Tag Archives: CHRISTian Poems

God, My Trust

God, my Trust,
my Assurance, my Certainty,
You bring into my life
understanding and clarity.

For Your Word is precise,
detailed and clear . . .
how to obtain eternal
joy, bliss and cheer.

God, my Trust,
my Reliance, my Confidence,
in You I have found
a faithful dependence.

For nothing is impossible,
with You all is achievable
through Your mighty power
all things are conceivable.

God, my Trust,
my Salvation, my Sureness
Your mercy for me . . .
is out of Your Goodness!

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Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted
in thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice
in thy salvation.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Brighter Horizon ~

A brighter horizon,
is just up ahead . . .
one without turmoil
but with peace instead.

One that has views,
heavenly ~ blissful
one that awaits
all who are faithful.

A brighter landscape,
is just around the bend
one where all evil
will come to an end.

One so divine,
abundantly beautiful
one where tranquility
will be bountiful.

A brighter horizon,
a future, hopeful outlook
I envision every time . . .
I read the Good Book!

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1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart
of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


~ Be Thou Faithful ~

Be thou faithful,
be ever patient
God is working
for your benefit.

For your times,
are in His hands
so be still and wait
till you know His plans.

Be thou hopeful,
be also trusting
God is working
in you something.

For your life,
is in His hold
so be at peace
as you He molds.

Be thou faithful,
be trustworthy too
while God is doing . . .
something new in you!

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Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Is My Truth ~

This is what it’s about,
this is faith, not doubt
this is believing . . .
without really seeing.

This is the one thing,
that hope can bring
knowing that eternity
isn’t some absurdity.

This is what I believe,
this is what I receive
God’s the only true One
and Jesus is His Son.

This is real salvation,
the legit foundation
this is to have trust . . .
only Jesus can save us.

This is my truth,
this is my reality
this is my belief
in totality!

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John 17:3

And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What’s Wrong With People ~

Lord, what’s wrong with people,
wishing other’s dead . . .
who’s controlling the thoughts
going on in their head?

Why are they so full of hate,
disdain and antipathy
who’s is causing them to have
this bold lack of empathy?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
who have no compassion
who’s hardened their hearts
in this brazen fashion?

Why are they so unsympathetic,
hardhearted and unfeeling
who’s has a hold of their minds
that make them so uncaring?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
with nothing good to say . . . .
who’s keep them from finding
the Life, Truth and Way?

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Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil:
pride, and arrogancy, and the evil
way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should
shine unto them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Sees Our Tears ~

God sees our tears,
He watches them drip
He sees through them . . .
how onto hope we grip.

He knows our pain,
He understands the cause
He knows why we beg Him
to give our anguish a pause.

God sees our tears,
He notices each one fall
He sees them tumble . . .
as we weep, sob and bawl.

He knows our grief,
He empathizes with our sorrow
He knows why we pray . . .
for joy to dawn with tomorrow.

God sees our tears,
the tragic and bittersweet
for they gather together . . .
in puddles at His feet!

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Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and give ear unto my cry;
hold not thy peace
at my tears:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All Lives Count To God~

To God,
all of our lives count . . .
He doesn’t care about
the arguments we mount.

For He knows we are,
all embedded with sin
it doesn’t matter to Him
the color of our skin.

To God,
all lives are relevant
no matter who we are
He holds no prejudice.

For He knows we are,
all created equally . . .
what matters most to Him
is treating others decently.

To God,
all lives are viable
everyone matters . . .
to Him all are valuable!

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Romans 5:8

But God commendeth
his love toward us,
in that, while we were
yet sinners,
Christ died for us.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Return ~

Everywhere I look,
everywhere I turn . . .
Lord, I see the need
for so many to return.

Return from wandering,
from going astray
return back to . . .
the Life, Truth and Way.

Everywhere I step,
everywhere I go
Lord, I notice those
just going with the flow.

Flowing with the world,
conforming to its ways
following that wide path
leading from You away.

Lord, everywhere I look,
everything I see . . .
shows me all the hearts
needing to return to Thee!

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Jeremiah 24:7

And I will give them an heart
to know me, that I am the Lord:
and they shall be my people,
and I will be their God:
for they shall return unto
me with their whole heart.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Living By Faith ~

Living by faith,
and not by sight
can give some us
an awful fright.

But Jesus said,
for us not to be afraid
nor by what we can’t see
to ever be dismayed.

Living by faith,
and not what is seen
is sometimes hard
for us to glean.

But Jesus knew,
what we would face
so He gave to us
strength for the race.

Living by faith,
and not what is observed
is the only way to keep . . .
our assurance preserved!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance
of things hoped for,
the conviction of things
not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Good Work ~

A good work,
in you God has began
to help you get rid
of that old sinful man.

He promised to give,
His Spirit to you
so He could guide
and lead you how to.

A good work,
God will perform
so to His likeness
you can conform.

It will take time,
to reach perfection
until He sees in you
His own reflection.

A good work,
in you God will finish
if you will let Him . . .
go about His business!

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Philippians 1.6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Father ~

God, my Father,
my Lord, my Savior
thank You for Your mercy
forever grace and favor.

For though I was a sinner,
You still loved me . . .
now by faith I believe
in things I cannot see.

God, my King,
my Prince, my Redeemer
Your blood became
my transgression cleaner.

For my sins You forgave,
so that I may receive
eternal salvation
now that in You I believe.

God, my Father,
my Savior, my Christ
I am eternally grateful
for Your sacrifice!

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John 8:29

And he that sent me is with me:
the Father hath not left me alone;
for I do always those things
that please him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Don’t Be Discouraged ~

Don’t be discouraged,
though things are depressing
rather into Jesus . . .
keep deeper pressing.

For in the midst of chaos,
of upheaval and unrest
Jesus is the only one . . .
who can bring you rest.

Don’t be dragged down,
by what you are seeing
rather in God trust . . .
with all of your being.

For in the midst of anarchy,
God is still in control . . .
so let this truth your heart
soothe and console.

Don’t be discouraged,
neither be you dismayed . . .
for one day Jesus will return
so be strong and not afraid!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Taking It Easy and Slow ~

Today I am resting,
taking it easy and slow
for tomorrow . . .
may deal me a big blow.

So today I’ll relax,
decompress and unwind
for tomorrow . .
may be to me unkind.

Today I am recuperating,
from the wear and tear
for tomorrow . . .
may arrive like a bear.

So today I’m renewing,
both my heart and mind
for tomorrow . . .
could put me in a bind.

Today I am resting,
taking it slow and steady
so that tomorrow . . .
for anything I’ll be ready!

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Matthew 6:34

Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spiritual Eyes ~

When you are given,
spiritual eyes . . .
you will keep them
on the prize.

For eyes focused,
on what isn’t clear
are eyes that know
Jesus’ return is near.

When you are given,
eyes that believe
true understanding
they will receive.

For eyes devoted,
to the Life and Way
are eyes to the Truth
always willing to stay.

When you have eyes,
spiritually discerning
to the world ways . . .
they’ll not be conforming!

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Psalm 119:37

Turn away mine eyes
from beholding vanity;
and quicken thou me
in thy way.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Blessed Beyond Measure ~

I am blessed,
beyond measure
for God’s counsel
I do treasure.

I shun the world,
tolerate not its way
my heart it cannot
persuade or sway.

I keep no company,
with the ungodly
their sinfulness
I do not embody.

I delight in the truth,
I study and read
I trust God for every
single thing I need.

I am blessed,
beyond measurement
for I do not embrace . . .
the world’s temperament!

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Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walks
not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the way of sinners…

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Heart ~

God, my Heart,
my Life, my Soul
You have made me
complete and whole.

For You’ve given me,
a heart of flesh . . .
so my spirit with Yours
could interlock and mesh.

God, my Mind,
my Thought, my Conscience
Your Word has shown me
sin and its consequence.

For it’s active and piercing,
discerning and living
trains and equips me
to keep on daily striving.

God, my Heart,
I’m so glad You I found
for my mind is at peace . . .
knowing I’m heaven bound!

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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

Romans 8.5-6

For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Evil One~

The evil one,
the world holds . . .
under his power
man’s heart folds.

His evil ways,
they daily obey
his wickedness
they nightly display.

The evil one,
the world’s fools
the human race
is his wicked tools.

He uses men,
to fight his fight
of making good
an evil sight.

The evil one,
the world holds . . .
hearts stony
he easily molds!

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1 John 5:19

And we know that we are of God,
and the whole world
lieth in wickedness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Till He Comes For Me ~

Till for me He comes,
alone, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here next to me.

I will wait for Him,
without dread or fear
for my Lord and Savior
is always close and near.

Till for me He comes,
afraid, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here inside of me.

He will keep me safe,
as He makes His way
His peace I will claim
right up until that joyful day.

Till for me He comes,
fainthearted, I will not be
for His Spirit is always . . .
power and strength to me!

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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.”

Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Humble Me Lord ~

Humble me Lord,
into submission
help me to make
a heartfelt transition.

Teach me all about,
true obedience
so I may give to You
my full allegiance.

Humble me Lord,
no matter the pain
break me free from
sin’s cursing chain.

Show me how to live,
a life lowly and meek
give me the strength
to turn the other cheek.

Humble me Lord,
until I’m fully submitted
so I may tender to You . . .
a heart that is committed!

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Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is the Lord:
therefore will he teach
sinners in the way.

The meek will he guide in judgment:
and the meek will he teach his way.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Bad News Comes ~

When bad news,
I am given
to my knees
I am driven.

I pray to God,
for a heart firm
til the report
runs its term.

Whenever I hear,
things disturbing
I pray to God
to remain trusting.

I pray my faith,
will stay sturdy
so I won’t be
flanked by worry.

When bad news,
I hear and receive . . .
fearful I’m not
for in God I believe!

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Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Wisdom ~

God, my Wisdom,
my Thought, my Insight
Your Word to me
is like a floodlight.

For it illuminates,
the darkness of the day
shedding the Light of Hope
upon the narrow way.

God, my Wisdom,
my Rational, My Clarity
Your Spirit guides me
to live a life of purity.

For He gives discernment,
truth and understanding
leading me on the road
to life that is everlasting.

God, My Wisdom,
my Intellect, my Intel
You give me the data
on which I need to dwell!

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Isaiah 11:2

And the spirit of the Lord
shall rest upon him,
the spirit of wisdom
and understanding,
the spirit of counsel and might,
the spirit of knowledge
and of the fear of the Lord;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Tangible Power ~

There is tangible power,
behind every prayer . . .
when to God our requests
we continually share.

There is genuine hope,
praying unceasingly
when to God we take
our prayers repeatedly.

There is eternal joy,
for others when we pray
when to God we entreat
for their souls everyday.

There is concrete faith,
praying and agreeing
when to God we remain
trusting and believing.

There is effective power,
in our daily supplicating
when to God our prayers
we keep on duplicating!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Satan The Deceiver ~

Satan the deceiver,
the blinder of eyes
stealer of souls . . .
the spewer of lies.

The nemesis of evil,
a curse to all things good
dictator of wickedness
the ruler of falsehood.

The adversary of God,
a enemy of His people
the culprit of chaos
the master of upheaval.

The prince of darkness,
heart and mind corrupter
a legion of demons
immorality’s instructor.

Satan the deceiver,
the downfall of man
one day this world . . .
by him won’t be ran!

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2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the ligh
t of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spirit of Promise ~

Spirit of promise,
salvation’s sealer
heart and soul
curer and healer.

Spirit of Power,
strength dispenser
prayer partner
faith defender.

Spirit of Wisdom,
God’s advocator
provider of hope
peace demonstrator.

Spirit of Fullness,
life reformer
redemption holder
truth enforcer.

Holy Spirit of Promise,
our soul’s in-dweller
Jesus’ one and only
true collaborator!

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Ephesians 1:13-14

In whom ye also trusted,
after that ye heard
the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation:
in whom also after
that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that
holy Spirit of promise,

Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession,
unto the praise of his glory.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Purpose Under The Son ~

Summer is but over,
shorter days are ahead
warm breezes will turn
to blistery ones instead.

Its fragrance has faded,
along with its sweet bloom
bright and sunny days
will soon be winter’s gloom.

But in the trees I can see,
Autumn leaves awaken . . .
as from their summer perch
they are rustled and shaken.

As they fall to the ground,
in heaps of gold and crimson
I’m reminded what in my Bible
about the seasons are written.

For under God’s heaven,
there’s a time for everything
whether it is the Fall of life
or the youthful time of Spring.

Each season God has a reason
a purpose under the sun
and eternity awaits for those
who find salvation in His Son!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-22

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Creator ~

God, my Creator,
my Former, my Author
I am so thankful
to be Your Daughter.

For You knew of me,
while in my mother’s womb
You gave me a heart eager
to meet Jesus my Groom.

God, my Designer,
my Maker, My Shaper
You knew I was only
a mere, passing vapor.

Yet You cherish me,
so much that You know
the number of hairs
on my head that grow.

God my Creator,
my Originator, my Conceiver
before I was born . . .
You knew I’d be a believer!

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Psalm 139:13-14

For thou hast
possessed my reins:
thou hast covered me
in my mother’s womb.

I will praise thee;
for I am fearfully
and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works;
and that my soul knoweth
right well.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Minded People ~

Saintly people,
right on earth here
waiting for Jesus . . .
to again appear.

Human bodies,
echoing God’s love
biding our time . . .
til we’re with Him above.

Earthly beings,
living in unity
awaiting to spend . . .
with Jesus eternity.

Foreigners and aliens,
born again anew
ready for Jesus . . .
to make all things new.

Heavenly minded people,
a body of one
reflecting the Life, the Truth
the Way of the Son!

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John 17:21

That they all may be one;
as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us: that the
world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Waiting Room ~

In God’s waiting room,
I sometimes have to stay
it where He teaches me
the whys for His delay.

He wants me to know,
waiting has its due season
and soon I will gather
the answers to His reason.

He uses this waiting time,
for me to focus on His face
so that I can experience . . .
the full measure of His grace.

He wants me to learn,
how to depend on Him
why my pride and conceit
He has to pare and trim.

In God’s waiting room,
I’ve learned all about delay . . .
it’s where He taught me to trust Him
for my tomorrows and today!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage, and he

shall strengthen thine heart:
wait, I say, on

the Lord.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


A Walk Worthy Of My Talk ~

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it resonate You . . .
in all I say and do.

May it be suitable,
to You applaudable
may it be observed
as a walk reserved.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it bring to You . . .
the glory You are due.

May it be regarded,
as a walk discarded
of a list of regulations
for one of regeneration.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may there be unity . . .
in their pursuit of purity!

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Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord,
beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give Me a Sense of Humor ~

Lord, give me a sense of humor,
a spirit that is light . . .
so when I feel the dreariest
my heart can sparkle bright.

Let me learn to giggle,
when something tickles me
like my baby grandson
as I bounce him on my knee.

Let me learn to chuckle,
like I did as a little girl
even when life’s tangles
pull at my thinning curls.

Let me learn to laugh aloud,
even if only to myself . . .
like when a child is playing
with no one but them self.

Let me learn to smile,
when I prefer to wear a frown
like a toddler thick in mischief
and thinks no one is around!

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Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Purity ~

God, my Purity,
my Moral Compass
following Your ways
brings true holiness.

For Your directions,
make it all so clear
how the wide way
I need to greatly fear.

God, my Wholeness,
my Decency, my Dignity
Your Word shows me how
to live a life of Integrity.

For every Scripture,
is full of Your Goodness
on how to be clothed
in Your righteousness.

God, my Purity,
my Sanctity, my Morality
Your Word brings . . .
Virtuousness into clarity!

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Matthew 5:8

Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see our God;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Like Honey ~

I hear all kinds of evil,
things spoken and said
but, I don’t let them . . .
into my heart or head.

Instead I read my Bible,
daily the Word I study
for the grace of Jesus
to me is just like honey.

Its sweetness is pure,
it comforts and soothes
closer to God my soul
it motivates and moves.

I hear all sorts of words,
that are meant to offend
but, my faith in Jesus
I will always defend.

For, like a bee to a hive,
to Him I am drawn . . .
His words of hope and peace
I’d much rather dwell upon!

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Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words
are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul
and health to the body.

Psalm 119:165

Great peace have they which
love thy law: and nothing
shall offend them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Me Humble Lord~

Humble me Lord,
into submission
prepare my heart
for the transition.

Take away the pride,
still inside of me
so more like You
I can meekly be.

Humble me Lord,
remove my smug ego
so my self-assurance
I can at last forgo.

Teach me to have,
modest obedience
so I can pledge to you
my full allegiance.

Keep me humble Lord,
so I may bring You honor
keep my spirit meek . . .
so my pride I can conquer!

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Proverbs 29.23

A man’s pride
shall bring him low:
but honour shall uphold
the humble in spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Repentant Tears ~

Repentant tears,
begin to fall . . .
as soon as one
hears the call.

From the Spirit,
of the Holy One
who gave His life
for everyone.

Down somewhere,
in the heart deep
a soul can’t help
but to sob and weep.

For once it encounters,
Jesus’ love and grace
tears flow thankfully
down it’s grateful face.

Repentant tears,
never stop falling
for they always hear
repentance calling!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

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A New Life In Christ~

A new life in Christ,
works needed no more
now grace and love
opens heaven’s door.

For all things old,
no longer acceptable
once Jesus became . . .
our sin’s receptacle.

A new life in Christ,
death to the law
no longer under
it’s working claw.

For Jesus died,
to set us all free
so under bondage
we’d no longer be.

A new life if Christ,
a matter of the heart
a gift to each of us . . .
only God can impart!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

Romans 10:10

For with the heart man believeth
unto righteousness;
and with the mouth confession
is made unto salvation.

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God, My Patience ~

God, my Patience,
my Stamina, My Fortitude
my heart for You . . .
is filled with deep gratitude.

For Your mercy gives me,
the willpower to run
each day the faithful race
so that it can be won.

God, My Endurance,
my Strength, my Tenacity
Your power gives me
resilience and vitality.

For You bring into my life,
the faith to trust in You
regardless of the situations
You may have me go through.

God, my Patience,
my Calm, my Perseverance
may You find me faithful . . .
upon Your reappearance!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:25

But if we hope
for that we see not,
then do we with patience
wait for it.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience,
that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive
the promise.

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Totally Surrendered ~

Totally surrendered,
God wants it all
all that you have
nothing is too small.

You need to give Him,
all of your heart
He wants the whole of it
not just a tiny part.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to see
how much you want
like Jesus to be.

You need to submit,
to His perfect will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to know
how much you want
in Him to grow.

You have to let go,
of your selfish desires
you must be ready
for all He requires.

Totally surrendered,
God wants all of you
but you must want . . .
all of Him too!

~~~~~~~

Romans 12:1

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service.”

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Unto God ~

Unto God,
we’re set apart
each of us
to do our part.

Some be a sower,
others to water
some are reapers . . .
and harvest spotters.

Unto God,
we are to gather
sheep for His fold
wherever scattered.

Some to go out,
some to stay home
but all looking to return
those on the roam.

Unto God,
we’re set apart
so in the harvest
we can all take part!

~~~~

Psalm 4:3

But know that the Lord hath
set apart him that is godly
for himself:

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Spiritual Temperature ~

We all need to take,
our spiritual temperature
we all need to see . . .
daily how it registers.

For the sin of lukewarmness,
lies dormant in all of us
we only first notice it
as it tempers in God our trust.

We all need to check,
out spiritual thermometer
we all need to record . . .
when our faith is lackluster.

For the disease of apathy,
makes our faith listless
and to God we are seen
as complacently spiritless.

We all need to watch,
our spiritual attitude . . .
lest out of God’s mouth
in the end we are spewed!

~~~~~~~~~~

Revelation 3:-15-16

I know thy works,
that thou art neither cold nor hot:
I would thou wert cold or hot.

So then because thou art lukewarm,
and neither cold nor hot,
I will spue thee out of my mouth.

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God Loves You Just As You Are ~

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
each major blemish
every minor scar.

He is aware,
of the battles you fight
He sees the tears
you cry in the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

He is mindful,
of how you’re feeling
He knows your wounds
are in need of healing.

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerns me.
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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God, My Truth ~

God, my Truth,
my Reality, my World
my faith in You . .
is tied up and furled.

For to You I’m tethered,
my heart is trussed
there is no other . . .
in whom I can trust.

God, my Foundation,
my Cornerstone, My Rock
my soul is anchored
on hope’s secured dock.

For to You I’m bound,
locked into Your ways
may Your plans for me
I follow all of my days.

God, my Truth,
my Freedom, My Liberation
thank you saving me . . .
form eternal damnation!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.

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Transformation ~

Transformation,
is a long process
it takes a lot of work
for it to impress.

It needs to set in,
let it roots grow
before a new heart
can begin to show.

Overhauling,
the old into the new
takes a labor of love
for it to come into view.

It needs to learn,
all that it can
about God’s will
His purpose and plan.

Transformation,
can take a lifespan . . .
but God will finish
what He began!

~~~~~~

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.

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I’ll Send to God My Praise ~

I’ll praise God when I’m happy,
I’ll praise Him when I’m sad
I’ll praise God when things go right
I’ll praise Him when they are bad.

I’ll praise God when I’m in pain,
I’ll praise Him when I’m not
I’ll praise Him when I’m elated
I’ll praise Him when I’m fraught.

I’ll praise God when I’m strong,
I’ll praise Him when I’m weak
I’ll praise God when I’m sturdy
I’ll praise Him when I’m meek

I’ll praise God with a smile,
I praise Him through my tears
I’ll praise God when I’m hopeful
I’ll praise Him despite my fears.

I’ll praise God while I’m here,
I’ll praise Him until the end
as long as I have life and breath
my praise to God I will send!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 71:8

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise
and with thy honour all the day.

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In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,

O ye of little faith?
Then he arose,

and rebuked the winds
and the sea;

and there was
a great calm.”

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A Chill Is In The Air ~

Lord, I can feel a chill,
a bitterness in the air . . .
there’s a storm coming
I don’t know from where.

Dark clouds of hostility,
are widening and expanding
they’re bleakly intimidating
ominous and menacing.

Lord, I can feel a coldness,
sending icy shivers to my core
there’s something brewing
I don’t know what’s in store.

The winds of adversity,
are vigorously thrusting
they are life-threatening
alarming and unsettling.

Lord, I can feel a chill,
I know not what it indicates
but, I know I need to pray . . .
for these once United States!

~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:15

Looking diligently
lest any man fail
of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness
springing up trouble you,
and thereby many be defiled;

Romans 3:12-16

They are all gone out of the way,
they are together become unprofitable;
there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Their throat is an open sepulchre;
with their tongues they have used deceit;
the poison of asps is under their lips:

Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:

Their feet are swift to shed blood:

Destruction and misery are in their ways:

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God, My Way ~

God, my Way,
my Life, my Truthfulness
Your every Word speaks
of Your Trustworthiness.

When faced with fear,
along my journey
Your Word keeps me
courageously sturdy.

God, my Path,
My Route, my Course
You are my competent
Almighty power source.

When I need guidance,
the Scriptures I read
Your Light gives direction
I trust where it leads.

God, My Way
my Destiny, my Future
Your Word my soul
feeds and nurtures!

~~~~~~

Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O Lord,
in thy righteousness because
of mine enemies; make thy
way straight before my face.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

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God’s Plans Never Mans ~

God’s plans,
never mans . . .
don’t succumb
to their demands.

God’s ways,
mans no how . . .
to their requests
never bow.

God’s desires,
mans resist . . .
to their passions
don’t enlist.

God’s thoughts,
mans no way . . .
don’t ever trust
what they say.

God’s ways,
mans never . . .
from their world
you must sever!

~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace,
and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

1 John 2:16-17

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

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God’s Searching Glance ~

God’s searching glance,
never ceases . . .
over all the universe
it stretches and reaches.

There is no secret place,
that He can’t see into
no screen or cover
He can’t look through.

God’s searching gaze,
is penetrating . . .
thoughts and intentions
He’s always calculating.

He scans the whole world,
all day and all night
watches the good fight evil
right before His sight.

God’s searching glance,
constantly looks to find . . .
all those who trust Him
will a whole heart and mind!

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
beholding the evil and the good.”

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In The Midst Of A Storm ~

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is there . . .
He is ready to take
our fear, our care.

He hears our cries,
for His aid and relief
His ready to help us with
our lingering disbelief.

In the middle of the turmoil,
Jesus is waiting . . .
He is able to ease
our apprehensions grating.

He hears our lamenting,
our weeping and wailings
for He understands . . .
our weaknesses and failings.

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is right there . . .
in the center of its eye
He hears our every prayer!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 8:26-27

And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,
O ye of little faith? Then he arose,
and rebuked the winds and the sea;
and there was a great calm.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and
the sea obey him!

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That Worn Out Feeling ~

Feeling worn out,
more than just tired
as soon you rise up . . .
you again want to retire?

Well don’t you give up,
or sink into depression
instead look to God
for revitalization.

Feeling burned out,
stress got you down
does your world seem
to be spinning around?

Well don’t you give in,
to your crumbling situation
instead let Jesus become
your concrete foundation.

Feeling more than exhausted,
depleted and downcast
then onto Jesus . . .
all your weariness cast!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was
overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

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God, My Need~

God, my Need,
my Want, My Desire
let Your Spirit in me
urge and inspire.

Quench my thirst,
feed my inner hunger
give me an appetite . . .
to absorb Your wonder.

God my Longing,
my Yearning, my Passion
let me take in every ounce
of Your loving compassion.

Provide for me each day,
my spiritual bread
so by Your spirit  . . .
I’ll be constantly fed.

God, my Need,
My Dependence, my Reliance
may I always look to You
for counsel and guidance!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all
your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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God’s Plans ~

Our plans,
are never the best
only God’s plans
bring eternal rest.

For our dreams,
when alone made
will like a flower
wither and fade.

Our wishes,
are never greater
only the desires
of our Creator.

For our hopes,
can’t compare
to God’s design
for our welfare.

Our plans,
we need to scrap
so the ones of God
into we can tap!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts
are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens
are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher
than your ways,
and my thoughts
than your thoughts.

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Potholes ~

When potholes fill your path,
with their groves and ruts
and you feel that with each divot
you’re being hit right in the guts.

Take the time and slow down,
for God promises to lead us
and make our path a straight one
if over the bumps in Him we trust.

When chuckholes out number,
the smooth and even road
and the more of them you see
the heavier seems your load.

Know that God will guide you,
through and around each one
so just keep your eyes on
how the faithful race is won.

When the road ahead is bumpy,
and the going is jarring . . .
know that God is in control
if you let Him do the steering!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:7

The way of the just
is uprightness:
thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path
of the just.

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Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

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God, My Assurance ~

God my Assurance,
my Promise, my Future
you are my Confidence
my Mountain Mover.

Create in me a heart,
clean and blue true
so that I may draw
nearer to You.

God, my Guarantee,
my Recourse, my Remedy
Your mercy has given me
pardon and clemency.

Your blood atoning,
has delivered me . . .
from my sins that once
kept me away from Thee.

God, my Assurance,
my Hope, my Blessedness
I’m so thankful You saved me
from my past wickedness!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near
with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.

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Hamster Wheel Faith ~

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel . . .
and the faster they go
the more their faith reels.

They never stop spinning,
around and around . . .
for their faith isn’t rooted
on the firm, solid ground.

Some Christians don’t see,
their in a spiritual rut
or notice by sin . . .
their still firmly stuck.

The same old things,
they just keep on doing
to their old worldly ways
they keep on pursuing.

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel
for running the good race
causes them to squeal!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is
set before us,

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God, My Defense~

God, my Defense,
my Shield, my Defender
may to Your power
my life I surrender.

For You are my Guard,
my Tower, my Protector
Your Word is to me
satan’s arrow deflector.

God, my Defense,
my Buckler, my Foothold
onto Your foundation
may I build my household.

For You are my Fortress,
my Security, my Safeguard
when Your righteous way
I  heed and regard.

God, my Defense,
my Rock, my Foundation
You are my only hope . . .
for peace and salvation!

~~~~~~~~

Zechariah 9:15

The Lord of hosts
shall defend them;

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Mind Renewal ~

Sometimes with myself,
I get sick and tired . . .
especially since the old man
I thought had expired.

But, he seems to come back,
every now and then . . .
and I have to figure out
how to get rid of him again.

So whenever I find myself,
with the old man in a battle
on the Word I stand my ground
so my faith he can’t rattle.

For, he would love to see me,
once again in his control . . .
but, I refuse to allow him
back into my heart and soul.

Sometimes I have to fight,
the old man off with the new
that’s why I keep the spirit . . .
of my mind daily renewed!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:22-23

That ye put off concerning
the former conversation
he old man, which is corrupt
according to the deceitful lusts;

And be renewed in the spirit
of your mind;

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Faint Not ~

Faint not,
do not tire
don’t forget
satan’s a liar.

Keep on,
keeping on
for your Father
and His Son.

Faint not,
do not pass out
don’t let satan
cause any doubt.

Press on,
pressing on
soon the harvest
will be drawn.

Faint not,
do not surrender
keep on pressing on . . .
into heaven’s splendor!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary
in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.

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God Is Still Able ~

When life gets hard,
and the road gets rough
when all that lies ahead
seems difficult and tough.

Remember God is still able,
to turn things around . . .
so keep on trusting Him
to avoid a breakdown.

When all that you see,
is hardship and adversity
when all that you feel
is the fear of uncertainty.

Remember with God,
nothing is too troubling
just keep on believing Him
so to keep from unraveling.

When life gets tough,
when the road seems long
remember God will give you . . .
the faith to make you strong!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.

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