Tag Archives: Peace

He Calms the Storms ~

He calms the storms,
the waves He can hush
so those in distress
into His arms will rush.

He redirects the wind,
tells it where to go
so those fearful
His peace may know.

He stops the roar,
of an angry sea
so those hopeless
His power can see.

He silences the clap,
in the thunder
so those frightened
can see His wonder.

He answers the cries,
of those afraid . . .
so they’ll learn in Him
not to be dismayed!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:29

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

1 Chronicles 22:13

“be strong,
and of good courage;
dread not,
nor be dismayed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Take Back Your Joy ~

Lord, give back Your joy,
to those stumbling . . .
let them feel Your love
once again humbling.

Reignite in them the hope,
when they first meet You
let again Your saving light
in their life’s break through.

Let their repentant heart,
once again feel Your calm
let the joy of being saved
be again their soothing balm.

Restore in them the trust,
as when You they first accepted
renew Your mercy and grace
so again You’ll be connected.

Lord, let the contrite take back,
the joy of their salvation . . .
return unto them their state
of everlasting elation!

~~~~~

Psalm 51:12

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Rejoicing Always ~

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
when things aren’t going right
it hard to give God thanks . . .
with so many battles to fight.

It’s hard to see God’s hand,
in the middle of the pain
it hard to be grateful
when all your joy is drained.

But we who have Jesus,
living inside of us
know how important it is
in Him to always trust.

For, to always be rejoicing,
takes prayer continually
and then our thanks to God
will come unceasingly.

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
with all that life brings . . .
but, we know it’s God will
to be thankful for all things!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.”


The Heart-Felt Cry ~

God hears your cries,
He hears your pleas
He is aware of . . .
your cares and needs.

He knows when you are,
feeling out and down
He knows you need
to sense He’s around.

So, if you’re hurting,
thinking God doesn’t care
believe me I know . . .
to your pain He’s aware.

For I have been,
just where you are
convincing myself
God from me was afar.

But, I have found this to be,
one of satan’s lies
for, God promises to hear
our heart-felt cries!

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Psalm 18:6

“In my distress I called upon the Lord,
and cried unto my God:
he heard my voice out of his temple,
and my cry came before him,
even into his ears.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Everlasting ~

Everything around us,
eventually will be gone
but the peace of Jesus
will eternally carry on.

For He’s everlasting,
His love is unchanging
His grace for each of us
is tirelessly unfailing.

All that we possess,
will someday vanish
but our hope in Jesus
will not ever perish.

For Jesus is the same,
yesterday and today
to His Father’s throne
He’s still the only doorway.

Everything around us,
will one day be but gone
but life everlasting . . .
we can joyfully count on!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 93:2

“Thy throne is established of old:
thou art from everlasting.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


A New Song ~

A new song,
God’s put in my heart
of how His mercy
came to do its part.

He took my sorrow,
turned it into hope
gave me the grace
each day to cope.

A new song,
I’m going to sing
so others to Him . . .
my grief might bring.

He’s given to me,
a brand new melody
and for my heartache
joy is now its remedy.

A new song,
God’s given to me
thru grief I’ve a glimpse
of eternal glee!

~~~~~

Psalm 40:3

“And he hath put
a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear,
and shall trust in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

In Loving Memory
of my son
Glenn Swindell


I Thank God ~

I thank God,
for all He’s done
for the gift
of His Son.

I thank God,
for what He will do
for His mercy
making all things new.

I thank God,
for what’s to come
for the hope
of His Kingdom.

I thank God,
for His peace
for the day
evil will cease.

I thank God,
for today
for the Truth
Life and Way!

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Psalm 107:1

“O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thankful For the Right Reasons ~

Lord, as I enter into,
the season of Thanksgiving
may I do so without . . .
any qualms or misgivings.

May I be grateful,
for all You’ve given me
especially for the things
I am still yet to see.

May I be satisfied,
with all I have got
may I be content
with what I have not.

May I be appreciative,
for Your every blessing
may I be at peace with . . .
those I’ll not be getting.

Lord, as I enter into,
Thanksgiving’s season
may I be truly thankful
for all the right reasons!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:20

“Giving thanks always
for all things unto
God and the Father
in the name of our
Lord Jesus Christ;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Storehouse ~

God has a storehouse,
filled to the brim
for all those who believe
and trust in Him.

There’s an endless supply,
of mercy and grace
awaiting those who by faith
His goodness embrace.

God has a storehouse,
He wants to provide
all things that are good
you’ll not be denied.

It’s full of forgiveness,
hope, peace and rest
with the riches and glory
in Jesus you’ll blessed.

God has a storehouse,
He wants for you to share
so other people burdens . . .
you too, may help to bear!

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Philippians 4:19

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Called~

Called out of the dark,
into His Light
called out of blindness
into new sight.

Called out of sin,
into holy living
called out of selfishness
into thanksgiving.

Called out of wanting,
into being satisfied
called out of despair
into being gloried.

Called out of the world,
into everlasting life
called out of fear and doubt
into giving Jesus our strife.

Called out of trepidation,
into hope and peace
called out of uselessness
into being God’s mouthpiece.

Called out of the darkness,
into His marvelous Light
called out of weakness
into His power and might!

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1 Peter 2:9

” But ye are a chosen generation,
a royal priesthood,
an holy nation,
a peculiar people;
that ye should shew forth
the praises of him who
hath called you out
of darkness
into his marvellous light;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


An Everlasting Treasure ~

I got me a treasure,
it’s something I cherish
for it is everlasting
it will never perish.

It will not tarnish,
nor corrode from decay
it will not fade out
nor will it rot away.

I got me a treasure,
no one can rob me of
I store it in my heart
for the God that I love.

It is full of faith,
hope, joy, peace and trust
I hold it dear to me
so I know it won’t rust.

I have got me a treasure,
it is something I savor . . .
for it’s full of God’s glory
and the grace of my Savior!

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Matthew 6:19-21

“Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust
doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not
break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Arms ~

In His arms,
is where I find
peace and rest
for heart and mind.

I snuggle there,
for quite a while
after all I am . . .
still His child.

I curl up,
in His loving arms
He keeps me safe
from all that harms.

I feel all warm,
cozy and secure
His embrace
helps me to endure.

In His arms,
no better place
to cuddle up
in His grace!

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Isaiah 40:11

“He shall feed his flock
like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs
with his arm,
and carry them
in his bosom,
and shall gently lead
those that are with young.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Before I Met God ~

Before I met God,
I was a sinful waif
but, now He’s my Father
and keeps me safe.

He beckons to me,
to stay to Him near
and just like a Father
He calms my fear.

My Father loves me,
like no other can
for He has for me
an eternal plan.

He watches over me,
cares where I go
when I need guidance
my Father will show.

Before I meet God,
by sin I was defiled
but now He calls me . . .
His dear beloved child!

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Ephesians 5:1

“Be ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children;

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Destined For Salvation ~

Destined for salvation,
if Christ you receive
for bound for heaven
are those who believe.

We’ll be made alive,
whether awake or asleep
for the sacrificial Lamb
died for all of the sheep.

Through Jesus’ death,
and His resurrection
He spared us from the wrath
of hell’s eternal destruction.

Jesus came to call,
the sinner to repentance
for He saved us all
from sinful dependence.

Destined for salvation,
through faith and grace
bound for heaven
if Jesus’s love you embrace!

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1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

“For God hath not appointed us
to wrath, but to obtain
salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,

Who died for us, that,
whether we wake or sleep,
we should live together
with him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Reflections of My Soul ~

The reflections of my soul,
run long and deep . . .
I can see each time into it
God’s mercy began to seep.

I can remember the times,
when lost, was my direction
how God took me back
without any hesitation.

I can recall the episodes,
when my faith was bleak
how God gave me strength
knowing I was weak.

I can recollect the moments,
when I felt so all alone
how God directed me
to keeps my eyes on His throne.

I can call back to my mind,
the bouts of doubt and fear
how God reminded me
He was still close and near.

The reflections of my soul,
run long and deep . . .
as I think of God’s faithfulness
I can’t help but weep!

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Psalm 77:11

“I will remember the works
of the Lord:
surely I will remember
thy wonders of old.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sing Your Hallelujahs ~

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing about your Father
who loves you.

Sing about His favor,
sing about His kingdom
sing about the joy
of knowing His wisdom.

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing to the whole world
why Jesus loves you.

Sing about His forgiveness,
sing about His grace
sing about His peace
when you seek His face.

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing about your Savior
who came to save you.

Sing about heaven,
sing about the day
when the Lamb of God
will take you away.

Sing about faith,
sing about trust
sing about the Goodness
of a God who is just.

Sing your hallelujahs
sing your praises too
sing about the hope
that lives inside you!

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Psalm 47:6

“Sing praises to God,
sing praises:
sing praises unto our King,
sing praises.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is ~

God is . . .

Our Shadow in the heat,
our Calm in the wave
our Refuge in the storm
the Father who can save.

Our Peace surpassing,
our Stillness unreal
our Hope never-ending
the God to whom we kneel.

Our Buckler of Trust,
our Horn of Salvation
our Rock of Strength
the Judge of every nation.

Our Cloud in the Night
our Light unto the Way
our very Present Help
the Potter of the clay.

Our Shield of Faith,
our High Lofty Tower
our Fortress of Peace
the Almighty full of Power!

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Isaiah 25:4

“For thou hast been
a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy
in his distress,
a refuge from the storm,
a shadow from the heat,
when the blast of the
terrible ones is as
a storm against the wall.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Feel Joy ~

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel hope
in what I can’t see.

I feel peace,
rising up in me
I feel settled
in what’s to be.

I feel grace,
soaking up in me
I feel sure
in Christ I’m free.

I feel pleasure,
swirling up in me
I feel ready
for eternal glee.

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel soon . . .
Jesus I will see!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace Unexpected ~

God gives to me,
peace unexpected
whenever His ways
I have respected.

A peace that calms,
my anxious soul
one guaranteed
to ease and console.

God gives to me,
peace surpassing
with the promise . . .
it’ll be everlasting.

A peace so unreal,
it’s out of this world
the kind only God
is able to unfurl.

God gives to me,
peace when I need it
whenever to His ways
I willingly commit!

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2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Holding Fast ~

Lord, help me to hold fast,
give me the stability
to grasp onto my faith
with grace and humility.

Help me to be steadfast,
give me quiet persistence
let me not grow weary
when I meet resistance.

Lord, help me to be firm.
so that I will not waiver
let me cling to the hope
You are my found Savior.

Help me to be secure,
keep me peacefully steady
with encouraging words
let me always be ready.

Lord, help me to hold fast,
to the trust in You I’ve found
keep me calmly resilient . . .
in spreading my faith around!

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Galatians 6:9

“And let us not be weary
in well doing:
for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Autumn’s Peace ~

Oh Lord, may this Autumn,
You bring perfect rest
for those who are feeling
weary and hard pressed.

May You send to them,
peace and tranquility
may You bless them too
with hope’s serenity.

Oh Lord, may this Autumn,
Your mercy sprinkle down
on all of those who need
to sense Your calm around.

May you give to them,
a peaceful, settled mind
so that for a season
Your quietness they may find.

Oh Lord, may this Autumn,
bring a needed reprieve
so those who are weary
Your peace can receive!

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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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be a Sellout ~

You can tell God you’re sorry,
ask Him for forgiveness . . .
but, without true repentance
sin, still will be your weakness.

You can try to conquer sin,
but, it is impossible to do
unless you have the Holy Spirit
and His power helping you.

You can beg and you can plea,
for your sins to be forgiven
but, without turning from them
to sin, you’ll still be driven.

You can try to stay away,
from all evil and wickedness
but, without the Light in your life
you’ll still be drawn to the darkness.

You can cry, you can weep,
over your besetting sin
but, without true remorse
over them you’ll never win.

You can try to keep sin at bay,
you can try to cut it out . . .
but, without true repentance
to sin you will still sellout!

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Luke 5:32

“I came not to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”

King James Version
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Prayer Requires ~

Our prayers require,
our perseverance
and a thankful heart
to fuel our endurance.

For our supplications,
to a God who knows all
need from grateful lips
to unceasingly fall.

When we’ve no words,
to utter or to speak
when our groanings turn
ineffective and weak.

The Holy Spirit,
for us will intercede
and an indebted heart
we are going to need.

Our prayers require,
our praise and thanksgiving
to a God that’s always been
trusting and forgiving!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice evermore.
Pray without ceasing.
In every thing give thanks:
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth
our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray
for as we ought: but the Spirit itself
maketh intercession for us with
groanings which cannot be uttered.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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