Tag Archives: Burdens

Never Alone ~

You are never alone,
Jesus is with you
in His eyes . . .
you’re always in view.

He is always with you,
constantly by your side
leave you He will not
for in you He abides.

You are never alone,
Jesus’ Spirit is in you
to guide and lead
in all things you do.

He walks with you,
carries your load
He goes with you
no matter the road.

You are never alone,
Jesus won’t depart
for He is right there
dwelling in your heart!


Matthew 28:20

“Teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever
I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need A Break ~

We all need a break,
from the rut of daily life
we all need God . . .
to ease our daily strife.

We all need rest,
quite, peaceful tranquility
we all need God . . .
to restore our vitality.

We all need a break,
from the daily rush
we all need God . . .
our hearts to hush.

We all need peace,
calming, silent quietness
we all need God . . .
to shush us with stillness.

We all need a break,
from the daily grind
we all need God . . .
to give us peace of mind!


Philippians 4:7

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Where’s Your Cross ~

Where is your cross,
did you forget it somewhere
did you put it down
was it just too heavy to bear?

Where did your cross go,
did you leave it behind
was it too big of a burden
for your heart and mind?

Where is your cross,
did you cast is aside
did you think in Jesus
it was too hard to abide?

Where did you discard it,
did it become an obstacle
was continuing to carry it
becoming for you impossible?

Where is your cross,
when will you retrieve it?
For it is your very soul . . .
that without it, you’ll forfeit!


Matthew 16:24-26

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.

For whosoever will save his life
shall lose it: and whosoever
will lose his life for my sake
shall find it.

For what is a man profited,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give
in exchange for his soul?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Wit’s End ~

When faced with a dilemma,
and you don’t know what to do
when pastors and counselors
no longer are able to help you.

When you have exhausted,
all of your family and friends
when you’ve tried everything
but, to your problem there’s no end.

When there’s no one else,
to whom your gut you can spill
and you still need to know
for yourself, what is God’s will.

Before you even reach,
the end of your wit
before you start to think
of calling it quits.

That’s when you need to go,
to God who’s orchestrated
the solution to your problem . . .
before it even formulated!


Psalm 33:11

“The counsel of the Lord
standeth for ever, the thoughts
of his heart to all generations.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Cling ~

when you’re heart
is broken
when no words
can be spoken.

when you’re downcast
and depressed
when you’re troubled
and harassed.

when you’re stricken
and afflicted
when you’re confused
and conflicted.

when you’re defeated
and overburdened
when you’re weak
and disheartened.

when you’re worried
and tormented
when you’re restless
and discontented.

when you’re feeling
sad and blue
when you don’t know . . .
what else to do!


Joshua 23:8

“But cleave unto the Lord your God,
as ye have done unto this day.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

When I’m Restless ~

When I am restless,
in need of a break
I go to the only One
who never will forsake.

As I lean into Him,
He rests inside of me
all my anxiousness
on Him, I set free.

He takes my cares,
releases the strain
any worries I have
He begins to drain.

A sense of renewal,
stirs within my soul
over my anxieties
He resumes control.

When I am restless,
to Jesus I will go . . .
for He is the only One
who my breath can slow!


Jeremiah 31:25

“For I have satiated
the weary soul,
and I have replenished
every sorrowful soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Danger Ahead ~

Life is full of danger,
challenges galore
problems too impossible
for us to ignore.

But, we who trust in God,
you’ll not see gloomy
for God is our refuge
when life gets stormy.

Life is full of perils,
hazards abounding
worries that leave
our hearts pounding.

But, we who trust in God,
rise over them and sing
for we have found our joy
in the strength He brings.

Life is full of risks,
unsafe and dangerous
but, we who trust in God
are always victorious!


Psalm 5:11

“But let all those that put
their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them:
let them also that love
thy name be joyful in thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

God’s Mercies & Compassions ~

When you feel burdened,
by the worries you carry
and to the future
you are more than wary.

Know this one thing,
to be true . . .
God’s endless mercies
will renew.

When you feel heavy-laden,
by your every care
and the thought of tomorrow
you cannot seem to bear.

Know this one thing,
to be sure . . .
God’s compassions
heal and cure.

When you are over-loaded,
by your fear and doubt
God’s merciful compassion
will fail ~ you not!


Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Asking, Believing & Receiving ~

Our Bible tells us,
that we need to ask
for, God to our needs
is up to the task.

But, we must pray,
for them to be met
lest over them
we’ll worry and fret.

Our Bible reveals,
to make known our prayer
for, God wants to help us
with our every care.

But, we must plea,
before Him our case
lest we fail to be . . .
renewed by His grace.

Our Bible says to us,
to pray without ceasing
but, we must go to God . . .
trusting and believing!


Matthew 21:22

“And all things,
whatsoever ye shall ask
in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Jesus Is Always There ~

Everyone has anxiety,
all have fraying nerves
everyone is fidgety
when thrown, a life curve.

Everyone needs to hear,
someone will always care
all need to know Jesus . . .
their every burden, will bear.

Everyone is worried,
all are edgy and jittery
everyone has troubles
hardships and misery.

Everyone needs to be told,
about God’s saving grace
all need in their hearts
His peace to embrace.

Everyone is restless,
all have turmoil and strife
everyone is overwhelmed
by the sudden storms of life.

Everyone needs a Friend,
someone with whom to share
all need to know Jesus  . . .
is the One, who’s always there!


Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart
weighs him down,
but a good word
makes him glad.

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

You Can Rest Assured ~

When into the unknown,
God has you to go
you can rest assured . . .
a way He will show.

For, before you He’s gone,
and a path He has paved
so there’s no need for you
to be fearful or afraid.

When into the uncharted,
God has you to journey
you can rest assured . . .
there’s no need to worry.

For, He has walked,
for you down that road
and has already carried
for you, your heavy load.

When into the uncharted,
or be it the unknown
you can rest assured . . .
you will not be alone!


Deuteronomy 31:8

“And the Lord, he it is that doth
go before thee; he will be with thee,
he will not fail thee,
neither forsake thee:
fear not, neither be dismayed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Whenever I Pray ~

Whenever I pray,
my faith increases
as I release my pleas
my fear decreases.

My confidence grows stronger,
my hope is reinforced
any lingering doubtfulness
quickly gets disbursed.

My mind gets elated,
my heart more exhilarated
my cares and concerns
are promptly alleviated.

My troubles get fewer,
my enemies are defeated
any doubts that I have
swiftly are depleted.

Whenever I pray,
my faith starts exploding
for prayer keeps my trust . . .
in God from corroding!


1 John 5:14

“And this is the confidence
that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

That Sinking Feeling ~

Sometimes I feel I’m sinking,
my troubles seem so heavy
it’s as if they’re about to break
through a swollen, bulging levee.

I feel the rushing waters,
come roaring through my heart
and as they swiftly flow
my faith starts unraveling apart.

The waves of my fears,
begin to swirl all around
tossing my trust back and forth
till my mind’s no longer sound.

Then Jesus reminds me,
it is I, who dwells inside
and suddenly my worries
calmly begin to subside.

The danger of me losing,
all I’ve come to know and trust
no longer on my battered soul
causes my hope to be thrust.

Instead there is a quiet calm,
a peace that comes along
as Jesus reassures me . . .
it is I, who makes you strong!


Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ
which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Staying Focused ~

Oh, do I have troubles,
boy, do I have cares
everyday on my nerves
they gnaw and wear.

But, I don’t let them,
eat away at me . . .
instead to my Father
I go on bended knee.

Oh, do I have worries,
boy, do I have woes
everyday on my peace
they want to impose.

But, I don’t let them,
take their toll on me . . .
instead I go to Jesus
and in His arms I flee.

Oh, do I have problems,
boy, do I ever have concerns
but, I just keep my focus . . .
on the day Jesus returns!


2 Corinthians 4:17

“For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Call Out to God ~

Whenever your spirit,
is overwhelmed within
when you feel your troubles
you are drowning in.

Call out to God,
tell Him about your fear
then watch as to you
He draws close and near.

Whenever you feel,
you’re about to meltdown
when you feel hard pressed
by your cares all around.

Call out to God,
before you fall apart
He will come and release
His peace into your heart.

Whenever your mind,
is weighted down
by all those worries
you carry around.

Call out to God,
when you’re distressed
and with His presence
you will be blessed!


Psalm 120.1

“In my distress
I cried
unto the Lord,
and he
heard me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

That Weighted Down Feeling ~

Carrying a heavy load,
shoulders getting weak
is the weight of your worries
causing your knees to creak?

Problems mounting up,
in way over your head
is the weight of your cares
turning your feet into lead?

Anxiety has your heart,
missing a beat or two
is the weight of your stress
weighing on your mind too?

Well, I have a cure,
for that weighted down feeling
one that will bring to you . . .
peace, hope and healing.

On Jesus cast your cares,
and your anxieties too
for, with His strength
He will empower you!


Psalm 94:19

“In the multitude of my
thoughts within me thy
comforts delight my soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Oh, What Jesus Can Do for You ~

I see your pain,
I hear your doubt
I know you think
there’s no way out.

But, if Jesus can,
heal the sick and lame
I know for you  . . .
He can do the same.

I hear your sorrow,
I see your grief
I know you think
they’ll be no relief.

But, if Jesus can,
calm the seas at will
I know for you . . .
your heart too will still.

I see your pain,
it’s written on your face . . .
but oh, what Jesus can do
with His love and grace!


Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Rejoicing Always ~

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
when things aren’t going right
it hard to give God thanks . . .
with so many battles to fight.

It’s hard to see God’s hand,
in the middle of the pain
it hard to be grateful
when all your joy is drained.

But we who have Jesus,
living inside of us
know how important it is
in Him to always trust.

For, to always be rejoicing,
takes prayer continually
and then our thanks to God
will come unceasingly.

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
with all that life brings . . .
but, we know it’s God will
to be thankful for all things!


1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

God’s Storehouse ~

God has a storehouse,
filled to the brim
for all those who believe
and trust in Him.

There’s an endless supply,
of mercy and grace
awaiting those who by faith
His goodness embrace.

God has a storehouse,
He wants to provide
all things that are good
you’ll not be denied.

It’s full of forgiveness,
hope, peace and rest
with the riches and glory
in Jesus you’ll blessed.

God has a storehouse,
He wants for you to share
so other people burdens . . .
you too, may help to bear!


Philippians 4:19

“But my God shall supply
all your need according
to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

In The Right Direction ~

Sometimes God,
needs to get my attention
so He can reestablish
with Him a connection.

So He sends into my life,
trials and tribulations
to see if I will trust Him
with all their complications.

Sometimes God,
needs to redirect my life
by giving me things
that will cause me strife.

He wants to know,
how deep my faith goes
so that my weaknesses
to me He can expose.

Sometimes God,
has to get my attention
so He can keep me going
in the right direction!


1 Peter 1:6-7

“Wherein ye greatly rejoice,
though now for a season,
if need be, ye are in
heaviness through
manifold temptations:

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:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Autumn’s Peace ~

Oh Lord, may this Autumn,
You bring perfect rest
for those who are feeling
weary and hard pressed.

May You send to them,
peace and tranquility
may You bless them too
with hope’s serenity.

Oh Lord, may this Autumn,
Your mercy sprinkle down
on all of those who need
to sense Your calm around.

May you give to them,
a peaceful, settled mind
so that for a season
Your quietness they may find.

Oh Lord, may this Autumn,
bring a needed reprieve
so those who are weary
Your peace can receive!


John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

So Many Needs ~

So many needs,
so many cares
causing His sheep
so much despair.

When will they seek,
when will they come
to the One who will
bear every one?

So many problems,
so many concerns
causing His sheep
thoughts to churn.

When will they know,
when will they find
Jesus is waiting
to comfort their mind?

So many doubts,
so many questions
causing His sheep
bouts of depression.

When will they see,
when will they hear
Jesus is wanting
to calm their fear?

So many defeated,
so many gone astray
so many we can lead . . .
back to Jesus today!


Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep
have gone astray;
we have turned
every one to
his own way;
and the Lord
hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Prayers For You My Friend ~

God put you my friend,
on my heart today
He told me for you
He wanted me to pray.

So I went to Him,
while on my knees
and sent up for you
theses heartfelt pleas.

Oh, Father whatsoever,
is Your perfect will
till my friend knows
help them to be still.

Take away their fears,
guard their heart and mind
so that on this journey
your peace they can find.

Be with them always,
do not leave their side
let the Light in Your Word
be their constant guide.

Give them Your power,
the courage to press on
let them claim victory
in the name of Your Son.

Help them not to get tired,
in the battle they must fight
let them feel energized
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

Oh, Father I believe,
you listen to our prayers
and so I come to You  . . .
with my friend’s earthly cares!


James 5:16

“Confess your faults one to another,
and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man availeth much.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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