Category Archives: Encouragement Poems

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!

~~~~~~~~

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

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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!

~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~

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

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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


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 ~

~~~~~~~~~~

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


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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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


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