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Poems by Bettina Van Vaerenbergh

poem count: 135 | pages: 15 | second place: 1 time | finalist: 5 times
A question of trust…
Inspired by Mark 7 : 21 — 23 and Proverbs 3 : 5 — 6 .

Only through His strength
A poem about being a Christian with a mental illness. (Bipolar disorder) I also struggle with intrusive thoughts, and intrusive memories. In the poem I try to describe my own, subjective experience, and how it is Jesus who keeps me from giving up.

A word on building houses…
Inspired by Matthew 7 : 24 - 26 and Psalm 127 : 1

Every good gift
Inspired by James 1 : 17 “ Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Inspired by Proverbs 27 : 1 (KJV) “ Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knowest not, what a day may bring forth”.

Be you transformed…
Inspired by Romans 12 : 2(KJV) “And be not conformed to this world, but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind; that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.”

On Father’s Day
A poetic thank you to the best Father there is.

The Living Water
Inspired by John 7 : 37 - 39 (KJV), where Jesus invites all those who thirst spiritually, to come to Him, and drink.

There is a friend…
Inspired by Proverbs 18 : 24