Category Archives: Faith, Trust & Hope Poems

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2021
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
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.

King James Version
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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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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


None But The Hungry ~

None but the hungry soul,
can be satisfied
none but the thirsty ones
will have peace inside.

None but the longing heart,
can be fulfilled
none but the willful ones
will have faith instilled.

None but the seeking mind,
can be transformed
none but the desiring ones
will to God be reformed.

None but the selfless life,
can be made anew
none but the meek ones
will Jesus come to.

None but the hungry soul,
can see the Light
none but the thirsty heart
will stay in the fight!

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Psalm 107:9

For he satisfieth
the longing soul,
and filleth the hungry
soul with goodness.

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
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Shudder To Think ~

I shudder to think,
just where I would be
if I did not have . . .
Jesus’ peace in me.

I bet you I would be,
a big restless mess
if I couldn’t give Him
my every day stress.

I cannot imagine,
just what I would do
if I did not have . . .
Jesus to cling to.

I can tell you right now,
I would just fall apart
if I didn’t let Him be
the guard of my heart.

I shudder at the thought,
I tremble imagining . . .
just where I’d be without Jesus
with all in the world happening!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


It Is You Lord ~

Lord, it is You who keeps,
my lamp burning . . .
it is for Your guidance
my heart stays yearning.

It is You who gives,
me hope and trust
it is in Your Word
my soul stays trussed.

Lord, it is You who keeps,
my faith steady
it is for Your return
my mind stays ready.

It is Your eternal love,
I keep my eyes on
it is Your Way and Life
to which I am drawn.

Lord, It is You who keeps,
my life full of Light
it is for You I will win
the good and faithful fight!

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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
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Will Your Faith Remain ~

Will your faith remain,
or will it be shaken
will it be asleep
or in Jesus awaken?

Will your trust stay,
on the vine abiding
or will it be found
on it to be dying?

Will your hope be,
eternal and everlasting
or will it be without
truth and understanding?

Will your belief hold,
or will it be moved
will the Word of God
still need to be proved?

Will your faith remain,
or will it be upended
will it be on Jesus . . .
your salvation is depended?

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Hebrews 12:26-27

Whose voice then shook the earth:
but now he hath promised, saying,
Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven.

And this word, Yet once more, signifieth
the removing of those things that are
shaken, as of things that are made,
that those things which cannot be
shaken may remain.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Heart For Jesus ~

A heart for Jesus,
is full of joy and love
its treasure aren’t here
but in heaven above.

Its eyes are open,
to the Life, Truth and Way
it doesn’t care what others
about them might say.

A heart for Jesus,
is one invested wholly
to following the Bible
living a life holy.

Its ears are opened,
to both the old and new
for it does not embrace
or hold a worldly view.

A heart for Jesus,
is a heart trusting
for it has Godly wisdom
and true understanding!

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Matthew 6:20

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

Matthew 13:51-52

Jesus saith unto them,
Have ye understood
all these things?
They say unto him, Yea, Lord.

Then said he unto them,
Therefore every scribe which
is instructed unto the kingdom
of heaven is like unto a man
that is an householder,
which bringeth forth out of his
treasure things new and old.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Trust Jesus ~

When we’re in the dark,
Jesus sends us His light
when we’re in a battle
He’s there to help us fight.

When we are weak,
Jesus sends us assurance
when we are faint
He gives us endurance.

When we are alone,
Jesus draws us near
when we are frightened
He takes away our fear.

When we are worried,
Jesus makes us still
when we are unsure
He shows us His will.

When we’re loved as much,
as Jesus loves us . . .
it’s so very easy
in Him to just trust!

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Psalm 56:3

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

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Do Not Be Stirred Up ~

Do not be stirred up,
nor by this world thrown
instead look to Jesus . . .
who sits upon His throne.

For He has urged us,
to live not out of fear
nor to be troubled . . .
by the bad news we hear.

Do not be confused,
nor alarmed or disturbed
by the ways of this world
that are beyond absurd.

Instead keep your eyes,
on Jesus firmly fixed
for He has promised us
to always be in our midst.

Be not grief stricken,
tremble not your heart
instead let Jesus . . .
peace into it impart!

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John 14:1

Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Word Of Life ~

The Word of Life,
has been with us
from the beginning
this we can trust.

Some with their eyes,
espied Him on their own
while others Himself
have not seen or known.

The World of Life,
walked among some
with the Good News
He was God’s only Son.

Some with their hands,
reached out and touched
while others His hem
never felt or brushed.

The Word of Life,
was and is not seen
but, life eternal . . .
is for all to glean!

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1 John 1:1-2

That which was from the beginning,
which we have heard, which we have
seen with our eyes, which we have
looked upon, and our hands
have handled, of the Word of life;

(For the life was manifested,
and we have seen it, and bear witness,
and shew unto you that eternal life,
which was with the Father, and
was manifested unto us;)

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 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, I love You ~

Lord have I told You lately,
just how much I love You . . .
have I expressed my gratitude
for all, for me You do?

Have I sung to You my praise,
for Your mercy and Your grace
have I told you I can’t wait
till I can thank You face to face?

Lord have I stressed to You,
the faith in You I have found
have I said I appreciate You
for keeping my heart sound?

Have I expressed You keep me,
pressing on each new day
have I told You how delighted
You’re my Light, Truth and Way?

Lord if I have neglected,
telling You these things lately
I want to make it clear right now
it’s how I feel about You daily!

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1 John 4:19

We love him,
because he
first loved us.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Hope Is In The Lord ~

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it never lets me down . . .
my hope is in the Lord
it’s always to be found.

It keeps me in perfect peace,
when around me there’s distress
it keeps me in God trusting
my faith it does not suppress.

My hope I’m not ashamed of,
it is my Life and my Way
my hope cannot be moved
by what other people say.

It keeps me focused,
on my eternal destiny
it fills my heart with joy
with vision’s heavenly.

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it is my eternal goal . . .
my hope is the only thing
saving this wretched soul!

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Jeremiah 17:7

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

Isaiah 26:3-4

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

Trust ye in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord Jehovah
is everlasting strength:

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed
of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God
unto salvation to every
one that believeth;
to the Jew first, and
also to the Greek.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Faith You Possess ~

It’s not about how much,
faith you possess . . .
it’s about in Whom you believe
the Savior you profess.

It’s about the True Foundation,
on which you stand . . .
it’s about putting your trust
in God and not man.

It’s not about the evidence,
but a mind that is sound
it’s about being firmly anchored
in the faith that you found.

It’s not about what can be seen,
it’s about hope for the future
it’s about knowing your faith
the Word of God will nurture.

It’s not about how much,
or little faith in your possession
it’s about to the world ways . . .
not making a single concession!

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John 20:29

Jesus saith unto him,
Thomas, because thou
hast seen me, thou hast
believed: blessed are they
that have not seen,
and yet have believed.

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 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is All I Need ~

All that I need, Jesus is it,
all that I was, He has seen
all of the pieces finally fit
for He is all I need.

All that I desire, He gives,
all that I want, He has got
all of my sins, He forgives
for He is all I need.

All that I am, He holds,
all that I can be, He knows
all of my life, He unfolds,
for He is all I need.

All that I must do, He has done,
all that I can do, is to believe
all of my hope, is in Jesus . . .
for He is all I need!

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Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Waste’s Nothing ~

God waste’s nothing,
not the hurt, not the pain
He uses everything . . .
for His purpose, for our gain.

He knows the how’s,
to all of our why’s . . .
for He sees everything
through wiser eyes.

God squanders nothing,
not the grief, not the sorrow
He knows new mercy
will come with tomorrow.

He knows the what’s,
to all of our who’s . . .
He knows it is Him
that we must choose.

God waste’s nothing,
not the trials, not the tests
He knows His plans . . .
are always for our best!

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James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Empowered ~

May your inner man,
be empowered
may you not by sin
be overpowered.

May you be rooted,
by loved grounded
may your heart stay
to Jesus bounded.

May the Holy Spirit,
give to you His might
may by His strength
you stay in the fight.

May you be opened,
to all of God’s fullness
may your heart’s eyes
take in all His goodness.

May your inner man,
be transformed . . .
may to the world
you be not conformed!

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Ephesians 3:16-17

That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might
by his Spirit in the inner man;

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Thirst & Hunger ~

I hunger for the truth,
like a lion I search all day
for God’s provisions
to uphold me on my way.

I get down on my knees,
seek to find His face
I ask Him to sustain me
in the bounty of His grace.

I thirst for His wisdom,
like a deer I pant all day
for God to encourage me
along the narrow way.

I desire to know His will,
to be in His love sated
so the joy of my salvation
will keep me forever elated.

I hunger for the truth,
after wisdom I do thirst
I pray God will fill me . . .
with faith until I burst!

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Matthew 5:6

“Blessed are those
who hunger and thirst
for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~