Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

This Is My Hope ~

This is my hope,
this is it for me
this is my eyes set
on what I can’t see.

This is my desire,
this is all I need
that’s why to Jesus
my life I now heed.

This is my faith,
this is all I got
this is my belief
Jesus my sins bought.

This is my trust,
this is my take
Jesus died and rose
for my soul’s sake.

This is my hope,
it can be yours too
when you ask Jesus . . .
to dwell inside of you!

~~~~~

Hebrews 11:1

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Tranquil Trust ~

Peaceful rest,
tranquil trust
is what Jesus
gives to us.

Putting our cares,
into His heart
so hope in ours
He can impart.

Blissful serenity,
calm’s quietness
is what Jesus
provides for us.

Giving our fears,
over to Him
so joy can fill
us to the brim.

Peaceful hearts,
tranquil minds
is what Jesus
wants us to find!

~~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Pressing ~

The sea of faith,
has its up and downs
but, I know for a fact
in it I’ll not drown.

For I keep holding on,
to the cross of grace
knowing with Jesus
any storm I can face.

The sea of faith,
has its highs and lows
but I don’t worry
I go where it flows.

For I keep anchored,
in God’s Word each day
to keep me steady
for what comes my way.

The sea of faith,
can be distressing
but Jesus keeps me . . .
onward pressing!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:29

“By faith they passed through
the Red sea as by dry land:
which the Egyptians assaying
to do were drowned.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Crumbs ~

Crumbs,
morsels of hope
for us to spread
all over the globe.

Crumbs,
little bits of peace
for us to scatter
and daily release.

Crumbs,
scrapes of light
for us to sow
to give new sight.

Crumbs,
shreds of what we believe
so the Good News
others can receive.

Crumbs,
put them all together
oh what a great harvest
we could truly gather!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 15.27

“And she said, Truth, Lord:
yet the dogs eat of the crumbs
which fall from their masters’ table.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Remote Places ~

Into remote places,
Jesus goes with us
to teach us to pray
so in Him we may trust.

There with Him at our side,
while on bended knee
He gives us more faith
in what we cannot see.

Into barren places,
deep within our soul
Jesus persuades us
to give Him control.

There with Him at His feet,
in the depth of our despair
He shows us how to give
to Him our every care.

Into desolate places,
with Jesus we go . . .
so we can pray His will
we may come to know!

~~~~~

Mark 1:35

And in the morning,
rising up a great while before day,
he went out, and departed into a
solitary place, and there prayed.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Feeling Humdrum ~

When you feel discouraged,
and your faith feels dull
before hopelessness
sinks into your skull.

Fill your mind with Jesus,
all that He did for you
and you’ll see helplessness
from another point of view.

When you feel disheartened,
and you faith feels drab
before disenchantment
your heart from God’s grabs.

Fill your mind with Jesus,
let all His words sink in
and you’ll see desperation
differently though Him.

When your faith feels blah,
and you’re feeling humdrum
fill you mind with Jesus . . .
for a hopeful outcome!

~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:13

“Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind,
be sober, and hope to the end for the grace
that is to be brought unto you at the revelation
of Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Timing ~

God’s timing,
is always the best
on this truth . . .
we need to find rest.

For when God does,
a new thing in our life
it’s to bless us
not add to our strife.

God’s timing,
can be so very slow
understanding why
we may never know.

But as we wait,
God will encourage us
to find the strength
in Him to trust.

God’s timing,
can never be wrong
and it’s up to us . . .
to keep our faith strong!

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Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way
in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.”

Micah 7:7

“Therefore I will look
unto the Lord;
I will wait for the God
of my salvation:
my God will hear me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Never Tires ~

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
sometimes with Him
it’s difficult to share.

But, when we let go of,
our worldly concern
He will give to us
His peace in return.

Sometimes it’s not easy
spending time praying
sometimes it feels no one
hears what your saying.

But, when we release,
what weighs on our heart
Jesus in return for it
more grace will impart.

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
but, He never tires of . . .
listening when we share!

~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Control ~

Lord, keep my mind,
keep it secured
into satan’s traps
let it not be lured.

Lord, keep my thoughts,
keep them on You
don’ let them be jaded
by the world’s view.

Lord, keep my heart,
keep it far away
to false teachings
do not let it sway.

Lord, keep my soul,
keep it close to You
let it keep heaven
always in its view.

Lord, keep my mind,
thoughts, heart, soul
keep them always . . .
in Your divine control!

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Romans 8:5-6

“For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith And Assurance ~

Faith and assurance,
go hand in hand . . .
you can’t just have one
if your hope is to stand.

For faith without sureness,
is like a boat with a hole
allowing fear and doubt
to sink into your soul.

Assurance and Faith,
go side by side . .
you can’t just have one
if you want to abide.

For assurance without trust,
is like a bird without a nest
keeping us from finding
God’s true peace and rest.

Faith and assurance,
fit just like a glove
for they’re both a gift
from heaven above!

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Hebrews 10:22

“Let us draw near with
a true heart in full
assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed
with pure water.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Trust Rule ~

If trust is to rule,
our mind and heart
then from God
we mustn’t depart.

For we know for us,
He has only the best
and on this truth
our souls can rest.

If trust is to dispel,
our fears and doubts
then the Word of God
we mustn’t shut out.

For in His Word,
we see all He is able
to keep our trust in Him
strong and stable.

When trust becomes,
to God our link . . .
into dread and despair
we will not sink!

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Psalm 112:7

“He shall not be
afraid of evil tidings:

his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Striving ~

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I rely on God’s mercy,
every day to move on
I put all my confidence
knowing more can be drawn.

I depend on God’s peace,
each day to get by
for, I know on its stillness
I can always rely.

I hang on to God’s promise,
of His returning one day
I keep my eyes focused
on the Life, Truth and Way.

I feed on God’s Word,
each day to survive
for more of His strength
I constantly strive!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


You Can Do It ~

You can be an endurer,
you can persist
if to the world’s wicked ways
you will resist.

You can be an overcomer,
you can prevail
if you don’t let satan’s arrows
your faith impale.

You can be an achiever,
you can win
if you run away from
all forms of sin.

You can be an opposer,
you can contend
if you don’t conform
or be the world’s friend.

You can do it,
you can win the race . . .
just keep looking to Jesus
for assurance and grace!

~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1-2

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us,

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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


You Are Priceless ~

 

You are precious,
to your Creator priceless
for, He has made you
wonderfully flawless.

He knitted you together,
in your mother’s womb
His very own breath
was your life-giving fume.

You are valuable,
more so than all the birds
for, Your Creator made you
to be a sheep for His herd.

He molded you together,
with His mighty hand
in His providence
your life He has planned.

You are precious,
priceless and valuable
to your Creator . . .
you are indispensable!

~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 2:7

And the Lord God formed man
of the dust of the ground,
and breathed into his nostrils
the breath of life;
and man became a living soul.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If Jesus Said ~

If Jesus said,
I will never leave you
then why do we act
as if this weren’t true?

If Jesus said,
Your cares I’ll bear
then why do we think
for us, He’s not there?

If Jesus said,
I’ll forsake you not
then why isn’t this
a captive thought?

If Jesus said,
go and sin no more
then why do we still
open temptation’s door?

If Jesus said,
sufficient is My grace
then why more of it
don’t we embrace?

If Jesus said,
faith is all I require
then why don’t we
our own efforts expire?

If Jesus said,
all of these things . . .
then why onto His words
don’t we daily cling!

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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


Keep On Trusting ~

Is your faith shaking,
is it weak and wobbly
does it feel as if . . .
your life’s a tragic comedy?

Well don’t you let go,
onto Jesus keep holding on
and He will be there for you
till the quivering is gone.

Is your trust shaking,
is it at an unsafe standstill
does it feel as if . . .
your steadily going downhill?

Well don’t you quit,
with Jesus keep standing
and He’ll give you the strength
to keep you from crash landing.

Is your faith and trust shaken,
are they in a dreaded deadlock
well keep on clinging . . .
onto Jesus, your ROCK!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 62:1-2

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.

He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into God’s Capable Hands ~

When we put our troubles,
into God’s mighty hands
He in return gives us faith
in all things to withstand.

For, when our trust is put,
in the One who is in control
fear, doubt and trepidation
will not enter into the soul.

When we give to God,
our worries and our cares
He in return gives us grace
so not to crumble in despair.

For, when our hope is in,
the One who formed us
there too will we put
every ounce of our trust.

When we put our troubles,
into hands capable
God in return gives us  . . .
a way escapable!

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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:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We’re In This Boat Together ~

I’m riding out these waves,
no matter how big they get
I will stick out this storm
and over it I’ll not fret.

For, Jesus is with me,
we’re in this boat together . . .
and He has promised to me
any storm we could weather.

As the winds barrel down,
I’m going to coast along
they’ll not blow me away
regardless of how strong.

For, Jesus is my Anchor,
onto Him I’ll keep my hold
for, we’re in this boat together
no matter how hard we’re rolled.

I’m riding out these waves,
I’ve the perfect ship mate . . .
for, Jesus is in this boat with me
and I trust Him with my fate!

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Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Until My Last Breath ~

I trust the Lord,
each night long
for, I know He will
make me strong.

I trust the Lord,
for my every day
I know His light
will lead my way.

I trust the Lord,
with all my soul
for, I know it’s His
to keep and control.

I trust the Lord,
my life to Him I give
for, I know He knows
just how long I’ll live.

I’ll trust the Lord,
until my last breath
for I know in Him . . .
there is no death!

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Romans 14:8

“For whether we live,
we live unto the Lord;
and whether we die,
we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord’s.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In A Slump ~

In a slump,
spiritually speaking
faith needing
a little tweaking?

Well don’t stop,
praying when dry
go ahead with God
and have a good cry.

In the dumps,
thought’s troubling
worries becoming
a little unnerving?

Well don’t stop,
raising your praise
God understands
it’s just a phase.

In a funk,
losing the battle
cares have you
a little bit rattled?

Well don’t you stop,
in God trusting . . .
until living water
again come rushing!

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John 7:38

“He that believeth on me,
as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Rely On My Faith ~

I rely on my faith,
each day to be strong
I trust it even when . . .
things are going wrong.

I depend on prayer,
every day I am alive
for, I know in this world
it’s the only way to survive.

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I draw on God’s Word,
every day I study and read
for, I know I’ll be blessed
when the verses I heed.

I rely on my faith,
prayer and God’s sufficing grace
my hope is found in my Bible
when it’s truth I embrace!

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Jeremiah 17:7

“Blessed is the man that
trusteth in the Lord,
and whose hope the Lord is.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Faith Keeps Me Hoping ~

My faith keeps me hoping,
it keeps me alert
so from the narrow way
I will not divert.

For, what I hope for,
isn’t found on this earth
nothing it provides
has everlasting worth.

My faith keeps me hopeful,
it keeps me vigilant
so on the narrow path
I may remain diligent.

For, my hope isn’t in,
the world’s offering
all that it  can render
is eternal suffering.

My faith gives me hope,
in the things I can’t see
my hope is my faith . . .
that Jesus lives in me!

~~~~~~~~

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


No Rocket-Scientist Needed ~

It doesn’t take,
a rocket-scientist
it doesn’t take
the sciences.

Faith is just,
an act of trust
it’s believing
God loves us.

It doesn’t take,
a philosopher
it doesn’t take
an astrologer.

Faith is easier,
than you think
for grace is . . .
the saving-link.

It doesn’t take,
an anthropologist
it doesn’t take
a theologist.

Faith is believing,
Jesus died for you
faith is grace . . .
pure and true!

~~~~~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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