Tag Archives: God’s Strength & Power Poems

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

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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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~

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!

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

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!

~~~~~~~~~

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!

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

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!

~~~~~~~

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!

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

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!

~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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 ?

~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~~

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


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