Tag Archives: Comfort

Joyful Are We ~

Joyful are we,
who are saved by grace
who Jesus’ love
our hearts embrace.

Happy are we,
who trust in the Lord
who know His peace
will be our reward.

Blessed are we,
who hope in a future
where Jesus will be
our King and ruler.

Grateful are we,
who in faith believe
the Spirit of Jesus
is ours to receive.

Joyful are we,
who know God’s favor
who believe Jesus is
our risen Savior!

~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:3

“Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again
unto a lively hope by the
resurrection of Jesus Christ
from the dead,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

 

 

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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!

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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


The Perfect Time Zone ~

God’s timing,
is always the best
on this fact
we can safely rest.

For His timing,
is not like our own
for His is in . . .
the perfect time zone.

God’s timing,
is never too early
His timetable
never gets murky.

For His timing,
is right up to the hour
there isn’t anything
not under His power.

God’s timing,
is perfectly set
on His time-frame
we can safely bet!

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Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried:
he is a buckler to all those
that trust in him.”

2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing,
that one day is with the Lord
as a thousand years,
and a thousand years
as one day.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Day’s End ~

Heavenly Father,
my day is drawing to an end
and I just want to thank You
for all the blessings You send.

I thank You for Your presence,
whether felt or not
for showing me compassion
when feeling over fraught.

Heavenly Father,
thank You for protecting me
with heaven-sent angels
those that I can and can’t see.

Thank you for Your wisdom,
giving me the heart to hear
but mostly I thank you . . .
for always being ever near.

Heavenly Father,
as tonight I close my eyes
I pray for Your mercy new
tomorrow when I rise!

~~~~~~~

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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Cracked ~

God gave me this body,
and at first it was intact
but as it grew older
I saw it began to crack.

Once the cracks started,
they could not be stopped
for the more I sinned . . .
out more of them popped.

The cracks started to chip,
piece by piece they fell
and the more I tried to hide them
the more in sin I would dwell.

As they started to fall off,
I began to see the real me
and the more that I sinned
the more damage I could see.

And so I called upon God,
and His awesome power
to fill me with His mercy
so my sins He could scour.

God gave me this body,
to be used as His vessel
and now with His strength
with sin I no longer wrestle.

2 Corinthians 4:7

“But we have this treasure
in jars of clay, to show that
the surpassing power
belongs to God and not to us”

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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Heart of My Soul ~

Lord help me to keep,
on my heart a watchful eye
so that it may not for You
shrivel up and dry.

Let me be meticulous,
as to what I let into it
so it is always opened
to the wisdom of Your spirit.

Lord, help me to guard,
the heart of my soul
so that it’ll always be
in Your righteous control.

Let me be scrupulous,
as to what I hold dear
so that it may be filled
with holy awe and fear.

Lord, help me to keep,
my heart to Your keeping
so that my life will be . . .
to You always pleasing!

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Proverbs 4:23

“Keep thy heart
with all diligence;
for out of it are
the issues of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Enduring The Storm ~

Though the storm outside,
is swirling all about . . .
inside of me there’s not
one single drop of doubt.

For, I know God’s in control,
of the thunder overhead
and there isn’t anything
for me to fear or dread.

The winds may be gusting,
tearing things apart
but, there’s a calming breeze
sweeping through my heart.

For, I know God’s out there,
keeping His eyes on things
and He will give me the strength
to endure the storms He brings.

I do not know just how long,
this storm is going to last
but, my faith will keep me trusting
until its final blast!

~~~~~~~~~

Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold in
the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

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!

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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


Never Forgotten ~

When your friends,
have moved on . . .
and your family
is all but gone.

Know you have,
a Friend around
one who’ll never
let you down.

When You find,
yourself all alone
sitting in . . .
your lonesome home.

Know there is someone,
who’ll never leave
and onto Him
you can always cleave.

When you feel as if,
you’ve been deserted
and with thought’s lonely
you’re being bombarded.

Know that you are,
never truly forgotten
for, Jesus forsakes not
those downtrodden!

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Proverbs 18:24

“A man that hath friends must
shew himself friendly: and there
is a friend that sticketh closer
than a brother.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Perfect Peace of Jesus ~

In all things,
you can seek and receive
God’s quiet calm
if you trust and believe.

All you need to do,
is to ask
and in Jesus’ peace
you will bask.

In every way,
you can find
peace for both
heart and mind.

All you have to do,
is to pray
and Jesus’ peace
He’ll send your way.

It doesn’t matter,
where you are
Jesus’ perfect peace
is never very far!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Stay In Love With God ~

Stay in love with God,
do not run off
at Jesus’ grace
do not mock or scoff.

Stay enthralled with God,
pray to Him each day
ask Him to lead you
on the righteous way.

Stay in touch with God,
read the Word He’s given
so that it will remind you
just why you are forgiven.

Stay smitten with God,
let Him hear your praise
keep your worship for Him
searing and ablaze.

Stay in love with God,
don’t let worldly strife
keep you from having . . .
with Jesus eternal life!

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Luke 10:27

“And he answering said,
Thou shalt love the Lord
thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy strength,
and with all thy mind;
and thy neighbour as thyself.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Needy People ~

Needy people,
are all around
not too hard
to be found.

Needing saving,
from addiction
needing Jesus
not rejection.

Needy people,
are everywhere
burdened down
by desperate care.

Needing hope,
from destitution
needing Jesus
not persecution.

Needy people,
needing God’s favor
the love and grace
of a risen Savior!

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Psalm 82:3-4

“Defend the poor and fatherless:
do justice to the afflicted
and needy.

Deliver the poor and needy:
rid them out of the hand of
the wicked.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Increasing Joy ~

Once into my life,
Jesus increased
for worldly things
my joy decreased.

For when in my life,
Jesus came in
joy overcame
pleasure for sin.

Once into my heart,
Jesus increased
more joy into it
He daily released.

For when in my heart,
Jesus grew bigger
joy killed the desire
to be a sinner.

Once into my life,
Jesus increased
my joy has never
ceased or decreased!

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John 3:30

“He must increase,
but I must decrease.”

Isaiah 29:19

“The meek also shall increase
their joy in the Lord,
and the poor among men shall
rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Night Lord ~

Good night Lord,
it’s been a pleasant day
walking along with You
on the narrow way.

Thank You for being with me,
for holding my hand
for lifting me up
when I thought I couldn’t stand.

Good night Lord,
this day was beautiful
the grace You gave me
was more than bountiful.

Thank You for blessing me,
with each daily provision
for keeping me always
right within Your vision.

Good night lord,
let’s do this again tomorrow
if from You another day . . .
will allow me to borrow!

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Psalm 42:8

“Yet the Lord will command
his lovingkindness in the
day time, and in the night
his song shall be with me,
and my prayer unto the
God of my life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Foot Has Slipped ~

My foot has slipped,
more than I can tally
on mountain tops
or while in a valley.

But no matter where,
I would slip
Jesus on me
always had a grip.

My foot has skidded,
time and time again
it’s plunged into
treacherous terrain.

But, no matter when,
I would slide
Jesus was always
at my side.

My foot has slipped,
down many slopes
but, by the grace of God
I never lost my hope!

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Psalm 94:18

“When I said, My foot slippeth;
thy mercy, O Lord, held me up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Warm Summer Day ~

Give me a warm summer day,
a cool breeze on my face
and I’ll tell you all about . . .
my Father’s mercy and grace.

For when I’m basking in,
the warmth of His love
I find myself engulfed
in His peace from above.

Give me a long lazy day,
with nothing else to do
and I’ll tell you just how
Jesus making all things new.

For when I’m just chilling,
His favor consumes me
and all I can think about
are the things I can’t see.

Give me a warm summer day,
far from the heat of things
and I’ll tell you all about . . .
the hope my Savior brings!

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Song of Solomon 1:7

“Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth,
where thou feedest, where thou makest
thy flock to rest at noon:

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Walk By Faith ~

Walking by faith,
and not on feeling
will have us on . . .
our knees kneeling.

For when we see,
joy is a choice
whatever our care
we will rejoice.

Walking by faith,
and not on emotion
sets the Holy Spirit’s
power into motion.

For when we discover,
no matter our worry
His strength will give us
a thankful journey.

Walking by faith,
to know God’s will
cannot our praises
stop or still!

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1 Thessalonians 5:18

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Comfort ~

Thank you God,
for comforting me
when my cares
are all I see.

Thank you Father,
for Your Son
who my burdens
takes each one.

Thank you God,
for comforting me
when riding out
the storms at sea.

Thank you Father,
for Your Spirit
who gives to me
the grace and grit.

Thank you God,
for comforting me
when troubles come
with trust in Thee!

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Blessed be God, even the
Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us in all
our tribulation, that we
may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Reach ~

There is not a life,
that God can’t save
there’s nothing done
that to Him is so grave.

There is not an eye,
that God can’t open
there’s none so blind
that He can’t put hope in.

There is not an ear,
that God can’t unseal
there’s none so deaf
that He can’t heal.

There is not a heart,
that God can’t affect
there’s none so cold
that He can’t connect.

There is not a soul,
that God’s can’t reach
there’s not a life . . .
that He can’t teach!

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Isaiah 59:1

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened,
that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy
that it cannot hear:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus, My Rock ~

Jesus, my Rock
my salvation, my refuge
with You there is peace
under worries deluge.

You are my strength,
when my own is spent
in You there’s safety
from all that torments.

My God, My Rock,
shield me from evil
protect me from
the world’s upheaval.

Be my earthly guide,
let me not fall prey
to satan’s deceitfulness
and his unrighteous way.

Jesus, My Rock,
on You I will depend
to keep me sheltered
until You come again!

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Psalm 62:7

“In God is my salvation
and my glory:
the rock of my strength,
and my refuge, is in God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Crack of Dawn ~

I wake up at dawn,
along with the dew
and rise up my Lord
to get close to You.

My morning I start,
with You in prayer
so to be ready
to give You my care.

Just like a bird early,
who gets the worm
I study Your Word
to keep my faith firm.

I dress in my armor,
make sure it’s on tight
I pray each verse I read
fills me Your might.

Each morning I awake,
with the crack of dawn
so my soul to You Lord
daily may be drawn!

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Psalm 5:3

“My voice shalt thou hear
in the morning, O Lord;
in the morning will I
direct my prayer unto thee,
and will look up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Hand of God ~

Sometimes my heart,
seems to just melt
when upon it . . .
the hand of God is felt.

His love for me,
defrosts the icy parts
as mercy and grace
into it He imparts.

Some times my mind,
just simply evaporates
when in it . . .
the hand of God penetrates.

The hope He has for me,
keeps me before Him humble
causing my pride an ego
to dissolve into a puddle.

Sometimes my heart,
and my mind liquidate . . .
when the hand of God
on them permeate!

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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 Has His Best For You ~

God knows your needs,
He sees your desires
He knows when fear
inflames doubt’s fires.

God understands,
the conditions you’re under
He hears your thirst
He knows of your hunger.

God hears your pleas,
He listens to your cries
He knows you have
some unanswered why’s.

God understands,
the situation you’re in
He knows you need
to hear back from Him.

God has your best,
interests at heart
so wait and be still
until them He imparts!

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Philippians 4:19

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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