Tag Archives: Patience

A Soul Conquering~

It takes courage,
a spirit willing to go the length
it takes confidence
letting God supply the strength.

It takes commitment,
a determination to do God’s will
it takes patience
a willingness to wait and be still.

It takes persistence,
a resolve to keep pressing on
it takes diligence
for the faithful race to be won.

It takes perseverance,
a heart willing to go the distance
it takes a dedicated mind
able to handle the resistance.

It takes focus,
eyes always kept on the goal
it takes Jesus . . .
to have a conquering soul!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:14

I press toward
the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God
in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:1-2

Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses, let us lay
aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience
the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author
and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Merge ~

Lord, show me Your will,
keep me on the right course
teach me to trust You
as my navigation source.

Lead me in Your truth,
guide me all my days
give me Your direction
in all of my ways.

Instruct me to wait,
until Your ready for me
grant me Thy patience
till it’s Your will I see.

Train me to follow,
after Your every deed
offer me Your wisdom
to see You’re all I need.

Enlighten my soul,
to Your every urge . . .
keep me in Your sight
until our paths merge!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 25:4-5

“Shew me thy ways,
O Lord; teach me thy paths.

Lead me in thy truth, and teach me:
for thou art the God of my salvation;
on thee do I wait all the day.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
Public Domain

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~06.10.21~

Psalm 37:7


Good Morning Quote ~06.07.21~


Sticky Note From God ~05.06.21~

James 5:7-8


God Waste’s Nothing ~

God waste’s nothing,
not the hurt, not the pain
He uses everything . . .
for His purpose, for our gain.

He knows the how’s,
to all of our why’s . . .
for He sees everything
through wiser eyes.

God squanders nothing,
not the grief, not the sorrow
He knows new mercy
will come with tomorrow.

He knows the what’s,
to all of our who’s . . .
He knows it is Him
that we must choose.

God waste’s nothing,
not the trials, not the tests
He knows His plans . . .
are always for our best!

~~~~~~~~

James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her
perfect work, that ye may be
perfect and entire, wanting nothing
.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All for Joy ~

Count it all for joy,
each trial you go through
give it not a second thought
then watch what God will do.

Count it all for joy,
when tested for your belief
patience will be your reward
and His peace your relief.

Count it all for joy,
as He performs His work in you
let His perfection complete
and make you someone new.

Count it all for joy,
lest you be tossed about
seek by faith all your needs
and in God never doubt.

Count it all for joy,
for His wisdom is yours to gain
ask believing without fear
and in your life He will reign.

Count it all for joy,
no matter your despair
let His love fill you up . . .
and your life He’ll repair!

~~~~~~

James 1:2-3

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall
into divers temptations;

Knowing this,
that the trying of your faith

 worketh patience.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

To GOD Be The GLORY!


Be Joyful and Prayerful ~

Be joyful in hope,
be faithful in prayer
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus your care.

For to be joyful,
when troubles increase
will make your anxiety
decline and decrease.

Be patient in affliction,
be steadfast and firm
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus your concern.

For to be diligent,
when problems arise
will help you to keep
your eyes on the prize.

Be joyful and prayerful,
be so ever patient too
and never forget . . .
how much Jesus loves you!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant
in prayer;

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~03.19.20


Sticky Note From God~ 09.16.19~


Love Is Blind ~

Love is patient,
it doesn’t keep score
when it’s insulted
it doesn’t get sore.

Love isn’t self-centered,
it isn’t conceited
when it is put down
it isn’t defeated.

Love is kind,
it doesn’t get mad
when disappointed
is doesn’t get sad.

Love isn’t self-seeking
it isn’t disturbed
when it’s agitated
it isn’t perturbed.

Love is patient,
love is kind . . .
to other’s faults
love is blind!

~~~~~~~~

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~11.25.18


Into His Holy, Glorious Light ~

 

May God strengthen you,
with the power of His might
until with the saints you enter
into His holy, glorious light.

May you have endurance,
to run the faithful race
may you have a heart full
of praise, joy and grace.

May you hold onto the faith,
with patience and endurance
may all you say and do
be done with temperance.

May your life always be,
to your Father pleasing
may knowledge from His Word
you always be gleaning.

May God strengthen you,
in works that are good and right
may your fruits bring others
into His holy, glorious light!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:10-12

“That ye might walk worthy
of the Lord unto all pleasing,
being fruitful in every good work,
and increasing in the knowledge of God;

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

Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance
of the saints in light:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


You Can Do It ~

You can be an endurer,
you can persist
if to the world’s wicked ways
you will resist.

You can be an overcomer,
you can prevail
if you don’t let satan’s arrows
your faith impale.

You can be an achiever,
you can win
if you run away from
all forms of sin.

You can be an opposer,
you can contend
if you don’t conform
or be the world’s friend.

You can do it,
you can win the race . . .
just keep looking to Jesus
for assurance and grace!

~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1-2

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.18.18~


Let Your Gentleness Ooze ~

When imperfections,
in others you see
don’t call them out
instead, like Jesus be.

For in your humility,
they’ll see their lack of
and for what’s not said
will be noted out of love.

When someone’s pride,
gets in your face
don’t go off on them
instead, show some grace.

For in your patience,
they will start to find
how their self-importance
rules their heart and mind.

When your own faults,
are pointed out to you
let it be your gentleness . . .
that oozes through!

~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:2

“With all lowliness and meekness,
with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Are to Have Hope ~

 

If we are to have hope,
in what we can’t see
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t trust more in Thee?

If we are to have patience,
while for Your return we await
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep to the straight gate?

If we are to have faith,
that Your Kingdom is coming
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep faithfully running?

If we are to have perseverance,
even though You may tarry
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t our own cross carry?

If we are to have hope,
if we are to trust and believe
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep our eyes on Thee?

~~~~~~~

Romans 8:25

“But if we hope for that we see not,
then do we with patience wait for it.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
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 carry 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!

~~~~~~~~

2 Chronicles 15:7

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

with words to bless and heal!


Decluttering ~

Today I’m decluttering,
my heart and my mind
dumping all the things
I keep dragging behind.

I’ll be getting rid of,
any bitterness I see
and if there be envy
I’ll purge it right out of me.

I’ll toss away the guilt,
dispose of the shame
free any need to point
to others any blame.

I’ll remove all the fear,
eradicate any doubt
eliminate the dread
so to block anxiety out.

Today, I’m decluttering,
so I can stay on track
I’ll destroy the dead weight
that’s been holding me back!

~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us
run with patience the race
that is set before us,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Patient With God ~

Be patient with God,
He knows what He’s doing
sometimes to our prayers
He takes His time moving.

Be patient with God,
enjoy the time waiting
for the answers to our prayers
He’s carefully delegating.

Be patient with God,
He is working out His plan
you will need a lot of faith
to fill in the time span.

Be patient with God,
give Him the time He needs
not all of His answers
come at rapid speeds.

Be patient with God,
trust Him and be still
He’s working out for you
what is His perfect will.

Be patient with God,
your times are in His hands
and for you He is working on
His awesome, amazing plans!
~~~~~~

Psalm 31:15a

“My times are in thy hand:”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Winds of Adversity ~

on-the-winds-of-adversity-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

On the winds of adversity,
God seems to test us
and all we can really do . . .
is to hold on to our trust.

With each passing gale,
that rages through our life
all we can really do . . .
is to give Jesus our strife.

As the gusts keep coming,
and the storms continue on
all we can really do . . .
is stay calm til they’re gone.

With each rushing wind,
that comes blowing our way
all we can really do . . .
is to turn to God and pray.

For, the storms of this life,
will eventually cease . . .
and one day Jesus will bring
to our souls perfect peace!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,
O ye of little faith?
Then he arose,
and rebuked the winds
and the sea; and there was
a great calm.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Lose the Weight ~

Lose the Weight ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

To stay in the race,
you must be fit
lest you will tire
and just want to quit.

You’ll need to lose,
transgression’s pounds
lest for sure they’ll
slow you right down.

The weight of the world,
you’ll need to shed
lest it will mess
with your heart and head.

You’ll need to drop,
the sin besetting you
lest it will encumber
the running you do.

To stay in the race,
don’t let sin drag you down
lest you may miss out . . .
on your victor’s crown!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us,”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 07.14.16

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 07.14.16 ~


This is A Test ~

This is A Test ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s sending me tests,
He’s giving me situations
He’s seeing if I’ll claim
His peace trough tribulations.

God’s giving me a chance,
to find new grace each day
He is seeing if my faith
will hold up along the way.

God’s working in me patience,
He wants to affirm my hope
He’s teaching me to trust Him
for the strength I need to cope.

God’s seeing if I will rejoice,
when things are askew
He’s looking to see His glory
in my life shinning through.

God keeps informing me,
Child, this is just a test . . .
so that I may experience
what is His perfect rest!

~~~~~~

Romans 5:3-4

And not only so, but we glory in
tribulations also: knowing that
tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Forgiveness ~

God's Forgiveness ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s forgiveness,
is limitless
His long-suffering
is timeless.

It is non-stopple,
it’s boundless
it is without borders
it’s endless.

God’s forgiveness,
is inexhaustible
His love for us
it’s incomprehensible.

It is vast,
it’s immeasurable
it is immense
it’s perpetual.

God’s forgiveness,
is everlasting
His patience is beyond
our understanding!

~~~~~~~

Luke 17:4

“And if he trespass against thee
seven times in a day, and seven times
in a day turn again to thee, saying,
I repent; thou shalt forgive him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Why Me Lord ~

Why Me Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Why me Lord  . . .
sometimes I must say
why did You bring
this problem my way?

Why did You want,
to bring me this pain
what from all of this
do You want me to gain?

Why me Lord . . .
I sometimes have to ask
why did you send me
such an impossible task?

Why did You make,
all this come about
is it to find patience
while I dig my way out?

Why me Lord . . .
I really want to know
is it perseverance
You want me to grow?

Is that why You’re trying,
my faith with these things
so I may discover the joy . . .
that being tested brings!

~~~~~~~

James 1:2-3

“Finally brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying
 of your faith worketh patience.”

King James Version
by Public Domain.

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Staying in The Race ~

Staying in the Race ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’ll keep on running,
nothing can detain
me from the victory . . .
one day I’ll attain.

I’ll go for the goal,
like the saints before
I can hear their cheers
upon heaven’s shore.

I’ll put in the effort,
to do my absolute best
for I know when I finish
I’ll have eternal rest.

I’ll stay in the race,
though I may tire . . .
I’ll just keep on letting
the Holy Spirit inspire.

I will not let fear,
stop me dead in my tracks
nor will I doubt God . . .
when the enemy attacks.

I’ll stay on course,
I’m not going to quit
until the bitter end
I willingly commit.

I will keep on running,
through thick and thin
I will stay in the race  . . .
and by God’s grace I will win!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
aboutwith so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience
the race that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Saving Grace ~

Help Me Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo Creation Swap

Lord, today I’m in need,
of more of Your loving patience
mine is getting weary . . .
at times, it’s hard to be gracious.

I’m requesting from You,
the fortitude to withstand
the effects of man’s rebellion
spreading all across the land.

I’m asking You to give me,
some extra staying power
so I may shine Your light
on the evilness of the hour.

I’m entreating and exploring,
for the persistence to endure
before Your Truth and Way
becomes . . . totally obscure.

Lord, today I’m going to need,
more of Your saving grace
so I can share it with others . . .
lest the antichrist they’ll embrace!

~~~~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 2:3

“Let no man deceive you by any means:
for that day shall not come, except there
come a falling away first, and that man
of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


When God Shuts a Door ~

old door by Simeon Hughes free phtot 2843

When God shuts a door,
He’ll open another one
and you can rest assured
He has for you, the right one.

For God won’t let you enter,
if it isn’t, His desire for you
though you may of thought
it was what, you should do.

When God shuts a door,
make a mental memo
to pray about the reasons
you’re  in a state of limbo.

For God wants you to learn,
to wait on Him and be still
so you can find what is
His good and perfect will.

When God shuts a door,
He’ll open one to go through
and you can rest assured
Jesus will be waiting for you!

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Acts 16:7-9

“After they were come to Mysia,
they assayed to go into Bithynia:
but the Spirit suffered them not.

And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night;
There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him,
saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


When Heaven is Silent ~

When Heaven is Silent ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Photo fromCreationSwap

When heaven is silent,
when it seems God is asleep
when our prayers appear unheard
yet for answers we beg and weep.

That’s when we must continue,
to trust and to believe
that’s when onto patience
we firmly need to cleave.

When heaven seems quite,
when it seems God’s not there
when we feel we’re all alone
in our misery and despair.

That’s when grace becomes,
sufficient for the day
that’s when we mustn’t stop
or give up on what we pray.

When heaven seems distant,
when it seems so far removed
when we feel so very helpless
perplexed and confused.

That’s when we need to rest,
up in God’s lofty tower
that’s when we need to wait
for His strength and power.

When heaven seems silent,
asleep, quite and distant
that’s when we need to be
with our prayers consistent!

~~~~~~~~~

Luke 18:1

“And he spake a parable
unto them to this end,

that men ought always to pray,
and not to faint;”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Hope Everlasting ~

hope-in-living-god CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Hope brings . . .

my heart gladness,
rest unto my strife
Hope gives me courage
brings strength to my life.

Hope lifts up my soul,
fills me full of grace
Hope teaches me to wait
to seek His Holy face.

Hope is my shield,
in these days of evil
Hope is my escape from
the world’s upheaval.

Hope is my refuge,
a place for me to run
Hope is my anchor
in God’s begotten Son.

Hope is everlasting,
brings God  great pleasure
Hope makes me happy
for, it’s my eternal treasure.

Hope is full of praise,
is something I can trust
Hope turns me away
from every earthly lust.

Hope is my salvation,
full of mercy and favor
Hope brings redemption
through my Lord and Savior.

Hope is my patience,
in things that aren’t seen
Hope is my future promise
to endure time in between.

Hope is steadfast,
it is active and lively
Hope is glorious
it’s confident and mighty.

Hope is my portion,
the source of my peace
Hope is my assurance
my joy will never cease.

My Hope is up in heaven,
I found it in the Good Word
My Hope is the mystery behind
all of the truth I have heard!

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1 Peter 3:15

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts:
and be ready always to give an answer
to every man that asketh you
a reason of the hope that is in you
with meekness and fear:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

~~~~~~~

I used over 20 different verses
found in the Old and New Testament
to tell what My Hope is based on.

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


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