Tag Archives: Joy

God Has A Time For Everything ~

God has a time,
for everything
and for every one
new season’s He brings.

There’s a time of peace,
and a time of bleakness
a time of spiritual health
and a time of sickness.

There’s a time to rise up,
and a time to regress
a time of fearfulness
and a time to onward press.

There’s a time of hope,
and a time of testing
a time of great faith
and a time of wrestling.

There’s a time to praise,
and a time to mourn
a time to rejoice
and a time to be reborn.

For every thing,
God has a reason
a time for all things
in their due season!

~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Throwing In The Towel ~

Some days I feel like quitting,
just throwing in the towel
some days I don’t want to think
of another rhyming vowel.

Some days it’s so hard,
putting words into rhyme
some days I feel as if . . .
I’m just wasting my time.

But, then I read my Bible,
and the verses seem to jump
helping me to get over
my poetry writing slump.

For, God keeps telling me,
to continue, to continue on
how I need to keep doing
what I know He has begun.

Some days I feel like quitting,
blogging how and what I feel
but, then God encourages me
and restores my rhyming zeal!

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2 Chronicles 15:7

“Be ye strong therefore,
and let not your hands be weak:
for your work shall be rewarded.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Once Again Reborn ~

Today,  I was feeling,
quite weary and down
I needed something
to turn my thoughts around.

So, I took out my Bible,
and I began to read
God’s every promise
to supply all I need.

Today, I was thinking,
I needed a faith lift
for mine seem to be
in some kind of drift.

So, I read the Scriptures,
about Jesus in the storm
and soon my every thought
He began to transform.

Today I was feeling,
spiritually forlorn . . .
but, as I read the Good News
I felt once again reborn!

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1 Peter 1:23

“Being born again,
not of corruptible seed,
but of incorruptible,
by the word of God,
which liveth and abideth
for ever.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Comforts the Mournful ~

Some people appear,
strong on the outside
when really they’re falling
apart on the inside.

Some people pretend,
they have it all together
some contend alone
any storm they can weather.

Some people claim,
they don’t need any aid
some camouflage
just how much their afraid.

Some people look,
happy and joyful
some disguise so well
a heart, sorrowful.

Some people are indeed,
strong on the outside
for, God comforts those
who mourn on the inside!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 5:4

Blessed are they that mourn:
for they shall be comforted.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Came Into This World A Sinner ~

I came into the world,
with not one single thing
and when I go to see Jesus
there’s nothing I can bring.

For, my treasures on earth,
will rust from corruption
but, in heaven they’ve been
everlasting from conception.

I have a lot of stuff,
making my life comfortable
but, they are all to God . . .
worthless and corruptible.

For, God has for me,
eternal life as my treasure
where peace and joy
will flow without measure.

I came into this world,
as a sinner, but I will leave
as someone who in Jesus
has trusted and believed!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-21

“Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust
doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Grief Reliever ~

I have felt grief  . . .
whack me on the shoulder
I have felt it in my gut
hit me like a boulder.

I have felt its shock,
just like a lighting bolt
I’ve felt its thunder deliver
my heart a stunning jolt.

I have felt grief . . .
punch me in my face
I’ve felt its raging torment
my whole body encase.

I have felt its aftershock,
shake up my entire world
I’ve felt its deadly tremor
as its pain was unfurled.

But, each time I felt the pain,
brought on only by grief . . .
I went straight to Jesus
to give my heart relief!

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Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is nigh
unto them that are
of a broken heart;”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Peace Everlasting ~

One day the peace of God,
will be everlasting . . .
one day our cares on Jesus
we will not need to be casting.

One day eternal joy,
will replace our sadness
one day all of our tears
will be ones of gladness.

One day God’s mercy,
will no longer be needed
one day our every fear
will finally be defeated.

One day our true hope,
will be revealed to us
one day we will see
the God in whom we trust.

One day the peace of God,
will be truly everlasting . . .
and in our hearts and minds
it’ll no longer be surpassing!

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Philippians 4:6-7

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

And the peace of God,
which passeth
all understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Everything New ~

Everything new,
everything perfect
sin no longer
our lives to affect.

Everything peaceful,
everything calm
now that Jesus’ blood
is salvation’s balm.

Everything joyful,
everything painless
in a twinkling we’ll stand
before God blameless.

Everything pristine,
everything ideal
at the trumpet sound
all will be surreal.

Everything perfect.
everything new
when Jesus comes
for me and you!

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1 Corinthians 15.51-52

Behold! I tell you a mystery.
We shall not all sleep,
but we shall all be changed,
in a moment,
in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trumpet.

For the trumpet will sound,
and the dead will be raised
imperishable, and we
shall be changed.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Joy ~

Good morning joy,
it’s so nice to see you
its such a blessing
to have you in my view.

Good morning joy,
thank you for greeting me
it’s so nice knowing
today with me you’ll be.

Good morning joy,
it’s a wonder you are here
I know God sent you
to dry my every tear.

Good morning joy,
though I’m still grieving
just the thought of you
is soothing and relieving.

Good morning joy,
it’s so comforting to know
you’ll be following me
where ever today I go!

~~~~~~~~~

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.”

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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!

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Psalm 146:5

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Chilling Out ~

Today, I am chilling,
going to take it easy
not letting my fears
make me feel queasy.

Today, I am relaxing,
got me not a care
for, I took them all
to my Lord in prayer.

Today, I am resting,
letting go of it all
for, into the worry pit
I refuse to fall.

Today, I am slacking,
just Jesus and me
there’s not a doubt
together we will be.

Today I am chilling,
I’ll be easy-going . . .
for with God’s peace
I am overflowing!

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Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


With All Our Heart ~

When we love God,
with all of our heart
from Him we’ll never
what to be apart.

We will pursue Him,
night and day
we will praise Him
when we pray.

When we love God,
with all of our soul
our lives He’ll heal
and make whole.

We will seek Him,
all our living days
we’ll want to know
what are His ways.

When we love God,
with all our mind
His joy and peace
we’ll surely find.

We will trust Him,
for all we need
to His loving will
we’ll start to heed.

When we love God,
with all of our might
for our transgression
we will be contrite.

We will see our need,
for His merciful favor
and receive the grace
of Jesus, our  Savior.

When we mightily love God,
with all our heart and soul
over our minds He will . . .
take complete control!

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Deuteronomy 6:4-5

” Hear, O Israel:
The Lord our God is one Lord:

And thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Dispel Your Despair ~

If your faith is steadfast,
rooted and grounded
when trials come your way
in joy you’ll be surrounded.

For in the very midst,
of your worldly care
counting it all for joy
will dispel your despair.

When in Jesus,
you are truly content
you’ll experience joy
that is heaven sent.

For, whether in sickness,
or in perfect health
joy will bring to you
everlasting wealth.

Joy is not an option,
it’s something God gives
to those where His Spirit
securely abides and lives!

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Romans 15:13

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Never Alone ~

I once thought,
I could do it alone
but, then I invited Jesus
to come into my home.

Now He resides,
inside of these walls
He’s always around
when His name I call.

His very presence,
gives me such peace
for, on Him my worries
I am free to release.

He brings me comfort,
just knowing He’s here
He fills my heart and soul
with joy and good cheer.

I once thought,
I’d be left on my own
but since I found Jesus
I am never alone!

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Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;

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Deborah Ann Belka


He Restores My Joy ~

He restores my soul,
from the daily fatigue
He repairs my nerves
my fears, He relieves.

He restores my heart,
from its heaviness
He removes the pain
the hurt, the weariness.

He restores my faith,
when weakness sets in
He resets my trust
to follow after Him.

He restores my belief,
when there is doubt
He reinstates in my life
what His truth is about.

He restores my joy,
of a future sighting
He returns my watch
for that eye twinkling!

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Psalm 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy
of thy salvation; and uphold
me with thy free spirit.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Lasting Pleasure ~

There is a narrow path,
leading to lasting pleasure
where joy and peace
are held without measure.

If you keep your eyes,
on what God has for you
the hope of your inheritance
will come right into view.

All of God’s goodness,
will begin to flow
as He reveals to you
the way you should go.

Your heart will be glad,
your soul shall delight
as the glory of God
comes into your sight.

There is a narrow path,
it holds quite a treasure
for those who trust the Lord
it’s full of lasting pleasure!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Is Empowering ~

Faith is hope,
faith is love
faith is believing
in God above.

Faith is peace,
faith is rest
faith is believing
God’s plans are the best.

Faith is joy,
faith is gladness
faith is believing
God is our happiness.

Faith is trusting,
faith is relying
faith is believing
God’s love is undying.

Faith is active,
faith is lively
faith is believing
God’s power is mighty.

Faith is comforting,
faith is healing
faith is believing
God hears our weeping.

Faith is wise,
faith is meek
faith is believing
God’s face we can seek.

Faith is empowering,
faith is unfailing
faith is believing
God for our everything.

Faith is brave,
faith is fearless
faith is believing
God is our stillness.

Faith is hope,
faith is life-saving
faith is believing . . .
heaven is awaiting!

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1 Corinthians 2:5

“That your faith should not
stand in the wisdom of men,
but in the power of God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Give God Your Worries ~

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Some people worry,
about anything
some get anxious
over everything.

Some wrestle daily,
with their troubles
some nightly fight
with their struggles.

But, those who wait,
on the Lord are still
the worries they have
their peace cannot steal.

They cast their anxiety,
onto Jesus each day
they don’t fret about
things coming their way.

Some people worry,
about anything
but, those who trust God
give Him their everything!

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Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Bursts of Spring ~

Bursts of Spring,
are in the air . . .
tiny glimpses of
days warm and fair.

A tree bud,
a poppy bloom
heals the ache
of winter’s gloom.

Bursts of Spring,
fill my sights
to warm my thoughts
on still cold nights.

A bird’s faint song,
a mostly blue sky
the last snow flake
to float on by.

Little-bitty bursts of Spring,
God is sending  . . .
for it’s the season we need
His loving tending!

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Proverbs 27:25

“The hay appeareth,
and the tender grass
sheweth itself,
and herbs of the
mountains are gathered.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Son Rise ~

Lord, open up eyes,
and hearts too
so others may today . . .
come to know You.

Open up their minds,
let Your love sink in
so others may today
be forgiven of their sin.

Open up their ears,
let them really hear
the reason Your Father
even sent You here.

Open up their souls,
to Your eternal grace
so others may today
Your life in theirs embrace.

Father, open up souls,
ears, hearts and eyes
so others may today . . .
see Your glorious Son rise!

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John 11:25

” Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life:
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

Happy
Resurrection Day


I AM The Resurrection ~

I am the Resurrection,
I am the Life . . .
I am the One who took
upon Myself your strife.

Though someday you’ll die,
eternal life to you I give
if for your sins
you believe I will forgive.

I am the One chosen,
I am my Father’s favor
I am the Christ Jesus
your Lord and Savior.

One day in heaven,
together we will be
but, you must have faith
My Father sent Me.

I am the Resurrection,
new life I bring you
but, you must believe
in Me, for this to be true!

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John 11:25-26

“Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life:
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:

And whosoever
liveth and believeth

in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?”

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Jesus Died for All ~

Jesus gave Himself for me,
He gave Himself for you
He gave Himself for each
one in the world too.

Jesus died for our sins,
He gave up His life
so we’d be delivered
from its damning strife.

Jesus gave Himself for all,
He gave Himself to set free
He gave Himself to break
on us, satan’s authority.

Jesus became the ransom,
His life was the price
so one day with Him
we could be in paradise.

Jesus gave Himself for you,
He gave Himself for me . . .
so from sin we’d be freed
if we so choose to be!

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1 John 2:2

“And he is the propitiation
for our sins: and not for
ours only, but also for
the sins of the whole world.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Eternal Love ~

eternal-love-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Every day God shows,
to us His undying love
every day He showers
His mercies from above.

Every day God says,
child I love you
every day His grace
makes everything new.

Every day God gives,
us His loving solace
every day His peace
is perfect and flawless.

Every day God tends,
to us with loving care
every day He offers us
our burdens to bear.

Every day God sends,
blessings from above
every day He showers us
with His eternal love!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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