Tag Archives: Burdens

We All Have Earthly Woes ~

We all have earthly battles,
all our nerves get rattled
but we who have true faith . . .
don’t become by fear shackled.

We all have earthly trials,
all our hearts get hurt
but we who Jesus know . . .
from the Light don’t divert.

We all have earthly tests,
all our minds get confused
but we who have His Spirit
to His guidance don’t refuse.

We all have earthy woes,
all our souls get bewildered
but we who in God trust . . .
know we will be delivered.

We all have earthly cares,
all believers get dismayed
but we who have eternal hope . . .
from the truth aren’t dissuaded!

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Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory
in tribulations also: knowing
that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by
the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Unwind ~

Come My child,
tell me what’s on your mind
come and rest with Me
from your troubles unwind.

Tell me all about them,
unload yourself on Me
come so from your worries
I may set you free.

Come My child,
sit here with Me for a spell
come so I may give you
water from the living well.

Let Me release into you,
the peace you’re so in need of
come let me soak you in
My mercy, grace and love.

Come My child,
tell me about your fear
come and rest here with Me
come and lets be 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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Spirit of Power ~

God has not given us,
a spirit of fear . . .
but, one of His power
to keep us to Him near.

No worry shall cause,
us to tremble or shake
not even the enemy
can author us to faint.

God has not given us,
a spirit of neglect . . .
but, one of His love
with regard and respect.

We shall speak the truth,
for in God we do trust
we care about others
because, He first loved us.

God has not given us,
a spirit of trepidation . . .
but, of a sound mind
not filled with irritation.

We are full of His peace,
there’s a calm deep inside
our tranquilly declares . . .
His Spirit is our guide.

God has given us a spirit,
not full of dread or fear . . .
but of power, love and peace
hope, gladness and good cheer!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


His Light Bearers ~

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
power keepers, soul reapers
doing our best to fill His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping those who are in need
trust imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Hope distributors, calm givers,
paving the way with His light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
living the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
leading others from the gate of hell
truth tellers, one day heaven dwellers
with the greatest love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
Bible holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus because we dare!

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Philippians 2:15

“That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the
sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of

a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom
ye shine as lights
in the world.”

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When We Get To Heaven ~

When we get to heaven,
there will be only rest
no longer will we need
to go through trials and tests.

For we will be refined,
from silver into gold
God’s magnificent glory
we will forever behold.

When we get to heaven,
there’ll be no more laboring
from all of our weariness
we’ll no longer be suffering.

For we will be at peace,
in the midst of God’s light
as we are flooded in
the beauty of His sight.

When we get to heaven,
there will be only bliss
and the life we have now
we will never once miss!

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Hebrews 4:9

There remaineth therefore
a rest
to the people of God

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Deborah Ann Belka


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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Hopeful and Positive ~

Father, You always keep,
Your every promise
and that is why I remain
hopeful and positive.

You are always gracious,
in all that You do
and that is why I stay
close and near to You.

Father, You always listen,
to all who call on You
and that is why I trust
You to attend to me too.

You are always there,
to help see us through
and that is why I give
my daily cares to You.

Father, You always hear,
our petitions and pleas
and that is why I know
I can always go to Thee!

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Psalm 55:16-17

As for me, I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall save me.

Evening, and morning, and at noon,
will I pray, and cry aloud:
and he shall hear my voice.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Rocking and Rolling ~

When your world is shaken,
as it comes crumbling down
when it feels like your hope
has too been ran aground.

Know God will give you,
strength so you can find
His peace and tranquility
for your heart and mind.

When you world is rocked,
as it trembles and shakes
when it feels like your faith
has too put on its brakes.

Know God will help you,
to find the calm you need
so on the faithful path
you’ll be able to proceed.

When your world has you,
rocking and rolling . . .
be sure on God’s strength
you find yourself calling!

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Isaiah 40:29

He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.

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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


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


In Jesus’ Name ~

There is no prayer too big,
none that are too small
for God through Jesus
promises to hear them all.

We can bring to God,
our every daily care
we can go right to Him
with whatever is our prayer.

There is no request too great,
none that are too minimal
for our supplications to God
Jesus made for us possible.

We can go to God,
no matter the time of day
He is always ready
to hear the prayers we say.

There is no prayer too big,
none that are too small
for God hears every one
when on Jesus name we call!

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1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God,
and one mediator between
God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Pressure Cooker Faith ~

Pressure cooker faith,
always in a hurry . . .
often blows a gasket
in its frenzy flurry.

Frantic and strained,
always under duress
pressure cooker faith
holds inside a lot stress.

Pressure cooker faith,
full of nervousness
bursting at the seams
in the stew anxiousness.

Strives so very hard,
to control its composure
pressure cooker faith
can’t help but boiler over.

Pressure cooker faith,
always ready to blow
needs inside instead . . .
God’s peace to flow!

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2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Mightier ~

God is mightier than the battle,
you are facing right now . . .
He’s greater than your struggle
your defeat He won’t allow.

For His peace will overrule,
all your inner conflict
and His mercy will surpass
the hurt life can inflict.

God is stronger than the burden,
that is weighing you down
He’s more powerful than the storm
that’s swirling all around.

His balm is ever soothing,
it will heal all of your pain
His touch is life transforming
when in His hands you remain.

God is mightier than the battle,
that today you have to face
His sufficiency is copious
for abundant is His grace!

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Psalm 93:4

“The Lord on high is mightier
than the noise of many waters,
yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Pressing Through ~

You got to press through,
unanswered prayers
you got to believe
God still cares.

You got to know,
He’s working things out
you got to stand firm
in faith and not doubt.

You got to press on,
through the ups and downs
you got to keep trusting
till His answer resounds.

You got to understand,
it’s all about His timing
you got to hold on tight
while the answer He’s priming.

You got to believe and trust,
you got to press through
while God is preparing . . .
the right answer for you!

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Luke 18:1

And he spake a parable unto them
to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Pressing ~

When your life,
is but a mess
when bombarded
by all the stress.

Let God have,
the weightiness
so He can take
the heaviness.

When your life,
is upside down
when each day
is a letdown.

Let Jesus take,
your despair
so He can have
all your care.

When your life,
has you stressing
into Jesus keep . . .
onward pressing!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Ensconced In Prayer ~

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a record that’s broken
to You I know these words
I have already spoken.

But, I am still expecting,
answers to my prayers
so again I’m giving You
the weight of my cares.

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a faucet dripping
nor come across to You
as if I just nagging.

But, I was wondering,
if I needed to repeat
my laying this burden
once more at Your feet.

Lord, I’m still waiting,
on Your response
so I guess in prayer . . .
I’ll stay ensconced!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Comes In Waves ~

Fear is like the ocean,
it comes in with a roar
knocking you off your feet
throwing you to the floor.

It swells and it rises,
with its pulsing sound
so that panic stricken
you’ll stay on the ground.

Fear is like thunder,
it scares as it rumbles
causing you to shake
in midst of your troubles.

It alarms and startles,
with each booming strike
filling you with dread
upon each clap of light.

Fear come in waves,
in and out it ebbs
but, we who trust Jesus
musn’t let in our heads!

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Psalm 56:3

What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.

Psalm 93:4

“The Lord on high is mightier
than the noise of many waters,
yea, than the mighty waves
of the sea.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Truly Thankful ~

When we’re truly thankful,
in and for all things . . .
we will begin to realize
the joy to God it brings.

For, whatever might be,
our personal situation
He still wants us to show
to Him our adoration.

When we are truly thankful,
wherever in life we are
we’ll begin to understand
God from us is never far.

For, when we’re grateful,
no matter our positions
we’ll begin to see God’s love
comes without conditions.

When we are truly thankful,
despite of our circumstance
it’s because we know with God
nothing comes by happenstance!

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Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Not Restricted ~

Nothing is impossible,
when God we allow
to do what He can
in the way He knows how.

For He is not restricted,
in any way or form
not one thing to Him
is out of the norm.

Nothing is inconceivable,
when in God we trust
nothing is unachievable
His hands are not cuffed.

There is not a situation,
where He can’t intervene
for with God there’s nothing
to Him that’s unforeseen.

With God nothing’s impossible,
for He is not restricted . . .
its only our lack of faith
that keeps Him constricted!

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Luke 1:37

For with God nothing
shall be impossible.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Valley Walking ~

When valley walking,
God has got me going
I always count on Him
the way to be showing.

I know He will give,
His divine direction
so I follow it . . .
without hesitation.

When valley walking,
God has me traveling
I always trust Him
not to keep me dangling.

I have faith in Him,
to guard my steps
for He always guides
me in His concepts.

When valley walking,
before I get in too deep
I let God lead me
just like a trusting sheep.

I know the outcome,
is the one that is best
that’s why in the valley
I’m at peace and rest!

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Psalm 18:32

“It is God that girdeth me
with strength,
and maketh my way perfect.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Road To Victory ~

This road’s going to be hard,
I know it will be tough
I know the battle ahead
will be stormy and rough.

But, this I know and believe,
the fight is not mine solely
for Jesus will be with me
through this journey entirely.

This road is going to be long,
I know it will be grueling
I know the struggle will be
uphill and exhausting.

But, this I know and believe,
God’s Word will keep me going
and through the  challenges
the way He will be showing.

This road’s going to be hard,
don’t know how long on it I’ll spend
but, I know and believe . . .
victory will be mine in the end!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Restless No More ~

When your worries,
leave you restless
and your fears
render you useless.

That’s when you need,
to ask God to free you
from the concerns
that you’re enslaved to.

When your anxieties,
leave you jittery
and your emotions
cause you misery.

That’s when you need,
to ask Jesus to impart
the calm only He can
bring into your heart.

When your fears and cares,
have you feeling edgy
let the peace of Jesus . . .
make your nerves steady!

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Matthew 11:28-30

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

Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~05.26.19


Let Me Carry That For You ~

Let Me carry that for you,
your heavy load give to Me
let Me have all your cares
so you can be burden free.

Give Me all your anguish,
all the pain you still feel
give Me your grief and sorrow
so your heart I can heal.

Let Me take from you,
all that’s weighing on your mind
give Me your troubles
and worries of every kind.

Give Me your tiredness,
the weary beat in your heart
let Me take the stress
that is keeping us apart.

Let Me carry that for you,
in My hand set it here
I will carry that for you . . .
it is mine now to bear!

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Matthew 11:29-30

“Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for
I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall
find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is
easy, and my burden is light.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

 

 


When A Heart Drops ~

When a heart drops,
you can hear it shatter
you can see the break
the fractured matter.

You can hear the crack,
the tear, the rip
you can see it loosing
the hope, the grip.

When a heart drops,
you can see it tumble
you can hear it rupture
as it starts to crumble.

You can see the split,
the chasm, the gap
you can hear the pain
the snap, the gasp.

When a heart drops,
God will catch it . . .
before into pieces
it breaks into bits!

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Psalm 34:18

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


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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, If I Could Fly Away ~

Oh, if I could fly away,
I’d soar into my Savior’s arms
there I would find my quiet rest
and be safe from all that harms.

I would take off and reside,
under the shadow of His wings
I’d be free from all the strife
living in this world often brings.

Oh, if I could fly away,
like an eagle I’d mount and rise
and climb to where His peace
would calm my fearful cries.

I would go right up to Him,
lay my burdens at His feet
and with Jesus I would find
my everlasting retreat.

Oh, if I could fly away,
if I had wings like a dove
I’d soar right up to heaven
and rest in His eternal love.

I would climb so ever high,
till I found His stillness
I would dive into His calm
and sop up His quietness.

Oh, if I could fly away,
I’d take you along with me . . .
and together we’d find rest
throughout all of eternity!

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Psalm 55:6

“And I said, Oh that I had wings like a
dove! for then would I fly away, and be
at rest.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


While I Wait and See~

I do a lot of waiting,
while God is contemplating
the answers to my prayers
while going through my cares.

I do a lot of sitting,
while God begins sifting
the replies He has for me
in this seat of wait and see.

I do a lot of hoping,
while God starts His probing
into His correspondence
while pondering my response.

I do a lot of supposing,
while God is composing
what He’d have me to do
while I sit not knowing what to.

I do a lot of imagining,
while God is examining
how long I am willing
to be sitting here chilling!

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Psalm 27:13-14

I had fainted, unless
I had believed to see
the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Calamities & Tragedies ~

Calamities come to us,
in many shapes and forms
some trickle down like the rain
others bolt like thunderstorms

But, no matter how they come,
it’s what we do with them
for Jesus our misfortunes . . .
wants us to turn them over to Him.

Tragedies come to us,
by many ways and means
some will dash our hopes
others will smash our dreams.

But, no matter how they come,
it’s how we choose to react
for Jesus our catastrophes  . . . .
wants us to give Him their impact.

Calamities and tragedies,
we all at times must face
but, Jesus will give us strength
through His sufficient grace!

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 Peter 5:7

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

2 Corinthians 12:9a

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient
for thee: for my strength
is made perfect in weakness.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Breaking The Chain of Pain ~

Living in the past,
is so easy to do . . .
it’s not hard to recall
the bad things done to you.

Letting go is not so simple,
there’s no effort in hanging on
and to forget the past images
takes an awful lot of brawn.

So, we live with the despair,
the heartaches and the pain
and the peace God promised
our misery will only drain.

It’s not until we come,
to a place where we forgive
that we find the tranquility
in which God wants us to live.

So, if you are in the shackles,
which bind you to the past
let Jesus release your burden
and you’ll be free at last!

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Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Everyone Has Something ~

Everyone has something,
messing up their day
everyone has new storms
freshly blowing their way.

Everyone has problems,
throwing them off course
everyone has troubles
coming at them full force.

Everyone has dilemmas,
they need to address
everyone has anxieties
causing them to stress.

Everyone has worries,
tossing them about
everyone has concerns
they need to work out.

But, we who have Jesus,
needn’t be aghast . . .
for onto Him our cares
we can freely broadcast!

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1 Peter 5:7

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Puncture Wounds ~

When life leaves,
a puncture wound
don’t let your faith
by it be consumed.

For when we hurt,
God can replace
the pain and ache
with His grace.

When life pokes,
and picks at you
don’t let your trust
be pricked at too.

For when we hurt,
God can repair
the brokenness
of our despair.

When life’s wounds,
have you feeling . . .
hurt and bruised
ask God for healing!

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Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Get Unpacking ~

When old baggage,
drags you down
you needn’t keep
carrying it around.

Pack it all up,
right away
give it to Jesus
without delay.

When feeling heavy,
from burden’s laden
and your back  . . .
you can’t straighten.

Unpack your load,
into Jesus’s hand
and you will again
unladen stand.

When old baggage,
has you feeling tired and beat
get unpacking now . . .
and leave all at Jesus’ feet!

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Philippians 3:13-14

” Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things
which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those
things which are before,

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Jesus Fight For You ~

Jesus will fight for you,
just give Him your battle
He knows without Him
you’re weak and fragile.

All you have to do,
is pass your cares along
then wait and be still
till He makes you strong.

Jesus will fight for you,
all you have to do is ask
then all of your troubles
onto Him you must cast.

Soon you will have,
peace filling your heart
keeping your mind
from unraveling apart.

Jesus will fight for you,
on this you can be sure
for the battle is His . . .
not yours alone to endure!

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Exodus 14:14

“The Lord shall fight for you,
and ye shall hold your peace.”

1 Peter 5:7

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


Nightly Report ~

When at night,
you slip off to bed
before the pillow
wraps your head.

Thank your Father,
for His support
as you give to Him
your nightly report.

Let Him know,
how you’re grateful
for Him being to you
so ever faithful.

When at night,
on your bed you lay
before you call it
quits for the day.

Thank your Father,
for helping you
all those hours
to get through.

Let Him know,
about your struggles
then leave with Him
all your troubles.

When at night,
you turn to bed
before the sheets
blanket your head.

Thank Your Father,
for all He supplies
and soon His peace
will close your eyes!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 4:8

I will both lay me down in peace,
and sleep: for thou, Lord, only
makest me dwell in safety.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


God Gives Shade ~

God gives shade,
to us when weary
provides a cover
when we’re dreary.

He shadows us with,
His mighty wings
helps us to rise
above all things.

God gives shade,
to us when frayed
provides a screen
when burden lade.

He shields us with,
His right hand
holds us upright
when we can’t stand.

God gives shade,
to us when dismayed
so His glory on us . . .
can be displayed!

~~~~

Psalm 121:5

“The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon
thy right hand.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Holding On Fast ~

Though your situation,
may seem dire today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for God will make a way.

Though your circumstance,
may seem bleak today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for help is coming your way.

Though your predicament,
may make you weak today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for strength is on its way.

Though your condition,
may be overwhelming today
hold fast until tomorrow . . .
for clarity will come your way.

Though today you maybe weak,
tomorrow you’ll be strong
so just hold fast until . . .
God’s power comes along!

~~~~~~~

Hebrews 10:23

“Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering;
(for he is faithful that promised;)

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Whisperers ~

Today I whispered to God,
quietly told Him of my worry
asked Him to direct me
as I made today’s journey.

I didn’t need to scream,
yell or even shout
for I know God’s ears
are always about.

Today I murmured to God,
quietly told Him of my care
asked Him to give me peace
as I made my out there.

My voice was low and soft,
I didn’t need to get loud
for I know God’s ears . . .
to me are always bowed.

Today, I asked God for help,
to Him my prayers I whispered
and my thoughts from afar . . .
to His ears were delivered!

~~~~~

Psalm 139:2

“Thou knowest my downsitting
and mine uprising, thou
understandest my thought
afar off.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Make Haste Lord ~

Make haste Lord,
do not be slow
Your help I need
for You to bestow.

Hurry up Lord,
do not tarry
alone this burden
I cannot carry.

Come quickly Lord,
do not delay
send more mercy
to me straight away.

Speed it up Lord,
do not meander
save me swiftly
from this disaster.

Make haste Lord,
run if You will
I so need You . . .
my heart to still!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 22:19

“But be not thou far from me,
O Lord: O my strength,
haste thee to help me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Renewed Each Day ~

I would have lost heart,
given up on spiritual things
I would have fainted away
from the troubles life brings.

I would have passed out,
lost my faith and my hope
I would have lost count
just thrown in the rope.

I would have sunk under,
the pressure of my fears
I would have called it quits
amidst all of my tears.

I would have been crushed,
under my heavy load
I would have gotten off
the narrow traveled road.

I would have lost heart,
if each day I wasn’t renewed
I would have given up Lord . . .
if I didn’t keep my eyes on You!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though
outwardly we are
wasting away,yet inwardly 

we are being renewed day by day.
For our 
light affliction,
which is but for a moment, is 

working for us a far more exceeding
and 
eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look 

at the things which are seen,
but at the 
things which are not seen.
For the things
which are seen
are temporary,
but the things 
which are not seen
are eternal.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Give Us Peace Lord ~

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
on our heavy hearts bestow
the peace that surpasses . . .
all the worries that we know.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
to our dreary, weary souls
give us idyllic, flawless peace
over things we can’t control.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
to our fidgety, fretful minds
give us staying, trusting peace
to leave our troubles behind.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
to our worried, wary spirits
give us lulling, calming peace
before we reach our limits.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
Your quiet, quelling peace impart
into our flustered, frantic lives . . .
til it saturates our restless heart!

~~~~~

Psalm 29:11

“The Lord will give strength
unto his people; the Lord will
bless his people with peace.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Anxious For Naught ~

Be anxious for naught,
let nothing cause you dread
let go of that worry
filling up in your head.

Be concerned for zilch,
let Jesus take your care
let go of all that you fear
so your anxiety He can bear.

Be nervous for nada,
let Jesus have your doubt
let go of those problems
that are stressing you out.

Be burdened for zip,
let your troubles not alarm
let go of that heavy load
place it all in Jesus’ arms.

Be anxious for nothing,
is Jesus’ command to us
His peace He wants to give . . .
if we’d just let go and trust!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6

“Be anxious for nothing”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Most Beautiful Love Song ~

There is a love song,
more beautiful than any other
lyrics so glorious
you will get lost in all its wonder.

The melody is soothing,
all your fears it will calm
to your soul it will be . . .
just like a healing balm.

It is a song sung,
with joy and gladness
over hearts awakening
from spiritual blindness.

The tune is gentle,
the rhythm is easy . . .
the message is offered
to everyone freely.

There is a joyous love song,
Jesus sings from above . .
whenever someone accepts
His life-saving love!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord thy God in the midst
of thee is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love,
he will joy over thee with singing.”

Matthew 11:28

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


First Hand Experience ~

Jesus offers rest,
from our weariness
something we all need
first hand to experience.

For when we seek,
the comfort He imparts
His peace will start flowing
straight into our hearts.

Jesus offers relief,
from our daily burdens
something we all need
to heed and to hearken.

For when we release,
the weight of our care
His calm will alleviate
the load that we bear.

Jesus offers comfort,
relief and rest . . .
to all who are burdened
weary or stressed!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:28-29

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

Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have Bouts ~

We all have difficulties,
some frailties, some weakness
we all have bouts . . .
of despair and bleakness.

We all have limitations,
some mental, some physical
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling measly pitiful.

We all have challenges,
some prolonged, some brief
we all have bouts . . .
of sadness and grief.

We all have deficiencies,
some flaws, some cracks
we all have bouts . . .
of feeling out of whack.

But we who have Jesus,
all things can overcome
because we know just where
our power comes from!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly
therefore will I rather glory
in my infirmities, that the
power of Christ may rest upon me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubles Abounding ~

In this fallen world . . .
they’ll be troubles abounding
worries and cares
conceptually confounding.

But, Jesus said we’re not,
to fret or to despair
but to hand over to Him
our every single care.

Each day there’s enough,
troubles of its own
packed full of anxiety
from the things unknown.

But, Jesus insisted,
we are not to dread
nor are we to panic
but to trust Him instead.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have plenty of distress
but, Jesus makes it clear
over them we needn’t obsess!

~~~~~~~

John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I Shall Not Be Moved ~

Though, my troubles are many,
and surround me night and day
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will make a way.

Though, my burdens are great,
and follow me wherever I go
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord’s peace l shall know.

Though, my enemies oppress me,
and try to hold me down
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will keep me sound.

Though, my days are a vapor,
and the end may soon be near
I shall not be moved . . .
for in the Lord I’ve no fear.

Though, my nights are long,
and often filled with dread
I shall not be moved . . .
for on Jesus I rest my head!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 62:6

“He only is my rock
and my salvation:

He is my defence;
I shall not be moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Just Keep Looking Up ~

Things looking a bit dark,
can’t see His light
getting tired of battling
the same old fight?

Spinning in circles,
going round and round
can’t get ahead
feeling more than down?

Can’t catch a break,
no matter what you do
feel as if the whole world
is fighting against you?

Well, you’re not alone,
others feel just like you
but as CHRISTians we know
what we must do . . .

So, look up to the heavens,
put your life in God’s hands
Jesus is your one Friend
who truly understands.

He’s looking out for you,
believe it or not . . .
and if that’s not the truth
then our faith is for naught.

So, don’t stop believing,
don’t you ever give up
for this too shall pass
so, just keep looking up!

~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Quiet Place ~

Thank You Lord,
for giving me
a place to go
when I’m weary.

A quiet spot,
for my mind
and Your peace
to come in line.

Thank You Lord,
for meeting me
when to You
I run and flee.

A hidden retreat,
for my heart
so more grace
You can impart.

Thank You Lord,
for being there
when I bring You
my daily care!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 18:10

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


By God’s Grace ~

Sometimes life . . .
can be so unfair
and we anguish over
the depth of our despair.

We become disoriented,
with God’s plans for us
forgetting why we even
in Him place our trust.

Sometimes life . . .
throws us a curve ball
making us wonder
if there’s a God at all.

We become disillusioned,
about God’s will for us
ignoring the fact He is
always fair and just.

Sometimes life . . .
it just too hard to face
but, we who keep trusting
do so by God’s grace!

~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with
all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.’

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace Imparted ~

 

Sometimes my mind,
I can’t seem to still
and often my troubles
it begins to fill.

They crawl in and out,
of the deep, dark spaces
but, I won’t allow them
rob me of God’s graces.

Sometimes my heart,
I can’t seem to quiet
and often my worries
alters its calm climate.

They work their way in,
denying me of my hope
but, I won’t let them steal
the trust I need to cope.

Sometimes into my mind,
my cares drop into my heart
but, Jesus comes to the rescue
and peace again He imparts!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he
trusteth in thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Call Upon Jesus ~

When your joy is robbed,
by the events of life
when they steal your hope
leaving you only strife.

Call upon Jesus,
for a change of heart
and His perfect peace
into it He’ll impart.

When you are buried,
deep in despair
when overwhelmed
by all your care.

Call upon Jesus,
for a change of mind
and His gentle love
you will surely find.

When your world,
comes crumbling down
call upon Jesus . . .
and your joy will rebound!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto
all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~11.04.18~


Rock Bottom ~

Hitting rock bottom
having a hard time
thinking not another
mountain to climb?

Well, don’t you ever forget,
just who is your Rock
or who over that mountain
will help you to walk.

Up against a rock,
and a hard place
thinking you should
just quit the race?

Well don’t you give up,
hold on to the Rock
and through that valley
He will help you walk.

Having a hard time,
in your faithful walk?
Well don’t you forget
Jesus is your Rock!

~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 10:4

“And did all drink
the same spiritual drink:
for they drank of that
spiritual Rock that
followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Will Console You ~

When heavy on your heart,
is your every care . . .
as they become too much
for you alone to bear.

Know Jesus will bring you,
comfort and relief
and console you through
all that’s causing your grief.

When hefty on your mind,
are worrisome thoughts
as they set out to bind
your faith into knots.

Know Jesus will bring you,
great comfort and good cheer
as He consoles you through
all you’ve come to fear.

When heavy and hefty,
are your problems and cares
know Jesus consolation
will lift you from your despair!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 94:19

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Leap of Faith ~

Whenever you hit,
that eventual wall
remember on Jesus
you can always call.

He will help get you,
up and over it
with the strength
of the Holy Spirit.

Whenever you hit,
that awaiting obstacle
don’t forget with Jesus
nothing is impossible.

He will help you to take,
faith’s boundless leap
and on you His power
He will endlessly heap.

Whenever you hit,
that unexpected barricade
remember with Jesus
you need not be dismayed!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:29

“For by thee I have run
through a troop;
and by my God have
I leaped over a wall.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


High Upon A Rock ~

When tragedy comes,
catching you off guard
when the aftermath of grief
hits you cold and hard.

Know that God is near,
to the brokenhearted
and the crushed in spirit
He will keep safe-guarded.

When from out of nowhere,
disaster strikes you down
and it affects are felt
by every one around.

Know that God is a shelter,
a safe harbor and refuge
someone you can turn to
whenever under a deluge.

When tragedy and disaster,
come to your door and knock
know God will lift you up
and set you high upon the Rock!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 34:18

“The Lord is near
to the brokenhearted
and saves the crushed
in spirit.”

Psalm 27:5

“For he will hide me
in his shelter in the
day of trouble; he will
conceal me under the cover
of his tent; he will
lift me high upon a rock.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We Who Have True Faith ~

We who have true faith,
know God’s trustworthy
no matter what comes our way
He is always praiseworthy.

For we know He has for us,
only His absolute best
we understand He’s with us
through every trial and test.

We who have true trust,
know God will never leave
how all things are possible
because Jesus we believe.

For we know the Holy Spirit,
daily equips us for the fight
filling us with the power
of His awesome holy might.

We who have true faith,
know that God is deserving
and our thanksgiving to Him
we constantly are serving!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
 be made known unto God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Press ~

Lord, today,
I must confess
it was truly
one big mess.

I bit the dust,
fell flat on my face
I couldn’t get up
if not for Your grace.

Lord, today,
I really blew it
failed to rely on
the Holy Spirit.

On my own,
I went off to fight
without relying
on Your might.

Lord, today,
was truly a mess
but I’m determined . . .
to onward press!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:14

“I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Feeling Restless ~

 

When you are restless,
feeling uneasy
when your faith starts going
from strong to measly.

That is when you will need,
to surrender your unrest
to a God who is waiting
to give you perfect rest.

When you feel anxious,
and nervous are your thoughts
when fear starts to churn
your stomach into knots.

That is when you will need,
your heart and mind to adjust
in a God who is able
to strengthen your hope and trust.

When anxiousness comes,
making you feel restless
ask God to bring to you
His peace that is endless!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 16:9

“Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Tip-Toe Faith ~

God has taken me,
into valley’s low and deep
with obstacles so hard
all I wanted to do was weep.

But instead I found,
what true trust was about
as I learned to give Jesus
all my fears and doubt.

God has placed me,
high on mountain tops
with many challenges
that made me want to stop.

But instead He showed me,
what true hope was about
once I found to Jesus
I could always reach out.

God has brought me through,
many highs and lows
to show me true faith
isn’t walked on tip-toes!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:36

“Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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