Category Archives: The Storms of Life

Storms Are Just A Part of Life ~

Storms are a part of life,
it’s just the way it goes . . .
and often we get tossed
by the wind as it blows.

We need to remain calm,
so we’re not blown about
otherwise we’ll be thrown
into the sea of doubt.

Storms can sneak up on us,
leaving us blind-sided
and often our trust in God
becomes misguided.

We need to remain faithful,
on Jesus keep our eyes
lest through the storm
we’ll fall for satan’s lies.

Storms are part of life,
it’s just the way it goes . . .
but we know God controls
just where the wind blows!

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Luke 8:24-25

“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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Rebuilds ~

God rebuilds,
from the rumble
He restores
those humble.

He regenerates,
the broken soul
He heals and mends
til it’s again whole.

God reconstructs,
hearts shattered
He recovers
a life fractured.

He reshapes,
the mind fraught
He remolds
every thought.

God rebuilds,
souls, minds and hearts
He restores . . .
all the broken parts!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Your World Shakes ~

When your world shakes,
and you feel it start rocking . . .
when you begin trembling
and your knees start knocking.

Go to God immediately,
and give Him all you fear
and He will make you . . .
surefooted like a deer.

When your world crashes,
in pieces all around you
when you begin to quiver
not knowing what to do.

Go to God straightaway,
ask Him for more grace
and the strength you need
till you’re in a safer place.

When your world collapses,
before on you it falls apart
go to God and ask Him . . .
to restore joy into your heart!

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Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my strength,
and he will make my feet like
hinds’ feet, and he will make
me to walk upon mine high places.
To the chief singer on my
stringed instruments.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Run, Run to Jesus ~

When your world comes crashing down,
and you want to get far away
run to Jesus and His loving arms . . .
for He’ll protect you without delay.

When everything is going wrong,
and your future isn’t looking bright
run to Jesus for His strength . . .
and find the power of His might.

When your worries make you ill,
and your burdened by your care
run to Jesus for His help . . .
for His support is always there.

When your tears fall like acid rain,
and your heart feels it’ll break apart
run to Jesus for your comfort . . .
and His peace into it He will impart.

When you think you can’t go on,
and your filled with dread and fear
run, run quickly to Jesus . . .
for He will draw you ~ to Him near!

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Matthew 11:28

Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Psalm 69:16

“Hear me, O Lord;
for thy lovingkindness is good:
turn unto me according
to the multitude of thy
tender mercies.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Almighty Hands ~

Sometimes troubles come,
changing all our plans . . .
making it ever clearer
all things are in God’s hands.

Hands that long to hold,
to comfort and to console
hands that want to heal
the ache within the soul.

Hands that desire to reach,
far into the heart and mind
hands that hold perfect peace
for fearful ones to find.

Hands that crave to embrace,
grieving hearts in the night
hands that yearn to lead
all to His saving light.

Hands that are capable,
hands confident and sure
hands that calm the storms
hands that holds life’s cure.

Sometimes troubles come,
and we must change our plans
so that we may come to rest . . .
in His almighty hands!

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Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not;
for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand
of my righteousness.”

Psalm 37:24

“Though he fall,
he shall not be utterly
cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth
him with his hand.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Pray As We Wait ~

As life’s storms,
we come upon
as more troubles
they bring on.

We need to pray,
as we sit and wait . . .
with forbearance
until they abate.

When life’s storms,
keep coming around
causing our worries
to teem and abound.

We need to hold fast,
to our future hope
as we sit and wait . . .
to help us to cope.

When life’s storms,
come at us straight
we’ll need God’s help
to sit and wait!

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Psalm 32:6

For this shall every one
that is godly pray unto
thee in a time when thou
mayest be found: surely
in the floods of great waters
they shall not come nigh unto him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Storm Stiller ~

We all need,
a storm stiller
we all want
a peace instiller.

That is why,
to God I turn
to take from me
my concern.

We all need,
a calm supplier
we all want
a hope provider.

That is why,
to Jesus I run
to give me faith
when I have none.

We all need,
faith, peace and hope
we all need God . . .
and Jesus to cope!

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Psalm 107:29-30

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.

Then are they glad because
they be quiet; so he bringeth
them unto their desired haven.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Storms Are Not Meant ~

Storms are not meant,
to blow us over . . .
they come so we may
run to God for cover.

They are not meant,
to take us down . . .
they arise so we may
turn our lives around.

Storms are not meant,
to make us weak . . .
they arrive so we may
learn to God first seek.

They are not meant,
to make us shake . . .
they descend so we can
from apathy awake.

Storms are not meant,
to blow through us . . .
they come so we may
put in God our trust!

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Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord
is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth
into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 10:25

“As the whirlwind passeth,
so is the wicked no more:
but the righteous is an
everlasting foundation.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Our Realities ~

Sometimes our realities,
leaves us doubting . . .
sometimes they cause us
for relief shouting.

But, if we’re to trust God,
we must do so patiently
and wait for His answers
with a faith steadfastly.

Sometimes our situations,
leaves us questioning . . .
sometimes they leave us
with fearfulness, trembling.

But, if we’re to believe Jesus,
our burdens came to bear
then we will find His peace
as we give Him our care.

Sometimes our challenges,
leaves us wondering . . .
but, then God lets us know
He is never slumbering!

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Psalm 121:4

Behold, he that keepeth
Israel shall neither slumber
nor sleep.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Life-Vest

I got me a Life-vest
it’s on snug and tight
it’s helping me to stay
in the faithful fight.

When storms start to kick up,
my Life-vest won’t deflate
for the Holy Spirit is . . .
my shield and breastplate.

I keep it on all the time,
so I won’t ever capsize
for Jesus upon each wave
is always there to advise.

In the Word it’s inflated,
my heart it will protect
so when satan’s arrows fly
each one I can deflect.

I’ve got me a Life-vest,
Jesus keeps me a float
for together we are riding
in this wind blown boat!

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Luke 8:24-25

“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
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Consider It For Joy ~

Consider it for joy,
when things go wrong
consider when they do
it’s to make you strong.

For when you are tested,
endurance it will bring
so that your faith in God
will not lack anything.

Consider it for joy,
when things go amiss
consider to embrace them
not to wearily dismiss.

For when you are tried,
perseverance it will bring
so that your trust in God
will continue to spring.

Consider it all for joy,
perfect, eternal and blissful
consider how it will make . . .
all things seem less dismal!

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James 1:2-4

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

Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Ask Jesus ~

When life tosses you,
into the pit of pain
when getting out of it
is too much of a strain.

Reach out your arms,
ask Jesus to lift you
out of the anguish
you are going through.

When life hurls you,
into the stormy seas
before the waves crash
and buckle your knees.

Reach out your hands,
ask Jesus to take a grip
so into the abyss
you’ll not begin to slip.

When life pins you down,
with its worry and care
ask Jesus to free you . . .
from all your despair!

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Psalm 32:6

For this shall every one
that is godly pray unto
thee in a time when thou
mayest be found: surely
in the floods of great
waters they shall not
come nigh unto him.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When You Think You Can’t ~

When you think you can’t,
remember God can . . .
when you don’t know the way
remember God has a plan.

When you think it’s all but over,
remember God just began
when you are afraid and fearful . . .
remember God’s wingspan.

When you think it’s to hard,
remember God does the impossible
when you think it’s hopeless
remember God is unstoppable.

When you think you’ve had enough,
remember God is not done
when you think you’re all alone
remember the love of His Son.

When you think you can’t do it,
remember God can do . . .
when you think it’s too difficult
remember God will strengthen you!

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Luke 1:37

For with God nothing
shall be impossible.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Grace And Peace To You ~

Grace and peace to you,
my faith filled friends . . .
good health to you too
until this pandemic ends.

May God’s infinite mercy,
keep you safe and secure
so that through this storm
you’ll be able to endure.

Grace and peace to you,
to all faithful in Jesus . . .
may it be His strength . . .
you find in your weakness.

May onto Him you cast,
everything troubling
may He guard your heart
from fear and worrying.

Grace and peace to you,
my friends far and wide . . .
by this virus be not afraid
for God is at your side!

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Ephesians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus
Christ by the will of God,
to the saints which are at
Ephesus, and to the faithful
in Christ Jesus:

1 Corinthians 1:3

Grace be unto you, and peace,
from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Calming Shush ~

He stills the waves,
to a calming hush
He gives His peace . . .
as storms at us rush.

He silences the seas,
to a tranquil lull
He grants us strength
when ours is dull.

He quiets the storms,
the winds He subdues
He gives us faith
when ours we lose.

He quiets the streams,
to a tranquil creek
He sends us power
when ours is weak.

He stills our souls,
to a calming shush . . .
He relieves our fear
with a soothing hush!

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Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When God Sends Trials ~

When God sends us,
trials along our way
on our knees we need
to get down and pray.

For we will need,
a lot of His strength
so to keep our fear
at arm’s length.

When God delivers,
what to us is a blow
to the throne of grace
we need to at once go.

For we need not panic,
or think that it’s odd
for these flaming testings
to come from God.

When God sends us,
trials fiery and blazing
just think about the joy
for you that is awaiting!

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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:

But rejoice, inasmuch
as ye are partakers of
Christ’s sufferings;
that, when his glory
shall be revealed,
ye may be glad also
with exceeding joy.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Solid Gold ~

When God sends,
trials our way
on our knees . . .
we need to pray.

For we will need,
a lot of strength
so to keep fear
at arm’s length.

When God delivers,
what to us is a blow
to the throne of grace
we must at once go.

For we will need,
His mighty power
to get us through
the darkest hour.

When faced with trials,
we need to be bold . . .
as God is turns us
into solid gold!

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Proverbs 17:3

The fining pot is for silver,
and the furnace for gold:
but the Lord trieth the hearts

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Midst Of A Storm ~

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is there . . .
He is ready to take
our fear, our care.

He hears our cries,
for His aid and relief
His ready to help us with
our lingering disbelief.

In the middle of the turmoil,
Jesus is waiting . . .
He is able to ease
our apprehensions grating.

He hears our lamenting,
our weeping and wailings
for He understands . . .
our weaknesses and failings.

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is right there . . .
in the center of its eye
He hears our every prayer!

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Matthew 8:26-27

And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,
O ye of little faith? Then he arose,
and rebuked the winds and the sea;
and there was a great calm.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and
the sea obey him!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Still Able ~

When life gets hard,
and the road gets rough
when all that lies ahead
seems difficult and tough.

Remember God is still able,
to turn things around . . .
so keep on trusting Him
to avoid a breakdown.

When all that you see,
is hardship and adversity
when all that you feel
is the fear of uncertainty.

Remember with God,
nothing is too troubling
just keep on believing Him
so to keep from unraveling.

When life gets tough,
when the road seems long
remember God will give you . . .
the faith to make you strong!

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea,
I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Stress Test ~

Today God gave me,
a spiritual stress test
to see if my soul . . .
could remain at rest.

So He sent to me,
a hand-wringing situation
to see if my heart . . .
could handle the agitation.

He wanted to know,
how I would proceed
whether if to the strain
I’d win or would concede.

It took all of His strength,
for me not to succumb
for I knew I could trust Him
with the power to overcome.

Today God sent to me,
a test that was stressing
but I’m happy to say . . .
I’m patiently resting!

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James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying
of your faith
worketh patience.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Fickle Heart ~

The heart is a fickle thing,
one moment it’s at peace
the next one that comes
panic it starts to release.

It has its times of faith,
in the things it cannot see
but when problems come
it’s tossed like waves at sea.

The heart is a quirky thing,
one day it’s resting calm
the next it’s flat on its back
as if it was hit by a bomb.

It has its joyful highs,
when all is going well
but it hits rock bottom
when fear begins to swell.

The heart that trusts God,
is a heart that is sound . . .
for it knows He will guard it
when troubles come around!

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James 1:8

A double minded man
is unstable in all his ways.

Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God
rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are
called in one body;
and be ye thankful.

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Deborah Ann Belka


As The Winds Blow ~

When you see a storm,
blowing your way . . .
make sure you’re ready
to swing with the sway.

For you’ll need to be,
on your feet sturdy
so your faith in Jesus
remains fast and steady.

When you see a storm,
out in front of you . . .
make sure you’re prepared
to thrust with the gust.

For you’ll need to be,
strong and resilient
if your trust in God
is to be consistent.

When you see a storm,
as the winds head your way
remember Jesus they’ll obey . . .
when to Him You pray!

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Mark 4:41

And they feared exceedingly,
and said one to another,
What manner of man is this,
that even the wind and the
sea obey him?

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Deborah Ann Belka


When In A Tailspin~

When life has you,
scrambling around
and you feel as if . . .
you will breakdown.

Know that God,
will provide for you
with the strength
to power through.

When life pulls you,
into a tailspin
and it feels as if . . .
you’ve no grit within.

Know that Jesus,
is there with you
to give you the grace
for all you got to do.

When life throws you,
into a nose dive . . .
put your faith in Jesus
into overdrive!

 

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1 Corinthians 2:5

That your faith should not stand
in the wisdom of men, but in
the power of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~02.03.20~

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From The Poem: Escaping Satan’s Traps

 


We All Get Stuck ~

We all start to sink,
from time to time
we all get stuck
in the murky grime.

But we can rise,
for we know
the way out
God will show.

We all waver,
ever now and then
we all need saving
again and again.

But we know,
Jesus will recuse us
therefore we put
in Him our trust.

We all sink into,
some kind of despair
but, our faith . . .
it will not impair!

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Matthew 14:30

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Looking Unto Jesus ~

As troubles come,
as they most surely will
when the road ahead of you
looks all up hill.

When you are at a loss,
as to what to do
and you’ve no answers
not even a clue.

Look unto Jesus,
He knows how high the climb
He’ll help you over it
in His perfect time.

As hardships come,
as they seem to do
when they start to get
the very best of you.

When the pit you’re in,
is beyond waist deep
and all your cares
make you want to weep.

Look unto Jesus,
He will never let you sink
He is not as far away
as you may think.

As burdens come,
as they begin to occur
and in your mind
everything’s a big blur.

When nothing seems,
to make much sense
and you start to feel
nervous and tense.

Look unto Jesus,
He’ll give to you a new sight
and you’ll start to see . . .
everything through His light!

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Hebrews 12:2

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Trials of Your Faith ~

The trials of your faith,
may appear ominous
causing you to lose . . .
in God your confidence.

But, for every storm,
that circulates through
there’s something profound
God wants to teach you.

The trials of your faith,
can be hot and furious
making you to think . . .
to God your oblivious.

But, for every fire,
God permits through
remember into gold
He’s refining you.

For, God is preparing you,
when your faith is tried
for when Jesus returns . . .
one day for His bride!

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1 Peter 1:7

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:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~12.11.19~

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From The Poem: When Trials Blow Our Way

 


On The Edge of Despair ~

 

I have been on the edge,
of complete, utter despair
I’ve looked over the ledge
not knowing what was there.

I’ve felt the bitter cold,
wrap me in it’s fearful grip
but, God had on me a hold
making sure I wouldn’t slip.

I have been to the threshold,
of total desperation
I’ve felt darkness enfold me
with fear and trepidation.

I’ve sensed the loom of doom,
engulf me with pure terror
but, God in the grasp of gloom
quelled my state of horror.

I have been on the edge,
of utter hopelessness
but, as I was on the ledge . . .
Jesus healed my brokenness!

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2 Corinthians 4.8-10

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body
the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in our body.

Psalm 34:17-19

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

The Lord is nigh unto them that are
of a broken heart; and saveth such
as be of a contrite spirit.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

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Deborah Ann Belka


As The Storm Rages ~

As the storm rages,
as the gusts blow
as the reeling waves
mount up and grow.

Let Jesus your heart,
quill and quiet
till the battering winds
are calm and silent.

As the gales whip,
as they howl and roar
as the frigid rain
on top of you pours.

Let Jesus your mind,
still and settle
til the waves become
lulled and gentle.

As the storm rages,
as the winds intensify
hold on to Jesus
so they’ll not terrify!

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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
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~11.29.19

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From The Poem: It’s Not About The Storms