Tag Archives: Joy

A Pep Talk ~

We all need endurance,
to run the faithful race
we all need the strength
found in God’s grace.

We all need encouragement,
to keep our goal in sight
we all need the power
of the Holy Spirit’s might.

We all need perseverance,
to help us to keep pressing
we all need more joy
to keep us from stressing.

We all need patience,
in these trying of times
we all need godly virtue’s
so not to cross the fine lines.

We all need a pep talk,
as the faithful race we run
we all need to hear each day
it is our’s to be won!

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Colossians 1:11

“Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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When Sleep Eludes You ~

When sleep eludes you,
on these things dwell upon
and before you know it
it will be a new dawn . . .

I will in perfect peace,
cause you to lie down
so come and rest on Me
I promise to stay around.

I will keep you safe,
all throughout the night
and when you awake
it’ll be to My light.

My ears are open,
to your every care
let Me have them now
so each one I can bear.

In My bottle I collect,
the drops of your tears
so trust Me tonight
with all of your fears.

This evening may be,
full of tears and sorrow
but, joy will come I promise
upon a new tomorrow!

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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~05.07.18~


Truly ~

Truly ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I know from experience,
God sends us heartbreak
and through it I’ve learned
He truly doesn’t forsake.

Though at the time,
we may think God isn’t near
it’s at that very moment . . .
we must give Him this fear.

For, in the midst of tragedy,
Jesus is also there
and our pain and sorrow
He truly wants to bear.

He takes our sorrow,
and give us more grace
so that our tomorrows
we can joyfully face.

I know from experience,
the breaking of a grieving heart
and now I know truly . . .
nothing can shake my faith apart!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~04.25.18~


Jesus’ Promise To Us ~

Holy Spirit,
Jesus’ promise to us
may in Your strength
we learn to always trust.

You are our adviser,
our staunch advocate
our fears You help
to fully dissipate.

Holy Spirit,
our soul’s Comforter
may Your power
we fall under.

You bring us hope,
fill us with grace
the joy of our salvation
in You we embrace.

Holy Spirit,
our ever-present Helper
may we always have
Your mighty temper!

~~~~~~~

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~04.17.18~


Fruit Developing ~

It’s hard sometimes,
having self-control
it’s not easy to let
restraint into your soul.

But, it needn’t be,
as hard as you think
when with the Holy Spirit
your life is in sync.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be peaceful
it’s not easy to let
hope make you joyful.

But, it needn’t be,
that difficult to do
when the Holy Spirit
works inside of you.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be good and kind
it’s not easy to let
gentleness fill your mind.

But, it needn’t be,
too problematic
for, with the Holy Spirit
it becomes automatic.

It’s hard sometimes,
developing these fruits
unless the Holy Spirit . . .
establishes their roots!

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Galatians 5:22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness,
goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


With Jesus At Last ~

I know up in heaven,
there’ll be no more tears
painful moans and groans
will turn to joyful cheers.

Death will be defeated,
grief will finally cease
broken souls will be filled
with God’s eternal peace.

Cries will be heard no more,
only singing and praise
to our heavenly Father
and the Son that He raised.

Sorrow and heartache,
will no more be heard of
for there up in heaven
there’ll only be God’s love.

I know up in heaven,
former things will have passed
but, the best part about it . . . .
is being with Jesus at last!

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Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away all tears
from their eyes; and there shall
be no more death, neither sorrow,
nor crying, neither shall there
be any more pain:
for the former things
are passed away.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Always Love you ~

Jesus loves you,
He always will
though at times
this you may not feel.

He made a promise,
to take care of you
by giving believers
His Spirit in His lieu.

He’s your comforter,
your helpful friend
never will He leave
He’s there till the end.

He will guide you,
in truth and light
give you the power
of His holy might.

You may wander,
but He won’t go away
He’ll not let you
completely go astray.

Jesus loves you,
on this you can rely
this truth I pray
you will not deny!

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John 15:13

Greater love hath
no man than this,
that a man lay down
his life for his friends.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Father, For My Risen Savior ~

My Father who’s in heaven,
today I bring my praise
my thankfulness to You
I just want to raise.

I thank You for Your Son,
who died on the cross for me
I’m grateful for His grace
that from sin has set me free.

I thank you for the Holy Spirit,
my seal of redemption
when back to Your throne
Jesus made His ascension.

I thank You for the lively hope,
that has taken over me
for the call to holy living
until in heaven with You l be.

My Father who’s in heaven,
to You I sing my praise
I am so thankful that today
my Savior’s life You raised!

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1 Peter 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again unto
a lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy RESURRECTION Day


His Stripes ~

His stripes,
my forgiven sin
His chastisement
my peace within.

His wounds,
my transgression
His death
my redemption.

His bruising,
my iniquity
His crown
my victory.

His sorrow,
my corruption
His grief
my adoption.

His stripes,
my healing
His Spirit
my sealing!

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Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

“But he was wounded
for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace
was upon him;
and with his stripes
we are healed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


All In CHRIST ~

All in Christ,
I abide
all my hope
lives inside.

All to Christ,
I give my soul
all my days
to control.

All on Christ,
my eyes fixed
keeping always
Him in the midst.

All for Christ,
I will live
all my heart
to Him I give.

All in Christ,
all of me
till the day
with Him I be!

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John 14:17

“Even the Spirit of truth;
whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not,
neither knoweth him:
but ye know him;
for he dwelleth with you,
and shall be in you.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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?

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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When I’m Restless ~

When I am restless,
in need of a break
I go to the only One
who never will forsake.

As I lean into Him,
He rests inside of me
all my anxiousness
on Him, I set free.

He takes my cares,
releases the strain
any worries I have
He begins to drain.

A sense of renewal,
stirs within my soul
over my anxieties
He resumes control.

When I am restless,
to Jesus I will go . . .
for He is the only One
who my breath can slow!

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Jeremiah 31:25

“For I have satiated
the weary soul,
and I have replenished
every sorrowful soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Danger Ahead ~

Life is full of danger,
challenges galore
problems too impossible
for us to ignore.

But, we who trust in God,
you’ll not see gloomy
for God is our refuge
when life gets stormy.

Life is full of perils,
hazards abounding
worries that leave
our hearts pounding.

But, we who trust in God,
rise over them and sing
for we have found our joy
in the strength He brings.

Life is full of risks,
unsafe and dangerous
but, we who trust in God
are always victorious!

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Psalm 5:11

“But let all those that put
their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them:
let them also that love
thy name be joyful in thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This is My Savior ~

This is My Savior ~ CHRIStian poetry by deborah ann

This is my Savior,
He can be yours too
if you’d only let Him
work inside of you.

He will instruct you,
show you the way
He will bring light
to your darkest day.

He will make you,
into someone new
your every thought
He will renew.

This is my Savior,
He wants to be yours too
oh, just you watch
the things He can do.

He will bring you joy,
amidst your pain
in Him there’s no loss
only endless gain.

He will be there,
when your all alone
He has ready for you
an eternal home.

He is your strength,
when you’re weak
and His salvation
He wants you to seek.

God is my Savior,
He can be yours too
if you’d just let Jesus
dwell inside of you!

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Luke 1:47

“And my spirit hath rejoiced
in God my Saviour.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Presence ~

 

Lord, when in Your presence
there is joy in all its fullness
filled with eternal glee
and everlasting happiness.

Lord, when we communicate,
in the talks we have together
there is a fountain of hope
for all the storms we weather.

Lord, when You’re near me,
in the Spirit within my heart
from your presence I never
want to leave or part.

Lord, when in the morning,
we meet and jointly pray
I know You will show me
the Life, the Truth, the Way.

Lord, in Your presence,
I feel a peaceful glow . . .
each day I spend with You
the more my joy grows!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


But, Take Heart ~

Take heart,
faith, do not lose
don’t let the evil-minded
give you the blues.

For, peace can be yours,
if you so elect
when onto Jesus
your eyes you direct.

Take heart,
joy, do not let go of
don’t let the enemy
overpower His love.

For, hope is yours,
in a world bearing none
for over the wicked
Jesus already won.

Take heart,
hold on to your faith and trust
for Jesus overcame . . .
the evilness all around us!

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John 16:33

I have said these things to you,
that in me you may have peace.
In the world you will have tribulation.
But take heart;
I have overcome the world.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Life ~

When the well of life,
starts running dry
and you find yourself
wondering why.

For, not long ago,
it seemed to flow
with hope and joy
wherever you’d go.

But, now it trickles,
when at its best
draining from you
your peace and rest.

And now in your soul,
there is a deep thirst
causing your faith
to be at its worst.

That’s when you need,
from Jesus a refill . . .
so the waters of life
He can again instill!

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John 4:14

“ But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing
up into everlasting life.

King James Version
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A Broken Spirit ~

A broken spirit,
sin’s conviction
a life now rid
of its infliction.

A contrite heart,
pride’s rejection
a life now free
of its direction.

A humble mind,
greed’s ejection
a life now rid
of its reflection.

A soul repentant,
shames detection
a life now purged
of its condition.

A broken spirit,
humble and contrite
is a life no longer . . .
without His light!

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Psalm 51:17

“The sacrifices of God
are a broken spirit:
a broken and a contrite heart,
O God, thou wilt not despise.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Path Into My Heart ~

One day I heard a voice,
calling out to me . . .
it said if you follow
I will set you free.

Free from the struggle,
free from the strife
for I will lead you
to find eternal life.

The voice that I heard,
at first seemed so far away
but, as I listened
it grew closer everyday.

From out of the wilderness,
my soul it was beckoning
saying I’ve prepared a way
worth your pursuing.

So I made a path,
for Jesus into my heart
and ever since that day
we have never been apart!

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Luke 3:4

“As it is written in the book
of the words of Esaias the prophet,
saying, The voice of one crying
in the wilderness, Prepare ye
the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

Proverbs 3:6

“In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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