Tag Archives: Comfort

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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What Lies Ahead ~

 

I don’t know the future,
or what for me it has in store
I don’t know if it’ll come
peacefully or with a roar.

I don’t know if it’ll hold,
thunderous clouds or blue skies
I don’t know if it’ll bring
me smiles or teary eyes.

I don’t know if it’ll arrive
to add or take from my life
I don’t know if it’ll send
more happiness or strife.

I don’t know if it’ll appear,
as a vapor or as a stream
I don’t know if it’ll produce
in me joy or a scream.

I don’t know the future
or what lies ahead . . .
but I am certain
I will be Spirit lead!

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James 4:13-15

Go to now, ye that say, To day
or to morrow we will go into such
a city, and continue there a year,
and buy and sell, and get gain:

Whereas ye know not what shall be
on the morrow. For what is your life?
It is even a vapour, that appeareth
for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

For that ye ought to say,
If the Lord will, we shall live,
and do this, or that.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Renewed ~

I was consumed,
but not destroyed
I was unsettled
but not paranoid.

I was frightened,
but not horrified
I was alarmed
but not terrified.

I was drained,
but not depleted
I was derailed
but not defeated

I was shattered,
but not broken
I was stunned
but not shaken.

I was afflicted,
but not subdued
for my inner man . . .
was daily renewed!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.

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

While we look not at
the things which are seen,
but at the things which are
not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not
seen are eternal.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Grieve Not ~

Father may my words,
not cause grief to You
rather let them bring praise
for all for me You do.

Let my speech be used,
solely for edifying
let my remarks be
purposely purifying.

Father may my lips,
evil not ever speak
rather let them strengthen
those who are weak.

Let my mouth not be,
like a gurgling cesspool
let it be more like . . .
a forgiving whirlpool.

Father may my words,
be of holy thought
so Your Spirit . . .
I may grieve not!

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Ephesians 4:30

And grieve not the holy Spirit
of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking In That Valley ~

When I walk in that valley,
I’m not walking it alone
for Jesus will be with me
before He takes me home.

There will nothing to doubt,
not a shedding of a tear
for Jesus will be with me
to calm my every fear.

When into that valley,
I have to travel through
the only thing I’m keeping
will be heaven in my view.

No evil will be lurking,
in the shadows for me
for Jesus like a Shepherd
in front of me, will be.

When I go to that valley,
I’ll not walk it alone
for Jesus will see me
to my eternal home!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


His Unfailing Love ~

When morning comes,
into God’s Word I go
I pray asking of Him
today’s way to show.

I trust Him to give me,
His holy instructions
knowing it’s up to me
to heed their directions.

When morning comes,
my life I do entrust
to the One I know
who’s always fair and just.

I put my faith into,
the hand of my Savior
knowing it’s up to me
to temper my behavior.

When morning comes,
I lift my soul to God above
so He can fill it . . .
with more of His unfailing love!

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Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness
in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein
I should walk; for I lift up my soul
unto thee.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Hearts In Harmony ~

Hearts in harmony,
have the same tone
for they know Jesus
their sins did atone.

Hearts in unity,
have the same feeling
for they know His grace
brings inner healing.

Hearts in unison,
have the same pitch
for they know His love
makes the poor rich.

Hearts in cohesion,
have the same flavor
for they know the hope
of having a Savior.

Hearts in harmony,
have the same melody
for they know their future
will be heavenly!

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Philippians 2:2

Fulfil ye my joy,
that ye be likeminded,
having the same love,
being of one accord,
of one mind.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


All I am Able ~

When I consider,
the God of my hope
I find I am able . . .
every hour to cope.

For, His hope brings me,
strength new each day
as I go about . . .
going along my way.

When I consider,
the love of my Savior
I find I am able . . .
all moments to savor.

For, His love gives me,
a reason to trust
as I go about . . .
doing all that I must.

When I consider,
all that I’m able
it’s because my faith
in Jesus is stable!

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Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Into The Heart Of Me ~

Lord, let me not forget,
how You can always see
whenever I am going . . .
wherever it is I be.

Let me be found faithful,
in doing what is Your will
let all I do be done
with the Holy Spirit’s zeal.

Lord, let me be pleasing,
not in man’s rebellious eyes
but in Your divine ones
so I can be seen as wise.

Let me be found obedient,
in my service to You
let me not be deceived
by the world’s point of view.

Lord, may I not forget,
how You can always see . . .
through my outward facade
right into the heart of me!

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Ephesians 6:6

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers;
but as the servants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Everlasting Life ~

When your mind is dry,
and your heart is parched
when you feel as if . . .
your soul’s been scorched.

Go to the well of life,
where hope flows freely
and Jesus will quench
the need you have deeply.

When your mind is panting,
and you heart is famished
when you feel as if . . .
your soul has been ravished.

Go to the well of life,
where grace freely streams
and accept Jesus’ gift
to forgive and redeem.

When your heart is heavy.
and your soul is laden in sin
the well of everlasting life . . .
will cleanse you from within!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Put On Your Grace Face ~

When other people’s walls,
you cannot bring down
and all they offer you
is a big, grumpy frown.

Put on your grace-face,
give them a smile
despite if they remain
to you hostile

When other people’s defenses,
you can’t break through
and bitter, cranky words
they throw at you.

But on your grace-face,
and to them be kind
even if they don’t pay
you back any mind.

When other people’s coldness,
you cannot penetrate
put on your grace-face . . .
and let Jesus’ love radiate!

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Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake
hath forgiven you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When At Last Jesus Returns ~

When at last Jesus returns,
He’ll bring with Him all the angels
up to the clouds He will call
the saints throughout the ages.

There’ll be a reuniting,
of all His sleeping saints
from the grave their bodies
and souls will reacquaint.

When at last Jesus returns,
there’ll be a loud command
the sounding of a trumpet
will be heard across the land.

Those who’ve been waiting,
will join their Savior in the air
as soon as they hear . . . .
the trumpet’s final warning blare.

When at last Jesus returns,
to paradise with Him we’ll go
where bliss and peace eternally
will gloriously forever flow!

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1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet shall
sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Just As Is ~

A little bit worn,
frayed and ripped
a little bit old
tattered and nicked.

A little bit used,
aged and weathered
a little bit sagged
faded and withered.

A little bit marked,
scuffed and grazed
a little bit confused
puzzled and dazed.

A little bit broken,
cracked and chipped
a little bit sheared
pruned and clipped.

But, Jesus loves me,
just as is . . .
and I’m so thankful
I am still one of His!

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Isaiah 46:4

“And even to your old age I am he;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When You’ve Fallen~

When you’ve fallen,
don’t you keep down
instead turn to God
right back around.

For we all have fallen,
in some kinda of way
but, it’s not where God
wants us to ever stay.

When you’ve blown it,
don’t you feel deflated
instead turn back to God
and He will be elated.

For the devil desires,
that we shouldn’t rise
but, a heart repentant
is a blessing to God’s eyes.

When you have fallen,
turn back to God right away
and He will put you back
on the straight pathway!

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Proverbs 24:16

For a just man falleth
seven times,
and riseth up again:
but the wicked shall fall
into mischief.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 

 


The God Of Hope ~

May the hope of God,
be your heart’s reasoning
to keep your trust
from ever weakening.

May the joy of believing,
be to you palpable
to keep your faith
in all things intangible.

May the peace of God,
be  your soul’s solace
to keep your confidence
secure and flawless.

May the power of God,
in your mind abound
so your every thought
be righteous and sound.

May God’s hope, joy and peace,
be your life’s premise
so you may be full of . . .
the Holy Spirit’s presence!

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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.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Salvation’s Healing Balm ~

He takes the broken strings,
wrapped around our heart
binds them with His love
and offers us a new start.

He knows our inward pain,
He sees our troubled mind
and gives the repented one
a new life in Him to find.

He takes our dishonor,
the sum of our disgrace
and wraps around our souls
the arms of His loving grace.

He offers consolation,
remembers our sins no more
heals us from our carnal wounds
then opens up pardon’s door.

He reconciles us to Him,
fills our stony hearts with calm
He soothes our shamefulness
with salvation’s healing balm!

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Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pillar Of Wisdom ~

Sometimes I’m unsure,
of the way I should go
and I wish I had me . . .
a pillar of light to show.

For my troubles and cares,
cloud up my vision
and I need God’s clarity
to make my decision.

Sometimes I’m hesitant,
deciding the best route
and I need God’s guidance
to clear up any doubt.

For my thoughts run rampant,
with the options before me
and I need His guiding light
so the way I can see.

Sometimes when I’m stymied
not knowing what to do
I pray and ask God for . . .
a pillar of wisdom too!

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Exodus 13:21

“And the Lord went before them
by day in a pillar of a cloud,
to lead them the way; and by
night in a pillar of fire,
to give them light; to go
by day and night:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Changes Us ~

God changes us,
from the inside out
dispels the fear
alleviates the doubt.

He gives a new heart,
full of hope and trust
so His very own Spirit
He can put into us.

God changes us,
from the outside in
till we no longer
 desire to commit sin.

He gives us faith,
in grace and grace alone
so we may trust Jesus
our sins will atone.

God changes us,
so He can abide
in the new Spirit ….
we now have inside!

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Ezekiel 11:19

And I will give them one heart,
and I will put a new spirit within you;
and I will take the stony heart
out of their flesh, and will give them
an heart of flesh:

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Not of works, lest any man
should boast.


King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Make Grace Greater ~

Make grace greater,
than your pride
let it become . . .
your earthly guide.

Make humility bigger,
than your ego
let it become . . .
your heart’s credo.

Make courtesy stronger,
than your vanity
let it become . . .
your mind’s canopy.

Make meekness bolder,
than your conceit
let it become . . .
your soul’s heartbeat.

Make grace greater,
let it grow in your heart
then bitterness . . .
won’t even root or start!

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Hebrews 12:15

Looking diligently lest any man
fail of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness
springing up trouble you,
and thereby many be defiled;

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace, and in the
knowledge of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now
and for ever. Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Gave Me Peace ~

God gave me peace,
the day you died
as into His bottle
my tears I cried.

I knew they’d be safe,
there in His care
for He knew the depth
of my despair.

God showed me grace,
the day you perished
by keeping my hope
in Him nourished.

He knew my heart,
couldn’t handle the break
without His mercy
healing the ache.

God gave me peace
as tears I was sowing
told me His joy . . .
I’d soon be knowing!

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Psalm 126:5

They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory of my son Glenn Swindell
11.04.1970 ~ 05.17.2013


Scatter Seeds Of Kindness ~

Scatter seeds of kindness,
as today you make your way
you don’t know just how much
they could make someone’s day.

Spread a wide old-grin,
get someone else to smile
it could make them feel
useful and worthwhile.

Extend a happy greeting,
sing out a bright hello
it may bring a little joy
to someone you don’t know.

Disperse some generosity,
it can go a long, long way
to energize and cheer up
someone sad you meet today.

Scatter seeds of kindness,
let goodwill be what you sow
how they make other’s feel
you may never really know!

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Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.


King James Version
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Copyright 2019
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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised  2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Know Your Future ~

Oh, to know your destiny,
is one full of peace
is to know your future
will never end or cease.

To realize the plans,
God for you has declared
is to know your future
Jesus has prepared.

Oh, to know all things,
for good will work out
is to know your future
holds no fear or doubt.

To discover the Way,
is the Truth and the Life
is to know your future
brings no eternal strife.

Oh, to know your destiny,
your future welfare
is to come to know Jesus . . .
will too be with you there!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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