Tag Archives: Peace

Pain Unimaginable ~

 

God brought into my life,
pain unimaginable
heartache so deep
it was unfathomable.

But, through it I found,
the meaning of steadfast
and onto my joy
I’ve learned to holdfast.

God brought into my life,
sorrow unthinkable
suffering so vast
it was unmeasurable

But, though it I discovered,
the surpassing of peace
and now I understand
why it will never cease.

God brought into my life,
pain unbearable
and now my faith in Him . . .
is indestructible!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:1

“I will love thee,
O Lord, my strength.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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God’s Timing ~

God’s timing,
is always the best
on this truth . . .
we need to find rest.

For when God does,
a new thing in our life
it’s to bless us
not add to our strife.

God’s timing,
can be so very slow
understanding why
we may never know.

But as we wait,
God will encourage us
to find the strength
in Him to trust.

God’s timing,
can never be wrong
and it’s up to us . . .
to keep our faith strong!

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Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way
in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.”

Micah 7:7

“Therefore I will look
unto the Lord;
I will wait for the God
of my salvation:
my God will hear me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Things ~

 

I cling no longer,
on the edge of loss
for I’ve placed my sorrow
up on the cross.

I sit no longer,
on the edge of despair
for I stand on knowing
God hears my prayer.

I hold no longer,
on the edge of grief
I’m free in knowing
God’s love spells relief.

I hang no longer,
on the edge of fear
I’m fixed on knowing
God is always near.

Though my pain,
at times is hard to take
I know good things
out of it God will make!

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are
the called according to his purpose.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven Sent ~

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see blue skies
now that the ocean holds
the bounty of my cries.

I now know Jesus,
was with me all along
He was the only reason
I was able to keep strong.

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see the silver lining
now that the darkness left
taking with it my whining.

I now know Jesus,
was always at my side
encouraging me in Him
to trust and abide.

Now that my whining’s over,
now that my tears are spent
I can clearly see . . .
why storms are heaven-sent!

~~~~~~~

Mark 4:39

“And he arose,
and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still.
And the wind ceased,
and there was a great calm.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


That’s Why ~

The world is full of people,
dishonest and unfaithful
that is why to God . . .
I am forever grateful.

For God is trustworthy,
in every single way
that is why I give Him
my praise night and day.

The world is full of people,
selfish and two-faced
that is why in God . . .
my trust is only placed.

For God is dependable,
in every single way
that is why from Him
I will never stray.

The world is full of people,
greedy and self-centered
that is why to Jesus . . .
my life, I’ve surrendered!

~~~~~~

Philippians 2:21

“For all seek their own,
not the things which
are Jesus Christ’s.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Light For Jesus ~

Jesus let me be,
a light for You
help me to expose
the evil people do.

Let me be a voice,
heard above the roar
help me to deliver
the unsaved to Your door.

Jesus let me be,
a light in the dark
help me to disclose
sin raw and stark.

Let me be a witness,
to those who are lost
help me to bring them
to the foot of the cross.

Jesus let me be,
a light just for You
help me to debunk . . .
today’s opposing view!

~~~~~~~

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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Never Tires ~

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
sometimes with Him
it’s difficult to share.

But, when we let go of,
our worldly concern
He will give to us
His peace in return.

Sometimes it’s not easy
spending time praying
sometimes it feels no one
hears what your saying.

But, when we release,
what weighs on our heart
Jesus in return for it
more grace will impart.

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
but, He never tires of . . .
listening when we share!

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1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Focus On Jesus ~

Some days good thoughts,
are hard to keep
sometimes it’s not easy
not to let the bad ones creep.

But, those who stay,
focused on the Lord
peace in their minds
will become shored.

Some days just crush,
our spirit’s into shards
sometimes it’s impossible
our hearts to guard.

But those who remain,
on the Lord centered
peace in their souls
will keep them sheltered.

Some days tranquility,
seems unobtainable . . .
but, those who focus on Jesus
will have peace unexplainable!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Control ~

Lord, keep my mind,
keep it secured
into satan’s traps
let it not be lured.

Lord, keep my thoughts,
keep them on You
don’ let them be jaded
by the world’s view.

Lord, keep my heart,
keep it far away
to false teachings
do not let it sway.

Lord, keep my soul,
keep it close to You
let it keep heaven
always in its view.

Lord, keep my mind,
thoughts, heart, soul
keep them always . . .
in Your divine control!

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Romans 8:5-6

“For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Redeemer Lives ~

I know my Redeemer,
today yet lives
I know my sins
He still forgives.

I know my Savior,
came to save me
I know His grace
has set me free.

I know in Jesus,
hope is found
I know in Him
peace is sound.

I know with Christ,
all is made new
I know my heart
He will renew.

I know my Redeemer,
is alive and well
I know one day . . .
with Him I will dwell!

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Job 19:25

“For I know
that my redeemer liveth,
and that he shall
stand at the latter day
upon the earth:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Give Me A New Morning ~

Give me a new morning,
on which to arise . . .
were to God’s mercies
I’ll again be apprised.

Let me see hope’s beams,
shedding on me His light
to remind me He kept me
safe through the night.

Give me a new dawn,
in which to awaken . . .
so all of God’s compassion
I can soak and take in.

Let me feel the coolness,
of the morning’s early dew
so I may again be aware
all things He makes new.

Give me a new morning,
where for His peace I await
as my soul to His glory . . .
begins to quietly awake!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Pain Has A Grip ~

Night can be so lonely,
when on us pain has a grip
it can be so very dark
when into depression we slip.

But our God is the God,
of the midnight hour
and we can make it through
when we call on His power.

Nights are excruciating,
when we are suffering
one can feel so hopeless
when our bodies are hurting.

But, God is our refuge,
our safe-haven and retreat
where our strength in Him
He’ll restore and replete.

Nights are long and lonely,
when in pain you’re withering
but God promises to bring us
mercy and grace, delivering!

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Psalm 41:3

“The Lord will strengthen him
upon the bed of languishing:
thou wilt make all his bed
in his sickness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

 

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Engulfed In Silence ~

When my heart,
I turn over to silence
when I let it listen
for God’s guidance.

I experience a hush,
an inner stillness
as I let His Spirit
to my soul witness.

When my mind,
I turn over to calmness
when I let it reflect
on all God’s promises.

I feel the tranquility,
only He can provide
as I let His Spirit
my thoughts guide.

When my heart and mind,
are engulfed in silence
God reveals to me . . .
how His peace is timeless!

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know
that I am God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith And Assurance ~

Faith and assurance,
go hand in hand . . .
you can’t just have one
if your hope is to stand.

For faith without sureness,
is like a boat with a hole
allowing fear and doubt
to sink into your soul.

Assurance and Faith,
go side by side . .
you can’t just have one
if you want to abide.

For assurance without trust,
is like a bird without a nest
keeping us from finding
God’s true peace and rest.

Faith and assurance,
fit just like a glove
for they’re both a gift
from heaven above!

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Hebrews 10:22

“Let us draw near with
a true heart in full
assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed
with pure water.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~06.02.18~


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


Heaven Getting ~

Lord, let me not honor You,
with my lips only
but with a heart that is . . .
devoted to You solely.

Let me not profess,
my undying love to You
only to go into the world
and follow what others do.

Let me not disobey,
the commands You taught
by living a life of hypocrisy
and doing whatever I want.

Let me not think,
it’s all about heaven getting
but, about right here and now
and any sin that is besetting.

Lord, let me not fool myself,
thinking hidden sin You can’t see
lest I hear You say one day . . .
you never really knew Me!

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Matthew 7:21-23

“Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which
is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Need For Salvation ~

 

Some people don’t believe,
that they ever sin
some just don’t get
evilness lives within.

But I can attest,
this is not true
for I’ve read my Bible
all the way through.

Some will tell you,
God doesn’t love us
some say He isn’t
fair-minded or just.

But I can attest,
God’s a God of chances
and it’s His desire
to redeem the masses.

Some people don’t believe,
Jesus came to save
some doubt that He ever
rose from the grave.

But I can attest,
Jesus is our only salvation
and without His love and grace
we’d all be headed for damnation!

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Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart
that God hath raised him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Trust Rule ~

If trust is to rule,
our mind and heart
then from God
we mustn’t depart.

For we know for us,
He has only the best
and on this truth
our souls can rest.

If trust is to dispel,
our fears and doubts
then the Word of God
we mustn’t shut out.

For in His Word,
we see all He is able
to keep our trust in Him
strong and stable.

When trust becomes,
to God our link . . .
into dread and despair
we will not sink!

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Psalm 112:7

“He shall not be
afraid of evil tidings:

his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Mission Possible ~

Your mission today,
if you should so agree
is to share the Good News
and tell others about Me.

Your subject today,
could be anyone
who doesn’t know
what for them I’ve done.

Your mission today,
if you should decide
is to let your light shine
on the reason I died.

Your actions today,
might just save a life
and bring someone peace
instead of eternal strife.

Your mission today,
is not impossible
for with Me . . .
all things are possible!

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Mark 16:15

“And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel
to every creature.

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King James Version

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~05.24.18~


The Light of My Life ~

Today I am singing,
though outside it is gray
I can still see the Light . . .
though the sun’s tucked away.

For the Light that shines in me,
makes my heart radiate
though there maybe clouds
my joy they can’t alienate.

Jesus is that Light,
the song of my salvation
and I don’t need the sun
to sing out my elation.

For the Light of Jesus,
lights up both night and day
nothing stops it from shinning
on the Truth, Life and Way.

Today I am singing,
though outside it is dreary
the Light of my life. . .
is all I need to be cheery!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pep Talk ~

We all need endurance,
to run the faithful race
we all need the strength
found in God’s grace.

We all need encouragement,
to keep our goal in sight
we all need the power
of the Holy Spirit’s might.

We all need perseverance,
to help us to keep pressing
we all need more joy
to keep us from stressing.

We all need patience,
in these trying of times
we all need godly virtue’s
so not to cross the fine lines.

We all need a pep talk,
as the faithful race we run
we all need to hear each day
it is our’s to be won!

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Colossians 1:11

“Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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