Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

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!

~~~~~~~~

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

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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!

~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~

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!

~~~~

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!

~~~~~

 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!

~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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


Waver Not ~

Waver not,
instead hold fast
onto your hope
keep steadfast.

For hope eternal,
is your assurance
God will give you
the endurance.

Doubt not,
instead believe
one day true peace
you’ll receive.

For peace everlasting,
is hope’s guarantee
bound in the things
you cannot see.

Waver not,
to your confession
do not doubt
hope’s progression!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 10:23

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

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Future Of Hope ~

A future filled with hope,
is a future worth knowing
for out of it are rivers
of living water flowing.

It’s a future of rest,
joy and elation
found in the well of
eternal salvation.

A future filled with hope,
is a future God planed
for it has been formed
by His very own hand.

It’s a future of peace,
of what is to come
when Jesus returns
to set up His kingdom.

A future filled with hope,
is worth our pursuing
for it’s a future with God
that is all consuming!

~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


By God’s Grace ~

Sometimes life . . .
can be so unfair
and we anguish over
the depth of our despair.

We become disoriented,
with God’s plans for us
forgetting why we even
in Him place our trust.

Sometimes life . . .
throws us a curve ball
making us wonder
if there’s a God at all.

We become disillusioned,
about God’s will for us
ignoring the fact He is
always fair and just.

Sometimes life . . .
it just to hard to face
but, we who keep trusting
do so by God’s grace!

~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with
all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.’

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace Imparted ~

 

Sometimes my mind,
I can’t seem to still
and often my troubles
it begins to fill.

They crawl in and out,
of the deep, dark spaces
but, I won’t allow them
rob me of God’s graces.

Sometimes my heart,
I can’t seem to quiet
and often my worries
alters its calm climate.

They work their way in,
denying me of my hope
but, I won’t let them steal
the trust I need to cope.

Sometimes into my mind,
my cares drop into my heart
but, Jesus comes to the rescue
and peace again He imparts!

~~~~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Timing Not Mine ~

I have found,
God’s timing’s the best
on this fact
I have come to rest.

For His plan is always,
the only perfect one
so I’ve learned to wait
until He is done.

I have found,
God not to ever push
so I know not to be
in a hurry or a rush.

For He has a hand,
on all He does
so I stay still . . .
simply because.

I have found,
God’s timing to be
perfectly fitting
and suitable just for me!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sometimes God ~

Sometimes God,
sends us a detour
to see if our faith
in Him is mature.

Sometimes God,
puts up a roadblock
to see what way
we’ll choose to walk.

Sometimes God,
sends us delays
so our faith in Him
He can appraise.

Sometimes God,
puts up a barrier
to see if we’ll trust
or remain a worrier.

Sometimes God,
sends nothing at all
to see if on Him   . . .
we will even call!

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2 Corinthians 4:8

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Believes ~

Faith comes,
from Bible reading
hearing, listening
and then heeding.

Faith rises,
in hearts that desire
to be filled with
Holy Spirit’s fire.

Faith grows,
when it’s assured
in things not seen
it’s safely secured.

Faith trusts,
nothings impossible
for it knows with God
all is possible.

Faith believes,
with all its soul
for it knows . . .
God’s in control!

~~~~~~

Romans 10:17

“So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Deep Satisfaction God Has ~

 

A deep satisfaction,
God gets from us
when we place in Him
our faith and trust.

For when we give Him,
all our imperfections
we open up our hearts
to His corrections.

A deep gratification,
God has for us
when we give Him
every ounce of our trust.

For when on His power,
we daily come to seek
He rewards with the strength
to be humble and meek.

A deep pleasure,
God takes in us
when on Him . . .
we learn to trust!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:6

“But without faith
it is impossible to please him:
for he that cometh to God must
believe that he is, and that he
is a rewarder of them that
diligently seek him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Active Participation ~

I know that mountains high,
I know it looks impossible
but, I also know with God
all things are possible.

I know that rivers deep,
I know its looks menacing
but, I also know for God
it will be worth my crossing.

I know that valleys low,
I know all its up and downs
but, I also know with God
the obstacles I’ll get around.

I know that oceans wide,
I know its under current
but, I also know with God
it needn’t be a deterrent.

I know that faith takes,
a lot of determination
for, I know trust in God
takes active participation!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Completely Invested ~

Faith that is tried,
is faith that knows
the way through troubles
God always shows.

For we know He will make,
a pathway out
whenever we give Him
our fear and doubt.

Faith that is tested,
is faith that is strong
for it knows trials
never steer us wrong.

For we know for God
we need to be bold
so He purifies us
to be just like gold.

Faith willing to be tried,
faith that opts to be tested
is faith in Jesus . . .
completely invested!

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Job 23:10

“But he knoweth
the way that I take:
when he hath tried me,
I shall come forth as gold.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Rock Bottom ~

Hitting rock bottom
having a hard time
thinking not another
mountain to climb?

Well, don’t you ever forget,
just who is your Rock
or who over that mountain
will help you to walk.

Up against a rock,
and a hard place
thinking you should
just quit the race?

Well don’t you give up,
hold on to the Rock
and through that valley
He will help you walk.

Having a hard time,
in your faithful walk?
Well don’t you forget
Jesus is your Rock!

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1 Corinthians 10:4

“And did all drink
the same spiritual drink:
for they drank of that
spiritual Rock that
followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith So Small ~

Faith as small,
as a tiny seed
is all the faith
at first you’ll need.

For what starts out,
as faith so little
Jesus’ will strengthen
so it’s not so brittle.

Faith as tiny,
as a grain of sand
is all the faith
you’ll need at hand.

For what starts out,
as faith so petite
will one day in Jesus
be made complete.

Faith that is little,
faith that is small
grows into greater faith
the more on Jesus you call!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Joyfully Helpless ~

God has shown me,
when I’m powerless
how without His might
I’m indeed helpless.

For I have learned,
when I remain weak
more of His grace
I constantly seek.

God have proven,
my strength is worthless
how with out His power
my own is pointless.

For I have learned,
sufficient is His grace
no matter the troubles
I may have to face.

God has shown me,
to be joyful when helpless
for His grace will keep me
from becoming faithless!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I
rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Joyful Are We ~

Joyful are we,
who are saved by grace
who Jesus’ love
our hearts embrace.

Happy are we,
who trust in the Lord
who know His peace
will be our reward.

Blessed are we,
who hope in a future
where Jesus will be
our King and ruler.

Grateful are we,
who in faith believe
the Spirit of Jesus
is ours to receive.

Joyful are we,
who know God’s favor
who believe Jesus is
our risen Savior!

~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again
unto a lively hope by the
resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

 

 


The Perfect Time Zone ~

God’s timing,
is always the best
on this fact
we can safely rest.

For His timing,
is not like our own
for His is in . . .
the perfect time zone.

God’s timing,
is never too early
His timetable
never gets murky.

For His timing,
is right up to the hour
there isn’t anything
not under His power.

God’s timing,
is perfectly set
on His time-frame
we can safely bet!

~~~~~~~~

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.”

2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing,
that one day is with the Lord
as a thousand years,
and a thousand years
as one day.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Do You Feel Like A Babe ~

Do you feel like a babe,
do you feel incomplete
does your spiritual life
seem to be bittersweet?

Well you need not be,
too worried or concerned
for deeper faith comes . . .
through lessons learned.

Does your faith feel feeble,
does it seem so weak
do you trip and stumble
over being too meek?

Well you’re not alone,
others felt this way too
and as your faith grows
it too will humble you.

Do you have lots of doubt,
do you feel belief stunted
does your future hope
feel as if it’s been gutted?

Well continue to trust,
and in Jesus to believe . . .
for the more you hope
the more faith you’ll receive!

~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 3:1

“And I, brethren,
could not speak unto you
as unto spiritual,
but as unto carnal,
even as unto babes in Christ.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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