Tag Archives: Hope

In A Slump ~

In a slump,
spiritually speaking
faith needing
a little tweaking?

Well don’t stop,
praying when dry
go ahead with God
and have a good cry.

In the dumps,
thought’s troubling
worries becoming
a little unnerving?

Well don’t stop,
raising your praise
God understands
it’s just a phase.

In a funk,
losing the battle
cares have you
a little bit rattled?

Well don’t you stop,
in God trusting . . .
until living water
again come rushing!


John 7:38

“He that believeth on me,
as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.23.18~

The Gospel of Grace ~

The Gospel of Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and by faith alone . . .
I believe only through Jesus’ blood
the sins of mankind are atoned.

I believe grace cleanses,
the effects of evil and sin
I believe Jesus our very souls
died so them He could win.

I believe grace pardons,
the guilty and shamed face
I believe Jesus upon Himself
took the brunt of our disgrace.

I believe graces heals,
the hurt, the pain, the ache
I believe Jesus our hearts
can soften, reform and remake.

I believe grace gives rest,
to the depressed and friendless
I believe Jesus came to save
all who are lonely and hopeless.

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and nothing more . . .
I believe God’s gift of grace
redeems, heals and restores!


Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Before The World Was ~

Before the world was,
before there was day
Jesus’ love for us . .
was already on its way.

Before the earth spun,
before the night began
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already in God’s plan.

Before the seas flowed,
before the stars twinkled
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already being kindled.

Before the birds took on flight,
before the trees sprouted
Jesus’ love for us . .
was already getting routed.

Before the animals roamed,
before the fruit yielded
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already being wielded.

Before things started creeping,
before the herb seeded
Jesus’ love for us . . .
was already seen as needed.

Before man was even formed,
before woman needed molding
Jesus’ love for us . . .
had already begun unfolding!


Genesis  1.1-31

In the beginning
God created
the heaven
and the earth . . .

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Sticky Note From God ~03.18.18~

I Rely On My Faith ~

I rely on my faith,
each day to be strong
I trust it even when . . .
things are going wrong.

I depend on prayer,
every day I am alive
for, I know in this world
it’s the only way to survive.

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I draw on God’s Word,
every day I study and read
for, I know I’ll be blessed
when the verses I heed.

I rely on my faith,
prayer and God’s sufficing grace
my hope is found in my Bible
when it’s truth I embrace!


Jeremiah 17:7

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

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Afternoon Ponderings~03.18.18~

Good Morning Quote ~03.18.18~

Sticky Note to God ~03.18.18~

Look At Me Jesus ~

Look at me Jesus,
look at what You’ve done
You took this sinner
made me with You one.

You took this hard heart,
once made of cold stone
put into me one of flesh
and made it Your home.

Look at me Jesus,
look at all You did for me
you’ve taken blinded eyes
so Your love I could see.

You took away my shame,
dried up tears, repentant
so that on Your grace
I’d become dependent.

Look at me Jesus,
look at my thankful soul
for in You it is now . . .
made complete and whole!


Colossians 2:9-10

“For in him dwelleth
all the fulness of
the Godhead bodily.

And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all
principality and power”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Never Alone ~

You are never alone,
Jesus is with you
in His eyes . . .
you’re always in view.

He is always with you,
constantly by your side
leave you He will not
for in you He abides.

You are never alone,
Jesus’ Spirit is in you
to guide and lead
in all things you do.

He walks with you,
carries your load
He goes with you
no matter the road.

You are never alone,
Jesus won’t depart
for He is right there
dwelling in your heart!


Matthew 28:20

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Repent, Repent, Repent ~

What ever happened to,
the old man on the street . . .
holding his sign warning
everyone that he’d meet?

There was a truth to be told,
a new kingdom was to come
and he was not too worried
about offending anyone.

Most people mocked him,
but, he didn’t feel any shame
for he wasn’t seeking after
worldly fortune or fame.

He wasn’t a rich man,
in fact he looked quite poor
but the riches that he had
were eternal and forever more.

What happened to the old man,
whose message rang a bell?
Repent ~ Repent ~ Repent
or you’ll go straight to hell!


Mark 1:15

“And saying, The time is fulfilled,
and the kingdom of God is at hand:
repent ye, and believe the gospel.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Afternoon Ponderings ~03.12.18~

A Trump Bellowing Out ~

One day out of heaven,
you’ll hear a shout
along with a trump
bellowing out.

A voice you will hear,
of that of a King
signaling eternal peace
I’m here to bring.

The dead will rise up,
from their earthly grave
as they believe Jesus’ life
for their sins He gave.

Those who are yet alive,
will be caught in the air
for, they believe on the cross
Jesus their sins did too bear.

One day all will hear,
a loud trump, a shout . . .
will with Jesus you leave
or will you be left out?


1 Thessalonians 4:16-18

“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.”

Wherefore comfort one another
with these words.”

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

A New Life In Christ ~

I am happy for you,
I am so very excited
now that into your life
Jesus you invited.

I want to help you,
in your faith walk
I’ll be here for you
if you need to talk.

I know it’s not easy,
this  Christian living
so don’t be hard on yourself
but, like Jesus be forgiving.

If you should ever need,
a shoulder on which to cry
mine will be there for you
until all your tears dry.

I am so excited for you,
now that Jesus is your Savior
and I pray each day . . .
He blesses you with His favor!


Romans 12:15

” Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Afternoon Ponderings~03.04.18~

My Faith Keeps Me Hoping ~

My faith keeps me hoping,
it keeps me alert
so from the narrow way
I will not divert.

For, what I hope for,
isn’t found on this earth
nothing it provides
has everlasting worth.

My faith keeps me hopeful,
it keeps me vigilant
so on the narrow path
I may remain diligent.

For, my hope isn’t in,
the world’s offering
all that it  can render
is eternal suffering.

My faith gives me hope,
in the things I can’t see
my hope is my faith . . .
that Jesus lives in me!


Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Child Of The World ~

Oh, child of the world,
to its ways you bow
to its wickedness
you’ve taken a vow.

But, God still sees you,
as one of His unsaved
and your condition to Him
is sinful and grave.

Oh, child of the world,
to its pleasures you run
to its evilness
you don’t think to shun.

But, God still sees you,
as one of His own
to you His mercy
He wants to make known.

Oh, child of the world,
where are you off too . . .
will you follow the same path
of those before you?

Into this ungodly world,
you don’t have to proceed
if your heart to Jesus . . .
today you concede.

Oh, child of the world,
before you too get lost
consider the love and grace
of Jesus, on Calvary’s cross!


Ephesians 5:11

“And have no fellowship
with the unfruitful works
of darkness,
but rather reprove them.”

Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth
his love toward us,
in that, while we were
yet sinners,
Christ died for us.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Afternoon Ponderings~03.02.18~

Good Morning Quote ~03.02.18~

At Jesus’ Feet ~

I found God’s grace,
at Jesus’ feet
I found forgiveness
there at His feet.

I found redemption,
at Jesus’s feet
I found perfect love
there at His feet.

I found pity,
at Jesus’ feet
I found mercy
there at His feet

I found Truth,
at Jesus’ feet
I found eternal joy
there at His feet.

I found Life,
at Jesus’ feet
I found the Way
there at His feet.

I found hope,
at Jesus’ feet
I found healing
at my Savior’s feet!


Matthew 15:30

“And great multitudes came unto him,
having with them those that were lame,
blind, dumb, maimed, and many others,
and cast them down at Jesus’ feet;
and he healed them:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

No Rocket-Scientist Needed ~

It doesn’t take,
a rocket-scientist
it doesn’t take
the sciences.

Faith is just,
an act of trust
it’s believing
God loves us.

It doesn’t take,
a philosopher
it doesn’t take
an astrologer.

Faith is easier,
than you think
for grace is . . .
the saving-link.

It doesn’t take,
an anthropologist
it doesn’t take
a theologist.

Faith is believing,
Jesus died for you
faith is grace . . .
pure and true!


Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Afternoon Ponderings ~02.28.18~

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