Tag Archives: God’s Strength & Power Poems

I am Thankful ~

Today I am thankful,
for my daily bread
for the Holy Spirit
by whom I am lead.

For the abundance,
of faith and grace
for Jesus’ strength
to stay in the race.

Today I am grateful,
to my Father above
for His tender mercy
His wondrous love.

For His Goodness,
all He provides
for the power
He daily supplies.

Lord, today I’m thankful,
oh, so grateful too . . .
for all You bless me with
for all ~ for me You do!

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Psalm 118:24

This is the day which
the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and
be glad in it.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Have A Blessed Thanksgiving


Entering Into The Faithful Race ~

 

I’m putting on my sneakers,
entering into the faithful race
so I’m cushioning my soul
with God’s mercy and His grace.

The contest that’s before me,
seems a million-miles long
but I will trust in Jesus . . .
to help me finish strong.

With Him running with me,
I’ll focus in on winning
the confidence He’ll provide
will keep me from sinning.

I’ll have a sense of purpose,
hope will be in my stride
I’ll stay true to the course
knowing He is at my side.

I’ll run with Jesus’ strength,
He’ll provide the assurance . . .
the crown of life will be my prize
for He’ll give me the endurance!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

“Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all,

 but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.”

King James Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


More of You Lord ~

More of You Lord, more of You,
in the things I say and do
less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I can be.

Lord, I give You my doubts,
take with them all my fear
move me closer to You
so I can draw to You near.

More of You Lord, more of You,
oh Dear Lord, can’t You see
I want to live just for You
and die to all of me.

Lord, I give You all my love,
take my heart and mind too
be my soul’s true reflection
till all I see is all of You.

More of Your will, less of mine,
give me eyes no longer blind
show me Your saving Light
so more of You I can find!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 1:21

“For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


If the Lord Should Tarry ~

If the Lord should tarry,
and I should see another day
I’ll continue to press on
as I travel the narrow way.

If I have to remain,
on this earth a while longer
my faith in Jesus . . .
will only just get stronger.

If I have to wait,
until the Lord comes for me
my hope will see me through
until the day with Him I’ll be.

If I have to linger,
and I’m given here more time
I’ll keep on trusting Jesus
as obstacles I climb.

If the Lord should tarry,
and I remain here another day
I’ll be waiting right here . . .
till with Him ~ He takes me away!

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Hebrews 10:37-38a

“For yet a little while,
and he that shall come will come,
and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith:
but if any man draw back,
my soul shall have no
pleasure in him.

John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Everyday Can Be A Struggle ~

Everyday can be a struggle,
when from God’s Word we stray
every hour is more miserable
when we don’t trust and  pray.

Everything will look impossible,
when His hope is not there
every problem looks bleaker
when we don’t believe He cares.

Every worry seems unbearable,
when His mercy we don’t claim
every care is more insufferable
when we don’t call upon His name.

Every mountain seems higher,
when we climb it all alone
every valley is a little deeper
when we wander off on our own.

Everyone who goes about,
doing whatever it is they will . . .
will never know the kind of peace
that only God can instill!

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Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


My True Hereafter ~

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I am a follower of God,
I go where He leads
because I trust Him
for all of my needs.

I’ve been through the valleys,
He has taken me there
so I could learn to rest
in His loving care.

I’ve climbed the mountains,
reached the highest peak
He gave me His strength
because He knew I was weak.

I’ve weathered the storms,
in peace I was kept
He calmed my fears
through the tears I wept.

Like a child, I’m a follower,
to God’s ways I go after
for I believe His Kingdom . . .
is my true hereafter!

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Ephesians 5:1

“Be ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Morning Joy ~

joy_comes_in_the_morning ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Some days its hard,
just getting out of bed
my heart seems as if . . .
it were full of lead.

Pain and heartache,
has it weighed down
as does the heaviness
of wearing sorrows frown.

But, today will be,
a day I will rise . . .
without one tear
welling in my eyes.

Instead I will leap,
right out of this bed
and on Jesus my grief
I am going to shed.

Some days its hard,
to find joy in the morning
especially when your heart
is in a state of mourning!

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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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Worry, Be Trusting ~

worry-fades-away ~CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~

Don’t worry about tomorrow,
don’t fret about today
just keep your eyes on Jesus
let Him take your cares away.

Don’t become weary,
don’t become faint and weak
just keep your eyes on Jesus
make sure He’s the first you seek.

Don’t stress about anything,
don’t tense up about your life
just keep your eyes on Jesus
let Him deal with all your strife.

Don’t become fearful,
don’t become full of doubt
just keep your eyes on Jesus
let Him work your faith out.

Don’t be anxious for tomorrow,
don’t stress about anything
just keep your eyes on Jesus
and be sure to pray for everything!

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Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

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My Anchor, My Hope ~

wehavehope ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, tether me to the Anchor,
where I can put my trust
tie me tightly to the Rock
so my faith won’t get crushed.

Securely fasten me,
to the reason for my hope
may the fibers of Your grace
be the strength to help me cope.

Lord, tether me to the Anchor,
who will hear my daily prayers
to the One who will shelter me
while taking away my cares.

Bring me safely to the shore,
when floating out to sea
let the Holy Spirit direct
and constantly guide me.

Lord, tether me to the Anchor,
the Savior of my soul
give to Him in my life . . .
complete power and control!

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Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have
as an anchor of the soul,

 both sure and stedfast”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


In Hopeless Times ~

In Hopeless TImes ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In hopeless times,
put your faith in God
for your trust in Him
He will applaud.

For desperate times,
requires His strength
to go the distance
no matter its length.

In hopeless times,
seek God’s help and aid
keep your faith intact
so not to be dismayed.

For bleak times,
require His grace
to go the distance
no matter the race.

In hopeless times,
turn to your Father
to Him you’ll not be
a pest or bother.

For troubling times,
will be more peaceful
when you let God know
in Him you’re needful.

In hopeless times,
let prayer surround you
put your faith in God
trust what He will do!

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Psalm 50:15
King James Version

“And call upon me
in the day of trouble: I will

deliver thee, and thou
shalt glorify me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


According to Thy Word ~

Save Your People used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, keep our feet steady,
let us walk according to Thy Word
help us to stand firm and strong
amidst the earth’s ungodly herd.

Lord, keep us from this world,
from its blasphemous desires
help us to stay close to You
and do what Your Word requires.

Lord, keep us in Thy company,
surround us in Your love and grace
let not this scornful generation
cause us to turn from You our face.

Lord, keep us safe and sane,
in a world that has gone purely mad
let us not be among the evil doers
who are addicted ~ to all things bad.

Lord, keep our feet steady,
let us walk according to Thy Word
so that we can stand and be strong
amongst the world’s irreligious herd!

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Psalm 1:1
King James Version

“Blessed is the man that walketh not
in the counsel of the ungodly, nor
standeth in the way of sinners,
nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Rest in God ~

Rest Assured used with permission DoorPost Verses on Facebook

As you go about,
the things you do
and the daily grind
takes its toll on you.

We sometimes think,
that God has failed
but rest assured . . .
His love has not paled.

When disappointments,
come your way
and those you trusted
have turned away.

We sometimes think,
that God doesn’t care
but rest assured . . .
for you He is there.

When all around you,
seems dark and gray
and you cannot see
the light of day.

We sometimes think,
God is not close at all
but rest assured . . .
He never drops the ball.

For God surly knows,
about all of our trials
with promises to turn
our tears into smiles.

So when life seems to be,
getting the best of you
rest assured Jesus is ready
to help you get through!

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Matthew 11:28
King James Version

“Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,

and I will give you rest.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I am What I am!

All things New by Michael McFatridge free photo #11721

I am what I am,
a child of God ~ he’s made me
I’m just another sinner
who my Savior has set free.

I am what I am,
now that Jesus lives in me
justified and sanctified
by the cross of Calvary.

I am what I am,
saved by mercy and grace
a new creature in my Lord
running the faithful race.

I am what I am,
redeemed from the enemy
delivered from the powers of dark
into a light that’s heavenly.

I am what I am,
an imitator of Jesus’ life
the salt and light of the world
a laborer against man’s strife.

I am what I am,
all my needs have been met
blessed with all spiritual blessings
for His stripes have paid my debt.

I am what I am,
strong in His power and might
I can do all things when I walk
by faith and not by sight.

I am what I am,
a child of God, Jesus made me
just another sinner who’s found grace
and trusting Him ~ for what I can’t see!

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Romans 8:14
King James Version

“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God,
they are the sons of God.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Hiding Place ~

My Hiding Place ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, You are my hiding place,
my harbor in any storm . . .
You are the only one I know
who keeps me from all harm.

You are my safe haven,
my retreat when I am weary
You are the only one I know
who my burdens will carry.

 You are my soul’s refuge,
my sanctuary when I need a break
You are the only one I know
who understands every ache.

 You are my hideaway,
my shelter when I need peace
You are the only one I know
who’s love for me will never cease.

Lord, You are my hiding place,
my port into which I sail . . .
You are the only one I know
whom will never disappoint or fail!

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Psalm 32:7
King James Version

“Thou art my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about
 with songs of deliverance. Selah.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Guilt Defeated . . .

Guilt is just a word,
that gets in our way
we often trip upon it
as we go about the day.

It’s Satan’s wisest tool,
in his shed of endless blame
it’s meant to provoke in us
a sense of regret and shame.

He takes out his pick,
and chips away at our soul
uncovering all our faults
is his deceitful goal.

He uses guilt to remind us,
of the mistakes we have made
not wanting us to forget them
nor let their memories fade.

With his axe and shovel,
he digs for us a pit
telling us as Christians
we’re not really fit.

So, the next time you feel,
guilt tugging at your feet
call out the name of Jesus
and Satan you’ll defeat!

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Psalm 103:12
King James Version

“As far as the east is from the west,
so far hath he removed
our transgressions from us.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God Can ~

God Can ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Having a hard time,
these trying of days
having troubles
finding God’s ways?

Having trials and tests,
tribulations too
don’t know where to go
or what more you can do?

Having second thoughts,
and nagging doubt
having a hard time
figuring everything out?

Well, don’t give up yet,
or lose your hope
don’t you quit now
or throw in the rope.

For, what you can’t see,
God can . . .
and what you can’t do
God’s got a plan.

So, when you feel broken,
and at your wit’s end
remember God can . . .
repair, fix, and mend!

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Psalm 78:19
” Yea, they spake against God;
they said, Can God furnish a table
in the wilderness?”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Peace Is Yours ~

John_14_27_Bible_Quote free photo

My peace is yours,
come rest here with Me
give Me all of your cares
and all your fears will flee.

Don’t you know,
I purchased peace for you
the day I died, was the day
all things became brand new.

Come and sit here with Me,
let not your worries grow
let Me take them from you
so My peace you will know.

Don’t you be afraid,
leave the world far behind
My peace cannot be found
in the heart of mankind.

My peace is yours,
sit here with Me for a while
soak in all of My goodness
I promise it’ll be worthwhile!

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John 14:27
King James Version

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
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Deborah Ann Belka
Copyright 2013


When All You Have Left is Jesus ~

When All You Have Left is Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When all you have left is anguish,
when there’s nothing more to do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you.

When your trials turn to tribulations,
when they start to overburden you
and the measure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel a hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When all you have left is Jesus,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He’ll fulfill all your needs.

For Jesus is our Friend and Savior,
and He will never disappoint
He is always there to help us . . .
before we reach our breaking point!

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Galatians 1:4
King James Version

“Who gave himself
for our sins,
that he might

deliver us from
this present evil world,

according to the will
of God and our Father:”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Entering the Race ~

 Follow Me by Jose Fares free photo #5573

I’m putting on my sneakers,
going to enter into the race
so I’m cushioning my soul
with God’s mercy and grace.

The contest that’s before me,
seems a million-miles long
and I must trust in Jesus
if I’m going to finish strong.

With Him running with me,
I’ll stay focused on winning
the confidence He’ll provide
will keep me from sinning.

I’ll have a sense of purpose,
His love will be in my stride
I will stay true to the course
knowing He is at my side.

I’ll run with His strength,
He’ll provide the assurance
the crown of life is my prize
if I run with endurance!

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1 Corinthians 9:24
King James Version

“Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all,

 but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Have You Met My Rock?

Rock by 1496Cherly Wade free photo #

Have you met my Rock,
have you viewed life from the top
have you seen God’s grace
from up here on my Rock?

Have you reached my Rock,
have you ascended to the summit
have you felt God’s mercy
from up here on my Rock?

Have you scaled my Rock,
have you soared up to its height
have you sensed God’s love
from up here on my Rock.

Have you gone to my Rock,
have you asked God for the strength
to make the one-time climb
to meet Jesus, my Rock ?

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2 Samuel 22:47
New King James Version

“The Lord lives!
Blessed be my Rock!
Let God be exalted,
The Rock of my salvation!”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


In Jesus ~

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In Jesus, the poor become rich,
the weak are now the strong
the heavy-heart now rejoices
and sing salvation’s song.

The grieving finds true comfort,
the bound are finally set free
In Jesus, all know that peace
will last throughout eternity.

In Jesus, the hungry are satisfied,
the thirsty now are quenched
the wandering soul is no longer
in their worldly sins entrenched.

The tempted finds the holy way,
the laden down finds perfect rest
in Jesus, the weary and oppressed
finds refreshment and are blessed.

In Jesus, the rich are the poor,
the strong were once the weak
the rejoicer’s are the ones . . .
who know salvation is for the meek!

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Psalm 149:4
King James Version

“For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people:
he will beautify the meek with salvation.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Sweet Assurance ~

Father, I give you my burdens,
take with them my worries too
give to me Your sweet assurance
as I give all my problems to You.

Father, You know my every care,
each anxious beat of my heart
give to me Your peaceful Spirit
on my soul tender mercy impart.

Father, You promise to protect me,
to give me a place to find rest
give to me Your Spirit’s filling
so that I may be forever blessed.

Father, I give to you all my fears,
take with them my doubts too
give to me Your sweet assurance
for I trust and believe in You!

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1 Thessalonians 1:5
King James Version

“For our gospel came not
unto you in word only,

but also in power,
and in the Holy Ghost,

band in much assurance;
as ye know what manner

of men we were among
you for your sake.

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith ~

Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I got over that mountain of guilt,
with Jesus’ strength, I climbed over it
now my faith is whole and complete
and my soul is sound and fit.

I swam that ocean of disbelief and doubt,
with Jesus’ trust, I made it to the other side
now my faith is renewed and restored
and my life is no longer filled with pride.

I walked through that valley of shame,
with Jesus’ help, I made my way across
now my faith is full of His grace
and my eyes are focused on the cross.

I parted that sea of guilt and blame,
with Jesus’ mercy, I made it to the dock
now my faith is securely anchored
and my entire life clings to the Rock.

I pushed through that fearful desert,
with Jesus’ power, I made it all the way
now my faith is bold and brave
and my life now belongs to Him each day.

I got over all these obstacles,
I know you can get over yours too . . .
But you got to have faith in Jesus
and trust Him ~ to deliver you!

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Philippians 4:13
King James Version

“I can do all things through Christ
which strengtheneth me.

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


He Supplies My Every Need ~

He Supplies My Every Need ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, today I am so thankful,
for all You’ve given me
for all the hidden blessings
that before, I could not see.

I once thought if I had more,
I would find true happiness
but,  now I see that all I need
is You, and not my worldliness.

Lord, I am blessed with so much,
there is nothing that I lack
and I owe everything to You
for taking this wanderer back.

You’ve taught me to trust,
swept me away in Your peace
You’ve given me love
that I know will never cease.

There’s nothing that I want,
for You supply my every need
as You’re the faithful sower
of every good and fruitful seed.

Lord, today I give my thanks,
and send my praises up to You
for there isn’t anything for me . . .
that You would not do!

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Philippians 4:19
King James Version

“And my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ
Jesus.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Here I AM ~

Here I AM,
looking out for you
counting your every step
guiding you all the way
each and every day.

Here I AM,
feeling all your hurt
healing all your pain
taking away the sting
shielding you with My wing.

Here I AM,
always besides you
never leaving, never parting
for I AM always here
I AM forever near.

Here I AM,
seeing you worry
giving you My peace
watching your concern
bringing you new hope
helping you to cope.

So, if you ever wonder,
where I can be found
all you have to do
is take a look around . . .

For here I AM!

~~~~~~~

Exodus 3:14
King James Version

“And God said to Moses,
“I AM WHO I AM.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


In The Early Hours ~

In The Early Hour ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In the early hours . . .
before the day is born
while the moon still shines
before it is a new morn.

While the stars still twinkle,
before the daylight dawns
while a chill is still in the air
before dew forms on lawns.

While our minds are calm,
and our hearts are at peace
while our thoughts are warm
and our anxieties have release.

That is when we should rise,
and meet with God in prayer
sending Him our heartfelt praise
and our burdens for Him to bear.

God wants to meet with you,
in the early morning hour
so He can give you strength
and fill you with His power.

In the early hours . . .
before the day is born
look up and praise the Lord
upon the new morn!

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Psalm 5:3
King James Version

“My voice shalt thou hear
in the morning,

O LORD;
in the morning will I
direct my prayer

unto thee,
and will look up.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


My Anchor ~

I thought I could sail,
and coast along the way
until I got caught
in a storm the other day.

I wasn’t really ready,
for the tempest ahead of me
for these once calm waters
were becoming an angry sea.

As the wind began to blow,
it threw me off my chair
when it started to howl
it gave me quite a scare.

But, I held on to the wheel,
aimed for the shore
I stepped on the gas
with the pedal to the floor.

As the sea began to churn,
I saw I wasn’t going anywhere
so I threw in my anchor
knowing I had to prepare.

I clung onto my faith,
prayed with all my might
I hung onto every promise
He’d guide me in His light.

As the waves tossed and turned,
I gathered up my trust
quoted from the Scriptures
with each and every thrust.

When the storm was finally over,
and I was safely at the dock
I was glad that I set my anchor
to the One I call my Rock!

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Hebrews 6:19
King James Version

“Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul,
 both sure and stedfast:”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


I Too Can Cross My Jordan

I too can see the holy pillar,
at the edge of my wilderness
I too can see the light
and I pursue it with eagerness.

I too can see the mighty cloud,
as it goes out before me
I too can see the fire
and I will follow it to the sea.

I too can cross my Jordan,
and make it to the other side
I too can pass through
with confidence in my stride.

I too can see the Lord,
a witness to His divine guidance
I too can hear the Lord
and know my fears He will silence.

I too can reach the promise land,
as I learn to trust God with my life
I too can find His blessed provisions
to overcome the state of my strife!

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Exodus 13:20

“And the Lord went before them by day in
a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the
way; and by night in a pillar of fire,
to give light; to go by day and night.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, Little Lamb

Oh, little lamb run to Him,
He will gather you in His arms
He will cradle you in His strength
protect you from all that harms.

You may be strong in your faith,
you may have wandered far . . .
oh, little lamb don’t you see
God loves you ~ no matter who you are.

He sees the fearful, fainting ones,
He yearns toward the meek and contrite
oh, little lamb don’t you see
just how precious you are ~ in His sight.

He renews and restores strength,
He tenderly cares for all of His sheep
oh, little lamb don’t you see,
He sees every tear ~ that you weep.

He loves the first and the last,
all His sheep ~ He does cherish
Oh, little lamb don’t you see
He wishes not one ~ should perish.

Oh, little lamb run to Him,
He will keep you safe and warm
come little one, and join in the circle
and embrace His everlasting arm!

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Isaiah 40:11
King James Version

“He shall gather the lambs with his arm.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Singing My Praise ~

Sometimes I want to stand,
on the highest hill . . .
raise my hands to the Lord
so I can tell Him how I feel.

I want to shout out my love,
hear His echo back at me
I want to close my eyes tight
until His face is all I see.

Sometimes I want to be alone,
on the tallest mountain top
sing my praises to the Lord
never wishing for them to stop.

I want to show my gratefulness,
with a standing ovation
I want to shout out my thanks
so He’ll know my appreciation.

Sometimes I want to stand,
and soak in His peace . . .
I want to raise my hands upwards
and my praise just release!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 57:7
King James Version

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed

I will sing and give praise.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Dear ~ Fainthearted One

Oh, dear fainthearted one,
does life have you down?
Has depression robbed your smile,
and given you its hopeless frown?

Do worry lines map your face,
are your eyes filled with fear?
Do you embrace your melancholy,
and hold anxiousness near and dear?

Has your doubt caught up with you,
has it stolen your peace of mind?
Does confusion torment your soul,
making tranquility hard to find?

Has your devotion bottomed out,
is your hope in things that won’t last?
Has your faithfulness withered away,
do you still hold on to your gloomy past?

Oh, dear fainthearted one,
don’t you stop trusting or believing
give God all that makes your faith weak
and His strength you’ll start receiving!

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

1 Thessalonians 5:14
King James Version

“Comfort the fainthearted.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


For Every Beginning

For every beginning,
there must be an end
just like a rainbow
must  have a bend.

But, He who has begun,
a good work in you
will be there to help
and see you through.

For what He begins,
will not  fade away
what He has started
He’ll complete one day.

His love set in motion,
is constant and true
He’ll never cease
taking care of  you.

His comfort is steady,
to soothe and to ease
He is always  eager
to satisfy and to please.

His hope is ceaseless,
forever it  goes on
just like a new day
must have a dawn.

His faithfulness persists,
no matter the season
He’ll always forgive you
no matter the  reason.

His gentle, kind mercies,
are eternally bound
forever they  will comfort
they are yours to be found.

His truth sets us  free,
from Satan’s deception
and He’ll liberate us all
on the Day of  Redemption.

For those who endure,
will be saved to the end
and  you’ll find in Jesus
you’ll have no better a friend.

So, give your  life to Jesus,
and you’ll find perfect rest
just like the sun
must  set in the west . . .

~~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 1:6
King James Version

“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:”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Is That You Lord?

Is that you Lord,
is that You, I felt just now?
Is that You, who touched my heart,
and brushed upon my brow?

Is that You Lord,
is that You, I heard softly say?
Is that You, who whispered to me,
You’ll get me through this day?

Is that You Lord,
is that You, I seem to sense?
Is that You, who left the impression,
that made me feel less tense?

Is that You Lord,
is that You, stirring up in me?
Is that You, who gave me inspiration,
to trust in what I cannot see?

Is that You Lord,
is that You, I believe is near?
It must be You, who embraced me,
for no one else is here!

~~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 13:14
King James Version

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ,
and the love of God, and the communion
of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Bully!

Bully,
why did you pick on me
what was it that you saw
that no one else could see?

Bully,
sticks and stones cast
did you not realize
how long the pain would last?

Bully,
names, but not my God-given
they were the ones
that made me hate livin’.

Bully,
words so very cruel
why did you think
I was made to be your fool?

Bully,
what did I ever do . . .
what did I ever say . . .
to bring the bully out in you?

Bully,
you really did hurt me
but my Lord and Savior
from you, has set me free.

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

Psalm 118:6
King James Version

” The Lord is on my side; I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Autumn Blessings ~

Autumn Blessings ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Autumn brings to the soul relief,
as hot Summer days, slip to an end
God sent the season for weary hearts
to restore, repair and mend.

Unlike the Autumn trees,
that shed their changing leaves
God sent the season for failing hearts
to adhere, embrace and cleave.

Just as with the Autumn winds,
there comes a new refreshing rain
God sent the season for fraying hearts
to increase, grow and gain.

The Autumn sun is slow to climb,
and dips much earlier into the night
God sent the season for sleepy hearts
to rise, shine and awake in His light.

God gave to us the Autumn season,
so we could have a respite and rest
for it is the season for our beset souls
to see how much we are blessed!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 16:9
King James Version

“Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:

my flesh also shall rest
in hope.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


More of You Lord ~

More of You Lord, more of You,
in all the things I say and do
less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I can be.

Lord, I give You all my doubts,
with them You can have my fear
take from me my wariness
move me close and draw me near.

More of You Lord, more of You,
oh Dear Jesus, can’t You see
I want to die to me and live for You,
I need more of You and less of me

Lord, I will give You all my love,
please take my heart, it’s Yours too
I need You to be my soul’s reflection
please take my life and make it new.

More of Your will and less of mine,
help me to be to myself blind
show Your way and give me direction
lead me in the truth, till You I find.

I need more of You Lord, more of You,
in all the things I say and do
I need less of me Lord, less of me
so more of You I will forever be!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 1:21
King James Version

“For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Perfection ~

Perfection ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Give me the cross,
and its perfection
give me Jesus
as my direction.

Give me the hope,
of the Lamb
give me the strength
of I AM.

Give me the joy,
that is eternal
give me the peace
that is internal.

Give me the trust,
of being forgiven
give me a life
Holy Spirit driven.

Give me the cross,
and its assurance
give me faith
and its endurance!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 10:22
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Embrace

I felt the arms of God
wrap around me today
while I was on my knees
before I began to pray.

He held me close to Him
as I poured my heart out
I felt His warm embrace
encircle my gripping doubt.

He took me into His arms
and I rested there for a while
until my soul was reassured
He’d see me through this trial.

I felt a gentle squeeze
somewhere deep in my heart
and soon all of my worries
began to vanish and depart.

I’m not sure how long He held me
nor how long in His arms I was there
but when I rose to leave
I had not a worry or a care!

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

Jeremiah 32:17
King James Version

“Ah Lord God!
behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth

by thy great power and stretched out arm,
and there is nothing too hard for thee:”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Whole and Complete

Do you feel whole and complete,
or sense there’s something missing?
Are you aware of an emptiness
and find your mind always drifting?

Do you try to fill that void,
with people, things and places?
Do your achievements and rewards
take up all those empty spaces?

Are you searching for significance,
something that’ll give your life meaning?
Are you looking for heaven on earth
but find that your heart is still bleeding?

Are you carrying a life-long burden,
that keeps you from finding God’s peace?
Are you hauling around your past sin
so your guilt and shame never cease?

Then my friend you must let Jesus,
penetrate into your heart and soul
and the root of your incompleteness
He will reveal . . . and make you whole.

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

1 Thessalonians 5:23
King James Version

“And the very God of peace sanctify you
wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and
soul and body be preserved blameless unto
the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Being Tested . . .

I’m being tested . . .
I can see the angry sea
and any moment now
it could crash down on me.

If I doubt ~ I might sink,
but with faith I will swim
all I need to do . . .
is to keep my eyes on Him.

Jesus is on the other side,
of this sea that is raging
and my patience and belief
He’s measuring and gauging.

The waves are coming,
I can sense their future fear
but I know that in any storm
my Savior is always near.

I’ll not drown in these waters,
or be swept into the deep
for Jesus promises to protect
all of His precious little sheep.

I’m being tested . . .
I can see the angry sea
but I will not panic
I’ll let my faith work for me.

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

James 1:3
King James Version

“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith
worketh patience.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Hurry Lord . . .

Hurry Lord, come quickly ~
I so need You now
rush to me, help me
the way, You know how.

Hurry Lord, do not tarry,
my heart is growing faint
rush to me, faster yet
I need Your restraint.

Hurry Lord, make haste,
I am growing weak
rush to me, swiftly still
Your strength, is what I seek.

Hurry Lord, do not dawdle,
my soul really needs You
rush to me, run if You must
for I need, Your wisdom too ~

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

Psalm 38:22
King James Version

“Make haste to help me, O Lord my salvation.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Who’s In Control?

Some say their faith is doing just fine,
and that Jesus is in charge of their soul
but, when you look deep into their heart
they are the ones ~ who are in control.

They say Jesus is their all in all . . .
and that He is the Lord of their life
but, when hard times come a calling
their trust in Him ~ is lost in the strife.

They say they pray and study the Word,
and that they stay on the narrow way
but, when you see them out in the world
they don’t act the way ~ that they say.

They say Jesus is the great physician,
and all they need is a touch of His hem
but, when they are spiritually sick or ill
they turn to everything else ~ but Him.

They say He is their refuge and harbor,
and they seek Him for peace and shelter
but, when adversities wind starts to blow
their lives turn into mere ~ helter-skelter.

They say Jesus is their true Shepherd,
and they follow His every steps
but, when you see where they’ve been
they have not followed ~ His concepts.

Some say their faith is doing just fine,
and heaven is their eternal goal . . .
but, when you look deep into their heart
. . . . keep praying for their soul.

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

Matthew 7:14
King James Version

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

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Nana, Why Can’t We See Angels?

“Nana, why can’t we see angels?”
My grandson one day asked me.
“Why if they are here with us . . .
their wings we cannot see?”

I took him by the hand,
and we walked my garden path
and the innocence of his question
gave my heart a happy, little laugh.

I knew I had to give an answer,
that his tender heart could hold
for God gave me my own angel
so his soul ~ I could help to mold.

“Although you can’t see angels,
they’re right here in front of you
and no matter where you go
they surround you in all you do.

They rush to your side,
when you need a friend and helper
and when you get into trouble
they become for you, God’s shelter.

They wrap their arms around you,
when you go to bed each night
they keep your heart close to Jesus
until you see the morning light.

They are given to you by God,
to keep you safe and warm
and it is their duty and obligation
to keep you from Satan’s harm.

All you have to do is to believe,
that angels are for real . . .
and if you always trust in God
in your heart, their wings you will feel.”

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Psalm 91:11
King James Version

” For he shall give his angels charge over thee,
to keep thee in all thy ways.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Everyday Struggles ~

Everyday Struggles ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboorah ann

Everyday becomes a struggle,
when from God’s Word we stray
every hour is more miserable
when we don’t trust and  pray.

Everything looks impossible,
when His hope is not there
every problem looks bleaker
when we don’t believe He cares.

Every worry seems unbearable,
when His mercy we don’t claim
every care is more insufferable
when we don’t call upon His name.

Every mountain seems higher,
when we climb it all alone
every valley is a little deeper
when we wander off on our own.

Everyone who goes about,
doing whatever it is they will . . .
will never know the kind of peace
that only God can instill!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1
King James Version

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


The Great Deceiver ~

When darkness falls upon you,
and depression steps on in
when gloominess fills your mind
and the True Light begins to dim.

When your faith starts to crack,
under the pressures of self-doubt
and you notice you have begun
to shut the Good Word out.

When your burdens are piled up,
and they seem to be a mile high
when you start to question God
and you begin to ask Him why.

That’s when you need to trust Him,
like you have never done before
and you must not let the enemy
enter into your heart’s door.

For, Satan is the great deceiver,
he’s behind every fatal thought
and he will not be satisfied
until his every lie is bought!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 2:11

“Lest Satan should get an advantage of us:
for we are not ignorant of his devices.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


I Will Carry You ~

When you’re feeling over burdened,
and the answers are far and few
when your troubles cause you to fall
I will carry you.

When you’re feeling overwhelmed,
and you don’t know what to do
when your worries cause you to drop
I will carry you.

When you’re tired and oppressed,
and you’re weary of the world view
when your dreams cause you to weep
I will carry you.

When you’re beaten up and broken,
and you have no one else to turn to
when your pain cause you to give away
I will carry you.

When you’re life becomes unraveled,
and everything seems to be askew.
when your cares cause you to break down,
I will carry you.

When you’re path becomes uncertain,
and yet, yesterday the way you knew
when your journey comes to an end
it’s because ~ I carried you!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:28
King James Version

“Come unto me,
all ye that labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


If the Lord Should Tarry

If the Lord should tarry,
and I have to wait another day
I will endure what life brings me
as I continue to believe and pray.

If I have to remain,
in this earthly body still longer
I will keep my hopes in the Lord
and my faith will become stronger.

If I have to linger,
and my departure takes more time
I will ask  the Lord for patience
and over every obstacle I will climb.

If I have to wait,
until the Lord finally comes for me
I will have the perseverance
to ride out every rough, stormy sea.

If the Lord should tarry,
and I have to wait another day
I will endure what life brings me
but my sights are set on that day!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 10:37-38a
King James Version

“For yet a little while,
and he that shall come will come,
and will not tarry.
Now the just shall live by faith:

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


I Will Not Be Moved ~

Though, my troubles are many,
and surround me night and day
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will make for me a way.

Though, my burdens are heavy,
and follow me wherever I go
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord’s will I shall know.

Though, my enemies oppress me,
and try to keep me down
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will keep me sound.

Though, my days are numbered,
and the end may be near
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord takes away my fear.

Though, my nights are lonely,
and filled with darkness and dread
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will keep me in His stead.

Thought, I may be weak,
and at times I can barely hang on
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord is my Rock and my brawn!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 62:6
King James Version

“He only is my rock and my salvation:
He is my defence; I shall not be moved.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Lord ~

Thank You Lord,
for giving me ~ my heart’s desire
thank You for keeping my soul
for You, on constant fire.

Thank You for Your beauty,
the gift of Your grace
thank You for keeping me warm
in Your everlasting embrace.

Thank You for this moment,
when I feel You so very close
thank You for always being
the heartbeat in my prose.

Thank You for answering,
my heart’s deepest prayer
thank You for showing me . . .
how much ~ for me You care.

Thank You from the top,
and the bottom of my heart
thank You so much,
for giving me this new start!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:49
King James Version

“Therefore will I give thanks unto thee,
O Lord, among the heathen, and sing
praises unto thy name.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Today ~

Lord, today you showed me,
just how much you care
with the answer
to my prayer.

You reached down,
gently touched my soul
healed this broken vessel
once again made me whole.

Lord, today you reminded me,
of just how good You are
You are my ever bright
and shinning Morning Star.

All darkness is gone,
now Your light does shine
where fear once was
now Your peace is mine.

Lord, today you reminded me,
of Your perfect love
how to keep my eyes
focused on things above.

To see the many things,
You always do for me
You are the living example
of how I need always be!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:16
King James Version

“Let your light so shine before men, that they
may see your good works, and glorify your
Father which is in heaven.

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Change Me Lord ~

Change Me Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Change me Lord,
I know that I should be . . .
a different kind of person
than the one that I call me.

Change me Lord,
there’s so much You can do
take this old life of mine
and make me someone new.

Change me Lord,
from the inside out . . .
to trust in only You
without fear or doubt.

Change me Lord,
make my heart grow true
help me to see the sin
in the things I say and do.

Change me Lord,
show me what I do wrong
take away my weakness
make me someone strong.

Change me Lord,
till I see You’re all I need
to live my life just like You
in my every act and deed.

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 9:16
King James Version

“No man putteth a piece of new cloth
unto an old garment, for that which is
put in to fill it up taketh from the garment,
and the rent is made worse.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


When You Pray ~

When you pray draw near to God,
and ask to know His will
give Him your praise and adoration
and believe your request He’ll fulfill

When you pray come to your Father,
confess and repent of your sin
then trust Him with all your heart
and His Spirit will dwell within.

When you pray call upon your Lord,
stand on the authority of His name
have faith in all of your petitions
and be sure His strength you claim.

When you pray go to the throne,
boldly ask, seek and knock
you’ll never find His door closed
it is always open to His flock.

When you pray draw near to God,
then agree, watch and obey
He wants you to persevere
until His answers come your way!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:6
King James Version

“But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father
which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth
in secret shall reward thee openly.

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus, My Blessed Redeemer ~


He is the Alpha and the Omega,
the Beginning and the End
He is our Jehovah, our Lord of Glory
our Eternal Life and forever Friend.

He is the Light of the world,
the Morning Star, the Righteous One
He is our Lord, our King, and our Prince
He is God’s only Beloved Son.

He is the Word and the Living Bread
the Ransom, the Truth, and the Way
He is the living Son of God
our Wonderful Savior of the day.

He is the Faithful Protector,
the Rock, the Shield, and the Rod
He is our Refuge, our Strength, our Fortress
He is the begotten Holy One of God.

He is the Good Shepherd,
The Redeemer, the Everlasting Peace
He is our Lamp and our Lamb
He is the Servant who came to teach.

He is the Fountain of Living Waters
the Helper, the Physician, and the Healer
He is our Portion, our Bread of Life
our Restorer and the Holy Spirit’s sealer.

He is the Branch and the True Vine
the Root of David is where He is from.
He is the Tree of Everlasting Life,
He is the Bridegroom yet to come.

He has many wonderful names,
on which we can surely call
but, Jesus . . . my Blessed Redeemer
is my favorite one of them all!

~~~~~~~~~~

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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