Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

Lord, Let Your Light Saturate My Soul ~

Lord, let Your Light,
saturate my soul
let over my body
it take control.

Let it bring me,
truth and wisdom
let it beam into me
just like a prism.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine down on me
let it help me
Your ways to see.

Let it bring me,
closer to You
let it sear me
all the way through.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine, beam and sear
so that to you Lord
I’ll always be near!

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2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face
of Jesus Christ.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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If There Be ~

If there be any praise,
let that be your song
if there be any hope
let that make you strong.

If there be any truth,
let that be your trust
if there be any honesty
let that make you just.

If there be any purity,
let that be your sentiment
if there be any virtue
let that make you resonant.

If there be any good,
let that be your testament
if there be any loveliness
let that make you celebrant.

If there be anything at all,
that you think about . . .
let it be the things
that work your faith out!

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Deeper Things ~

Father, this is a new day,
You have given me . . .
a day to search and to find
the deeper things of Thee.

Help me to use it wisely,
for, to You it’s a treasure
granted to me to get to know
what brings Your heart pleasure.

Father, this is a new day,
for me to lift my voice to You
a day to seek and to find
what with it You’d have me to do.

Help me to grow my knowledge,
about Your awesome fear
so that I will remain humble
whenever to You I near.

Father, this is a new day,
to me You’ve graciously given . . .
a day for me to dive deeper
into the things in You still hidden!

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Proverbs 2:1-5

My son, if thou wilt receive my words,
and hide my commandments with thee;

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding;

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for
hid treasures;

Then shalt thou understand the
fear of the Lord,
and find the knowledge of God.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Sound Heart ~

 

A sound heart,
doesn’t miss a beat
it lays its cares
at Jesus’ feet.

It puts its trust,
into his hands
it faithfully knows
to follow His plans.

A sound heart,
knows to pray
it’s at peace
night or day.

It allows Jesus,
to live in it
so to be guided
by His Spirit.

A sound heart,
is not shameful . . .
for the Word of God
it is grateful!

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Psalm 119:80

“Let my heart be sound
in thy statutes; that
I be not ashamed.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Road To Victory ~

This road’s going to be hard,
I know it will be tough
I know the battle ahead
will be stormy and rough.

But, this I know and believe,
the fight is not mine solely
for Jesus will be with me
through this journey entirely.

This road is going to be long,
I know it will be grueling
I know the struggle will be
uphill and exhausting.

But, this I know and believe,
God’s Word will keep me going
and through the  challenges
the way He will be showing.

This road’s going to be hard,
don’t know how long on it I’ll spend
but, I know and believe . . .
victory will be mine in the end!

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1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that
overcometh the world,
even our faith.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


What Lies Ahead ~

 

I don’t know the future,
or what for me it has in store
I don’t know if it’ll come
peacefully or with a roar.

I don’t know if it’ll hold,
thunderous clouds or blue skies
I don’t know if it’ll bring
me smiles or teary eyes.

I don’t know if it’ll arrive
to add or take from my life
I don’t know if it’ll send
more happiness or strife.

I don’t know if it’ll appear,
as a vapor or as a stream
I don’t know if it’ll produce
in me joy or a scream.

I don’t know the future
or what lies ahead . . .
but I am certain
I will be Spirit lead!

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James 4:13-15

Go to now, ye that say, To day
or to morrow we will go into such
a city, and continue there a year,
and buy and sell, and get gain:

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.

For that ye ought to say,
If the Lord will, we shall live,
and do this, or that.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Restless No More ~

When your worries,
leave you restless
and your fears
render you useless.

That’s when you need,
to ask God to free you
from the concerns
that you’re enslaved to.

When your anxieties,
leave you jittery
and your emotions
cause you misery.

That’s when you need,
to ask Jesus to impart
the calm only He can
bring into your heart.

When your fears and cares,
have you feeling edgy
let the peace of Jesus . . .
make your nerves steady!

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Matthew 11:28-30

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

Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Renewed ~

I was consumed,
but not destroyed
I was unsettled
but not paranoid.

I was frightened,
but not horrified
I was alarmed
but not terrified.

I was drained,
but not depleted
I was derailed
but not defeated

I was shattered,
but not broken
I was stunned
but not shaken.

I was afflicted,
but not subdued
for my inner man . . .
was daily renewed!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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;

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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


His Unfailing Love ~

When morning comes,
into God’s Word I go
I pray asking of Him
today’s way to show.

I trust Him to give me,
His holy instructions
knowing it’s up to me
to heed their directions.

When morning comes,
my life I do entrust
to the One I know
who’s always fair and just.

I put my faith into,
the hand of my Savior
knowing it’s up to me
to temper my behavior.

When morning comes,
I lift my soul to God above
so He can fill it . . .
with more of His unfailing love!

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Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness
in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein
I should walk; for I lift up my soul
unto thee.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Everlasting Life ~

When your mind is dry,
and your heart is parched
when you feel as if . . .
your soul’s been scorched.

Go to the well of life,
where hope flows freely
and Jesus will quench
the need you have deeply.

When your mind is panting,
and you heart is famished
when you feel as if . . .
your soul has been ravished.

Go to the well of life,
where grace freely streams
and accept Jesus’ gift
to forgive and redeem.

When your heart is heavy.
and your soul is laden in sin
the well of everlasting life . . .
will cleanse you from within!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Focused ~

When you can’t see,
the road ahead
and the unknown
fills you with dread.

Keep your focus,
on Jesus fiercely
and through His eyes
you’ll see more clearly.

When you can’t decide,
which way to go
and your anxiety
begins to show.

Keep your faith,
in Jesus wholly
and He will show you
the way holy.

When you can’t make,
the right choice . . .
and you can’t hear
your inner voice.

Keep your trust,
in Jesus purely . . .
and He will lead you
most surely!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will shew
you things to come.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Face of God ~

The face of God,
I cannot see . . .
but it doesn’t deter
or discourage me.

For I still seek,
God and His face
each time I ask Him
for more of His grace.

The face of God,
is a mystery
but I can still feel
its trajectory.

He tracks His eyes,
to look after me
He steers His ears
to my every plea.

The face of God,
I can’t begin to picture
but, I know I’ll see it
in the near future!

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1 Corinthians 13:12

“For now we see through a glass,
darkly; but then face to face:
now I know in part; but then shall
I know even as also I am known.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Me Carry That For You ~

Let Me carry that for you,
your heavy load give to Me
let Me have all your cares
so you can be burden free.

Give Me all your anguish,
all the pain you still feel
give Me your grief and sorrow
so your heart I can heal.

Let Me take from you,
all that’s weighing on your mind
give Me your troubles
and worries of every kind.

Give Me your tiredness,
the weary beat in your heart
let Me take the stress
that is keeping us apart.

Let Me carry that for you,
in My hand set it here
I will carry that for you . . .
it is mine now to bear!

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Matthew 11:29-30

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for
I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall
find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is
easy, and my burden is light.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 

 


The God Of Hope ~

May the hope of God,
be your heart’s reasoning
to keep your trust
from ever weakening.

May the joy of believing,
be to you palpable
to keep your faith
in all things intangible.

May the peace of God,
be  your soul’s solace
to keep your confidence
secure and flawless.

May the power of God,
in your mind abound
so your every thought
be righteous and sound.

May God’s hope, joy and peace,
be your life’s premise
so you may be full of . . .
the Holy Spirit’s presence!

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Romans 15:13

Now the God of hope
fill you with all joy and peace
in believing, that ye may
abound in hope, through
the power of the Holy Ghost.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Be A Gospel Doer ~

Be a Gospel doer,
read your Bible and then act
don’t just be a Gospel hearer
you need to give something back.

You can lend a helping hand,
or give someone your ear
let everyone know you’ll be
a friend who is always near.

Pray for those who ask,
even more for those who don’t
plead for their salvation
because you know they won’t.

Look for the good in others,
most only see their weakness
tell them Jesus loves them
for their own uniqueness.

There’s so much you can do,
to help other people out
all you have to do is ask
why Jesus they even doubt.

If you don’t have the answers,
I know just where to look
for the Life, Truth and Way
are written in the Good Book!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine
before men, that they may see
your good works,and glorify your
Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Into Jesus ~

Into Jesus,
I’m pressing in
I’m confident
this race I’ll win.

I’m moving on,
going for the goal
I’m letting God
my life control.

Into Jesus,
I’m going farther
I’m growing faith
trusting harder.

I’m pressing on,
marching onward
I’m keeping my eyes
looking forward.

Into Jesus,
I’m going deeper
I’m making Jesus
my soul’s keeper!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me Lord ~

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face . . .
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me freely flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies to me from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name that I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
help me to put my trust in Thee.

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep Your wings for me still moving!

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Psalm 91:4

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Like Putty In His Hands ~

When God’s plans for you,
He begins to unfold
you’ll see there’s nothing
from you He’ll withhold.

For all of His planning,
will reveal to you
the exact endeavors
He wants you to pursue.

When God’s purposes for you,
He begins to unveil
you’ll find your life to Him
you will want to avail.

For all of His purposes,
will divulge to you His will
and His designs for you
you will want to fulfill.

When God’s begins to disclose,
for you His purposes and plans
you’ll find yourself becoming . . .
just like putty in His hands!

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Isaiah 64:8

But now, O Lord,
thou art our father;
we are the clay,
and thou our potter;
and we all are the
work of thy hand.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Eyes of My Heart ~

Lord give me vision,
not just in my eyes
but too in my heart
as I go for the prize.

Let me see perfectly,
Your grace for me
so I may trust You
for all I can’t see.

Lord give me vision,
unclouded and bright
so all that I consider
is viewed in Your light.

Let Your light travel,
deep into my heart
so that Your love
I may too impart.

Lord, give me vision,
in the eyes of my mind
so I may produce fruit
of every sort and kind!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Calamities & Tragedies ~

Calamities come to us,
in many shapes and forms
some trickle down like the rain
others bolt like thunderstorms

But, no matter how they come,
it is what we do with them
for Jesus our misfortunes
wants us to turn over to Him.

Tragedies come to us,
by many ways and means
some will dash our hopes
others will smash our dreams.

But, no matter how they come,
it is how we choose to react
for Jesus our catastrophes
wants us to give Him their impact.

Calamities and tragedies,
we all at times must face
but, Jesus will give us strength
through His sufficient grace!

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 Peter 5:7

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

2 Corinthians 12:9a

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A One Time Wonder ~

Lord, let me not be,
so easy on me
so that my faults
I cannot see.

For, You know my heart,
better than I . . .
from You I can’t hide
the plank in my eye.

Lord, help me to be,
with myself forthright
so I don’t come across
as not being contrite.

For, You know my thoughts,
better than I
You can always see
through my every lie.

Lord, be honest with me,
as my heart You ponder . . .
for I don’t want You to be
to me a one-time wonder!

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Proverbs 21:2

Every way of a man is right
in his own eyes: but the Lord
pondereth the hearts.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Faith To Trust ~

Thank you God
for Your beloved Son
who sheds His grace
on each and everyone.

Thank You Father,
for mercy new each day
for Your Word
lighting up our way.

Thank You God,
for hope everlasting
for opening our hearts
to divine understanding.

Thank You Father,
for Your peace unceasing
for giving us the wisdom
we need for believing.

Thank You Lord,
for all for us You do
thank You for giving us
faith to trust in You!

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1 Peter 1:2

Elect according to the foreknowledge
of God the Father, through sanctification
of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling
of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep On Persisting On ~

Faith feeling sluggish,
got no get up and go
are you starting to get
for the race too slow?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on keeping on . . .
and on Jesus’ strength
persist drawing upon.

Trust feels lacking,
lost that staying power
are you beginning to sense
your hope has soured?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on persisting on . . .
and on God’s holy might
maintain drawing upon.

Is your faith sluggish,
is your trust listless . . .
well keep on holding on
to the life ~ righteous!

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1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


A New Pathway ~

Forget the past things,
leave them behind
don’t let your failures
come back to remind.

Instead forge ahead,
plow into the new
and see where God
want’s to guide you.

No matter your past,
there’s a new direction
that God has already
set for you in motion.

He has a plan brimming,
with proven solutions
a destiny filled with peace
not one full of confusion.

So commit to the new,
your future is today
forget the former things . . .
think not of yesterday!

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Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not
the former things,
neither consider
the things of old.

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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Get Unpacking ~

When old baggage,
drags you down
you needn’t keep
carrying it around.

Pack it all up,
right away
give it to Jesus
without delay.

When feeling heavy,
from burden’s laden
and your back  . . .
you can’t straighten.

Unpack your load,
into Jesus’s hand
and you will again
unladen stand.

When old baggage,
has you feeling tired and beat
get unpacking now . . .
and leave all at Jesus’ feet!

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Philippians 3:13-14

” Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things
which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those
things which are before,

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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