Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

Depressing Times ~

Depressing times,
takes a lot of hope
a true faith in God
to be able to cope.

For without faith,
hope there can’t be
to keep us believing
in what we can’t see.

Discouraging seasons,
takes a lot of trust
it takes the believer
inside all of us.

For without trust,
there can’t be belief
for the hope of having
everlasting relief.

Time’s depressing,
season’s discouraging
takes faith, trust and hope
constantly nourishing!

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Romans 12:12

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

Proverbs 3:5

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Always Present ~

Some people say,
God is so far away . . .
some think He doesn’t
hear them when they pray.

Some people believe,
God is always present
some think He listens
to their every lament.

Some people rely,
only on their feelings
some think God’s not fair
with them in His dealings.

Some people depend,
on their faith and trust
some think God’s always
good, fair and just.

Some people say,
Jesus is so distant
some know He is . . .
always consistent!

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Psalm 10:1

Why standest thou afar off,
O Lord? why hidest thou thyself
in times of trouble?

Psalm 46:1

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

Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday,
and to day, and for ever.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Draw To God Near ~

When my heart pounds,
with anxiety and fear
it only calms down . .
as I draw to God near.

For the closer I get,
to where He is . . .
I am reminded
my dread is all His.

When my nerves jitter,
with doubt and worry
they only ease up . . .
when with God I tarry.

For the more time,
with Him I spend
I can see His light
just around the bend.

When my I am feeling,
shaky and dismayed
to God I close in . . .
so not to be afraid!

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea, I will uphold
thee with the right hand
of my righteousness.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In Solitude ~

Sometimes in solitude,
I sit quietly . . .
and open up my heart
to God silently.

As I clear my mind,
of all my earthly care
I offer up to Him
my indebted prayer.

I let my thoughts flow,
with my thankfulness
to show Him the depth
of my gratefulness.

I tell Him I’m excited,
for the things I can’t see
how they compel me . . .
closer to Him to be.

Sometimes in silence,
with God I sit alone . . .
so He can make Himself
to me even deeper known!

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1 Corinthians 2:10

But God hath revealed them
unto us by his Spirit: for the
Spirit searcheth all things, yea,
the deep things of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Touch Of His Hem ~

When I saw Him from a distance,
I ran and followed after Him
for, I believed all I needed . . .
was just a touch of His hem.

For years I’ve been scorned,
shunned by those around me
so I hid myself in the crowd
hoping my shame He wouldn’t see.

As He passed by I reached down,
and took from Him my cure . . .
for, I believed this man named Jesus
would heal me if my faith was pure.

He called me His daughter,
when my trust in Him I revealed
and from that very moment
from my disease I was healed.

He bid to me to go in good comfort,
saying my faith had made me whole
for, I believe as I touched His hem . . .
He imparted favor right into my soul.

There is a lesson to my story,
don’t be ashamed of your illness or sin
for Jesus still heals today . . .
if you let Him touch you from within!

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Matthew 9:20-22

“And, behold, a woman,
which was diseased with an issue
of blood twelve years,
came behind him, and touched
the hem of his garment:
For she said within herself,
If I may but touch his garment,
I shall be whole.

But Jesus turned him about,
and when he saw her, he said,
Daughter, be of good comfort;
thy faith hath made thee whole.
And the woman was made whole
from that hour. “

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


That Still Small Voice ~

The winds started to roar,
they gusted all about
causing in me . . .
a trembling of doubt.

Then the earth quaked,
it shook and it broke
causing in me . . .
to nearly have a stroke.

Then a fire started up,
flames were all around
causing in me . . .
to have a near breakdown.

But, then came a calm,
and I started to hear
a still small voice . . .
whispering in my ear.

For, God didn’t speak to me,
in the sounds terrifying
but in the rustlings . . .
that were faith fortifying!

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1 Kings 19:11-12

And he said, Go forth, and stand
upon the mount before the Lord.
And, behold, the Lord passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent
the mountains, and brake in pieces
the rocks before the Lord; but the
Lord was not in the wind: and after
the wind an earthquake;
but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire:
and after the fire a still small voice.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Call On God’s Name ~

I know God’s name,
I call it out . . .
whenever I’m faced
with worry or doubt.

He hears my cries,
He sees my tears . . .
my faith in Him
eases my fears.

I know God’s promise,
I hold on to it . . .
He’ll not forsake me
calms down my spirit.

He is my refuge,
my stronger tower . . .
I lean on Him
for strength and power.

I know God’s name,
I am not afraid . . .
for my trust in Him
leaves me not dismayed!

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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.

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
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Visions Of Green Pastures ~

Sometimes at night,
I can’t get to sleep
even after counting
all those little sheep.

As I toss and I turn,
there upon my bed
visions of green pastures
float around in my head.

A sudden rush of calm,
washes over me
for in the distance
my Shepherd I can see.

As I draw to Him closer,
I ask Him to cast out
the concerns causing me
in my bed to toss about.

My eyes slowly close,
as my worries I release
soon I am enveloped
in His love and peace.

Sometimes at night,
I fall fast asleep . . .
just by thinking about
being one of His sheep!

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John 10:14

I am the good shepherd,
and know my sheep,
and am known of mine.

Psalm 4:8

I will both lay me down in peace,
and sleep: for thou, Lord,
only makest me dwell in safety.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The More About God ~

The more about God,
I’ve come to know
the more with Jesus
to heaven I want to go.

For I have been taught,
all about His heart
and why in this world
I needn’t take part.

The more about God,
I’ve studied and learned
the less about this life
am I even concerned.

For I have discovered,
it’s all temporary . . .
and over it I needn’t
have a coronary.

The more about God,
I have discovered . . .
that which is acceptable
to Him ~ I’ve uncovered!

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Romans 12:2

And be not conformed
to this world: but be ye
transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may
prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Me Safe Lord ~

Keep me safe Lord,
keep me secure . . .
until the end Lord
help me to endure.

For You are to me,
my strong lofty tower
into which I run
when I need more power.

Keep me safe Lord,
from the evil one
give my faith legs
so him I can out run.

For You are to me,
my strength’s source
helping me to keep . . .
on the faithful course.

Keep me safe Lord,
secure in my running
for the evil one . . .
for me is always gunning!

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Proverbs 18:10

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

2 Thessalonians 3:3

But the Lord is faithful,
who shall stablish you,
and keep you from evil.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Angel of The Lord ~

Angel of the Lord,
watch after me . . .
protect me until
in heaven I can be.

Be my bodyguard,
wherever I go
keep an eye on me
whatever I do.

Angel of the Lord,
look after me
help me not to fear
the evil I see.

Keep a lookout,
on my daily goings
observe me in
my home comings.

Angel of the Lord,
though you I can’t see
I know God sent you . . .
to minister to me!

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Psalm 34:7

The angel of the Lord encampeth
round about them that fear him,
and delivereth them.

Hebrews 1:14

Are they not all ministering spirits,
sent forth to minister for them who
shall be heirs of salvation?

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If You Were To Search ~

If you were to search,
with all your heart
God right into it . . .
faith will impart.

For those who search,
to find and to know
our trust in Him
will begin to grow.

If you were to seek,
with all your mind
God’s will for you
you’ll be able to find.

For those who seek,
for His divine direction
will discover just what is
for them His intentions.

If God you were to search,
seek and explore . . .
you will find everything
you could ever ask for!

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Genesis 32:26

And he said, Let me go,
for the day breaketh.
And he said, I will not
let thee go, except
thou bless me.

Jeremiah 29:13

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Mind of Jesus ~

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
to truly love one and all . . .
to forgive those who stumble
and lift up the ones who fall.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d see others deepest need
I’d minister to their lost souls
and to a faith in Him I’d lead.

Oh, to have the life of Christ,
to see all in His saving light
to heal the contrite heart
and give to all eternal sight.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d take His Word across the land
I’d lead the lost to His Kingdom
deliver the unsaved into His hand.

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
beating deep inside me . . .
would be to  think just like Jesus
oh, how wonderful that would be!

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Philippians 2:5

“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Working ~

I know God is working,
I can feel His hand . . .
I know it’s in His strength
I am still able to stand.

I can sense His presence,
I know He is near
I can perceive there’s not
anything for me to fear.

I know God is around,
I realize His intention
I know He is wanting
my humble attention.

I can hear Him saying,
this is under My control
so trust it to Me . . .
with all your heart and soul.

I know God is working,
though Him I cannot see
He’s behind the scene . . .
doing something new in me!

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1 Peter 5:6

Humble yourselves
therefore under the
mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt
you in due time:

Job 23:9

On the left hand, where he doth work,
but I cannot behold him:
he hideth himself on the right hand,
that I cannot see him:

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Us Close Lord ~

Lord, keep us close to You,
each and every day . . .
may it be the first thing
we ask as we pray.

Remind us of Your hope,
how it will not pass away
build up our confidence
to help us not to stray.

Fill us with Your peace,
quiet our troubles inside
take away the barriers
so with You we may abide.

Whisper in our ears,
how much for us You care
tell us a over and over
You will always be there.

Lord, keep our hearts,
each and every day . . .
so on the right path
by Your side we’ll stay!

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Proverbs 7:25

“Let not thine heart
decline to her ways,
go not astray in her paths.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Why Not Me ~

Some people ask God why me,
I ask Him me, why not . . .
for when I start to doubt Him
it leaves me feeling fraught.

So instead of worrying,
about what God is doing . . .
I find trusting in Him
keeps my faith renewing.

Some people ask God why,
I ask Him what for . . .
for I know good things
He has for me in store.

So rather then fretting,
over things I can’t control
I ask Him to release peace
into my heart and soul.

Some people ask God why me,
I ask Him why not me . . .
for I know He is working
in places I cannot see!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-17

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

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

2 Corinthians 4:18

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen
are eternal.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All Things Are Possible With God ~

All things are possible,
when in God you trust
all things are feasible
when you see He is just.

All things have meaning,
when in God you believe
all things have a purpose
when His mercy you receive.

All things are a blessing,
when God you obey
all things come together
when to Him you pray.

All things are achievable,
when in God you rely
all things are workable
when faith you apply.

All things are attainable,
when God is your hope
all things are brighter
when He helps you to cope.

All things work together,
when your life to Jesus you give
all things are beautiful . . .
when He’s the reason you live!

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Luke 1:37

“For with God nothing
shall be impossible.”

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
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Still My Heart ~

Be Still ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be still, my soul, be at peace,
let not thy worries overcome
be still, and know He is your God
and will  your heart-strings strum.

Be still, my heart and let go,
let surrender be thy sweet release
be still, and know God’s saving power
to eternity, can never fail or cease.

Be still, my mind and surrender all,
let thy weakness take you to your knees
be still, and know of God’s sufficiency
will and can surpass all thy needs.

Be still, my spirit admit thy defeat,
let thyself dwell on things from above
be still, and know He is in control
and be strengthened by and in His love.

Be still, my soul be at peace,
let Him complete in thee His perfect will
be still, and know He is your God
and will our heart-strings still!

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Psalm 46:10

 “Be still,and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

King James Version
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Copyright 2011
Deborah Ann Belka


Dare To Trust God ~

Dare to trust God,
let Him move in you
leap out in faith
and see what He’ll do.

For it takes courage,
to take a step out
and do the impossible
without having doubt.

Dare to trust God,
let Him take the lead
in faith take a plunge
for the strength you need.

For it takes boldness,
to do and to go
and trust that He will
the way to you show.

Dare to trust God,
be fearless and bold
take that jump . . .
and onto your faith hold!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,

the evidence of things
not seen.

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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Run, Run to Jesus ~

When your world comes crashing down,
and you want to get far away
run to Jesus and His loving arms . . .
for He’ll protect you without delay.

When everything is going wrong,
and your future isn’t looking bright
run to Jesus for His strength . . .
and find the power of His might.

When your worries make you ill,
and your burdened by your care
run to Jesus for His help . . .
for His support is always there.

When your tears fall like acid rain,
and your heart feels it’ll break apart
run to Jesus for your comfort . . .
and His peace into it He will impart.

When you think you can’t go on,
and your filled with dread and fear
run, run quickly to Jesus . . .
for He will draw you ~ to Him near!

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Matthew 11:28

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

Psalm 69:16

“Hear me, O Lord;
for thy lovingkindness is good:
turn unto me according
to the multitude of thy
tender mercies.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Stepping Out In Faith ~

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m walking with my Lord
I found Him faithful yesterday
He’ll be true again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m seeking to find His peace
I found His calm yesterday
He’ll quiet me again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him with my heart
I found Him reliable yesterday
He’ll be trustworthy again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today
I’m asking Him to heed my prayer
I found Him listening yesterday
He’ll hear my pleas again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him for what I can’t see
I found His guidance yesterday . . .
I know He’ll lead me again today!

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2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we walk by faith,
not by sight:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Increasing Faith and Trust ~

Increase the measure Lord,
of our faith and trust
give daily more of it
to each one of us.

For as we are being,
constantly refined
we’ll need more faith
to be assigned.

Increase the measure Lord,
of our hope and peace
into our hearts and minds
more of it release.

For as we go through,
all the test and trials
we’ll need more trust
to go those extra miles.

Increase the measure Lord,
of our belief in You . . . .
give us more faith and trust
for the things You can do!

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Luke 17:5-6

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

And the Lord said, If ye had faith
as a grain of mustard seed,
ye might say unto this sycamine tree,
Be thou plucked up by the root,
and be thou planted in the sea;
and it should obey you.

Mark 9:24

And straightway the father
of the child cried out, and
said with tears, Lord, I believe;
help thou mine unbelief.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lamp Of Faith ~

Lamp of faith,
guide our day
lead us to
the narrow Way.

Word of Truth,
be our Light
help us to win
the faithful fight.

Life of peace,
hope unending
keep us in You
always depending.

Shield of strength,
lifter of head
may we always be
Holy Spirit led.

Lamp of faith,
Truth and peace
may Your power . . .
never in us cease!

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Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet,

and a light
unto my path.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Almighty Hands ~

Sometimes troubles come,
changing all our plans . . .
making it ever clearer
all things are in God’s hands.

Hands that long to hold,
to comfort and to console
hands that want to heal
the ache within the soul.

Hands that desire to reach,
far into the heart and mind
hands that hold perfect peace
for fearful ones to find.

Hands that crave to embrace,
grieving hearts in the night
hands that yearn to lead
all to His saving light.

Hands that are capable,
hands confident and sure
hands that calm the storms
hands that holds life’s cure.

Sometimes troubles come,
and we must change our plans
so that we may come to rest . . .
in His almighty hands!

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Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not;
for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand
of my righteousness.”

Psalm 37:24

“Though he fall,
he shall not be utterly
cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth
him with his hand.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Have Me A Hope ~

I have me a hope,
it is heavenly . . .
a future keeping me
believing steadily.

I’ve set my affection,
on the things above
for Jesus is the one . . .
I’ve chosen to love.

I’m going to have a home,
like nothing I’ve here
a place where not one eye
will shed a single tear.

All my heart’s treasures,
in heaven I have stored
for my next residence will be
with Jesus, Christ my Lord.

I have me a hope,
it’s living and it’s alive
it will sustain me . . .
until in heaven I arrive!

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Colossians 3:2

Set your affection
on things above,
not on things
on the earth.

Colossians 1:5

For the hope which is
laid up for you in heaven,
whereof ye heard before
in the word of the
truth of the gospel;

Philippians 3:20

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

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is My Shepherd ~


He is my Shepherd,
I am His lamb . . .
I know He loves me
just as I am.

I will follow Him,
wherever He goes
for I’m confident
the way He knows.

I’ll never leave Him,
beside Him I’ll stay
I will not from Him
wander off or stray.

I’ll remain by Him,
He’ll be at my side
my steps of faith
I trust He will guide.

Jesus is my Shepherd,
His voice I do hear . . .
as long as I follow Him
I have nothing to fear!

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John 10:27

“My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Unto Eternity ~

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My peace
and unto eternity . . .
it will never cease.

I have empowered you,
with My sufficient grace
but it is up to you
to seek My faithful face.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I will not let you fall
and unto eternity . . .
I’ll hear your every call.

I have given you freedom,
to fly off anywhere
but it’s up to you to take . . .
Me with you everywhere.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My calm
and unto eternity . . .
I will hold you in My palm.

But you must learn to fly,
on your own faithful wings
for you are not My puppet . . .
I hold not onto your strings!

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Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold
for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground
without your Father.

But the very hairs of your head
are all numbered.

Fear ye not therefore, ye are of
more value than many sparrows.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to God be the Glory ~


Don’t Worry Trust God Instead~

Don’t worry about tomorrow,
give no thought to what’s ahead
for, Jesus wants you to trust Him . . .
not to live in fear and dread.

Don’t lament about what’s next,
think not about what may come
for, Jesus doesn’t want your mind . . .
in fretfulness to succumb.

Don’t agonize about the future,
think not of where it will lead
for, Jesus wants you to know . . .
faith in Him is all you need.

Don’t stress about the unknown,
give no thought with what will be
for, Jesus wants you to believe . . .
in Him for what you cannot see.

Don’t worry about tomorrow,
give no thought to what you hear
for, Jesus doesn’t want your thoughts . . .
to be controlled by dread or fear!

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Matthew 6:25-26

“Therefore I say unto you,
Take no thought for your life,

what ye shall eat,
or what ye shall drink;

nor yet for your body,
what ye shall put on.

Is not the life more than meat,
and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air:
for they sow not,

neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns;

yet your heavenly
Father feedeth them.

Are ye not much
better than they?”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Gives Hope ~

Jesus gives hope,
in exchange for despair
for our hearts He is able
to heal, renew and repair.

He gives needful rest,
in the midst of strife
for He came to give us
a more peaceful life.

Jesus gives us faith,
in exchange for doubt
our cares He takes
by casting our fears out.

He gives a new sight,
to those who can’t see
by making satan . . .
from them run and flee.

Jesus takes broken things,
He makes them beautiful
so they may become . . .
for His kingdom usable!

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Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor;
he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Eternal Peace ~

We live in pressurized world,
we’re always under stress
but, we who rely on God
onward strain and press.

We’re hassled on every side,
pushed around and shoved
but, we who hope in Jesus
know how much we are loved.

We feel the weight of the world,
come crashing down on us
but, those of us who believe
always in God put their trust.

We’re fatigued over hearing,
daily all the horrific news
but, we who have faith in Jesus
joy over fear we will choose.

We live in a pressurized world,
the stress never seems to cease
but, we who trust in the Lord
will have eternal peace!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Quite Confidence ~

When on the outside,
there is but turbulence
on the inside . . .
I’ve a quiet confidence.

For I do not trust,
all the things I hear
I only trust the things
God whispers in my ear.

When on the outside,
there is but stress
on the inside
I have perfect rest.

For I do not believe,
everything I see
I only believe in what
Jesus reveals to me.

When on the outside,
there is but confusion
I’m so thankful to have . . .
the Holy Spirit’s infusion!

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Proverbs 3:26

For the Lord shall be
thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.

Isaiah 30:15

For thus saith the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel; In returning
and rest shall ye be saved;
in quietness and in confidence
shall be your strength:
and ye would not.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~