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Afternoon Ponderings ~10.20.20~

Psalm 34:18


Repentant Tears ~

Repentant tears,
begin to fall . . .
as soon as one
hears the call.

From the Spirit,
of the Holy One
who gave His life
for everyone.

Down somewhere,
in the heart deep
a soul can’t help
but to sob and weep.

For once it encounters,
Jesus’ love and grace
tears flow thankfully
down it’s grateful face.

Repentant tears,
never stop falling
for they always hear
repentance calling!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~08.20.20~

Psalm 34:18


When A Heart Drops ~

When a heart drops,
you can hear it shatter
you can see the break
the fractured matter.

You can hear the crack,
the tear, the rip
you can see it loosing
the hope, the grip.

When a heart drops,
you can see it tumble
you can hear it rupture
as it starts to crumble.

You can see the split,
the chasm, the gap
you can hear the pain
the snap, the gasp.

When a heart drops,
God will catch it . . .
before into pieces
it breaks into bits!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.


King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


High Upon A Rock ~

When tragedy comes,
catching you off guard
when the aftermath of grief
hits you cold and hard.

Know that God is near,
to the brokenhearted
and the crushed in spirit
He will keep safe-guarded.

When from out of nowhere,
disaster strikes you down
and it affects are felt
by every one around.

Know that God is a shelter,
a safe harbor and refuge
someone you can turn to
whenever under a deluge.

When tragedy and disaster,
come to your door and knock
know God will lift you up
and set you high upon the Rock!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is near
to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed
in spirit.”

Psalm 27:5

“For he will hide me
in his shelter in the
day of trouble; he will
conceal me under the cover
of his tent; he will
lift me high upon a rock.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Grief Takes A Hold ~

When my grief,
takes a hold of me
when blinded by
all the tears I see.

That’s when I call,
on God’s grace
to shine His glory
on my weeping face.

When my pain,
makes me writhe
and I find it
so hard to breathe.

That’s when I call,
on God’s mercy
to keep my faith
in Him sturdy.

When my grief,
starts to surface
I know for my pain
God has a purpose!

~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Grief Reliever ~

I have felt grief . . .
smacking me on the shoulder
I have felt it in my gut
hit me like a ten-ton boulder.

I have felt its shock,
just like a lighting bolt
I’ve felt its thunder
deliver stunning jolt.

I have felt grief . . .
punch me square in my face
I’ve felt its torment
my whole body encase.

I have felt its aftershock,
shake up my entire world
I’ve felt its terror quiver
as its pain was unfurled.

Each time I feel the pain,
brought on only by grief
I go straight to Jesus . . .
to give my heart relief!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh
unto them that are
of a broken heart;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fading Memories ~

fading-memories-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann-belka

I still count the days,
since you’ve been gone
to fading memories
I am still clinging on.

They are all it seems,
I have left of you . .
as old photo albums
I cry my way through.

I still hear your laughter,
see those smiling eyes
I still can remember
our last, final goodbye’s.

There isn’t a moment,
that you, I don’t miss
nor is there a second
I don’t feel the abyss.

I still count the days,
since you’ve been gone
and its only by God’s grace
I am able to move on!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh
unto them that are
of a broken heart;”

In memory
of my son Glenn’s birthday


What is This Mystery ~

Broken Hearted ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, what is this mystery,
You’re performing in me
what is it that You’re doing
in places, I cannot see?

What are Your hands making,
what now are they holding
is this too something else
in my life needing molding?

Lord, what are Your plans,
what is Your strategy
why is it I have peace
instead of agony?

Are you using my tears,
sorrow, grief and pain
to carve another place in me
for You to come and reign?

Lord, what is this mystery,
You’re performing in me
whatever it is I know . . .
it’s bringing me closer to Thee!

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Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
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 Broken Heart ~

The Broken Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

A broken heart,
a soul that shatters
needs the One
who really matters.

Though time cures,
the hurting heart
Jesus will heal . . .
the broken part

Life is unkind,
can be so unfair
and we need Jesus
our pain to bear.

Human affection,
can be so cruel
but to Jesus we are
a precious jewel.

Jesus loves,
the broken heart
from the hurting one
He’ll never part!

~~~~~~

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 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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