Tag Archives: Peace

Of Good Courage Be ~

Be of good courage,
be glad exceedingly
for God wants to give you
His peace unceasingly.

He wants you to have,
a faith mightily strong
so you can make hope
your eternal song.

Of good courage be,
let your mind be at rest
God knows the cares
with today that you wrest.

He wants you to give Him,
all that is of concern
for His yoke is easy
just as is His burden.

Be of good courage,
rejoice and be joyful
for the One you trust
is loving and faithful

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Psalms 31:24

Be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2023
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

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Where The Holy Spirit Dwells ~

Sometimes down inside,
I feel this warmth within . . .
coming from a place so deep
I can’t explain just wherein.

There’s a sense of peace,
an inspired calmness
it fills my heart with joy
till it flows with gladness.

As I take it all in,
I feel a serene quietness
flooding my soul with . . .
a reassuring stillness.

I wish I could harness it,
so to always feel this way
I wish I could release it
every second of the day.

Sometimes way down deep,
a feeling rises up and swells
I know it comes from the place . . .
where the Holy Spirit dwells!

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Ephesians 1:13

“In whom ye also trusted,
after that ye heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation:
in whom also after that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that holy
Spirit of promise,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka.

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Every Day Is CHRISTmas ~

Every day is CHRISTmas . . .
if the Gift you receive
every day is a present
if the Gift you’d believe.

Each day you are offered,
the true Gift from above
each day you can decide
to accept God’s Gift of love.

Every day brings new life,
if the Gift is in yours
every day is a miracle
if the Gift you’d explore.

Every day there is peace,
if you would ask the Gift in
for the Gift of eternal life . . .
will come and live within.

Every day is CHRISTmas . . .
if in Jesus you believe
every day is a present
if God’s Gift you’d receive!

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Romans 6:23

”For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

Have a Joyous CHRISTmas


You Needn’t Be a Magi ~

You needn’t be a Magi,
to follow the CHRISTmas Star . . .
you don’t have to make a trip
or need to come from very far.

You don’t have to bring gifts,
of gold, myrrh or frankincense
it won’t cost you a thing . . .
other then your penitence.

You needn’t be a shepherd,
to follow the CHRISTmas Star . . .
you don’t have to go anywhere
it will come to where you are.

For, Jesus is the Light shinning,
for all of the world to see . . .
He brings hope to the darkness
with His grace He’ll set you free.

You don’t have to be a Magi,
or a shepherd coming from afar
you can accept the gift of Jesus . . .
today, right from where you are!

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Matthew 2:9-11

When they had heard the king,
they departed; and, lo, the star,
which they saw in the east, went
before them, till it came and stood
over where the young child was.

When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

 And when they were come into the house,
they saw the young child with Mary his mother,
and fell down, and worshipped him:
and when they had opened their treasures,
they presented unto him gifts; gold, and
frankincense and myrrh.

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
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2023
Deborah Ann Belka


The Morning Star’s Light ~

A single star shinning,
on a moonless night
God’s gift to the world
wrapped up in the Light.

Wise men make the journey,
from places east and far
in search for what they know
will be the Morning Star.

With gifts they set out,
to the town of Bethlehem
to find the Babe, the Savior
who came not to condemn.

And so they came to be,
face to face with their King
knowing He was the Prince
who eternal peace would bring.

One single, solitary star,
still beckons the world today
to follow the Light that leads . . .
to the Truth, Life and Way!

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John 8:12

“Then spake Jesus again unto them,
saying, I am the light of the world:
he that followeth me shall not
walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


CHRISTmas Wonderment ~

May you feel the wonder,
of God’s gift of a Savior
may His love and grace
you hold on to and savor.

May you feel the thrill,
of the hope of His birth
may your heart overflow
with joy, cheer and mirth.

May you feel the wonder,
of the coming of a King
may you trust and believe
in the peace He’s soon to bring.

May you feel the excitement,
of Him who was and is to come
may you be eager and ready
for Him to set up His kingdom.

May you feel the wonder,
of God’s blessed assurance
as you await the day . . .
of His next appearance!

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John 1:14

“And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.”

Hebrews 9:28

“So Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many;
and unto them that look for
him shall he appear the
second time without
sin unto salvation.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Wonderful Is His Name ~

His name is Wonderful,
Faithful and True
He came into the world
so He could save you.

His name is Eternal Life,
Deliverer, Lord of All
He became flesh to forgive
all who on His name call.

His name is Almighty
the Author of all Life
He came to put an end
to our earthly strife.

His name is Counselor,
Mighty God, King of Kings
redemption and salvation
His grace to all brings.

His name is Immanuel,
Prince of Peace, Mighty One
He was sent by His Father
as a Savior for everyone.

Wonderful is His name,
the Light, the Morning Star
He came to forgive you . . .
no matter who you are!

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Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be
upon his shoulder: and his
name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On This Thanksgiving Day ~

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I am so thankful for . . .
the Bread of Life
who opened to me the door.

And now today I sup,
at the table of His kindness
my soul He nourishes
as I feast upon His goodness.

A heaven sent like manna,
full of God’s mercy and favor
is the love and grace
of Jesus Christ my Savior.

My hunger pangs no more,
my thirst He quenches. . .
now that the Holy Spirit
my heart entrenches.

On this Thanksgiving Day,
I feast on the Bread of Life
who fills me with the peace
of a blissful afterlife!

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John 6:35

And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me
shall never hunger;
and he that believeth on me
shall never thirst.

Psalm 107:9

For he satisfieth
the longing soul,
and filleth
the hungry soul
with goodness.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

HAVE A BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY


Afternoon Ponderings ~11.10.22~

Psalm 40:3


May God Bless You ~

May God bless you,
each and every day
may His truths light up
the path along your way.

May His purposes,
and plans for your life
help you to overcome
all your inner strife.

May God’s strength,
you daily pursue
may His tender mercy
help to empower you.

May your mind find,
His peace and calm
may His Word be used
as your healing balm.

May you seek God,
with all your mind and heart
may you find His mercy
upon each day’s new start!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Choose Words Consoling ~

Choose words consoling,
let them be wise and kind
use words that will bring
to someone peace of mind.

Use your words carefully,
think before you speak
pray before you say a thing
to be humble and meek.

Use words that will inspire,
encourage and support
let them be full of tenderness
always offering up comfort.

Control your own impulses,
use words filled with grace
let others hear loving words
their heart’s can embrace.

Our words can be healing,
bringing relief and peace
or they can be toxic . . .
by the poison they release!

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Proverbs 16:24

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

James 3:8

“But the tongue
can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Holy Spirit Come To Me ~

Holy Spirit come to me,
rest right here inside of me
guard my heart, keep my mind
so Your peace I may find.

Holy Spirit come be with me,
support the all of me
lead my soul, direct my ways
hear the words my soul prays.

Holy Spirit come anoint me,
place your seal right here in me
Spirit of Life, Spirit of Grace
may Your wisdom I embrace.

Holy Spirit put Your fire inside me,
release and deliver into me
all Your might, all Your power
counsel me every waking hour.

Holy Spirit my Father’s gift to me,
Spirit of Christ living inside me
Spirit of God, Spirit of holy fear
come whisper truth in my ear!

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Ephesians 1:13

“In whom ye also trusted,
after that ye heard the word of truth,

the gospel of your salvation:
in whom also after that ye believed,

ye were sealed with that
holy Spirit of promise,

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Autumn Blessings ~

Autumn brings to the soul relief,
as hot Summer days slip to an end
God sent the season for weary hearts
to restore, repair and mend.

Unlike the Autumn trees,
that shed their changing leaves
God sent the season for failing hearts
to adhere, embrace and cleave.

Just as with the Autumn winds,
there comes a refreshing rain
God sent the season for fraying hearts
to increase, grow and gain.

The Autumn sun is slow to climb,
and dips earlier into the night
God sent the season for sleepy hearts
to rise, shine and awake in His light.

God gave to us the Autumn season,
so we could have a respite and rest
for it is the season for our beset souls
to see how much we are truly blessed!

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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 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.11.22~

Revelation 21:4


Cry Out To the Lord ~


When upset and troubled,
with all of the daily stress
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He will surely bless.

No matter where you’re at,
no matter how close or far
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He’ll go to where you are.

When your overwhelmed
by the storms all around
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He won’t let you down.

No matter how deep the water,
no matter how low the tide
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He’ll be right at your side.

For Jesus is your High Tower,
the Rock that is higher
who promises to lift us out
from under all the mire!

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Psalm 61:2

“From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
when my heart
is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock
that is higher than I.”

Psalm 69:14

Deliver me out of the mire,
and let me not sink: let me
be delivered from them that
hate me, and out of the
deep waters.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Talk to Me Lord, Talk To Me ~

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
for my world’s shaking apart
and the winds of adversity
are blowing thru my heart.

Talk to me Lord and tell me,
the way You’d have me to go
speak to me thru Your Spirit
so Your path I may know.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
make with me a connection
for I am counting on You
to give me Your direction.

Talk to me Lord and lead me,
as I go about my way
tell me to go right or left
I need Your guidance today.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
let not pride keep us apart
be that still small voice . . .
speaking to my shaken heart!

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Isaiah 30:21

And thine ears shall hear
a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand,
and when ye turn to the left.

1 Kings 19:12

“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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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus My Everything ~

Jesus is my everything,
He is my all in all . . .
there is such a peace
when on His name I call.

He fills me with hope,
gives my life purpose
daily His love for me
rises to the surface.

He is my happiness,
He is always around
in His grace and mercy
I have learned to abound.

He is my Comforter,
my Redeemer and Helper
He is to me a Refuge
in a storm my Shelter.

Jesus is my everything,
my Beginning and End
He is my Lord, my Savior
my forever eternal Friend!

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Ephesians 3:20

Now unto him that is able
to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that
worketh in us,

Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace
abound toward you; that ye, always
having all sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work:

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Today I Heard From God ~

Today I heard from God,
He told me to keep believing
He told me to hold fast . . .
His peace I’d be receiving.

I heard Him tell me,
to take everything to Him
I heard Him say to wait
for His calm to set in.

Today I heard from God,
He told me not to doubt
He said to trust Him
as He’s working things out.

I heard Him tell me,
I have nothing to fear
I heard Him say to be strong
for He is always near.

Today I heard from God,
He told me to pray for you . . .
He told me that you needed
to hear today from Him too!

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Psalm 118:5

“I called upon
the Lord in distress:
the Lord answered me,
and set me in a large place.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Water’s Troubling ~

I’ve been through water’s troubling,
in the turbulence of my mind
I’ve been tossed and shaken
by thoughts of every kind.

I’ve been blown all around,
in this whirlwind called life . . .
I’ve been in many storms
leaving me full of strife.

I’ve been through tumultuous times,
that were lengthy and prolonged
I’ve been through mind twisters
where anxious thoughts spawned.

I’ve been in deep dark waters,
with no sure way to get out
I’ve been in Satan’s cesspool
filled with dread, fear and doubt.

I’ve been through water’s troubling,
of every type and every kind . . .
but, Jesus has been the bridge
guarding my heart and mind!

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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
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Soaking Up All Of God’s Peace ~

Sometimes I want to stand,
on top of the highest hill
raise my hands to the Lord
tell Him how I really feel.

I want to shout my love out,
hear His echo back at me
I want to close my eyes tight
hoping His glory I might see.

Sometimes I want to sit,
on the tallest mountain top
sing my praises to the Lord
and never let them stop.

I want to shower on Him,
my heartfelt gratitude
I want Him to see in me
for Him a thankful attitude.

Sometimes I just want to stand,
soak up all of God’s peace . . .
I want to raise my hands up high
and my praise to Him release!

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Psalm 71:8 

Let my mouth be filled
with thy praise and with
thy honour all the day.

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fear Not My Child ~

Fear not My child,
for I’m always with you
do not be afraid . . .
I’ll help get you through.

Fear not My child,
for I am your Savior
do not be alarmed . . .
for you have My favor.

Fear not My child,
for I will not forsake thee
do not be troubled . . .
for I still can calm the sea.

Fear not My child,
for you’re safe in My hand
do not be frightened . . .
I have for you a plan.

Fear not My child,
for My goodness never fails
do not be anxious . . .
for My mercy never pales!

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Psalm 27:1

The Lord  is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord  is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

King James Version
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by Deborah Ann Belka
Copyright 2011 Revised 2022

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Know And Be Still ~

Stop what you’re doing,
I want you to be awed
know and be still . . .
by the fact I am God.

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

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

Quit panicking,
your future is in My hand
quit struggling
your days I have planned.

Be still My Child,
for I want you to know
that I am God . . .
and I love you so!

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Psalm 46:10

”Be still,
and know
that I am God”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

King James Version
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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Want To Be For Jesus ~

I want to be for Jesus,
a shinning example
I want His life in mine
to glowingly resemble.

So I will need to work on,
having true humility
so that I can radiate
His loving tranquility.

I want to be for Jesus,
a vivid, promising light
I want His peace in me
to beam ever bright.

So I will need to work out,
my own salvation
so I can emit for Him
my joy and elation.

I want to be for Jesus,
what He is to me . . .
I want His love to be
all that people see!

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Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My God Is So Big ~

My God is so big . . .
He can conquer anything
He can turn a dry river
into a life-giving stream.

My God is so big . . .
He can carry my heavy load
He can lift from me my burdens
send them packing down the road.

My God is so big . . .
He can turn water into wine
He can bring back a lost soul
who’s fallen from His vine.

My God is so big . . .
He can do the utmost impossible
He can move the largest mountain
for nothing to Him is insolvable.

My God is so big . . .
He can part the Red Sea
He can heal the lame and sick
make blind eyes able to see.

My God is so big . . .
He can take my every fear
He can remove all my worries
for my God makes all things clear.

My God is so big . . .
how big is that one of yours?
mine will forgive your sin
when you open to Jesus the door!

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Revelation 3:20

“Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Stress Reliever ~

Jesus is my stress reliever,
my care and burden taker
He is my mess cleaner . . .
my perfect peace maker.

Jesus is my pain reliever,
my hurt and grief clearer
He is my head lifter
my heart and soul restorer.

Jesus is my doubt reliever,
my fear and qualm calmer
He is my hope installer
my faith and trust instiller.

Jesus is my grudge reliever,
my failure and flaw fixer
He is my wound healer
my emotional scar tamer.

Jesus is my debt reliever,
my sin and shame forgiver
He is my guilt eraser . . .
my life and soul Savior!

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Isaiah 53:5

But he was wounded
for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace
was upon him; and with
his stripes we are healed.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be A Son Beam ~

May the Light of the World,
brighten up your day . . .
may it shine so ever brightly
so others to it you may sway.

May you be a shining beacon,
of hope, love and peace
may the Light of the World
you every day release.

May the Light of  the World,
in your heart always glow
may the joy of your salvation
out of you continually flow.

May you be a Son beam,
of mercy, faith and favor
may the Light of God’s grace
lead others to your Savior.

May the Light of the World,
brighten up your day . . .
may it shine so ever brightly
on the Life, Truth and Way!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Love Letter From God ~

Today I received,
from God a love letter
I opened up my Bible
here is what I read . . .

I am your Creator,
I formed and molded you
before you were born . . .
I knitted you together too.

I’m the remedy to your needs,
I am your soothing balm
I’m the peace in your storm
I am that voice in the calm.

I’m all the grace you need,
in Me there’s eternal life
I came so that I could bear
the burden of your strife.

I am your staff of comfort,
I will shield and protect you
through life’s complexities
together we’ll get through.

I am the anchor of your soul,
a safe place to run and hide
for I will never forsake you . . .
I’ll always be at your side.

I’m the lamp unto your way,
with my Word I will guide
I am the One who you feel
stirring up deep inside.

I am your Creator,
I knew you from the start
that is why I gave to you . . .
for Me a loving heart!

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1 John 4:16

And we have known and
believed the love that God
hath to us. God is love; and
he that dwelleth in love
dwelleth in God, and God in him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fruit Of Our Faith ~

Within each of us,
the Holy Spirit resides . . .
and the fruit of our faith
needs to be daily applied.

But, we must feel the fire,
the burning of desire
to call upon His strength
so His might we’ll acquire.

Then we’ll be loving,
in all things we’ll have peace
and our joy and happiness
will be natural to release.

To have God like patience,
we must learn to be kind
then gentleness will flow
from our hearts and minds.

We need to let humility,
guide us to being meek
by not forgetting His power
each day we must seek.

The Holy Spirit abides
in every one of us . . .
and to produce much fruit
in Jesus we need to trust!

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John 15:5

I am the vine, ye are the branches:
He that abideth in me, and I in him,
the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.

Galatians 5.22-23

“But the fruit of the Spirit is
love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against
such there is no law.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Best Place To Go ~

Some people look to family,
for their encouragement
some seek their pastors
for spiritual nourishment.

Some people turn to books,
offering them self-care
some search their computer
for their health and welfare.

But, I have found for me,
the best place I can go
is to my Bible daily
where living waters flow.

For between the pages,
there I find my best friend
for Jesus promised me
He’d be there til the end.

Some people turn to people,
some turn to other things
but, my Bible pages I turn
for the peace I know it brings!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you. Let not
your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~04.27.22~


The Missing Piece ~

He repairs hearts,
fills in the holes
heals the spirit
restores the soul.

His love reaches,
the deep recesses
where pain hides
and sin depresses.

He gives wholeness,
to the fraught mind
surpassing anything
we could ever find.

To those in need,
grace He freely gives
for only He knows . . .
how to truly forgive.

He fills in the hole,
He’s the missing piece
only Jesus can bring
true rest and peace!

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Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

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