Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

Be A Gospel Doer ~

Be a Gospel doer,
read your Bible and then act
don’t just be a Gospel hearer
you need to give something back.

You can lend a helping hand,
or give someone your ear
let everyone know you’ll be
a friend who is always near.

Pray for those who ask,
even more for those who don’t
plead for their salvation
because you know they won’t.

Look for the good in others,
most only see their weakness
tell them Jesus loves them
for their own uniqueness.

There’s so much you can do,
to help other people out
all you have to do is ask
why Jesus they even doubt.

If you don’t have the answers,
I know just where to look
for the Life, Truth and Way
are written in the Good Book!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine
before men, that they may see
your good works,and glorify your
Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Into Jesus ~

Into Jesus,
I’m pressing in
I’m confident
this race I’ll win.

I’m moving on,
going for the goal
I’m letting God
my life control.

Into Jesus,
I’m going farther
I’m growing faith
trusting harder.

I’m pressing on,
marching onward
I’m keeping my eyes
looking forward.

Into Jesus,
I’m going deeper
I’m making Jesus
my soul’s keeper!

~~~~~~

Philippians 3:14

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me Lord ~

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face . . .
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me freely flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies to me from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name that I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
help me to put my trust in Thee.

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep Your wings for me still moving!

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Psalm 91:4

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Like Putty In His Hands ~

When God’s plans for you,
He begins to unfold
you’ll see there’s nothing
from you He’ll withhold.

For all of His planning,
will reveal to you
the exact endeavors
He wants you to pursue.

When God’s purposes for you,
He begins to unveil
you’ll find your life to Him
you will want to avail.

For all of His purposes,
will divulge to you His will
and His designs for you
you will want to fulfill.

When God’s begins to disclose,
for you His purposes and plans
you’ll find yourself becoming . . .
just like putty in His hands!

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Isaiah 64:8

But now, O Lord,
thou art our father;
we are the clay,
and thou our potter;
and we all are the
work of thy hand.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Eyes of My Heart ~

Lord give me vision,
not just in my eyes
but too in my heart
as I go for the prize.

Let me see perfectly,
Your grace for me
so I may trust You
for all I can’t see.

Lord give me vision,
unclouded and bright
so all that I consider
is viewed in Your light.

Let Your light travel,
deep into my heart
so that Your love
I may too impart.

Lord, give me vision,
in the eyes of my mind
so I may produce fruit
of every sort and kind!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Calamities & Tragedies ~

Calamities come to us,
in many shapes and forms
some trickle down like the rain
others bolt like thunderstorms

But, no matter how they come,
it is what we do with them
for Jesus our misfortunes
wants us to turn over to Him.

Tragedies come to us,
by many ways and means
some will dash our hopes
others will smash our dreams.

But, no matter how they come,
it is how we choose to react
for Jesus our catastrophes
wants us to give Him their impact.

Calamities and tragedies,
we all at times must face
but, Jesus will give us strength
through His sufficient grace!

~~~~~~~~

 Peter 5:7

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

2 Corinthians 12:9a

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A One Time Wonder ~

Lord, let me not be,
so easy on me
so that my faults
I cannot see.

For, You know my heart,
better than I . . .
from You I can’t hide
the plank in my eye.

Lord, help me to be,
with myself forthright
so I don’t come across
as not being contrite.

For, You know my thoughts,
better than I
You can always see
through my every lie.

Lord, be honest with me,
as my heart You ponder . . .
for I don’t want You to be
to me a one-time wonder!

~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right
in his own eyes: but the Lord
pondereth the hearts.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Faith To Trust ~

Thank you God
for Your beloved Son
who sheds His grace
on each and everyone.

Thank You Father,
for mercy new each day
for Your Word
lighting up our way.

Thank You God,
for hope everlasting
for opening our hearts
to divine understanding.

Thank You Father,
for Your peace unceasing
for giving us the wisdom
we need for believing.

Thank You Lord,
for all for us You do
thank You for giving us
faith to trust in You!

~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:2

Elect according to the foreknowledge
of God the Father, through sanctification
of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling
of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep On Persisting On ~

Faith feeling sluggish,
got no get up and go
are you starting to get
for the race too slow?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on keeping on . . .
and on Jesus’ strength
persist drawing upon.

Trust feels lacking,
lost that staying power
are you beginning to sense
your hope has soured?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on persisting on . . .
and on God’s holy might
maintain drawing upon.

Is your faith sluggish,
is your trust listless . . .
well keep on holding on
to the life ~ righteous!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


A New Pathway ~

Forget the past things,
leave them behind
don’t let your failures
come back to remind.

Instead forge ahead,
plow into the new
and see where God
want’s to guide you.

No matter your past,
there’s a new direction
that God has already
set for you in motion.

He has a plan brimming,
with proven solutions
a destiny filled with peace
not one full of confusion.

So commit to the new,
your future is today
forget the former things . . .
think not of yesterday!

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Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not
the former things,
neither consider
the things of old.

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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Get Unpacking ~

When old baggage,
drags you down
you needn’t keep
carrying it around.

Pack it all up,
right away
give it to Jesus
without delay.

When feeling heavy,
from burden’s laden
and your back  . . .
you can’t straighten.

Unpack your load,
into Jesus’s hand
and you will again
unladen stand.

When old baggage,
has you feeling tired and beat
get unpacking now . . .
and leave all at Jesus’ feet!

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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.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Embracing The New ~

Embracing the new,
getting rid of the old
is freeing and liberating
makes us for Jesus bold.

It’s finally saying goodbye,
to former desires
and letting the Holy Spirit
ignite into our souls a fire.

Taking off the weight,
of spiritual depression
allows Jesus to make
a lasting impression.

It’s doing away with self,
and letting Jesus in
it’s going out everyday
not falling back into sin.

Doing away with the old,
for what is new . . .
is letting Jesus become
a part of you!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold,
all things are become new.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


My Cup Is Brimming ~

My cup is quite full,
in fact it’s brimming
for in God’s mercy
I’m gleefully swimming.

My cup is full of joy,
glorious and triumphant
for Jesus has filled it
with grace abundant.

My cup is full of hope,
that keeps expanding
for its full of life
blissfully unending.

My cup is full of peace,
of a future brighter
for I know Jesus is
salvation’s provider.

My cup is quite full,
joy flows past the brim
for my life to Jesus . . .
I’ve surrendered to Him!

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Psalm 23:5

“Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Holding On Fast ~

Though your situation,
may seem dire today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for God will make a way.

Though your circumstance,
may seem bleak today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for help is coming your way.

Though your predicament,
may make you weak today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for strength is on its way.

Though your condition,
may be overwhelming today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for clarity will come your way.

Though today you maybe weak,
tomorrow you’ll be strong
so just hold fast until . . .
God’s power comes along!

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Hebrews 10:23

“Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering;
(for he is faithful that promised;)

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Renewed Each Day ~

I would have lost heart,
given up on spiritual things
I would have fainted away
from the troubles life brings.

I would have passed out,
lost my faith and my hope
I would have lost count
just thrown in the rope.

I would have sunk under,
the pressure of my fears
I would have called it quits
amidst all of my tears.

I would have been crushed,
under my heavy load
I would have gotten off
the narrow traveled road.

I would have lost heart,
if each day I wasn’t renewed
I would have given up Lord . . .
if I didn’t keep my eyes on You!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though
outwardly we are
wasting away,yet inwardly 

we are being renewed day by day.
For our 
light affliction,
which is but for a moment, is 

working for us a far more exceeding
and 
eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look 

at the things which are seen,
but at the 
things which are not seen.
For the things
which are seen
are temporary,
but the things 
which are not seen
are eternal.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Feet Like That Of A Deer ~

Oh, to have feet,
like that of a deer
I’d be able to move
without having fear.

I could then scale,
whatever the height
for I would have . . .
God’s power and might.

Oh, to have feet,
like that of a doe
I would not dread
I would just go.

I could then climb,
whatever the distance
for I’d have God’s strength
when met with resistance.

Oh, to have feet,
willing to in God trust
my legs would be . . .
inclined to adjust!

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Habakkuk 3:19

“The Lord God is my strength,
and he will make my feet
like hinds’ feet, and he
will make me to walk upon
mine high places.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Prisoner of Hope ~

I’m a prisoner of hope,
for Jesus captured me
the day when from this world
He came and set me free.

I’m a prisoner of love.
for Jesus gave me life
the day when upon Himself
He took my worldly strife.

I am a prisoner of faith,
for Jesus convicted me
of the hidden sin in my life
that only He could see.

I’m a prisoner of trust,
for Jesus gave me light
the day when He filled me
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

I’m a prisoner of hope,
love, faith and trust . . .
for Jesus showed me
He is always fair and just!

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Zechariah 9:12

Turn you to the strong hold,
ye prisoners of hope:
even to day do I declare
that I will render
double unto thee;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thread of Hope ~

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for doubt and fear
not to breed.

For all it takes,
is one little strand
for God’s power
to be in your hand.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for trust and faith
to be freed.

For all it asks,
is for you to believe
God’s mighty strength
you will receive.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for faith to grow
from a mustard seed!

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Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I Shall Not Be Moved ~

Though, my troubles are many,
and surround me night and day
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will make a way.

Though, my burdens are great,
and follow me wherever I go
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord’s peace l shall know.

Though, my enemies oppress me,
and try to hold me down
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will keep me sound.

Though, my days are a vapor,
and the end may soon be near
I shall not be moved . . .
for in the Lord I’ve no fear.

Though, my nights are long,
and often filled with dread
I shall not be moved . . .
for on Jesus I rest my head!

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Psalm 62:6

“He only is my rock
and my salvation:

He is my defence;
I shall not be moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever Comes ~

Lord, this new year,
I am trusting You
what comes my way
to bring me through.

If there be sunshine,
I’ll delight in the rays
knowing they’ll lead me
to Your truth and ways.

If there be clouds,
hanging over my head
I’ll not let them fill me
with fear of dread.

If the skies open up,
out of the blue
my anchor will be set
right into You.

Lord this new year,
in You I’m trusting
be there clear skies
or storms gusting!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that
all things work together
for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Keep Looking Up ~

Things looking a bit dark,
can’t see His light
getting tired of battling
the same old fight?

Spinning in circles,
going round and round
can’t get ahead
feeling more than down?

Can’t catch a break,
no matter what you do
feel as if the whole world
is fighting against you?

Well, you’re not alone,
others feel just like you
but as CHRISTians we know
what we must do . . .

So, look up to the heavens,
put your life in God’s hands
Jesus is your one Friend
who truly understands.

He’s looking out for you,
believe it or not . . .
and if that’s not the truth
then our faith is for naught.

So, don’t stop believing,
don’t you ever give up
for this too shall pass
so, just keep looking up!

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Isaiah 26:3

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Some Food For Thought ~

The thief comes not to give,
rather to steal and take
so that you will not care
about your eternal fate.

He comes not to save,
but, to destroy and kill
so that you will not care
about knowing God’s will.

The thief comes not to bring,
endless peace and harmony
rather to take you with him
into hell’s perpetual agony.

He comes not to bring,
life abundantly
but rather to eat away
at your faith constantly.

The thief your salvation,
doesn’t give a squat
so I pray this will be . . .
some food for thought!

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John 10:7, 9-10

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

The thief cometh not, but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy: I am come
that they might have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.”

1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary the devil,
as a roaring lion, walketh about,
seeking whom he may devour:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Imperishable Beauty ~

This CHRISTmas,
instead of hearth decorating
let it be your inner beauty
to all that’s captivating.

Rather than trimming,
your roof top, eaves and lawn
put on a calm and quiet spirit
so others to Jesus will be drawn.

This CHRISTmas,
instead of lighting a tree
let the light of Jesus
in you be what others see.

Rather than garnishing,
your fireplace mantle
adorn your heart and soul
with a spirit that’s gentle.

This CHRISTmas,
instead of all the fuss and ado
let your inner man reveal . . .
Jesus living inside of you!

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 1 Peter 3:4

“But let your adorning be
the hidden person of the heart
with the imperishable beauty
of a gentle and quiet spirit,
which in God’s sight
is very precious”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Inside Out ~

 

Lord, You have searched my heart,
You know it inside out
You know where faith runs deep
and the potholes full of doubt.

You have looked into my mind,
You know all of its ups and downs
You know the ruts of fear
and the pockets of peace around.

You have looked into my thoughts,
You know the turbulence
You know the ebbs of calm
and the waves of nervousness.

You have looked into my soul,
You know its fragile stubbornness
You know when it’s softly pliable
and when it’s stiff with faithlessness.

Lord, You have searched my heart,
my mind, thoughts and soul
and I know there’s more . . .
for You to shape and mold!

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Psalm 139:23

“Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know
my thoughts:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Hope For The Future ~

Hope for the future,
and for now and today
comes when God’s plans
we follow and obey.

Hope brimming with joy,
and of peacefulness
comes when we walk
a life of faithfulness.

Hope filled with trust,
and blessed assurance
comes when we live
a life full of pureness.

Hope heart stilling,
and mind calming
comes when into sin
we keep from falling.

Hope for the future,
is our hope for the day
for we know to follow . . .
the Life, Truth and Way!

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Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.”

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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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