Tag Archives: Peace

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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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Mind of Jesus ~

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
to truly love one and all . . .
to forgive those who stumble
and lift up the ones who fall.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d see others deepest need
I’d minister to their lost souls
and to a faith in Him I’d lead.

Oh, to have the life of Christ,
to see all in His saving light
to heal the contrite heart
and give to all eternal sight.

Then I’d have the mind of Jesus,
I’d take His Word across the land
I’d lead the lost to His Kingdom
deliver the unsaved into His hand.

Oh, to have the heart of Christ,
beating deep inside me . . .
would be to  think just like Jesus
oh, how wonderful that would be!

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Philippians 2:5

“Let this mind be in you,
which was also in Christ Jesus:”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


No Laws Against ~

Everyday there seems to be,
more rules, new laws . . .
mandates unbelievable
filled with plenty of flaws.

But, I know of some things,
there are no laws against . . .
for they’re not made up by man
but, Holy Spirit dispensed.

They distribute faith,
gentleness they allot
they give us temperance
when our nerves are shot.

They provide to us love,
joy they daily release
into our souls they render
the promise of eternal peace.

They help us to be meek,
by filling us with goodness
making it easier for us
to show others kindness.

Into each of us these fruit,
the Holy Spirit instills . . .
unlike the laws of man . . .
there’s no spending pork or frills!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Us Close Lord ~

Lord, keep us close to You,
each and every day . . .
may it be the first thing
we ask as we pray.

Remind us of Your hope,
how it will not pass away
build up our confidence
to help us not to stray.

Fill us with Your peace,
quiet our troubles inside
take away the barriers
so with You we may abide.

Whisper in our ears,
how much for us You care
tell us a over and over
You will always be there.

Lord, keep our hearts,
each and every day . . .
so on the right path
by Your side we’ll stay!

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Proverbs 7:25

“Let not thine heart
decline to her ways,
go not astray in her paths.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On My ROCKing Chair ~

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting peacefully
rocking to and fro
oh, so ever calmly.

Though, I have worries,
I haven’t me a care
for while I am rocking
God listens to my prayer.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting comfortably
rocking back and forth
oh, so ever enjoyably.

Though, I have troubles,
I’m rocking all the same
for I’m so confident
as I call upon His name.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting quietly
rocking up and down
oh, so ever serenely.

Though, I have problems,
I’m gonna keep rocking
for God’s got me an answer
and soon He’ll be talking.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m trusting and believing
for I know His response . . .
soon I’ll be receiving!

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1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence
that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Be Still Until ~

When waiting on the Lord,
to answer your prayer . . .
don’t become discouraged
instead rest in His care.

When seeking His response,
for your wants and needs
don’t become depressed
be at peace til He leads.

When God is quiet,
but you heart isn’t so
don’t become worried
instead let His mercy flow.

When looking for a word,
to help show the way
don’t become disheartened
but, let joy fill your day.

When waiting on the Lord,
be still until . . . .
He shows to you
what is His perfect will!

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1 Peter 5:7

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

Psalm 27:14

Wait on the Lord: be of good
courage, and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Time To Let God ~

A time for patience,
and for some rest
a time to let God do . . .
what He knows is best.

A time for His Spirit,
to lead from above
a time to linger . . .
and abide in His love.

A time for endurance,
to run the good race
a time to stop running
and abound in His grace.

A time for calmness,
when composure is gone
a time to discover
how to be closer drawn.

A time to be quiet,
to sit and be still
a time to actively seek
what is God’s perfect will.

A time for silence,
of both mind and heart
a time for God only . . .
nothing keeping us apart.

A time to lie down,
in pastures green
a time to be protected
under His almighty wing.

A time to know and believe,
He’ll never leave or forsake
a time for God . . .
we all need to make!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every purpose
under the heaven:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Be Still My Heart ~

Be Still ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Be still, my soul, be at peace,
let not thy worries overcome
be still, and know He is your God
and will  your heart-strings strum.

Be still, my heart and let go,
let surrender be thy sweet release
be still, and know God’s saving power
to eternity, can never fail or cease.

Be still, my mind and surrender all,
let thy weakness take you to your knees
be still, and know of God’s sufficiency
will and can surpass all thy needs.

Be still, my spirit admit thy defeat,
let thyself dwell on things from above
be still, and know He is in control
and be strengthened by and in His love.

Be still, my soul be at peace,
let Him complete in thee His perfect will
be still, and know He is your God
and will our heart-strings still!

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Psalm 46:10

 “Be still,and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

King James Version
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Copyright 2011
Deborah Ann Belka


If The Lord’s Our Shepherd ~

If the Lord is our Shepherd,
why then do we still want?
If He supplies all our needs,
why do our lacks still taunt?

If besides still waters He leads,
why then do we still fear?
If He fills us with quietness,
why don’t we hold Him near?

If green pastures bring peace,
why then are we still stressed?
If He leaves us not lacking,
why don’t we feel blessed?

If He restores our souls,
why then do we still doubt?
If He satisfies our deep thirst,
why is their still a drought?

If in righteousness He guides,
why then do we still wander?
If the Lord is truly our Shepherd,
we needn’t these things ponder!

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Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Stepping Out In Faith ~

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m walking with my Lord
I found Him faithful yesterday
He’ll be true again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m seeking to find His peace
I found His calm yesterday
He’ll quiet me again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him with my heart
I found Him reliable yesterday
He’ll be trustworthy again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today
I’m asking Him to heed my prayer
I found Him listening yesterday
He’ll hear my pleas again today.

I’m stepping out in faith today,
I’m trusting Him for what I can’t see
I found His guidance yesterday . . .
I know He’ll lead me again today!

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2 Corinthians 5:7

“For we walk by faith,
not by sight:”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Increasing Faith and Trust ~

Increase the measure Lord,
of our faith and trust
give daily more of it
to each one of us.

For as we are being,
constantly refined
we’ll need more faith
to be assigned.

Increase the measure Lord,
of our hope and peace
into our hearts and minds
more of it release.

For as we go through,
all the test and trials
we’ll need more trust
to go those extra miles.

Increase the measure Lord,
of our belief in You . . . .
give us more faith and trust
for the things You can do!

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Luke 17:5-6

And the apostles said unto the Lord,
Increase our faith.

And the Lord said, If ye had faith
as a grain of mustard seed,
ye might say unto this sycamine tree,
Be thou plucked up by the root,
and be thou planted in the sea;
and it should obey you.

Mark 9:24

And straightway the father
of the child cried out, and
said with tears, Lord, I believe;
help thou mine unbelief.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Growing In Jesus ~

Grow in grace today,
plant faith in your heart
let it root itself in love . . .
and more grace it’ll start.

Grow in wisdom today,
let it dig its way into you
let it branch out and touch
everything you say and do.

Grow in humility today,
let meekness bud inside
so compassion can begin
to develop and divide.

Grow in charity today,
let is spring up and rise
make a contribution
no matter what the size.

Grow in knowledge today,
harvest from the Word
reap from the truth you find
then share all you’ve heard.

Grow in grace today,
grow in knowledge too
grow so others will see . . .
Jesus growing in you!

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2 Peter 3:18

“Grow in grace, and in
the knowledge of our
Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.”
To him be glory both
now and for ever. Amen.

Ephesians 4:15

“But speaking the truth in love,
may grow up into him in all things,
which is the head, even Christ:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Ditching Your Own Plans ~

As you get to know,
who God really is . . .
you’ll ditch your plans
and go after His.

For He has a purpose,
for you and your life
one filled with peace
not of earthly strife.

The more you understand,
just what is God’s will
the more of it to you
He will daily reveal.

For His plans will unfold,
the more of Him you seek
and you’ll see His purpose
the more you are meek.

God has a plan for you,
this you must not doubt
for in you He is working . . .
all good things out!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

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 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Transforming Lives ~

He transforms lives,
a good work He’s doing
all because you are . . .
worth His pursuing.

He takes the wounded,
heals the grief and pain
He relieves the hurt
erases its scar and stain.

He captures the troubled,
changes their hearts
then love and peace
into them He imparts.

He removes the bitter,
in the sour old soul
He mends the mind
til it’s well and whole.

He takes the enraged,
makes them gleeful
He humbles them
to be for Him useful.

Transforming lives,
is His daily business
for Jesus is into . . .
healing and forgiveness!

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Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and
to do of his good pleasure.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lamp Of Faith ~

Lamp of faith,
guide our day
lead us to
the narrow Way.

Word of Truth,
be our Light
help us to win
the faithful fight.

Life of peace,
hope unending
keep us in You
always depending.

Shield of strength,
lifter of head
may we always be
Holy Spirit led.

Lamp of faith,
Truth and peace
may Your power . . .
never in us cease!

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Psalm 119:105

Thy word is a lamp
unto my feet,

and a light
unto my path.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Almighty Hands ~

Sometimes troubles come,
changing all our plans . . .
making it ever clearer
all things are in God’s hands.

Hands that long to hold,
to comfort and to console
hands that want to heal
the ache within the soul.

Hands that desire to reach,
far into the heart and mind
hands that hold perfect peace
for fearful ones to find.

Hands that crave to embrace,
grieving hearts in the night
hands that yearn to lead
all to His saving light.

Hands that are capable,
hands confident and sure
hands that calm the storms
hands that holds life’s cure.

Sometimes troubles come,
and we must change our plans
so that we may come to rest . . .
in His almighty hands!

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Isaiah 41:10

“Fear thou not;
for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand
of my righteousness.”

Psalm 37:24

“Though he fall,
he shall not be utterly
cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth
him with his hand.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


My Strength The Lord’s Joy ~

My strength is the Lord’s joy,
His joy is my peace
in Him I find rest . . .
as my cares I release.

He enables me,
to do everything
without His fortitude
I can’t do anything.

My strength is the Lord’s joy,
His joy is my might
it keeps me keeping on
in the faithful fight.

Through Jesus I have,
a hope that’s complete
for all of my worries
I lay at His feet.

My strength is the Lord’s joy,
His joy is my power
for Jesus gives to me . . .
the faith to not cower!

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Nehemiah 8:10

Then he said unto them,
Go your way, eat the fat,
and drink the sweet, and
send portions unto them
for whom nothing is prepared:
for this day is holy unto our Lord:
neither be ye sorry;
for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Unto Eternity ~

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My peace
and unto eternity . . .
it will never cease.

I have empowered you,
with My sufficient grace
but it is up to you
to seek My faithful face.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I will not let you fall
and unto eternity . . .
I’ll hear your every call.

I have given you freedom,
to fly off anywhere
but it’s up to you to take . . .
Me with you everywhere.

Oh, My little sparrow,
I have given you My calm
and unto eternity . . .
I will hold you in My palm.

But you must learn to fly,
on your own faithful wings
for you are not My puppet . . .
I hold not onto your strings!

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Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold
for a farthing? and one of them
shall not fall on the ground
without your Father.

But the very hairs of your head
are all numbered.

Fear ye not therefore, ye are of
more value than many sparrows.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to God be the Glory ~


Jesus Cares For You ~

Jesus knows you,
every single hair
He knows all about
life’s wear and tear.

For He understands,
more than you know
and for you His grace
He wants to show.

Jesus loves you,
like no other can
His love for you
can’t be found in man.

For He gave His life,
so that you may live
once you accept Him
your sins He’ll forgive.

Jesus cares for you,
He wants to bear
all of your burdens
every single care.

For He wants you to be,
at peace internally
so that you can be . . .
with Him eternally!

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2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless the foundation
of God standeth sure, having
this seal, The Lord knoweth
them that are his. And, let every
one that nameth the name of
Christ depart from iniquity.

Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord hath appeared
of old unto me, saying, Yea,
I have loved thee with an
everlasting love: therefore
with lovingkindness have
I drawn thee.

1 Peter 5:7

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Eternal Peace ~

We live in pressurized world,
we’re always under stress
but, we who rely on God
onward strain and press.

We’re hassled on every side,
pushed around and shoved
but, we who hope in Jesus
know how much we are loved.

We feel the weight of the world,
come crashing down on us
but, those of us who believe
always in God put their trust.

We’re fatigued over hearing,
daily all the horrific news
but, we who have faith in Jesus
joy over fear we will choose.

We live in a pressurized world,
the stress never seems to cease
but, we who trust in the Lord
will have eternal peace!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.01.22~

Colossians 3:15


Good Morning Quote ~02.01.22~


It’s All About God’s Grace ~

It’s all about God’s grace,
not about what you do
it’s all about Jesus . . .
and what He did for you.

For grace is forgiving,
it frees you from your sin
it’s not something earned
or anything you can win.

It’s all about God’s grace,
His mercy and favor . . .
it’s all about having faith
in Christ, Jesus your Savior.

For grace is liberating,
there is no cost to you
Jesus paid the full price
there’s nothing left to do.

It’s all about God’s grace,
the confession of sin
it’s all about repentance
to be cleansed from within.

For grace will set you free,
from under satan’s claws
all you need is faith . . . .
for grace erased the laws.

It’s all about grace,
liberating and freeing
it is a gift from God . . .
well worth your receiving!

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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 2015 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Focus On Eternity ~

This year my mind,
will focus on eternity
for I know and believe
it’s my eternal destiny.

I’m not giving thought,
to all the turmoil
I won’t let the chaos
my anxieties embroil.

This year my heart,
calmness will savor
for I know and believe
Jesus is my Savior.

I’m not going to feel,
troubled or distressed
instead I’m going to be
with God at rest.

This year my life,
will be at perfect peace
for each day onto Jesus
all my worries I’ll release!

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John 17:3

And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Storm Stiller ~

We all need,
a storm stiller
we all want
a peace instiller.

That is why,
to God I turn
to take from me
my concern.

We all need,
a calm supplier
we all want
a hope provider.

That is why,
to Jesus I run
to give me faith
when I have none.

We all need,
faith, peace and hope
we all need God . . .
and Jesus to cope!

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Psalm 107:29-30

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

Then are they glad because
they be quiet; so he bringeth
them unto their desired haven.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


2022 New Year Prayer ~

Lord, may next year,
be one different . . .
from the distressing one
that is now current.

Make it one of peace,
not hatred and division
make it one where hope
everyone can envision.

Lord, may next year,
be one contrary . . .
to the one we now have
if You should tarry.

Make it one where we,
can put away our disputes
so we may focus on
Your many attributes.

Lord, may next year,
You do something new
may more people turn . . .
their lives over to You!

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Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not the
former things,
neither consider
the things of old.

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~12.31.21~

John 14:27


Storms Are Not Meant ~

Storms are not meant,
to blow us over . . .
they come so we may
run to God for cover.

They are not meant,
to take us down . . .
they arise so we may
turn our lives around.

Storms are not meant,
to make us weak . . .
they arrive so we may
learn to God first seek.

They are not meant,
to make us shake . . .
they descend so we can
from apathy awake.

Storms are not meant,
to blow through us . . .
they come so we may
put in God our trust!

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Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord
is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth
into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 10:25

“As the whirlwind passeth,
so is the wicked no more:
but the righteous is an
everlasting foundation.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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