Tag Archives: Doubt and Fear

A Thread of Hope ~

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for doubt and fear
not to breed.

For all it takes,
is one little strand
for God’s power
to be in your hand.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for trust and faith
to be freed.

For all it asks,
is for you to believe
God’s mighty strength
you will receive.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for faith to grow
from a mustard seed!

~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Jesus, My Calm ~

Lord, thank You for being,
my calm before the storm
for bringing me peace . . .
before it starts to form.

For, I never know,
when one I’ll go through
and when I do . . .
I want it to be with You.

Lord, thank You for going,
into the storm with me
there’s no one else
with whom I’d rather be.

For, only You can still,
my fears that fall and crest
and provide for me
an anchor on which to rest.

Lord, thank You for being,
my calm after the storm
for bringing me back to . . .
a place safe and warm!

~~~~~~~~

Luke 8:24

“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”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
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!

~~~~~

Psalm 107:29

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Clouds~

Sometimes there’s a cloud,
hanging over me . . .
no matter where I look
despair is all I see.

I ask God to remove,
the gloom in my way
but, it remains no matter
how hard I try to pray.

The feeling is somber,
disheartening to say the least
and I know it is coming
from satan that old  beast.

For he wants me to be,
discouraged and joyless
he loves to make me feel
rejected and hopeless.

Lord, sometimes there’s a cloud,
dampening my view
but it simply dissipates . . .
the more I think of you!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 94:19

“In the multitude of my thoughts
within me
thy comforts delight my soul.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Training Room ~

in-gods-training-room-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

In God’s training room,
there’s a lot for us to learn
for, He wants to teach us
He’s with us at every turn.

We wrestle with the pain,
weep long into the night
so God can show us
the joy in His morning light.

We confront our sorrow,
the source of our fears
so God can collect for us
in His bottle all our tears.

We struggle with our past,
we scramble with its strife
so God can help us see
the temperance of this life.

In God’s training room,
He’s teaching us to know
all thing work for good
to them who love Him so!

~~~~~~~

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sustaining Faith ~

Sustaining Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My faith has sustained me,
through life’s’ ups and downs
it has been with me . . .
through laughter and frowns.

My faith has carried me,
through tragedy and grief
it has provided me . . .
with strength and relief.

My faith has helped me,
though periods of drought
it has saved me . . .
from my fear and doubt.

My faith has kept me,
through stormy conditions
it has supported me . . .
with prayer and petitions.

My faith has taken me,
through days of not knowing
it has stabilized me . . .
as harsh winds came blowing.

My faith has sustained me,
through life’s highs and lows
it has taught me to trust . . .
in the One who knows!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:1-2

“O lord, thou hast searched me,
and known me.

Thou knowest
my downsitting
and mine
uprising,
thou understandest my

thought afar off.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright2016
Debora Ann Belka


When Life’s Not Fair ~

When Life's Unfair ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When things in life,
are just not fair . . .
and you feel you have
way too much to bear.

That’s when you need,
more of God’s grace
to help you through
the dilemmas you face.

When bad things happen,
though you are good
and you don’t understand
why they ever should.

That’s when you need,
more of God’s mercy
so you can trust Him on
your uncertain journey.

When God doesn’t meet,
your expectations
when you become full
of doubt and questions.

That’s when you need,
to put your life in His hands
and pray He’ll reveal . . .
the purpose behind His plans!

~~~~~~~~~

James 1:12

“Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive
the crown of life,
which the Lord hath
promised to them
that love him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Hold On Tight ~

What A Ride ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some days I hear my Lord say,
dip in to Me a little closer
your life need not be . . .
like a winding roller-coaster.

The past is but a whisper,
compared to what’s in store
so don’t you get off track
by its fearful, screaming roar.

Today is just a vapor,
in the bigger scheme of things
so don’t you be frightened
by the ups and downs it brings.

Tomorrow they’ll be worries,
so don’t faint over them today
just know I’ll be next to you
as they come whirling your way.

Right now just remember,
you are in for quite a ride
but you can count on Me
to be right by your side.

Some days I hear my Lord,
tell me just to hold on tight
for in life’s twists and turns
I’ll be your guiding light!

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

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Not Dismayed ~

Be Not Dismayed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Wherever you go,
God is with you
whatever you do
He is there too.

You can’t see Him,
but He sees you
He knows the way
for you to pursue.

Whatever you fear,
God will ease it
whatever you dread
God will conquer it.

He’ll impart strength,
when you are weak
He’ll pass on courage
when you are meek.

So, be not fearful,
neither be afraid
for with God we need
not to be dismayed!

~~~~~

Joshua 1:9

“Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed:
for the Lord thy God is with thee
whithersoever thou goest.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Giants ~

Giants ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

We all have our giants,
that we must defeat . . .
some of them seem small
some appear at least ten feet.

Some come in the forms,
of bills and unemployment
others approach us with
doubt and discouragement.

Some attack us with panic,
despair and depression
others advance on us
with fear and repression.

Some scream at us,
we are good for nothing
some shout in God
we aren’t very trusting.

We all have our giants,
that we need to overcome
but with God’s power . . .
to them we needn’t succumb!

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

Isaiah 40:29

“He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might
 he increaseth strength.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Beka


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


We All Face Trials ~

We All Have Trials ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

We all face trials,
of many different kinds
some attack our bodies
others beset our minds.

Some assault our faith,
causing us to doubt
some assail our trust
tossing us all about.

We all have troubles,
just different situations
we all have suffered . . .
from diverse temptations.

Some know the results,
of falling for Satan’s lies
other’s feel the effects
of sin and compromise.

We all face trials,
hardships of all kinds
but, we won’t be defeated
if we let joy fill out minds!

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

James 1:2

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

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


I Know God Will ~

Waiting For You Lord ~ ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

I know God can,
I believe He will
so I will wait . . .
and I’ll be still.

I know He’s able,
so I will trust
for Him to do
what He must.

It won’t do me,
one bit of good
to fear or doubt
as I once would.

For I have learned,
to sit and wait . . .
is better than taking
Satan’s worry bait.

I know God will,
I believe He can
so I’ll just leave . . .
this too, in His hand.

~~~~~~~

Psalm 62:5

“My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Build A Bridge of Hope ~

Build a Bridge of Hope ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Build a bridge of hope,
repair the broken span
restore someone’s life
to the Son of Man.

Build the bridge with love,
help them to see God’s will
bring back a wandering soul
to the One who yearns to heal.

Build the bridge in grace,
show them what mercy is about
lead them to their Savior
guide them through their doubt.

Build the bridge of salvation,
to the Cross that sets them free
tell them why Jesus had to die
that day at Calvary!

~~~~~~~~

John 3:17
King James Version

“For God sent not
his Son into the world

to condemn the world;
but that the world
through him might be saved.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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