Tag Archives: Fear

The City of No Mores ~

In the City of No Mores,
is where I long to be . . .
oh, how I can hardly wait
until Jesus returns for me.

On the street of No More Tears.
we’ll never again weep or cry
for there will only be bliss
as every eye will be dry.

On the road of No More Pain,
we’ll be complete and whole
for we’ll have a new body
and a new glorified soul.

Down the path of No More Sin,
we will leap, jump and run
for our battle against satan
will be finally won.

On the way of No More Death,
there’ll be a jubilant parade
for from the devil evil-doings
we’ll never again be afraid.

In the City of No Mores,
is where we’ll spend eternity
and dwell in the mansion . . .
of No More Agony!

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Revelation 21:4

“And God shall wipe away
all tears from their eyes;

and there shall be no more death,
neither sorrow,
nor crying,

neither shall there be
any more pain:

for the former things
are passed away.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Through All Of Life’s Challenges~

Through all of life’s challenges,
times of means and of lean
on my Lord and Savior . . .
I have continued to lean.

For He has not forsaken,
nor left me on my own
He has always given me
access to His holy throne.

Through all of life’s trials,
when I called out His name
to my defense and rescue
He always faithfully came.

In His mighty hand He kept,
me safe from the fiery tests
always having for me
His good and honest best.

Through life’s many troubles,
on my Lord and Savior I’ve clung
trusting Him for all things . . .
no matter what life at me flung!

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Psalm 46:1

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


Afternoon Ponderings ~04.26.20~

James 4:8

 


Claiming My Peace ~

I’m claiming my peace,
I am coming to rest
knowing that for me
God only has His best.

But, it up to me,
to trust with all my heart
so I’m claiming my peace
upon morning’s start.

I’m claiming my quietness,
I am going to rely
on Jesus’ to steady me
till this storm passes by

But, it’s left to me,
to trust with all my mind
so I’m claiming my calm
that only in Him I can find.

I’m claiming God’s peace,
my understanding it’ll surpass . . .
and then my heart and mind
fear no longer can harass!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


You May Be Weak ~

You may be weak,
but, God is strong
you may be anxious
but, His patience is long.

You may be troubled,
but, God is not
you may be concern
but, He is never fraught.

You may be distraught,
but, God is not frantic
you may be desperate
but, He never panics.

You may be restless,
but, God never tires
you may give up
but, He never retires.

You may be weak,
weary every day . . .
but, with God’s strength
you’ll not faint away!

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Isaiah 40:29

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Hear Me, Hold Me, Hide Me ~

Hear me Oh Lord,
open to me Your ear
take away from me
the sum of my fear.

Keep me in the night,
while shadows move
so that my trust
to You I may prove.

Hold me up Lord,
don’t let me slip
keep Your Words
fixed on my lips.

Let my prayers flow,
straight to Your throne
keep my ears to You
open and prone.

Hide me under Your wings,
protect and keep me . . .
so an apple in Your eyes
to You I always be!

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Psalm 17:1

Hear the right, O Lord,
attend unto my cry,
give ear unto my prayer,
that goeth not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 17:5

Hold up my goings in thy paths,
that my footsteps slip not.

Psalm 17:8

Keep me as the
apple of the eye,
hide me under
the shadow of thy wings,

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Deborah Ann Belka


When You Need A Hand ~

When you need,
a hand to hold . . .
before your knees
begin to fold.

Reach for the hand,
of God’s to clasp
and He will keep
you in His grasp.

When you need,
extra support . . .
before you legs
start to contort.

On God’s hand,
trust and lean
and His power
you will glean.

When you need,
to be bold . . .
onto God’s hand
keep a firm hold!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Want To Be That Eagle ~

I want to be that eagle,
that knows when to soar
who patiently waits . . .
for guidance from the Lord.

Then I would discover,
how to spread my wings
then I’d be able to conquer
all the storms life brings.

I want to have the wisdom,
to be able to discern . . .
how to fly over the clouds
not faint in my concern.

Then I’d have His strength,
to mount up and rise
trusting in His foresight
not what’s before me eyes.

I want to be that eagle,
who never gets weary
I want it to be the Lord . . .
who I can trust clearly!

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Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew
their strength; they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Love Released Me ~

Love released me,
from the mire
took my life
lifted me higher.

It picked me up,
when I was down
it stood me up
on firm ground.

Love pulled me,
out of the pit
took my heart
raised my spirit.

It hoisted me,
in faith and hope
It boosted me
in trust to cope.

Love removed,
my doubt and fear
Love came down . . .
to draw me near!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made
perfect in love.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Intercessory Prayer ~

Intercessory prayers,
we all need to make
for we never know . . .
the bonds we might break.

For there’s plenty of people,
who are tied up in chains
and we should be praying
for their sorrows and pains.

Intercessory prayers,
we all need to be saying
for we never know . .
whose trust needs saving.

For there’s plenty of saints,
who are besieged by troubles
and we need to be praying
they give God their struggles.

Intercessory prayers,
what music to God’s ears
as for others we beseech . . .
the collection of their tears!

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Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer
and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto
with all perseverance and
supplication for all saints;

Psalm 56:8

Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?

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Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect Purposeful Love ~

Perfect love,
drives out fear
it encourages
eyes not to tear.

It is mighty,
and purposeful
it is potent
and powerful.

Perfect love,
is immeasurable
it is genuine
and substantial.

It is resilient,
infinity reaching
it is faith . . .
mountain moving.

Perfect love,
is fear’s demise
for God’s power
it supplies!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not
made perfect in love.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.05.20~

1 John 4:18

 


Sticky Note to God ~01.31.20~


The Quiet Heart ~

The quiet heart,
doesn’t fret
over its worries
it dosen’t sweat.

It knows to be,
composed and collected
it knows its strength
to God is connected.

The quiet heart,
doesn’t stew
over its cares
it doesn’t spew.

It knows to trust,
to be clam and still
it knows its life
is in God’s will.

The quiet heart,
doesn’t panic
over life’s woes
it’s not frantic!

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Isaiah 30:15

For thus saith the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel;
In returning and rest shall
ye be saved; in quietness and
in confidence shall be your
strength:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Worthy ~

Sometimes we don’t feel,
we are worthy of . . .
God’s mercy and favor
let alone His gift of love.

But, that is just a lie,
satan likes to tell . . .
for he wants to drag us
straight with him into hell.

Sometimes we don’t feel,
we are deserving of . . .
Jesus’ saving grace
let alone His undying love.

But, that is just the devil,
trying to get into us . . .
for, he is out to destroy
in God our faith and trust.

Sometimes satan will,
unsettle us with worry
but, we must believe . . .
to God we are worthy!

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1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you:
but ye are washed, but ye
are sanctified, but ye are
justified in the name of
the Lord Jesus, and by the
Spirit of our God.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means,
as the serpent beguiled Eve
through his subtilty,
so your minds should be
corrupted from the
simplicity that is in Christ.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Rejoice, Rejoice In the Lord ~

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
be glad and shout out with joy
for He will uplift you . . .
and your doubts He’ll destroy.

For those who trust in the Lord,
haven’t anything to fear
because they know to them
He is always close and near.

Rejoice all who love the Lord,
with delight give Him your praise
His power and strength is yours
when the shield of faith you raise.

Stand up against the wicked one,
don’t believe in his lies
for God blesses all who trust
with a heart that is wise.

Rejoice, rejoice in the Lord,
and again I say rejoice . . .
lift up your jubilant praise
let God hear your joyous voice!

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Philippians 4:4

“Rejoice
in the Lord alway:
[and] again

I say, Rejoice.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Lessons On The Sea ~

On the sea of doubt,
I have learned to be
fearless as the waves
come crashing over me.

For, I know to be strong,
even when I’m frightened
my grip on Jesus . . .
must remain tightened.

On the sea of worry,
I have learned to be
not so overwhelmed
by what I cannot see.

For, I know to be brave,
even when I’m terrified
my eyes on Jesus . . .
musn’t be cast aside.

The lessons on the sea,
of worry and doubt . . .
have taught how to shut
fear and apprehension out!

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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.

Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Unclouded ~

Faith that is foggy,
makes it hard to find
the road to having
eternal peace of mind.

For, we can’t navigate,
the turns and the bends
unless on Jesus . . .
we learn to depend.

Faith that is misty,
makes it hard to know
how the Holy Spirit
the way out will show.

For we can’t see through,
the haze lying ahead
so that we can be . . .
by Him guided and led.

Faith that is unclouded,
clear and pristine
is faith that believes . . .
beyond things unseen!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for, the
evidence of things not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka


White-Knuckled Faith ~

White-knuckled faith,
holds on tightly to fear
has a hard time . . .
getting trust into gear.

It becomes panicky,
when danger is met
rather having peace
it knows only how to fret.

White-knuckled faith,
struggles often with hope
has a hard time . . .
knowing just how to cope.

It’s filled with the dread,
that scares and terrifies
over every concern
it panics and agonizes.

White-knuckled faith,
can be only cured
if into fear’s snare. . .
it stops being lured!

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Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in
the Lord shall be safe.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Pieces of Graces ~

Each morning as I awake,
Jesus is waiting for me . . .
I sense His very presence
though His person I can’t see.

An endless supply of mercy,
greets me upon the break of day
as pieces of His grace descends
for me to reap along my way.

Each day there is an assurance,
my burden’s He will bear
for I know Jesus is here with me
though I don’t see Him there.

His peace is all surrounding,
it engulfs my heart and soul
all of my worries and fears
He comforts and consoles.

Each morning when I awake,
I feel a sense of conforming
though Jesus I cannot see . . .
His love for me is confirming!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Swells ~

Faith rises,
in the waves
for our Savior
we know will save.

Then when life,
comes crashing down
in troubles waters
we will not drown.

Faith swells,
in the surges
where hope in God
onward urges.

Then when challenges,
are all surrounding
our confidence
will keep abounding.

Faith rises,
above the swells
it comes from where
the Holy Spirit dwells!

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Matthew 14:30-31

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

And immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand, and caught him, and said
unto him, O thou of little faith,
wherefore didst thou doubt?

Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Have God’s Power ~

I have God’s power,
it’s right inside of me
it blesses me with faith
for things I can’t see.

It dissipates the doubt,
evaporates the fear
it allows me to believe
my God is always near.

I have God’s power,
He gave it to me the day
when to His Son . . .
I gave my heart away.

It lifted the darkness,
revealing His True Light
giving me the ability
to trust in His holy might.

I have God’s power,
to believe without seeing
it fills me with such hope
tis why it’s so freeing!

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Ephesians 1:19

And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to
us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power

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Soar~

Eagles wings,
oh, how they soar
above the world’s
menacing roar.

Glide in faith,
on the air of trust
grows not weary
against the thrust.

Eagles wings,
strong and sure
torrid weather
they do endure.

Fainting not,
upon resistance
fly on hope
to go the distance.

Eagles wings,
mount and rise
above the fear . . .
before their eyes!

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Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait
upon the Lord shall
renew their strength;
they shall mount up
with wings as eagles;
they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Our Wants, God’s Will ~

Our wants,
God’s will
our fears
He stills

Our desires,
God’s plans
our hopes
His hands.

Our longings,
God’s grace
our dreams
His face.

Our trust,
God’s way
our chance
now today.

Our hearts,
God’s will
our souls
He fills!

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Ephesians 5:17

Wherefore be ye not unwise,
but understanding what the
will of the Lord is.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Anxiety’s Trap ~

I felt the trap,
of anxiety
set a snare
on my sanity.

The conditions,
were just ripe
that at my heart
it took a swipe.

I took the bait,
ran away with it
then fell into
a nervous snit.

It took some time,
for me to see
this isn’t where
God wants me.

So I sent my own trap,
for anxiety . . .
now with God’s love
fear had no priority!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made
perfect in love.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Comes In Waves ~

Fear is like the ocean,
it comes in with a roar
knocking you off your feet
throwing you to the floor.

It swells and it rises,
with its pulsing sound
so that panic stricken
you’ll stay on the ground.

Fear is like thunder,
it scares as it rumbles
causing you to shake
in midst of your troubles.

It alarms and startles,
with each booming strike
filling you with dread
upon each clap of light.

Fear come in waves,
in and out it ebbs
but, we who trust Jesus
musn’t let in our heads!

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Psalm 56:3

What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.

Psalm 93:4

“The Lord on high is mightier
than the noise of many waters,
yea, than the mighty waves
of the sea.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Untouched ~

My thoughts were a whirl,
spinning round and round
making it hard for me
to find secure ground.

I grabbed and grasped,
anything I could find
hoping I could gain
some peace of mind.

My faith was adrift,
seemingly lost at sea
making it hard for me
my Savior to see.

I gasped and groaned,
as to Him I cried out
Lord, help save me
from this sea of doubt.

He threw me an anchor,
on to which I clutched
and by this life storm . . .
I was left untouched!

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Hebrews 6:19

Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


I’ll Praise Him No Matter What ~

Lord, I’ll praise You in the quietness,
when my soul is at rest
I’ll praise You in the tranquil times
when I’m feeling oh, so blessed.

I’ll praise You while in the valley,
when my spirit is feeling low
I’ll praise You in darker times
when I’m not sure which way to go.

I’ll praise You from the mountain top,
when my heart with You is right
I’ll praise You for each victory
when I’m soaking in Your light.

I’ll praise You in the gusts that blow,
when my soul is tossed about
I’ll praise You in the stormy sea
when I am struggling with doubt.

Lord, I’ll praise You no matter what,
be it I am blessed or stressed
I will praise You regardless . . .
if  I am anxious or at rest!

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Psalm 46:1-3

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

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,

and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;

though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,

though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof. Selah.

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Deborah Ann Belka


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.

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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.

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


End Those Painful Memories ~

For some the battle rages,
deep inside their head
where memories of the past
fill them with fear and dread.

They hold on to the picture,
that paints a horrific view
of what people once did . . .
and what they still can do.

Jesus can fix those images,
locked up in your mind
He has a brighter landscape
for you to come and find.

There you’ll have a new life,
one that holds His peace
and those painful old pictures
will fade away and cease.

For some the past fills them,
with sadness, despair and dread
but with Jesus there’s hope . . .
for a joyful future ahead!

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Philippians 3:13-15

 Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things
which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those
things which are before,

I press toward the mark for
the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.

Let us therefore, as many as be
perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise
minded, God shall reveal
even this unto you.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God~ 04.04.19~


When Doubt Whispers ~

When doubt whispers,
in your ear . . .
tell it right away
to get out of here.

For if you listen,
to what it has to say
it will ruin
the rest of your day.

When doubt looks,
into your eyes
don’t you believe
its fearful lies.

For if you believe,
what it wants you to
with your thoughts
it will twist and skew.

When doubt comes,
close and near
don’t look at it
or give it an ear!

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James 1:6

But let him ask in faith,
nothing wavering.
For he that wavereth
is like a wave of the sea
driven with the wind
and tossed.

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


God Gives Shade ~

God gives shade,
to us when weary
provides a cover
when we’re dreary.

He shadows us with,
His mighty wings
helps us to rise
above all things.

God gives shade,
to us when frayed
provides a screen
when burden lade.

He shields us with,
His right hand
holds us upright
when we can’t stand.

God gives shade,
to us when dismayed
so His glory on us . . .
can be displayed!

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Psalm 121:5

“The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon
thy right hand.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Make Haste Lord ~

Make haste Lord,
do not be slow
Your help I need
for You to bestow.

Hurry up Lord,
do not tarry
alone this burden
I cannot carry.

Come quickly Lord,
do not delay
send more mercy
to me straight away.

Speed it up Lord,
do not meander
save me swiftly
from this disaster.

Make haste Lord,
run if You will
I so need You . . .
my heart to still!

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Psalm 22:19

“But be not thou far from me,
O Lord: O my strength,
haste thee to help me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Renewed Each Day ~

I would have lost heart,
given up on spiritual things
I would have fainted away
from the troubles life brings.

I would have passed out,
lost my faith and my hope
I would have lost count
just thrown in the rope.

I would have sunk under,
the pressure of my fears
I would have called it quits
amidst all of my tears.

I would have been crushed,
under my heavy load
I would have gotten off
the narrow traveled road.

I would have lost heart,
if each day I wasn’t renewed
I would have given up Lord . . .
if I didn’t keep my eyes on You!

~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though
outwardly we are
wasting away,yet inwardly 

we are being renewed day by day.
For our 
light affliction,
which is but for a moment, is 

working for us a far more exceeding
and 
eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look 

at the things which are seen,
but at the 
things which are not seen.
For the things
which are seen
are temporary,
but the things 
which are not seen
are eternal.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Anxious For Naught ~

Be anxious for naught,
let nothing cause you dread
let go of that worry
filling up in your head.

Be concerned for zilch,
let Jesus take your care
let go of all that you fear
so your anxiety He can bear.

Be nervous for nada,
let Jesus have your doubt
let go of those problems
that are stressing you out.

Be burdened for zip,
let your troubles not alarm
let go of that heavy load
place it all in Jesus’ arms.

Be anxious for nothing,
is Jesus’ command to us
His peace He wants to give . . .
if we’d just let go and trust!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6

“Be anxious for nothing”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Mountain Moving ~

God gave me this mountain,
and told me to believe . . .
His strength and might
from Him I would receive.

So, I gathered up my faith,
though I admit it was small
compared to this mountain
that seemed seven-miles tall.

I looked at the obstacles,
I knew were in my way
and then I paraphrased
what Jesus had to say . . .

If you do not doubt,
you can save a lot of time
and pick that mountain up
instead of making the climb.

So, I mustered up the power,
that Jesus left for me . . .
picked that mountain up
and now I’m burden free!

~~~~~

Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a
grain of mustard seed,
ye shall say unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Words Grace Laced ~

Words graced laced,
we daily need to hear
for they dispel worry
help eliminate fear.

Words mercy mingled,
we all need to speak
for they give strength
to those who are weak.

Words love lifted,
are pleasant in deed
for they reassure those
who are wanting in need.

Words keen on kindness,
are music to the soul
for they sooth and comfort
when life take its toll.

Word grace laced,
and mercy mingled
are words each day
needed to be kindled!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 16:24

“Pleasant words
are as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Feet Like That Of A Deer ~

Oh, to have feet,
like that of a deer
I’d be able to move
without having fear.

I could then scale,
whatever the height
for I would have . . .
God’s power and might.

Oh, to have feet,
like that of a doe
I would not dread
I would just go.

I could then climb,
whatever the distance
for I’d have God’s strength
when met with resistance.

Oh, to have feet,
willing to in God trust
my legs would be . . .
inclined to adjust!

~~~~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Loom of Gloom ~

When my heart feels hopeless,
when desperation sets in
as I become anxious from . . .
the turmoil twirling within.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I plea
for His perfect peace
to wash over me.

When my mind feels helpless,
when gloom is on the loom
as I become anxious from . .
incoming thoughts of doom.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I pray
for His Spirit of peace
to quickly come my way.

When my heart and mind,
feel hopeless and anxious
I drop to my knees . . .
and think on things precious!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:8-9

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Those things, which ye have
both learned, and received,
and heard, and seen in me,
do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubles Abounding ~

In this fallen world . . .
they’ll be troubles abounding
worries and cares
conceptually confounding.

But, Jesus said we’re not,
to fret or to despair
but to hand over to Him
our every single care.

Each day there’s enough,
troubles of its own
packed full of anxiety
from the things unknown.

But, Jesus insisted,
we are not to dread
nor are we to panic
but to trust Him instead.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have plenty of distress
but, Jesus makes it clear
over them we needn’t obsess!

~~~~~~~

John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


To Be That Person ~

We all need someone,
to lift us up when down
a special person
who is always around.

We all need an ear,
on which to rely
we all need a shoulder
to lay our heads and cry.

We all need a friend,
in which to run to
we all need a supporter
to help get us through.

We all need Jesus,
to encourage us
to be that person
someone else can trust.

We all need someone,
some times, some way
we all need each other
to lift us up and pray!

~~~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Two are better than one;
because they have a good
reward for their labour.

“For if they fall, the one will
lift up his fellow:
but woe to him that is
alone when he falleth;
for he hath not another
to help him up.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.21.19~


Jesus Loves You Too ~

Jesus loves me,
I know this to be true
in fact I also know
He loves you too.

For in His Word,
He tells us why
how for our salvation
He was willing to die.

Jesus loves me,
I have no doubt
for in my life
I didn’t shut Him out.

I heard Him knock,
He came right in
forgave me at once
for all of my sin.

Jesus loves me,
He loves you too
so much that He gave
His life for you!

~~~~~~

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should
not perish, but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I Shall Not Be Moved ~

Though, my troubles are many,
and surround me night and day
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will make a way.

Though, my burdens are great,
and follow me wherever I go
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord’s peace l shall know.

Though, my enemies oppress me,
and try to hold me down
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will keep me sound.

Though, my days are a vapor,
and the end may soon be near
I shall not be moved . . .
for in the Lord I’ve no fear.

Though, my nights are long,
and often filled with dread
I shall not be moved . . .
for on Jesus I rest my head!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 62:6

“He only is my rock
and my salvation:

He is my defence;
I shall not be moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Quiet Place ~

Thank You Lord,
for giving me
a place to go
when I’m weary.

A quiet spot,
for my mind
and Your peace
to come in line.

Thank You Lord,
for meeting me
when to You
I run and flee.

A hidden retreat,
for my heart
so more grace
You can impart.

Thank You Lord,
for being there
when I bring You
my daily care!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 18:10

“The name of the Lord
is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth
into it, and is safe.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Inside Out ~

 

Lord, You have searched my heart,
You know it inside out
You know where faith runs deep
and the potholes full of doubt.

You have looked into my mind,
You know all of its ups and downs
You know the ruts of fear
and the pockets of peace around.

You have looked into my thoughts,
You know the turbulence
You know the ebbs of calm
and the waves of nervousness.

You have looked into my soul,
You know its fragile stubbornness
You know when it’s softly pliable
and when it’s stiff with faithlessness.

Lord, You have searched my heart,
my mind, thoughts and soul
and I know there’s more . . .
for You to shape and mold!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 139:23

“Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know
my thoughts:”

King James Version
Public Domain

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!

~~~~~~~~

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


Tip-Toe Faith ~

God has taken me,
into valley’s low and deep
with obstacles so hard
all I wanted to do was weep.

But instead I found,
what true trust was about
as I learned to give Jesus
all my fears and doubt.

God has placed me,
high on mountain tops
with many challenges
that made me want to stop.

But instead He showed me,
what true hope was about
once I found to Jesus
I could always reach out.

God has brought me through,
many highs and lows
to show me true faith
isn’t walked on tip-toes!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:36

“Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Get God Involved ~

So often we have problems,
we try to fix alone . . .
when what we should do
is take them to the throne.

We know that in God,
we need to place our trust
but when troubles come
this doesn’t resonate in us.

So we think we’ve the power,
our worries we can overcome
and doing things ourselves
becomes the rule of thumb.

We know Jesus said,
our burden’s He would bear
and instead of letting go
we hold on to our care.

We set out our anchor,
in the sea of faithlessness
making for ourselves
an even bigger mess.

So often we have problems,
alone we try to resolve . . .
when we should be asking
for God to get involved!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Pit Dwelling ~

When in the pits,
don’t stay there
get right out
so not to despair.

For pit dwelling,
will cause bitterness
and God’s blessings
you’ll surely miss.

When in the dumps,
don’t stay down
pull yourself out
lest in pity you drown.

For dump diving,
is a pit’s best friend
and is no place God
wants you to spend.

When in the pits
or down in the dumps
let your praise to God
give your faith a jump!

~~~~~~

Psalm 40:2

“He brought me up also out
of an horrible pit, out
of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock,
and established my goings.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Why Are You Weeping ~

Why are you weeping
why the tears
why do you live out
all of your fears?

What is your sorrow,
what is your grief
what has you living
in disbelief?

Who made you think,
My love wasn’t true
who made you believe
I would desert you?

Where is your hope,
who made you doubt . . .
that from the grave
I would come out?

Why are you weeping,
what has you crying
your faith in Me . . .
was worth My dying!

~~~~

John 20:15

“Jesus said to her,
‘Woman, why are you weeping?'”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Pressing ~

The sea of faith,
has its up and downs
but, I know for a fact
in it I’ll not drown.

For I keep holding on,
to the cross of grace
knowing with Jesus
any storm I can face.

The sea of faith,
has its highs and lows
but I don’t worry
I go where it flows.

For I keep anchored,
in God’s Word each day
to keep me steady
for what comes my way.

The sea of faith,
can be distressing
but Jesus keeps me . . .
onward pressing!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:29

“By faith they passed through
the Red sea as by dry land:
which the Egyptians assaying
to do were drowned.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Dismayed ~

When in a situation,
that has you afraid
trust God is with you
so not to be dismayed.

For His presence,
will bring you rest
so don’t be anxious
or with worry wrest.

When in a dilemma.
that has you leery
wait and be still
so not to be weary.

For God has a way,
for you to get through
so don’t be perplex
until it’s in your view.

When in a dilemma,
or caught in a situation
find rest with God until . . .
you reach your destination!

~~~~~~~

Exodus 33:14

“And he said,
My presence shall
go with thee,
and I will give thee rest.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~06.27.18~


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


In A Jam ~

In a tight jam,
with no way out
once full of faith
now full of doubt?

Well, don’t you lose hope,
God’s the master of jams
for, He’s gotten out before
many of His trapped lambs.

Up against a wall,
don’t have a clear view
getting to the other side
looks impossible to do?

Well don’t you give up,
up and over you will go
for God will make a way
and a path He will show.

In a tight jam,
a wall up against . . .
well don’t you forget God
will come to your defense!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 43:16

“Thus saith the Lord,
which maketh a way in the sea,
and a path in the mighty waters;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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