Tag Archives: Burdens

When My Heart is Troubled ~

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
I gratefully go to God
with my pleas and prayers.

When my heart is faint,
when my mind has unrest
I pray for God’s peace
upon my first request.

When my heart is heavy,
when my mind has doubt
I pray ceaselessly believing
God will work things out.

When my heart is weary,
when my mind’s full of fear
I pray asking my Father
to drawn me close and near.

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
at Jesus’ feet I leave them
with my thankful prayers!

~~~~~~~

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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Clouds~

Sometimes there’s a cloud,
hanging over me . . .
no matter where I look
despair is all I see.

I ask God to remove,
the gloom in my way
but, it remains no matter
how hard I try to pray.

The feeling is somber,
disheartening to say the least
and I know it is coming
from satan that old  beast.

For he wants me to be,
discouraged and joyless
he loves to make me feel
rejected and hopeless.

Lord, sometimes there’s a cloud,
dampening my view
but it simply dissipates . . .
the more I think of you!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 94:19

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

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Our Shelter ~

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God is our shelter,
in the storms of stress
He brings comfort
to us in our duress.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of sorrow
He gives us the joy
to face the morrow.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of fear
He brings peace
by drawing to us near.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of grief
He gives us strength
brings our hearts relief.

God is our shelter,
in all the storms of life
He brings the calm
in the midst of our strife!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:2

“I will say of the Lord,
He is my refuge and my
fortress: my God;
in him will I trust.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


At Your Feet ~

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Lord, some days I get so tired,
I feel as if I’m beat
and so all my weariness
I place right at Your feet.

As soon as I release,
my troubles into Your care
I no longer feel as if . . .
their mine alone to bear.

When my days are hard,
and my nights are long
its You whom I count on
to help me to be strong.

As soon as I turn over,
all of my worries to You
there is not a single thing
I feel we cannot do.

When I look for comfort,
to ease my weary mind
Lord, I know at Your feet
peace and rest I will find!

~~~~~~

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


Praying for God Peace ~

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Every day to God,
I pray for His peace
I ask that my faith
in Him, to increase.

I pray for renewal,
in spirit and in mind
I ask that His will
will be easy to find.

Every day to God,
I pray for directions
I ask Him to give me
Spirit filled instructions.

I give Him my burden,
my worry and my care
I let Him know they are
too much for me to bear.

Every day to God,
His peace, I pray for
and He never fails . . .
to always give me more!

~~~~~~

Psalm 29:11

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond Thanksgiving Day ~

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Thanksgiving is more,
than food and football
it goes way beyond . . .
turkey on the table.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
just one meal we share
it goes way further . . .
then a dinner prayer.

Thanksgiving is about,
each day of the year
making sure our praise
God is able to hear.

Thanksgiving isn’t about,
a single day with family
it goes way past . . .
our sated apathy.

Thanksgiving is about,
being thankful for all things
no matter what in this life . . .
to your table that it brings!

~~~~~~~~

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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Grace To The Humble ~

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When trials blow,
me to the ground
when my cares
take me down.

Before I rise,
back to my feet
I pray to God
my needs to meet.

When storms blow,
through my door
when my worries
take me to the floor.

Before I get,
to my legs back
I pray to God
for the grace I lack.

For, in my life,
to God I’ve found
to humble myself
when I am down!

~~~~~~~~

James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace
unto the humble.”

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Gripped With Fear ~

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Gripped with fear,
worry and doubt
can’t shut anxiety
in your mind out?

Then you need God,
to release His power
so your every fear
you can overpower.

Seized by nerves,
enveloped in troubles
clinging to your fears
with white knuckles?

Then you need to let go,
of all of your cares
and give to Jesus
your burdens to bear.

If you want to shake,
fears tightening grip
seek God and from it . . .
you will easily slip!

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Psalm 34:4

“I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Tumbleweed Faith ~

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Tumbleweed faith . . .
gets blown all around
one day it’s lifted up
the next upside down.

It’s root is shallow,
it’s weak and unstable
faith like a tumbleweed
spins like a turntable.

Tumbleweed faith . . .
flips with the wind
under false doctrine
it becomes pinned.

Storms of adversity,
are too much for it
faith like a tumbleweed
to deceit won’t admit.

Tumbleweed faith . . .
gets blown all around
for in the true Gospel
it is not firmly ground!

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Ephesians 4:14

That we henceforth
be no more children,
tossed to and fro,
and carried about
with every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men,
and cunning craftiness, whereby
they lie in wait to deceive;”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Forever Strong ~

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Sometimes our journey,
seems so hard and long
making it so difficult
to remain being strong.

The pain and the grief,
each day that we face
challenges us daily
to hold on to God’s grace.

Our every single care,
along with what worries us
makes it so very tough
to keep our faith and trust.

The burdens of this life,
weighs us so far down
making it feel as if . . .
God isn’t always around.

Sometimes our journey,
can be hard and long
but if we focus on Jesus
we’ll remain forever strong!

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Isaiah 40:29

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


A Perfect Getaway ~

A Perfect Get Away ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In times of trouble,
we need a hideaway
a place we can go . . .
just to get away.

We need a retreat,
a place to de-stress
we need a refuge
so we can decompress.

In times of troubles,
we need a resort
a place where we can find
some Godly support.

We need a haven,
a shelter of protection
we need a sanctuary
a place for reflection.

In times of trouble,
we need a getaway
and God provides . . .
the perfect hideaway!

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Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Cares Unbound ~

Cares Unbound ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Some people carry,
the world’s weight
for on their shoulder
their troubles grate.

Some people worry,
about everything
for on their minds
fear twists and wrings.

Some people stress,
over everyday life
for on their hearts
grinds daily strife.

Some people suffer,
from depression
for on their souls
is guilt’s impression.

Some people carry,
their burdens around
but if  they’d turn to Jesus
their cares, He’d unbound!

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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 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Singing In The Rain ~

In The Shadow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Today, there is a storm
but, I’m still going to sing
no matter how much rain
on my life it may bring.

I will leap and I will jump,
through and in the puddles
for under my Father’s wings
I will be securely huddled.

If lightning were to strike,
my Father will protect me
if the thunder came to roar
in His wings shadow I will be.

No matter how hard it pours,
or how sizeable the drops
in the shadow of the Almighty
I will stay until it stops.

Today, on me it’s raining,
but, I’m still going to sing
because I know I am safe
under my Father’s mighty wings!

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Psalm 63:7

“Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy
wings will I rejoice.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Tunneling Through ~

Tunneling Through ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When up to your ears,
with problems and fear
before they swallow you up
ask God to draw you near.

Ask Him to give you,
the courage you need
so from fear’s sinkhole
you can be freed.

When life gets too hard,
to make your way though
before you start to panic
ask God what you should do.

He’ll give you the strength,
to burrow your way out
and keep you from getting
buried in fear and doubt.

When worry buries you,
up to your ears . . .
let Jesus help you tunnel
through all your fears!

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Hebrews 13:6

“So that we may boldly say,
The Lord is my helper,
and I will not fear what
man shall do unto me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Breaking Point ~

Breaking Point ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When you have reached,
your breaking point
turn to the Word of God
let it heal and anoint.

It will give you strength,
for what lies ahead
as you read the verses
pray to be Spirit lead

When you are confused,
not knowing what to do
open up your Bible
let its light show you.

On the pages you’ll find,
the truth and the way
and all of your tension
it will melt away.

When you have reached,
the point of breaking
trust God to do all . . .
your decision-making!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Living In A Fallen World ~

Living In A Fallen World ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In a world fallen,
we’re all victims
we suffer from sin
and its symptoms.

We lie and cheat,
our neighbor’s we cuss
we’re full of envy
filled with greed and lust.

We rebel, we rise up,
we’re full of pride
our hatred for others
we do not try to hide.

We cheat and take,
we rob and we steal
babies in the womb
everyday we kill.

In a world fallen,
we are all living
and from our sins
we need forgiving.

We need God,
to heal each one
through the blood
of His precious Son.

We need Jesus,
to release the pain
so He can wash away
sin’s deadly stain.

In a world fallen,
we are all a part
and we need God’s love
in each and every heart!

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Romans 13:9

“For this,
Thou shalt not commit adultery,

Thou shalt not kill,
Thou shalt not steal,

Thou shalt not bear false witness,
Thou shalt not covet;
and if there be

any other commandment,
it is briefly

comprehended in this saying,
namely,

Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself.”

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Don’t Worry, Be Trusting ~

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Don’t worry about tomorrow,
don’t fret about today
just keep your eyes on Jesus
let Him take your cares away.

Don’t become weary,
don’t become faint and weak
just keep your eyes on Jesus
make sure He’s the first you seek.

Don’t stress about anything,
don’t tense up about your life
just keep your eyes on Jesus
let Him deal with all your strife.

Don’t become fearful,
don’t become full of doubt
just keep your eyes on Jesus
let Him work your faith out.

Don’t be anxious for tomorrow,
don’t stress about anything
just keep your eyes on Jesus
and be sure to pray for everything!

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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 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

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Above the Clouds ~

Above the Clouds ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Above the clouds,
I wish to be . . .
beyond the storms
awaiting me.

Higher places,
I wish to go . . .
before the gales
start to blow.

Beyond the rain,
I wish to fly . . .
past the gloom
rolling by.

Up and over,
I wish to soar . . .
high above
life’s daily roar.

Above the clouds,
I wish to be . . .
to a place of rest
right next to Thee!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


The Source of My Confidence ~

The Source of My Confidence ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The Lord is the source,
of my confidence
His grace gives me
needed temperance.

He holds the answer,
to all of my fears
His mercy tells me
He sees all my tears.

The Lord is my reason,
to keep on living
unto Him my trust
I will keep on giving.

He is the cause,
my faith isn’t shaken
for He will keep my foot
from ever being taken.

The Lord is the source,
of my hope and trust
my confidence in Him
for me, is a daily must!

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Proverbs 3:26

“For the Lord
shall be thy confidence,

and shall keep
thy foot from being taken.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Rx For The Soul ~

Rx For The Soul ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, when I’m feeling down,
when I am sad and blue
I medicate myself . . .
on the loving things You do.

Your Word becomes the Rx,
for my heavy-laden soul
it cures my depression
my sadness it consoles.

When I’m feeling hopeless,
when I am discouraged
I take a shot of Your Word
knowing I’ll be encouraged.

I inject into me Your mercy,
shoot myself with Your grace
until feelings of desperation
I no longer hold or embrace.

Lord, when I’m feeling down,
when I need a dose of inspiration
I simple go to my Bible . . .
to get my daily inoculation!

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Proverbs 12:25

” Heaviness in the heart
of man maketh it stoop:
but a good word (and the Good News)
maketh it glad.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka

 


He Remembers No More ~

Remember No More ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

He remembers no more,
my sin, the disgrace
His mercy forgets them
as well does His grace.

My past shortcomings,
He’ll never again analyze
for my former failures
I’ll never again apologize.

He remembers no more,
my mistakes, the shame
on my soul He took pity
so His peace I could claim.

All of my backslidings,
He envisions no more
my earlier transgressions
He’ll not again explore.

He remembers no more,
my shame, the sin
no longer do I carry
the disgrace within!

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Jeremiah 31:34b

“For I will forgive
their iniquity, and I will
remember their sin no more.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


This is A Test ~

This is A Test ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God’s sending me tests,
He’s giving me situations
He’s seeing if I’ll claim
His peace trough tribulations.

God’s giving me a chance,
to find new grace each day
He is seeing if my faith
will hold up along the way.

God’s working in me patience,
He wants to affirm my hope
He’s teaching me to trust Him
for the strength each day to cope.

God’s seeing if I will rejoice,
when things are all askew
He’s looking to see His glory
in my life shinning through.

God’s giving me these tests,
to see if my faith will stumble
He ‘s sending me experiences
so to keep me meek and humble!

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Romans 5:3-4

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

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Burden is Light ~

My Burden is Light ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If Jesus’s burden is light,
why has man made it hard
why did His simple plea
they choose to disregard?

Instead they put on,
the yoke of their own laws
regulations of religion
laden with pagan flaws.

The yoke of Jesus,
is one of peace and rest
not full of rituals
so one can feel blessed.

Come, Jesus said to all,
your load I will carry
over man made rules
don’t fuss or worry.

I came to set you free,
from all your holy rites
for My yoke is easy
and My burden it is light!

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Matthew 11:30

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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