Tag Archives: Grateful

Rejoicing Always ~

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
when things aren’t going right
it hard to give God thanks . . .
with so many battles to fight.

It’s hard to see God’s hand,
in the middle of the pain
it hard to be grateful
when all your joy is drained.

But we who have Jesus,
living inside of us
know how important it is
in Him to always trust.

For, to always be rejoicing,
takes prayer continually
and then our thanks to God
will come unceasingly.

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
with all that life brings . . .
but, we know it’s God will
to be thankful for all things!

~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Thankful In Every Season ~

You don’t need a season,
to be thankful . . .
every day of the year
you can be grateful.

You can all year-long,
bless God with your praise
your gratitude to Him
you can daily raise.

It doesn’t have to be,
just on Thanksgiving day
your gratitude to God
you can always display.

You can sing anytime,
to Him your appreciation
it does not have to be . . .
a holiday celebration.

Whether you are rich,
or if you may be poor
for and in everything
let your thanksgivings pour.

You can be thankful,
every day of the year
for your gratefulness . . .
God always wants to hear!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 68:19

“Blessed be the Lord,
who daily loadeth us
with benefits,
even the God of
our salvation. Selah.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful For the Right Reasons ~

Lord, as I enter into,
the season of Thanksgiving
may I do so without . . .
any qualms or misgivings.

May I be grateful,
for all You’ve given me
especially for the things
I am still yet to see.

May I be satisfied,
with all I have got
may I be content
with what I have not.

May I be appreciative,
for Your every blessing
may I be at peace with . . .
those I’ll not be getting.

Lord, as I enter into,
Thanksgiving’s season
may I be truly thankful
for all the right reasons!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Happy Place ~

Jesus is . .
my happy place
where I relish
in God’s grace.

It is in Him,
I find true rest
with God’s peace
I am blest.

Jesus is . . .
my happy place
where God’s love
I eagerly embrace.

Because of Jesus,
I’ve hope endless
no longer do I feel
weak or helpless.

Jesus is . . .
my happy place
where joy fills in
the empty space!

~~~~~

Psalm 146:5

“Happy is he that hath the God
of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is in the Lord
his God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Faithful ~

gods-faithful-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

God’s faithful,
are peaceful
to God’s Word
they are heedful.

God’s faithful,
are prayerful
in their works
they are careful.

God’s faithful,
are thankful
for their gifts
they are grateful.

God’s faithful,
are joyful
in their service
they are gleeful.

God’s faithful,
are lovable
for to Him . . .
they are usable!

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Matthew 25:23

“His lord said unto him,
Well done,
good and faithful servant;
thou hast been faithful
over a few things,
I will make thee ruler
over many things:
enter thou into
the joy of thy lord.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


What Love Is ~

What is Love ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Love is patient,
love is kind
love doesn’t have
a haughty mind,

It will not boast,
it is not proud
it doesn’t stand
out in a crowd.

Love is pleasant,
it doesn’t envy
it is cheerful
always friendly.

It’s full of joy,
mercy and favor
it is faithful
never a traitor.

Love is calm,
it is peaceful
never angry
always grateful.

It’s brings light,
rays of hope
love helps others
how to cope.

Love is patient,
love is kind
for love has . . .
a forgiving mind!

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Charity suffereth long,
and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own, is not easily
provoked, thinketh no evil;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


His Amazing Light ~

His Amazing Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ IBible Verses

Lord, give me a joyful heart,
a spirit that is bright
let me look at everything
through Your amazing light.

Let me see the sunshine,
even when there’s rain
let me see the blue skies
even through, my pain.

Let me be grateful,
whatever comes my way
let me be appreciative
every minute of the day.

Let me see the sunbeams,
even when it’s gray
let me see the sunlight
even on a cloudy day.

Lord, let me see everything,
in Your amazing light
let me see rays of hope
be it day or night!

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Psalm 89:15

“Blessed is the people that know
the joyful sound: they shall walk,
O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Praise ~

Sing Praises used with permission IBible Verses

Each new day I begin,
I start it off with praise
to the Lord my God . . .
my gratitude I raise.

I thank my God daily,
for all He has supplied
I can’t tell Him enough
how much I am obliged.

My gratitude is ongoing,
as I go about my day
I thank Him for the blessings
He showers on my way.

I’m grateful for His mercy,
His every good, perfect gift
unto my Lord and Savior
my thankfulness I lift.

As I thank God for being,
the powerful, wise creator
my gratefulness to Him . . .
grows ever-more greater!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 35:28

“And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness
and of thy praise all the day long.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Grow in Grace ~

Grow In Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, help me to grow in grace,
by being more kind and respectful
help me to be more giving . . .
without being rude or resentful.

Help me to be more pleasing,
let me bring to others pleasure
help me to be less selfish
so my time with them I’ll treasure.

Help me to be a reflection,
of a life living with You near
help me to seek Your will
with godly reverence and fear.

Help me to be more grateful,
thankful to You for all things
help me to grow in grace . . .
no matter what this life brings!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18
King James Version

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Joyful, Thankful Heart ~


Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to Thanksgiving’s table
a soul forever grateful
for all that You are able.

You make my plate complete,
when from Your Word I reap
the full bounty of Your grace
in Your kindness I do steep.

You fill me with such peace,
Your tender mercies overflow
Your love fills me to the brim
Your compassion in me grows.

You supply all my needs,
bless me with even more
You fulfill my every dream
with promises of life ~ evermore.

Lord, a joyful, thankful heart,
I bring to You not just on today
a soul full of hope and gratitude
for all You’ve done along the way!

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Colossians 3:15
King James Version

 “And let the peace
of God rule in your hearts,

to the which also ye are
called in one body;
and be ye

thankful.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Gracious Gratitude ~

Give Thanks by Matt Gruber free photo #6710

Not just on Thanksgiving,
but every day of the year
give God your heartfelt praise
and it will bring you cheer.

For when we are thankful,
the entire year through
joy will flood our hearts
spilling over in all we do.

Every minute of the day,
thank God for His grace
every second you’re alive
praise His holy face.

Give Him your thanksgiving,
with a heart that’s forthright
and in the eyes of the Lord
you’ll be a pleasure and delight.

So, everyone let’s show Him,
our gracious gratitude . . .
today and all year through
with a thankful attitude!

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

1 Thessalonians 5:18
King James Version

“In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Plate of Goodness ~

I love this time of year,
with Thanksgiving just ahead
it reminds me of some facts
in the Bible I have read . . .

In all things be grateful,
let joy and praise flow out of you
for everything be thankful
give God the glory He is due.

Make peacefulness your habitation,
let your gentleness be known
be kind, tender-hearted and forgiving
never be the first to cast a stone.

Extend a hand to the needy,
let charity be your perfect gift
help all those who have not
bring back to God those adrift.

Show others your appreciation,
let them see your gratitude
bless them for their helpfulness
be not selfish in your attitude.

Reach out to the sick and hurting,
let them see Jesus’ true compassion
show all acts of grace and mercy
let not the sun go down on your passion.

Be content with all that you have,
rejoice in whatever is your state
be satisfied with all of the goodness
God places each day on your plate.

In everything be thankful,
let your praise be heard by all
in everything be grateful
let your joy be seen by all!

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Ephesians 5:20
King James Version

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


The Real Housewife in God’s Home!

Proverbs 31.25  used with permission Creation Swap

The real housewife in God’s home,
isn’t like the one in Beverly Hills
for you won’t see her strutting about
in a short skirt and her high heels.

She has a heart that is spun of gold,
she’s full of wisdom and God’s grace
she doesn’t wear a lot of makeup
to cover her unfaithful, plastic face.

Her husband is pleased with her,
he trusts her to do what is right
she is not quarrelsome or angry
with him she does not pick a fight.

She manages all of his earthly affairs,
she doesn’t have one with her neighbor
she makes her husband proud of her
and in his eyes she holds his favor.

The real housewife in God’s house,
doesn’t go to fancy, pricey dining places
she plants, reaps, and serves her meals
to her families happy, grateful faces.

She isn’t a nosey, busy body,
and gossip to her is a dirty word
instead she shares the Gospel truth
spreading the goodness she has heard.

She isn’t an ambitious career woman,
who leaves her family to fend for itself
she is a strong, dignified, caring woman
who gives God her inner and outer self.

Her husband and children love her,
and respect her kind, generous ways
she’s not like the wives of Beverly Hills
for, she’s given God all her living days!

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

Based on Proverbs 31.10-31

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful for What ~

In Everything used with permission IBible Verses
It’s easy to be thankful,
when things are going well
when we are trouble-free
no fears on which to dwell.

But, when burdens become,
crushing and all-consuming
it’s hard to show gratitude
when stress is ever-looming.

It’s difficult to say thank you,
in the middle of our strife
it’s not easy to be grateful
for the trials in this life.

How can we be thankful,
in every single thing
rejoicing in the hardships
that living often brings?

It takes a heart of faith,
an unwavering trust
it take a soul that knows
being prayerful is a must!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
King James Version

“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Take My Pride, Lord ~

Life A Life Jesus will be Proud of used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, take away the pride,
in the things I say and do
let me take no pleasure
in just my point of view.

Teach me to be humble,
instead of being right
so I can stand worthy
pleasing in Your sight.

Help me to be meek,
less of myself aware
let not my ego cause
other people to despair.

Let me be grateful,
modest in my needs
may I not be haughty
in my acts and deeds.

Lord, take away my pride,
let me make You proud
may it be Your gentle Spirit
that stands out in a crowd!

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Proverbs 16:18
King James Version

“Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


If Today I Met Jesus ~

If Today I Met Jesus ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If today I were to meet Jesus,
and my life here came to an end
I would be so excited
to finally meet my eternal Friend.

I would run up to Him,
and look into His face
I would tell Him I’m so thankful
for His endless supply of grace.

I would drop down to my knees,
and worship my everlasting King
I would shout hallelujah . . .
and my praises I would sing.

I would leap and jump with joy,
as soon as my feet hit the floor
I would be forever grateful
He opened to me heaven’s door.

If today I were to meet Jesus,
and I were to see my eternal Friend
I know that I would be in paradise
and my bliss would never end.

~~~~~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
King James Version

“For the Lord himself shall descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
archangel, and with the trump of God: and
the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds, to
meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever
be with the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

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