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Afternoon Ponderings ~09.10.22~

Psalm 145:19


That Still Small Voice ~

The winds started to roar,
they gusted all about
causing in me . . .
a trembling of doubt.

Then the earth quaked,
it shook and it broke
causing in me . . .
to nearly have a stroke.

Then a fire started up,
flames were all around
causing in me . . .
to have a near breakdown.

But, then came a calm,
and I started to hear
a still small voice . . .
whispering in my ear.

For, God didn’t speak to me,
in the sounds terrifying
but in the rustlings . . .
that were faith fortifying!

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1 Kings 19:11-12

And he said, Go forth, and stand
upon the mount before the Lord.
And, behold, the Lord passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent
the mountains, and brake in pieces
the rocks before the Lord; but the
Lord was not in the wind: and after
the wind an earthquake;
but the Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire:
and after the fire a still small voice.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Your World Shakes ~

When your world shakes,
and you feel it start rocking . . .
when you begin trembling
and your knees start knocking.

Go to God immediately,
and give Him all you fear
and He will make you . . .
surefooted like a deer.

When your world crashes,
in pieces all around you
when you begin to quiver
not knowing what to do.

Go to God straightaway,
ask Him for more grace
and the strength you need
till you’re in a safer place.

When your world collapses,
before on you it falls apart
go to God and ask Him . . .
to restore joy into your heart!

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Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my strength,
and he will make my feet like
hinds’ feet, and he will make
me to walk upon mine high places.
To the chief singer on my
stringed instruments.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


To Win The Faithful Race ~

The faithful race,
isn’t an easy course
it’s rough and bumpy
and at times coarse.

For us to stay on track,
takes a lot of grit . . .
and we need the power
of the Holy Spirit.

The faithful race,
isn’t an simple route
it’s trying and difficult
full of fear and doubt.

For we know there’ll be,
plenty of resistance
and without His strength
we can’t go the distance.

To win the faithful race,
we need to have endurance
and holding fast to Jesus
is our only assurance!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

Know ye not that they which
run in a race run all, but one
receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Waiting Patiently ~

If were to remain,
and wait patiently
we must be willing
to do so obediently.

For a heart anxious,
is one restless
and it often feels
dreary and listless.

If were to remain,
and wait graciously
we must be willing
to do so expectantly.

For a mind fretful,
is one hopeless
and it often feels
weak and helpless.

If we’re to remain,
hopeful and upbeat
we cannot let man
our faith deplete!

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Psalm 37:7

Rest in the Lord,
and wait patiently for him:
fret not thyself because of
him who prospereth in his way,
because of the man who bringeth
wicked devices to pass.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Prayer ~

Prayer covers,
our needs
our souls
it feeds.

It calms,
our conflicts
our unrest
it evicts.

Prayer takes,
our fears
our anxiety
it clears.

It relieves,
our concerns
our doubt
it upturns.

Prayer reassures,
our hearts
our minds
peace it imparts!

~~~~~

Mark 11:24

Therefore I say unto you,
What things soever ye desire,
when ye pray, believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall
have them.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

~~~~~

Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Not Overwhelmed ~

Be not overwhelmed,
by the concerns of life
be not overpowered
by your daily strife.

Instead let Jesus,
fill you with His peace
so from your worries
you can be released.

Be not defeated,
by things you can’t control
be not burdened down
by the cares of your soul.

Instead let Jesus,
bring your heart comfort
so from your earthly woes
you will have His support.

Be not overwhelmed,
be not inundated . . .
instead let your life be
by Jesus captivated!

~~~~~~

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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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Cast Everything ~

Cast everything,
leave nothing out
give to Jesus
all of your doubt.

Cast all your troubles,
all your worries too
for He wants to take
them all from you.

Cast your pain,
your sorrow and grief
for Jesus will bring
to your heart relief.

Cast your burdens,
let Jesus them carry
do it right away
don’t you tarry.

Cast all things,
weighing you down
and Jesus will give you
victory’s crown!

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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 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Gym Of Trust ~

Sometimes my faith,
God has to exercise
to see how I’ll handle
problems as they arise.

So He sends me to the gym,
of trusting Him, to workout
where He has me confront
all my fears and doubt.

He knows I need the grit,
of the power of His might
so He drills it into me . . .
these enemies I must fight.

As I get down on the mat,
His sufficient grace I exert
and from my convictions
I do not turn or divert.

Sometimes my faith,
gets stretched and strained
due to its own weakness . . .
so His strength I can obtain!

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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 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Doubting Spirit ~

A doubting spirit,
will get you no where
a wavering one
will only add to your care

A steadfast soul,
will only make you strong
a believing one
will never steer you wrong.

A leery heart,
will only get in God’s way
a wary one
will cause faith to decay.

A skeptical mind,
will befuddle and confuse
a distrustful one
will perplex and bemuse.

A vacillating soul,
makes a wavering trust
a loyal one
knows God is always just!

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1 Corinthians 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be ye stedfast, unmoveable,
always abounding in the work
of the Lord, forasmuch as ye
know that your labour is not
in vain in the Lord.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All for Joy ~

Count it all for joy,
each trial you go through
give it not a second thought
then watch what God will do.

Count it all for joy,
when tested for your belief
patience will be your reward
and His peace your relief.

Count it all for joy,
as He performs His work in you
let His perfection complete
and make you someone new.

Count it all for joy,
lest you be tossed about
seek by faith all your needs
and in God never doubt.

Count it all for joy,
for His wisdom is yours to gain
ask believing without fear
and in your life He will reign.

Count it all for joy,
no matter your despair
let His love fill you up . . .
and your life He’ll repair!

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James 1:2-3

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall
into divers temptations;

Knowing this,
that the trying of your faith

 worketh patience.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

To GOD Be The GLORY!


HE IS ~

Faith is knowing HE IS,
it’s believing HE WILL
faith is trusting HE CAN
our fears calm and still.

Faith is learning HE IS,
it’s realizing HE WILL
faith is finding HE CAN
our needs and wants fulfill.

Faith is detecting HE IS,
it’s discovering HE WILL
faith is claiming HE CAN
with peace our heart’s fill.

Faith is finding HE IS,
it’s proclaiming HE WILL
faith is agreeing HE CAN
hope in our minds instill.

Faith is trusting HE IS,
it’s knowing HE WILL
faith is believing HE CAN
always be with us ~ until!

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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 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Who Is Hindering Your Faith ~

Who is hindering your faith,
who is standing in the way
what is holding you back
why are you running away?

Who is causing you to doubt,
who is robbing you of peace
what has a grip on you
why can’t from it you release?

Who is messing with your trust,
who is making you confused
what has you in a turmoil
why is your mind consumed?

Who is keeping you in fear,
who is behind your dread
what is playing with your beliefs
why is it messing up your head?

Satan is that who,
he’s that what and one . . .
but, if you submit and resist him
from you he will flee and run!

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Galatians 5:7

Ye did run well;
who did hinder you
that ye should not
obey the truth?

James 4:7

Submit yourselves
therefore to God.
Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Love Of God ~

The love of God,
has gotten me past
valleys too deep . . .
mountains so vast.

He help me over,
my fear and doubt
by my side He stayed
never walked out.

The love of God,
has brought me across
waters so high . . .
without being tossed.

He gave me hope,
my worries He stilled
with His ongoing peace
my heart was filled.

The love of God,
has gotten me through
things I thought . . .
were impossible to do!

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Luke 1:37

For with God
nothing shall
be impossible.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Worry Ends ~

Worry ends,
when faith kicks in
it withdraws
to our trust within.

For when in God,
peace we find
worry can’t play
with our mind.

Fear ceases,
where love exists
doubt dissolves
where hope persists.

For when in Jesus,
our faith we place
our fears will flee
in the sight of grace.

Worry and fear,
are forced out
when to the Lord
we give our doubt!

~~~~~~

Psalm 34:4

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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


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!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


Sticky Note From God ~03.23.19~


Sticky Note to God ~03.23.19~


My God Promises ~

My God is bigger,
than my fear
for my God promises
to always be near.

My God is greater,
than my dread
for my God promises
me daily bread.

My God is mightier,
than my plight
for my God promises
to lead with His light.

My God is bolder,
than my doubt
for my God promises
I’ll not go without.

My God is stronger,
than my concern
for my God promises
He will return!

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Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord,
the God of all flesh:
is there any thing
too hard for me?”

King James Version
Public Domain

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

~~~~~~~

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


I Will Strengthen You ~

I Will Strengthen You ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I will strengthen thee,
how simple this sounds
but, it can be so hard
when our troubles abound.

For, often we fail to take,
a hold on God’s promise
perhaps because in us . . .
there’s a little doubting Thomas.

I will strengthen you,
how easy this would be
if our pride we’d let go
His strength we could see.

But, we are too busy,
keeping our ego’s inflated
that God’s strength and power
often becomes deflated.

I will strengthen thee,
is God’s promise to us
if only we would . . .
in Him place our trust!

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Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand
of my righteousness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Call Out to God ~

Whenever your spirit,
is overwhelmed within
when you feel your troubles
you are drowning in.

Call out to God,
tell Him about your fear
then watch as to you
He draws close and near.

Whenever you feel,
you’re about to meltdown
when you feel hard pressed
by your cares all around.

Call out to God,
before you fall apart
He will come and release
His peace into your heart.

Whenever your mind,
is weighted down
by all those worries
you carry around.

Call out to God,
when you’re distressed
and with His presence
you will be blessed!

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Psalm 120.1

“In my distress
I cried
unto the Lord,
and he
heard me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Get a Grip on Fear ~

Whenever fear begins,
messing with my head
when it fills up my heart
with anxiety and dread.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
to still the storm inside
soon the waves of fear
calmly start to subside.

Whenever fear grips me,
squeezing my very soul
when with it I battle
to take back control.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
for that stillness exceeding
soon the trembling I feel
starts peacefully receding.

Whenever fear creeps in,
just as it starts to invade
it’s when I go to Jesus . . .
for He makes me not afraid!

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Luke 8:23-25

“But as they sailed he fell asleep:
and there came down a storm of wind
on the lake; and they were filled
with water, and were in jeopardy.

And they came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Master, master, we perish.
Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water:
and they ceased, and there was a calm.

And he said unto them,
Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered,
saying one to another,
What manner of man is this!
for he commandeth even the
winds and water, and they obey him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


He Restores My Joy ~

He restores my soul,
from the daily fatigue
He repairs my nerves
my fears, He relieves.

He restores my heart,
from its heaviness
He removes the pain
the hurt, the weariness.

He restores my faith,
when weakness sets in
He resets my trust
to follow after Him.

He restores my belief,
when there is doubt
He reinstates in my life
what His truth is about.

He restores my joy,
of a future sighting
He returns my watch
for that eye twinkling!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy
of thy salvation; and uphold
me with thy free spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


There’s Nothing God Can’t Do ~

therss-nothing-too-hard-for-god-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

There is nothing too hard,
for God to do . . .
there isn’t anything
He can’t perform  for you.

There isn’t a place too tight,
God can’t get you out of
there isn’t a problem so deep
He can’t help you rise above.

There isn’t a relationship,
God can’t save and heal
there isn’t a broken heart
He can’t make again to feel.

There isn’t a single fear,
God can’t make go away
there isn’t one little doubt
He can’t begin to sway.

There isn’t a spiritual crisis,
God can’t alleviate
there isn’t a physical issue
He can’t regenerate.

Nothing is too hard for God,
there’s not anything He can’t do
all He needs to have . . .
is faith and trust from you!

~~~~~~~~~

Genesis 18:14

“Is any thing too hard for the Lord?
At the time appointed I will return
unto thee, according to the time
of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 12.09.16

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Sticky Note to God 12.06.16

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Gripped With Fear ~

gripped-with-fear-chrisian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

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!

~~~~~~

Psalm 34:4

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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