Tag Archives: Fear

I am Amazed ~

I fear God for one reason,
and it’s not that I’m afraid
I fear His mighty power . . .
for, it leaves me amazed.

I stare in astonishment,
at the works of His hand
how all came together
just by His command.

I worship Him and marvel,
as I gaze out into space
in awe I stand in wonder
of His mercy and His grace.

I tremble and I shake,
my understanding fails me
for, it’s hard to comprehend
all I can and cannot see.

I fear God for one reason,
but, it’s not that I am fearful
I fear Him because I know . . .
He is mightily powerful!

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Psalm 33:8

“Let all the earth fear the Lord:
let all the inhabitants of the world
stand in awe of him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ To GOD be the GLORY ~~


The Seeds Your Are Sowing ~

Some scatter seeds of anxiety,
and harvest nothing but fear
some collect in their memory
the reason for all their tears.

Some spread seeds of distrust,
and collect grains of doubt
some gather up their losses
shutting all their blessings out.

Some cast seeds of excess,
and reap in what they sow
some collect worldly pleasures
thinking God will never know.

Some throw seeds of greed,
and collect envy and pride
some lose their hope and faith
when their will with God’s collide.

Some scatter seeds of doubt,
and harvest nothing but fear
but those who mock not God
sow the seeds of repentant tears!

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Galatians 6:7

“Be not deceived;
God is not mocked: for

whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Mind of Jesus ~

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
to truly love one and all . . .
to forgive those who stumble
and lift up the ones who fall.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d see others deepest need
I’d minister to their lost souls
and to a faith in Him I’d lead.

Oh, to have the life of Christ,
to see all in His saving light
to heal the contrite heart
and give to all eternal sight.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d take His Word across the land
I’d lead the lost to His Kingdom
deliver the unsaved into His hand.

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
beating deep inside me . . .
would be to  think just like Jesus
oh, how wonderful that would be!

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Philippians 2:5

“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Time To Let God ~

A time for patience,
and for some rest
a time to let God do . . .
what He knows is best.

A time for His Spirit,
to lead from above
a time to linger . . .
and abide in His love.

A time for endurance,
to run the good race
a time to stop running
and abound in His grace.

A time for calmness,
when composure is gone
a time to discover
how to be closer drawn.

A time to be quiet,
to sit and be still
a time to actively seek
what is God’s perfect will.

A time for silence,
of both mind and heart
a time for God only . . .
nothing keeping us apart.

A time to lie down,
in pastures green
a time to be protected
under His almighty wing.

A time to know and believe,
He’ll never leave or forsake
a time for God . . .
we all need to make!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


If The Lord’s Our Shepherd ~

If the Lord is our Shepherd,
why then do we still want?
If He supplies all our needs,
why do our lacks still taunt?

If besides still waters He leads,
why then do we still fear?
If He fills us with quietness,
why don’t we hold Him near?

If green pastures bring peace,
why then are we still stressed?
If He leaves us not lacking,
why don’t we feel blessed?

If He restores our souls,
why then do we still doubt?
If He satisfies our deep thirst,
why is their still a drought?

If in righteousness He guides,
why then do we still wander?
If the Lord is truly our Shepherd,
we needn’t these things ponder!

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Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Worry Trust God Instead~

Don’t worry about tomorrow,
give no thought to what’s ahead
for, Jesus wants you to trust Him . . .
not to live in fear and dread.

Don’t lament about what’s next,
think not about what may come
for, Jesus doesn’t want your mind . . .
in fretfulness to succumb.

Don’t agonize about the future,
think not of where it will lead
for, Jesus wants you to know . . .
faith in Him is all you need.

Don’t stress about the unknown,
give no thought with what will be
for, Jesus wants you to believe . . .
in Him for what you cannot see.

Don’t worry about tomorrow,
give no thought to what you hear
for, Jesus doesn’t want your thoughts . . .
to be controlled by dread or fear!

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Matthew 6:25-26

“Therefore I say unto you,
Take no thought for your life,

what ye shall eat,
or what ye shall drink;

nor yet for your body,
what ye shall put on.

Is not the life more than meat,
and the body than raiment?

Behold the fowls of the air:
for they sow not,

neither do they reap,
nor gather into barns;

yet your heavenly
Father feedeth them.

Are ye not much
better than they?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


One Step Forward ~

Sometimes all I can put,
is just one foot forward . . .
for it is all I can do
to keep moving onward.

For I know that I need,
to be diligent and patient
though I am overwhelmed
by today’s environment.

Sometimes I just take,
one step at a time . . .
for it is all I can make
as I see evil on the climb.

For I know I must be,
willing to wait and see
so that fear’s fingers
can’t seize a hold on me.

Sometimes I don’t move,
instead, still I just stand
and say to myself . . .
this is all in God’s hand!

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2 Samuel 22:37

Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me;
so that my feet did not slip.

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Pick Up Your Bible ~

When you’re feeling down,
and you need a lift
just pick up your Bible
and give yourself a gift.

For inside you’ll find,
God’s promises galore
for you to find and claim
when His Word you explore.

When you’re feeling anxious,
remember this one thing
since God is on our side
what good will worry bring.

For He is our God of peace,
who showers us from above
the gentleness of His mercy
in the tenderness of His love.

When you’re feeling discouraged,
and deep waters begin to flow
cast your cares upon Him
then watch His blessings grow.

For He is your Rock and Anchor,
He will never let you down
He will turn those deep rivers
into dry and solid ground.

All the assurance you need,
is written in the Good Book
but you’ll have to pick it up
and take for yourself a look!

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Proverbs 30:5

“Every word of God is pure:
He is a shield unto them
that put their trust in Him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If I Only Had Wings ~

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d fly off without delay
and from my all troubles
I would get far, far away.

I’d glide above the storm,
sail on the howling wind
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly up to be with Him.

Oh, if I had wings,
I’d escape all I fear
and sense true peace
as to Jesus I drew near.

I’d soar just like a dove,
find my true resting place
oh, if I only had wings . . .
I’d fly on the breeze of grace.

Oh, Lord if I only had wings,
I’d fly right up to Your throne
where You would welcome me
into my eternal home!

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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 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.03.21~

Psalm 34:4


Good Morning Quote ~06.30.21~


Be Still & Know ~

Stop what you’re doing,
I want you to be awed
be still and know
that I am your God.

Quit trying,
let Me take care of you
quit stumbling
I know just what to do.

Quick fretting,
let Me work this out
quit worrying
give Me all your doubt.

Quit panicking,
I have your back
quit struggling
I know your lack.

Quit resisting,
your life is in My hand
quit refusing
your days I have planned.

Be still . . .
and know I am God
stop what you’re doing
and in Me be awed
!

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still,
and know
that I am God”
 

King James Bible
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

to GOD be the GLORY!


Just Trust Jesus ~

When we’re in the dark,
Jesus sends us His light
when we’re in a battle
He’s there to help us fight.

When we are weak,
Jesus sends us assurance
when we are faint
He gives us endurance.

When we are alone,
Jesus draws us near
when we are frightened
He takes away our fear.

When we are worried,
Jesus makes us still
when we are unsure
He shows us His will.

When we’re loved as much,
as Jesus loves us . . .
it’s so very easy
in Him to just trust!

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Psalm 56:3

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

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~04.23.21~

Psalm 34:4


Beware, My Friend, Beware~

There is a battle brewing,
we need to be clear-headed
we must fix our minds on Jesus
so by fear we’re not tormented.

Our adversary is like a lion,
he is looking to devour
our faith and trust in God
by zapping us of our power.

He’s roaming all-around,
he’s as hungry and he is fierce
he is a greedy pursuer
looking for souls he can pierce.

He is filling our minds with lies,
for he is the grand accuser
he is aiming at our hearts
for he is the great seducer.

He is malicious in his pursuit,
he stalks us night and day
he is restless in his hounding
he lets nothing get in his way.

Our purser is the devil himself,
and to him we must be aware . . .
we must be vigilant and sober
so beware, my friend. beware!

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1 Peter 5:8

“Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
Public Domain

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Grace And Peace To You ~

Grace and peace to you,
my faith filled friends . . .
good health to you too
until this pandemic ends.

May God’s infinite mercy,
keep you safe and secure
so that through this storm
you’ll be able to endure.

Grace and peace to you,
to all faithful in Jesus . . .
may it be His strength . . .
you find in your weakness.

May onto Him you cast,
everything troubling
may He guard your heart
from fear and worrying.

Grace and peace to you,
my friends far and wide . . .
by this virus be not afraid
for God is at your side!

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Ephesians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus
Christ by the will of God,
to the saints which are at
Ephesus, and to the faithful
in Christ Jesus:

1 Corinthians 1:3

Grace be unto you, and peace,
from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Holding On To The Truth ~

Jesus didn’t say to go in fear,
or to fret throughout our day
He didn’t say to sit and worry
or to follow the anxious way.

He didn’t say to pursue after,
what this world has to offer
He didn’t say to be conformed
or to be a faith scoffer.

He didn’t say He’d leave us,
or that we’d be all alone
He didn’t say He didn’t care
or be left ever on our own.

He didn’t say to be lustful,
or to have eyes like the greedy
He didn’t say we would lack
be deprived, poor, or needy.

But, satan loves to skew,
and turn Jesus’ words around . . .
so we must hold on to the truth
not the lies, he uses to confound!

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John 8:44b

When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar,
and the father of it.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Way ~

God, my Way,
my Life, my Truthfulness
Your every Word speaks
of Your Trustworthiness.

When faced with fear,
along my journey
Your Word keeps me
courageously sturdy.

God, my Path,
My Route, my Course
You are my competent
Almighty power source.

When I need guidance,
the Scriptures I read
Your Light gives direction
I trust where it leads.

God, My Way
my Destiny, my Future
Your Word my soul
feeds and nurtures!

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Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O Lord,
in thy righteousness because
of mine enemies; make thy
way straight before my face.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Still Able ~

When life gets hard,
and the road gets rough
when all that lies ahead
seems difficult and tough.

Remember God is still able,
to turn things around . . .
so keep on trusting Him
to avoid a breakdown.

When all that you see,
is hardship and adversity
when all that you feel
is the fear of uncertainty.

Remember with God,
nothing is too troubling
just keep on believing Him
so to keep from unraveling.

When life gets tough,
when the road seems long
remember God will give you . . .
the faith to make you strong!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, Help Me to Find~

Lord, help me to find,
peace for my mind . . .
help me to be
at rest in Thee.

Slow my heart beat,
as this new day I greet
oh, Lord hear my prayer
as my burdens I bare.

Lord, help me to know,
how your peace can flow
help me to see
Your calm inside me.

Make my thoughts clear,
remove all the fear
Oh, Lord hear my plea
as I give them to Thee.

Lord, help me to find,
peace for heart and mind
the kind that exceeds
the worry that impedes!

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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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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,

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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?

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


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