Tag Archives: Perseverance

Make Straight My Path Lord ~

Make straight my path Lord,
let me not stray
in the Life and the Truth
lead me to the Way.

Make firm my steps Lord,
in You, make them secure
strengthen them for me
with a faith to endure.

Make steady my feet Lord,
keep them from slipping
to the things of the world
keep my soul from falling.

Make my heart right Lord,
on Your way let me dwell
so I may be kept . . .
from the fires of hell.

Make straight my path Lord,
let me be Christ-seeking
for I put my hope and trust
in You, for safekeeping!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O Lord,
in thy righteousness
because of mine enemies;
make thy way straight
before my face.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Take Care ~

Take care my friend,
as you go about your day
be careful who you meet
as you go along your way.

For, there’s a lot of evil,
waiting for you out there
so make sure before you go
to use extreme care.

Take care my friend,
do not be deceived
lest your heart be harden
to what you believe.

For, the world will test you,
with it wickedness
and you must not show it
one once of willingness.

Take care my friend,
lest from God you fall away
for satan would just love . . .
to see you lead astray!

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Hebrews 3:12-13

“Take heed, brethren,
lest there be in any
of you an evil heart
of unbelief, in departing
from the living God.

But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day;
lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.”

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 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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

with words to bless and heal!


Sticky Note to God 05.01.17


I Stood ~

I stood,
I knew it was a test
I knew when it was over
I would be blessed.

I hung on,
I did not break down
I knew I had to keep
my heart and mind sound.

I was firm,
I did not move
I knew my faith in God
He wanted me to prove.

I endured,
I did not waiver
I held on tight
to my Lord and Savor.

I persevered,
I did not let go
I knew my trust in God
He needed me to show.

I stood,
I kept on solid ground
I remained steadfast
I did not fall down!

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1 Corinthians 10:12

“Wherefore let him that
thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he fall.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Daily Journey ~

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Lord, in my daily journey,
to get closer to You . . .
I’m happy to see how much
my faith, in You grew.

For, I’ve grown in grace,
mercy and forbearance
as You keep teaching me
all about perseverance.

I’m learning to be content,
no matter what life brings
as You show me how to be
thankful for all things.

You’ve instructed me,
all about fruit bearing
producing in me an attitude
more giving and caring.

Lord, I know my journey,
isn’t over quite yet . . .
but, the longer that I have
the closer to You, I will get!

~~~~~~~

James 4:8

Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Stretching ~

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Lord, today . . .
I’ll be exercising
for my faith can use
some real stretching.

I’ll be doing,
some strength training
so towards the mark
I can keep straining.

My perseverance,
seems a little wobbly
so I’ll be working on
a more trusting strategy.

I’ll need to do,
some heavy lifting
so my Bible I’ll pick up
to keep me from drifting.

My endurance,
I will be addressing
so into the goal . . .
I can keep on pressing.

Lord, today . . .
my faith I’m exercising
and I need Your Spirit
to do the energizing!

~~~~~

Philippians 3:14

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 05.19.16

Sticky Note From God ~ CHRISTian poetry by deboran ann ~ 05.19.16 ~


In It To Win It ~

In It To Win It ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Beaten, but not broken,
down, but not out
for I’m in this fight
to win the bout.

Shattered, but not crushed,
weak, but not frail
for there’s no way
Satan’s taking me to hell.

Tattered, but not torn,
bleak, but not resigned
for my heart and God’s
will always be aligned.

Fragile, but not hopeless,
mournful, but not blue
for nothing can shake
my faith, Lord in You.

Beaten, but not broken,
for I’m in it to win it . . .
that’s why you won’t see
me ever give up or quit!

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Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


God of Our Strength ~

God of Our Strength ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God of our strength,
God of our hope
give us each day
Your power to cope.

Give us the wisdom,
give us perseverance
help us to keep running
with faith and assurance.

God of our salvation,
God of our redemption
give us the boldness
when facing rejection.

Give us the courage,
give us the fortitude
help us to reflect You
in our daily attitude.

God of our strength,
God of our enlightenment
we need Your power  . . .
in today’s environment!

~~~~~~~~~~

Job 12:13

“With him is wisdom and strength,
he hath counsel and understanding.”

King James Version
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!

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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’ll keep on running,
for patience, I will strain
I’ll stay in the race . . .
for Jesus is, worth the pain!

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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


Life is Too Long ~

time used with permission IBible Verses

Some say that life is short,
but, sometimes it seems so long
as days drag on one-by-one
the nights seem to play along.

Troubles are all around me,
trials no matter where I turn
in my mind worry and anxiety
constantly stir and churn.

I know there’s nothing I can do,
to make things go away . . .
sometimes life is just too long
no matter what people say.

So I’ll give Jesus my burdens,
on the wings of my prayers
then the time will fly by . . .
as I release to Him my cares!

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James 4.14

“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow.
For what is your life? It is even a vapour,
that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Test Me Lord ~

The Testing used with permission DoorPost Verses on facebook

Test me Lord,
let me prove to You
that my faith . . .
will keep shining through.

Search me Lord,
look deep down inside
remove any doubt
what’s left of my pride.

Try me Lord,
let me show to You
that I will keep trusting
regardless of what You do.

Pursue me Lord,
teach me perseverance
give me the patience
no matter the experience.

Test me Lord,
examine all my ways
let me prove to You . . .
I trust You with all my days!

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

James 1:2-3
King James Version

“My brethren, count it all joy when
ye fall into divers temptations;
Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


I Need A Faith Lift ~

The testing of Your faith used with permission Doorpost Verses

Lord, I need a faith lift,
perhaps a nip and tuck
a little shot of Botox
for I am stuck in a rut.

I need to cut and trim,
the lack of trust out of me
I’ll need some confidence
believing in what I can’t see.

Perhaps some perseverance,
will cure the funk I’m in
possibly a shot of joy . . .
will bring back my silly grin.

I need to turnover,
my worrying and my cares
so You can come and do
the restoring and repairs.

Maybe a dose of hope,
will finally do the trick
or a patience vaccination
to give my faith a kick.

Lord, I need a faith lift,
for mine is getting shabby
I’ll need a nip and tuck
before it gets too flabby!

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James 1:3
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s Not Easy ~

It's Not Easy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

It’s not simple,
this Christian walk
it’s not easy
this Christian talk.

People think,
I’m a religious freak
people insist
I’m tolerant weak.

It’s not easy,
this Christian road
it’s not fun
when others goad.

I must admit,
it’s laborious
for this Christian walk
to be victorious.

But, I don’t mind,
what others may say
for I know . . .
Jesus is the only way.

It’s not easy,
to walk the talk
it’s not acceptable
to talk the walk!

~~~~~

Ephesians 2:10
King James Version

“For we are his workmanship,
created in Christ

Jesus unto good works,
which God hath

before ordained that we
should walk in them.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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