Tag Archives: Trust

Vanity, Oh Vanity ~

Vanity, oh vanity
what gain is there in
the charm of your lure
only covers our sin.

On lofty pedestal,
is where you put us
so that in ourselves
not in God we’ll trust.

You tease and play,
with our heart and mind
vanity, oh vanity
your pride makes us blind.

You lift us up high,
proud chin and all
so we can’t look down
on the cause of our fall.

Ego, oh ego,
vanities conceited kin
in you there is no good . . .
beyond your wicked grin!

~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 1:2

“Vanity of vanities,
saith the Preacher,
vanity of vanities;
all is vanity.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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A Victorious Life ~

A life victorious,
is a life that overcomes
for, to the old man it dies
and the new one it becomes.

A life triumphant,
is a life that’s no longer
engrossed with the world
and all it has to offer.

A life unbeaten,
is a life that’s defeated
the desires of the flesh
from its hearts are deleted.

A life confident.
is a life that’s conquered
picking up its own cross
no longer feels awkward.

A life victorious,
is a God-fearing one
for it’s a life that reflects
the life of His Son!

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1 John 5:4

“For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory
that overcometh the world,
even our faith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Light of My Life ~

Today I am singing,
though outside it is gray
I can still see the Light . . .
though the sun’s tucked away.

For the Light that shines in me,
makes my heart radiate
though there maybe clouds
my joy they can’t alienate.

Jesus is that Light,
the song of my salvation
and I don’t need the sun
to sing out my elation.

For the Light of Jesus,
lights up both night and day
nothing stops it from shinning
on the Truth, Life and Way.

Today I am singing,
though outside it is dreary
the Light of my life. . .
is all I need to be cheery!

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John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not walk
in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.”

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!

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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


A Pep Talk ~

We all need endurance,
to run the faithful race
we all need the strength
found in God’s grace.

We all need encouragement,
to keep our goal in sight
we all need the power
of the Holy Spirit’s might.

We all need perseverance,
to help us to keep pressing
we all need more joy
to keep us from stressing.

We all need patience,
in these trying of times
we all need godly virtue’s
so not to cross the fine lines.

We all need a pep talk,
as the faithful race we run
we all need to hear each day
it is our’s to be won!

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Colossians 1:11

“Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled For Naught ~

Be strong, be courageous,
let your heart not be . . .
fearful or afraid
for the Lord is with thee.

Be strengthened, be secure,
you’ve nothing to fear
for God will be with you
to your side He’ll adhere.

Be brave, be undaunted,
no need to fear or dread
for God has promised
with His Spirit you’ll be lead.

Be fearless, be stout-hearted,
be care and worry free
for God will not fail
or ever leave thee.

Be strong, be courageous,
trouble your heart for naught
let God’s Word saturate
your minds every thought!

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Deuteronomy 31.6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Torn ~

When torn between,
which road to take
pray before any . . .
conclusion you make.

Don’t be in a hurry,
to make your decision
wait until God gives
a crystal clear vision.

When at a crossroad,
before you move on
pray and ask God
to be Spirit drawn.

Don’t rush ahead,
until He gives the go
for, if you’re patient
the way He will show.

When torn between,
which road to take . . .
always choose the highway
if on God you can’t wait!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

Proverbs 16:17

“The highway of the upright
is to depart from evil:
he that keepeth his way
preserveth his soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Hurts ~

Lord this hurts,
even after all these years
this empty, void space
still brings me to tears.

Like a knife,
my heart its cut through
so I’ll continue to give . . .
this pain over to You.

Lord this hurts,
in every single way
it still is painful
no matter what they say.

Like a vise,
my heart its crushed
so onto You my grief
I will continue to thrust.

Lord this hurts,
it’s more than I can take
only with Your strength
can another year I make!

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Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and my heart faileth:
but God is the strength of my heart,
and my portion for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory
of my son Glenn
1974-2014


Wait-Training ~

Wait-training,
we all need to go through
it’s something . . .
we must to learn to do.

For, God wants to teach us,
how on Him to rely
and to trust Him when
He’s got us on standby.

It will take patience,
and a lot of practice
for wait-training requires
us to be proactive.

For, God wants to show us,
His timing is the best
through He’s got us waiting
we can still be at rest.

Wait-training,
takes a lot of fortitude
for it takes strength to have
a surrendered attitude!

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Psalms 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful In Any Circumstance ~

Whatever comes my way,
I take this stance . . .
to be thankful
in every circumstance.

Whenever I am happy,
my praise to God I sing
and I thank Him for . . .
the joy that He brings.

Whenever I have troubles,
I seek Him and I pray
and I thank Him for . . .
the peace on my way.

Whenever I’m hurting,
I trust my pain He’ll relieve
and I thank Him for . . .
the strength to believe.

Whenever I’m doubtful,
I give to Him my fear
and I thank Him for . . .
being close and near.

Regardless of how I feel,
I praise Him in advance
and I thank the Lord . . .
no matter my circumstance!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Is My Cross ~

This is my cross,
it is mine to carry
and it is up to me
the old man to bury.

This is my death,
this is my demise
so that a new life
in Christ can arise.

This is my cross,
this is me dying
this is me on myself
no longer relying.

This is me denying,
all my own plans
this is me leaving
all in God’s hands.

This is my cross,
this is my funeral
this is me becoming  . . .
for Jesus usable!

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Mark 8:34

“And when he had called the people
unto him with his disciples also,
he said unto them, Whosoever will
come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My True Love ~

I searched this world over,
but true love I found not
for there is none greater
than the one for me God’s got.

I sought wide and far,
for love that was forgiving
but love unconditional
no one was giving.

I looked high and low,
scanned about everywhere
but real love like God’s . . .
wasn’t to be found anywhere.

I scoured deep and broad,
scraped down into the barrel
but all I came up with
was love cold and sterile.

I searched and I searched,
for my one true love . . .
and I found it only comes
from God up above!

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1 John 3:1

“Behold, what manner of love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons of God: therefore
the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Striving ~

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I rely on God’s mercy,
every day to move on
I put all my confidence
knowing more can be drawn.

I depend on God’s peace,
each day to get by
for, I know on its stillness
I can always rely.

I hang on to God’s promise,
of His returning one day
I keep my eyes focused
on the Life, Truth and Way.

I feed on God’s Word,
each day to survive
for more of His strength
I constantly strive!

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1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Compassion of Jesus ~

The compassion of Jesus,
in all of its fullness . . .
is yours if you’ll grasp
onto all of His goodness.

For it is full of pity,
and loving concern
its merciful and gracious
asks naught in return.

It’ll give you confidence,
support you when weak
its healing and calming
gentle, caring and meek.

It comforts the bereaved,
it feeds the hungry
brings daily refreshment
to those who are thirsty.

It provides the rest,
for minds that agonize
with hearts laden down
it sees and sympathies.

The compassion of Jesus,
and all of its richness . . .
is yours to claim today
in all of its fullness!

Matthew 9:36

“But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were scattered
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan’s Graffiti ~

When satan messes,
with your heart and mind
on them his graffiti . . .
you will begin to find.

For your hope,
he will vandalize
and on your heart
he’ll write his lies.

When your faith,
satan tries to deface
let him know
you’re saved by grace.

For with your trust,
he will have a ball
and on your mind
his lies he’ll scrawl.

When satan lies to you,
don’t play chicken . . .
tell him what in your Bible
has been written!

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Matthew 4:10

“Then saith Jesus unto him,
Get thee hence, Satan:
for it is written,”

King James Version
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You Can Do It ~

You can be an endurer,
you can persist
if to the world’s wicked ways
you will resist.

You can be an overcomer,
you can prevail
if you don’t let satan’s arrows
your faith impale.

You can be an achiever,
you can win
if you run away from
all forms of sin.

You can be an opposer,
you can contend
if you don’t conform
or be the world’s friend.

You can do it,
you can win the race . . .
just keep looking to Jesus
for assurance and grace!

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Hebrews 12:1-2

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us,

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher
of our faith; who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross, despising
the shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


If Jesus Said ~

If Jesus said,
I will never leave you
then why do we act
as if this weren’t true?

If Jesus said,
Your cares I’ll bear
then why do we think
for us, He’s not there?

If Jesus said,
I’ll forsake you not
then why isn’t this
a captive thought?

If Jesus said,
go and sin no more
then why do we still
open temptation’s door?

If Jesus said,
sufficient is My grace
then why more of it
don’t we embrace?

If Jesus said,
faith is all I require
then why don’t we
our own efforts expire?

If Jesus said,
all of these things . . .
then why onto His words
don’t we daily cling!

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Romans 10:17

“So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep On Trusting ~

Is your faith shaking,
is it weak and wobbly
does it feel as if . . .
your life’s a tragic comedy?

Well don’t you let go,
onto Jesus keep holding on
and He will be there for you
till the quivering is gone.

Is your trust shaking,
is it at an unsafe standstill
does it feel as if . . .
your steadily going downhill?

Well don’t you quit,
with Jesus keep standing
and He’ll give you the strength
to keep you from crash landing.

Is your faith and trust shaken,
are they in a dreaded deadlock
well keep on clinging . . .
onto Jesus, your ROCK!

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Psalm 62:1-2

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.

He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Fool’s Mouth ~

A fool could care less,
about knowing God’s will
a fool to his own ways
will never be still.

A fools mouth,
never quits running
a fool doesn’t care
for whom he is gunning.

A fool loves to vent,
rant and to rage
a fool has no real
temperature gage.

A fool despises advice,
other than his own
a fool’s instruction
are always home-grown.

A fools argument,
is fierce and intense
a fools furry is always at
other peoples expense.

A fool doesn’t see,
the need for salvation
A fool can’t believe . . .
Jesus brings redemption!

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Proverbs 18:7

“A fool’s mouth is his ruin,
and his lips
are a snare to his soul.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Shepherd Knows Me ~

 

My Shepherd knows me,
and I know His voice
so I follow Him . . .
it is my choice.

When I need comfort,
on His staff I lean
so His peace and calm
my heart can glean.

When in a valley,
He guides me along
when I get weary
He makes me strong.

When a mountain,
I have to face
He provides me with
more of His grace.

The Lord’s my Shepherd,
He knows me oh, so well
I choose to follow Him . . .
so not to end up in hell!

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John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear’s Canvas ~

When night turns,
thoughts anxious
casting shadows
on fear’s canvas.

Turn to God,
to ease your mind
and His peace
you will find.

When night’s dread,
long fingers wrap
and your heart
it has in a trap.

Turn to God,
to release its grasp
and onto His calm
let your heart clasp.

When the night turns,
your thoughts anxious
cast them onto God . . .
and watch them vanish!

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1 Peter 5:7

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

King James Version
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Jesus’ Promise To Us ~

Holy Spirit,
Jesus’ promise to us
may in Your strength
we learn to always trust.

You are our adviser,
our staunch advocate
our fears You help
to fully dissipate.

Holy Spirit,
our soul’s Comforter
may Your power
we fall under.

You bring us hope,
fill us with grace
the joy of our salvation
in You we embrace.

Holy Spirit,
our ever-present Helper
may we always have
Your mighty temper!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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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