Tag Archives: Suffering

How Much Longer ~

When Will it End ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Troubles, troubles, troubles . . .
they are everywhere
anxieties, hardships, burdens
all kinds of different cares.

Sorrows, sorrows, sorrows . . .
so much pain and distress
grief, misery, suffering
all kinds of different stress.

Tears, tears, tears . . .
so many are being shed
persecution, torment, anguish
all kinds of different dread.

Wars, wars, wars . . .
at home and abroad
murders, slaughters, executions
all kinds of different squads

Troubles, sorrows, tears, wars . . .
when will it all come to an end
how much longer heavenly Father
till Jesus, You finally send?

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Matthew 25:13

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither
the day nor the hour wherein the
Son of man cometh.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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


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


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


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


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!

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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


Clinging to My Victories ~

I'm Clinging to My Victories ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m clinging to my victories,
no matter what happens to me
I may suffer for today
but, tomorrow . . .
Jesus will set me free.

I’m clinging to my victories,
even when going through the fire
I may be downtrodden today
but, tomorrow . . .
Jesus will lift me higher.

I’m clinging to my victories,
although now my heart is fearful
I may be anxious today
but, tomorrow . . .
Jesus will make me cheerful.

I’m clinging to my victories,
as the storm continues to rage on
I may be weary today
but, tomorrow . . .
Jesus will bring the sun.

I’m clinging to my victories,
though everything’s a total loss
I may be bankrupt today
but, my debt . . .
Jesus took care of on the cross!

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1 Corinthians 15:57
King James Version

“But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


What Causes Our Feet to Stumble?

What Causes Our Feet To Stumle ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo CreationSwap

What causes our feet to stumble,
so quickly in these last days?
Was not Jesus our example,
on how to keep ourselves humble?

Did He not draw a line in the sand,
an expose to all men their sin?
Was He not the One who promised,
salvation would come from His hand?

Did He not still preach the Word,
to all those He came across?
Did He not hold them accountable,
for the truth that they had heard?

Did He not prepare the way,
for the Holy Spirit’s filling?
Did He not tell everyone to fear,
God’s wrath on judgment day?

Did He just give up,
and ask God to save Him from death?
Did He not continue on to drink,
the grace raised in His Father’s  cup?

Did He not face the cross,
with severe pain and suffering?
So then why do we think . . .
we should not undergo any loss?

What causes are feet to stumble,
so quickly in these last days?
Didn’t Jesus set for us an example,
on how to stay meek and humble?

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Philippians 3:8
King James Version

“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss
for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord:
for whom I have suffered the loss of all things,
and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,”

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!

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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


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