Tag Archives: Encouragement

Knitted Together ~

Knitted together,
with the strands
of love and grace
held in God’s hands.

Hearts joined,
with assurance
to run the race
with endurance.

Stitched collectively,
to become one
with the riches found
in Father and Son.

Clothed in righteousness,
the fabric of our life
so to encourage others
through worldly strife.

Knitted together,
by God’s hand . . .
so we may become
one single strand!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 2:2

That their hearts might be comforted,
being knit together in love,
and unto all riches of the full
assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgement of
the mystery of God,
and of the Father,
and of Christ;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Keeps His Promises ~

God keeps His promises,
His Word never fails
His promises He keeps
right down to the details.

Promises of new life,
that His Son brings
promises of hope
to work out all things.

Promises of comfort,
when trails we face
promises of new mercy
and sufficient grace.

Promises of blessings,
of every spiritual kind
promises of His peace
to guard heart and mind.

Promises to finish,
all that He has begun
promises of salvation
through the gift of His Son.

God keeps His promises,
they are solid as a Rock
He promises us Jesus . . .
will return for His flock!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering;
for he is faithful that promised;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
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!

~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Love Is Amazing ~

God’s love is amazing,
flaming and blazing
effortlessly impressive
active and aggressive.

God’s love is perfect,
ideal and flawless
impeccably complete
honed and faultless.

God’s love is awesome,
sincere and solemn
rapturously showered
propelled and powered.

God’s love is everlasting,
outreaching and broadcasting
unceasingly unremitting
engaging and committing.

God’s love is exceptional,
fair, just and equable
God’s love to everyone
is readily accessible!

~~~~~~~

1 John 3:1

Behold, what manner of love the Father
hath bestowed upon us, that we should
be called the sons of God: therefore the
world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Diamonds of His Grace ~

Do your tears downpour,
when you confess your sin
do they fall like raindrops
as they drip off your chin?

Is your heart remorseful,
of your every evil deed
will you give up your pride
and let the Holy Spirit lead?

Do your tears well up inside,
and come from deep within
do they drip like dewdrops
when you cry out to Him?

Will you come to the Light,
to have your heart reformed
will you call upon His name
so your life can be transformed?

Have you looked into God’s eyes,
and wept from your disgrace
do you know your tears to Him . . .
are the diamonds of His grace?

~~~~~~~

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.

Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are
a broken spirit: a broken
and a contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Let Your Light Saturate My Soul ~

Lord, let Your Light,
saturate my soul
let over my body
it take control.

Let it bring me,
truth and wisdom
let it beam into me
just like a prism.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine down on me
let it help me
Your ways to see.

Let it bring me,
closer to You
let it sear me
all the way through.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine, beam and sear
so that to you Lord
I’ll always be near!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face
of Jesus Christ.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Truly Thankful ~

When we’re truly thankful,
in and for all things . . .
we will begin to realize
the joy to God it brings.

For, whatever might be,
our personal situation
He still wants us to show
to Him our adoration.

When we are truly thankful,
wherever in life we are
we’ll begin to understand
God from us is never far.

For, when we’re grateful,
no matter our positions
we’ll begin to see God’s love
comes without conditions.

When we are truly thankful,
despite of our circumstance
it’s because we know with God
nothing comes by happenstance!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Counting My Blessings ~

If I could add up,
all of my blessings
the total sum of them . . .
I’d only be guessing.

For, God sends to me,
new ones each day
yet, I don’t notice them
as they come my way.

If I’d only slow down,
I know I would see
the many blessings
He bestows on me.

For, God delivers to me,
mercy on a daily bases
and often I miss seeing . . .
the abundance of His graces.

If I could all my blessings,
harness and gather . . .
I know I would never stop
giving praise to my Father!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:19

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Abiding In God’s Love ~

Abiding in God’s love,
is something you must do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you.

For, He has called you,
to walk in all His ways
and when you step out
His love you must display.

Abiding in God’s love,
is a choice you need to make
your past attitudes
you will need now to forsake.

For He has called you,
into a fruitful living
so that you will learn
the meaning of forgiving.

Abiding in God’s love,
we all need to do . . .
for Father we know
it brings glory to You!

~~~~~~~

John 15:7-10

If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what
ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit;
so shall ye be my disciples.

As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you:
continue ye in my love.

If ye keep my commandments,
ye shall abide in my love;
even as I have kept my Father’s
commandments, and abide in his love.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Sun On The Horizon ~

Give me the sun on the horizon,
a sherbet color morning sky above
give me a clear, cloudless, warm day
then you’ll know why with God I’m in love.

Give me the shade of a willow tree,
the Good Book for me to read
give me a sweet tea to sip on
and I will have close to all I need.

Give me a creek’s mesmerizing flow,
chirps coming from a robin’s nest
give me green pastures with my Lord
well now you can picture the rest.

Give me the sound of children playing,
the laughs and giggles of youth
give me the peace of a summer’s sigh
found around a lemonade booth.

Give me the soft breeze off the ocean,
the sun painting its dazzling set
give me the coolness of the moonlight
and I’ll be close to heaven as I can get.

Give me a day in the radiant Son shine,
let me bask in God’s glorious love
give me a warm summer day to reflect . . .
on the splendor God’s sends from above!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,

and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


If There Be ~

If there be any praise,
let that be your song
if there be any hope
let that make you strong.

If there be any truth,
let that be your trust
if there be any honesty
let that make you just.

If there be any purity,
let that be your sentiment
if there be any virtue
let that make you resonant.

If there be any good,
let that be your testament
if there be any loveliness
let that make you celebrant.

If there be anything at all,
that you think about . . .
let it be the things
that work your faith out!

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Philippians 4:8

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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Scatter Seeds Of Kindness ~

Scatter seeds of kindness,
as today you make your way
you don’t know just how much
they could make someone’s day.

Spread a wide old-grin,
get someone else to smile
it could make them feel
useful and worthwhile.

Extend a happy greeting,
sing out a bright hello
it may bring a little joy
to someone you don’t know.

Disperse some generosity,
it can go a long, long way
to energize and cheer up
someone sad you meet today.

Scatter seeds of kindness,
let goodwill be what you sow
how they make other’s feel
you may never really know!

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Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.


King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.19.19~


A Pep Talk ~

We all need endurance,
to run the faithful race
we all need the strength
found in God’s grace.

We all need encouragement,
to keep our goal in sight
we all need the power
of the Holy Spirit’s might.

We all need perseverance,
to help us to keep pressing
we all need more joy
to keep us from stressing.

We all need patience,
in these trying of times
we all need godly virtue’s
so not to cross the fine lines.

We all need a pep talk,
as the faithful race we run
we all need to hear each day
it is our’s to be won!

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Colossians 1:11

“Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~05.20.18


Don’t Be Vengeful ~

Do not be vengeful,
don’t try to get even
do not hold a grudge
for any kind of reason.

Do not be spiteful,
don’t be merciless
do not be cruel
or become heartless.

Do not be resentful,
don’t be envious
don’t be embroiled
in others pettiness.

Do not be hateful,
don’t be critical
do not be unforgiving
nor become cynical.

Do not be vengeful,
don’t hold a grudge
for God one day . . .
every thought will judge!

~~~~~~~~~

Leviticus 19:18

“Thou shalt not avenge,
nor bear any grudge
against the children
of thy people,
but thou shalt
love thy neighbour
as thyself: I am the Lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


You Have Blessed Me ~

You Have Blessed Me ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

To My Friend  . . .

You have blessed me,
with words of encouragement
you have provided me
with spiritual nourishment.

You have helped me,
through my pain and grief
you have brought me
refreshment and relief.

You have given me,
hope in a dark place
you have revealed to me
the truth about real grace.

You have comforted me,
when all was too much to bear
you have reassured me
just how much for me you care.

You have been there for me,
my side you didn’t leave
you have consoled me . . .
my sorrow, you did relieve.

So thank you my friend
for blessing me . . .
with your very presence
though you, I cannot see!

~ Thank You Jesus ~

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Exodus 33:14

“And he said, My presence shall go
with thee, and I will give thee rest.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Every Day Hope ~

Every Day Hope ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Every day I find myself,
in the need for more hope
so I turn to my Bible . . .
for insights to help me cope.

Without its encouragement,
I know I would faint away
for tomorrow will surely bring . . .
more troubles than today.

Whenever I am struggling,
with what I should do . . .
I turn to the Scriptures
till my confidence grows anew.

The Bible persuades me,
to trust with all my heart
I gain security in knowing
Jesus from me, will never part.

Every day I find myself,
learning how to daily cope . . .
for each day I read all about
the reasons behind my hope!

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Jeremiah 17:7

” Blessed is the man that trusteth
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Cheer Me Up Lord ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ run-to-god IBible Verses

Lord, encourage me today,
for, I am feeling down . . .
I just need a Friend
but, there’s not one around.

Lord, comfort me today,
for, I am feeling blue . . .
I don’t have anyone else
right now I can turn to.

Lord, be with me today,
for, I am feeling lonely . . .
meet me where I am
hold me so ever closely.

Lord, cheer me up today,
for, I am feeling sad . . .
You’re the only Friend I know
who makes my heart feel glad.

Lord, cheer me up today,
for, I am feeling melancholy . . .
I need You to put into my soul
a joyful melody!

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Psalm 35:9

“And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord:
it shall rejoice in his salvation.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Gracious Words ~

 Gracious Words ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Lord, let my words be gracious,
seasoned with kindness
let them be spoken . . .
with pure divine guidance.

Let them be influenced,
by the life You once led
let them be compassionate
like the words You once said.

Let them bring You glory,
let them shine of Your light
let them be filled with . . .
the Holy Spirit’s might.

Let them build others up,
not take someone down
let them be courteous
always spiritually sound.

Lord, let my words be gracious,
seasoned with truth and love
let my words be something
that You will be proud of!

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Colossians 4:6

“Let your speech be always with grace,
seasoned with salt, that ye may know
how ye ought to answer every man.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 04.08.15

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 04.07.15 ~


Sticky Note to God 04.08.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 04.08.15 ~


Sticky Note to God 03.13.15

CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ Sticky Note To God ~03.13.15 ~


A Good and Thoughtful Word ~

CHRISTian poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 271-pixabay-heart-471923

Lord, today I’m in need,
of a good and thoughtful word
to hear something pleasant
so, my joy can be stirred.

I need words that’ll soothe,
the troubles in my mind
I need to hear something . . .
compassionate and kind.

I need something said,
to ease the ache inside
I need to hear You say . . .
“I’m always at Your side.”

I need some encouragement,
something that will motivate
the words that on my own . . .
I’m not able to communicate.

Lord, today I’m in need,
of words that will heal . . .
I need to hear a good word
so gladness my heart can feel!

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Proverbs 12:25

“Heaviness in the heart of
 man maketh it stoop:
but a good word
 maketh it glad.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Valley Below ~

praise-on-green-hills frre photo

Life has many up hills,
that we all need to climb
some we get over quickly
other’s take a longer time.

Some we scramble over,
other’s we have to scale
some makes us stronger
other’s leave us weak and frail.

Sometimes we suffer pain,
often all we do is cry
at times, we can’t stop asking
“Why, oh God, why?”

But no matter the ascent,
or how high we have to go
God’s promises to help us
reach the valley below!

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Matthew 28:20
King James Version

“Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Love One Another ~

Love One Another ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

You know how much . . .
My Father loves you
I have shown the world
the same love too.

Now that I’m gone,
to be with my Father
you must continue
to love one another.

When you’re offended,
turn the other cheek
remember My love
is humble and meek.

When you’ve been hurt,
and all you feel is pain
do not think to retaliate
let forgiveness be your aim.

When others disappoint,
give them encouragement
for My love is full of grace
free from punishment.

When those you know,
turn their back on you
remember this one thing
My love remains true.

You know how much . . .
My Father and I love you
now you must go
and show the world it too!

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John 15:9
King James Version

“As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you:
continue ye in my love.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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