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Into God’s Capable Hands ~

When we put our troubles,
into God’s mighty hands
He in return gives us faith
in all things to withstand.

For, when our trust is put,
in the One who is in control
fear, doubt and trepidation
will not enter into the soul.

When we give to God,
our worries and our cares
He in return gives us grace
so not to crumble in despair.

For, when our hope is in,
the One who formed us
there too will we put
every ounce of our trust.

When we put our troubles,
into hands capable
God in return gives us  . . .
a way escapable!

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1 Peter 5:6

“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Singing In The Dark ~

It’s easy to sing,
when the day is trouble free
it’s easier to give accolades
to God, when full of glee.

It’s easy to sing,
when all is looking bright
it’s easier to praise God
when bathed in His light.

It’s easy to sing,
when all is going well
it’s easier to let our gratitude
for God, to grow and swell.

It’s easy to sing,
when  happy and content
it’s easier for us to God
our thanksgiving present.

But, they who still sing,
in the darkness of the night
are those who praise God . . .
no matter what’s in their sight!

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Job 35:10

“But none saith,
Where is God my maker,
who giveth songs
in the night;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Retreat of Peace ~

When you’re exhausted,
overwhelmed and weak
when all around you
appears cold and bleak.

That’s when you need,
God’s Refuge of tranquility
where from your troubles
you’ll find carefree, serenity.

When from the pressure,
you need to get out from under
when life seems to be
one blunder after another.

That’s when you need,
to take a breather
with God your Rock
and Fortress keeper.

When you are washed-out,
and in need of some rest . . .
in God’s retreat of peace
with calm, you’ll be blessed!

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Psalm 27:5

“For in the time of trouble
he shall hide me in his pavilion:
in the secret of his tabernacle
shall he hide me; he shall
set me up upon a rock.”

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


Spring’s Sunshine~

Lord, as the buds,
begin to re-form
in Spring’s sunshine
bright and warm.

May I too,
open up to You
to be restored
and made anew.

Lord, as the birds,
take up their song
as in the breeze
they glide along.

May I too,
sing out to You
my song of praise
for all You do.

Lord, as Spring,
blooms and sings . . .
may I too emerge
on faithful wings!

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Song of Solomon 2:11-12

“For, lo, the winter is past,
the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth;
the time of the singing of birds
is come, and the voice of the turtle
is heard in our land;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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


A Sheeple I am ~

I’m one of His sheep,
for this I am proud
I have no problem
saying this aloud.

For, He’s my Shepherd,
with Him I need not
all that I require
for me He has got.

I’m one His sheep,
it’s Jesus who I follow
for He fills the void
in a heart, once hollow.

For, He’s my Lord,
my Life and my Savior
His grace is why
I’ve my Father’s favor.

Yes, I follow Jesus,
so if that makes me a sheeple
I will not be offended  . . .
when called this by other people!

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Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gospel of Grace ~

The Gospel of Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and by faith alone . . .
I believe only through Jesus’ blood
the sins of mankind are atoned.

I believe grace cleanses,
the effects of evil and sin
I believe Jesus our very souls
died so them He could win.

I believe grace pardons,
the guilty and shamed face
I believe Jesus upon Himself
took the brunt of our disgrace.

I believe graces heals,
the hurt, the pain, the ache
I believe Jesus our hearts
can soften, reform and remake.

I believe grace gives rest,
to the depressed and friendless
I believe Jesus came to save
all who are lonely and hopeless.

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and nothing more . . .
I believe God’s gift of grace
redeems, heals and restores!

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Look At Me Jesus ~

Look at me Jesus,
look at what You’ve done
You took this sinner
made me with You one.

You took this hard heart,
once made of cold stone
put into me one of flesh
and made it Your home.

Look at me Jesus,
look at all You did for me
you’ve taken blinded eyes
so Your love I could see.

You took away my shame,
dried up tears, repentant
so that on Your grace
I’d become dependent.

Look at me Jesus,
look at my thankful soul
for in You it is now . . .
made complete and whole!

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Colossians 2:9-10

“For in him dwelleth
all the fulness of
the Godhead bodily.

And ye are complete in him,
which is the head of all
principality and power”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When All Seems Dark ~

I know right now,
all seems so dark . . .
and you’re not sure
just where to start.

The news you got,
wasn’t very good
your mind is stuck
on the if’s and could’s.

But, God’s got this,
He knows what to do
and His wisdom
will surely come to you.

I know right now,
all seem so bleak
answers to questions
are all you seek.

So much uncertainty,
right now to face
too many decision
you need to embrace.

But, Jesus is there,
right now with you
to help and show you
what you need to do.

I know right now,
it seems dark tonight
but, tomorrow you’ll see
things better in His light!

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1 Timothy 2:1

“I exhort therefore,
that, first of all,
supplications, prayers,
intercessions,
and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Never Alone ~

You are never alone,
Jesus is with you
in His eyes . . .
you’re always in view.

He is always with you,
constantly by your side
leave you He will not
for in you He abides.

You are never alone,
Jesus’ Spirit is in you
to guide and lead
in all things you do.

He walks with you,
carries your load
He goes with you
no matter the road.

You are never alone,
Jesus won’t depart
for He is right there
dwelling in your heart!

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Matthew 28:20

“Teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever
I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world.”
Amen.

King James Version
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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


A New Life In Christ ~

I am happy for you,
I am so very excited
now that into your life
Jesus you invited.

I want to help you,
in your faith walk
I’ll be here for you
if you need to talk.

I know it’s not easy,
this  Christian living
so don’t be hard on yourself
but, like Jesus be forgiving.

If you should ever need,
a shoulder on which to cry
mine will be there for you
until all your tears dry.

I am so excited for you,
now that Jesus is your Savior
and I pray each day . . .
He blesses you with His favor!

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Romans 12:15

” Rejoice with them that do rejoice,
and weep with them that weep.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Faith Keeps Me Hoping ~

My faith keeps me hoping,
it keeps me alert
so from the narrow way
I will not divert.

For, what I hope for,
isn’t found on this earth
nothing it provides
has everlasting worth.

My faith keeps me hopeful,
it keeps me vigilant
so on the narrow path
I may remain diligent.

For, my hope isn’t in,
the world’s offering
all that it  can render
is eternal suffering.

My faith gives me hope,
in the things I can’t see
my hope is my faith . . .
that Jesus lives in me!

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Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~03.02.18~


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


No Rocket-Scientist Needed ~

It doesn’t take,
a rocket-scientist
it doesn’t take
the sciences.

Faith is just,
an act of trust
it’s believing
God loves us.

It doesn’t take,
a philosopher
it doesn’t take
an astrologer.

Faith is easier,
than you think
for grace is . . .
the saving-link.

It doesn’t take,
an anthropologist
it doesn’t take
a theologist.

Faith is believing,
Jesus died for you
faith is grace . . .
pure and true!

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Cling ~

Cling
when you’re heart
is broken
Cling
when no words
can be spoken.

Cling
when you’re downcast
and depressed
Cling
when you’re troubled
and harassed.

Cling
when you’re stricken
and afflicted
Cling
when you’re confused
and conflicted.

Cling
when you’re defeated
and overburdened
Cling
when you’re weak
and disheartened.

Cling
when you’re worried
and tormented
Cling
when you’re restless
and discontented.

Cling
when you’re feeling
sad and blue
Cling
when you don’t know . . .
what else to do!

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Joshua 23:8

“But cleave unto the Lord your God,
as ye have done unto this day.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Waiting Season ~

When God takes His time,
He always has a just reason
for, a lot of growing is done
while in the waiting season.

For, as we start to anticipate,
the answer to our prayer
God begins to show us
why not all things are fair.

When God takes His time,
at getting back to us
it for us is not the time
to lose our faith and trust.

For, He wants us to believe,
with all our heart and soul
how everything is always
in His infinite control.

When God takes His time,
it’s up to us to keep praying
for good things happen to . . .
those who can bear, the waiting!

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Lamentations 3:25

“The Lord is good
unto them that
wait for him,
to the soul
that seeketh him.”

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


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!

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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


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


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