Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

The Breastplate of Righteousness ~

When righteousness,
is your breastplate
your faith in God
satan can’t deflate.

For, it will become,
your soul’s protection
so that you won’t fall
for satan’s deception.

When after righteousness,
you constantly pursue
satan your faith . . .
will not breakthrough.

For, you will be entrenched,
in the Life, Truth and Way
and you’ll not be fooled
by what satan may say.

When the breastplate,
of righteousness you put on
into satan’s darkness . . .
you will not ever be drawn!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:14

And having on the breastplate
of righteousness;

Isaiah 59:17

For he put on righteousness
as a breastplate,

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Girded With Truth ~

If the battle with satan,
you truly want to win
you will need the truth
abiding deep within.

For the truth will make,
satan up and flee
for in you Jesus . . .
he is able to see.

If the fight with darkness,
you are going to beat . . .
with the truth be girded
from your head to your feet.

That way when satan,
starts his vicious attack
you’ll be able with the truth
to fight him right back.

If the battle with satan,
is to be fought and won
we need to be braced . . .
with the truth of God’s Son!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:14

Stand therefore,
having your loins girt
about with truth,

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Shield Of Faith ~

Each day there’s a conflict,
that we need to fight . . .
a battle that’s between
the dark and the light.

But, before we go out,
onto the battle field
we must make sure
we are wearing our shield.

For, the shield of faith,
our hearts will protect
as satan’s fiery arrows
He begins at us to eject.

We will need to stand firm,
lest one may hit its mark
and turn our light for Jesus
into barely but a spark.

Each day there’s a conflict,
a clash between right and wrong
a battle that can only be won
when in Christ we stand strong!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:16

Above all, taking the shield of faith,
wherewith ye shall be able to quench
all the fiery darts of the wicked.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All Your Heart and Mind ~

Sometimes it is hard,
for us to stand still
while we are waiting . . .
to know God’s will.

The mind does not get,
the reason for the delay
causing our hearts to fall
into a state of dismay.

Sometimes it is difficult,
for us God to hear
sometimes it seems
He’s far away not near.

The silence is deafening,
it’s seems like an abyss
it feels as if our prayers
are being dismissed.

Sometimes it is challenging,
when God we can’t find . . .
tis why we must seek Him
with all our heart and mind!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 83:1

Keep not thou silence,
O God: hold not thy peace,
and be not still, O God.

Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me,
and find me, when ye shall
search for me with
all your heart.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hope Unseen ~

If you want to have hope,
faith you will need . . .
to trust in the facts
when your Bible you read.

You’ll need to take the position,
and to have the conviction
that Jesus is the only way
to eternal salvation.

If your are to have faith,
hope you will require
for one without the other
will only expire.

For faith without hope,
has nowhere to go . . .
and the love of God
you will never know.

Hope that is unseen,
is hard to believe . . .
unless into your heart
~ Jesus ~
you openly receive!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:1

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

1 Corinthians 13:13

And now abideth faith, hope, charity,
these three; but the greatest of these
is charity.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Pressing On ~

I’m pressing on,
till these problems are gone
I’m moving forward
with my eyes looking upward.

I’m trusting God,
and the guidance of His rod
I’m letting go
knowing the way He will show.

I’m going easy,
not getting faint or queasy
I’m letting God’s peace
all my fears oil and grease.

I’m believing in His leading,
and I’m practicing my heeding
I’m doing my best
and letting God do the rest.

I’m pressing on,
till these problems are gone
I’m pressing towards the goal
with all my heart and soul!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:12

“Not as though I had already attained,
either were already perfect:
but I follow after, if that I may apprehend
that for which also I am apprehended
of Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Deflated ~

When we’re on a mountain,
our egos musn’t get inflated
otherwise when in the valley . . .
our hopes will get deflated.

For through life’s highs,
it’s easy to be on the top
but, when a low hits us . . .
into depression we will flop.

When things are going well,
we can be so joyful . . .
but, when troubles come
our hearts become fearful.

For through happy times,
it’s easy to be up
but, when doubt hits us . . .
we go down in the dump.

Mountain tops are great,
there’s such a glorious view
but, don’t let the valleys . . .
dismay or frighten you!

~~~~~~~~

Deuteronomy 31:8

And the Lord,
he it is that doth go before thee;
he will be with thee, he will not
fail thee, neither forsake thee:
fear not, neither be dismayed.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Did Not Ask For This ~

I did not ask for this,
it’s nothing I want . . .
but, God for His reasons
this hardship He brought.

I Know it’s up to me,
to learn from it and grow
but, I’m going to need Him
the way out of this to show.

I didn’t see this coming,
it blind sided me . . .
but, God knew it would
open my eyes to see.

See what He wanted,
for me to find and detect
so that Him and I
could better connect.

I did not ask for this,
but, I am glad it’s here
for God it’s bring me . . .
to You closer and near!

~~~~~~

James 4:8

Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.

1 Peter 5:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Renewed In His Love ~

Lord, renew in us Your love,
each and every day . . .
let it be the first thing we ask
when to You we come to pray.

Remind us of Your hope,
how it will never pass away
build us up in confidence
so we will never go astray.

Fill us with Your peace,
quiet the troubles in our mind
take away the barriers
so Your calmness we can find.

Remind us You are the God,
of yesterday and today
how You have our tomorrows
so we need not be afraid.

Whisper in our ears,
how much for us You care
tell us a hundred times over
for us You’ll always be there.

Lord, renew in us Your love,
each and every single day . . .
may it be the first thing we seek
so by Your side we’ll always stay!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:23

And be renewed
in the spirit of your mind;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


More Than A Conqueror ~

I am a conqueror,
whatever life brings
I can overcome . . .
all variety of things.

If a catastrophe,
descended on my day
for power and strength
to God I would pray.

If I am troubled,
worried or distressed
on Jesus I would call
so not to be depressed.

If I am persecuted,
for how I believe
onto my faith and hope
the harder I would cleave.

If I am hungry,
naked and weak
it would be God’s face
that I would first seek.

If death by a sword,
should be my fate . . .
I’d more than a conqueror
as I enter heaven’s gate!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:35,37

Who shall separate us
from the love of Christ?
shall tribulation, or distress,
or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors
through him that loved us.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Believe And Trust ~

Lord, I understand,
all things I can do . . .
for I know my strength
comes direct from You.

There isn’t anything,
that I can’t achieve
as long as in You
I trust and believe.

Lord, I am aware,
in every situation
Your strength I’ll possess
for the entire duration.

Your power I’ll have,
to endure all things
no matter what life
from me takes or brings.

Lord, I understand,
I trust and I believe
in and for all things . . .
Your strength I’ll receive!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ which
strengtheneth me”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Trusting In The Lord ~

Trusting the Lord,
with each new day
knowing He’ll show me
the righteous way.

Praying for wisdom,
and for guidance too
knowing He’ll show me
what I should do.

Waiting for answers,
to my requests
knowing He’ll show me
when the time is best.

Holding on to hope,
embracing His love
knowing He’ll show me
what He is made of.

Trusting in the Lord,
with all of my soul
letting Him with my life
have complete control!

~~~~~~~

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~~~~~~~~

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Of Good Courage Be ~

Be of good courage,
be glad exceedingly
for God wants to give you
His peace unceasingly.

He wants you to have,
a faith mightily strong
so you can make hope
your eternal song.

Of good courage be,
let your mind be at rest
God knows the cares
with today that you wrest.

He wants you to give Him,
all that is of concern
for His yoke is easy
just as is His burden.

Be of good courage,
rejoice and be joyful
for the One you trust
is loving and faithful

~~~~~~

Psalms 31:24

Be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

~


Lord, It Is You ~

Lord, it is You that I trust,
for You are just and fair
You salvation is given
to all who come in prayer.

It is in You I believe,
for You are forever faithful
Your blessings are given
to those who are grateful.

Lord, it is You that I follow,
for You will guide and lead
Your instructions are given
to all who willingly heed.

It is You that I love,
for You are good and kind
Your compassion is given
for eager heart’s to find.

Lord, it is in You I trust,
You are my sun and shield
tis why my heart and soul
to You I willingly yield!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold from t
hem that walk uprightly.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Soul Waits ~

My soul waits,
in hope I lookout
to God’s Word
I remain devout.

I trust and believe,
if He is to tarry
the banner of hope
I’ll continue to carry.

My soul waits,
it stands ready
my faith in Jesus
remains steady.

I keep my eyes open,
my ears itch to hear
the trump telling me
Jesus is at last here.

My souls waits,
in hope I hold on
for my trust remains . . .
in God and His Son!

~~~~~~

Psalm 130:5-6

I wait for the Lord,
my soul doth wait,
and in his word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord
more than they that watch
for the morning: I say, more
than they that watch for the
morning.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Don’t You Lose Heart ~

Don’t you lose heart,
do not give up today
ask God to bring you
renewal straight away.

Don’t you lose focus,
keep Jesus in your sight
do not unplug from
the glow of His light.

Don’t you lose trust,
do not stop believing
soon answered prayers
you will start receiving.

Don’t you lose hope,
keep your mind directed
on being in Jesus image
every day perfected.

Don’t you lose heart,
do not faint away . . .
ask God to be renewed
each and every day!

~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:16

”For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man
perish, yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015 Revised 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Remain Steadfast ~

When under pressure,
steadfast remain . . .
then from temptation
you will abstain.

Then the crown of life,
you will surely win
for you stood the test
over besetting sin.

When you suffer,
rejoice in your hope
and God will give you
the grace to cope.

Then the character,
God wants in you to see
will be the one . . .
you’re not ashamed to be.

When under pressure,
and you need assurance
ask Jesus to give you . . .
the faith of endurance!

~~~~~~

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.

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Rejoice In Hope ~

I rejoice in hope,
patient when need be
I pray and I pray . .
for things I can’t see.

I am still as I wait,
for God to answer me
for I know anxious . . .
is something not to be.

I get renewed,
each new day I live
I can count on God
His strength to give.

I grow not weary,
for I have eagle wings
to mount and rise
above difficult things.

I rejoice in hope,
I am anxious for not
I put my trust in God . . .
so not to be distraught!

~~~~~~

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer;.

Romans 8:25

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

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run, and not
be weary; and they shall walk,
and not faint.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Faith That Is Life Saving ~

A faith that is life saving,
is brimming with love
it reflects the image
of its creator above.

It walks in the light,
the darkness it shuns
on the narrow way
the faithful race it runs.

A faith that is true,
does what is right
it knows with the world
it is a daily fight.

It knows what is good,
it lives a life pure
it knows for its sins
Jesus is its only cure.

A faith that is life saving,
is full of love and grace
it will have victory . . .
when it finishes the race!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves,
whether ye be in the faith;
prove your own selves.
Know ye not your own selves,
how that Jesus Christ is in you,
except ye be reprobates?

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Joyless ~

Sometimes in this life,
we find ourselves joyless
when everything seems
to be utterly hopeless.

We wish just like Job,
we were never born
we like David weep
long into the morn.

Sometimes in this life,
we feel utterly dejected
and our joy in the Lord
cannot be perfected.

But if we were to keep,
our heart and mind
focused on God’s love
joy again we will find.

Sometimes in this life,
we find ourselves joyless . . .
but, if we remain strong
we’ll never be hopeless!

~~~~~~~~

Job 3:11

Why died I not from the womb?
why did I not give up the ghost
when I came out of the belly?

Psalm 55:6–8

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

Lo, then would I wander far off,
and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

I would hasten my escape from
the windy storm and tempest.

Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Faith and Trust ~

My faith and trust,
in Jesus I put
every day I look
for His wise input.

I know His advice,
is all that I need
and so His words
in my Bible I read.

It’s there He shows me,
where I should go
how much I need Him
for my faith to grow.

It’s there in His love,
He roots and grounds me
with the faith to believe
in what I can’t see.

My faith and trust,
is in Jesus only . . .
for I trust in Him
with my heart wholly!

~~~~~

Ephesians 3:17

That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Not My Will Lord ~

Not my will Lord,
but Yours . . . .
not my desires
but Yours . . .

For You Lord know,
what is best
and so my prayer
in Your hands rest.

Not my will Lord,
but Thous
not my dreams
but Thous . . .

For You Lord have,
all in control
and so all is well
with my soul.

Not what I will Lord,
but what You wilt
not what I would Lord
but what You wilt!

~~~~~

Luke 22:42

Saying, Father, if thou be willing,
remove this cup from me:
nevertheless not my will,
but thine, be done.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Said Come To Me ~

To the broken-hearted,
to Me, Jesus said to come
and to their heartache
they will not succumb.

To those who are weary,
to Him, He said to run
and He’d give His rest
to each and every one.

To those heavy-laden,
loaded down with sin
Jesus said He’d give
them each peace within.

To those perishing,
new life He said He’d give
for their trespasses
He’d promised He’d forgive.

To the broken and weary,
to the heavy laden . . .
Jesus said to come to Him
for they’ll not be forsaken!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11.28

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Mountain Casting Faith ~

I’m taking this mountain,
casting it as far as I can see
before its weight comes . . .
crashing down on top of me.

But, first my faith I’ll need,
to gather up and muster
for this mountain to me . . .
looks like a real gut buster.

I know that with Jesus,
all things are truly possible
but, to me this mountain
seems massively impossible.

I’ll be asking Him to help me,
because I do believe . . .
in exchange for my weakness
His strength I will receive.

I’m moving this mountain,
with the grain of a seed
for Jesus told me . . .
it’s all the faith I’ll need!

~~~~~~~~

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 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Whirlwinds Of Life ~

Everywhere I look,
there’s a storm brewing
reminding me just why
my faith needs renewing.

For in the whirlwinds,
life so often brings . . .
I need to be reminded
God controls all things.

Everywhere I turn,
a tempest is being forecast
reminding me just why
I need to hold on fast.

For in the thunder’s roar,
comes fear and dismay
and so I remind myself
I need not be afraid.

Everywhere I look,
there is a storm gusting
reminding me on Jesus . . .
I need to keep trusting!

~~~~~~~~

Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a strong hold
in the day of trouble; and he
knoweth them that trust in him.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


It Takes Time ~

It takes time,
for faith to grow
it takes a while
for it to flow.

It takes patience,
for faith to take root
it takes sometimes . . .
needing a reboot.

It takes endurance,
for faith to set in
it takes a lot of grit
if the race we’re to win.

It takes fortitude,
for faith to be strong
it takes not standing for
what we know is wrong.

It takes time,
for faith to develop
it takes an attitude
of never giving up!

~~~~~~~~

Luke 17: 5

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

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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All Or Nothing ~

It’s all or nothing,
there’s no in-between
to believe in the things
that cannot be seen.

It takes an act of faith,
to step out each day
and follow the Life . . .
of the Truth and the Way.

It’s not about our works,
but all about His grace
and a trust in God’s Word
our souls need to embrace.

It takes a heart of flesh,
one that is contrite
to see past the darkness
into His saving Light.

It’s all or nothing,
a decision we all must make
it’s faith by grace or by works . . .
that’ll decide our eternal fate!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Not of works,
lest any man should boast.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Trusting God In All Things ~

Trusting God in all things,
is something we must learn
it takes not taking on . . .
the burdens of our concern.

We need to trust in God,
for our daily wisdom
for our thoughts only mess
with our nervous-system.

Placing our trust in God,
is something we must decide
if in our hearts we want
His perfect peace to abide.

We need to trust Jesus,
with all our soul and mind
if the song of our salvation
we are ever going to find.

Trusting God for all things,
is a learned behavior . . .
that leads us to finding
the grace of our Savior!

~~~~~~~~

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.

Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the Lord Jehovah is my
strength and my song;
he also is become my salvation.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


One Simple Step ~

One simple step,
we all need to take
one timely one
we all need to make.

For us to find,
in Jesus our freedom
so we can enter into
His Father’s kingdom.

All that it takes,
is a single little seed
and the grace of Jesus
is all we will need.

For us to be,
saved and forgiven
we need to have faith
in a Savior risen.

Taking one simple step,
of faith in His grace
will enroll you into . . .
the good and faithful race!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:1

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

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Soul’s Delight ~

My soul delights in those,
who trust and wait on Me
it gives My heart pleasure
when blind eyes start to see.

They are My faithful servants,
to whom I will uphold
the elect I have chosen
to gather into My fold.

I have poured out My Spirit,
on those who are the meek
for on Me their sights are set
and My will they do seek.

They call me their Lord,
I call them My sheep
they know to follow Me
for their souls I will keep.

Into righteousness I call them,
in My glory they’ll rise and sing
behold all things come to pass
things new to them I will bring!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:4-5

According as he hath chosen
us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should be
holy and without blame
before him in love:

Having predestinated us unto
the adoption of children by
Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good
pleasure of his will,

Psalm 100:3

Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not
we ourselves; we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.

King James Version
Public Domain 

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


In Whom We Trust ~

It’s not about how much,
faith we may possess
but, more about in Whom
our trust we express.

For Jesus is the Life,
the only true Foundation
the One and only Way
to our finding salvation.

It’s not just about our faith,
rather more about His grace
the substance of the hope
our hearts need to embrace.

For Jesus is the Sanctifier,
that makes us redeemable
and only through His death
is salvation achievable.

It’s His grace and our faith,
that makes salvation possible
and no matter who you are
your sins are always washable!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 40:4

Blessed is that man that
maketh the Lord his trust,
and respecteth not the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~