Tag Archives: Shame

All Because of His Name ~

All Because of His Name ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ photo/creationswap

He who had no fault,
no witness to defame
was declared guilty . . .
all because of His name.

He who broke no law,
nor to Satan did He obey
was crucified to death
for our iniquity that day.

He who did no wrong,
was put to public shame
ridiculed upon the cross
all because of His name.

He who had no sin,
took the punishment for us
with each piercing stab
on Him that was thrust.

He who had no fault,
took our share of blame
so He could forgive all . . .
who call upon His name!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 53:2-5

“For he shall grow up before him
as a tender plant, and as a root
out of a dry ground: he hath no
form nor comeliness; and when we
shall see him, there is no beauty
that we should desire him.

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.

Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows: yet we
did esteem him stricken, smitten
of God, and afflicted.

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilty Pleasures ~

Guilty Pleasures ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Guilty pleasures,
we mustn’t indulge in
for what we’re doing
is just playing with sin.

Guilt is God’s way,
to instill in us . . .
after worldly desires
we mustn’t lust.

Guilty pleasures,
we cannot regard
to these temptations
we must be on guard.

When we take pleasure,
in any worldly thing
we will feel the shame
these activities bring.

Guilty pleasures,
are never innocent
to their allurement
we can’t be ignorant.

As Christians we mustn’t be,
to the world conformed
against guilty pleasures . . .
we must always be armed!

~~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 2:1

“I said in mine heart, Go to now,
I will prove thee with mirth,
therefore enjoy pleasure:
and, behold, this also is vanity.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilt Free ~

Not Guitly used with permission IBible Verses

God, forgives you,
and you must too
or else your guilt
will eat away at you.

Guilt is your enemy,
it devours the soul
only Jesus can heal
and make it whole.

Guilt condemns you,
it’ll convict and blame
only Jesus’ love bears
all of your shame.

Guilt is destructive,
with it you’ll contend
but, on Jesus’ grace
you can depend.

God, forgives you,
and you must too
for Jesus took guilt’s
punishment for you!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:1

“There is therefore now no condemnation
to them which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Great Accuser ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ No regrets - IBible Verse

When your past starts to haunt,
bringing to the surface . . .
the things you’ve done wrong
know satan has his purpose.

For, he loves to taunt you,
with things you’re forgiven for
and he will try anything . . .
to re-enter your heart’s door.

Satan is our great accuser,
discourager of our hope . . .
he’d rather see us all hanging
by the threads of regret’s rope.

He wants to confuse you,
fill you with remorse and shame
he wants you to feel defeated
so your soul he can reclaim.

So, next time you’re feeling,
satan’s noose around your neck
just look upon Jesus . . .
and on the cross reflect!

~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 12:10

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven,
Now is come salvation, and strength,
and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ:
for the accuser of our brethren
is cast down, which accused them
before our God day and night.”

~ AMEN and AMEN ~

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


No Longer Guilty ~

No Longer Guilty ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

At the foot of the cross,
my tears mixed with shame
and I felt such deep regret
as I cried out His name.

“Lord, I know my sins,
have caused You much pain
please come into my life
my soul, my heart and reign.”

Waves of guilt passed by,
one-by-one they marched on
I looked to God and praised Him
for the gift of His beloved Son.

As I prayed for forgiveness,
confessing to Him my every sin
I could feel His love and mercy
purging the shame I felt within.

I was redeemed by grace,
that day Jesus died for me . . .
and there at the foot of the cross
He declared me ~ no longer guilty!

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Romans 3:24

“Being justified
freely by his grace

through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version
Public Domain 

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


His Grace Is Sufficient ~

 

My Grace is Sufficient used with permission Doorpost Verses

Some people feel guilty,
some still feel the shame
for their past sin
they still take the blame.

They refuse to let go,
of their past indiscretions
so they hang on to
their former transgressions.

But, once you’re repented,
there’s no need to go back
Jesus died for all of your sins
His grace, you’ll never lack.

For, grace covers you now,
it’s covered what you’ve done
it’ll cover you all the way till
you enter into His kingdom.

So, throw away your guilt,
say goodbye to all the blame
Jesus’ gift of sufficient grace
is yours, right now to claim!

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

2 Corinthians 12:9
King James Version

“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.”

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


Washed!

Washed by Marian Trinidad free photo #8199

I praise You Lord  Jesus,
I praise Your name
since I met You . . .
I’m just not the same.

You opened the door,
invited me in . . .
now I am washed
cleansed from my sin.

You took this offender,
showed me my shame
then You forgave me
wiped away the blame.

Now I am whole,
now I am complete
oh, how  I know . . .
we were meant to meet.

I praise You Lord  Jesus,
I praise Your name
it’s because of Your grace
I am just not the same!

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

1 Corinthians 6:11
King James Version

“And such were some of you:
but ye are washed,

but ye are sanctified,
but ye are justified

in the name of the Lord Jesus,

and by the Spirit of our God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Saved By That Connection!

Cross Pathway by Kevin Carden free photo #19122
Once I walked the course,
that paved my way with sin
my steps were bound to take me
where Satan was sure to win.

I followed my own desires,
and lusted after even more
I strolled the streets of greed
and knocked on resentment’s door.

I pursued the work of darkness,
and ate up all the fame
I labored in the halls of envy
with covetous as my aim.

I ensued after my own pleasure,
with Satan beneath my feet
my gratification kept me marching
to his disobedient beat.

I became skillful in the world,
and paved a road for my delight
until I came upon a bridge
that exposed a saving light.

In the span of my awareness,
I saw just how ugly I became
and it was at this very moment
I felt the sting of my own shame.

Oh, how grateful now I am,
to be saved by that connection.
now my path is paved and planed
with God’s design and intention.

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

Galatians 5:17
King James Version 

“For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit,
and the Spirit against the flesh:
and these are contrary the one to the other:
so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.”

Copyright 213
Deborah Ann Belka


Goodbye to Guilt . . .

For years with guilt and shame,
I wrestled and I fought . . .
thinking that it was the payment
that all my sins had bought.

It was hard to move forward,
they kept pushing me back
I thought it was my punishment
for the faith that I lacked.

Whenever I would forget them,
Satan came along to remind
and with each remembrance
they became harder to put behind.

Then one day the Lord asked me,
“Why did I die for you?”
And after that conversation,
I knew what I had to do.

I said goodbye to guilt,
and bid farewell to all my shame
for Jesus took them upon Himself
and He endured all my blame.

For years with guilt and shame,
I wrestled and fought . . .
but then Jesus reminded me
“If you hold on to them . . .

. . . I died for naught.”

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Isaiah 38:17
King James Version

“Behold, for peace I had great bitterness: but
thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from
the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my
sins behind thy back.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Though I am Born Again . . .

Saved by Jon Tomero free photo #7929

Though I am born again,
I still look the same . . .
the only difference is
I am baptized in His name.

I know I am still a sinner,
but I’m trying hard not to be
and I am sure that my faults
you still can see in me.

I am not yet perfect,
but I am learning every day
how to live like Jesus
and to follow His righteous way.

I know you don’t believe,
but I haven’t a single doubt
and I trust that my Lord
will work all things out.

I’ve got a lot of changing,
that I know I need to do
and I believe that my Savior
will help me see them through.

I’ve made many choices,
that I am not proud of
but I am counting on His mercy
and trusting in His love.

I know when you look at me,
I don’t look any different
but I know somethings new
and in Jesus I am confident.

All I am asking you,
is to give me some more time
before you begin to judge me
and condemn me for my crime.

Though I am born again,
I am not without blame
but the day I accepted Jesus
He took with Him my shame!

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

2 Corinthians 5:17
King James Version

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new
creature: old things are passed away; behold,
“all things are become new.”

Copyright 2012

Deborah Ann Belka


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