Tag Archives: Peace

Saved By The Blood ~

Saved By The Blood ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

No candle lit,
no religious rite
can save you from
your sinful plight.

No work or act,
nor any worldly deed
faith plus grace
is all you will need.

No song sung,
no musical band
can pull you out
of satan’s hand.

No fancy cathedral,
no religious ceremony
only God can soften
a heart that is stony.

No garment worn,
no posture stance
can give a soul
a dying chance.

Only the blood of Jesus,
can save your soul
everything else . . .
let not your heart control!

~~~~~~~

Titus 3:5

“Not by works of righteousness
which we have done,
but according to his mercy
he saved us, by the washing
of regeneration, and renewing
of the Holy Ghost;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Constant Guidance ~

The Lord will guide me,
this I haven’t any doubt
but it’s up to me . . .
not to shut His voice out.

I will need to be open,
to His divine leading
and to His written Word
I’ll need to do some heeding.

The Lord will lead me,
all I have to do is ask
but, it’s up to me . . .
to be ready for the task.

I will need to be at peace,
wherever He may take me
for, only He truly knows
what my future is to be.

The Lord will guide,
lead me continually . . .
but, I must trust Him
with my life constantly!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 58:11

“And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


So Many Sorrows ~

So many sorrows,
too much suffering
so many needing
God’s conforming.

So much illnesses,
too many sick
so many needing
God’s healing quick.

So much confusion,
too many restless
so many needing
God’s peacefulness.

So many troubles,
too much worry
so many blessings
God needs to hurry.

So much sorrow,
so many prayers
so many who need . . .
to know God still cares!

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Psalm 38:21-22

“Forsake me not, O Lord:
O my God, be not far from me.

Make haste to help me,
O Lord my salvation.”

Hebrews 13:5b

“I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


One Day In Heaven ~

One Day In Heaven ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

One day in heaven,
we will have perfect rest
when with eternal life
we are finally blessed.

We’ll have rest from heartache,
from our every sorrow
rest from our labor
the worries of tomorrow.

We’ll have rest from pain,
every disease and illness
rest from death and dying
our own spiritual sickness.

We’ll have rest from suffering,
from all that causes stress
rest from our despair
our cares that hard press.

One day in heaven,
with peace we’ll be blessed
when with Jesus . . .
we eternally come to rest!

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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into Deep Waters ~

Bow down your ear Lord,
hear my prayers flow . . .
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go.

Let them not get higher Lord,
make them start to recede
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to proceed.

Turn back the tide Lord,
before I’m in over my head
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to tread.

Throw me a lifeline Lord,
if not, I’ll surely drown
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go down.

I pled out my case,
till the deep waters abated
and then these words to me
the Good Lord related . . .

Oh My fearful child,
your deep waters I had to prolong
so that you could see . . .
how I was with you all along!

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Isaiah 43:2

“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee; and through the
rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Abundant ~

Lord You have given me,
a life that is abundant
one that is victorious
jubilant and triumphant.

For, You have given me,
victory over sin
though the thief may come
my soul he’ll never win.

Lord, You have given me,
grace plentiful
all because You are
so richly merciful.

For, You have given me,
hope everlasting
and peace beyond
my own understanding.

Lord, You have given me,
a heart that is new
so no man can destroy
the love I have for You!

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John 10:10

“The thief cometh not,
but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might
have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Anchored in Hope ~

A life anchored in hope,
is one worth living
it brings about faith
praise and thanksgiving.

It’s a life full of trust,
in God for all things
it’s a life secure
under His faithful wings.

A life rooted in Jesus,
is one that is bound
it lives not in fear
for its mind is sound.

It’s a life with meaning,
purpose and direction
it’s a life striving
for godly perfection.

A life anchored in hope,
is one that’s submitted
its heart to Jesus . . .
is fully committed!

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Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into
that within the veil;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Should Have Been Crushed ~

I should have been crushed,
by the weight of sorrow
I should have not been able
to face another tomorrow.

I should have been shattered,
from a heart that was broken
I should have collapsed
under words left unspoken.

I should have been held down,
by the heaviness of pain
I should have not been able
any strength to obtain.

I should have been destroyed,
by the bitterness of grief
I should have not been able
to find any peace or relief.

But, God gave me hope,
and my heart filled with grace
tis the only reason today . .
you’ll see a smile on my face!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:13

“A glad heart
makes a cheerful face,
but by sorrow of heart
the spirit is crushed.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Doing God’s Business ~

Each New Year,
I’m given a fresh start
three-hundred sixty-five days
on me, God imparts.

There’s no guarantee,
I’ll live out each one
so I need to be sure
I live them for His Son.

Each day I must be willing,
to do all I can
to share salvation’s story
with all of man.

Each second counts,
in these final hours
so I’ll need to call upon
God and His powers.

Each New Year,
has 525,600 minutes
for me to go around . . .
doing God’s business!

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John 6:28-29

“Then said they unto him,
What shall we do,
that we might work
the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said unto them,
This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him
whom he hath sent.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Selfless ~

This coming year,
make a resolution new
to put aside . . .
any bitterness still in you.

Make up a list,
of what gives you strife
then ask God to renew
His peace in your life.

This coming year,
make it your ambition
to see the Holy Spirit
gifts come to fruition.

Write down the things,
that are impairing
you from being kind . . .
forgiving and caring.

This coming year,
let your resolution be
a life selfless . . .
so to set bitterness free!

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Philippians 2:3

“Let nothing be done through
strife or vainglory;
but in lowliness of mind
let each esteem other
better than themselves.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Walk In The Light ~

If we’re to shine the Light,
then why more like Jesus aren’t we
why is His reflection in us . . .
so hard for others to see?

If we’re to act as the Light,
then why don’t we share
why to the Good News
don’t we make more people aware?

If we’re to live in the Light,
then why aren’t we a witness
why aren’t we spreading the truth
to those still living in darkness?

If we’re to be the Light,
then where is our power
why do we let satan . . .
our strength erode and devour?

If we walk in the Light,
our hope would radiate
and Jesus’ love for the world
we would always advocate!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Like A Thief ~

Give me faith Lord,
like the thief on the cross
for I am just a sinner
who is helpless and lost.

Intercede for Me,
from Your seat on the throne
plead with Your Father
heaven should be my home.

Give me faith Lord,
filled with Your grace
let Your love for me
my evil heart embrace.

 Remember me Lord,
when Your kingdom I enter
so in paradise with You
we can be for ever.

Give me faith Lord,
just like that remorseful thief
for when I die . . .
let it be, in utter belief!

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Luke 23:40-43

“But the other answering rebuked him,
saying, Dost not thou fear God,
seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

And we indeed justly;
for we receive the due reward
of our deeds: but this man
hath done nothing amiss.

And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest
into thy kingdom.

And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee,
Today shalt thou be with
me in paradise.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Object of My Faith ~

The object of my faith,
is Jesus and no other . . .
with anything or one else
I don’t even want to bother.

For, all other devices,
are just diversions
and all other gospels
are just perversions.

So, I keep my focus on,
what is my eternal goal
not that which will bring
damnation to my soul.

For, this world is full of,
all kinds of spiritualness
but, in Jesus I have found
truth and righteousness.

Jesus is the only object,
in which to put our trust
for, faith without His grace
alone cannot save us!

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John 1:29

“The next day John seeth
Jesus coming unto him,
and saith,
Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away
the sin of the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Be Not Far From Me ~

Lord, be not far from me,
be not faraway . . .
come close and hold me
be one with me today.

Lord, be not removed,
be not from me too far
come close and lead me
be my bright guiding star.

Lord, be not remote,
be not from me far apart
come close and help me
be with me in soul and heart.

Lord, be not far or distant,
be not from me isolated
come close and guide me
let us never be separated.

Lord, be not faraway,
be not from me afar
come close and take me . . .
right to where You are!

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Psalm 27:9

“Hide not thy face far from me;
put not thy servant away in anger:
thou hast been my help;
leave me not,
neither forsake me,
O God of my salvation.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Morning Star ~

The Morning Star,
today is shining bright
for unto the world came
God’s redeeming light.

A child, a babe,
the Son of Man
the world He can save
oh, yes He can.

For to all of those,
who trust and believe
His love and grace
their soul’s receive.

A Savior born,
many years ago
so on us God’s mercy
He could bestow.

The Morning Star,
shines bright today
tis the true reason
for CHRISTmas Day!

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Revelation 22:16

“I Jesus have sent mine angel
to testify unto you these
things in the churches.
I am the root and the
offspring of David,
and the bright and
morning star.”

King James Version
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King James Version
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merry CHRISTmas to all

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann


Merry CHRISTmas


God’s Gift of Love ~

God's Gift of Love ~ CHRSTian poetry by deborah ann

A manger’s crib,
a virgin’s birth
a Babe is born
peace on earth.

Angels above,
glory, glory sing
over the coming
of the King of Kings.

A new hope,
a new day
a Savior born
to show the way.

Wise men travel,
from afar
to find the truth
behind the Star.

A new covenant,
a new joy
all wrapped up in
Mary’s little Boy!

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Matthew 2:10-11

“When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

And when they were come into the house,
they saw the young child with Mary his mother,
and fell down, and worshipped him: and when
they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto him gifts; gold,
and frankincense and myrrh.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying On the Righteous Path ~

I’ve traveled many roads,
much to my dismay . . .
I walked along the path
of sin and decay.

I’ve climbed over mountains,
in my own egotistical pride
I walked in valley’s deep
with conceit as my guide.

But, I grew so very weary,
on the pathway’s of leeway
and the latitude I gave myself
on my soul began to weigh.

So, I began a new journey,
one that was Spirit lead
and now all the other routes
fill me with fear and dread.

For in God’s Word,
I discovered the path
guaranteed to keep me
from knowing God’s wrath!

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Proverbs 2:20

“That thou mayest walk
in the way of good men,
and keep the paths
of the righteous.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I’ll Be That Light ~

This CHRISTmas,
I will be that light
my love for Jesus . . .
will shine ever bright.

I will be the one,
who’s hope will glow
my love for Jesus . . .
from my heart will flow.

This CHRISTmas,
my joy will beam
my love for Jesus . . .
off my soul will gleam.

I will be that person,
who’s faith will rise
my love for Jesus . . .
will illuminate my eyes.

This CHRISTmas,
my light will glisten
for, I am not ashamed
of saying I’m a CHRISTian!

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Matthew 5:14

“Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Free Gift To All ~

God gave to all a gift,
a present like no other
some openly receive it
others with it don’t bother.

Some take their whole lives,
to unwrap God’s loving gift
some from the get go
don’t believe it will ever fit.

Some accept it openly,
some keep it under-wraps
some make it their whole life
some think it is just a trap.

Some take their time,
to understand what’s inside
some instantly push the gift
of grace and mercy aside.

God gave to all a free Gift,
of His begotten, beloved Son
and He desires it to be . .
received by each and everyone!

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Romans 5:18

“Therefore as by the offence
of one judgment came upon
all men to condemnation;
even so by the righteousness
of one the free gift
came upon all men unto
justification of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying Focused ~

Oh, do I have troubles,
boy, do I have cares
everyday on my nerves
they gnaw and wear.

But, I don’t let them,
eat away at me . . .
instead to my Father
I go on bended knee.

Oh, do I have worries,
boy, do I have woes
everyday on my peace
they want to impose.

But, I don’t let them,
take their toll on me . . .
instead I go to Jesus
and in His arms I flee.

Oh, do I have problems,
boy, do I ever have concerns
but, I just keep my focus . . .
on the day Jesus returns!

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2 Corinthians 4:17

“For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Why Do You Celebrate CHRISTmas ~

Why do you celebrate CHRISTmas,
what does it do for you . . .
does the real meaning of it
hold for you what is true?

For, CHRISTmas is God’s Gift,
of His love for one and all
He sent His Son so you would
receive salvation’s call.

What do you want from CHRISTmas,
what are you looking for
do you not know by now
you can’t find it in a store?

For, Jesus was born to be,
the Savior of the world
and onto His shoulders
every sin, God unfurled.

You may think you don’t need Him,
but, He will always want you . . .
to ask Him for forgiveness
so He can make all things new.

Why do you celebrate CHRISTmas,
what does it really mean to you?
For, CHRISTmas is only about
a Savior’s dying love for you!

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Luke 2:11

“For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.”

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Another New Year ~

Soon there will be,
another New Year . . .
twelve more months
will again be here.

I don’t know about you,
but my, how time flies
years seem to pass . . .
like a blink of my eyes.

Speaking about blinking,
I cannot help thinking
will this be the year . . .
I’ll witness that twinkling.

For, I know at any second,
Jesus could come again
and to this all I can say . . .
is Amen and Amen.

So my only resolution,
for the approaching New Year
is to keep my ears open . . .
so the last trump I can hear!

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1 Corinthians 15:52

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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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