Tag Archives: Tests & Trials

His Sufficient Grace ~

When I’m weak,
and oh so weary
when the road ahead
is long and dreary.

To my Lord,
I cry for more grace
so what’s before me
I can bravely face.

When I’m anxious,
feeling low and down
when my world
comes crashing down.

To my Lord,
I cry for more power
to take me through
every troubled hour.

When I’m tested,
to my very limit
when afflicted
in soul and spirit.

To my Lord,
for my grace I cry . . .
for, He has all I need
to help me get by!

~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly
therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Good Morning Quote ~ 01.26.18


In The Right Direction ~

Sometimes God,
needs to get my attention
so He can reestablish
with Him a connection.

So He sends into my life,
trials and tribulations
to see if I will trust Him
with all their complications.

Sometimes God,
needs to redirect my life
by giving me things
that will cause me strife.

He wants to know,
how deep my faith goes
so that my weaknesses
to me He can expose.

Sometimes God,
has to get my attention
so He can keep me going
in the right direction!

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1 Peter 1:6-7

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in
heaviness through
manifold temptations:

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious
than of gold that perisheth,
though it be tried with fire,
might be found unto praise
and honour and glory at
the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


There’s Nothing So Hard ~

 

There is no heart so hard,
that God cannot transform
there is no soul so dark
that mercy cannot reform.

There is nothing so hard,
that God will have us to do
there are no circumstances
that He can’t strengthen you.

There is no trial too hard,
that God can’t help us bear
there is no test so daunting
that grace won’t meet us there.

There is no road too hard,
that God may have for us
there is no path so tough
that we can’t learn to trust.

There’s nothing so hard,
that God cannot do . . .
there is no heart so powerless
when He lives inside of you!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord,
the God of all flesh:
is there any thing
too hard for me?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thing’s I Can’t Handle ~

I’ve heard people simply say,
God will not give me
anything I can’t handle . . .
but, with them I don’t agree.

For, I’ve looked in my Bible,
and saw how I’d be tested
once my life in Jesus . . .
became fully invested.

He said I’d face tribulation,
that I would be persecuted
and for my faith in Him
I could even be executed.

He said I’d have trials,
many worries and cares
that my very own cross
daily I’d have to bear.

So, when people tell me this,
I look right into their eyes . . .
and tell them I can’t handle things
unless His strength I excise!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Know ~

If we know . . .
all things work for our good
then why don’t we trust God
like we know we should?

If we know . . .
together things will work out
then why don’t we trust God
instead of having doubt?

If we know . . .
with God all things are possible
then why don’t we trust God
with what is impossible?

If we know . . .
our life’s are in God’s control
then why don’t we trust God
with the things of the soul?

If we know . . .
and God we truly love
then why aren’t we willing
our fears to let go of?

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8.28

“We know that all things
work together for
good to them that love God:

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Strength ~

When troubles waters,
start to churn and swirl
before my faith . . .
can begin to spiral.

To my Lord,
I take my distress
and with His strength
I am blessed.

When my worries,
start to push and pull
before my faith . . .
becomes void and null.

To my Lord,
I take my praise
and in His strength
I am not fazed.

When troubled waters,
are all I can see . . .
I pray to my Lord
to strengthen me!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking the Talk ~

I really like talking,
all about the walk . . .
but, I’m not always great
at walking the talk.

For, often I stumble,
on the words I say
and my walk falters
as I talk along the way.

I find it easy to talk,
about what to do
but, sometimes Lord
my walk isn’t in You.

For, when I’m tested,
my walk betrays my talk
especially when I think
Your will I can balk.

I really like talking,
all about the walk
but, at times I need help
walking . . . what I talk!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:1

“There is therefore now
no condemnation to them
which are in Christ Jesus,
who walk not after the flesh,
but after the Spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Dispel Your Despair ~

If your faith is steadfast,
rooted and grounded
when trials come your way
in joy you’ll be surrounded.

For in the very midst,
of your worldly care
counting it all for joy
will dispel your despair.

When in Jesus,
you are truly content
you’ll experience joy
that is heaven sent.

For, whether in sickness,
or in perfect health
joy will bring to you
everlasting wealth.

Joy is not an option,
it’s something God gives
to those where His Spirit
securely abides and lives!

~~~~~

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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has My Back ~

I have personal needs,
individual wants I lack
but, God always has
my spiritual back.

I trust Him to provide,
for me every day
the patience to keep me
on the narrow way.

I know He will grant,
me with His grace
to meet head on
the trials I face.

I have faith knowing,
He will give me power
to overcome temptation
my every waking hour.

I have many needs,
personal wants I lack
but, I always get wisdom
whenever God I ask!

~~~~~

James 1:4-5

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

If any of you lack wisdom,
let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally,
and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him..”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Yet, Another Roadblock ~

Up against,
yet, another roadblock
problems have you in
a dreaded headlock?

Well, don’t quit yet,
God will help you
and over this barrier
He’ll get you through.

Up against,
one more obstacle
worries have you thinking
this one is impossible.

Well don’t stop yet,
God will draw you near
and through this hurdle
with Him you’ll clear.

Up against,
yet another brick wall
well don’t you forget . . .
on God’s name to call!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto all
them that call upon him,
to all that call upon
him in truth.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has A Plan ~

For every trial,
God has a purpose
He has a plan . . .
before they surface.

He sends us tests,
deserving or not
to see how much
grace we have got.

It is up to us,
how we will react
whether our troubles
our faith will impact.

Some choose to grow,
resentful and bitter
some opt to make
their faith in God bigger.

For every trial,
God sends to us . . .
He’ll reveal the purpose
as we increase our trust!

~~~~~~~

2 Peter 3:18

“But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.

To him be glory both
now and for ever. Amen.

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Fortified ~

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Lord, let me obtain,
faith that is greater
give to me the kind
not able to waiver.

Let it be strong,
mighty and firm
so when it’s tested
I will not squirm.

Lord, let me acquire,
faith, mountain moving
take this mustard seed
and keep it growing.

Let it take root,
deep in my soul
so when it’s tried
I will not fold.

Lord, may my faith,
be in You fortified
so when tested or tried
I’ll not be horrified!

~~~~~~~~

Luke 17:5

“And the apostles said
unto the Lord,
Increase our faith.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Winds of Adversity ~

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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


Through the Eyes of God’s Grace ~

Through the Eyes of God's Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I got me this thing,
but, at it I don’t look
instead my eyes are on
what’s in the Good Book.

This thing is pretty heavy,
but, it doesn’t weigh me down
because I am focusing
on my everlasting crown.

This one thing I know for sure,
what I have is temporal
and all that really matters
is what will be eternal.

This thing is quite annoying,
it’s always in my face
but, I can see right past it
through the eyes of God’s grace.

I got me this thing,
but, over it I’ll not worry
for one day I want to see . . .
God, in all His wondrous glory!

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2 Corinthians 4:17-18

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

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen
are eternal.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


When Life’s Not Fair ~

When Life's Unfair ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When things in life,
are just not fair . . .
and you feel you have
way too much to bear.

That’s when you need,
more of God’s grace
to help you through
the dilemmas you face.

When bad things happen,
though you are good
and you don’t understand
why they ever should.

That’s when you need,
more of God’s mercy
so you can trust Him on
your uncertain journey.

When God doesn’t meet,
your expectations
when you become full
of doubt and questions.

That’s when you need,
to put your life in His hands
and pray He’ll reveal . . .
the purpose behind His plans!

~~~~~~~~~

James 1:12

“Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive
the crown of life,
which the Lord hath
promised to them
that love him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

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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


When Trials Blow Our Way ~

When Trials Blow Our Way ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When trials blow our way,
on the winds of stress
when we start to feel
tense and hard pressed.

That’s when we need to go,
to the One who’ll ease
the whirlwind we are in
into a tranquil breeze.

When adversity slams,
on the door of our trust
when anxiety’s clamor
starts to overwhelm us.

That’s when we need to go,
to the Savior of our soul
and give to Him our fears
so He can take control.

When trials blow our way,
as worry slams about
that’s when we need Jesus . . .
to chart for us new route!

~~~~~~~~~

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


Sticky Note From God 02.10.16

STICKY NOTE FROM  GOD ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann  ~ 02.10.16 ~


Thankful for What ~

In Everything used with permission IBible Verses
It’s easy to be thankful,
when things are going well
when we are trouble-free
no fears on which to dwell.

But, when burdens become,
crushing and all-consuming
it’s hard to show gratitude
when stress is ever-looming.

It’s difficult to say thank you,
in the middle of our strife
it’s not easy to be grateful
for the trials in this life.

How can we be thankful,
in every single thing
rejoicing in the hardships
that living often brings?

It takes a heart of faith,
an unwavering trust
it take a soul that knows
being prayerful is a must!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
King James Version

“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Fragile ~

He Will Do It used with permission IBibble Verses

God won’t give to you,
anything you can’t do
He’ll not send you troubles
He can’t help you get through.

There will be many storms,
that will come your way
but, He’ll give you strength
whenever to Him you pray.

There will be heartaches,
sadness, anguish and grief
but, He’ll bring you comfort
give your heart rest and relief.

There will be setbacks,
delays, holdups and regrets
but, He’ll stay close to you
through all defeats and upsets.

There will be long days,
nights, weeks and even years
but, He will deliver you
from every one of your fears.

God will not leave you,
He knows you’re too fragile
He will give you His strength
so your troubles you can handle!

~~~~~~~~~~

Thessalonians 5:24
King James Version

“Faithful is he that calleth you,
who also will do it.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will See You Through ~

Though your mind is weary,
and your spirit is feeling small
though your load is heavy
and your tears are like a waterfall.

Though the trial before you,
looks like the tallest mountain peak
and the hardship you now must face
is making you feel faint and weak.

Though you cannot see the future,
nor do you know where it might lead
and you don’t have the resources
for everything that you need.

Though your mind can’t understand,
and your body has not the wherewithal
lift your soul to Jesus . . .
who will see you through it all!

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Matthew 6:34
King James Version

“Take therefore no thought
for the morrow:
for the morrow
shall take thought
for the things of itself.

Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka



God Can ~

God Can ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Having a hard time,
these trying of days
having troubles
finding God’s ways?

Having trials and tests,
tribulations too
don’t know where to go
or what more you can do?

Having second thoughts,
and nagging doubt
having a hard time
figuring everything out?

Well, don’t give up yet,
or lose your hope
don’t you quit now
or throw in the rope.

For, what you can’t see,
God can . . .
and what you can’t do
God’s got a plan.

So, when you feel broken,
and at your wit’s end
remember God can . . .
repair, fix, and mend!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 78:19
” Yea, they spake against God;
they said, Can God furnish a table
in the wilderness?”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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