Tag Archives: Trials

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
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has A Time For Everything ~

God has a time,
for everything
and for every one
new season’s He brings.

There’s a time of peace,
and a time of bleakness
a time of spiritual health
and a time of sickness.

There’s a time to rise up,
and a time to regress
a time of fearfulness
and a time to onward press.

There’s a time of hope,
and a time of testing
a time of great faith
and a time of wrestling.

There’s a time to praise,
and a time to mourn
a time to rejoice
and a time to be reborn.

For every thing,
God has a reason
a time for all things
in their due season!

~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

King James Version
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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
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fearless ~

I once was bound,
knotted up with fear
but then Jesus came
and drew me near.

He took my thoughts,
filled them with hope
became the Anchor
at the end of my rope.

I once was chained,
coupled with dread
but then Jesus came
right into my head.

He took my mind,
filled it with peace
said unto Him
my fears to release.

I once was bound,
but, now I’m fearless
for, Jesus released in me
His calming stillness!

~~~~~~

Matthew 14:26-27

“And when the disciples
saw him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying,
It is a spirit; and they
cried out for fear.

But straightway Jesus
spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer;
it is I; be not afraid.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus To The Rescue ~

Lord, today I’m feeling,
a little off course
like a ship without . . .
a navigation source.

I feel like I’m drifting,
in a sea of doubt
and I need Your guidance
to find my way out.

Things are a little foggy,
my head is feeling light
and these waves of fear
I’ll need Your help to fight.

I feel I’ll soon get caught,
like a fish on a hook
for satan’s traps and snares
are everywhere I look.

Lord, today I’m feeling,
like a ship lost at sea
so I’m counting on You . . .
to come and rescue me!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:28

“Then they cry unto the Lord
in their trouble, and he
bringeth them out
of their distresses.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Waiting ~

Lord, You have given me,
these mighty eagles wings
said they’d give me strength
in the problems life brings.

You said for me to wait,
for Your Son to return
until such time to give
You all of my concern.

You said there would be,
no weariness or fatigue
to wait until the day
the crown of life I’ll receive.

You said I would walk,
without ever fainting
to focus on the future hope
You have for me awaiting.

Lord, You have given me,
these powerful eagle wings
and so I patiently wait . . .
for the newness of all things!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40.31

“But they that wait
upon the Lord shall
renew their strength;
they shall mount up
with wings as eagles;
they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Chilling Out ~

Today, I am chilling,
going to take it easy
not letting my fears
make me feel queasy.

Today, I am relaxing,
got me not a care
for, I took them all
to my Lord in prayer.

Today, I am resting,
letting go of it all
for, into the worry pit
I refuse to fall.

Today, I am slacking,
just Jesus and me
there’s not a doubt
together we will be.

Today I am chilling,
I’ll be easy-going . . .
for with God’s peace
I am overflowing!

~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Guarding Your Heart and Mind ~

Whatever has you sleepless,
whatever keeps you awake
whatever makes you feel
your heart’s about to break.

Give it all to Jesus,
in your thankful prayer
and He will lift you from
your grief and despair.

Whatever is your worry,
whatever may be your care
whatever is that burden
that you must daily bear.

Give them all to Jesus,
let Him have everything
then your soul will find
rest that is everlasting.

Whatever has you weary,
whatever causes you stress
whatever makes you feel
hopeless and depress.

Give it all to Jesus,
let Him guard your mind
then your heart He will still
and His peace you will find.

Whatever has you anxious,
take it to Jesus in prayer
then release all your fears
and leave them in His care!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6-7

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all
understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Knows Our Potential ~

God knows our potential,
before we even do
to our capabilities
He has a pristine view.

God sees our weakness,
He knows our every fear
He understands we need
the way to be made clear.

God sees our strengths,
He knows our abilities
He has eternal insight
into all our possibilities.

God sees our doubt,
He knows we’re human
He knows we need His might
to get us up and movin’.

God knows our potential,
He sees what we’re made of
He knows all we need is . . .
His guidance from above!

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Judges 6:12-14

And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him,
and said unto him, The Lord is with thee,
thou mighty man of valour.

And Gideon said unto him, Oh my Lord,
if the Lord be with us, why then is all
this befallen us? and where be all his
miracles which our fathers told us of,
saying, Did not the Lord bring us up
from Egypt? but now the Lord hath
forsaken us, and delivered us into
the hands of the Midianites.

And the Lord looked upon him, and said,
Go in this thy might, and thou shalt
save Israel from the hand of the
Midianites: have not I sent thee?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When My Heart is Troubled ~

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
I gratefully go to God
with my pleas and prayers.

When my heart is faint,
when my mind has unrest
I pray for God’s peace
upon my first request.

When my heart is heavy,
when my mind has doubt
I pray ceaselessly believing
God will work things out.

When my heart is weary,
when my mind’s full of fear
I pray asking my Father
to drawn me close and near.

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
at Jesus’ feet I leave them
with my thankful prayers!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by
prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let
your requests be made
known unto God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


There’s Nothing God Can’t Do ~

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There is nothing too hard,
for God to do . . .
there isn’t anything
He can’t perform  for you.

There isn’t a place too tight,
God can’t get you out of
there isn’t a problem so deep
He can’t help you rise above.

There isn’t a relationship,
God can’t save and heal
there isn’t a broken heart
He can’t make again to feel.

There isn’t a single fear,
God can’t make go away
there isn’t one little doubt
He can’t begin to sway.

There isn’t a spiritual crisis,
God can’t alleviate
there isn’t a physical issue
He can’t regenerate.

Nothing is too hard for God,
there’s not anything He can’t do
all He needs to have . . .
is faith and trust from you!

~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 18:14

“Is any thing too hard for the Lord?
At the time appointed I will return
unto thee, according to the time
of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God of All Grace ~

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God of all grace,
mercy and favor
Father of Jesus
my Lord, my Savior.

Strengthen me,
with Your power
perfect my faith
in this dark hour.

God of all grace,
peace and calm
slather on me
Your healing balm.

Comfort me,
in this storm
a miracle I need
for You to perform.

God of all grace,
mercy and favor
let not my trust
in You waiver!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:10

“But the God of all grace,
who hath called us unto his
eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after that ye have suffered
a while, make you perfect,
stablish, strengthen,
settle you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Praying for God Peace ~

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Every day to God,
I pray for His peace
I ask that my faith
in Him, to increase.

I pray for renewal,
in spirit and in mind
I ask that His will
will be easy to find.

Every day to God,
I pray for directions
I ask Him to give me
Spirit filled instructions.

I give Him my burden,
my worry and my care
I let Him know they are
too much for me to bear.

Every day to God,
His peace, I pray for
and He never fails . . .
to always give me more!

~~~~~~

Psalm 29:11

“The Lord will give strength
unto his people; the Lord
will bless his people with peace.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond Thanksgiving Day ~

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Thanksgiving is more,
than food and football
it goes way beyond . . .
turkey on the table.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
just one meal we share
it goes way further . . .
then a dinner prayer.

Thanksgiving is about,
each day of the year
making sure our praise
God is able to hear.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
a single day with family
it goes way past . . .
our sated apathy.

Thanksgiving is about,
being thankful for all things
no matter what in this life . . .
to your table that it brings!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication
with thanksgiving

let your requests
be made known unto God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace To The Humble ~

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When trials blow,
me to the ground
when my cares
take me down.

Before I rise,
back to my feet
I pray to God
my needs to meet.

When storms blow,
through my door
when my worries
take me to the floor.

Before I get,
to my legs back
I pray to God
for the grace I lack.

For, in my life,
to God I’ve found
to humble myself
when I am down!

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James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace
unto the humble.”

King James Version
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No One Can Steal My Joy ~

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No one can steal the joy,
bubbling inside of me
no problem big or small
can rob me of my glee.

No test or trial,
can take my joy away
no amount of pain will cause
my joyousness to give way.

No bumps in the road,
will cause my joy to cease
no detour along the way
will seize my future peace.

No sorrow or heartbreak,
can wipe my joy out
in all things good or bad
it’s for joy, them I count.

No one can steal from me,
not one thing can capture
the joy I have looking . . .
forward to the rapture!

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James 1:2

” My brethren, count it all
joy when ye fall into
divers temptations;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Isn’t Fair ~

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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


A Perfect Getaway ~

A Perfect Get Away ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In times of trouble,
we need a hideaway
a place we can go . . .
just to get away.

We need a retreat,
a place to de-stress
we need a refuge
so we can decompress.

In times of troubles,
we need a resort
a place where we can find
some Godly support.

We need a haven,
a shelter of protection
we need a sanctuary
a place for reflection.

In times of trouble,
we need a getaway
and God provides . . .
the perfect hideaway!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Mountain Climbing Faith ~

Mountain Climbing Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m climbing this mountain,
and I’m not going to stop
my confidence in God . . .
will get me to the top.

I’ll tackle every obstacle,
I will confront every fear
my absolute trust in God
will be my safety gear.

I’ll  get over my doubt,
I’ll get by the obstructions
my faith in God’s Word
will provide the directions.

I’ll combat the terrain,
I’ll move each hindrance
my eternal hope in God
will give me the assurance.

I’m climbing this mountain,
I will not fall or drop
for God promised me . . .
a reward at the top!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 10:23

“Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering;
(for he is faithful that promised;)

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Tried and Tested ~

The testing of Your faith used with permission Doorpost Verses

My faith grows,
from being tested
it gets stronger
when in the Word
I am rested.

My faith rises,
from being redirected
it gets keener
when with God
I’m daily connected.

My faith increases,
from being tried
it gets sharper
when in Jesus
I faithfully abide.

My faith bounds,
from being proven
it gets firmer
when in the Spirit
my life gets movin’.

When my faith is tried,
I don’t think its odd
when its being tested
to me, its not weird
only because, I trust God!

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1 Peter 4:12-13

“Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial which
is to try you, as though some
strange thing happened unto you:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Prayer for Samuel ~

SAMUEL'S PRAYER
Samuel, God’s child,
His precious little one
trust Him to finish
what He has begun.

Gather your strength,
from the palm of His hands
know that He has for you
some mighty big plans.

Continue to be brave,
as this battle you fight
keep drawing on God’s
holy power and might.

Breath in His mercy,
exhale His grace
let His love for you
your tiny body embrace.

Samuel, God’s child,
Steve’s & Rachel’s precious son
stay brave, be strong . . .
believe this battle, will be won!

~~~~~~~~~

Please pray for little baby Samuel
who was born at 29 weeks 5 days,
and weighed in at 2 lbs 10 oz.
He was born into a family of great
faith and a deep love for God.

He and they need all of our prayers
for God’s strength, peace and mercy!

Amen and Amen

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Needing a Boost ~

Needing a Boost ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Needing a boost,
a real lifter-upper
something to give
your nerves a buffer?

Then go to the Word,
look up God’s peace
and soon you’ll feel
a calming release.

Needing a hand,
an arm to hold on
something to grasp
till your fears are gone?

Then go the Word,
look up God’s grace
and soon you’ll feel
joy light up your face.

Needing a lifter-upper,
a hand, a boost, an arm?
Then go to your Bible . . .
and your worry it’ll disarm!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a
lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Above the Clouds ~

Above the Clouds ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Above the clouds,
I wish to be . . .
beyond the storms
awaiting me.

Higher places,
I wish to go . . .
before the gales
start to blow.

Beyond the rain,
I wish to fly . . .
past the gloom
rolling by.

Up and over,
I wish to soar . . .
high above
life’s daily roar.

Above the clouds,
Lord, I wish to be . . .
to a place of rest
right next to Thee!

~~~~~

Psalm 55:6

“And I said,
Oh that I had wings
like a dove!
for then would I fly away,
and be at rest.

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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