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Rise Up Again ~

We all take misguided steps,
causing us to stumble . . .
we all take a nose dive
when into sin we tumble.

But, we who have faith,
can rise up again . . .
for we know we need
from all evil to abstain.

We all say things we shouldn’t,
causing an avalanche . . .
of words we don’t mean
in the heat of circumstance.

But, we who have the Holy Spirit,
can tame our tongues
by letting Him take control
of our words before they come.

We all stumble at times,
we all use words carelessly
but, we who love God . . .
pray not to do so fervently!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 20:8

They are brought down
and fallen: but we are
risen, and stand upright.

James 3:5

Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things. Behold,
how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Tongue ~

The Tongue ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

With fire and venom,
the tongue likes to spin
spewing out it’s thoughts
from the hypocrisy within.

Judging one another,
but never – ever itself
the tongue is the critic
that will not die to self.

Sharp and two-edged,
it will quickly cut in half
the truth as it’s known
in the wake of its wrath.

Full of nasty criticism,
with a temper not to still
the tongue is the enemy
keeping us from God’s will.

Hateful and spiteful,
it’s deeds are no match
to the deceit it holds
in the lies it can hatch.

Dangerous and unsafe,
it’s ambition is to destroy
gossip is the ammunition
that it loves to employ.

With fire and venom,
the tongue likes to sin
and with its hypocrisy
it’s always out to win!

~~~~~~~

James 3:5
King James Version

“Even so the tongue is a little member,
and boasteth great things.
Behold, how great a matter
a little fire kindleth!”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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