I’m Getting Old
by Guest Writer
Published on August 15, 2022
Categories: Aging

I’m Getting Old

By Deborah Ann Belka

My mind is still young,
my body’s getting old . . .
God keeps refining me
from silver into gold.

My strength is weak,
my hips they ache
God’s still trying in me
His image to make.

My hair is thinning,
my knees bump and knock
God continues to work
on me against the clock.

My fingers are swollen,
my toes are bent
God always reminds me
why His Son was sent.

My spine is crooked,
my ankles are swollen
God is letting me know
soon . . . I’ll be golden!


Zechariah 13:9
King James Version

“And I will bring the third part through
the fire, and will refine them as silver
is refined, and will try them as gold is
tried: they shall call on my name, and I
will hear them: I will say, It is mypeople: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.”


Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

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Deborah Ann loves the Lord with all her heart and soul. Her Holy Spirit inspired poetry tells of her trust in God, her faith in Christ Jesus her Savior and her journey into finding peace that truly passes all understanding. Her prayer is that her poetry will be a blessing to all who read it ~ To God Be The Glory! ~ View all posts by Deborah Ann Belka

FeatureImage by Gerd Altmann 




  1. Roland Ledoux

    Love it! Oh and oh so true!! Monday I’ll be seventy and though my mind doesn’t feel it, my body sure does! Thanks Sister Deborah for another great truth!!!

    • Andy Oldham

      I loved this poem too, when I first read it. I turned 72 in July and my old body feels it too! But, ONE DAY we will have a new body in a new home. Praise The Lord!
      Thanks Deborah!


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