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Afternoon Ponderings ~02.18.21~

1 Peter 4:14


I Don’t Want to See ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ he-is-the-way IBible Verses

Lord, though my eyes can see,
at times I wish I were blind
so I didn’t have to watch . . .
the destruction of mankind.

I don’t want to be an observer,
to the cruel and evil things
happening everyday in the world
nor the destruction it brings.

I don’t want to be an onlooker,
to those who are oppressed
nor be a bystander while others
freedoms are being suppressed.

I don’t want to be a viewer,
to the gory executions
nor be an armchair eye-witness
to the hateful persecutions.

Lord, I thank you for my sight,
but, all I really want to  see . . .
is the Truth, Life and Way
to come and set the world free!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth, and the life:
no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
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?

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

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


There is A God in Heaven ~

There is a God in Heaven CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There is a God in heaven,
He’s looking down on us
He sees the ones who doubt
notices the ones who trust.

In times of distress He sees,
man’s need for Him to impart
His help and assistance
so their red sea, He can part.

In times of persecution,
while under intense sternness
those who call upon His name
will escape, their fiery furnace.

In times of opposition,
when sentenced to a living hell
His love sets the captive free
from judgment’s prison cell.

There is a God in Heaven,
He’s ready to save us
help us through our troubles
if in Him ~ we will trust!

~~~~~~~~~~

Daniel 2:28a
King James Version

” But there is a God in heaven “

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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