Category Archives: Encouragement Poems

Jesus Opens Hearts ~

Jesus opens hearts,
and doors too . . .
He knows where to look
for you and you.

You cannot hide,
behind your wall
He knows your name
you’ll hear His call.

You may run,
but, He’s ahead of you
you may be unfaithful
but, His love is true.

You might wander,
and go astray
but, He will find you
again one day.

He will never, ever,
let you go
the way back to Him
He’ll gladly show.

For, He opens doors,
He’ll hear you knock
and when you return . . .
Jesus will be your Rock!

~~~~~~~~

John 10:9

“I am the door:
by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out,
and find pasture.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Only One Thing To Do~

The past is gone,
can’t bring it back
for our mistakes . .
we musn’t keep track.

For we all error,
slip-up and fumble
we all teeter
stagger and stumble.

The past is over,
it we must forget
and give to God
all that we regret.

For we’re all broken,
chipped and marred
we’re all injured
damaged and scarred.

The past is history,
only one thing to do
is Lord to keep on . . .
pressing into You!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:13

Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended: but this
one thing I do, forgetting
those things which are behind,
and reaching forth unto those
things which are before

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Ocean’s Shore ~

As I stroll along,
the ocean’s shore
I feel blessed
to my very core.

Though I don’t know,
the water’s depth
I’m sure the Lord guides
my every step.

As I listen to,
the waves that roar
I trust God’s Spirit
over storms to soar.

Just as the soft sand,
and sea must meet
I know God’s the strength
beneath my feet.

And unlike a pebble,
in the warm sand
my faith can’t be crushed
by the foot of man.

As I watch the eagles,
land on the dock
I too find safety
in the Lord my Rock!

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Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


An Appointment with God ~

Every disappointment,
is with God an appointment
so He can bless you with . . .
hope and encouragement.

Every heartbreak,
is a chance to find His love
each sorrow besetting you
is a date with God above.

Every hardship,
is a reason to be still
each trial coming your way
is a means to know His will.

Every apprehension,
is a time to give God your fear
each anxious feeling you have
is a chance to draw Him near.

Every day is an appointment,
with God you need to make
each day is an engagement
with God you need to take!

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Acts 17:27

“That they should seek the Lord,
if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not far
from every one of us:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Focused ~

When you can’t see,
the road ahead
and the unknown
fills you with dread.

Keep your focus,
on Jesus fiercely
and through His eyes
you’ll see more clearly.

When you can’t decide,
which way to go
and your anxiety
begins to show.

Keep your faith,
in Jesus wholly
and He will show you
the way holy.

When you can’t make,
the right choice . . .
and you can’t hear
your inner voice.

Keep your trust,
in Jesus purely . . .
and He will lead you
most surely!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will shew
you things to come.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~02.28.19~

From the Poem:  The Bridge


Snippet of The Day ~02.27.19~

From the Poem:  Touched Anew


Snippet of The Day ~02.26.19~

From the Poem:  I Will Sleep In Peace 


Snippet of The Day ~02.25.19

From the Poem:    A Living Sacrifice


Snippet of The Day ~02.24.19~

From the Poem:  No Matter The Hour 


Snippet of The Day ~02.23.19~

From the Poem:  Where There Is Forgiveness


Words Grace Laced ~

Words graced laced,
we daily need to hear
for they dispel worry
help eliminate fear.

Words mercy mingled,
we all need to speak
for they give strength
to those who are weak.

Words love lifted,
are pleasant in deed
for they reassure those
who are wanting in need.

Words keen on kindness,
are music to the soul
for they sooth and comfort
when life take its toll.

Word grace laced,
and mercy mingled
are words each day
needed to be kindled!

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Proverbs 16:24

“Pleasant words
are as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have Bouts ~

We all have difficulties,
some frailties, some weakness
we all have bouts . . .
of despair and bleakness.

We all have limitations,
some mental, some physical
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling measly pitiful.

We all have challenges,
some prolonged, some brief
we all have bouts . . .
of sadness and grief.

We all have deficiencies,
some flaws, some cracks
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling out of whack.

But we who have Jesus,
all things can overcome
because we know just where
our power comes from!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


To Be That Person ~

We all need someone,
to lift us up when down
a special person
who is always around.

We all need an ear,
on which to rely
we all need a shoulder
to lay our heads and cry.

We all need a friend,
in which to run to
we all need a supporter
to help get us through.

We all need Jesus,
to encourage us
to be that person
someone else can trust.

We all need someone,
some times, some way
we all need each other
to lift us up and pray!

~~~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Two are better than one;
because they have a good
reward for their labour.

“For if they fall, the one will
lift up his fellow:
but woe to him that is
alone when he falleth;
for he hath not another
to help him up.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~01.21.19~

From the Poem:  Words Of Encouragement


Don’t Be Offended ~

When you find yourself,
for Jesus being mocked
and your faith in God
is always getting knocked.

Don’t be offended,
by what people might do
rather let God’s peace
be what they see in you.

When you find yourself,
endlessly put down
and you’re tormented
for the truth you found.

Don’t be taken back,
by what people say
rather let Jesus help you
to show them the way.

When you’re attacked,
for your Godly belief . . .
don’t let it cause you
one iota of grief!

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Exodus 14:14

“The Lord shall fight for you,
and ye shall hold your peace.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Tender-Loving Care ~

When your pain,
is too much to bear
and you need some
tender-loving care.

Know that God,
is there for you
and will your pain
ease and soothe.

When you’re beat,
and broken down
and it’s too hard
to move around.

Know that God,
will strengthen you
and your weariness
He will lessen too.

When you can’t speak,
or open up your eyes
know that God still can . . .
hear and see your cries!

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Psalm 77:4

“Thou holdest mine eyes waking:
I am so troubled that I cannot speak.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Console You ~

When heavy on your heart,
is your every care . . .
as they become too much
for you alone to bear.

Know Jesus will bring you,
comfort and relief
and console you through
all that’s causing your grief.

When hefty on your mind,
are worrisome thoughts
as they set out to bind
your faith into knots.

Know Jesus will bring you,
great comfort and good cheer
as He consoles you through
all you’ve come to fear.

When heavy and hefty,
are your problems and cares
know Jesus consolation
will lift you from your despair!

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Psalm 94:19

“In the multitude of my thoughts
within me thy comforts delight my soul.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Opt For Joy ~

 

Opt for joy,
it will not disappoint
if you do
it’ll be a turning point.

For joy always brings,
a sense of relief
as you give to Jesus
the cause of your grief.

Prefer joyfulness,
over being downtrodden
let the love of Jesus
make your smile broaden.

For happiness is a choice,
each day we can make
and rejoicing in the Lord
will cause a grin to break.

Choose joy,
you’ll be happier if you do
then just watch what Jesus  . . .
is willing to do for you!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
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!

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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


Not All Mother’s Are Happy Today ~

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
some their only child
has sadly passed away.

Other’s are forgotten,
it’s as if their were dead
these heart-wrenching words
their child, actually has said.

Some mother’s are alone,
from their children they’re apart
the miles between them
tug at her aching heart.

Other’s are heartbroken,
as their children seem aloof
there will be no gathering
today under her roof.

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
so please be kind to them
as you go about your way!

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Proverbs 15:13

“A merry heart maketh
a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Life In Christ ~

I am happy for you,
I am so very excited
now that into your life
Jesus you invited.

I want to help you,
in your faith walk
I’ll be here for you
if you need to talk.

I know it’s not easy,
this  Christian living
so don’t be hard on yourself
but, like Jesus be forgiving.

If you should ever need,
a shoulder on which to cry
mine will be there for you
until all your tears dry.

I am so excited for you,
now that Jesus is your Savior
and I pray each day . . .
He blesses you with His favor!

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Romans 12:15

” Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


To God Be The Glory ~

To God Be the Glory,
this is why I write . . .
to His honor
for His delight.

Sharing my needs,
up lifting yours
so together our hope
we can explore.

To God be the glory,
to Him be the praise
for knowing His Word
to following His ways.

Praying to God,
learning to be still
so we can understand
His most perfect will.

To God be the glory,
this is why I do write . . .
using the grace given me
to shine His saving light!

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Romans 12:6

“Having then gifts differing
according to the grace that
is given to us,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Throwing In The Towel ~

Some days I feel like quitting,
just throwing in the towel
some days I don’t want to think
of another rhyming vowel.

Some days it’s so hard,
putting words into rhyme
some days I feel as if . . .
I’m just wasting my time.

But, then I read my Bible,
and the verses seem to jump
helping me to get over
my poetry writing slump.

For, God keeps telling me,
to continue, to carry on
how I need to keep doing
what I know He has begun.

Some days I feel like quitting,
blogging how and what I feel
but, then God encourages me
and restores my rhyming zeal!

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2 Chronicles 15:7

“Be ye strong therefore,
and let not your hands be weak:
for your work shall be rewarded.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

with words to bless and heal!


A Word of Encouragement ~

An Encouraging Word ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

A word of encouragement,
everyone needs to hear . . .
words that will help dissolve
away another person’s fear.

Words that bring comfort,
to hearts that are frayed
words that will soothe
the ones that are afraid.

Words that will mend,
the effects of sin and pain
words that will bring hope
into someone’s life again.

Words that are restoring,
offering aid and relief
words that help to repair
another’s faith and belief.

Words that are healing,
oozing truth like a balm
words that bring about
an everlasting calm.

A word of encouragement,
we all need to hear one
so today won’t you please . . .
encourage just someone!

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1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Wherefore comfort yourselves together,
and edify one another, even as also ye do.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


You Have Blessed Me ~

You Have Blessed Me ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

To My Friend  . . .

You have blessed me,
with words of encouragement
you have provided me
with spiritual nourishment.

You have helped me,
through my pain and grief
you have brought me
refreshment and relief.

You have given me,
hope in a dark place
you have revealed to me
the truth about real grace.

You have comforted me,
when all was too much to bear
you have reassured me
just how much for me you care.

You have been there for me,
my side you didn’t leave
you have consoled me . . .
my sorrow, you did relieve.

So thank you my friend
for blessing me . . .
with your very presence
though you, I cannot see!

~ Thank You Jesus ~

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Exodus 33:14

“And he said, My presence shall go
with thee, and I will give thee rest.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


We Are All Wounded ~

Walking Wounded ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
We are all wounded,
from the battles of life
we all carry with us
scars from the strife.

We have all suffered,
the pain of depression
each of us has felt
the sting of rejection.

We are all wounded,
damaged in some way
we all carry with us
the hurts of yesterday.

We all need healing,
from the harm done
we all need someone
to whom we can run.

We are all wounded,
in need of comforting
we all need Jesus . . .
to ease our suffering!

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Isaiah 51:12

“I, even I, am he
 that comforteth you:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


A Little Show of Mercy ~

SHOW A LITTLE MERCY ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

A little show of mercy,
can go a long, long way
a little bit of kindness
can brighten someone’s day.

An act of thoughtfulness,
can bring someone a smile
an unselfish deed done
can go beyond that extra mile.

A helping hand can stretch,
beyond another’s need
a joyful giver can sow
into others a cheerful seed.

A heart full of grace,
can make all the difference
a cheerful, happy face
can hardly meet resistance.

A little show of mercy,
can go a long, long way
it doesn’t take too much
to bless someone’s day!

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2 Corinthians 9:7

“Every man according as he purposeth
in his heart, so let him give; not
grudgingly, or of necessity: for
God loveth a cheerful giver.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


The Comforter of My Soul ~

The Comforter of My Soul ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The Comforter of my soul,
never gets tired of my cares
He never gets fatigued by
my burdens that He bears.

He never turns me away,
when I go to Him for relief
the Comforter of my soul
understands all my grief.

The Comforter of my soul,
always makes things better
taking on my heavy load
gives His heart pleasure.

He makes things easier,
when all else is difficult
the Comforter of my soul
is always there to consult.

The Comforter of my soul,
takes on my every care
tis why I give to Him . . .
my every need to bear!

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John 14:16

“And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Do Not Lose Heart ~

Do Not Lose Heart ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Do not lose heart,
do not give up today
ask God to bring renewal
into your life, straight away.

Do not lose focus,
keep Jesus in your sight
do not pull yourself from
the truth found in His light.

Do not lose trust,
do not stop believing
soon answered prayers . . .
you will start receiving.

Do not lose hope,
keep your mind centered
on the grace Jesus brought
when in your life, He entered.

Do not  lose heart,
do not faint away . . .
ask God to be renewed
right here, right now, today!

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2 Corinthians 4:16

” For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, It’s Me Again ~

phone-call-standing used with permission

Lord, it’s me again,
I’m glad You don’t get bored
I’m happy that for me .  . .
time, You always afford.

Lord, I need an answer,
I don’t have one of my own
so I’m calling out to You . . .
for wisdom, from Your throne.

Lord, here I go again,
once more I am imploring
it’s so good to know . . .
my pleas aren’t to You, boring.

Lord, I’m so very thankful,
I can reach You night or day
so grateful roaming charges
You don’t require me to pay.

Lord, it’s me again,
I will never get bored
with calling You . . .
my Savior and my Lord!

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Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

The Lord preserveth all them that love him:
but all the wicked will he destroy.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


Cheer Me Up Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ run-to-god IBible Verses

Lord, encourage me today,
for, I am feeling down . . .
I just need a Friend
but, there’s not one around.

Lord, comfort me today,
for, I am feeling blue . . .
I don’t have anyone else
right now I can turn to.

Lord, be with me today,
for, I am feeling lonely . . .
meet me where I am
hold me so ever closely.

Lord, cheer me up today,
for, I am feeling sad . . .
You’re the only Friend I know
who makes my heart feel glad.

Lord, cheer me up today,
for, I am feeling melancholy . . .
I need You to put into my soul
a joyful melody!

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Psalm 35:9

“And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord:
it shall rejoice in his salvation.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Words of Encouragement ~

Words of Encouragement ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ photo Creation Swap

Early in the morning
to God I pray . . .
for words of encouragement
He would have me to say.

Before the dawn breaks,
while I am still in bed
thoughts of comfort and hope
dance around in my head.

I rise up with His Son,
His Word I begin to read
to places of mercy and grace
I let the Holy Spirit lead.

I write for His glory,
I write hoping you will find
peace and tranquility . . .
to fill your heart and mind.

When I go to bed at night,
to God I pray . . .
that He will bless someone
with what, He gave me to say!

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Thank you to all my faithful friends in Jesus.
It is truly my desire that the words God gives me
will be of a blessing to each of you and will
bring some comfort to your day!

~ Deborah Ann ~


Be Thankful Each Day ~

Follow Jesus by Susan Helmuth free photo #5035

Walk humbly my friend,
before our God who is living
be thankful each day . . .
for the strength He is giving.

Walk meekly my friend,
before  God who is gracious
be thankful each day . . .
for His wisdom is ageless.

Walk gently my friend,
before God who is all-knowing
be thankful each day . . .
for His grace keeps you going.

Walk reverently my friend
before God who is all-powerful
be thankful each day . . .
for His love is bountiful.

Walk peacefully my friend,
before our God who is wrathful
be thankful each day . . .
for His mercy is plentiful.

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James 4:10

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord,
and he shall lift you up.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


A Good and Thoughtful Word ~

CHRISTian poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 271-pixabay-heart-471923

Lord, today I’m in need,
of a good and thoughtful word
to hear something pleasant
so, my joy can be stirred.

I need words that’ll soothe,
the troubles in my mind
I need to hear something . . .
compassionate and kind.

I need something said,
to ease the ache inside
I need to hear You say . . .
“I’m always at Your side.”

I need some encouragement,
something that will motivate
the words that on my own . . .
I’m not able to communicate.

Lord, today I’m in need,
of words that will heal . . .
I need to hear a good word
so gladness my heart can feel!

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Proverbs 12:25

“Heaviness in the heart of
 man maketh it stoop:
but a good word
 maketh it glad.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


When Death Comes Suddenly ~

cast-all-your-burdens-to-the-lord CHRISTian poetry by deborah belka

When someone you know dies suddenly,
it leaves a hole in your heart
when a love one is taken quickly
it tears and rips . . . your gut apart.

Sleepless nights, nightmarish days,
you do your absolute best to get by
keeping strong for everyone
but when left alone . . . all you do is cry.

You go through all the motions,
as you make the funeral plans
yet deep inside you don’t believe
this task is now . . . in your hands.

Your mind can’t really wrap around,
the shock, the horror, of it all
“It’s not true, this didn’t happen”
as you relive . . . that awful call.

On the day of the memorial,
you put on your bravest smile
walking the aisle to your seat
feels like it’s . . a million miles.

Oh, the grief, the heartbreak and the pain,
how it’s just too unbearable . . .
but, if on Jesus you cast your sorrow
He will make it ~ more than bearable!

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1 Peter 5:7

” Casting all your care upon him;
 for he careth for you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


You Are A Blessing to Me ~

friendship-is-blessing~ CHRISTian poetrybydeborahann~used with permission IBible Verses

Have I told you lately,
you are a blessing to me
have I expressed how much
in you, God’s grace I can see.

Have I let you know recently,
how much I appreciate you
have I conveyed in actual words
my gratitude for all you do.

Have I voiced my pleasure,
of just having you around
have I said, you lift me up
whenever I’m feeling down.

Have I uttered my thanks,
for your kindness and love
have I spoken I believe . . .
you’re my angel from above.

Have I told you lately,
what a blessing you are to me
have I expressed just how much
of Jesus ~ in you, I do see!

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Colossians 3:10
King James Version

“And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that created him:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Beauty For Ashes ~

Beauty for Ashes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Is your heart heavy,
are you in pain
do your troubles . . .
fall like acid rain?

Are you in mourning,
is your heart broken
do you feel as if . . .
time has been frozen?

Are you in despair,
haven’t a notion
are you just going . . .
through the motions?

Do you feel hopeless,
times hitting you hard
has anguish left you . . .
despondent and scarred.

Well don’t you give up,
don’t fall into a heap
joy will come after
all the tears you weep.

God’s making something,
beautiful out of you . . .
just give Him your cares
and all things He’ll make new!

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Isaiah 61:3
King James Version

“To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
to give unto them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
that they might be called trees of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Tears Mixed With Laughter ~

whatjoy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Sometimes I just cry,
when lost for words to say
sometimes I just weep
be it night or day.

Sometimes I just laugh,
at things not even funny
sometimes I just chuckle
to keep from going rummy.

Sometimes I just cry,
when I should be laughing
sometimes my tears and giggles
become overlapping.

Sometimes I just laugh,
when I know I should cry
sometimes I just do both
without understanding why.

When my tears mix with laughter,
a joyful story they do tell
for when they mingle together . . .
with my soul ~ all is well!

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

Luke 6:21
King James Version

Blessed are ye that weep now:
for ye shall laugh.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Valley Below ~

praise-on-green-hills frre photo

Life has many up hills,
that we all need to climb
some we get over quickly
other’s take a longer time.

Some we scramble over,
other’s we have to scale
some makes us stronger
other’s leave us weak and frail.

Sometimes we suffer pain,
often all we do is cry
at times, we can’t stop asking
“Why, oh God, why?”

But no matter the ascent,
or how high we have to go
God’s promises to help us
reach the valley below!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 28:20
King James Version

“Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


If I Could Write . . .

above-the-clouds CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If I could write on the clouds,
the raindrops would descend
with the words of my undying love
for in Jesus ~ I’ve no better friend.

If I could write on the seas,
the waves would fall and crest
with the words of my endless faith
for in Jesus ~ I have perfect rest.

If I could write on the mountains,
the foothills would spell out and read
the words of my everlasting trust
for in Jesus ~ I have all that I need.

If I could write on the grass lands,
the blades would clap and sing
with the words of my heartfelt praise
for in Jesus ~ I have an eternal King.

If I could write on the sky,
the twinkling stars would letter out
the words of my eternal hope
for in Jesus~ I’ve not a single doubt.

If I could write up in heaven,
I would spell out your very name . . .
and pray your life you would give Him
for in Jesus ~ you’ll never be the same!

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

Psalm 45:1
King James Version

“My heart is inditing a good matter:
I speak of the things which I have made
touching the king:
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Me Have That ~

Hand-of-JESUS

Let Me have that,
put it right here in My palm
let Me take that from you
so I can pass to you My calm.

Give that to Me,
you don’t need to carry it
give it all to Me
in My hand, it will surely fit.

Place that right here,
don’t hang on to that thing
I want the all of it
so My peace, I can bring.

Let Me have that,
release it into My care
give it entirely to Me
for, your burdens I will bear!

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

Matthew 11:28
King James Version

“Come unto me, all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Draw Us Nearer Lord ~

Find Rest CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Draw us nearer Lord, unto Thee,
take us closer into You
hold our hands and lead us
to all things good and new.

Dear Lord, we need Thee,
there’s nothing we can do
without the strength coming
from the joy of knowing You.

Oh Lord, our hope is in Thee,
guide our lives every day
help us to not wander far
from the true, righteous way.

Draw us nearer Lord, unto Thee,
let our hearts not have concern
as we wait with expectancy
for the day of Your return!

~~~~~~~~~~

James 4:8
King James Version

“Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you;”


The Stranger ~

be-kind-and-compassionate CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, I saw You today,
on a strangers face
I could tell their smile
was full of love and grace.

Lord, I felt You today,
as they took my hand in theirs
it was as if they too could feel
all of my worries and my cares.

Lord, I heard from You today,
when they prayed just for me
their sweet words of comfort
brought me to my thankful knees.

Lord, I heard You today,
I felt Your very presence
in this stranger, You sent me
I got a glimpse of Your essence.

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

Ephesians 4:32
King James Version

“And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted . . .”


I am My Brother’s Keeper ~

I am My Brothers' Keeper  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
I am my brother’s keeper,
I help him to understand
I encourage him to put
his life into God’s hand.

I am my sister’s keeper,
I help her to see the light
I encourage her to grow
to keep Jesus in her sight.

I am my neighbor’s keeper,
I pray for their daily needs
I tell them to always listen
to follow where God leads.

I am my mother’s keeper,
in her old age I help her out
I hold her hand when lonely
to calm her fears and doubt.

I am my father’s keeper,
I lift to God, his very soul
I pray each day and night
Jesus will make him whole.

I am my children’s keeper,
I listen to their concerns
I pray as they become adults
God’s will, they may discern.

The Lord is my keeper,
He is with me every day
He watches over me . . .
so souls to Him,  I can sway.

~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 4:9
King James Version

“And the Lord said unto Cain,
Where is Abel thy brother?
And he said, I know not:
Am I my brother’s keeper?”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Give it All To Jesus ~

he-delivered-me-from-all-my-fears Used with permission IBible Verses

When I’m feeling tired,
overwhelmed with my life
I give it all to Jesus ~
He takes away my strife.

When I’m feeling burdened,
another day alone I can’t do
I give it all to Jesus ~
He makes everything new.

When I’m feeling the ache,
deep inside my soul
I give it all to Jesus ~
He fills the empty hole.

When I’m feeling the weight,
of the world on my back
I give it all to Jesus ~
He gives me what I lack.

When I’m feeling overwhelmed,
I give to Jesus all my strife
and then He reminds me . . .
with Him ~ there is eternal life!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:4
King James Version

“I sought the Lord, and he heard me,
and delivered me from all my fears.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


There Will Be Times ~

worthgold-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There will be times,
we’ll go through the fire
a season of heaviness
so God, can lift us higher.

God tries us as He pleases,
puts our faith to the test
a season where we learn
what He deems for us is best.

Trials and temptation,
refines us better than gold
a season to break free
from the world’s mold.

Troubles will come,
He’ll not spare the rod
seasons like these
brings glory to God.

There will be times,
God takes us through the fire
so our faith to others . . .
will awe and inspire!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1.6-7
King James Version

“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:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Trapped?

my-redeemer-livesC CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Are you feeling trapped,
caught in the devil’s snare
do you feel as if . . .
you’re not going anywhere?

Jesus can set you free,
He’s the Redeemer of your soul
the great Physician who came
to heal and make you whole.

Are you brokenhearted,
has life treated you unfair
are the burdens in your mind
just too much for you to bear?

Jesus can bring you comfort,
He is our good Samaritan
He will take away from you
the weariness of depression.

Are you parched and famished,
looking for so much more
though, in this world you’re rich
do you feel deprived and poor?

Jesus can satisfy all your needs,
for He is the Bread of Life
all those who come to Him
are no longer slaves to their strife.

Are you feeling trapped,
in need of a new destiny?
Then you need to come to Jesus
and claim your heavenly treasury!

~~~~~~~~~~

Job 19:25
King James Version

“For I know that my redeemer liveth,
and that he shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Red Sea Too Will Part ~

god-will-make-a-way_used with permission IBible Verses

One day, your Red Sea will part,
and you will walk right thru
one day, you will see God’s plan
and all He has in store for you.

One day, He will lead you out,
and you’ll be in the promised land
one day, you’ll come to understand
your times have been in His hand.

One day, He will send His light,
and you’ll see His mighty power
one day, you’ll know He has been
with you in your darkest hour.

One day, He will rescue you,
and you’ll be free at last . . .
one day, you will praise Him
for the things He brought to past.

One day, He will send His manna,
and you will be filled with peace
one day, these waters will too part
and your joy will never cease.

One day, you will look back,
and tell of your wilderness story
one day, you will be thankful
and you’ll give God all the glory!

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

Isaiah 43:19
King James Version

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


In Hopeless Times ~

In Hopeless TImes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In hopeless times,
put your faith in God
for your trust in Him
He will applaud.

For desperate times,
requires His strength
to go the distance
no matter its length.

In hopeless times,
seek God’s help and aid
keep your faith intact
so not to be dismayed.

For bleak times,
require His grace
to go the distance
no matter the race.

In hopeless times,
turn to your Father
to Him you’ll not be
a pest or bother.

For troubling times,
will be more peaceful
when you let God know
in Him you’re needful.

In hopeless times,
let prayer surround you
put your faith in God
trust what He will do!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 50:15
King James Version

“And call upon me
in the day of trouble: I will

deliver thee, and thou
shalt glorify me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Fret Not!

Worry used with permission IBible Verses

Do not fret,
it will rob your faith from you
do not let it in your heart
nor be a force in what you do.

Do not fret,
it only causes one to doubt
trust always in the Lord
and leave all your worry out.

Do not fret,
it will only make you fear
delight instead in the Lord
and He will draw you near.

Do not fret,
it makes the soul grow ill
commit your ways to the Lord
and let Him show you His will.

Do not fret,
it will steal away your peace
rest assured in the Lord
and His calm will never cease.

Do not fret,
it will only cause you harm
let it have no place in your heart
fret not, and do not be alarmed!

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

Psalm 37:7
King James Version

“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him:”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Where’s The Joy ~

Where's The Joy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There are too many Christians,
with long and mopey faces
who go around as if . . .
they don’t know about God’s graces.

When you meet them on the street,
they are always looking down
they walk as if . . .
they don’t carry God’s joy around.

Their smiles are thin and forced,
their eyes are dull and gray
their faces look as if . . .
they haven’t rejoiced a single day.

When you sit and talk to them,
their voices are low and depressed
they speak as if . . .
their happiness has been suppressed.

They can’t seem to understand,
the joy that you feel
they think as if . . .
you took some kind of a happy pill.

But as Christians ~ we’re to be joyful,
no matter what comes our way
for we know there are no “ifs” about
the One who strengthens us each day!

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

Nehemiah 8:10
King James Version

“For the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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


In You Lord ~

In You Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m learning to be content,
in whatever comes my way
because my Lord ~ my Savior
I trust You more every day.

Though my problems mount,
escalate and swell
it’s in You my Lord
I choose to wait and dwell.

As the enemy starts to roar,
rumbling for my defeat
it’s in You my Lord
I find my true retreat.

When my fears begin to rise,
tossing me all around.
it’s in You my Lord
I stand on solid ground.

While the storm rages,
reaching its height and peak
it is You ~ my Lord
my soul will always seek!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:24
King James Version

“Be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Who’s Wooing You ~

Forever God is Faithful used with permission IBible Verses

Let the Lord meet you,
right where you are
He is ever-present
never off too far.

He is in the midst,
of whatever you do
He’ll not forsake
or ever forget you.

You are His treasure,
more precious than gold
the love He has for you
He never withholds.

You are so very special,
He’ll do anything for you
He’s waiting right now
can’t you hear His woo?

Let the Lord meet you,
right where you are
it brings Him great joy
when hearts come from afar!

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

Zephaniah 3:17
King James Version

“The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty;
he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


All Because ~

Take Heart used with permission IBible Verses

In this life, there will be troubles,
trials and tribulations too
in this world, we will be hated
all because ~ Lord, we love You.

In this life, there will be heartache,
seasons of tears, reasons to grieve
in this world, we will be detested
all because ~ in You we believe.

In this life, there will be hardships,
difficulties, struggles and defeat
in this world, we will be disliked
all because ~ You make us complete.

In this life, we will have problems,
battles, fights with the impossible
in this world, we will not be liked
all because ~ in You all is possible.

In this life, things won’t be easy,
but as Christians we’ll make it through
in this world, we’ll not have favor
all because ~ Lord, we trust in You !

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

Acts 14:22
King James Version

“Confirming the souls of the disciples,
and exhorting them to continue in the faith,
and that we must through much tribulation
to enter into the kingdom of God.”

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!

~~~~~~~~

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


The Ocean’s Shore

God Will Direct used with permission IBible Verses

As I stroll,
along the ocean’s shore
I am blessed
to my very core.

Though I don’t know,
the water’s depth
I’m sure the Lord
guides my every step.

As I listen,
to the waves that roar
I trust His Spirit
over storms to soar.

Just as the sand,
and sea must meet
I know God’s the strength
beneath my feet.

And like a pebble,
in the sand
my faith can’t be crushed
by the foot of man.

As I watch,
eagles land on the dock
I too find safety
in the Lord ~ my rock!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 16:9
King James Version

“A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Knock, Knock, Knock

I have Opend the Door used with permissoin IBible Verses

Knock at salvation’s door,
listen for God’s reply
knock and He will hear you
His favor He’ll apply.

Knock on mercies door,
you will find God’s grace
knock asking for forgiveness
then His love embrace.

Knock every morning,
make God your early quest
knock knowing He’ll open
the door to perfect rest.

Knock on joy’s door,
leave your worries behind
knock and you’ll find hope
peace for your troubled mind.

Knock and it shall be opened,
you’ll find Jesus waiting there
knock and enter into His presence
give to Him all of your cares.

Knock and faithfully step in,
He’ll be your sturdy Rock
but, first you must remember to
knock . . . knock . . . knock!

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

Matthew 7:8
King James Version

“For every one that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Seek, Seek, Seek ~

Seek and You Will FInd used with permission IBible Verses

Seek first the Kingdom of God,
keep your eyes on things above
seek God with all of your soul
and you’ll be filled with His love.

Seek the Lord with your whole heart,
let your requests be made known
seek after His righteousness
direct your prayers to His throne.

Seek the Lord and do good,
give Him a place in your mind
seek the Lord everywhere
and His peace you will find.

Seek the Lord and obey Him,
pursue life in fairness and truth
seek the same God you’ve known
since the days of your youth.

Seek the Lord for your salvation,
let His mercy your soul embrace
seek the Lord for forgiveness
and you will find more of His grace.

Seek God with all of your might,
be humble and meek
but, first you must remember
to seek . . . seek . . . seek!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 7:8

“For every one that
asketh receiveth;

and he that
seeketh findeth;

and to him that
knocketh it shall be opened.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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