Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

I Know God’s Name ~

I know God’s name,
in Him I do trust
for I know He’s fair
and always just.

In Him I find,
my peace and rest
for He gives to me
only His very best.

I call on Him,
when I’m troubled
He rescues me
on the double.

He never fails,
or forsakes me
from all my fears
He sets me free.

I know God’s name,
I seek His face
He bestows on me
His mercy and grace!

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Psalm 9:10

And they that know thy name
will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken
them that seek thee.

Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord
is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth
into it, and is safe.

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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Not Ashamed ~

I am not ashamed,
of the hope I hold
for it has rendered
my faith strong and bold.

For I’ve experienced,
test and trials galore
and grew in patience
amidst their uproar.

I am not ashamed,
of God’s love for me
for I am convinced
in what I cannot see.

For I’ve been through,
countless storms in life
and found the patience
to endure their strife.

I am not ashamed,
of placing in God my hope
for His Spirit gives to me . . .
the patience I need to cope!

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Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory in
tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts by the Holy
Ghost which is given unto us.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Down In The Valley ~

Lord, You have me in this valley,
for reason that are unknown . . .
but, I know deep in my heart
I am not down here all alone.

For, I know You are with me,
every step of the way . . .
and I know deep in my soul
there will come a better day.

Lord, I don’t know how long,
in this valley I will be . . .
but, I am prepared to stay
as long as Your here with me.

For, You have always promised,
from me You would never leave
and I know deep in my spirit
these words I now must believe.

Lord, I thank You for this valley,
though it has me feeling low
but, I know I am down here . . .
so my faith in You can grow!

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2 Peter 3:18

“Grow in grace,
and in the knowledge of our

Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Set Apart For Jesus ~

Set apart because,
He first loved us . . .
are those who have
in God faith and trust.

A life separated,
from worldly ways
devoted to Jesus
for all our days.

His Spirit within us,
now with Him we abide
no longer is there
an emptiness inside.

A life to God submitted,
holy and consecrated
now understand why
they were even created.

Set apart all because,
we were first loved . . .
now we are the children
of the One who’s Beloved!

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1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

Matthew 3:17

And lo a voice from heaven,
saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hard To Focus ~

At times it’s hard to focus,
on what God has to say . . .
with all the distractions
disrupting me every day.

I open up my Bible,
but, the pages seem to dull
and though I see the words
they don’t sink into my skull.

At times it’s hard to focus,
on things that really matter
with all the interruptions
my thoughts begin to scatter.

My mind begins to wander,
making it hard to see
the Way, Truth and the Life
that is right in front of me.

At times it’s hard to focus,
so today I will pray . . .
Lord, keep my heart fixed
and my mind on You stayed!

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Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed:

I will sing and give praise.”

Isaiah 26:3

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessed By God ~

Blessed by God,
blessed with His grace
blessed to be running
in the faithful race.

Blessed with hope,
blessed with His love
blessed in knowing
my Father above.

Blessed by God,
blessed with His favor
blessed in the peace
of my living Savior.

Blessed in faith,
blessed with His trust
blessed in the truth
knowing God is just.

Blessed by God,
blessed by Jesus
blessed in believing
He loves each of us!

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Ephesians 1:3

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath
blessed us with all spiritual
blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Do Believe ~

Lord, I believe,
You’re the King of Kings
You’re above all things
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You came to save all of man
You are salvation’s only plan
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You died for each one of us
Your are worthy of our trust
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You are full of sovereignty
You are our eternal certainty
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Lord, I believe,
You’re coming back one day
You’ll take Your faithful away
so, when I hear others doubt
all I want to do is shout

I believe . . .

Oh, yes I do believe!

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Mark 1:15

“And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.”

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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Love God ~

I love God,
I love Him even more
ever since He opened
to me heaven’s door.

For He sent His Son
to set me from sin free
so one day with Him
I could forever be.

I love Jesus,
I love Him even deeper
ever since He became
my soul’s keeper.

For without His grace,
I would still be doomed
but now up in heaven
He’s prepared me a room.

I love God,
I too love His Son . . .
and I’m so thankful
for all they have done!

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Ephesians 2:4-5

But God, who is rich in mercy,
for his great love wherewith
he loved us,

Even when we were dead in sins,
hath quickened us together with
Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Let Us Look To Jesus ~

Let us look to Jesus,
not the things that rust . . .
let us place in Him only
all our faith and trust.

Let us not look unto man,
for guidance and direction
let us instead look to Him
as we strive for perfection.

Let us lay aside unbelief,
and everything that hinders
let us not allow our hope
to slip through our fingers.

Let us cast behind us,
the things of the past
let us remain in faith
unwavering and steadfast.

Let us look to Jesus,
and all for us He endured
let us in our faith in Him
be confident and assured!

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Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy
that was set before him
endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down
at the right hand of the
throne of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Patiently Enduring ~

I’m patiently enduring,
this race I am in . . .
but, I’ll need staying power
if I’m going to win.

If I am to sustain,
then I will need to be
persistent in my faith
for things I can’t see.

I must be unwavering,
in my quest to find
the peace that guards
both the heart and mind.

I will need to be strong,
if I am going to outlast
the tests that come
with a trust steadfast.

I’m patently enduring,
the trials of this race
but, I know I can do it
for sufficient is His grace!

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James 1:4

But let patience have
her perfect work, that
ye may be perfect and
entire, wanting nothing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Redeeming My Time ~

Lord, help me to make,
You my top priority . . .
let me in everything
seek Your authority.

Help me to put You,
first and foremost
let Your Word be to me
my earthly guidepost.

Lord, help me to give You,
my full consideration
over the issues of life
without hesitation.

Help me to place You,
in the center of my thought
so that I may follow
everything You have taught.

Lord, help me to make You,
in my life supreme . . .
so my time on this earth
I may faithfully redeem!

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Ephesians 5:16

Redeeming the time,
because the days are evil.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

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Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Treasures In Heaven ~

Treasures in heaven,
I have been storing
for it is where my heart
has long been mooring.

For worldly treasures,
will only tarnish and rust
but the ones in heaven
on them I can trust.

Treasures in heaven,
I have been keeping
ever since God ~ first
I started seeking.

For they’re incorruptible,
pure and holy
once I gave Jesus
my heart wholly.

Treasures in heaven,
are worth my amassing
for they hold for me peace
that is truly surpassing!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth, where
moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth
nor rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves
do not break through
nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Can Do It ~

I can do it
I can do all things
thanks to Jesus . . .
and the strength He brings.

I can move it,
I can toss it aside
thanks to Jesus . . .
never leaving my side.

I can beat it,
I can make it go away
thanks to Jesus . . .
showing me the way.

I can conquer it,
I can win the fight
thanks to Jesus . . .
who gives me the might.

I can do it,
oh, yes I can
for I have faith . . .
in the Son of Man!

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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
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Earthen Vessels ~

Earthen vessels,
filled with Light
giving us power
in the faithful fight.

Hidden deep within,
is a rich treasure
of confidence beyond
all we can measure.

Earthen vessels,
full of hopefulness
brimming with mercies
love and tenderness.

Holy Spirit’s indwelling,
a rejuvenation
bringing the promise of
eternal salvation.

Earthen vessels,
broken and reformed
so that we could be
in Jesus reborn!

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2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure
in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power
may be of God, and not of us.

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
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Knowing And Believing ~

I know and believe,
God loves me . . .
that is why my eyes
are open to see.

See how His mercy,
comes alive each day
see how His Word
will show me the way.

I know and believe,
Jesus lives in me . . .
tis why I trust Him
in what I can’t see.

See how His grace,
in me keeps growing
see how He is worth
my closer knowing.

I know and believe,
God dwells in me . . .
as more of His image
I’m able to see!

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1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that dwelleth
in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Thirst And I Hunger ~

I thirst for love,
righteous and pure
for I know it is . . .
the world’s only cure.

I hunger for hope,
pristine and flawless
for I know it is . . .
eternally seamless.

I pant for God’s peace,
perfect and ideal
for I know it is . . .
the real deal.

I long for Jesus,
to come again
so He can finish
what He began.

I thirst, I hunger,
I pant and I long
for it’s the only way . . .
I can remain strong!

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1 Matthew 5:6

Blessed are they which do
hunger and thirst after
righteousness: for they
shall be filled.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


She Loves Her Lord ~

She loves Her Lord,
she worships Him
and her heart sings . . .
salvation’s joyful hymn.

She knows Her Lord,
she prays morning and night
and she know by doing so . . .
she’ll live a life upright.

She understands Her Lord,
she reads and studies His Word
and her ears are open . . .
to the truth that she has heard.

She trusts Her Lord,
she puts her life in His hand
and her feet willingly go . . .
wherever He has planned.

She believes in Her Lord,
she has faith in all His ways
and she will follow Him . . .
for the rest of her living days.

She loves Her Lord,
with all her heart and soul
for she know He makes . . . .
her life complete and whole!

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Psalm 32:11

Be glad in the Lord,
and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy,
all ye that are upright in heart.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Unwavering ~

Lord, Give me faith unwavering,
so I may stand steadfast . . .
give me strength unfaltering
so temptation I may outlast.

Give me faith unshakable,
so I may walk faithfully
give me hope unmistakable
so I may tread gracefully.

Give me faith unquestionable,
so I may remain true
give me trust unflinching
so I’ll stay close to You.

Give me faith unending,
so I may see eternity
give me faith undoubting
so I may live with certainty.

Lord, give me faith unequivocal,
give me strength, give me power
give me trust unconditional
give me faith till my final hour!

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Romans 1:17

“For in it the righteousness
of God is revealed
from faith to faith; as it is written,
“The just shall live by faith.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


We Who Trust God ~

Some trust in wealth,
and worldly things
some trust in a job
and the money it brings.

Some trust in government,
and man’s own wisdom
some trust in the rules
of a godless driven system.

Some trust in friends,
phones and computers
some trust in the media
to control their future.

Some trust in applause,
celebrity and fame
some trust in passing
onto others the blame.

But we who trust God,
don’t rely on these things . . .
for we put our faith in the power
just saying His name brings!

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Psalm 20:7

Some trust in chariots,
and some in horses:
but we will remember
the name of the Lord our God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Growing Trust ~

My trust in God,
just keeps growing
as into the unknown
each day I keep going.

For what I’m seeing,
in the world today
should leave me reeling
in disgust and dismay.

My trust in God,
just keeps evolving
with all in the world
that is transforming.

For what I’m hearing,
should fill me with fear
instead it draws me
to Him more ever near.

My trust in God,
just keeps on growing
the more evil I see . . .
lurking and roaming!

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Psalm 56:3

What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.

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
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Know God’s Name ~

I know God’s name
tis why I truly believe
by no other one
can salvation I receive.

For He is my Savior,
my Lord and my King
soon one day His peace
He is going to bring

I know God’s frame,
tis why I do so trust
for it is always good
righteous and just.

For He is my tower,
strong, high and mighty
tis why I don’t take . . .
things He says lightly.

I know God’s name,
it’s one like no other
tis why at its mention
in holy awe, I shudder!

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Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord
is a strong tower: the
righteous runneth
into it, and is safe.

Psalm 9:10

And they that know thy
name will put their trust
in thee: for thou, Lord,
hast not forsaken them
that seek thee.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Right Here And Now ~

Right here and now,
I am making it clear
saying the name of Jesus
I will not ever fear.

I will confess to all,
my love and devotion
I will not be intimidated
saying He is my salvation.

Right here and now,
I am spelling it out
Jesus is the Son of God
in this I have not a doubt.

I will profess to the world,
of His dying grace for me
I will not be humiliated
for the things I can’t see.

I want to make it clear,
right here and now . . .
I will never deny Jesus
no way, no ifs, no how!

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1 Peter 3:16

Having a good conscience;
that, whereas they speak evil
of you, as of evildoers, they
may be ashamed that falsely
accuse your good conversation
in Christ.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


With All My Heart and Soul ~

I shall love the Lord,
with every part of my soul
my mind on Him will dwell
so my heart He can control.

I shall seek the Lord,
His mercy will be my guide
with all my heart and soul
in His Word I will abide.

I shall trust the Lord,
I will search until I find
His peace filling up . . .
both my heart and mind.

I shall follow the Lord,
wherever He takes me
I will with all of my soul
believe in what I can’t see.

I shall love the Lord,
with all of my power
with all of my might
my every waking hour!

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Deuteronomy 6:5

“And thou shalt love
the Lord thy God with
all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


If I Only Had Wings ~

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d fly off without delay
and from my all troubles
I would get far, far away.

I’d glide above the storm,
sail on the howling wind
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly up to be with Him.

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d escape all I fear
and sense true peace
as to Jesus I drew near.

I’d soar just like a dove,
find my true resting place
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly on the breeze of grace.

Oh, Lord if I only had wings,
I’d fly right up to Your throne
where You would welcome me
into my eternal home!

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Psalm 55:6

And I said, Oh that I had wings
like a dove!
for then would I fly away,
and be at rest.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Keep Jesus In Your Sight ~

Fix your eyes on Jesus,
keep Him in your sight
focus in on the Goodness
radiating from His Light.

Fasten your mind to Jesus,
His Word everyday read
be secure in knowing
He’ll supply your every need.

Attach your heart to Jesus,
cling and cleave to His life
restrain not from giving Him
all of your daily strife.

Adhere your ears to Jesus,
listen to what He has to say
stick to His commandments
and He will guide your day.

Fix your eyes on Jesus,
don’t let Him out of your sight
focus in on His peace . . .
trust Him with all your might!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On The Winning Side ~

I’m on the winning side,
I have nothing to fear
for I have Jesus . . .
who is always here.

To Him I am grateful,
for the hope He instills
how it calms my mind
as my heart it stills.

I’m on the right side,
I have nothing to dread
for I have God . . .
by whom I can be led.

For He is all-knowing,
He never steers me wrong
I stay trusting in Him
to help keep my faith strong.

I’m on the side of victory,
I have nothing to lose . . .
for God’s righteous path
is the road that I choose!

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1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Winning Life’s Crown ~

When you’re discouraged,
feeling down in the dumps
you need to give yourself
in Jesus a joy jump.

For He can bring you out,
of that pit you are in . . .
once you start to focus
on the Goodness of Him.

When you’re disenchanted,
with the world around you
you need to give yourself
a more heavenly view.

For God has a mansion,
filled with numerous rooms
where tears, sorrows and death
no longer lurks or looms.

When you’re feeling sad,
discouraged and down
just think about Jesus . . .
and winning Life’s Crown!

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James 1:12

Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised
to them that love him.

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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Am Just A Vapor ~

I am just a vapor,
a puff of steam in the air
so, I give to the Lord
all on earth I have to bear.

I may be here today,
but tomorrow I might not be
so, I lay up my treasures
in a place I cannot see.

I know not His will,
for the days of my life
so, I give to the Lord
all of my daily strife.

God could have me live,
to a hundred or more
but, then again tomorrow
I could be at heaven’s door.

I am just a vapor,
my days are in His hands
so, I rest in the comfort
of His eternal plans!

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James 4:14

“Whereas ye know not
what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life?
It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for
a little time,
and then vanisheth away.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Day of The Lord ~

Scoffers are coming,
they’ll be mocking you
all because you hold
a Biblical worldview.

For you believe,
Jesus is coming again
to finish what God
a long time ago began.

Scoffers are here,
they’re here right now
looking down at you
with a frowned brow.

For you believe,
there’s a judgment day
the old heaven and earth
will both too pass away.

Scoffers are coming,
right now they are here
and the Day of the Lord
they do not even fear!

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2 Peter 3:3-4

Knowing this first,
that there shall come in
the last days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts,

And saying, Where is the promise
of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as
they were from the beginning
of the creation.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Gym Of Trust ~

Sometimes my faith,
God has to exercise
to see how I’ll handle
problems as they arise.

So He sends me to the gym,
of trusting Him, to workout
where He has me confront
all my fears and doubt.

He knows I need the grit,
of the power of His might
so He drills it into me . . .
these enemies I must fight.

As I get down on the mat,
His sufficient grace I exert
and from my convictions
I do not turn or divert.

Sometimes my faith,
gets stretched and strained
due to its own weakness . . .
so His strength I can obtain!

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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
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Deborah Ann Belka

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