Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

~ Be Thou Faithful ~

Be thou faithful,
be ever patient
God is working
for your benefit.

For your times,
are in His hands
so be still and wait
till you know His plans.

Be thou hopeful,
be also trusting
God is working
in you something.

For your life,
is in His hold
so be at peace
as you He molds.

Be thou faithful,
be trustworthy too
while God is doing . . .
something new in you!

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Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Living By Faith ~

Living by faith,
and not by sight
can give some us
an awful fright.

But Jesus said,
for us not to be afraid
nor by what we can’t see
to ever be dismayed.

Living by faith,
and not what is seen
is sometimes hard
for us to glean.

But Jesus knew,
what we would face
so He gave to us
strength for the race.

Living by faith,
and not what is observed
is the only way to keep . . .
our assurance preserved!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance
of things hoped for,
the conviction of things
not seen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Father ~

God, my Father,
my Lord, my Savior
thank You for Your mercy
forever grace and favor.

For though I was a sinner,
You still loved me . . .
now by faith I believe
in things I cannot see.

God, my King,
my Prince, my Redeemer
Your blood became
my transgression cleaner.

For my sins You forgave,
so that I may receive
eternal salvation
now that in You I believe.

God, my Father,
my Savior, my Christ
I am eternally grateful
for Your sacrifice!

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John 8:29

And he that sent me is with me:
the Father hath not left me alone;
for I do always those things
that please him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Don’t Be Discouraged ~

Don’t be discouraged,
though things are depressing
rather into Jesus . . .
keep deeper pressing.

For in the midst of chaos,
of upheaval and unrest
Jesus is the only one . . .
who can bring you rest.

Don’t be dragged down,
by what you are seeing
rather in God trust . . .
with all of your being.

For in the midst of anarchy,
God is still in control . . .
so let this truth your heart
soothe and console.

Don’t be discouraged,
neither be you dismayed . . .
for one day Jesus will return
so be strong and not afraid!

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Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God,
he it is that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Taking It Easy and Slow ~

Today I am resting,
taking it easy and slow
for tomorrow . . .
may deal me a big blow.

So today I’ll relax,
decompress and unwind
for tomorrow . .
may be to me unkind.

Today I am recuperating,
from the wear and tear
for tomorrow . . .
may arrive like a bear.

So today I’m renewing,
both my heart and mind
for tomorrow . . .
could put me in a bind.

Today I am resting,
taking it slow and steady
so that tomorrow . . .
for anything I’ll be ready!

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Matthew 6:34

Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Heart ~

God, my Heart,
my Life, my Soul
You have made me
complete and whole.

For You’ve given me,
a heart of flesh . . .
so my spirit with Yours
could interlock and mesh.

God, my Mind,
my Thought, my Conscience
Your Word has shown me
sin and its consequence.

For it’s active and piercing,
discerning and living
trains and equips me
to keep on daily striving.

God, my Heart,
I’m so glad You I found
for my mind is at peace . . .
knowing I’m heaven bound!

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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

Romans 8.5-6

For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Wisdom ~

God, my Wisdom,
my Thought, my Insight
Your Word to me
is like a floodlight.

For it illuminates,
the darkness of the day
shedding the Light of Hope
upon the narrow way.

God, my Wisdom,
my Rational, My Clarity
Your Spirit guides me
to live a life of purity.

For He gives discernment,
truth and understanding
leading me on the road
to life that is everlasting.

God, My Wisdom,
my Intellect, my Intel
You give me the data
on which I need to dwell!

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Isaiah 11:2

And the spirit of the Lord
shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom
and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge
and of the fear of the Lord;

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Creator ~

God, my Creator,
my Former, my Author
I am so thankful
to be Your Daughter.

For You knew of me,
while in my mother’s womb
You gave me a heart eager
to meet Jesus my Groom.

God, my Designer,
my Maker, My Shaper
You knew I was only
a mere, passing vapor.

Yet You cherish me,
so much that You know
the number of hairs
on my head that grow.

God my Creator,
my Originator, my Conceiver
before I was born . . .
You knew I’d be a believer!

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Psalm 139:13-14

For thou hast
possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me
in my mother’s womb.

I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth
right well.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Waiting Room ~

In God’s waiting room,
I sometimes have to stay
it where He teaches me
the whys for His delay.

He wants me to know,
waiting has its due season
and soon I will gather
the answers to His reason.

He uses this waiting time,
for me to focus on His face
so that I can experience . . .
the full measure of His grace.

He wants me to learn,
how to depend on Him
why my pride and conceit
He has to pare and trim.

In God’s waiting room,
I’ve learned all about delay . . .
it’s where He taught me to trust Him
for my tomorrows and today!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he

shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on

the Lord.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Give Me a Sense of Humor ~

Lord, give me a sense of humor,
a spirit that is light . . .
so when I feel the dreariest
my heart can sparkle bright.

Let me learn to giggle,
when something tickles me
like my baby grandson
as I bounce him on my knee.

Let me learn to chuckle,
like I did as a little girl
even when life’s tangles
pull at my thinning curls.

Let me learn to laugh aloud,
even if only to myself . . .
like when a child is playing
with no one but them self.

Let me learn to smile,
when I prefer to wear a frown
like a toddler thick in mischief
and thinks no one is around!

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Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Purity ~

God, my Purity,
my Moral Compass
following Your ways
brings true holiness.

For Your directions,
make it all so clear
how the wide way
I need to greatly fear.

God, my Wholeness,
my Decency, my Dignity
Your Word shows me how
to live a life of Integrity.

For every Scripture,
is full of Your Goodness
on how to be clothed
in Your righteousness.

God, my Purity,
my Sanctity, my Morality
Your Word brings . . .
Virtuousness into clarity!

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Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Patience ~

God, my Patience,
my Stamina, My Fortitude
my heart for You . . .
is filled with deep gratitude.

For Your mercy gives me,
the willpower to run
each day the faithful race
so that it can be won.

God, My Endurance,
my Strength, my Tenacity
Your power gives me
resilience and vitality.

For You bring into my life,
the faith to trust in You
regardless of the situations
You may have me go through.

God, my Patience,
my Calm, my Perseverance
may You find me faithful . . .
upon Your reappearance!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope
for that we see not,
then do we with patience
wait for it.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience,
that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive
the promise.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Truth ~

God, my Truth,
my Reality, my World
my faith in You . .
is tied up and furled.

For to You I’m tethered,
my heart is trussed
there is no other . . .
in whom I can trust.

God, my Foundation,
my Cornerstone, My Rock
my soul is anchored
on hope’s secured dock.

For to You I’m bound,
locked into Your ways
may Your plans for me
I follow all of my days.

God, my Truth,
my Freedom, My Liberation
thank you saving me . . .
form eternal damnation!

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John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

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Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,

O ye of little faith?
Then he arose,

and rebuked the winds
and the sea;

and there was
a great calm.”

King James Version

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Way ~

God, my Way,
my Life, my Truthfulness
Your every Word speaks
of Your Trustworthiness.

When faced with fear,
along my journey
Your Word keeps me
courageously sturdy.

God, my Path,
My Route, my Course
You are my competent
Almighty power source.

When I need guidance,
the Scriptures I read
Your Light gives direction
I trust where it leads.

God, My Way
my Destiny, my Future
Your Word my soul
feeds and nurtures!

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Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O Lord,
in thy righteousness because
of mine enemies; make thy
way straight before my face.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


That Worn Out Feeling ~

Feeling worn out,
more than just tired
as soon you rise up . . .
you again want to retire?

Well don’t you give up,
or sink into depression
instead look to God
for revitalization.

Feeling burned out,
stress got you down
does your world seem
to be spinning around?

Well don’t you give in,
to your crumbling situation
instead let Jesus become
your concrete foundation.

Feeling more than exhausted,
depleted and downcast
then onto Jesus . . .
all your weariness cast!

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Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was
overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Need~

God, my Need,
my Want, My Desire
let Your Spirit in me
urge and inspire.

Quench my thirst,
feed my inner hunger
give me an appetite . . .
to absorb Your wonder.

God my Longing,
my Yearning, my Passion
let me take in every ounce
of Your loving compassion.

Provide for me each day,
my spiritual bread
so by Your spirit  . . .
I’ll be constantly fed.

God, my Need,
My Dependence, my Reliance
may I always look to You
for counsel and guidance!

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Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all
your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Assurance ~

God my Assurance,
my Promise, my Future
you are my Confidence
my Mountain Mover.

Create in me a heart,
clean and blue true
so that I may draw
nearer to You.

God, my Guarantee,
my Recourse, my Remedy
Your mercy has given me
pardon and clemency.

Your blood atoning,
has delivered me . . .
from my sins that once
kept me away from Thee.

God, my Assurance,
my Hope, my Blessedness
I’m so thankful You saved me
from my past wickedness!

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Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near
with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Defense~

God, my Defense,
my Shield, my Defender
may to Your power
my life I surrender.

For You are my Guard,
my Tower, my Protector
Your Word is to me
satan’s arrow deflector.

God, my Defense,
my Buckler, my Foothold
onto Your foundation
may I build my household.

For You are my Fortress,
my Security, my Safeguard
when Your righteous way
I  heed and regard.

God, my Defense,
my Rock, my Foundation
You are my only hope . . .
for peace and salvation!

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Zechariah 9:15

The Lord of hosts
shall defend them;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faint Not ~

Faint not,
do not tire
don’t forget
satan’s a liar.

Keep on,
keeping on
for your Father
and His Son.

Faint not,
do not pass out
don’t let satan
cause any doubt.

Press on,
pressing on
soon the harvest
will be drawn.

Faint not,
do not surrender
keep on pressing on . . .
into heaven’s splendor!

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Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary
in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Comforter ~

God, my Comforter,
my Helper, my Aide
when I am fired tested
You provide me shade.

Your wings cover me,
under them I stay
while the storms of life
steady blow my way.

God my Comforter,
my Calmness, my Peace
on me Your mercy
each day You release.

When I am troubled,
You make me for You strong
so I may help others
when trials too come along.

God my Comforter,
my Guard, my Protector
may I be for You . . .
a comfort injector!

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be God,
even the Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ, the Father of
mercies, and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which
are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.

Psalm 71:21

Thou shalt increase my greatness,
and comfort me on every side.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Light of Salvation~

My eyes have seen,
salvation’s Light
they have been given
a new glorious sight.

For once they were closed,
to the Truth and the Way
but now they observe
God’s mercy each day.

My eyes were shown,
Jesus’ Love and Grace
they have seen the light
now the Life they embrace.

For once they were shut,
but now they clearly see
the promise of peace
God has awaiting for me.

My eyes have observed,
the Light of salvation
and now they hold hope
in Christ’s resurrection!

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Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith,
Awake thou that sleepest
and arise from the dead
and Christ shall give thee light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Friend ~

God, my Friend,
my Helper, my Aide
when I am with you
I’m never afraid.

You remove my fear,
erase all my doubt
on me I believe
You’ll never walk out.

God, my Supporter,
my Backer, my Ally
by me I know . . .
You’ll always standby.

You make my way,
straight as can be
whenever You walk
along side of me.

God my Champion,
my Pal, my Friend
I know You’re with me
until the very end!

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Proverbs 18:24

A man that hath friends must shew
himself friendly: and there is a
Friend that sticketh closer
than a brother.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Stress Test ~

Today God gave me,
a spiritual stress test
to see if my soul . . .
could remain at rest.

So He sent to me,
a hand-wringing situation
to see if my heart . . .
could handle the agitation.

He wanted to know,
how I would proceed
whether if to the strain
I’d win or would concede.

It took all of His strength,
for me not to succumb
for I knew I could trust Him
with the power to overcome.

Today God sent to me,
a test that was stressing
but I’m happy to say . . .
I’m patiently resting!

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James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying
of your faith
worketh patience.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Now Is The Time ~

Now is not the time,
to fold or to crumble
though the whole earth
has started to rumble.

Now is the time,
to hold on fast
to the truth and hope
that will out last.

Now is not the time,
to give up or abandon
and become to the world
a friend or companion.

Now is the time,
to be tough and strong
for the Word of God
will right all the wrong.

Now is not the time,
to cave in or to fold
for now is the time . . .
God wants us to be bold!

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Ephesians 3:12

In whom we have boldness
and access with confidence
by the faith of him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Joy ~

God, my Joy,
my Cheer, my Delight
You fill my soul
with Truth and Light.

God, my Elation,
my Gladness, my Glee
You give me strength
just knowing Thee.

God, my Jubilation,
my Thrill, my Blissfulness
You fill my heart
with true happiness.

God, my Serenity,
my Contentment, my Rapture
I am so thankful
my heart You captured.

God, my Joy,
my Blessedness, my Pleasure
You fill my soul with  . . .
the peace of Your splendor!

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John.15:11

These things have I
spoken unto you,
that my joy might
remain in you,
and that your joy
might be full.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Buckle Up ~

Buckle up,
if you want to be safe
make sure you’re secure
in the foundation of faith.

For you can bet on,
a long-bumpy ride
and you’re going to need
the truth by your side.

Buckle up,
if you want to stay
on the narrow . . .
straight, righteous way.

For your going to need,
to trust God’s direction
so you can travel on
the road to perfection.

Buckle up,
for there’s danger up ahead
and you need to make sure
you’re Holy Spirit lead!

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Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried:
he is a buckler to all those
that trust in him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Our Hope ~

Hope paints a lovely picture,
of our future glory
it displays all the details
of God’s eternal story.

It’s etched in our hearts,
engraved on our minds
it understands the will of God
His plans and His designs.

Hope is our confidence,
our faithful expression
it leaves on our souls
a lasting impression.

It is everlasting peace,
a future so glorious
when with Jesus we stand
as His saint’s victorious.

So just close your eyes,
and use your imagination
let your hope in Jesus bring . . .
a glorious transformation!

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Ephesians 1:18

“The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling,

and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Reason ~

God, my Reason,
my Logic, my Wisdom
Your Word is my . . .
life support system.

For it’s how to obtain,
a Christ like mind
so the narrow way
I’ll continue to find.

God, my Guide,
my Leader, my Mentor
Your Word warns me
of the danger to look for.

For it fills my thoughts,
with Your perspective
on how not to become
one of satan’s captives.

God, my Wisdom,
my Truth, my Light
Your Word keeps
my faith upright!

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Ecclesiastes 7:25

I applied mine heart to know,
and to search, and to seek out wisdom,
and the reason of things, and to know
the wickedness of folly, even of
foolishness and madness:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Someone To Talk To ~

Whenever I want to talk,
I have me a loyal Friend
He is someone always . . .
on whom I can depend.

Our conversations are,
exciting and uplifting
He always lets me know
if from Him I’m drifting.

We discuss many things,
be at night or in the day
He is always ready . . .
to hear what I’ve to say.

I can tell Him anything,
there is no holding back
He encourages me
when faith in Him I lack.

I have me a special Friend,
with whom I can always talk
whenever I need advice . . .
I just go with Jesus for a walk!

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Philippians 3:20

For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look for the
Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Born To Conquer ~

Born to grow,
mature and ripen
born so my faith
in Jesus can deepen.

Born to know,
understand and believe
born so my strength
in God I’d receive.

Born to think,
recognize and detect
born so my life
Jesus would reflect.

Born to tell apart,
to discern and define
born so I would follow
God’s divine design.

Born to grow,
to divide and conquer
born to prove to satan . . .
He that’s in me is stronger!

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Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge
of his will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Faith ~

God, my Faith,
my Founder, my Finisher
Your love for me
to my soul ministers.

For the more about You,
I come to learn and know
the more my trust continues
in You to upwards grow.

God, my faith,
my Trustor, my Petitioner
thank You for being
hope’s only distributor.

Eternal life is mine,
now that in me You live
as more of myself to You
I wholeheartedly give.

God, my Faith,
my Creator, my Foundation
Your mercy and grace
is my only salvation!

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Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Courage~

God, my Courage,
my Bravery, my Grit
Your love compels me
not to give up or quit.

You give me fortitude,
to fight the good fight
all my battles fought
are won in Your might.

God, my Courage,
my Boldness, my Mettle
You turn my nerves
into hard, steely metal.

Your Word is my Armor,
faith is my shield
taking me each day
out into the battle field.

God my Courage,
my Fortress, my Stockade
as long as You go with me . . .
I’m not afraid or dismayed!

~~~~~~~

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever
thou goest.

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Faith Growing ~

Faith growing,
takes God knowing
for it to thrive
if it’s to survive.

For without learning,
there’s no discerning
God’s will and plan
are not those of man.

Faith growing,
takes Jesus knowing
for it to flourish
if it’s not to perish.

For without being versed,
about spiritual thirst
water that is living
will just stop flowing.

Faith growing,
takes the Word knowing
for it to multiply
so that it can purify!

~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of
our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now
and for ever. Amen.

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Faith Stabilizing ~

Faith stabilizing,
is faith energizing
it’s strong and robust
for in God it trusts.

It believes in things,
it can’t possibly see
it knows Jesus still . . .
calms the storms at sea.

Faith steadying,
is faith unshaken
it’s firm and secure
in truth it’s awaken.

It believes God’s Word,
from it, it waivers not . . .
it remains truehearted
in its mind and thought.

Faith revitalizing,
constantly is renewing
as the narrow way . . .
it keeps on pursuing!

~~~~~~~

James 1:6

But let him ask in faith,
nothing wavering. For he
that wavereth is like a
wave of the sea driven
with the wind and tossed.

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God, My Light ~

God, my Light,
my Beacon, my Ray
give me Your clarity
upon each new day.

Be my earthly guide,
help me to navigate
as I make my journey
into the narrow gate.

God, my Light,
my Lamp, my Beam
may Your Word be to me
a life-giving stream.

As I travel onward,
my every step direct
so I too can Your Love
in the darkness reflect.

God, my Light,
My Illuminator, my Reflector
help me be for You . . .
a Light Generator!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:

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Faith To Overcome~

Though I have trials,
tests and tribulations
my cup remains full . . .
of God’s declarations.

For He promises to me,
not to leave or forsake
and in His living water
I can always partake.

Though I have problems,
concerns, worries and cares
my cup remains full . . .
knowing He hears my prayers.

For He promises to me,
today’s grace is enough
and that He’ll be with me
whenever the road gets rough.

Though I have tribulations,
trials, tests and problems
my cup overflows . . .
with the faith to overcome!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:5

My cup runneth over.

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God, My Anchor ~

God, my Anchor,
my Security, my Shield
give me a heart
to You that will yield.

Be my Safe Harbor,
give me Thy grace
whenever a storm
You have me to face.

God, my Anchor,
my Hope, my Future
may over my life
I make You the ruler.

Let Your Word be,
on earth my guide
may from You my sin
I not disguise or hide.

God, my Anchor,
my Moor, My Dock
may You be to me . . .
my everlasting Rock!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 6:19-20

Which hope we have as an anchor
of the soul, both sure
and stedfast, and which entereth
into that within the veil;

Whither the forerunner is for
us entered, even Jesus,
made an high priest for ever
after the order of Melchisedec.

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God, My Tranquility ~

God, my Tranquility,
my Peace, my Calm
You are to my soul
a healing balm.

You alone provide,
the rest that I need
when in Your Word
I graze and feed.

God, my Quietude,
my Repose, My Rest
Your love and mercy
keeps me daily blessed.

You silence my heart,
with Your still small voice
You are the reason
in truth I rejoice.

God my Tranquility,
my Comfort, my Lull
may my trust in You
never grow dim or dull!

~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is an handful
with quietness,
than both the hands full
with travail
and vexation of spirit.

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God, My Hope ~

God, my Hope,
my Future, my Home
from Your righteous way
let not my steps roam.

Make straight my way,
be my guiding light
keep me looking upwards
as earthly battles I fight.

God, my Hope,
my Eternity, my Rest
with Your loving mercies
each day my soul bless.

Keep my eyes focused,
on Your saving grace
so that I may for You
finish the faithful race.

God, my Hope,
my Strength, my Power
may my trust in You be . . .
right up to my final hour!

~~~~~~~

Romans 15:13

Now the God of hope
fill you with all joy
and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power
of the Holy Ghost.

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Faith Invincible ~

Faith Invincible,
is a faith strong
it rejoices even when
things go wrong.

It is unbeatable,
nothing tears it down
it rejoices even when . . .
troubles come around.

Faith invincible,
is a faith robust
for it knows in God
to always put its trust.

It is unstoppable,
when satan attacks
it is indestructible
for hope it never lacks.

Faith invincible,
is a faith durable
it rejoices in all things . . .
for it is unmovable!

~~~~~~~~~~

James 1:3

Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

Philippians 4:4

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

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Silenced By Love ~

Silenced by love,
surrounded by calm
letting God be . . .
my healing balm.

Just me and Him,
together all alone
a quiet confidence
in the unknown.

Silenced by hope,
encircled in trust
examining our hearts
just the two of us.

Stilled meditations,
whispers at His feet
a time of joyfulness
when we both meet.

Silenced by love,
resting in peace . . .
letting God on me
His joy release!

~~~~~~~~

Zephaniah 3:17

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.

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God, My Savior ~

God, my Savior,
my Lord, my King
grant me the peace
only You can bring.

Fill my soul with hope,
put fear in my heart
Your mercy and grace
into my spirit impart.

God, my Savior,
My Lord, my Shepherd
keep me to You
securely tethered.

Fill my mind with love,
joy and delight
so that I may keep You
always in my sight.

God, my Savior,
my Lord, my Song
keep my faith in You
til eternity strong!

~~~~~~

Acts 16:31-32

And they said,
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and thou shalt be saved,
and thy house.

And they spake unto him the word
of the Lord, and to all that
were in his house.

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I Say My Faith~

Some say my faith,
has made me blind
some say it too . . .
messed up my mind.

But, I say my faith,
opened up my eyes
for it has made me . . .
to God’s ways wise.

Some say my faith,
is a laughable joke
some add to it too . . .
it’s a fearsome yoke.

But, I say my faith,
is as real as can be
for from the world . . .
it has set me free.

Some say my faith,
makes me a moron
but, I say my faith . . .
keeps me pressing on.

For Lord I know,
You are the only One
who I need to follow
if this race is to be won!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:13-14

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,
I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

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Be Uncompromising ~

Be unshakeable,
in the power of His might
be unbendable
to stand fast and fight.

Be unyielding,
to the wiles of the devil
be uncompromising
to all things evil.

Be unfailing,
in the Word be grounded
be unwavering
so not to be confounded.

Be unflinching,
to your transformation
be unrelenting
in your moderation.

Be unremitting,
to what you know is true
be unfaltering
when satan comes after you.

Hold on to your faith,
be unshakeable
hold on to the truth
and you’ll be unbreakable!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:10

Be strong in the Lord
and in the power of
His strength

1Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast
in the faith,
be brave, be strong.

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Hope For The Best ~

I hope for the best,
a new day can bring
but, I am prepared for . . .
just about anything.

For I do not know,
what may come my way
tis why each morning
to God I bow and pray.

I hope for the greatest,
outcome He might send
but, I am braced for . . .
what’s around the bend.

For I trust and believe,
irrespective of . . .
whatever God decides
is out of His love.

I hope for the best,
the greatest day there is
but, I am ready for . . .
anything because I’m His!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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In These Uncertain Times ~

In these times,
of uncertainty
one thing I know
with all clarity.

God has all things,
in His control
He has the power
to hold or unfold.

In these times,
of instability
one thing I know
with all sensibility.

God has all things,
under His command
He has the power
to delay or expand.

In these times,
of unpredictability
I know I can trust . . .
God unquestionably!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 24:1

The earth is the Lord’s,
and the fulness thereof;
the world, and they that
dwell therein.

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I Trust God and Jesus Too ~

I trust God,
with all things
leave my fears
under His wings.

I find comfort,
in just knowing
on me His mercy
He keeps sowing.

I trust Jesus,
for His peace
my cares on Him
I daily release.

I find hope,
in just knowing
His grace in me
keeps on growing

I trust God,
I trust Jesus too
for everyday . . .
my faith they renew!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.

Luke 17:5

And the apostles said unto
the Lord, Increase our faith.

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My Hope Doesn’t Disappoint ~

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it never lets me down
it allows me to keep . . .
both heart and mind sound.

It gives me reasons,
to rejoice and to sing
it encourages me
in the storms life brings.

My hope doesn’t disappear,
it never goes away
it enables me to stay
on the narrow pathway.

It gives me confidence,
equips me for warfare
to satan and his army
it keeps me daily aware.

My hope doesn’t derail,
when trials come to test me
for Lord my hope and trust . . .
I have place in only Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man that trusteth
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

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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.”

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Through All Of Life’s Challenges~

Through all of life’s challenges,
times of means and of lean
on my Lord and Savior . . .
I have continued to lean.

For He has not forsaken,
nor left me on my own
He has always given me
access to His holy throne.

Through all of life’s trials,
when I called out His name
to my defense and rescue
He always faithfully came.

In His mighty hand He kept,
me safe from the fiery tests
always having for me
His good and honest best.

Through life’s many troubles,
on my Lord and Savior I’ve clung
trusting Him for all things . . .
no matter what life at me flung!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

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I Walk By Faith ~

I walk by faith,
not by sight
because Jesus
is my light.

His Word my path,
illuminates
so His step
I can duplicate.

His Spirit dwells,
inside of me
so I can trust
what I can’t see.

His guidance helps,
me finally find
peace for both
heart and mind.

I walk by faith,
in His light
for I trust Jesus . . .
for my sight!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith,
not by sight

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The Eyes of My Faith ~

The eyes of my faith,
have seen many things
they have witnessed
what trusting God brings.

They’ve stared right into,
the pit of my soul
they have observed Jesus
taking in me control.

The eyes of my faith,
have watched in unbelief
the world reject God
in utter disbelief.

They’ve spotted the falling,
of man away from God
they’ve seen the advancing
of satan’s ravaging squad.

They eyes of my faith,
keep waiting and watching
for Jesus to return . . .
in a moment’s twinkling.

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be
raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.

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Life Is Like A Journey ~

Life is like a journey
into a vast wilderness
so often we get lost
due to our own willfulness.

But when we let God,
guide us with His Light
our pride and ego
we can wisely fight.

Life is like a journey,
into a dark abyss
so often we get stuck
and the mark we miss.

But when we trust God,
as our strength and shield
to sin and temptation
we won’t want to yield.

Life is like a journey,
into a wasteland sprawling
but we who know God . . .
into living water keep drawing!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 58:11

And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make
fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a
watered garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

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A Bruised Heart ~

 

Feeling baffled,
a little confused
feeling’s hurting
heart’s been bruised?

Well God doesn’t want,
you to be crushed
so keep giving Him
your complete trust.

Feeling forsaken,
lost and alone
feeling’s exposed
right to the bone?

Well God doesn’t want,
you to feel distraught
so just give to Him
all your weary thoughts.

Feeling deceived,
wronged and misled
feeling’s raw
hurt is widespread?

Well call out to God,
tell Him how you feel
so your despair . . .
He can begin to heal!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:16

As for me,
I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall
save me.

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Troubled Not ~

Trouble not your heart,
let not fear into it enter
instead keep your eyes
on God front and centered.

Then when troubles come,
you wont be dismayed
as you let God’s mercy
into your soul pervade.

Trouble not your mind,
when worries start to brew
instead keep your eyes
on your eternal view.

Then when problems come,
you won’t be confused
as you let the peace of Jesus
into your thoughts infuse.

Trouble not your heart,
neither your mind or soul
but let the love of Jesus . . .
in them take control!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried,
and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of
all his troubles.

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Unwind ~

Come My child,
tell me what’s on your mind
come and rest with Me
from your troubles unwind.

Tell me all about them,
unload yourself on Me
come so from your worries
I may set you free.

Come My child,
sit here with Me for a spell
come so I may give you
water from the living well.

Let Me release into you,
the peace you’re so in need of
come let me soak you in
My mercy, grace and love.

Come My child,
tell me about your fear
come and rest here with Me
come and lets be near!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:28

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

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I Don’t Trust Man~

I don’t trust man,
to tell me how to live
I don’t have confidence . . .
in the reasons they give.

For man will say,
do whatever you want
or your regrets
will come back to haunt.

But, I know God,
will have the final say
on how I choose . . .
to live out my days.

So I put my faith,
in God’s living Word
so by man’s opinion
I’m not swayed or lured.

I don’t trust man’s,
worldly sentiment . . .
in this Gospel truth
I am confident!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 118:8

“It is better to trust in the Lord,
than to put confidence in man.”

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