sinners
needing to forgive every one!

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

Isaiah 38:17
King James Version

“Behold, for peace I had great bitterness:
but thou hast in love to my soul delivered
it from the pit of corruption:
for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Like Peter!

Messed Up by kelly Sikkema free photo #16451

Lord, how many times have I denied You,
unlike Peter, I know of more than three
yet, just like Peter all I really wanted
was to follow and go along with Thee.

Lord, how many times did I reject,
the promises I found in Your Word
for, when faced with life’s impossibilities
I acted as if these truths, I never heard.

Lord, how many times did I refuse,
the path You had laid out for me
for, when my selfish pride took control
Your plans I didn’t want to see.

Lord, how many times did I decline,
Your mercy and endless grace
for, when I found  true contentment
it wasn’t You, who I embraced.

Lord, how many times have I denied,
too many to count, I do fear
that is why today I offer You . . .
my repentant, regretful tears!

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Matthew 26:75
King James Version 

“And Peter remembered the word of Jesus,
which said unto him, Before the cock crow,
thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out,
and wept bitterly.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Treasure of My Tears ~

Tears by John Emery free photo #14718

Lord, how wonderful is Your compassion,
that You would notice all my fears
how tender is Your undying love
that You’ve numbered all my tears.

My tears are like a treasure,
to You ~ when they fall
for when I’m in need of comfort
it’s on Your name that I call.

You know of my past afflictions,
You’ve seen my seasons of drought
You watched as I have struggled
when with You, I had my doubt.

And though I have strayed,
my heart always belonged to You
it’s because of Your great love
my wanderings ~ weren’t accrued.

Lord, how wonderful You are,
You’ve been with me all these years
how tender Your mercy is for me
as You gather up my repentant tears!

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Psalm 56:8
King James Version

“Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Heart Matter ~

Forgiveness used with permission Doorpost Verses

Bitterness is resentment’s kin,
the two go hand in hand
when one falls down the other one
will be there to help it stand.

Bitterness says I won’t forgive,
resentment tells you why
put them both together
and you’ll hear their heated cry.

Bitterness blames everyone,
other than its own self
resentment holds on to the past
so not to incriminate itself.

Bitterness can’t believe,
all the bad things that have happen
resentments says it’s just not fair
and other’s shouldn’t be forgiven.

Bitterness excels at hurtful things,
resentment can do even better
and when they work collectively
Jesus can’t get to the heart matter.

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Acts 8:23
King James Version

“For I perceive that thou art
in the gall of bitterness,
and in the bond of iniquity.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Power of Forgiveness ~

Forgiveness used with permission Doorpost Verses

There is nothing quite like,
the power of forgiveness
nothing is so freeing
as letting go of bitterness.

There nothing quite like,
forgiving and forgetting
undoing the damage done
without doubt or regretting.

There is nothing quite like,
a heart willing to believe
the words ~ I am sorry
so peace it can receive.

There is nothing quite like,
mending hurt feelings
resolving lifelong issues
to bring inner healing.

There is nothing quite like,
the attitude of humility
letting go and letting God
turn discord into tranquility.

There is nothing quite like,
the power of God’s grace
the pure joy of release
when forgiveness we embrace!

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Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another,
 tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Broken Wings ~

Breath Deep used with permission IBible Verses

With tattered wings,
God’s eagles fly
but they can’t soar
up too high.

For on their wings,
they carry pain
to reach new heights
would be a strain.

Broken wings,
can’t take on air
life to them
has been so unfair.

Hurt has clipped,
their wings spread
all the eagles know
is what they dread.

Eagles wings,
chained to the past
cannot take off
no matter the draft.

They need Jesus,
to set them free
from all the drama
and its misery.

Only then,
can they soar and fly
when to their past
they let it die!

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Philippians 3:13
King James Version

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those things which are before,”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


No ~ Not Even One!

10 Comandments used with permission Creation Swap

Her heart was filled with lust,
her spirit was broken down
she was sought by the men
who lived all through her town.

She lived her life in darkness,
she knew she would be stoned
yet, she carried on in her sin
till her secret was made known.

They caught her red-handed,
right in the sinful act
and they brought her to Jesus
with all the details of the fact.

They asked Him to judge her,
to indict her for her sin
they even called Him their Master
in hopes a ruling they would win.

He knew she was an adulterous,
told the blood thirsty crowd so
then He said, “You without sin”
go ahead and cast the first throw.

They caught her in her sin,
they saw the crime she had done
but they could not condemn her
no ~ not even one!

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John 8: 7
King James Bible

“So when they continued asking Him, He
raised Himself up and said to them, “He
who is without sin among you, let him
throw a stone at her first.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Slow in Your Anger!

Remain In Love

Be slow in your anger,
be slow to show your wrath
for you are called to peace
with self-control as your path.

Be not puffed up with pride,
be not filled with malice
for you are called to be gentle
not thick-skinned and callous.

Put off all bitterness and hate,
put off what’s boiling inside you
for you are called to temperance
in all that you say and do.

Take off that old sinful man,
take off the old wicked nature
for you are called in His love
not conflict and heated wager.

Let not the sun set on your anger,
let it not go down on your wrath
for God is leading you away from
the self-righteous, arrogant path.

Be kind to one another,
be tenderhearted and forgiving
for Jesus is God’s only example
of how Christians should be living!

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Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What if Jesus?

Forgive

I question those Christians,
who say they love the Lord
and yet to forgive others
their hearts can’t get on board.

They tithe and go to church,
sometimes they read their Bible
but to those who’ve hurt them
they still hold them accountable.

They’ve chosen not to forget,
nor give to God their pain
to do so would mean
their suffering would be in vain.

For deep in their souls,
they’ve become the judge
and to forgive others means
their hearts would have to budge.

So they cling on to the past,
with hearts as cold as stone
instead of letting God
do the judging from throne.

I wonder if they ever think,
what if Jesus had thought this way
I wonder what these Christians . . .
would then have to say!

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Luke 6:37
King James Version

“Judge not, and ye shall not be judged:
condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned:
forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Not Guilty!

Saved by Jon Tomero free photo #7929

I have walked on this earth,
for many, many years . . .
I’ve stumbled and I’ve fallen
over my doubts and my fears.

Many times I have thought,
another step I could not take
and life’s troubling journey
I just did not want to make.

I struggled with the frantic pace,
I wrestled with the anxious stride
until the day, I came to realize
I was marching to my own pride.

I knew I needed deliverance,
from the course that I was on
and that is when I felt my life
to God being forever drawn.

He set me on a new path,
and saved me from the pit
He found me not guilty
and my sins, He did acquit!

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Psalm 32
King James Version

“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Sweetest Word I Know!

Will Your Forgive Me by Jason Sheveland free photo #6130

There is no other sweeter word,
that I have yet to hear . . .
there is no other sound of hope
that has fallen on my guilty ear.

There is no other pardon,
that’ll remove my crimson stain
there is no other sure release
to which my soul will ever gain.

There is no other freedom,
that I have yet to find . . .
there is no other liberation
of my soul, heart and mind.

There is nothing else like it,
nothing my ears have ever heard
 . . . forgiveness . . .
is that sweet blessed word!

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Ephesians 1:7
King James Version

“In whom we have redemption through his blood,
the forgiveness of sins, according to the
riches of his grace;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Should Have’s and Only If’s . . .

Pressing on For Jesus used with permission IBible Verses on facebook

God doesn’t care about . . .
our should have’s and only if’s
He doesn’t nose around the past
in our mistakes, He doesn’t sniff.

He won’t dig up the wild seeds,
that in our life we have sown
He only cares from our mistakes
if in His wisdom, we have grown.

He doesn’t make our skeletons,
come back to taunt or haunt us
for when we confess our sins
He throws them under the bus.

God doesn’t sits around stewing,
over the errors we have made
He doesn’t want our minds troubled
or our hearts to be dismayed.

God only cares about our future,
where we go from here and now
and our should have’s and only if’s
He no longer wants us to avow!

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Philippians 3:13
King James Version

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do, forgetting those things
which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before,”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What’s Your Rock?

Sassirosso by Emanuele Manili used with permission Creationswap
What one will you pick up,
what rock are you holding
which stone will you throw
which one will you be hurling?

What judgment are you clenching,
what innuendo will you toss out
what boulder is in your sling
what lies will you spout?

What punishment will you give,
what gossip will you tell
what criticism is on your lips
at what soul will you yell?

What will be your ruling,
what verdict will you give?
Will your sentence be a living hell . . .
or will you learn to forgive?

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Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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