Tag Archives: Problems & Troubles

Through All Of Life’s Challenges~

Through all of life’s challenges,
times of means and of lean
on my Lord and Savior . . .
I have continued to lean.

For He has not forsaken,
nor left me on my own
He has always given me
access to His holy throne.

Through all of life’s trials,
when I called out His name
to my defense and rescue
He always faithfully came.

In His mighty hand He kept,
me safe from the fiery tests
always having for me
His good and honest best.

Through life’s many troubles,
on my Lord and Savior I’ve clung
trusting Him for all things . . .
no matter what life at me flung!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Troubled Not ~

Trouble not your heart,
let not fear into it enter
instead keep your eyes
on God front and centered.

Then when troubles come,
you wont be dismayed
as you let God’s mercy
into your soul pervade.

Trouble not your mind,
when worries start to brew
instead keep your eyes
on your eternal view.

Then when problems come,
you won’t be confused
as you let the peace of Jesus
into your thoughts infuse.

Trouble not your heart,
neither your mind or soul
but let the love of Jesus . . .
in them take control!

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Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried,
and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of
all his troubles.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


You May Be Weak ~

You may be weak,
but, God is strong
you may be anxious
but, His patience is long.

You may be troubled,
but, God is not
you may be concern
but, He is never fraught.

You may be distraught,
but, God is not frantic
you may be desperate
but, He never panics.

You may be restless,
but, God never tires
you may give up
but, He never retires.

You may be weak,
weary every day . . .
but, with God’s strength
you’ll not faint away!

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Isaiah 40:29

He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Edge of Despair ~

 

I have been on the edge,
of complete, utter despair
I’ve looked over the ledge
not knowing what was there.

I’ve felt the bitter cold,
wrap me in it’s fearful grip
but, God had on me a hold
making sure I wouldn’t slip.

I have been to the threshold,
of total desperation
I’ve felt darkness enfold me
with fear and trepidation.

I’ve sensed the loom of doom,
engulf me with pure terror
but, God in the grasp of gloom
quelled my state of horror.

I have been on the edge,
of utter hopelessness
but, as I was on the ledge . . .
Jesus healed my brokenness!

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2 Corinthians 4.8-10

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body
the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in our body.

Psalm 34:17-19

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

The Lord is nigh unto them that are
of a broken heart; and saveth such
as be of a contrite spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~10.04.19~


Calamities & Tragedies ~

Calamities come to us,
in many shapes and forms
some trickle down like the rain
others bolt like thunderstorms

But, no matter how they come,
it’s what we do with them
for Jesus our misfortunes . . .
wants us to turn them over to Him.

Tragedies come to us,
by many ways and means
some will dash our hopes
others will smash our dreams.

But, no matter how they come,
it’s how we choose to react
for Jesus our catastrophes  . . . .
wants us to give Him their impact.

Calamities and tragedies,
we all at times must face
but, Jesus will give us strength
through His sufficient grace!

~~~~~~~~

 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

2 Corinthians 12:9a

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


High Upon A Rock ~

When tragedy comes,
catching you off guard
when the aftermath of grief
hits you cold and hard.

Know that God is near,
to the brokenhearted
and the crushed in spirit
He will keep safe-guarded.

When from out of nowhere,
disaster strikes you down
and it affects are felt
by every one around.

Know that God is a shelter,
a safe harbor and refuge
someone you can turn to
whenever under a deluge.

When tragedy and disaster,
come to your door and knock
know God will lift you up
and set you high upon the Rock!

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Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is near
to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed
in spirit.”

Psalm 27:5

“For he will hide me
in his shelter in the
day of trouble; he will
conceal me under the cover
of his tent; he will
lift me high upon a rock.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Hopelessly Impossible ~

Got a huge problem,
don’t know what to do
no finger nails left . . .
on which to chew?

Pulling your hair,
biting your lip
beginning to lose . . .
on life your grip?

Well don’t you let,
what you can’t do
take away what God
has planned for you.

For, what to you is,
hopelessly impossible
with God it is . . .
effortlessly possible.

So turn your problem,
over to His care . . .
for, there’s no concern
He’s not willing to bear!

~~~~~~

Mark 10:27

“And Jesus looking upon them saith,
With men it is impossible,
but not with God:
for with God
all things are possible.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Wit’s End ~

When faced with a dilemma,
and you don’t know what to do
when pastors and counselors
no longer are able to help you.

When you have exhausted,
all of your family and friends
when you’ve tried everything
but, to your problem there’s no end.

When there’s no one else,
to whom your gut you can spill
and you still need to know
for yourself, what is God’s will.

Before you even reach,
the end of your wit
before you start to think
of calling it quits.

That’s when you need to go,
to God who’s orchestrated
the solution to your problem . . .
before it even formulated!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 33:11

“The counsel of the Lord
standeth for ever, the thoughts
of his heart to all generations.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When You’re Down ~

It’s easy to be discouraged,
to be down and out
it’s not hard to wear a frown
or put on a pout.

It’s easy to be disheartened,
to be faint and weary
it’s not hard to cry out
through eyes that are teary.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed,
to be feeling forsaken
it’s not hard to lose focus
when your world is shaken.

It’s easy to be troubled,
to be worried and fearful
it’s not to hard to forget
to be joyous and cheerful.

But, we can find peace,
amidst all of our suffering
when to God we go . . .
for courage and comforting!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:9

Have mercy upon me,
O Lord,
for I am in trouble:
mine eye is consumed
with grief, yea,
my soul and my belly.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Feelings Of Dread ~

 

When in the morning,
you awake . . .
and feelings of dread
you can’t shake.

Before your start,
to get depressed
ask God to help
with your unrest.

When in your mind,
thoughts toss and turn
and your stomach
begins to churn.

Before your cares,
start to overwhelm
remember Jesus
is at the helm.

When at night,
you go to sleep
pray your fears
the Lord to keep!

~~~~~~

Psalm 3:5-6

“I laid me down and slept;
I awaked;
for the Lord sustained me.

“I will not be afraid
of ten thousands of people,
that have set themselves
against me round about.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Whenever I Pray ~

Whenever I pray,
my faith increases
as I release my pleas
my fear decreases.

My confidence grows stronger,
my hope is reinforced
any lingering doubtfulness
quickly gets disbursed.

My mind gets elated,
my heart more exhilarated
my cares and concerns
are promptly alleviated.

My troubles get fewer,
my enemies are defeated
any doubts that I have
swiftly are depleted.

Whenever I pray,
my faith starts exploding
for prayer keeps my trust . . .
in God from corroding!

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1 John 5:14

“And this is the confidence
that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


That Sinking Feeling ~

Sometimes I feel I’m sinking,
my troubles seem so heavy
it’s as if they’re about to break
through a swollen, bulging levee.

I feel the rushing waters,
come roaring through my heart
and as they swiftly flow
my faith starts unraveling apart.

The waves of my fears,
begin to swirl all around
tossing my trust back and forth
till my mind’s no longer sound.

Then Jesus reminds me,
it is I, who dwells inside
and suddenly my worries
calmly begin to subside.

The danger of me losing,
all I’ve come to know and trust
no longer on my battered soul
causes my hope to be thrust.

Instead there is a quiet calm,
a peace that comes along
as Jesus reassures me . . .
it is I, who makes you strong!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ
which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Will Strengthen You ~

I Will Strengthen You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I will strengthen thee,
how simple this sounds
but, it can be so hard
when our troubles abound.

For, often we fail to take,
a hold on God’s promise
perhaps because in us . . .
there’s a little doubting Thomas.

I will strengthen you,
how easy this would be
if our pride we’d let go
His strength we could see.

But, we are too busy,
keeping our ego’s inflated
that God’s strength and power
often becomes deflated.

I will strengthen thee,
is God’s promise to us
if only we would . . .
in Him place our trust!

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Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand
of my righteousness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying Focused On Jesus ~

Oh, do I have troubles,
boy, do I have cares
everyday on my nerves
they gnaw and wear.

But, I don’t let them,
eat away at me . . .
instead to my Father
I go on bended knee.

Oh, do I have worries,
boy, do I have woes
everyday on my peace
they want to impose.

But, I don’t let them,
take their toll on me . . .
instead I go to Jesus
and in His arms I flee.

Oh, do I have problems,
boy, do I have concerns
but, I just keep my focus . . .
on the day Jesus returns!

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2 Corinthians 4:17

“For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Call Out to God ~

Whenever your spirit,
is overwhelmed within
when you feel your troubles
you are drowning in.

Call out to God,
tell Him about your fear
then watch as to you
He draws close and near.

Whenever you feel,
you’re about to meltdown
when you feel hard pressed
by your cares all around.

Call out to God,
before you fall apart
He will come and release
His peace into your heart.

Whenever your mind,
is weighted down
by all those worries
you carry around.

Call out to God,
when you’re distressed
and with His presence
you will be blessed!

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Psalm 120.1

“In my distress
I cried
unto the Lord,
and he
heard me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


That Weighted Down Feeling ~

Carrying a heavy load,
shoulders getting weak
is the weight of your worries
causing your knees to creak?

Problems mounting up,
in way over your head
is the weight of your cares
turning your feet into lead?

Anxiety has your heart,
missing a beat or two
is the weight of your stress
weighing on your mind too?

Well, I have a cure,
for that weighted down feeling
one that will bring to you . . .
peace, hope and healing.

On Jesus cast your cares,
and your anxieties too
so with His strength
He can empower you!

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Psalm 94:19

“In the multitude of my
thoughts within me thy
comforts delight my soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


So Many Needs ~

So many needs,
so many cares
causing His sheep
so much despair.

When will they seek,
when will they come
to the One who will
bear every one?

So many problems,
so many concerns
causing His sheep
thoughts to churn.

When will they know,
when will they find
Jesus is waiting
to comfort their mind?

So many doubts,
so many questions
causing His sheep
bouts of depression.

When will they see,
when will they hear
Jesus is wanting
to calm their fear?

So many defeated,
so many gone astray
so many we can lead . . .
back to Jesus today!

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Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep
have gone astray;
we have turned
every one to
his own way;
and the Lord
hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

King James Version
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Finding Rest ~

The Lord Shepherds me,
to find in Him rest
whenever I feel
physically stressed.

He tells me to lay down,
my troubles at His feet
with promises to comfort
when emotionally beat.

The Lord takes me,
into places of peace
where all of my troubles
seem so far out of reach.

It’s there with Him I lie,
in the quietness provided
praying to still waters . . .
I will be led and guided.

The Lord Shepherds me,
to places of tranquility
as I give Him my troubles
He gives me serenity!

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Psalm 23.2

“He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Feeding Our Faith ~

In troubled times,
more trust we need
that is why our faith
we must daily feed.

Then when problems,
are thrown at us
all we have to do
is tap into our trust.

In troubled times,
we need faith strong
for we never know
what may come along.

Then when worries,
start barreling our way
all we have to do
is to trust and pray.

In troubled times,
we need to grow in grace
that’s why we need to feed
our faith on a daily base!

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1 Peter 2:2

“As newborn babes,
desire the sincere milk
of the word, that ye
may grow thereby:

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God To The Rescue ~

god-to-the-rescue-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Desperate times,
takes trust courageous
they take knowing
God will deliver us.

Hopeless situations,
takes prayers plentiful
they take believing
God’s arm is stretchable.

Dire circumstances,
takes faith fearless
they take convincing
God knows His business.

Dreadful conditions,
takes belief unbelievable
they take awareness
with God all is achievable.

Desperate times,
takes prayer, faith and trust
they take confidence
God will come rescue us!

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Psalm 34:17

“The righteous cry,
and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them
out of all their troubles.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Stillness In The Storms ~

stillness-in-the-storm-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

The Lord wants us,
in the storm to be still
He wants us to know
for us, this is His will.

He wants us to remain,
quiet on the inside
when every thing else
is troubled on the outside.

He wants us to know,
the battle is His to fight
He wants us to seek
the refuge of His might.

He wants us to have,
peace and tranquility
when all else around us
is full of anxiety.

The Lord wants us,
to have a calm soul
He wants us to know
He’s the One in control!

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Psalm 46:10a

“Be still,
and know that I
am God:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Isn’t Fair ~

life-isnt-fair-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

God’s purposes are bigger,
than all of our troubles
He has His reason
for each of our struggles.

God uses our problems,
to temper our hearts
so His grace and mercy
in them He can impart.

God uses our worries,
to help us focus on
why He sent into this world
His own begotten Son.

God uses our burdens,
so we can learn to be
dependent on Jesus
not in what we can see.

God’s purposes are grander,
than our every care . . .
that’s why in the Bible
you won’t hear, life is fair!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Worries Debut ~

Worries Debut ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When worry makes,
its debut . . .
don’t let fear
take a hold of you.

Thrust it out,
as far as it can go
so in your mind
it won’t start to grow.

Then let God,
take it from there
it’s His worry
now to bear.

He’ll come though,
just as planned
so leave your cares
in His mighty hand.

God doesn’t want,
for you to stew . . .
when worry makes
its debut!

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Isaiah 41:13

“For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand,
saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


A Place Called Hard ~

A Place Called Hard ~  CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Lord, I have me a mountain,
I need You to remove
I have me a situation
only You can improve.

I got me a dilemma,
that needs to be resolved
I have me a problem
I need You to be involved.

Lord, I have me a river,
it’s as wide as it is deep
I have me a complication
that I don’t want to keep.

 I have a clear view,
of the storm that’s ahead
I have me an idea
it’s going to be widespread.

Lord, I’m between a rock,
and a place called hard
I am going to need You
to be my safeguard!

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Proverbs 3:5-6
King James Version

“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Driven and Tossed ~

Driven and Tossed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
In whom do you trust,
to whom do you turn
when driven and tossed
by the winds of concern?

In whom do you put your faith,
whom do you draw near
when driven and tossed
by the waves of relentless fear?

To whom do you confide in,
to whom do you believe
when driven and tossed
to whom will you cleave?

In whom will you focus on,
who will bring you relief
when driven and tossed
by double-minded belief?

In whose boat will you stay in,
who will bail you out
when driven and tossed
by the stormy sea of doubt?

In whom do you trust,
to make the winds cease?
Only unwavering faith in Jesus . . .
will bring you true peace!

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James 1:6
King James Version

“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.
For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea
driven with the wind and tossed.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My ROCKing Chair ~

Proverbs 19.23 used with permission Doorpost Verses

On my rocking chair,
I’m sitting comfortably
rocking back and forth
oh, so ever enjoyably.

Though, I have troubles,
I’m rocking none the less
I’m letting God help me
take care of this mess.

On my rocking chair,
I’m sitting peacefully
rocking to and fro
oh, so ever calmly.

Though, I have worries,
I haven’t me a care
for while I am rocking
He’s listening to my prayer.

On my rocking chair,
I’m sitting quietly
rocking up and down
oh, so ever serenely.

Though, I have problems,
I’m gonna keep rocking
God’s got me an  answer
and soon He’ll be talking.

On my rocking chair,
I’m trusting and believing
and I know His response
soon I’ll be receiving!

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Proverbs 19:23
King James Version

“The fear of the Lord tendeth to life:
and he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
he shall not be visited with evil”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


God Will Prevail ~

dont-give-up

It’s not about the fall,
or the number of times we fail
it’s about getting back up
even though we are frail.

It’s not about the troubles,
that we get ourselves in
it’s about our decision
whether to continue in our sin.

It’s not about the breakdown,
or the times we come apart
it’s about if we emerge
with repentance in our heart.

It’s not about the wheat,
that goes through the sieve
it’s about the chaff that remains
and the ones who still believe.

It’s not about the fall,
or the number of times we fail
it’s about the times we rise
knowing God’s mercy will prevail!

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Proverbs 24:16
King James Version

“For a just man falleth seven times,
and riseth up again: but the wicked
shall fall into mischief.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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