Tag Archives: Anxiety& Dread

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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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!

~~~~~~~~

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


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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
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!

~~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


May You Be At Peace ~

May you be at peace,
all times, in every way
may you take heart knowing
God sends new mercies each day.

May you be anxious for naught,
nor about one single thing
may you feel the calming
only a Savior can bring.

May your mind be fixed,
on a God worth trusting
may you find your tranquility
in things everlasting.

May you lie down and sleep,
with dreams of green pastures
may you find peace
as your heart Jesus captures!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.

Numbers 6:26

“The Lord lift up his
countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


His Sufficient Grace ~

When I’m weak,
and oh so weary
when the road ahead
is long and dreary.

To my Lord,
I cry for more grace
so what’s before me
I can bravely face.

When I’m anxious,
feeling low and down
when my world
comes crashing down.

To my Lord,
I cry for more power
to take me through
every troubled hour.

When I’m tested,
to my very limit
when afflicted
in soul and spirit.

To my Lord,
for my grace I cry . . .
for, He has all I need
to help me get by!

~~~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Hopefully, Joyful ~

Lord, once again
You proved to be faithful
and once again to You
I am truly grateful.

For, You have taught me,
how to cast my cares
onto You with my pleas
and my thankful prayers.

Lord, once again,
You proved to be trusting
and to my aide today
You faithfully came rushing.

You assured me,
for me You’d be here
to ease all my anxiety
and alleviate my fear.

Lord, once again,
You proved to be loyal
tis why today . . .
I’m hopefully, joyful!

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Romans 12:12

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
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


God’s Love is Perfect ~

God's Love is Perfect ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo CreationSwap

Perfect love removes,
every doubt and fear
it wants all our concerns
so to God we’ll stay near.

Perfect love erases,
worries harmful effects
for, our hearts it always
shelters and protects.

Perfect love takes away,
needless fret and unrest
it wants our anxiety
so with it we’ll be blessed.

Perfect love eliminates,
pride, lust and greed
for, love that is perfect . . .
fulfills our every need.

Perfect love removes,
every qualm and misgiving
for, God’s perfect love  . . .
is merciful and forgiving!

~~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Taking It To Jesus ~

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Whenever I’m unhappy,
feeling down and out
I take my thoughts to Jesus
talk to Him about my doubt.

I tell Him the way is hard,
things haven’t been so easy
my heart’s frequently broken
my stomach is often queasy.

I let Him know of my cares,
the worries on my mind
how I seem to bump into . . .
difficulties of every kind.

But, then He reminds me,
He came to give me peace
though it does not mean
my troubles will ever cease.

As I turn over in my mind,
my worries and my cares
they just seem to vanish . . .
the more with Jesus I share!

~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 3:16
King James Version

“Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


When Life Hurts ~

When Life Hurts ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When life hurts,
and you ache inside
ask God for His peace
til the pain subsides.

For, He understands,
the heart that cries
and will empathize
with your fervent sighs.

When you tell God about,
your dread and  fears
He will send His joy
to wipe away your tears.

For, your every prayer,
goes right into His ear
there is not one
He isn’t willing to hear.

When life hurts,
give Jesus your pain
then pray for His peace
in your heart to come reign!

~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 5:2

King James Version

“Hearken unto
the voice of my cry,

my King, and my God:
for unto thee will I pray.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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