Tag Archives: Peace

Do Not Love The World ~

Do not love the world,
nor the things in or of it
for, to your soul . . .
there’s no lasting benefit.

For, the world’s full of pride,
promoting fleshly lust
to its godless customs
you mustn’t ever adjust.

Do not become a part,
of the world’s ways
do not on its sinful desires
let your heart set its gaze.

For, if you do you’ll find,
it’s so easy to conform
as the world’s proven to be
satan’s earthly platform.

Do not love the world,
for it is perishing . . .
there is nothing in it
worth you cherishing!

~~~~~~~

1 John 2:15-17

Love not the world,
neither the things
that are in the world.
If any man love the world,
the love of the Father
is not in him.

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Dispel Your Despair ~

If your faith is steadfast,
rooted and grounded
when trials come your way
in joy you’ll be surrounded.

For in the very midst,
of your worldly care
counting it all for joy
will dispel your despair.

When in Jesus,
you are truly content
you’ll experience joy
that is heaven sent.

For, whether in sickness,
or in perfect health
joy will bring to you
everlasting wealth.

Joy is not an option,
it’s something God gives
to those where His Spirit
securely abides and lives!

~~~~~

Romans 15:13

“Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in
believing, that ye may abound
in hope, through the power
of the Holy Ghost.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Trembling Mess ~

I use to be,
panic-stricken
I once was
fear driven.

But then Jesus,
said to me
don’t be afraid
by what you see.

I use to be,
a big worry wart
I once was
anxiety’s transport.

But then Jesus,
took my cares
said they were His
alone to bear.

I use to be,
a trembling mess
but then Jesus carried
away all my distress!

~~~~

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Losing A Child ~

I’ve been through the storm,
of losing a child . . .
I’ve felt the searing pain
in my heart run wild.

I’ve seen grief destroy,
the lives of those left behind
I’ve seen families become
scattered and realigned.

I’ve seen sorrow up close,
the look you can’t miss
I’ve seen how it leaves
a hopeless, grim abyss.

I’ve seen how heartbreak,
crushes even the strongest
I’ve seen with its callous hold
there is no real contest.

I’ve seen God’s hand,
reach down from above
and touch the broken-hearted
with His healing love!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:8

“The grass withereth,
the flower fadeth:
but the word of our God
shall stand for ever.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ In memory of my son
Glenn who died
three years ago today ~


I am Blessed ~

I am blessed,
with mercy and grace
blessed to have the strength
to keep in the faithful race.

I am blessed,
with everything good and just
blessed to have a God
in whom I can truly trust.

I am blessed,
with a lively, eternal hope
blessed to have a Savior
to help me each day to cope.

I am blessed,
with every spiritual blessing
blessed to have the Holy Spirit
urging me to keep on pressing.

I am blessed,
with all I could ever need
blessed to have my Bible
so my hunger it can feed!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us
with all spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Never Alone ~

I once thought,
I could do it alone
but, then I invited Jesus
to come into my home.

Now He resides,
inside of these walls
He’s always around
when His name I call.

His very presence,
gives me such peace
for, on Him my worries
I am free to release.

He brings me comfort,
just knowing He’s here
He fills my heart and soul
with joy and good cheer.

I once thought,
I’d be left on my own
but since I found Jesus
I am never alone!

~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;

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Deborah Ann Belka


He Restores My Soul ~

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

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

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

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

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

~~~~~~~

Psalm 51:12

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Fighting Faith ~

Fear fighting faith,
wins many a battle
when it’s enacted
anxiety it’ll tackle.

Fear fighting faith,
tells satan to flee
it says greater is He
living inside of me.

Fear fighting faith,
uses Bible verses
before worry
even surfaces.

Fear fighting faith,
claims victory
as soon as it feels
a little jittery.

Fear fighting faith,
is easy for you to do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you!

~~~~

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven, I’m In Heaven ~

When in the middle of the night
when my worries invade me
I close my eyes and think . . ..
how heaven is going to be.

I can see so much beauty,
a light that is so bright
I couldn’t tell you whether
it was morning, noon or night.

I see no hearts in mourning,
not a single tear is falling
there’s not one soul in pain
nor do I hear any crying.

I see the dwelling place of God,
I hear praises to His name
I see all the things made new
and how nothing is the same.

I see walls of precious gems,
inside a paradise like mansion
I see it has so many rooms
with extra space for expansion.

When in the middle of the day,
when my troubles surround me
I close my eyes and think  . . .
how blissful heaven will be!

~~~~~~~

Based on
Revelation 21

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Lasting Pleasure ~

There is a narrow path,
leading to lasting pleasure
where joy and peace
are held without measure.

If you keep your eyes,
on what God has for you
the hope of your inheritance
will come right into view.

All of God’s goodness,
will begin to flow
as He reveals to you
the way you should go.

Your heart will be glad,
your soul shall delight
as the glory of God
comes into your sight.

There is a narrow path,
it holds quite a treasure
for those who trust the Lord
it’s full of lasting pleasure!

~~~~~~~~~~

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


Staying On Course ~

May each day,
we apply God’s grace
to keep us steadfast
in the daily race.

May each day,
God’s mercy we find
to fill our hearts
with peace of mind.

May each day,
our faith keep us
on the course
of hope and trust.

May each day,
we seek God first
to feed our hunger
to quench our thirst.

May each day,
we keep our eyes
looking forward to
the winner’s prize!

~~~~~

1 Corinthians 9:24

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Be Patient With God ~

Be patient with God,
He knows what He’s doing
sometimes to our prayers
He takes His time moving.

Be patient with God,
enjoy the time waiting
for the answers to our prayers
He’s carefully delegating.

Be patient with God,
He is working out His plan
you will need a lot of faith
to fill in the time span.

Be patient with God,
give Him the time He needs
not all of His answers
come at rapid speeds.

Be patient with God,
trust Him and be still
He’s working out for you
what is His perfect will.

Be patient with God,
your times are in His hands
and for you He is working on
His awesome, amazing plans!
~~~~~~

Psalm 31:15a

“My times are in thy hand:”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Is Empowering ~

Faith is hope,
faith is love
faith is believing
in God above.

Faith is peace,
faith is rest
faith is believing
God’s plans are the best.

Faith is joy,
faith is gladness
faith is believing
God is our happiness.

Faith is trusting,
faith is relying
faith is believing
God’s love is undying.

Faith is active,
faith is lively
faith is believing
God’s power is mighty.

Faith is comforting,
faith is healing
faith is believing
God hears our weeping.

Faith is wise,
faith is meek
faith is believing
God’s face we can seek.

Faith is empowering,
faith is unfailing
faith is believing
God for our everything.

Faith is brave,
faith is fearless
faith is believing
God is our stillness.

Faith is hope,
faith is life-saving
faith is believing . . .
heaven is awaiting!

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1 Corinthians 2:5

“That your faith should not
stand in the wisdom of men,
but in the power of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Trust God ~

I trust God,
His Word I heed
I trust Him
for whatever I need.

I trust God,
when I say His name
I trust Him
to remain the same.

I trust God,
for His goodness
I trust Him
for His kindness.

I trust God,
when  I pray
I trust Him
to guide my way.

I trust God,
to give me shelter
I trust Him
to be my helper.

I trust God,
my life to control
for I trust Him . . .
with all my heart and soul!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 9:10

“And they that know thy name
will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not
forsaken them that seek thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Give God Your Worries ~

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Some people worry,
about anything
some get anxious
over everything.

Some wrestle daily,
with their troubles
some nightly fight
with their struggles.

But, those who wait,
on the Lord are still
the worries they have
their peace cannot steal.

They cast their anxiety,
onto Jesus each day
they don’t fret about
things coming their way.

Some people worry,
about anything
but, those who trust God
give Him their everything!

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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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Bursts of Spring ~

Bursts of Spring,
are in the air . . .
tiny glimpses of
days warm and fair.

A tree bud,
a poppy bloom
heals the ache
of winter’s gloom.

Bursts of Spring,
fill my sights
to warm my thoughts
on still cold nights.

A bird’s faint song,
a mostly blue sky
the last snow flake
to float on by.

Little-bitty bursts of Spring,
God is sending  . . .
for it’s the season we need
His loving tending!

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Proverbs 27:25

“The hay appeareth,
and the tender grass
sheweth itself,
and herbs of the
mountains are gathered.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Son Rise ~

Lord, open up eyes,
and hearts too
so others may today . . .
come to know You.

Open up their minds,
let Your love sink in
so others may today
be forgiven of their sin.

Open up their ears,
let them really hear
the reason Your Father
even sent You here.

Open up their souls,
to Your eternal grace
so others may today
Your life in theirs embrace.

Father, open up souls,
ears, hearts and eyes
so others may today . . .
see Your glorious Son rise!

~~~~~

John 11:25

” Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life:
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy
Resurrection Day


The Grace of A Savior ~

God has for us,
an overflowing supply
of mercy and grace
for us to daily apply.

We can put it on,
be it night or day
we just need to ask
for it, when we pray.

Abundant it is,
it will never run out
it’s what being forgiven
is really all about.

God will release it,
as we require
for granting it to us
is His heart’s desire.

For all those in need,
of God’s mercy and favor
all you need is faith . . .
and the grace of a Savior!

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Romans 5:1-2

“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ:

By whom also we have access by faith
into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Open Eyes ~

Open eyes,
make believing hearts
spiritual understanding
they will impart.

Open eyes,
observe things clearly
to God’s Word
they are not leery.

Open eyes,
know the facts
they’re not deceived
by satan’s traps.

Open eyes,
do not doubt
they have checked
the truth out.

Open eyes,
don’t need to see
to know Jesus . . .
has set them free!

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Ephesians 1:18

” The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his
calling, and what the riches
of the glory of his inheritance
in the saints,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Debora Ann Belka


Freed Indeed ~

I am free,
freed of rules and regulations
free to follow Jesus
without any lawful stipulations.

I am free,
freed of doubt and fear
free to follow Jesus
with joyousness and cheer.

I am free,
freed from sin and temptation
free to follow Jesus
on the road to salvation.

I am free,
freed of stress and strife
free to follow Jesus
now that I’ve given Him my life.

I am free,
freed I am indeed
free to follow Jesus
for He is all I need!

~~~~~

John 8:36

“If the Son therefore
shall make you free,
ye shall be free indeed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The Bread of Life ~

Jesus is the Bread of Life,
He’s the only one to satisfy
our every spiritual need
He assures us He’ll supply.

That gnawing in our souls,
the hunger and the thirst
He will fulfill them all
when we seek Him first.

Jesus is the Bread of Life,
He promises to deliver
all our spiritual desires
when to Him we surrender.

His life and His death,
bought all our worldly strife
now by faith, through grace
we have everlasting life.

Jesus is the Bread of Life,
He is all our soul’s need
when we follow Him . . .
our heart’s He will feed!

John 6:3

“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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The Resurrection ~

I am the Resurrection,
I am the Life . . .
I am the One who took
upon Myself your strife.

Though someday you’ll die,
eternal life to you I give
if for your sins
you believe I will forgive.

I am the One chosen,
I am my Father’s favor
I am the Christ Jesus
your Lord and Savior.

One day in heaven,
together we will be
but, you must have faith
My Father sent Me.

I am the Resurrection,
new life I bring you
but, you must believe
in Me, for this to be true!

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John 11:25-26

“Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life:
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:

And whosoever
liveth and believeth

in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?”

King James Version
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I AM The True Vine ~

I am the true Vine,
I am the pure seed
I came to fulfill
your soul’s dying need.

I am the choice Vine,
I’m the substitution
where there is sin
I’m the restitution.

I am the only Vine,
in Me you must stay
for to my Father’s home
there’s no other way.

I am the faithful Vine,
to me you must cling
for without Me . . .
you can’t do anything.

I am the true Vine,
my Father is the gardener
in the end He will be
the final soul harvester!

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John 15:1

“I am the true vine,
and my Father is
the husbandman.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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