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Heaven Sent ~

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see blue skies
now that the ocean holds
the bounty of my cries.

I now know Jesus,
was with me all along
He was the only reason
I was able to keep strong.

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see the silver lining
now that the darkness left
taking with it my whining.

I now know Jesus,
was always at my side
encouraging me in Him
to trust and abide.

Now that my whining’s over,
now that my tears are spent
I can clearly see . . .
why storms are heaven-sent!

~~~~~~~

Mark 4:39

“And he arose,
and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still.
And the wind ceased,
and there was a great calm.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Jesus Never Tires ~

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
sometimes with Him
it’s difficult to share.

But, when we let go of,
our worldly concern
He will give to us
His peace in return.

Sometimes it’s not easy
spending time praying
sometimes it feels no one
hears what your saying.

But, when we release,
what weighs on our heart
Jesus in return for it
more grace will impart.

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
but, He never tires of . . .
listening when we share!

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1 Peter 5:7

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Seesawing Faith ~

Is your faith teetering,
is it hard to keep upright
do find yourself struggling
in doing what is right?

Does your joy get deflated,
at the first sight of trouble
do trials burst right through
your confidence bubble?

Is your trust like a seesaw,
that goes up and down
are you still trying to find
that piece of solid ground?

Does your hope seep out,
when temptation you face
do you forget all about . . .
Jesus’ love and grace?

Is your faith teetering,
seesawing from hot to lukewarm
they pray and ask God . . .
your mind again to transform!

Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Hopelessly Impossible ~

Got a huge problem,
don’t know what to do
no finger nails left . . .
on which to chew?

Pulling your hair,
biting your lip
beginning to lose . . .
on life your grip?

Well don’t you let,
what you can’t do
take away what God
has planned for you.

For, what to you is,
hopelessly impossible
with God it is . . .
effortlessly possible.

So turn your problem,
over to His care . . .
for, there’s no concern
He’s not willing to bear!

~~~~~~

Mark 10:27

“And Jesus looking upon them saith,
With men it is impossible,
but not with God:
for with God
all things are possible.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled For Naught ~

Be strong, be courageous,
let your heart not be . . .
fearful or afraid
for the Lord is with thee.

Be strengthened, be secure,
you’ve nothing to fear
for God will be with you
to your side He’ll adhere.

Be brave, be undaunted,
no need to fear or dread
for God has promised
with His Spirit you’ll be lead.

Be fearless, be stout-hearted,
be care and worry free
for God will not fail
or ever leave thee.

Be strong, be courageous,
trouble your heart for naught
let God’s Word saturate
your minds every thought!

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Deuteronomy 31.6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful In Any Circumstance ~

Whatever comes my way,
I take this stance . . .
to be thankful
in every circumstance.

Whenever I am happy,
my praise to God I sing
and I thank Him for . . .
the joy that He brings.

Whenever I have troubles,
I seek Him and I pray
and I thank Him for . . .
the peace on my way.

Whenever I’m hurting,
I trust my pain He’ll relieve
and I thank Him for . . .
the strength to believe.

Whenever I’m doubtful,
I give to Him my fear
and I thank Him for . . .
being close and near.

Regardless of how I feel,
I praise Him in advance
and I thank the Lord . . .
no matter my circumstance!

~~~~~

1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In everything give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


When Sleep Eludes You ~

When sleep eludes you,
on these things dwell upon
and before you know it
it will be a new dawn . . .

I will in perfect peace,
cause you to lie down
so come and rest on Me
I promise to stay around.

I will keep you safe,
all throughout the night
and when you awake
it’ll be to My light.

My ears are open,
to your every care
let Me have them now
so each one I can bear.

In My bottle I collect,
the drops of your tears
so trust Me tonight
with all of your fears.

This evening may be,
full of tears and sorrow
but, joy will come I promise
upon a new tomorrow!

Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Compassion of Jesus ~

The compassion of Jesus,
in all of its fullness . . .
is yours if you’ll grasp
onto all of His goodness.

For it is full of pity,
and loving concern
its merciful and gracious
asks naught in return.

It’ll give you confidence,
support you when weak
its healing and calming
gentle, caring and meek.

It comforts the bereaved,
it feeds the hungry
brings daily refreshment
to those who are thirsty.

It provides the rest,
for minds that agonize
with hearts laden down
it sees and sympathies.

The compassion of Jesus,
and all of its richness . . .
is yours to claim today
in all of its fullness!

Matthew 9:36

“But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were scattered
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep On Trusting ~

Is your faith shaking,
is it weak and wobbly
does it feel as if . . .
your life’s a tragic comedy?

Well don’t you let go,
onto Jesus keep holding on
and He will be there for you
till the quivering is gone.

Is your trust shaking,
is it at an unsafe standstill
does it feel as if . . .
your steadily going downhill?

Well don’t you quit,
with Jesus keep standing
and He’ll give you the strength
to keep you from crash landing.

Is your faith and trust shaken,
are they in a dreaded deadlock
well keep on clinging . . .
onto Jesus, your ROCK!

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Psalm 62:1-2

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God:
from him cometh my salvation.

He only is my rock and my salvation;
he is my defence;
I shall not be greatly moved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into God’s Capable Hands ~

When we put our troubles,
into God’s mighty hands
He in return gives us faith
in all things to withstand.

For, when our trust is put,
in the One who is in control
fear, doubt and trepidation
will not enter into the soul.

When we give to God,
our worries and our cares
He in return gives us grace
so not to crumble in despair.

For, when our hope is in,
the One who formed us
there too will we put
every ounce of our trust.

When we put our troubles,
into hands capable
God in return gives us  . . .
a way escapable!

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1 Peter 5:6

“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Retreat of Peace ~

When you’re exhausted,
overwhelmed and weak
when all around you
appears cold and bleak.

That’s when you need,
God’s Refuge of tranquility
where from your troubles
you’ll find carefree, serenity.

When from the pressure,
you need to get out from under
when life seems to be
one blunder after another.

That’s when you need,
to take a breather
with God your Rock
and Fortress keeper.

When you are washed-out,
and in need of some rest . . .
in God’s retreat of peace
with calm, you’ll be blessed!

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Psalm 27:5

“For in the time of trouble
he shall hide me in his pavilion:
in the secret of his tabernacle
shall he hide me; he shall
set me up upon a rock.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


His Sufficient Grace ~

When I’m weak,
and oh so weary
when the road ahead
is long and dreary.

To my Lord,
I cry for more grace
so what’s before me
I can bravely face.

When I’m anxious,
feeling low and down
when my world
comes crashing down.

To my Lord,
I cry for more power
to take me through
every troubled hour.

When I’m tested,
to my very limit
when afflicted
in soul and spirit.

To my Lord,
for my grace I cry . . .
for, He has all I need
to help me get by!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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!

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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.”
Amen.

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!

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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!

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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!

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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 ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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


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