Tag Archives: Pain

Salvation’s Healing Balm ~

He takes the broken strings,
wrapped around our heart
binds them with His love
and offers us a new start.

He knows our inward pain,
He sees our troubled mind
and gives the repented one
a new life in Him to find.

He takes our dishonor,
the sum of our disgrace
and wraps around our souls
the arms of His loving grace.

He offers consolation,
remembers our sins no more
heals us from our carnal wounds
then opens up pardon’s door.

He reconciles us to Him,
fills our stony hearts with calm
He soothes our shamefulness
with salvation’s healing balm!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me Lord ~

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face . . .
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me freely flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies to me from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name that I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
help me to put my trust in Thee.

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep Your wings for me still moving!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:4

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~04.20.19~


Breaking The Chain of Pain ~

Living in the past,
is so easy to do . . .
it’s not hard to recall
the bad things done to you.

Letting go is not so simple,
there’s no effort in hanging on
and to forget the past images
takes an awful lot of brawn.

So, we live with the despair,
the heartaches and the pain
and the peace God promised
our misery will only drain.

It’s not until we come,
to a place where we forgive
that we find the tranquility
in which God wants us to live.

So, if you are in the shackles,
which bind you to the past
let Jesus release your burden
and you’ll be free at last!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~04.15.19~


Good Morning Quote ~06.21.18~


Sticky Note to God ~01.26.18~


Migraines ~

Light flashes,
lines zig-zagging
arms go limp
eyes starts sagging.

Dizzy and woozy,
room is a spinning
migraine headache
is just beginning.

Close my eyes,
go with the flow
sit back and watch
the light show.

Throbbing starts,
take migraine pill
try to relax
and just be still.

Shut off lights,
turn down sound
as head goes . . .
pound, pound, pound.

Rockin and reeling,
from the pain
oh, how I wish
to end this migraine.

If you suffer,
just like I do . . .
please let me know
so I can pray for you!

~~~~~~~

3 John 2

“Beloved, I wish above all things
that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Friend to the End ~

I am Always With You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Dear Child . . .

I am always with you,
no matter where you are
I will be right there . . .
from you, I’m never far.

I will not leave you,
we will not part ways
you can rely on me . . .
the rest of your days.

I will not desert you,
nor will I hide My face
I will stay beside you  . . .
show to you My grace.

I will not go away,
no matter what you do
I’ll remain by your side . . .
never will I leave you.

I am always with you,
for I’m your eternal Friend
and I promise you I’ll be . . .
with you to the very end!

   Love Jesus . . .

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 28:20

Lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


On This You Can Be Sure ~

On This You Can Be Sure ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboah ann

Jesus heals our diseases,
on this, you can be sure
He has the power . . .
to restore and to cure.

He repairs the broken,
dries the hurtful tears
takes upon Himself . . .
the burden of our cares.

Jesus mends the pain,
relieves the soreness
He alleviates the ache
with love and tenderness.

He revives the inflected,
from sins contamination
saving every soul . . .
from eternal damnation.

Jesus heals our diseases,
He has the only cure . . .
for our spiritual sickness
on this you can be sure!

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Isaiah 53:5

“But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Staying in The Race ~

Staying in the Race ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’ll keep on running,
nothing can detain
me from the victory . . .
one day I’ll attain.

I’ll go for the goal,
like the saints before
I can hear their cheers
upon heaven’s shore.

I’ll put in the effort,
to do my absolute best
for I know when I finish
I’ll have eternal rest.

I’ll stay in the race,
though I may tire . . .
I’ll just keep on letting
the Holy Spirit inspire.

I will not let fear,
stop me dead in my tracks
nor will I doubt God . . .
when the enemy attacks.

I’ll stay on course,
I’m not going to quit
until the bitter end
I willingly commit.

I will keep on running,
through thick and thin
I will stay in the race  . . .
and by God’s grace I will win!

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Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
aboutwith 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 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


A Journey into Grief ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Sow In Tears- IBible Verses

God had a plan for me,
a journey into grief
so that I would find
prayer truly brings relief.

He put me on a path,
of death and sorrow
to learn to trust Him
with all my tomorrows.

The agony that I felt,
the anguish deep inside
was a steady reminder
He’s always at my side.

The throb in my heart,
the hole within my soul
made me realize . . .
He’s in complete control.

The road has been long,
the ache is still there
but now I give to Him
my every single care.

Where there was a void,
God’s filled it with peace
though I doubt the pain
will every really cease.

I have been blessed,
in my suffering . . .
just knowing my tears
God is numbering!

~~~~~~~~

My son Glenn died
one year ago today
I thank my Lord and Savior
for making this journey
with me . . .


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!”

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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!

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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


My Focus is On Jesus ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Open My Eyes ~ IBible Verses Facebook

I focus not, on my grief,
nor those who caused my loss
I focus in on my Savior . . . .
all He did for me, on the cross.

I focus not, on my pain,
nor the reason for my sorrow
I focus on the eyes of God . . .
who sees, this broken sparrow.

I focus not on my heartache,
nor the cause of all my tears
I focus in on the assurance . . .
Jesus is the cure, for my fears.

I focus not on my anguish,
nor the misery of my despair
I focus in on the love of God . . .
knowing my heart, He’ll repair.

I focus not on my grief,
nor my loss, sorrow or the pain
I focus in on the hope I have . . .
when Jesus comes again to reign!

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Colossians 3:2

“Set your affection on things above,
not on things on the earth.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
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


Help Is Here ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ God Substains Me - IBible Verses

Help comes to the lonely,
whenever we need comforting
Help comes to relieve the pain
whenever we are suffering.

Help comes with hope,
whenever there is dreariness
Help comes with rest
whenever there is weariness.

Help comes to bring courage,
whenever we are fearful
Help comes to console
whenever we are tearful.

Help comes with guidance,
whenever we need direction
Help comes with a shield
whenever we need protection.

Help is always with us,
to aid, advise and assist
our help is in Jesus . . .
when on His power we enlist!

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Psalm 54:4

“Behold, God is mine helper:”

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!

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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


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!”

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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.

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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


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?

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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 8.17.14

Sticky Note To God 8.17.20


What God Needs to Do ~

god-is-in-control ~CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Something’s I don’t understand,
I don’t think, I even want too
for in God I would rather trust
in what I know, He needs to do.

There are times I don’t get,
in my mind what is happening
but, my heart knows God does
and my faith, He is challenging.

There comes a time in life,
where we need to just let go
so our confidence in God
can continue to upward grow.

There are things that occur,
that are out of my control
yet, on God I still rely . . .
with all my heart and soul.

Sometimes, I don’t understand,
all that I have to go though . . .
but, what I do comprehend
God will do, what He must do!

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Psalm 115:3

“But our God is in the heavens:
he hath done whatsoever
he hath pleased.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Joy in Suffering?

whatjoy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

How could there be joy in suffering,
what good can come from pain?
How can there be rejoicing,
when there’s only loss, and not gain?

How could there be thanksgiving,
what good can come from tribulation?
How can there be gratefulness,
when there’s only deep affliction?

How could there be praise,
what good can come from misery?
How can there be worship,
when there’s no longer liberty?

How could there be gladness,
what good can come from persecution?
How can there be happiness,
when there’s some facing execution?

How could there be joy in suffering,
what good can come from all this pain?
Ah, is it because we believe . . .
one day, Jesus will come to reign?

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1 Peter 1:6-7

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in heaviness
through manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious
 than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at the
appearing of Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
by Public Domain


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!

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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 8.5.14

Sticky Note To God 8.5.14


Joy in Mourning ~

Tears by John Emery free photo #14718

Tonight, I’m purging my sorrow,
I am crying my last tear
I am not going to weep
for, I’ve nothing left to fear.

Thou there is darkness,
surrounding me tonight
tomorrow I will awake
to His gracious light.

Tonight, I’m getting rid of,
all the pain that I feel
the grief I’ve bottled up
so my tears God can heal.

My sobbing He has noted,
they’re in His book of grace
tomorrow night there won’t be
any tears running off my face.

Tonight, I’m purging my sorrow,
I’ll not be crying in the morning
I am not going to weep . . .
for, joy has replaced my mourning!

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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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Beauty For Ashes ~

Beauty for Ashes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Is your heart heavy,
are you in pain
do your troubles . . .
fall like acid rain?

Are you in mourning,
is your heart broken
do you feel as if . . .
time has been frozen?

Are you in despair,
haven’t a notion
are you just going . . .
through the motions?

Do you feel hopeless,
times hitting you hard
has anguish left you . . .
despondent and scarred.

Well don’t you give up,
don’t fall into a heap
joy will come after
all the tears you weep.

God’s making something,
beautiful out of you . . .
just give Him your cares
and all things He’ll make new!

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Isaiah 61:3
King James Version

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
to give unto them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me ~

RAVEN ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann Picture by Jonatha Ashcraft Creation Swap used with permission

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me begin to flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
let hope help me to trust in Thee.

Keep me close and near to You,
help me with everything I must do
and when I’m not sure where to go
let Your Spirit, lead and show.

Lord, carry me upon Your wings,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep for me Your wings moving!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:4
King James Version

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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


Let Me Have That ~

Hand-of-JESUS

Let Me have that,
put it right here in My palm
let Me take that from you
so I can pass to you My calm.

Give that to Me,
you don’t need to carry it
give it all to Me
in My hand, it will surely fit.

Place that right here,
don’t hang on to that thing
I want the all of it
so My peace, I can bring.

Let Me have that,
release it into My care
give it entirely to Me
for, your burdens I will bear!

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

Matthew 11:28
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


This Heart ~

I Love Jesus free photo by David Elgena # 5344
This heart has seen,
more than its share of pain
it has cried more tears
than every drop of rain

This heart has known,
loss beyond compare
it has been through
more than it can bear.

This heart’s been broken,
in pieces too many to count
its had more heartache
than it cares to recount.

This heart once was cold,
from being trampled on . . .
but now its found warmth
by leaning on the ~ Son!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 13:23
King James Version

“Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom
one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Growing Old ~

growing-old-gracefully CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When your pain is unrelenting,
and no pill will make it ease
when your bones start to creak
and moving is no longer a breeze.

When you lift up your arms,
and a twinge runs down your spine
when your hips throb at night
and all you do is wince and whine.

When your knees cannot bend,
and your feet are too sore to hold you up
when your fingers are too stiff to move
and someone has to lift your coffee cup.

When sleep and rest does not come,
and you wake up in a deep thick fog
when the only fun you seem to have
is writing something witty on your blog.

When your body starts to go downhill,
and your sanity follows it along
that’s when you know you’re getting old,
and let’s face it ~

in my book, that’s just plain wrong!

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

Isaiah 46:4
King James Version

“And even to your old age I am he;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


With All of My Heart ~

God Looks at the heart used with permission IBible Verses

With all of my flaws,
where sin hit its mark
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my doubt,
that has kept us apart
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my pain,
and every weak part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my fears,
I had from the start
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my scars,
where sin did its part
I come to you Lord
with all of my heart.

With all of my heart,
I come to you Lord
praying for the day
with You ~ I will part!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:16
King James Version

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Even though our outward man is perishing,
the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


True Love ~

Love CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

True love does not boast,
it’s not embedded with pride
love that is forthright
hasn’t anything to hide.

It is not offensive,
carefully choosing its words
it’s pleasing and uplifting
joy and happiness it stirs.

It doesn’t act haughty,
or say things causing pain
love that is agape . . .
has nothing for it to gain.

Love that comes from Jesus,
is filled with truth and light
love that is not self-seeking
is pleasing in God’s sight!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 13:4
King James Version

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind;
charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,”

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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


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


The Prayers of Tears ~

Tear are Prayers Too used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, I cannot find the words,
to express to you my fears
all I have to offer You
are the bounty of my tears.

Upon each and every droplet,
falling down to You like rain
are all my worldly hurts
the reasons for my pain.

Drop by drop they reflect,
the words that cannot flow
from a heart beaten down
by life’s piercing blows.

Lord, sometimes when I cry,
they’re my prayers just in tears
as I weep for the day when .  .  .
You’ll erase away my fears!

~~~~~~~~

Revelation 21:4
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


When I Call Out His Name ~

in-peace used with permission I Bible Verses

The Lord hears my cry,
when I call out His name
in the God of my hope
my salvation, I do claim.

He knows my sorrows,
the cause of my pain
He fills me with mercy
in my life, He does reign.

My prayers, He listens to,
He understands my plea
His joy and perfect peace
flow all through me.

I safely rest under,
the shadow of His wing
His goodness protects me
His praises, I do sing!

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

Psalm 4:1
King James Version

“Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness:
thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress;
have mercy upon me, and hear my prayer.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s Your Peace?

the-prince-of-peace used with permission IBible Verses

Where is your gift of peace,
where do you keep it . . .
is it found in a bottle of booze
or that cigarette you just lit?

Where is your gift of peace,
how many pills does it take
how many drugs do you need
till you no longer shake?

Where is your gift of peace,
when will the violence end
when will you stop hurting
your family and your friends?

Where is your gift of peace,
how much longer will you look
to the world for the answers
and not in the Good Book?

Where is your gift of peace,
where do you keep it . . .
how much longer from God
will you keep your sin a secret?

Jesus, is the Prince of Peace,
He’s your strength in all things
but you must turn to Him . . .
and confess to Him everything.

Then you will find the calm,
of God’s eternal peace . . .
and from these worldly things
in Jesus, you will be released!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 9:6
King James Version

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be upon his shoulder:
and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,
The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thousand Anxieties ~

anxiety-500x500 used with permissions

A thousand anxieties,
more than a million prayers
for the relief from our pain
the weight of our cares.

A thousand worries,
too many fears to number
so many disturbing thoughts
robbing us of our  slumber.

A thousand burdens,
some too heavy to bear
a multitude of troubles
leave their wear and tear.

A thousand concerns,
a million more to come
but with faith in Jesus
we shall overcome!

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

Philippians 4:13
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Getting Old ~

gold used with permission IBible Verses

My mind is still young,
my body’s getting old . . .
God keeps refining me
from silver into gold.

My strength is weak,
my hips they ache
God’s still trying in me
His image to make.

My hair is thinning,
my knees bump and knock
God continues to work
on me against the clock.

My fingers are swollen,
my toes are bent
God always reminds me
why His Son was sent.

My spine is crooked,
my ankles are swollen
God is letting me know
soon . . . I’ll be golden!

~~~~~~~

Zechariah 13:9
King James Version

“And I will bring the third part through
the fire, and will refine them as silver
is refined, and will try them as gold is
tried: they shall call on my name, and I
will hear them: I will say, It is my
people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect Love ~

Gods Perfect Love by Hillary Grantham free photo #10676

Love casts out all fear,
it removes every doubt
for Love that is perfect
takes all the worry out.

Love heals the heart,
it soaks up the pain
for Love that is perfect
is not given out in vain.

Love mends the mind,
it gives everlasting hope
for Love that is perfect
helps the soul to cope.

Love restores faith,
removes all the stress
for Love that is perfect
can and will only bless.

Love give us power,
it keeps us secure
for God’s love is perfect
it’s our eternal future!

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

1 John 4:18
King James Version

“There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

Copyright 2013
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


When Jesus Reigns!

Kingdom Nathan Furr free photo #12438

When the cares of my heart are many,
when they bog me down with fear
I look to Jesus for comfort
and His love, brings my spirit cheer.

When the worries of my soul are many,
when they take their grip on me
I look to God’s Word for comfort
and His grace, is all I see.

When the anxieties of my mind are many,
when they take from me my peace
I look to the Holy Spirit for comfort
and His calm, gives my thoughts release.

When the woes of the world get to me,
when they dredge up the worst of mankind
I look to the throne up in heaven . . .
and know all things ~ God has designed.

When His Kingdom appears on earth,
when Jesus comes to rule and to reign
I know He will dry every tear
and He put an end to all of this pain!

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

Revelation 21:4
King James Version
“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.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


When Life Hurts ~

When Life Hurts ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When life hurts,
and you ache inside
ask God for His peace
til the pain subsides.

For, He understands,
the heart that cries
and will empathize
with your fervent sighs.

When you tell God about,
your dread and  fears
He will send His joy
to wipe away your tears.

For, your every prayer,
goes right into His ear
there is not one
He isn’t willing to hear.

When life hurts,
give Jesus your pain
then pray for His peace
in your heart to come reign!

~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 5:2

King James Version

“Hearken unto
the voice of my cry,

my King, and my God:
for unto thee will I pray.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rejection’s Tears . . .

Tears by John Emery free photo #14718

Tears drip,
from swollen eyes
rejection again . . .
the heart cries.

Loss of arm,
or another limb
would hurt no more
or be less grim.

To feel the pain,
of denial
then to have to . . .
force a smile.

There can be,
no greater grief
but God’s mercy
will bring relief!

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

Psalm 56:8
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Chain of Pain

Be Free by Marian Trindad free photo

Living in the past,
is so easy to do . . .
thinking about the things
that other’s did to you.

Letting go isn’t simple,
there’s no effort in hanging on
and to forget the images
takes an awful lot of brawn.

So, we live with the despair,
the heartaches and the pain
and the peace, God promises
our misery will only drain.

It’s not until we come,
to a place where we forgive
that we’ll find the harmony
in which God intended us to live.

So, if you are in the shackles,
which bind you to the past
let Jesus release the burden
and you’ll be free at last.

The future holds great promise,
to those who give Him their pain
for only Jesus can heal the hurt
of every painful link on the chain !

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

Psalm 55:22
King James Version

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.”

Amen and Amen!

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


When All You Have Left is Jesus ~

Jesus by Rich Aguilar free photo #6179

When all you have left is anguish,
when there’s nothing more you can do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you.

When your trials turn to tribulations,
when they start to overburden you
and the measure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel a hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When all you have left is Jesus,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He’ll fulfill all your needs.

For Jesus is our Friend and Savior,
and He will never disappoint
He is always there to help us . . .
before we reach our breaking point!

~~~~~~~~

John 15:13
King James Version

“Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In The Twinkling Of An Eye ~

In Just A Twinkle Of My Eye ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In the twinkling of an eye,
with my Lord, I’m going to be
upon that glorious trumpet blow
on the clouds He’ll come for me.

My tired, weak fragile body,
will be changed into a new one
in just a twinkling of an eye
my new life will have begun.

No longer will I hurt,
pain won’t have its grip on me
in just a twinkling of an eye
in heaven I will finally be.

My tears of grief and sorrow,
will turn to cries of glee
in just a twinkling of an eye
His glory  will be all I see.

No more will I have to battle,
the burdens of this life
in just a twinkling of an eye
I’ll have victory over strife.

With my Lord, I will be
to this world I’ll bid goodbye
and I’ll dwell in perfect peace
in just a twinkling of an eye!

~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:52
King James Version

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound,
and the dead shall be raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Will Carry You ~

I Will Carry You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When you’re feeling over burdened,
and the answers are far and few
when your troubles cause you to stumble
I will carry you ~

When you’re feeling overwhelmed,
and you don’t know what more to do
when your worries take you to your knees
I will carry you ~

When you’re beaten up and broken,
and you have no one else to turn to
when you feel weak and faint
I will carry you ~

When your life becomes unraveled,
and everything seems to be askew
when your cares cause you to collapse
I will carry you ~

When you’re tired and oppressed,
and another day you can’t make through
when your agony causes you to cave in
I will carry you ~

When your path becomes uncertain,
and yet, yesterday the way you knew
when your journey comes to an end . . .
it’s because I’ve carried you!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:22
King James Version

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is Always There!

Through all the pain and sorrow,
the ones we own, the ones we borrow
the ones we make, the ones we bear
Jesus is always there!

Within all the grief of our tears,
the ones of love, the ones of fears
the ones we cause, the ones we share
Jesus is always there!

During all the trials and tribulations
the ones of hope, the ones of frustrations
the ones we conceal, the ones we declare
Jesus is always there!

In all the uncertainties that lay ahead,
the ones we know, the ones we dread
the ones we risk, the ones we dare
Jesus is always there!

Throughout the storms of this life,
the ones of calm, the ones of strife
the ones we cede, the ones we fare
Jesus is always there!

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

Hebrews 13:5
King James Version

“Let your conversation be without
covetousness; and be content with such things
as ye have: for he hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Pill of Bitterness ~

The Pill of Bitterness ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Bitterness is a caustic pill,
that at times we all swallow
causing a pool of self-pity
where misery loves to wallow.

At first the acid taste,
doesn’t bother us too much
for we feel justified in our pain
and to our anger we still clutch.

As we take our daily dose,
sweet revenge turns a little tart
but we don’t seem to notice
the spite budding in our heart.

We take our correct measure,
each morning when we awake
for we are not willing to forgive
and aren’t wanting to forsake.

The remedy for bitterness,
can’t be found in any pill . . .
but you can find a cure for it
when forgiveness you instill!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:31
King James Version

” Let all bitterness,
wrath, anger, clamor, and

evil speaking be
put away from you,
with all

malice. “

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Knows Your Pain ~

Dealing with Pain by Marian Trinidad free photo # 8971

Jesus knows your pain,
He understands your grief
He knows that only His love
can bring your heart relief.

He recognizes your sorrow,
He sees the spiteful sting
and the grace He has for you
in your life, He wants to bring.

He’s aware of your rejection,
He hears others put you down
and His favor and His mercy
will be your victory crown.

He identifies with your hurt,
the tenderness of your ache
and He will bring you comfort
that no man could ever break.

For He too ~ was rejected,
His life others gladly discarded
He knows the agony inflected
when your cry is disregarded.

Jesus knows your pain,
He wants to give you relief
for He died to put an end to
your sorrow and your grief.

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:3
King James Version

“He is despised and rejected of men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief:
and we hid as it were our faces from him;
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Salvation’s Balm ~

He takes the broken strings,
wrapped around our heart
binds them with His love
and offers us a new start.

He knows our inward pain,
He sees our troubled mind
and offers the repented one
a new life in Him to find.

He takes our dishonor,
and the injury we’ve done
then He washes us anew
in the blood of His Son.

He offers consolation,
remembers our sins no more
heals us from our wounds
then opens pardon’s door.

He reconciles us to Him,
fills our hearts with clam
He soothes our disgrace
with salvation’s balm!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3
King James Version

“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Bully!

Bully,
why did you pick on me
what was it that you saw
that no one else could see?

Bully,
sticks and stones cast
did you not realize
how long the pain would last?

Bully,
names, but not my God-given
they were the ones
that made me hate livin’.

Bully,
words so very cruel
why did you think
I was made to be your fool?

Bully,
what did I ever do . . .
what did I ever say . . .
to bring the bully out in you?

Bully,
you really did hurt me
but my Lord and Savior
from you, has set me free.

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

Psalm 118:6
King James Version

” The Lord is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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