Tag Archives: Challenges & Obstacles

The Path Toward Peace ~

The path toward peace,
is one paved in pain
with plenty of loss
for our spiritual gain.

On it there is suffering,
sorrow and persecution
but, in Jesus we all have
hope and restitution.

The path toward heaven,
is full of ups and downs
plenty of highs and lows
we have to get around.

On it there are setbacks,
barricades and barriers
but, they only make us
for Jesus, stronger warriors.

The path toward joy,
is one we can truly trust
for Jesus our Savior . . .
has gone on it before us!

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1 Peter 4:13

“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are
partakers of Christ’s sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be
revealed, ye may be glad
also with exceeding joy.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Committing To The Narrow Way ~

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Having a hard time,
staying on the narrow way
too many obstacles
to get over each day?

Too many trials,
testings and tribulations
keeping you from striving
to your eternal destination?

Feeling you’ll never get,
through the narrow gate
too many challenges keeping
you from going straight?

Too many worries,
troubles and cares
too many burdens
for you to have to bear?

Well don’t get discourage,
to the narrow way commit
and be happy that you  . . .
were even able to find it!

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Matthew 7:14

“Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


No Wonder ~

No Wonder ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Life is full of storms,
valleys plenty deep
no wonder we need . . .
a Good Shepherd’s keep.

With so much uncertainty,
every day that we face
no wonder we need . . .
a sufficient supply of grace.

Our fears can be numerous,
our worries limitless
no wonder we need . . .
God’s mercy, measureless.

With various challenges,
we daily go through
no wonder we need . . .
God’s strength, each day anew.

So often we’re discouraged,
lost in all the confusion
no wonder we need . . .
the Holy Spirit’s infusion.

Life is full of storms,
winds so unexpected
no wonder we need to keep . . .
our eyes, heavenly directed!

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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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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