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Into The Furnace ~

Sometimes the furnace,
we all have go into
so God can refine
restore and renew.

He will light the fires,
to chasten our soul
until we are willing
to give Him control.

He’ll turn up the heat,
till our sin is magnified
so our hearts can be
cleansed and purified.

He’ll add to the fire,
more fuel if needed
so that to His will
our life is heeded.

So if you find yourself,
in the fiery furnace . . .
more precious then gold
you’ll be, when you surface!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 48:10

“Behold, I have refined thee,
but not with silver;
I have chosen thee in
the furnace of affliction.

King James Version
by Public domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

~~~~

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Fires of Affliction ~

Are you in the midst,
of the fires of affliction
are you dealing with
the heat of its conviction?

Are you brought to tears,
from the battle you’re in
is it hard letting go
of your besetting sin?

Are you struggling,
enduring the purification
is your faith being tested
beyond your expectations?

Well, if you are facing,
God’s refining pot . . .
know He needs to get
the flames burning hot.

For, He is purging out of you,
everything worthless . . .
so He can make you ready
for His divine service!

~~~~~

Isaiah 48:10

“Behold, I have refined thee,
but not with silver;
I have chosen thee in
the furnace of affliction.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 07.05.17


Get a Grip on Fear ~

Whenever fear begins,
messing with my head
when it fills up my heart
with anxiety and dread.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
to still the storm inside
soon the waves of fear
calmly start to subside.

Whenever fear grips me,
squeezing my very soul
when with it I battle
to take back control.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
for that stillness exceeding
soon the trembling I feel
starts peacefully receding.

Whenever fear creeps in,
just as it starts to invade
it’s when I go to Jesus . . .
for He makes me not afraid!

~~~~~~

Luke 8:23-25

“But as they sailed he fell asleep:
and there came down a storm of wind
on the lake; and they were filled
with water, and were in jeopardy.

And they came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Master, master, we perish.
Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water:
and they ceased, and there was a calm.

And he said unto them,
Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered,
saying one to another,
What manner of man is this!
for he commandeth even the
winds and water, and they obey him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Wary ~

The wilderness can be,
a frightening place
unless we have a sufficient
supply of God’s grace.

For in the wilderness,
we will be tested
and just like Jesus
we too, will be tempted.

When we’re in a place,
we don’t want to be
when alone with danger
we need to get on our knees.

We need to draw near,
to God in prayer
for He knows our adversary
is with us out there.

The wilderness can be,
lonely and scary
and to satan’s tricks
we must be wary!

~~~~~~~~

Mark 1:13

” And he was there
in the wilderness
forty days,
tempted of Satan;

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Committing To The Narrow Way ~

commiting-to-the-narrow-way-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Having a hard time,
staying on the narrow way
too many obstacles
to get over each day?

Too many trials,
testings and tribulations
keeping you from striving
to your eternal destination?

Feeling you’ll never get,
through the narrow gate
too many challenges keeping
you from going straight?

Too many worries,
troubles and cares
too many burdens
for you to have to bear?

Well don’t get discourage,
to the narrow way commit
and be happy that you  . . .
were even able to find it!

~~~~~~

Matthew 7:14

“Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When In The Wilderness ~

when-in-the-wilderness-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

It gets lonely,
in the wilderness
it feels lifeless
cold and treacherous.

But, when God takes us,
into the wilderness
He wants us with Him
to get down to business.

It’s easy to get lost,
in the wilderness
it can be discouraging
in the land of bitterness.

But, when we trust God,
in the wilderness
He’ll walk us through
our insecureness.

It can be very dangerous,
in the wilderness
it can be desolate
in the land of hopelessness.

But, when God has us,
in the wilderness . . .
it’s because He wants
to heal our stubbornness!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will
even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Fully Invested ~

fulyy-invested-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

My heart and soul,
in God are invested
so I call on Him . . .
wherever I’m tested

 I use my Bible,
to help and defend
whatever tempest
that He may send.

I hold onto the truth,
when trials I fight
I know it will lead me
straight into His light.

When storms blow in,
on My Rock I stand
and Anchor myself
right into His hand.

My heart and soul,
are fully invested
tis why I trust God . . .
whenever I’m tested!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 86:7

“In the day of my trouble
I will call upon thee:
for thou wilt answer me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My True Hereafter ~

my-hereafter-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

I am a follower of God,
I go where He leads
because I trust Him
for all of my needs.

I’ve been through the valleys,
He has taken me there
so I could learn to rest
in His loving care.

I’ve climbed the mountains,
reached the highest peak
He gave me His strength
because He knew I was weak.

I’ve weathered the storms,
in peace I was kept
He calmed my fears
through the tears I wept.

Like a child, I’m a follower,
to God’s ways I go after
for I believe His Kingdom . . .
is my true hereafter!

~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:1

“Be ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Drifting Away ~

Drifting Away~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Feel like your drifting,
pulling away . . .
feel like your paddling
making no headway?

Setbacks and defeat,
sinking you down
feel as if you’ll never
find safe, solid ground?

Loss of your focus,
has your spirit adrift
feel like your drowning
with each emotional shift.

Worry and anxiety,
floating in your head
fear and doubt
causing you dread?

Feel like your drifting,
hope slipping away . . .
then you need to let Jesus
be your anchor each day!

~~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have
as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into
that within the veil;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


All Things Will Work Out ~

My Helper ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~Hearts not Troubled - IBible Verse
All things for my good,
will work out . . .
a promise I will claim
in it, I will not doubt.

I may not understand,
how this could ever be
with so many trials . . .
right now surrounding me.

But, as God is busy doing,
Jesus told me not to worry
to stand steadfast and firm
not to be in a big hurry.

For, what He is performing,
is being tried just like gold
so onto this assurance . . .
in my heart, I will hold.

All things for my good,
God is working out . . .
the love I have for Him
will dispel any doubt!

~~~~~~~~~~

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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has Placed Me Here ~

You are Where God Wants You used with permission IBible VErses

God has placed me here,
in this land of the unknown
in this sea of uncertainty
so His will may be known.

I know not what He has in store,
I know not where He will lead
but I know I must trust in Him
to His ways I need to heed.

It’s my duty to be humble,
to show Him my gratitude
for He is sovereign
and I must adjust my attitude.

There’s nothing that I can do,
no miracle I can perform
but I know I will be blessed
and my life He will transform.

He doesn’t owe me anything,
yet, He’s gracious with His mercy
it’s through the blood of Jesus
that in His eyes I’m even worthy.

God has placed me here,
in this place of hope and trust
so I will wait for Him . . .
to do what I know He must!

~~~~~~~

Romans 8:28
King James Version

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

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Be An Overcomer ~

overcome free
This world is full of tribulation,
suffering, stress and pain
but you can be an overcomer
when in your life, Jesus reigns.

For, Jesus has already won,
His victories are yours to claim
just put you faith in His hands
and call upon His name.

He has beaten down the devil,
casted out every evil spirit
so claim your victory in Him
when Satan comes to visit.

There is not an enemy,
which Jesus has not faced
you too can rise above yours
for you’re covered in His grace.

When death comes knocking,
on your earthly door . . .
remember that your victory
is in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~~~~~~~~~

1 John 5:4
King James Version

“For whatsoever is born
of God overcometh the world:

and this is the victory
that overcometh the world,
even our faith.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


A Confident New Year ~

A Confident New Year ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

A New Year is before me,
I know not what it brings
but I have confidence . . .
God’s in control of all things.

I don’t know what is ahead,
the trials of each new day
but I have confidence . . .
Jesus will show me the way.

I may not fully understand,
what the New Year will hold
but I have confidence . . .
He is fitting me to His mold.

I may have incredible gain,
or suffer enormous loss
but I have confidence . . .
it all leads me to the cross.

A New Year is before me,
I know God’s in control
for I have confidence . . .
His love will renew my soul!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 63:3
King James Version

“Because thy loving kindness +
is better than
life,
my lips shall praise thee.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


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