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Afternoon Ponderings~04.25.18~


One Day Soon ~

One Day Soon ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

One day with the Lord,
we will forever be . . .
one day our tears
we’ll never again see.

One day death,
God will banish
one day our grief
will but, vanish.

One day sadness,
joy will replace
one day our cries
mercy will erase.

One day our pain,
will no longer dismay
one day the old things
will just pass away.

One day soon Lord,
all will be made new
when on the day . .
we come home to You!

~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4-5

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said,
Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for these
words are true and faithful.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Heal ~

Jesus Will Heal ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~

I know the pain,
that you feel
you don’t think
it will ever heal.

The void in your heart,
just won’t go away
no matter how hard
or often you pray.

I know the grief,
eating you up inside
you don’t think
it will ever subside.

Your heart hurts so,
the ache is deep
every time you laugh
you begin to weep.

I too have felt,
the pain you feel
but trust me ~ Jesus
in time will heal!

~~~~~

Psalm 126:5

“They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 05.17.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 05.17.15 ~


Why Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Greatest Suffering - IBible Verses

Why, oh why Lord, I ask,
is my heart so heavy . . .
why is this ache I feel
so constant and steady?

Why do my tears flow,
like a flooding rain
why do they not ease
my suffering and pain?

Why do I feel so cold,
like a bleak winter day
why does it seem the hurt
will never go away?

This was my question,
weighing on me today
and this is what the Lord
had to say . . .

“Why, oh why, My child,
do you carry so much grief
why haven’t you found
true comfort and relief?

Give to Me the full extent,
of your heartache and pain
lest My own suffering . . .
was done for you in vain!”

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:18

“For I reckon that the sufferings
of this present time are not worthy
to be compared with the glory

which shall be revealed in us.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Prayer Heals All Wounds ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ our-prayers-do-make-a-difference

Prayer heals all wounds,
releases the hurt inside
prayer brings peace  . . .
when to God we confide.

Prayer heals all heartache,
releases the brokenness
prayer restores and renews
it brings us back wholeness.

Prayer heals all anguish,
releases despair and grief
prayer brings restoration
it brings to our soul relief.

Prayer heals all suffering,
releases the pain we feel
prayer removes the misery
when to God we appeal.

Prayer heals all wounds,
releases the hurt inside
prayer brings us peace  . . .
when daily its applied!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
 and bindeth up their wounds.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Me Not Lose Hope ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Don't Lose Sight - IBible Verse

Lord, let me not lose You,
in the midst of my grief
let me not lose hope . . .
in the fog of disbelief.

Let me not lose peace,
in the haze of my pain
let me not lose hope . . .
against sorrow’s strain.

Let me not lose joy,
in the mist of my loss
let me not lose hope . . .
as this bridge, I cross.

Let me not lose faith,
in the turmoil of my soul
let me not lose hope . . .
as sadness, takes its toll.

Lord, let me not lose You,
let me not lose sight
of the hope I have in . . .
Your restoring light!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 36:9

“For with thee is the fountain of life:
in thy light shall we see light.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Deepening Faith ~

God is Faithfull  by Nathan Vanhorn CreationSwap

Thank You God for this time,
of sorrow, pain and grief
I know You sent it to me
to test my true belief.

Though, I don’t understand,
exactly Your reasoning
I can feel my faith . . .
in You deepening.

As I continue on the path,
I know You will heal . . .
the ache and the sadness
that today, I still feel.

I know You have a plan,
for every one of us . . .
and I know of no one else
in whom I can truly trust.

And so I’ll wait for You,
to bring me out my despair
and until such time . . .
Your faithfulness, I’ll declare!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 89:1

” I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever:
with my mouth will I make known thy
faithfulness to all generations.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Somedays ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Your are My Strength IBible Verses

Somedays, like this one,
I think only about you, my son
somedays, I feel as if . . .
my world has come undone.

Somedays, I pray and pray,
that this is but a dream
somedays, I feel as if . . .
my tears could form a stream.

Somedays, I think about,
the times when you were here
somedays, I feel as if . . .
I still can sense you near.

Somedays, I am so sad,
my grieving makes me writhe
somedays, I feel as if . . .
there’s no air for me to breathe.

Somedays, I dream about,
the man, you were meant to be
somedays, I feel as if . . .
you’re right here next to me.

Somedays, my Lord and Savior,
I feel as if . . .  I cannot  go on
and so today it will be . . .
Your strength, I’ll drawn upon!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

~~~~~~~~

My son, Glenn, would have been 40 years-old today.
He died six months ago.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit is being filed
against the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department
for Excessive Militarized Police Force.

I will be posting Glenn’s story  under the page entitled;

The Voice in The Attic


The Valley ~

If God used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, You have me in this valley,
for reason that are unknown . . .
but, I know deep in my heart
I am not down here all alone.

For, I know You are with me,
every step of the way . . .
and I know deep in my soul
there will come a better day.

Lord, I don’t know how long,
in this valley I will be . . .
but, I am prepared to stay
as long as Your here with me.

For, You have always promised,
from me You would never leave
and I know deep in my spirit
these words I now must believe.

Lord, I thank You for this valley,
though it has me feeling low
but, I know I am down here . . .
so my faith in You can grow!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18

“Grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of our

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


How Much Longer Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~They who mourn - IBible Verses

How much longer Lord,
will I be in this wilderness . . .
how much longer, oh my God
will my heart feel this tenderness?

How many more tears Lord,
are there left for me to cry
how many more drops will fall
until they finally dry?

How many more sleepless nights,
will I still go through
how much more restlessness
will inhabit my days too?

How  much more  grief,
can this heart of mine take
how much more of this pain
till I finally get a break?

How much longer Lord,
will I be in this wilderness . . .
when will You relieve me
with Your loving tenderness?

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

Psalm 6:2-4

“Have mercy upon me, O Lord;
for I am weak: O Lord, heal me;
for my bones are vexed.

My soul is also sore vexed:
but thou, O Lord, how long?

Return, O Lord, deliver my soul:
oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Valley of Sorrow ~

Land 2 by Forrest Cavale free photo #4175

Through the valley of sorrow,
God is taking me . . .
I know not the purpose
but, the future He sees.

Through the valley of heartache,
with grief as my load . . .
I know not the whys
but, God knows the road.

Through the valley of suffering,
I am being lead . . .
I know not the outcome
but, God knows what’s ahead.

Through the valley of pain,
with only tears in my sight
I know not the reason
but, God knows the fight.

Through the valley of sorrow,
God, I will follow Thee . . .
I care not the duration
for I know, You are with me!

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

Isaiah 41:10

“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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 9.16.14

Sticky Note To God 9.16.14


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


The Path of Grief Unknown ~

~CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ the-lord-is-with-us-in-the-valley

I walk the path of grief,
in the valley of pain unknown
but Jesus is here with me . . .
so I don’t have to walk it alone.

The path has its ups and down,
the valley, its highs and lows
but Jesus is here with me . . .
in the midst of my sorrows.

The pathway of heartache,
is paved with dread and fear
but Jesus is here with me . . .
His grace is always near.

The days seem to creep along,
the nights are without end
but Jesus is here with me . . .
my Comforter, my Friend.

I walk the pathway of pain,
but I’m not walking it alone
for Jesus is here with me . . .
on the path, of grief unknown.

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:4

” Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 8.23.14

Sticky Note To God 8.23.14


What Is A Teardrop?

he-will-wipe-every-tear-from-their-eyes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~

What is a teardrop,
what causes it to fall
why do they even form
when we cry or bawl?

What are they made of,
what causes them to drip
why are they salty
when they fall on our lip?

What makes them go splat,
what causes them to stain
why do they soak in
when they fall like rain.

What turns on each drop,
what causes them to spout
why do they gush
when will they run out?

What makes us weep,
what causes us to cry
when will Jesus come . . .
so God ~ can wipe them dry?

~~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 8.21.14

Sticky Note To God 8.21.14


What Can Steal My Joy ~

unspeakable-joy-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

What can steal my joy,
who can take it away?
no, not chaos nor Satan
will lift it from me today.

Not pain, or sickness,
can rob the joy I feel
no, not even the grave
can my gladness steal.

Nor can stress or strife,
cause my joy to tarnish
no problem or worry
will make my joy vanish.

No hurt or heartache,
can embezzle out of me
the bliss I will feel
when Jesus I finally see.

Nothing can steal my joy,
nobody can take it away
not even grief or sorrow
will cause my joy to decay!

~~~~~~~~~

John 16:22

“And ye now therefore have sorrow:
but I will see you again,
and your heart shall rejoice,
and your joy no man taketh from you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


When Death Comes Suddenly ~

cast-all-your-burdens-to-the-lord CHRISTian poetry by deborah belka

When someone you know dies suddenly,
it leaves a hole in your heart
when a love one is taken quickly
it tears and rips . . . your gut apart.

Sleepless nights, nightmarish days,
you do your absolute best to get by
keeping strong for everyone
but when left alone . . . all you do is cry.

You go through all the motions,
as you make the funeral plans
yet deep inside you don’t believe
this task is now . . . in your hands.

Your mind can’t really wrap around,
the shock, the horror, of it all
“It’s not true, this didn’t happen”
as you relive . . . that awful call.

On the day of the memorial,
you put on your bravest smile
walking the aisle to your seat
feels like it’s . . a million miles.

Oh, the grief, the heartbreak and the pain,
how it’s just too unbearable . . .
but, if on Jesus you cast your sorrow
He will make it ~ more than bearable!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

” Casting all your care upon him;
 for he careth for you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 7.11.14

Sticky Note To God 7.11.14


Our Worldly Home ~

Going Home by Doug Shelton free photo from CreationSwap

In this, our worldly home,
there is misery and pain
we toil and we labor . . .
but, it’s all done in vain.

We fight off the weariness,
from being disillusioned
we try not to faint under
the constant confusion.

All of our grueling work,
never seems to pay off
at times at our own selves
we can’t help but to scoff.

We still have hunger pangs,
our thirst is never satisfied
all our disappointments
are eternally magnified.

We feel the throb of sorrow,
we know the sting of grief
from sickness and death
we know there’s no relief.

In this, our worldly home,
the curse of sin always reigns
but, in our heavenly home . . .
nothing will cause us any pain!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 22:3
King James Version

“And there shall be no more curse:”

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!

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

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


Be of Good Cheer ~

but-take-heart_thumb used with permission IBible Verses

In this fallen world,
we’ll have pain and sorrow
but Jesus came to give us
a brighter tomorrow.

Oh, there’ll be days of defeat,
trials along with persecution
but Jesus came to overcome
the turmoil and confusion.

He knew we’d have troubles,
many worries and cares
but He came to comfort
and our burdens He does bear.

We’ll have grief and tragedy,
illnesses and disease
but He came to restore
and to set our minds at ease.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have pain and sorrow
but be of good cheer . . .
Jesus overcame our tomorrow!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 16:33
King James Version

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Healing Waters ~

Peace that Surpasses used with permission IBible Verses on Facebook

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
where the sorrows of this life
leaves us begging for relief.

The hurting soul can’t calm,
or remove its own heartbreak
it needs the healing touch
of the One who won’t forsake.

We thirst for healing waters,
for a peaceful resting place
where we can forget the pain
that’s too unbearable to face.

The grieving soul can’t let go,
nor cause the ache to part
only God can relieve . . .
the throbbing in its heart.

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
and only Jesus can bring
the anguished true relief!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7
King James Version

“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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