Tag Archives: Gladness

May God Smile On You Today ~

 

May the Lord today,
shine His face on you
with rays of peace
upon the morning new.

May He bless you,
with joy and gladness
so today you can find
in Him, your happiness.

May the Lord today,
put hope in your heart
may He restore your faith
upon the new day start.

May He bless you,
with His grace and favor
so all of His goodness
you will come to savor.

May the Lord today,
smile down on you
with rays of His love
upon your heart anew!

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Numbers 6:25

“The Lord make his face
shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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What is Hope ~

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Hope is for today,
it’s for tomorrow too
hope is knowing God
always pulls through.

Hope is eternal,
it is everlasting
hope is the confidence
keeping us believing.

Hope is joyous,
it is happiness
hope fills our hearts
with infinite gladness.

Hope is peaceful,
calming and tranquil
hope is having faith
to trust and be still.

Hope is for today,
it is our future . . .
hope is something
to always nurture!

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Acts 2:26

“Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad;
moreover also my flesh
shall rest in hope:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Give A Joyful Shout ~

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May you give a joyful shout,
on this Thanksgiving Day
may your elation be seen
as you go about your way.

May gladness fill your heart,
for all God has given
may you remind yourself
just why you are forgiven.

May your thankfulness flow,
in a chorus of gratitude
may the joy of your salvation
reflect in your attitude.

May your praise be heard,
across Thanksgiving’s table
may you proclaim to all
God supplies our every staple.

May you give a joyful shout,
one filled with gratefulness
may you give God due thanks
for His loving graciousness!

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Psalm 32.11

“Be glad in the Lord,
and rejoice, ye righteous:
and shout for joy,
all ye that are upright
in heart.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Thank You Note To God ~

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Dear Father  . . .

Thank You for forming me,
in my mother’s womb
thank You for being
my future Bridegroom.

Thank You for comforting me,
for always being near
thank You for calming
my deepest, darkest fear.

Thank You for being my song,
my strength and my salvation
thank You for saving me
from everlasting damnation.

Thank You for giving me,
Your Word to live by
thank You for collecting
all the tears that I cry.

Thank You for satisfying,
my hunger and thirst
thank You for leading me
to seek Your kingdom first.

Thank You for loving me,
for Your mercy and favor
thank You for the gift of grace
through Your Son, my Savior.

Thank You for making,
my paths straight
thank You for showing me
to the narrow gate.

Thank You for Your Spirit,
who lives inside of me
thank You for the trust
I have placed in Thee.

Thank you for making me,
a child of Your own
thank You for allowing me
to come to Your throne.

Thank you for the trials,
that come my way
thank You for the promise
of a more peaceful day.

Thank You for forming me,
in my mother’ womb . . .
thank You in Your mansion
for reserving me a room!

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Psalm 126:3

“The Lord hath done
great things for us;
whereof we are glad.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


A Joy Jump ~

unspeakable-joy-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some Christians,
seem to be grumpy
fussy and sulky
and a little bit crabby.

They seldom smile,
or say something nice
it’s as if their hope . . .
has turned dry as ice.

Some Christians,
seem to be uptight
I can hardly see
a flicker of light.

They barely laugh,
seldom do they grin
it’s as if their peace . . .
took one on the chin.

Oh, Lord if You see,
me being a grump
give my heart . . .
an eternal joy jump!

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Romans 15:13

“Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Portion ~

The Lord is My Portion ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The Lord is my portion,
He is my all and all
He satisfies my inner needs
when on His name I call.

I lack not one good thing,
when to Him I injure
He grants my spiritual wants
for He is my faith supplier.

The Lord is my contentment,
He is my true happiness
He gives my heart and soul
assurance, hope and gladness.

I know I can count on Him,
to make my cup full . . .
everything else is just fluff
when push comes to pull.

The Lord is my portion,
on His mercy I can rely
these are His promises
in my life, I daily apply!

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Psalm 119:57

“Thou art my portion,
O Lord: I have said
that I would keep
thy words.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Joy ~

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Lord, when I am sad,
when feeling blue
all I have to do . . .
is to think of You.

You fill me with joy,
lessening my strife
with blissful thoughts
of eternal life.

You bring my soul,
delight and gladness
melting away . . .
feelings of sadness.

You show to me,
Your undying love
mercy’s tenderness
You remind me of.

Lord, when I am blue,
feeling sad and down
just the thought of You
makes my heart bound!

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Psalm 5:11

“But let all those that put their trust
in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy,
 because thou defendest them: let them also
that love thy name be joyful in thee.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Sun and Shield ~

Walk in the Way ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission DoorPost Verses

Lord, You promised to be,
my sun and shied . . .
so, unto Your authority
my heart, I willingly yield.

For, in You there is light,
Son shine filled rays . . .
giving my heart gladness
all throughout my days.

You bring warmth to my soul,
from the energy You emit
to Your righteous ways
whole-heartedly, I submit.

And when the heat of the day,
gets too much for me to bear
Your shield will protect me . .
from falling into Satan’s snare.

Lord, You are my sun and shield,
You bless me each new day
by equipping me to walk . . .
with grace along my way!

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Psalm 84:11

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield:
the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold from
them that walk uprightly.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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 Gift of Joy ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Joy

Share the gift of eternal joy,
let it rise out of you each day
let the happiness you feel
leave its mark, along your way.

Tell everyone about Jesus,
the cheerfulness that He brings
let them know, He’s the reason
why your heart, this season sings.

Show your joyfulness,
raise your hands, sing your praise
let people see it is Jesus
who has you feeling so amazed.

Let your joy be seen by all,
for the glory of your salvation
let them see the birth of Jesus
is the cause for your elation.

Share the gift of eternal joy,
everyday throughout the year
let the world see your blissfulness
is more than holiday cheer!

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Matthew 2:10

“When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


What Thanksgiving Brings ~

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Thanksgiving brings hope,
where there is none
thanksgiving brings gladness
as praise rolls of the tongue.

Thanksgiving brings calm,
where there is chaos
thanksgiving brings joyfulness
with peace, as its payoff.

Thanksgiving brings trust,
where there is doubt
thanksgiving brings jubilation
to those who are devout.

Thanksgiving brings power,
where there is weakness
thanksgiving brings merriment
healing and completeness.

Thanksgiving brings delight,
to our Father and His Son
thanksgiving brings rejoicing
for all they have done!

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Psalm 75:175

“Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks,
unto thee do we give thanks:
for that thy name is near
thy wondrous works declare.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Song in My Heart ~

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Oh, my Lord, my God,
my heart is filled with gladness
so I’ll sing my song of gratitude
for Your everlasting kindness.

With thanksgiving and praise,
I lift my voice to You and sing
as I’m so very grateful for . . .
the joyfulness to me, You bring.

I will bless Your holy name,
for the mercies, You bestow
may my song of adoration . . .
be to You, a pleasing bellow.

For, I can’t keep it to myself,
I must sing about Your grace
until Your love for mankind . . .
all the people, can embrace.

Oh, my Lord, my God,
my heart is filled with gladness
I’ll sing of my eternal hope . . .
to a world ~ full of darkness!

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Psalm 96:1-3

“O sing unto the Lord a new song:
sing unto the Lord, all the earth.

Sing unto the Lord, bless his name;
 shew forth his salvation from day to day.

Declare his glory among the heathen,
his wonders among all people.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


What Can Steal My Joy ~

unspeakable-joy-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

What can steal my joy,
who can take it away?
no, not chaos nor Satan
will lift it from me today.

Not pain, or sickness,
can rob the joy I feel
no, not even the grave
can my gladness steal.

Nor can stress or strife,
cause my joy to tarnish
no problem or worry
will make my joy vanish.

No hurt or heartache,
can embezzle out of me
the bliss I will feel
when Jesus I finally see.

Nothing can steal my joy,
nobody can take it away
not even grief or sorrow
will cause my joy to decay!

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John 16:22

“And ye now therefore have sorrow:
but I will see you again,
and your heart shall rejoice,
and your joy no man taketh from you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Why I am Happy ~

Why I am Happy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, You make me happy,
in You my life is complete
You bring my heart glee
whenever I’m downbeat.

Lord, You make me content,
in You I find true rest
You bring me peace
whenever I feel stressed.

Lord, You make me blissful,
in You there is only hope
You bring up my spirits
whenever I cannot cope.

Lord, You make me cheerful,
in You there’s joy all around
You bring me happiness
whenever I’m feeling down.

Lord, You make me joyful,
in You there are only smiles
You bring my life gladness
no matter what be my trials!

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Psalm 4:7

” Thou hast put gladness in my heart,
more than in the time that their corn
and their wine increased.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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The Joy of Knowing Jesus ~

The Joy Of Jesus ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

There’s nothing quite like,
the joy of knowing Jesus
how in every circumstance
He is always with us.

No matter the situation,
Jesus is always there
our happiness is in knowing
our burdens He will bear.

In times of want and need,
whatever be our condition
our gladness is in knowing
He’ll supply each provision.

When feeling overwhelmed,
by so many troubling things
our peace comes from knowing
the joy ~ Jesus brings!

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Romans 15:13
King James Version

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy
and peace in believing, that ye may abound
in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Joy ~

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This CHRISTmas . . .
I wish you a merry day
with family and close friends
whether near or far away.

I wish you true happiness,
a day filled with sheer delight
a time to snuggle closely
by the warming fire light.

I wish you contentment,
a heart full of gladness
a soul filled with glee
and of cheerfulness.

I wish you true peace,
a home filled with tranquility
surrounded in the perfect love
of God’s amazing serenity.

But mostly I wish you joy,
lasting all the year through
so the light of your salvation
will reflect inside of you!

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Psalm 35:9
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Joyfully Awed ~

Joy banishes all fear,
removes any doubt
joy that is everlasting
cannot be cast out.

Joy is the Good News,
a Savior has come
joy opens the door
to His eternal kingdom.

Joy that is great,
brings endless gladness
joy that is mighty
brings to all happiness.

Joy is for everyone,
to have and behold
this kind of joy
is heavenly gold.

Joy sets free a sinner,
brings glory to God
all who come to Jesus
will be joyfully awed!

~~~~~~~~~

Luke 2:10
King James Version

“And the angel said unto them,
Fear not: for, behold,
I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

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Inspired by Greg Lane
http://calvinistview.com/2013/12/15/twelve-days-of-christmas-day-3/


Your Heart’s Gladness

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Sometimes, when you cry,
no one sees your tears
sometimes, when you doubt
no one sees your fears.

Sometimes, when you worry,
no one sees your strain
sometimes, when you hurt
no one sees your pain.

Sometimes when you lose,
no one sees your loss
sometimes, when you ache
no one sees your cross.

Sometimes when you care,
no one sees how much
sometimes, when you reach out
no one sees your touch.

Sometimes, when you weep,
no one sees your sadness
but my friend, all the time
Jesus brings the heart gladness.

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

Psalm 4:7
King James Version

“You have put gladness in my heart”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Simple Easy Joy ~

A simple, easy joy,
a feeling full of bliss
an elation that I feel
a wonder not to miss.

A simple, calming feeling,
a happiness inside me
a serenity deep within
a heart full of glee.

A simple, warming feeling,
a joyousness all around
a delight in every way
a tranquility to be found.

A simple, easy joy,
a feeling like no other kind
a gladness when God’s peace
fills my heart and mind!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 30:11
King James Version

“Thou hast turned
for me my mourning

into dancing:
thou hast put off my

sackcloth, and girded me
with gladness.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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