Christian Poems

A collection of Christian poems to encourage and inspire. Uplifting verses that to strengthen your faith.


Dust and Gold
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2008

I am but a tiny speck, a particle of dust;
I have no power of my own, it's in my God I trust.
He sees the frailty of my being, the weakness of my frame,
But even though I am minute, He calls me by my name.

My decisions that I make, be they bad or good
Are completely known by Him - known and understood.
He'll guide me if I let Him, but He will not use force,
He trusts me to rely on Him, to always stay on course.

But I am human and I'm frail, I want to stand alone,
So God backs off and lets me be, He lets me chose my own.
He stands aside yet stays nearby, in case I change my mind,
He lets me go my way alone but He's not far behind.

When I get weary and I stray along the unknown road,
I need but call upon His Name and He will bear my load.
Oh, foolish pride, let go! Let God! He's been this way before,
Give Him the reigns that guide your life, you need hold on no more.

He knows precisely what you need, He knows your very frame,
You'll find the peace you're looking for by calling on His name.
'Twas God who made you from the dust, you're precious in His sight,
All creation He called good, in you He takes delight.

Give praise! Give thanks! Rejoice always.
You're blessed because He cares,
For dust to Him is like pure gold,
And He owns all your shares.


Give praise! Give thanks! Rejoice always.
Thanksgiving Quotes


Feelings
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2000

Standing at the edge of the water, with trembling; with fear and concern,
I knew that I ought to go further, I knew there was much I should learn.
But the fear in my heart was tremendous, for who knows what might lie ahead?
Had anyone conquered these waters? And were they engulfed with this dread?


My heart says it's safe, I should trust Him, but my head has control of my will;
In the turmoil that struggles within me I can't seem to hear, "Peace, be still."
I fumble, I falter, I quiver, but my steps I cannot retrace,
I lift my eyes up to heaven, I am searching for help and for grace.

Oh God, give to me understanding; give me faith to be willing to go,
To step in the fast moving waters, to speak so that others might know.
Remove me from my inhibitions, cast aside all the struggles I bear,
Give me freedom to totally trust You, to know that You’ll always be there.

Let me not see the furious torrent, nor fear the unknown far ahead,
But let my soul cling to Your promise, not fear, but a sweet calm instead.
For Your grace is surely sufficient, Your strength will supply all I need,
Oh, Father, teach me to trust You, to willingly go where You lead.


God Is There
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2006

So many times I've tried to write the story of your grace;
But then my eyes would fill with tears at the image of your face.
Compassion, love, and tender care, and patience with mankind,
Expressed profoundly who You are, Your life with ours entwined.

No selfish thoughts, no evil traits, no struggle to gain power,
For all things are in full control, each moment and each hour.
You do not ask man for advice, yet every voice You hear,
Your delight comes from their praise and as their hearts draw near.

For man to view your holiness while in their sinful state,
Is far beyond their power to bear, for God, You are so great!
Yet in the midst of holiness your love still rules supreme,
The gentleness, the total power; You're far beyond a dream.

Yet even though these attributes are so much who You are,
You judge a nation for its works, Your eye roves near and far.
For those who bless, You bless in turn, You fill their hearts with joy,
But the oppressor knows no peace, his mind is to destroy.

Your patience and long suffering allowed man to roam free,
But every deed is written down; Your Word is Your decree.
When time runs out and life is o'er, You'll call man to account;
Your judgment will be swift and sure without the mercy fount.

You are Creator, it's your right to mold and shape the clay,
And then to judge its worthiness through what was done each day.
You call, You plead, persuading man to hear and make a choice,
And man will never have excuse if they have heard Your voice.

So God, I cannot pen the thoughts of all Your love and care,
Far beyond my human power, but God! I'm glad You're there!


So God, I cannot pen the thoughts of all Your love and care
God's Love Quotes


Happiness In Heaviness
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2008

When all has been lost and hope seems no more,
When the victory you feel is unattainable,
With your dreams all destroyed, your plans gone array,
And nothing in life seems sustainable.

When friends walk away when you need them the most,
When you know that they don't understand you;
When burdens are more than you ever can bear
And you wonder where all this will land you.

Your heart's full of fear, your body's grown weak,
When all of your tears are diminished,
To the point of despair, your tear ducts are dry,
You want to call out, "Is it finished?"

You've nowhere to turn, no soul who consoles,
You walk in a world where no light shines,
You fear the dark night, you're frightened by sounds,
Your heart hears nothing but harsh grinds.

This is as far as you know you can go,
You're lost without more resources;
You've tried all the avenues open to you
By wit or by using strong forces.

And finally, after the ways all shut down
You're ready to say, "I'm defeated!"
God can step in to straighten your path,
But not 'til your route was completed.

It's really amazing how long we will wait
Before we see the conclusion,
That all our efforts don't bear any fruit,
In truth, it's just a delusion.

But allowing God to set forth our path,
Hearing His voice and direction;
We will find peace and joy in our hearts,
For God is the key to perfection.


God is the key to perfection
Inspirational Sayings


By and By
Poet: Greta Zwaan, © 2000

Do you think that it would be possible to understand God's ways?
Can you limit eternal existence and give back the tally in days?
Can you count His marvelous miracles, or judge just where He resides?
Have you seen His glory, His mercy, how His gentle spirit abides?

Have you felt His power in nature, the crashing of waves on the shore?
The furious winds in the treetops or thunder's horrendous loud roar?
We cannot fathom God's greatness, nor compare His knowledge to man;
From naught He created the planets, and keeps them secure in His hand.

Man plants the seed but God waters; He coaxes the rosebud to bloom;
He covers it all with such fragrance, there is found no sweeter perfume.
He gave His love without measure, the just or unjust - it's the same.
His loving arms are held open to all who call on His name.

This great and majestic creator; this wonderful God of the earth;
Who rules o'er celestial beings, declares that our prayers are of worth.
When we talk to Him through our Saviour, if Jesus is King of our life,
He helps us contend with our problems, our hurts, our grief and our strife.

It's not that our life will be simpler, or that our cares fly away,
But He's there to shoulder our burdens, and grant us strength for each day.
That God, this powerful Being, should listen to man's daily woes,
And open His arms to the sinner on whom His love He bestows.

Then grant him the comfort of knowing that in all things He's in control.
And we can surrender our problems; He'll care for our body and soul.
No, we cannot comprehend it, we simply must trust in His grace,
This great, ethereal being Who dwells in that heavenly place.

One day He'll give us the answers to questions that now plague our mind,
When our journey on earth has been ended, and our hardships are all left behind.
Meanwhile, it's not wrong to wonder, nor is it wrong to ask why,
But we must believe God is listening, and our answers will come, by and by.


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