Category Archives: Encouragement Poems

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

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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!

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

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


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

 


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!

~~~~~~~~~

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


Gracious Words ~

 Gracious Words ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Lord, let my words be gracious,
seasoned with kindness
let them be spoken . . .
with pure divine guidance.

Let them be influenced,
by the life, You once led
let them be compassionate
like the words, You once said.

Let them bring You glory,
let them shine of Your light
let them be filled with . . .
the Holy Spirit’s might.

Let them build others up,
not take someone down
let them be courteous
always spiritually sound.

Lord, let my words be gracious,
seasoned with truth and love
let my words be something
that You will be proud of!

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Colossians 4:6

“Let your speech be always with grace,
seasoned with salt, that ye may know
how ye ought to answer every man.”

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


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!

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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!

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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


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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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, your Red Sea too will 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!

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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


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