Category Archives: God’s Grace Poems

Nothing We Can Do ~

nothing-we-can-do-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

There’s nothing we can do,
to purchase salvation
no works, no deeds
will buy our redemption.

There’s not one thing,
that will earn us freedom
no activity, no action
will warrant us a pardon.

There’s not a single thing,
that’ll save us from sin
no method, no procedure
can remove the evil within.

There’s nothing we can say,
that’ll keep us from hell
no words, no benediction
can our spiritual death dispel.

There is only one thing,
that we need to do . . .
and God that is by faith to accept
the gift of grace from You!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace
are ye saved
through faith;
and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”
.
King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace to The Rescue ~

Grace To The Resuce ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Grace restores,
the broken pieces
fills in the cracks
smooths the creases.

Grace heals,
the heart that aches
mends the wounds
patches the scrapes.

Grace renews,
the mind unraveled
reinforces the thoughts
that have been tangled.

Grace reaffirms,
the soul wanting
provides the strength
brings the calming.

Grace restores,
heals and renews
Grace always comes
to our rescue!

~~~~~

Romans 3:24

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s About the Grace ~

BY Grace3used with permission IBible Verses

It’s all about grace,
not about the works . . .
it’s all about freedom
with eternal perks.

For grace is liberating,
it’s soul freeing too
and it’s not something
you get, by what you do.

It’s all about grace,
God’s mercy and favor
it’s all about believing . . .
Jesus is the Lord and Savior.

For grace is forgiving,
there is no cost to you
Jesus paid the price in full
leaving us nothing left to do.

It’s all about grace,
the confession of sin
it’s all about repentance
that comes from deep within.

For grace will set you free,
from the inside out . . .
it’ll cast out every fear
take away all the doubt.

It’s all about grace,
liberating and freeing
it will turn you away from
the sinful life you’re living!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Embracing Grace ~

Embracing Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I always loved the thought,
of eternal grace . . .
in my mind forgiveness
I was able to embrace.

I knew of God’s mercy,
heard about His wrath
in my mind I could see
the straight, narrow path.

I knew of His Spirit,
the gifts He bestowed
in my mind I’d could see
from where they flowed.

I knew I was hopeless,
as I listened to the Word
in my mind I envisioned
every truth that I heard.

I knew I was a sinner,
I thought I was saved
but, still to the world . . .
I knew I was enslaved.

I always loved the thought,
of embracing grace . . .
but now in my heart and soul
it too has a place!

~~~~~~~~~~

Luke 10:27

“And he answering said,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God
with all thy heart, and with all
thy soul, and with all thy strength,
and with all thy mind;

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The True Grace of God ~

One Grace used with permission IBible Verses

May the true grace of God,
change you from within
may it set you free . . .
from the bondage of sin.

May the true grace of God,
you put on today
may from worldly lusts
you turn and walk away.

May the true grace of God,
bring about new life
may with temptation
you no longer have strife.

May the true grace of God,
lead you to holiness
may to Calvary’s cross
you come with lowliness.

May the true grace of God,
be not taken in vain
may in your heart and soul
Jesus live and reign!

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

2 Corinthians 6:1

” We then, as workers together with him,
beseech you also that ye receive not
the grace of God in vain.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Root of Grace ~

grow-in-grace-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Lord, may the root of grace,
dig deeper into my soul
may it work its way through
until it takes control.

May it feed upon Your Word,
bring to me awareness
how showing others grace . . .
is all about Your fairness.

May it firmly be established,
so it can bear good fruit
may it increase and grow
until mercy too, takes root.

May it ooze from my heart,
like sap from a tree
just as it did that day . . .
when You died for me.

Lord, may the root of grace,
dig deeper into my life . . .
may it prosper in the good times
and prevail whenever there is strife!

~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18

“But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.

To him be glory
both now and for ever. Amen.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Arms of Grace ~

come-to-jesus CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Throughout my life,
I have found a  place
where I can escape . . .
from the  rat race.

It’s a perfect spot,
to let it all go . . .
a space to unwind
so peace can flow.

It’s not very far,
it’s easy to get to
shutting my eyes . . .
is all I have to do.

In my mind I envision,
till my heart can see
my Lord and Savior
right here, next to me.

Before too long,
His presence is real
and His calmness
I begin to feel.

Throughout my life,
I have found a  place
where I can escape . . .
into the arms of grace!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:28

“Come unto me, all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


More Grace ~

grace CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, there is a void,
in the pit of my soul
it feels as if there is . . .
a big, gaping hole.

There is an emptiness,
deep inside my heart
I feel as if my world . . .
is unraveling apart.

There is a hollowness,
that my spirit senses
I feel as if I’m living . . .
under false pretenses.

There is an abyss,
a darkness, I can’t see
I feel as if it’s going to . . .
swallow up, the all of me.

Lord, there is a void,
a big, dark gaping space
I need You to fill it . . .
with more of Your grace!

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

James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith,
 God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Merry Heart ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~Your Grace is Sufficent - IBible Verses

Whenever you feel down,
whenever sad and blue
I’ve a dose of medicine
I know is good for you.

Take a cup of God’s mercy,
sip it throughout the day
it comes with a guarantee
to keep depression away.

God’s grace is a cure-all,
for all that is ailing you
it’s the antidote you need
on the days you are blue.

You will have true peace,
your heart will be merry
as you learn to trust Jesus
your burdens, He will carry.

Whenever feeling down,
let God’s mercy lift you up
with a dose of good cheer . . .
found in grace’s loving cup!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 17:22

” A merry heart doeth good like a medicine:
 but a broken spirit drieth the bones.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s All About Grace ~

Grace Free Unmerited

It’s all about grace,
nothing about me
it’s all about Jesus . . .
setting me free.

It’s all about believing,
grace, I’m unworthy of
it’s all about knowing
the gift, of God’s love.

It’s all about grace,
God’s mercy unmerited
it’s all about Jesus . . .
to whom, I’m indebted.

It’s all about trusting,
the Gospel as I do
it’s all about grace
working its way through.

It’s all about grace,
undeservingly given
it’s all about Jesus . . .
that my sins are forgiven!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8-9

” For by grace are ye saved through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Embrace Grace ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo ByGraceThroughFaith IBible Verses

The wonder of God’s grace,
is yours, to embrace . . .
your sins it forgives
your past, it will erase.

Grace is unmerited,
no works to perform
it’s a gift undeserved
your life, it’ll transform.

Grace brings new hope,
to the weariest of souls
for, the gospel of grace
heals and makes whole.

Grace has the power,
to make all things new
if you lack the strength
grace will carry you.

Grace seeks you out,
it knows where you are
for the grace of God
is never very far.

The wonder of God’s grace,
is free for the asking . . .
if you embrace, grace by faith
it will be ever-lasting!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

” For by grace are ye saved through faith
and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Growing in Grace ~

~ CHRISTitan poetry by deborahann ~grow-in-grace 2 IBible Verses

Each day we need to grow,
in the power of God’s grace. . .
for it is full of mercy
all malice it will erase.

We need to utilize it,
on an hourly basis . . .
it will make us humble
charitable and generous.

It enriches our souls,
empowering us to live . . .
with Godly compassion
enabling us to forgive.

We need to seek it out,
in our daily prayer . . .
for, the grace God gives
is free for us to share.

The wisdom of God’s grace,
each day we need to grow
so our faith in Jesus . . .
others too will want to know!

~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18

“But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of our Lord

and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory

both now and for ever. Amen.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


By His Grace ~

My Grace is Sufficient used with permission Doorpost Verses

Sometimes, it’s hard to get up,
to greet a brand new day
sometimes, I think in my bed
I should cover up and stay.

Sometimes, it’s hard to put,
one foot, in front of the other
sometimes, I ask myself . . .
why should I even bother.

Sometimes, it’s hard to dress,
to wash my face and hair
sometimes, the pain I feel
is just too much to bear.

Sometimes, it’s hard to leave,
to close and lock the door
sometimes, I don’t want to go
even to my favorite store.

But, whenever I start to feel,
today ~ I just cannot do . . . .
Jesus whispers in my ear
“My grace will get you through!”

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

2 Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly therefore
will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Grace ~

 

He Knows How To Run ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, I need a refill,
my reserve is getting low
I need a Holy Spirit stir
from my head to my toe.

Going to need a boost,
a shot of endurance
I need more strength
and some temperance.

Lord, I need a lift,
a spiritual transformation
a real pick-me-up
an increase of inspiration.

Going to need a daily dose,
of all the Gospel’s truths
if I am to fight off Satan
and all his deadly troops.

Lord, I need a refill,
of Your daily grace . . .
I need some renewing
to stay in the race!

~~~~~~~.

Isaiah 40:31
King James Version 

“But they that wait
upon the Lord shall renew
their strength;

they shall mount up
with wings as eagles;

they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Transforming

Surrounded By Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ I Bible Verses Photo

God’s grace is transforming,
if you want it to be
it will change your life
till its Christ, others see.

It’s living inside of you,
you have the power within
it’s working right now
to triumph over every sin.

You might be poor,
but, it will make you rich
for grace freely given
comes without a hitch.

It has no drawbacks,
you have all that you need
there is no hindrance
when to pride you concede.

It will teach and train you,
how to live out your days
it will lead you down the path
of the true and righteous way.

God’s grace is transforming,
it’s alive and living in you
and if you will let it . . .
it ‘ll come bounding through!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 5:20
King James Version

“Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound.
But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


His Grace Is Sufficient ~

 

My Grace is Sufficient used with permission Doorpost Verses

Some people feel guilty,
some still feel the shame
for their past sin
they still take the blame.

They refuse to let go,
of their past indiscretions
so they hang on to
their former transgressions.

But, once you’re repented,
there’s no need to go back
Jesus died for all of your sins
His grace, you’ll never lack.

For, grace covers you now,
it’s covered what you’ve done
it’ll cover you all the way till
you enter into His kingdom.

So, throw away your guilt,
say goodbye to all the blame
Jesus’ gift of sufficient grace
is yours, right now to claim!

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

2 Corinthians 12:9
King James Version

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heart Full of Grace ~

Grace by Nathan Furr free photo #12440

When a heart is full of grace,
it is a heart that is kind
compassion for others
envelopes its mind.

It puts on humility,
wears the cloak of patience
it dresses itself with modesty
wears the robe of justice.

It is wrapped in peace,
It’s covered in forgiveness
drapes itself with love
it’s swathed in gentleness.

When a heart is full of grace,
gratitude is its garment
the Word of God . . .
is its wardrobe requirement!

~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:12
King James Version

Put on therefore, as the elect of God,
holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering;”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Rescued ~

isaiah-41-10-hand-of-god-god-says used with permission Darrell Creswell

He came with a tender heart,
extended a loving hand
from my own misery
He helped me up to stand.

He saw that I was lost,
how my life lacked direction
He knew in the darkness
I couldn’t see the separation.

I was soiled, I was stained,
with the grime of my sin
He knew that I needed
to be cleansed from within.

He shined His light on me,
broke through the hard crust
showed me how much I needed
in Him, to believe and trust.

He was the voice of hope,
His promises I could hear
to His voice I listened
till He took away my fear.

He came with a tender heart,
rescued me with His loving hand
He gave me the gift of grace
now by faith ~ I firmly stand!

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Isaiah 41:10
King James Version

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed;
for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Where Grace and Mercy Dwells ~

Wilderness by Steve Kirkeby free photo

Sometimes I wander,
through the valleys of my soul
lingering near the streams of life
when I felt well and whole.

I ponder the times Jesus filled in,
the empty and void space
where His love for me flowed
like a river full of endless grace.

As I stroll along the rugged clefts,
I can see the hard times too
as I roam all around them
His mercy for me shines through.

I reflect on the days and nights,
when I thought I was on my own
but now I can see how Jesus
never once, left me all alone.

I come across the mountains,
that I had to hike up to . . .
some of them I never thought
the hard climb, I could ever do.

But there I see Jesus,
standing upon the crest
calling down to me
“Come, I’ll give you rest.”

Sometimes I like to wander,
through the hills and dells
and go deep into my soul
where grace and mercy dwells.

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:17
King James Version

“That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted and grounded in love”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


It Takes a Broken Heart ~

the-lord-is-close-to-the-brokenhearted_ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Sometimes, it takes a broken heart,
that God has to repair and mend
sometimes, it takes one crushed
by a loved one or a friend.

Sometimes, He needs a heart,
that is full of grief and pain
sometimes, it takes one mournful
filled with regret and shame.

Sometimes, He needs a heart,
suffering one blow after blow
sometimes, it takes one sorrowful
so His mercy He can show.

Sometimes, He needs a heart,
shattered and torn
sometimes, it takes one regretful
full of self-contempt and scorn.

Sometimes, God needs your heart,
broken and beaten down
so He may come into your life
and turn your world around.

Sometimes, it takes a broken heart,
that finally seeks His face
sometimes, it takes a broken spirit
to receive the fullness of His grace!

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Psalm 34:18
King James Version

“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Unrelenting Grace ~

the-grace-jesus-christ_CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Unrelenting grace,
never gives up . . .
flows abundantly
from hope’s eternal cup.

Unremitting mercy,
unstoppable compassion
flows with the blood
of Jesus’ undying passion.

Unavoidable forgiveness,
unchangeable love
flows down like manna
from the heaven above.

Unrelenting grace,
unyielding persistence
over came the world
to win man’s resistance.

~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 13:14
King James Version

” The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy Ghost,
be with you all. Amen.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Justified by Grace ~

blood-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Justified by grace,
through faith alone
mercy came down
from heaven’s throne.

No longer a stranger,
separated no more
once Jesus opened
salvation’s door.

Instead of trepidation,
now there is peace
transforming love
never to cease.

Sin and temptation,
judgment and wrath
now  joy in tribulation
on the faithful one’s path.

Justified by grace,
through faith alone
Jesus is the reason . . .
ours sins are atoned!

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

Romans 5:9
King James Version

” Much more then, being now justified by his blood,
we shall be saved from wrath through him.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Sufficient ~

My Grace is Sufficient used with permission Doorpost Verses

My grace is sufficient,
I have all you will need
My mercy is plentiful
My favor will never recede.

My strength is in you,
just give me your flaws
I’ll take you by the hand
lead you with My laws.

My power is endless,
I can do so many things
when your afflictions
to Me, you willingly bring.

I delight in weakness,
find joy in your fragility
My power can overcome
all of your difficulty.

I’ll make you perfect,
just trust and rest in Me
for I’m your Lord and Savior
sufficient is ~ My grace for thee.

~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:9
King James Version

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ may rest upon me.


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