Tag Archives: Peace

Fear’s Canvas ~

When night turns,
thoughts anxious
casting shadows
on fear’s canvas.

Turn to God,
to ease your mind
and His peace
you will find.

When night’s dread,
long fingers wrap
and your heart
it has in a trap.

Turn to God,
to release its grasp
and onto His calm
let your heart clasp.

When the night turns,
your thoughts anxious
cast them onto God . . .
and watch them vanish!

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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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Jesus’ Promise To Us ~

Holy Spirit,
Jesus’ promise to us
may in Your strength
we learn to always trust.

You are our adviser,
our staunch advocate
our fears You help
to fully dissipate.

Holy Spirit,
our soul’s Comforter
may Your power
we fall under.

You bring us hope,
fill us with grace
the joy of our salvation
in You we embrace.

Holy Spirit,
our ever-present Helper
may we always have
Your mighty temper!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into God’s Capable Hands ~

When we put our troubles,
into God’s mighty hands
He in return gives us faith
in all things to withstand.

For, when our trust is put,
in the One who is in control
fear, doubt and trepidation
will not enter into the soul.

When we give to God,
our worries and our cares
He in return gives us grace
so not to crumble in despair.

For, when our hope is in,
the One who formed us
there too will we put
every ounce of our trust.

When we put our troubles,
into hands capable
God in return gives us  . . .
a way escapable!

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1 Peter 5:6

“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We’re In This Boat Together ~

I’m riding out these waves,
no matter how big they get
I will stick out this storm
and over it I’ll not fret.

For, Jesus is with me,
we’re in this boat together . . .
and He has promised to me
any storm we could weather.

As the winds barrel down,
I’m going to coast along
they’ll not blow me away
regardless of how strong.

For, Jesus is my Anchor,
onto Him I’ll keep my hold
for, we’re in this boat together
no matter how hard we’re rolled.

I’m riding out these waves,
I’ve the perfect ship mate . . .
for, Jesus is in this boat with me
and I trust Him with my fate!

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Psalm 107:29

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~04.18.18~


The Seeds You Sow ~

May the seeds you sow,
grow and multiply
may hope to all
they daily supply.

May they be rich,
in truth and mercy
watered with love
to quench the thirsty.

May they take root,
and find nourishment
so they can be seeds
also of encouragement.

May they grow in faith,
to sin, no longer bound
so they too can spread
the Good News around.

May the seeds you sow,
lay not dormant or inactive
but, multiply and grow . . .
into seeds Jesus attractive!

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Luke 8:8

“And other fell on good ground,
and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundredfold. And when he
had said these things,
he cried, He that hath
ears to hear, let him hear.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Until My Last Breath ~

I trust the Lord,
each night long
for, I know He will
make me strong.

I trust the Lord,
for my every day
I know His light
will lead my way.

I trust the Lord,
with all my soul
for, I know it’s His
to keep and control.

I trust the Lord,
my life to Him I give
for, I know He knows
just how long I’ll live.

I’ll trust the Lord,
until my last breath
for I know in Him . . .
there is no death!

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Romans 14:8

“For whether we live,
we live unto the Lord;
and whether we die,
we die unto the Lord:
whether we live therefore,
or die, we are the Lord’s.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Retreat of Peace ~

When you’re exhausted,
overwhelmed and weak
when all around you
appears cold and bleak.

That’s when you need,
God’s Refuge of tranquility
where from your troubles
you’ll find carefree, serenity.

When from the pressure,
you need to get out from under
when life seems to be
one blunder after another.

That’s when you need,
to take a breather
with God your Rock
and Fortress keeper.

When you are washed-out,
and in need of some rest . . .
in God’s retreat of peace
with calm, you’ll be blessed!

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Psalm 27:5

“For in the time of trouble
he shall hide me in his pavilion:
in the secret of his tabernacle
shall he hide me; he shall
set me up upon a rock.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Fruit Developing ~

It’s hard sometimes,
having self-control
it’s not easy to let
restraint into your soul.

But, it needn’t be,
as hard as you think
when with the Holy Spirit
your life is in sync.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be peaceful
it’s not easy to let
hope make you joyful.

But, it needn’t be,
that difficult to do
when the Holy Spirit
works inside of you.

It’s hard sometimes,
to be good and kind
it’s not easy to let
gentleness fill your mind.

But, it needn’t be,
too problematic
for, with the Holy Spirit
it becomes automatic.

It’s hard sometimes,
developing these fruits
unless the Holy Spirit . . .
establishes their roots!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Spiritual Wants ~

My spiritual wants,
every day are met
over them I’ve no need
to worry or fret.

For when I’m hungry,
on the Word I feed
it supplies my soul
with the faith I need.

When I am thirsty,
I go to the water of Life
for it gives me hope
in the drought of strife.

When I’m famished,
I feed on God’s promise
not to ever leave
neither forsake us.

When I am dry,
to the living Fountain I go
knowing more grace
out of it will flow.

My spiritual wants,
are met everyday
for Jesus is my Life
my Truth and my Way!

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John 6.35

Jesus said to them,
“I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me
shall not hunger, and
whoever believes in me
shall never thirst.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~04.10.18~


With Jesus At Last ~

I know up in heaven,
there’ll be no more tears
painful moans and groans
will turn to joyful cheers.

Death will be defeated,
grief will finally cease
broken souls will be filled
with God’s eternal peace.

Cries will be heard no more,
only singing and praise
to our heavenly Father
and the Son that He raised.

Sorrow and heartache,
will no more be heard of
for there up in heaven
there’ll only be God’s love.

I know up in heaven,
former things will have passed
but, the best part about it . . . .
is being with Jesus at last!

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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Father, For My Risen Savior ~

My Father who’s in heaven,
today I bring my praise
my thankfulness to You
I just want to raise.

I thank You for Your Son,
who died on the cross for me
I’m grateful for His grace
that from sin has set me free.

I thank you for the Holy Spirit,
my seal of redemption
when back to Your throne
Jesus made His ascension.

I thank You for the lively hope,
that has taken over me
for the call to holy living
until in heaven with You l be.

My Father who’s in heaven,
to You I sing my praise
I am so thankful that today
my Savior’s life You raised!

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1 Peter 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant
mercy hath begotten us again unto
a lively hope by the resurrection
of Jesus Christ from the dead,

To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy RESURRECTION Day


His Stripes ~

His stripes,
my forgiven sin
His chastisement
my peace within.

His wounds,
my transgression
His death
my redemption.

His bruising,
my iniquity
His crown
my victory.

His sorrow,
my corruption
His grief
my adoption.

His stripes,
my healing
His Spirit
my sealing!

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Isaiah 53:4-5

“Surely he hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
yet we did esteem him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.

“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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Sheeple I am ~

I’m one of His sheep,
for this I am proud
I have no problem
saying this aloud.

For, He’s my Shepherd,
with Him I need not
all that I require
for me He has got.

I’m one His sheep,
it’s Jesus who I follow
for He fills the void
in a heart, once hollow.

For, He’s my Lord,
my Life and my Savior
His grace is why
I’ve my Father’s favor.

Yes, I follow Jesus,
so if that makes me a sheeple
I will not be offended  . . .
when called this by other people!

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Psalm 23:1

“The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In A Slump ~

In a slump,
spiritually speaking
faith needing
a little tweaking?

Well don’t stop,
praying when dry
go ahead with God
and have a good cry.

In the dumps,
thought’s troubling
worries becoming
a little unnerving?

Well don’t stop,
raising your praise
God understands
it’s just a phase.

In a funk,
losing the battle
cares have you
a little bit rattled?

Well don’t you stop,
in God trusting . . .
until living water
again come rushing!

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John 7:38

“He that believeth on me,
as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall
flow rivers of living water.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus, My Calm ~

Lord, thank You for being,
my calm before the storm
for bringing me peace . . .
before it starts to form.

For, I never know,
when one I’ll go through
and when I do . . .
I want it to be with You.

Lord, thank You for going,
into the storm with me
there’s no one else
with whom I’d rather be.

For, only You can still,
my fears that fall and crest
and provide for me
an anchor on which to rest.

Lord, thank You for being,
my calm after the storm
for bringing me back to . . .
a place safe and warm!

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Luke 8:24

“And they came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Master, master, we perish.
Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water:
and they ceased, and there was a calm”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Gospel of Grace ~

The Gospel of Grace ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and by faith alone . . .
I believe only through Jesus’ blood
the sins of mankind are atoned.

I believe grace cleanses,
the effects of evil and sin
I believe Jesus our very souls
died so them He could win.

I believe grace pardons,
the guilty and shamed face
I believe Jesus upon Himself
took the brunt of our disgrace.

I believe graces heals,
the hurt, the pain, the ache
I believe Jesus our hearts
can soften, reform and remake.

I believe grace gives rest,
to the depressed and friendless
I believe Jesus came to save
all who are lonely and hopeless.

I believe in the Gospel of grace,
by faith and nothing more . . .
I believe God’s gift of grace
redeems, heals and restores!

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Ephesians 2:8

“For by grace are ye saved
through faith;
and that not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When All Seems Dark ~

I know right now,
all seems so dark . . .
and you’re not sure
just where to start.

The news you got,
wasn’t very good
your mind is stuck
on the if’s and could’s.

But, God’s got this,
He knows what to do
and His wisdom
will surely come to you.

I know right now,
all seem so bleak
answers to questions
are all you seek.

So much uncertainty,
right now to face
too many decision
you need to embrace.

But, Jesus is there,
right now with you
to help and show you
what you need to do.

I know right now,
it seems dark tonight
but, tomorrow you’ll see
things better in His light!

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1 Timothy 2:1

“I exhort therefore,
that, first of all,
supplications, prayers,
intercessions,
and giving of thanks,
be made for all men;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Never Alone ~

You are never alone,
Jesus is with you
in His eyes . . .
you’re always in view.

He is always with you,
constantly by your side
leave you He will not
for in you He abides.

You are never alone,
Jesus’ Spirit is in you
to guide and lead
in all things you do.

He walks with you,
carries your load
He goes with you
no matter the road.

You are never alone,
Jesus won’t depart
for He is right there
dwelling in your heart!

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Matthew 28:20

“Teaching them to observe
all things whatsoever
I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you always,
even unto the end of the world.”
Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need A Break ~

We all need a break,
from the rut of daily life
we all need God . . .
to ease our daily strife.

We all need rest,
quite, peaceful tranquility
we all need God . . .
to restore our vitality.

We all need a break,
from the daily rush
we all need God . . .
our hearts to hush.

We all need peace,
calming, silent quietness
we all need God . . .
to shush us with stillness.

We all need a break,
from the daily grind
we all need God . . .
to give us peace of 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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings ~03.12.18~


The Daughter of A King ~

I am a daughter of a King,
royalty flows through my veins
I am the child of a Prince
in my heart He lives and reigns.

I am an heir to a mansion,
with walls of pure gold
where precious gem stones
shine brilliant and bold.

I am a daughter of a King,
I have a royal destiny
my citizenship is in heaven
tis where I’ll spend eternity.

I have an eternal treasure,
that is waiting just for me
the crown of life I will wear
when with my Lord I’ll be.

I am a daughter of a King,
waiting for my inheritance
I am the child of a Prince
I can say with all assuredness!

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Galatians 3:26

“For ye are all the children
of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

1 Peter 1:4

” To an inheritance incorruptible,
and undefiled, and that fadeth
not away, reserved in heaven for you”

Revelation 21:18-19

And the building of the wall
of it was of jasper:
and the city was pure gold,
like unto clear glass.

And the foundations of the wall
of the city were garnished
with all manner of precious stones.”

James 1:12

“Blessed is the man that
endureth temptation:
for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised
to them that love him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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