Category Archives: Fear, Cares & Worry Poems

Heavy On My Mind ~

When my cares,
on me weigh . . .
that’s when to God
I kneel and pray.

For when they stay,
heavy on my mind
there is no peace
that I can find.

When my worries,
creep into my life
that’s when onto Jesus
I give Him my strife.

For when they linger,
in my thoughts
they leave me weary
and oh, so fraught.

When my concerns,
weigh me down
I turn to God
for a heart sound.

For I know no other,
thing for me to do
but cast my cares . . .
Lord onto You!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Flighty Sparrow ~

Flighty sparrow,
flitting all about
why do you fly
on wings of doubt?

Don’t you know,
God loves you
with a love . . .
steadfast and true?

Flighty sparrow,
head in the clouds
why do you follow
ungodly crowds?

Don’t you believe,
God values you
how much He cares
about all you do?

Flighty sparrows,
flitting there and here
need God to ease . . .
all their earthy fear!

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Matthew 10:31

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Dearest Child ~

Come My dearest child,
so rest I may give
come find the peace
of those I forgive.

Let Me take from you,
your worry and care
for on the cross for you
your burdens I did bear.

Come my dearest child,
so hope I can bring
come find the faith to trust
Me in and for all things.

Let Me take from you,
that load crushing
and I will send to you
living water rushing.

Come My dearest child,
let Me bring you rest
unload yourself on Me
with My peace be blessed!

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Matthew 11:28

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Worry Ends ~

Worry ends,
when faith kicks in
it withdraws
to our trust within.

For when in God,
peace we find
worry can’t play
with our mind.

Fear ceases,
where love exists
doubt dissolves
where hope persists.

For when in Jesus,
our faith we place
our fears will flee
in the sight of grace.

Worry and fear,
are forced out
when to the Lord
we give our doubt!

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Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~12.09.19~

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From The Poem: Dispel Your Despair

 


Lessons On The Sea ~

On the sea of doubt,
I have learned to be
fearless as the waves
come crashing over me.

For, I know to be strong,
even when I’m frightened
my grip on Jesus . . .
must remain tightened.

On the sea of worry,
I have learned to be
not so overwhelmed
by what I cannot see.

For, I know to be brave,
even when I’m terrified
my eyes on Jesus . . .
musn’t be cast aside.

The lessons on the sea,
of worry and doubt . . .
have taught how to shut
fear and apprehension out!

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Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is
that doth go with thee; he will
not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalm 107:29

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


White-Knuckled Faith ~

White-knuckled faith,
holds on tightly to fear
has a hard time . . .
getting trust into gear.

It becomes panicky,
when danger is met
rather having peace
it knows only how to fret.

White-knuckled faith,
struggles often with hope
has a hard time . . .
knowing just how to cope.

It’s filled with the dread,
that scares and terrifies
over every concern
it panics and agonizes.

White-knuckled faith,
can be only cured
if into fear’s snare. . .
it stops being lured!

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Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in
the Lord shall be safe.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Anxiety’s Trap ~

I felt the trap,
of anxiety
set a snare
on my sanity.

The conditions,
were just ripe
that at my heart
it took a swipe.

I took the bait,
ran away with it
then fell into
a nervous snit.

It took some time,
for me to see
this isn’t where
God wants me.

So I sent my own trap,
for anxiety . . .
now with God’s love
fear had no priority!

~~~~~~~

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made
perfect in love.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Comes In Waves ~

Fear is like the ocean,
it comes in with a roar
knocking you off your feet
throwing you to the floor.

It swells and it rises,
with its pulsing sound
so that panic stricken
you’ll stay on the ground.

Fear is like thunder,
it scares as it rumbles
causing you to shake
in midst of your troubles.

It alarms and startles,
with each booming strike
filling you with dread
upon each clap of light.

Fear come in waves,
in and out it ebbs
but, we who trust Jesus
musn’t let in our heads!

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Psalm 56:3

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

Psalm 93:4

“The Lord on high is mightier
than the noise of many waters,
yea, than the mighty waves
of the sea.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Everyone Has Something ~

Everyone has something,
messing up their day
everyone has new storms
freshly blowing their way.

Everyone has problems,
throwing them off course
everyone has troubles
coming at them full force.

Everyone has dilemmas,
they need to address
everyone has anxieties
causing them to stress.

Everyone has worries,
tossing them about
everyone has concerns
they need to work out.

But, we who have Jesus,
needn’t be aghast . . .
for onto Him our cares
we can freely broadcast!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

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

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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When Doubt Whispers ~

When doubt whispers,
in your ear . . .
tell it right away
to get out of here.

For if you listen,
to what it has to say
it will ruin
the rest of your day.

When doubt looks,
into your eyes
don’t you believe
its fearful lies.

For if you believe,
what it wants you to
with your thoughts
it will twist and skew.

When doubt comes,
close and near
don’t look at it
or give it an ear!

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James 1:6

But let him ask in faith,
nothing wavering.
For he that wavereth
is like a wave of the sea
driven with the wind
and tossed.

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


First Hand Experience ~

Jesus offers rest,
from our weariness
something we all need
first hand to experience.

For when we seek,
the comfort He imparts
His peace will start flowing
straight into our hearts.

Jesus offers relief,
from our daily burdens
something we all need
to heed and to hearken.

For when we release,
the weight of our care
His calm will alleviate
the load that we bear.

Jesus offers comfort,
relief and rest . . .
to all who are burdened
weary or stressed!

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Matthew 11:28-29

“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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Loom of Gloom ~

When my heart feels hopeless,
when desperation sets in
as I become anxious from . . .
the turmoil twirling within.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I plea
for His perfect peace
to wash over me.

When my mind feels helpless,
when gloom is on the loom
as I become anxious from . .
incoming thoughts of doom.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I pray
for His Spirit of peace
to quickly come my way.

When my heart and mind,
feel hopeless and anxious
I drop to my knees . . .
and think on things precious!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:8-9

“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.

Those things, which ye have
both learned, and received,
and heard, and seen in me,
do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Troubles Abounding ~

In this fallen world . . .
they’ll be troubles abounding
worries and cares
conceptually confounding.

But, Jesus said we’re not,
to fret or to despair
but to hand over to Him
our every single care.

Each day there’s enough,
troubles of its own
packed full of anxiety
from the things unknown.

But, Jesus insisted,
we are not to dread
nor are we to panic
but to trust Him instead.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have plenty of distress
but, Jesus makes it clear
over them we needn’t obsess!

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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


Hopelessly Impossible ~

Got a huge problem,
don’t know what to do
no finger nails left . . .
on which to chew?

Pulling your hair,
biting your lip
beginning to lose . . .
on life your grip?

Well don’t you let,
what you can’t do
take away what God
has planned for you.

For, what to you is,
hopelessly impossible
with God it is . . .
effortlessly possible.

So turn your problem,
over to His care . . .
for, there’s no concern
He’s not willing to bear!

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Mark 10:27

“And Jesus looking upon them saith,
With men it is impossible,
but not with God:
for with God
all things are possible.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled For Naught ~

Be strong, be courageous,
let your heart not be . . .
fearful or afraid
for the Lord is with thee.

Be strengthened, be secure,
you’ve nothing to fear
for God will be with you
to your side He’ll adhere.

Be brave, be undaunted,
no need to fear or dread
for God has promised
with His Spirit you’ll be lead.

Be fearless, be stout-hearted,
be care and worry free
for God will not fail
or ever leave thee.

Be strong, be courageous,
trouble your heart for naught
let God’s Word saturate
your minds every thought!

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Deuteronomy 31.6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Sleep Eludes You ~

When sleep eludes you,
on these things dwell upon
and before you know it
it will be a new dawn . . .

I will in perfect peace,
cause you to lie down
so come and rest on Me
I promise to stay around.

I will keep you safe,
all throughout the night
and when you awake
it’ll be to My light.

My ears are open,
to your every care
let Me have them now
so each one I can bear.

In My bottle I collect,
the drops of your tears
so trust Me tonight
with all of your fears.

This evening may be,
full of tears and sorrow
but, joy will come I promise
upon a new tomorrow!

Psalm 30:5

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fear’s Canvas ~

When night turns,
thoughts anxious
casting shadows
on fear’s canvas.

Turn to God,
to ease your mind
and His peace
you will find.

When night’s dread,
long fingers wrap
and your heart
it has in a trap.

Turn to God,
to release its grasp
and onto His calm
let your heart clasp.

When the night turns,
your thoughts anxious
cast them onto God . . .
and watch them vanish!

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1 Peter 5:7

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

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When You’re Down ~

It’s easy to be discouraged,
to be down and out
it’s not hard to wear a frown
or put on a pout.

It’s easy to be disheartened,
to be faint and weary
it’s not hard to cry out
through eyes that are teary.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed,
to be feeling forsaken
it’s not hard to lose focus
when your world is shaken.

It’s easy to be troubled,
to be worried and fearful
it’s not to hard to forget
to be joyous and cheerful.

But, we can find peace,
amidst all of our suffering
when to God we go . . .
for courage and comforting!

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Psalm 31:9

Have mercy upon me,
O Lord,
for I am in trouble:
mine eye is consumed
with grief, yea,
my soul and my belly.

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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Feelings Of Dread ~

 

When in the morning,
you awake . . .
and feelings of dread
you can’t shake.

Before your start,
to get depressed
ask God to help
with your unrest.

When in your mind,
thoughts toss and turn
and your stomach
begins to churn.

Before your cares,
start to overwhelm
remember Jesus
is at the helm.

When at night,
you go to sleep
pray your fears
the Lord to keep!

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Psalm 3:5-6

“I laid me down and slept;
I awaked;
for the Lord sustained me.

“I will not be afraid
of ten thousands of people,
that have set themselves
against me round about.”

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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is Always There ~

Everyone has anxiety,
all have fraying nerves
everyone is fidgety
when thrown, a life curve.

Everyone needs to hear,
someone will always care
all need to know Jesus . . .
their every burden, will bear.

Everyone is worried,
all are edgy and jittery
everyone has troubles
hardships and misery.

Everyone needs to be told,
about God’s saving grace
all need in their hearts
His peace to embrace.

Everyone is restless,
all have turmoil and strife
everyone is overwhelmed
by the sudden storms of life.

Everyone needs a Friend,
someone with whom to share
all need to know Jesus  . . .
is the One, who’s always there!

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Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart
weighs him down,
but a good word
makes him glad.

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying Focused On Jesus ~

Oh, do I have troubles,
boy, do I have cares
everyday on my nerves
they gnaw and wear.

But, I don’t let them,
eat away at me . . .
instead to my Father
I go on bended knee.

Oh, do I have worries,
boy, do I have woes
everyday on my peace
they want to impose.

But, I don’t let them,
take their toll on me . . .
instead I go to Jesus
and in His arms I flee.

Oh, do I have problems,
boy, do I have concerns
but, I just keep my focus . . .
on the day Jesus returns!

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2 Corinthians 4:17

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Call Out to God ~

Whenever your spirit,
is overwhelmed within
when you feel your troubles
you are drowning in.

Call out to God,
tell Him about your fear
then watch as to you
He draws close and near.

Whenever you feel,
you’re about to meltdown
when you feel hard pressed
by your cares all around.

Call out to God,
before you fall apart
He will come and release
His peace into your heart.

Whenever your mind,
is weighted down
by all those worries
you carry around.

Call out to God,
when you’re distressed
and with His presence
you will be blessed!

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Psalm 120.1

“In my distress
I cried
unto the Lord,
and he
heard me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, My Anxious Child ~

One day I asked the Lord,
what is it I should do . . .
how can I possibly give
all my cares to You?

He said to me My child,
it’s easy if you will . . .
believe I am the One
who can your troubles still.

I thought this over,
for a minute or two
but, I still needed Him
to tell me just how to.

So I asked Him again,
Lord, how can I release
the burdens I carry
so I can have Your peace?

He said to me My child,
true rest you will find
if you let Me guard
your heart and your mind.

I knew the Lord was right,
so I began to pray
and when I was done
here’s what He had to say . . .

Be not anxious My child,
but in every thing by prayer
give me your thanksgiving
and I’ll take from you your care!

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Philippians 4:6-7

” Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing
by prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving
let your requests
be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth
all understanding,
shall keep your
hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fearless ~

I once was bound,
knotted up with fear
but then Jesus came
and drew me near.

He took my thoughts,
filled them with hope
became the Anchor
at the end of my rope.

I once was chained,
coupled with dread
but then Jesus came
right into my head.

He took my mind,
filled it with peace
said unto Him
my fears to release.

I once was bound,
but, now I’m fearless
for, Jesus released in me
His calming stillness!

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Matthew 14:26-27

“And when the disciples
saw him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying,
It is a spirit; and they
cried out for fear.

But straightway Jesus
spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer;
it is I; be not afraid.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus To The Rescue ~

Lord, today I’m feeling,
a little off course
like a ship without . . .
a navigation source.

I feel like I’m drifting,
in a sea of doubt
and I need Your guidance
to find my way out.

Things are a little foggy,
my head is feeling light
and these waves of fear
I’ll need Your help to fight.

I feel I’ll soon get caught,
like a fish on a hook
for satan’s traps and snares
are everywhere I look.

Lord, today I’m feeling,
like a ship lost at sea
so I’m counting on You . . .
to come and rescue me!

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Psalm 107:28

“Then they cry unto the Lord
in their trouble, and he
bringeth them out
of their distresses.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Get a Grip on Fear ~

Whenever fear begins,
messing with my head
when it fills up my heart
with anxiety and dread.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
to still the storm inside
soon the waves of fear
calmly start to subside.

Whenever fear grips me,
squeezing my very soul
when with it I battle
to take back control.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
for that stillness exceeding
soon the trembling I feel
starts peacefully receding.

Whenever fear creeps in,
just as it starts to invade
it’s when I go to Jesus . . .
for He makes me not afraid!

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Luke 8:23-25

“But as they sailed he fell asleep:
and there came down a storm of wind
on the lake; and they were filled
with water, and were in jeopardy.

And they came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Master, master, we perish.
Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water:
and they ceased, and there was a calm.

And he said unto them,
Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered,
saying one to another,
What manner of man is this!
for he commandeth even the
winds and water, and they obey him.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Thrown To and Fro ~

Lord, what is this feeling,
churning inside of me
it feels as if inside . . .
I’m in a swirling sea.

I know You’re my Anchor,
but, I’m losing my grip
oh, please dear Lord . . .
do not ever let me slip.

Lord, why is my trust,
ebbing in and out . . .
why are these deep waters
causing me to doubt?

I know You’re my strength,
I know You’re my hope
but I feel as if . . .
onto You I blindly group.

Lord, why am I getting,
thrown to and fro . . .
it must be so Your stillness
I may come to know!

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Psalm 107:29

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Guarding Your Heart and Mind ~

Whatever has you sleepless,
whatever keeps you awake
whatever makes you feel
your heart’s about to break.

Give it all to Jesus,
in your thankful prayer
and He will lift you from
your grief and despair.

Whatever is your worry,
whatever may be your care
whatever is that burden
that you must daily bear.

Give them all to Jesus,
let Him have everything
then your soul will find
rest that is everlasting.

Whatever has you weary,
whatever causes you stress
whatever makes you feel
hopeless and depress.

Give it all to Jesus,
let Him guard your mind
then your heart He will still
and His peace you will find.

Whatever has you anxious,
take it to Jesus in prayer
then release all your fears
and leave them in His care!

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Philippians 4:6-7

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all
understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Trembling Mess ~

I use to be,
panic-stricken
I once was
fear driven.

But then Jesus,
said to me
don’t be afraid
by what you see.

I use to be,
a big worry wart
I once was
anxiety’s transport.

But then Jesus,
took my cares
said they were His
alone to bear.

I use to be,
a trembling mess
but then Jesus carried
away all my distress!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Give God Your Worries ~

give-god-your-worries-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Some people worry,
about anything
some get anxious
over everything.

Some wrestle daily,
with their troubles
some nightly fight
with their struggles.

But, those who wait,
on the Lord are still
the worries they have
their peace cannot steal.

They cast their anxiety,
onto Jesus each day
they don’t fret about
things coming their way.

Some people worry,
about anything
but, those who trust God
give Him their everything!

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Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Fear Factor ~

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Fear plugs the heart,
stops the flow of peace
it clogs up the calm
only God can release.

Fear hijacks the hope,
we need to be still
it robs the soul
of knowing God’s will.

Fear rips the faith,
right out from under us
it cripples the mind
of its eternal sureness.

Fear disables the joy,
of our salvation
it shuts down the bliss
of our future elation.

Fear stifles the peace,
of a mind that’s sound
it zaps the power
that in God we found!

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Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Gripped With Fear ~

gripped-with-fear-chrisian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Gripped with fear,
worry and doubt
can’t shut anxiety
in your mind out?

Then you need God,
to release His power
so your every fear
you can overpower.

Seized by nerves,
enveloped in troubles
clinging to your fears
with white knuckles?

Then you need to let go,
of all of your cares
and give to Jesus
your burdens to bear.

If you want to shake,
fears tightening grip
seek God and from it . . .
you will easily slip!

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Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Threshold of Fear ~

the-threshold-of-fear-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Today I felt fear,
slither across my threshold
I knew right away
it wanted to take a foothold.

It pounded on my heart,
thumped upon my soul
it clamored for my mind
so it could take control.

I felt its anxiety,
I sensed its panicking
I could clearly hear
its hissing babbling.

So, I took it by the neck,
and gave it a shake
for I knew it was satan
that old, slimy snake.

Today I felt fear,
slither across my threshold
so I met it with God’s power
and from it, got the foothold!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Naught ~

fear-naught-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Throughout the Bible,
we’re told not to fear
nor to be dismayed
for God is always near.

We’re told not to be,
fearful or discouraged
that in the Lord Himself
to always be encouraged.

We’re told not to worry,
God will not fail us
no matter what man does
in Him to always trust.

We’re told not to tremble,
nor to be faint-hearted
we’re told He will finish
whatever He has started

We’re told to our prayers,
God will bend His ear
that we needn’t doubt
our pleas He won’t hear.

We’re told perfect love,
casts out every fear . . .
that God will not forsake
but to Him, keep us near!

~~~~~~~~~

Deuteronomy 31:6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is
that doth go with thee; he will
not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Cares Unbound ~

Cares Unbound ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some people carry,
the world’s weight
for on their shoulder
their troubles grate.

Some people worry,
about everything
for on their minds
fear twists and wrings.

Some people stress,
over everyday life
for on their hearts
grinds daily strife.

Some people suffer,
from depression
for on their souls
is guilt’s impression.

Some people carry,
their burdens around
but if  they’d turn to Jesus
their cares, He’d unbound!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Tunneling Through ~

Tunneling Through ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When up to your ears,
with problems and fear
before they swallow you up
ask God to draw you near.

Ask Him to give you,
the courage you need
so from fear’s sinkhole
you can be freed.

When life gets too hard,
to make your way though
before you start to panic
ask God what you should do.

He’ll give you the strength,
to burrow your way out
and keep you from getting
buried in fear and doubt.

When worry buries you,
up to your ears . . .
let Jesus help you tunnel
through all your fears!

~~~~~~~

Hebrews 13:6

“So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what
man shall do unto me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Hold On ~

Ship Wrecked ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I once was like a ship,
you could call me a wreck
when storms came my way
I’d hit hard on the deck.

I could not ride out,
the worries they brought
fear and apprehension
left me anxious and fraught.

Under the harsh conditions,
I would fold under the pressure
so severe were my nerves
no turbulence could I weather.

But, now I don’t sweat,
the turmoil life brings
for I’ve learned to trust Jesus
in and for all things.

I once was a wreck,
just like a sinking ship . . .
but now I hold onto my faith
so overboard I won’t flip!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 1:19

“Holding faith, and a good conscience;
which some having put away concerning
 faith have made shipwreck:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Are You Drifting ~

Are You Drifting ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Are you drifting,
in a sea of uncertainty
have you given up . . .
on your eternal destiny?

Are you windblown,
shaped by circumstance
drifting in the whirlwind
of luck and happenstance?

Are you drifting,
into a sea of self-destruction
are you being swept away
by sin and corruption?

Are you in a fog,
in the haze of dismay
have you from God . . .
slowly drifted away?

Are you drifting,
in the sea of soulful regret
have you forgotten . . .
Jesus is your safety net?

~~~~~~~

Hebrews 2:1

“Therefore we ought to give
the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should
let them slip.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Trusting Jesus ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Whenever you are afraid,
when you feel the burn of fear
put your trust in Jesus . . .
and let Him draw you near.

Whenever you are frighten,
when your heart skips a beat
put your trust in Jesus . . .
lay your anxiety at His feet.

Whenever you are nervous,
when you feel panic’s alarm
put your trust in Jesus . . .
and  find rest in His arms.

Whenever you are worried,
when you feel the jolt of fright
put your trust in Jesus . . .
and soak in, His healing light.

Whenever you are afraid,
worried, nervous or frighten
put you trust in Jesus . . .
and your fears, He will lighten!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 56:3

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Make Fear Disappear ~

Make Fear Disappear ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Life is full of apprehension,
worry, dread and fear . . .
and I know of only one way
to make them disappear.

So, whenever I’m fearful,
it’s Jesus I focus on
until my trepidation
is all but spent and gone.

For, He gives me strength,
to overcome my anxiety
whenever I give to Him
in my life first priority.

Whenever nervousness,
takes a grip on me
it’s Jesus  I focus on
until, it’s His light I see.

For, He brings clarity,
in the midst of my doubt
His light floods the dread
from my mind right out.

Life is full of apprehension,
worry, dread and fear
but, focusing in on Jesus
will make them disappear!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 27:1

” The Lord is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Do Not Worry ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Do Not Worry - IBible Verse

Do not worry,
it’s easy for us to say
but for the most part . . .
it’s not the chosen way.

For, we worry over things,
we cannot control
over the ones we can . . .
worry, still takes its toll.

Do not worry,
if we do, we don’t trust
that God is truly able . . .
to take care of us.

For, when we worry,
it only makes us doubt
the things impossible . . .
God can even work out.

Do not worry,
do not be dismayed
give God your weakness . . .
for His strength today!

~~~~~~~

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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Anxiety Free ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deboraann ~ cast-all-your-anxiety IBible Verses

So often, we succumb,
to our dread and fear
forgetting the promise
God is always near.

We often start to think,
God must be mad at us
forgetting the reason
why Jesus, we even trust.

So often we let worry,
take control of our mind
forgetting God’s peace
is ours to seek and find.

We often feel the panic,
before it even sets in
forgetting when we doubt
is just, letting Satan win.

So often, we succumb,
to worry, doubt and fear
but if we remember to pray . . .
our anxiety ~ will disappear!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Worries Debut ~

Worries Debut ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When worry makes,
its debut . . .
don’t let fear
take a hold of you.

Thrust it out,
as far as it can go
so in your mind
it won’t start to grow.

Then let God,
take it from there
it’s His worry
now to bear.

He’ll come though,
just as planned
so leave your cares
in His mighty hand.

God doesn’t want,
for you to stew . . .
when worry makes
its debut!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 41:13

“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand,
saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled Waters ~

Cross Pathway by Kevin Carden free photo #19122

I’ve been through troubled waters,
in the turbulence of my mind
I’ve been tossed and shaken
by violent winds of every kind.

I’ve been blown from here to there,
in this whirlwind called life . . .
I’ve been in the many storms
that have only caused me strife.

I’ve been through tumultuous times,
they were long as they were hard
I’ve been through mind twisters
that should have left me scarred.

I’ve been in deep dark waters,
with no sure way to get out
I’ve been in Satan’s cesspool
filled with fear and doubt.

I’ve been through troubled waters,
of every type and every kind . . .
but, Jesus has been the bridge
guarding my heart and mind!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,

shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Worry Free ~

Worry Free ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I want to be all,
God wants me to be
I want to have peace
flowing inside of me.

I want to be humble,
be rid of my pride
I want a still place
for my heart to abide.

I want to be trusting,
confident and sure
I want my faith to be
fear and doubt’s cure.

I want to be thankful,
in all of these things
I want to be grateful
for what life brings.

I want to be content,
have confidence
I want to rejoice
in God’s providence.

I want to be all,
God wants me to be
I want to be anxious
and worry free!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6-7
King James Version

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication
with thanksgiving

let your requests
be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Hold On To The Truth ~

Guide Me in Truth used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Jesus didn’t say to go out in fear,
or to fret throughout our day
He didn’t say to sit and worry
or to follow the anxious way.

He didn’t say to lay our treasures,
in what this world has to offer
He didn’t say to hide our riches
or save them in a banker’s coffer.

He didn’t say He wouldn’t be there,
or that we would be all alone
He didn’t say He didn’t care
or that we’d be left on our own.

He didn’t say to seek after lust,
or to have eyes like the greedy
He didn’t say we would lack
be deprived, or poor, or needy.

But, Satan loves to turn,
Jesus’ words all around . . .
we must hold on to the truth
not the lies he uses to confound!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

John 8:44
King James Version

When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar, and the father of it.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Soaking Up God’s Peace ~

praise-on-green-hills frre photo

Sometimes ~ I just want to stand,
on top of the highest hill
raise my hands to the Lord
tell Him how I really feel.

I want to shout out my love,
hear His echo back at me
I want to close my eyes tight
until His glory is all I see.

Sometimes ~ I want to be alone,
on the tallest mountain top
sing my praise to the Lord
never wishing for them to stop.

I want to cry my eyes out,
have Him wipe away my tears
I want to give Him any doubt
so He can take away my fears.

Sometimes ~ I just want to stand,
and soak up all His peace . . .
I want to raise my hands upward
until I feel His sweet release!

~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:6-7
King James Version

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

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Above the Roar ~

storm-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, help me navigate,
this raging, angry sea
help me to hear above the roar
the directions You have for me.

Provide for me a safe harbor,
a lifeline I can cling to
till these waves of fear
I am able to steer through.

Let Your Word be my beacon,
so I’ll not get lost in the dark
help me to see past this storm
let Your cross be my landmark.

Though the winds rage all about,
don’t let me be blown away
be the anchor of my soul
till I reach hope’s gateway.

Lord, as the fog surrounds me,
be the horn of my salvation
let Your mercy and grace
help me with the navigation!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 43:2
King James Version

“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee; and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Released ~

Casting your Anxiety by Doorpost Verses used with permission

Whenever I’m anxious,
and life has me by the hem
I loosen up and I let go . . .
casting everything onto Him.

I simply sit back,
and let myself unwind
I relax in the knowledge
He’ll give me peace of mind.

Whenever I’m restless,
tense from my concerns
I call upon the Lord
till my stress He overturns.

I take a deep breath in,
then I let it all out
and before you know it
He takes away my doubt.

Whenever I’m troubled,
by my worries and cares
I take them to the Lord
in my thoughts and prayers.

I shut my eyes slowly,
and give to Him my ears
as I listen to His spirit
I’m released from my fears!

~~~~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Still and Know ~

Be Still used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook 2

Stop what you’re doing,
I want you to be awed
be still and know
that I am your God.

Quit trying,
let Me take care of you
quit stumbling
I know just what to do.

Quick fretting,
let Me work this out
quit worrying
give Me all that doubt.

Quit panicking,
I have your front and back
quit struggling
I know what you lack.

Quit fussing,
your future is in My hand
quit complaining
your days I have planned.

Quit resisting,
you can’t do this on your own
quit defying
let My way to you be shown.

Be still . . .
and know that I am God
stop what you’re doing
and in Me ~ you’ll be awed.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:10
King James Version

” Be still, and know that I am God”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!


Fear Is Your Enemy ~

 

Fear Is Your Enemy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Fear leaves you in the dark,
like a room without light
it will rob you of your peace
like a thief in the night.

Fear will strike you down,
like a thunderbolt
it will fill you with dread
like a lightning clapping volt.

Fear takes away your freedom,
just like a jailer’s key
it’ll scare and frighten you
like the anger of the sea.

Fear steals your joy,
like a runner at first base
it will cause you to go awry
like an astronaut lost in space.

Fear is your spirit’s enemy,
it will make your faith weak
but God will cast it out of you
when perfect love you seek!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 4:18
King James Version

” There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth

is not made perfect in love.

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Casting Your Cares ~

Cast all your cares upon Jesus,
give to Him all of your fears
let the love of your Savior
dry the river of your tears.

Shed those anxious thoughts,
the fretfulness in your mind
and the serenity of God
you will come to know and find.

Release all of your worries,
every concern trapped inside
give them over to Jesus
and in His peace you’ll abide.

Free yourself from the stress,
do not let fear be your slave
let go and let God comfort you
and from your dread He will save.

Cast all your care upon Jesus
for He cares for you . . .
give Him your heavy burdens
and your every fear too!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7
King James Version

“Casting all your care upon Him,
for He cares for you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Thunderbolt of Fear ~

The thunderbolt of fear,
frightens and horrifies
until panic sets in
and the soul it terrifies.

It moves ever quickly,
through our worried minds
then it settles in
when our weakness it finds.

Fears jolting boom,
is felt deep in the heart
then the resounding dread
in our soul beings to start.

It freezes and it seizes,
our feet to the floor
as soon as we hear
it’s rumbling, cracking roar.

But fear can be conquered,
when at first you hear it’s clap
if you take your worries . . .
and lay them in God’s lap!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 56:3
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Not ~

Fear Not ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Fear not My child,
for I am always with you
do not be afraid
for My strength will ensue.

Fear not My child,
for I am your God and Savior
do not be alarmed
for you shall have My favor.

Fear not My child,
for I will not forsake thee
do not be troubled
for I am able to calm the sea

Fear not My child,
for I hold you in My right hand
do not be frightened
for in My grace you will stand.

Fear not My child,
for My goodness never fails
do not be anxious
for My mercy never pales!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 27:1
King James Version

The Lord  is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord  is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

by Deborah Ann Belka
Copyright 2011


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