Tag Archives: Peace

A Song Of Deliverance ~

Everyone needs a song,
of deliverance . . .
everyone needs Jesus
to make a difference.

Everyone needs a victory,
over the enemy
everyone needs a fortress
that is heavenly.

Everyone needs a defense,
a rock to cling on
everyone needs Jesus
to depend upon.

Everyone needs a tower,
they can run into
everyone needs a trust
that they can pursue.

Everyone needs a song,
of their redemption. . .
everyone needs Jesus
for their salvation!

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Isaiah 12:2

Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the Lord Jehovah
is my strength
and my song;
he also is become
my salvation.

Psalm 18:1-2

I will love thee, O Lord,
my strength.

The Lord is my rock,
and my fortress,
and my deliverer;
my God, my strength,
in whom I will trust;
my buckler,
and the horn of my salvation,
and my high tower.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Everyday Is A Blessing ~

Everyday is a blessing,
something to savor
everyday is a gift . . .
of God’s merciful favor.

Everyday is a treasure,
of hope and trust
everyday is a gem
that God gives to us.

Everyday is a present,
to be unwrapped
everyday is a deluge
of grace untapped.

Everyday is a trove,
of peace and rest
everyday is a chance
to give God our best.

Everyday is a blessing,
to be appreciated
everyday is a gift to us
God has orchestrated!

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Psalm 115:13

He will bless them
that fear the Lord,
both small and great.

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift
is from above, and cometh down from
the Father of lights, with whom is
no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Hear Me, Hold Me, Hide Me ~

Hear me Oh Lord,
open to me Your ear
take away from me
the sum of my fear.

Keep me in the night,
while shadows move
so that my trust
to You I may prove.

Hold me up Lord,
don’t let me slip
keep Your Words
fixed on my lips.

Let my prayers flow,
straight to Your throne
keep my ears to You
open and prone.

Hide me under Your wings,
protect and keep me . . .
so an apple in Your eyes
to You I always be!

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Psalm 17:1

Hear the right, O Lord,
attend unto my cry,
give ear unto my prayer,
that goeth not out of feigned lips.

Psalm 17:5

Hold up my goings in thy paths,
that my footsteps slip not.

Psalm 17:8

Keep me as the
apple of the eye,
hide me under
the shadow of thy wings,

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The Love Of God ~

The love of God,
has gotten me past
valleys too deep . . .
mountains so vast.

He help me over,
my fear and doubt
by my side He stayed
never walked out.

The love of God,
has brought me across
waters so high . . .
without being tossed.

He gave me hope,
my worries He stilled
with His ongoing peace
my heart was filled.

The love of God,
has gotten me through
things I thought . . .
were impossible to do!

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Luke 1:37

For with God
nothing shall
be impossible.

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Freely God Gave ~

Freely God gives,
His mercy to all
openly He hears
His name when we call.

Kindly God provides,
for our every need
richly He blesses
when His will we heed.

Gladly God renders,
His strength and power
willingly He became
our high strong tower.

Abundantly God bestows,
peace and stillness
selflessly He grants us
all of His goodness.

Lovingly God gave,
His one Son to all . . .
freely He gives grace
when on His name we call!

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Romans 8:32

He that spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Spirit of Power ~

God has not given us,
a spirit of fear . . .
but, one of His power
to keep us to Him near.

No worry shall cause,
us to tremble or shake
not even the enemy
can author us to faint.

God has not given us,
a spirit of neglect . . .
but, one of His love
with regard and respect.

We shall speak the truth,
for in God we do trust
we care about others
because, He first loved us.

God has not given us,
a spirit of trepidation . . .
but, of a sound mind
not filled with irritation.

We are full of His peace,
there’s a calm deep inside
our tranquilly declares . . .
His Spirit is our guide.

God has given us a spirit,
not full of dread or fear . . .
but of power, love and peace
hope, gladness and good cheer!

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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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His Light Bearers ~

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
power keepers, soul reapers
doing our best to fill His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping those who are in need
trust imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Hope distributors, calm givers,
paving the way with His light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
living the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
leading others from the gate of hell
truth tellers, one day heaven dwellers
with the greatest love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
Bible holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus because we dare!

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Philippians 2:15

“That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the
sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of

a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom
ye shine as lights
in the world.”

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Do Not Despair ~

Do not despair,
do not be oppressed
I will comfort you
so be not distressed.

Do not worry,
do not be alarmed
I will not let anything
cause you to be harmed.

Do not doubt,
do not be disillusioned
I have waiting for you
an joyful conclusion.

Do not anguish,
do not be downcast
I will bring you peace
if on Me you hold fast.

Do not despair,
do not be crushed . . .
put your faith in Me
for I’m worthy of your trust!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed,
but not in despair;

Persecuted,
but not forsaken;
cast down,
but not destroyed;

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Laying My Treasures ~

My heart doesn’t lay,
it’s treasures on earth
for it knows one day
they’ll hold no worth.

Instead my heart places,
in God its daily trust
for I know His love for me
will never corrode or rust.

My heart doesn’t invest,
into worldly assets
for they are void of peace
riddled down with regrets.

Instead my heart’s devoted,
to the Life, Truth and Way
for I know my faith in Jesus
will not corrupt or decay.

My heart up in heaven,
lays all it holds dear . . .
for to put it here on earth
makes me shutter with fear!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Gulf of Grief ~

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
where the sorrows of this life
leaves us begging for relief.

The hurting soul can’t calm,
or remove the heartbreak
it needs the healing touch
of the One who won’t forsake.

We thirst for healing waters,
for a peaceful resting place
where we can purge the pain
that’s too unbearable to face.

The grieving soul can’t let go,
nor cause the ache to part
only God can relieve . . .
the throbbing in its heart.

In the depth of despair,
there is a gulf of grief . . .
and only Jesus can bring
the heartbroken true relief!

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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.”

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If God ~

If for us God has plans,
if He knows our future
why don’t we believe
and trust Him sooner?

If He has for us good things,
if He provides our needs
why don’t we follow Him
regardless of where He leads?

If God gives us joy,
if He fills us with peace
why doesn’t our faith in Him
continue to increase?

If He provides our strength
if He equips us with power
why then does our hope
turn so often sour?

If we trust and believe,
God plans and not our own
to His guidance we’d be . . .
more spiritually prone!

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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 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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Intercessory Prayer ~

Intercessory prayers,
we all need to make
for we never know . . .
the bonds we might break.

For there’s plenty of people,
who are tied up in chains
and we should be praying
for their sorrows and pains.

Intercessory prayers,
we all need to be saying
for we never know . .
whose trust needs saving.

For there’s plenty of saints,
who are besieged by troubles
and we need to be praying
they give God their struggles.

Intercessory prayers,
what music to God’s ears
as for others we beseech . . .
the collection of their tears!

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Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer
and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto
with all perseverance and
supplication for all saints;

Psalm 56:8

Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?

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Besides Stilling Waters ~

Besides stilling waters,
is where Jesus leads me
whenever from all the chaos
I long and need to be.

It is where my heart goes,
in the heat of the day
where with Him in my mind
I can linger and stay.

Besides stilling waters,
running throughout my soul
is where I ask Jesus
to regain in me control.

It is where my hopes flows,
whenever there is a drought
where with His peace I find
the abating of my doubt.

Besides stilling waters,
is where Jesus and I meet
it’s there that my fears . . .
I leave at His feet!

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Psalm 23:2

He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
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From Guilt to Shameless ~

Come unto Me,
rest is what I’ll give
when you ask of Me
your past to forgive.

Come let Me wash,
your sins away
from all those years
you went astray.

Come unto Me,
My burden is painless
with Me you’ll go . . .
from guilt to shameless.

Come let Me take,
your shame and disgrace
so I may free you
with My love and grace.

Come unto Me,
rest is what you’ll find
not just for your heart
but too for your mind!

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1 John 1:9

If we confess our sins,
he is faithful and just
to forgive us our sins,
and to cleanse us from
all unrighteousness.

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Deborah Ann Belka


New Mercies Afresh ~

God sends to us,
afresh each day . . .
tender mercies
as we go our way.

Pity and favor,
merge at our feet
when the morning
at first we greet.

Blessings of peace,
whenever needed
rest is guaranteed
to heart’s yielded.

Confidence to near,
the throne of grace
when Jesus’ life
our soul’s embrace.

God’s tender mercies,
bless us each day anew . . .
to heal and restore
as they repair and renew!

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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.

Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Grace Is An Infusion ~

Grace is an infusion,
of God’s love and mercy
it is given freely . . .
to all who are thirsty.

It cannot be bought,
borrowed or purchased
only by Jesus . . .
to you is it furnished.

Grace is an transfusion,
of Christ’s saving blood
it cleanses our souls
as it flows and floods.

It is a connection,
to everything just
it quickens the heart
in it’s power to trust.

Grace is a transfusion,
of hope, love and peace
grace is an infusion . . .
only Jesus can release!

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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:

John 6:54

Whoso eateth my flesh,
and drinketh my blood,
hath eternal life;
and I will raise him
up at the last day.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Happy CHRISTian ~

The happy CHRISTian,
reads the Scriptures
the grace of Jesus
their mind pictures.

They find their pleasure,
not in worldly things
but in the peace and joy
His salvation brings.

They shun the world,
find in it no delight
the Word they meditate
both the day and night.

They are like a tree,
that is rooted well
for inside their soul
the Holy Spirit dwells.

The happy CHRISTian,
pursues the right way
that is why they read . . .
God’s Word every day!

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Psalm 1:3

And he shall be like a tree planted
by the rivers of water, that bringeth
forth his fruit in his season;
his leaf also shall not wither;
and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

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Dying Breath ~

Don’t you wait,
till your last breath
turn to Jesus today . . .
before your death.

For He can give you,
a life worth living
once you discover
He is forgiving.

Don’t you wait,
til your death bed
turn to Jesus today . . .
before your dead.

For by His grace,
He will save you . . .
if you have the faith
to believe in Him too.

Don’t you wait,
til you have no more air
turn to Jesus now . . .
and your soul He’ll spare!

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Joel 2.32

And it shall come to pass,
that whosoever shall call
on the name of the Lord
shall be delivered:

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Perfect Purposeful Love ~

Perfect love,
drives out fear
it encourages
eyes not to tear.

It is mighty,
and purposeful
it is potent
and powerful.

Perfect love,
is immeasurable
it is genuine
and substantial.

It is resilient,
infinity reaching
it is faith . . .
mountain moving.

Perfect love,
is fear’s demise
for God’s power
it supplies!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not
made perfect in love.

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God Of The Sparrow ~

God of the sparrow,
provide our winter seed
supply us with the faith
to trust You for all we need.

Shelter us in the storms,
underneath Your mighty wings
shield us from the bitterness
that winter’s harshness brings.

God of the sparrow,
furnish our winter warmth
keeps us steadfastly
upon salvation’s hearth.

Protect us in the icy chill,
be our guiding light
as we embark out into
the frigid wintry night.

God of the sparrow,
forgotten not we’ll never be
for You know just how much . . .
we are dependent on Thee!

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Matthew 10:31

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

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The Fullness of Jesus ~

Lord, give me the fullness,
found in only You . . .
give me the completeness
of being one with You.

Give me the inner dwelling,
of Your Spirit’s peace
keep Your grace flowing
so my hope will never cease.

Lord, give me the wholeness,
found in only You . . .
give me the righteousness
to be the life of You.

Reveal to me the liberty,
found in Your redemption
give me the final victory
of eternal salvation.

Lord, give me the fullness,
found in only You . . .
give me the stillness
of the blessedness of You!

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John 1.16

And of his fulness have all
we received,
and grace for grace.

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God’s Enduring Love ~

Lord, Your enduring love,
my heart stills and hushes
I can feel my soul warm
as into it rushes.

It steadfastly releases,
a soothing, calming effect
as into my life
Your peace You direct.

Lord, Your enduring love,
my mind fully relieves
as tranquil thoughts of You
it opens up and receives.

It truly empties,
all things that I fear
as into my thoughts
it brings You more near.

Lord, Your enduring love,
is forever merciful . . .
straight from heaven above
keeping me to You vertical!

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Psalm 136:26

Give thanks to the God
of heaven,

for his steadfast love
endures forever.

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My Dearest Child ~

Come My dearest child,
so rest I may give
come find the peace
of those I forgive.

Let Me take from you,
your worry and care
for on the cross for you
your burdens I did bear.

Come my dearest child,
so hope I can bring
come find the faith to trust
Me in and for all things.

Let Me take from you,
that load crushing
and I will send to you
living water rushing.

Come My dearest child,
let Me bring you rest
unload yourself on Me
with My peace be blessed!

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Matthew 11:28

Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give
you rest.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Our Help For Today ~

Our help for today,
tomorrow too . . .
our forever strength
in all we do.

Our constant assistant,
to employ each day
our faithful supporter
as we go our way.

Our power supplier,
now and always
our encourager
for all of our days.

Our motivator,
any day of the week
our confidence builder
when we’re too weak.

Our help for today,
our whole life too . . .
our present strength
God is found in You!

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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.

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Worry Ends ~

Worry ends,
when faith kicks in
it withdraws
to our trust within.

For when in God,
peace we find
worry can’t play
with our mind.

Fear ceases,
where love exists
doubt dissolves
where hope persists.

For when in Jesus,
our faith we place
our fears will flee
in the sight of grace.

Worry and fear,
are forced out
when to the Lord
we give our doubt!

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Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.

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Abba Our Father ~

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family
so I could be . . .

An heir to salvation,
a daughter of light
a child that brings
to Him great delight.

No longer an orphan,
no longer a stray
I’ve inherited a room
in His mansion I’ll stay.

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family
so I can be free . . .

Free from the guilt,
of my wandering ways
free from the darkness
that once filled my days.

The adoption became final,
that day on the Cross
when Jesus died for me
and all those who are lost.

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family
so I might see . . .

See His glory,
in the midst of my pain
see His grace fall
like sweet drops of rain.

The inheritance is mine,
I’m claiming my right
and now I have privilege
to His power and might.

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family,
I willingly flee . . .

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Psalm 37:18
King James Version

“The Lord knoweth
the days of the upright:

and their inheritance
shall be for ever.

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Your Love Lord ~

Lord Your love brings,
my heart tranquil peace
I can feel Your calm
providing me release.

It warms my soul,
my mind it refreshes
all of my concerns
it patiently addresses.

Lord, Your love constantly,
comforts and consoles
my fears and doubts
it curtails and controls.

It generates in me,
a humble restfulness
every time I think  . . .
of Your lowly gentleness.

Lord, Your love brings,
my heart to a swell . . .
just knowing inside of it
is where You dwell!

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1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that
dwelleth in love dwelleth
in God, and God in him.

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Jesus’ Healing Touch ~

Jesus’ healing touch,
is just a brush away . . .
when you go to Him
on your knees and pray.

He will touch your heart,
mend the breaks within
put back all the pieces
till a new life begins.

Jesus’ saving touch,
is close and near . . .
He will rid your soul
of all that you fear.

He’ll touch your mind,
restore your sanity
replace your thoughts
with His tranquility.

Jesus’ healing touch
is just a brush away . . .
so give Him your pain
straightaway today!

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1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,

that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:

by whose stripes ye were healed.”

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#throwbackpoem# Recipe For A Happy New Year

Take a cup of Forgiveness,
stir in some of God’s grace
then fold it into your heart
and this recipe you’ll embrace.

But, you’ll need to keep adding,
more ingredients as you go
if you plan on having a year
where Love can rise and grow.

You’re going to need Patience,
at least a cup or two . . .
if you want to have Meekness
bubbling up inside of you.

You’ll need to slowly blend in,
a heaping spoonful of Goodness
then beat it into the mixture
so you can whip up Gentleness.

Don’t forget to add a pinch of Joy,
and as you whisk it into Peace
add a dollop of Faith and Trust
and Hope you will release.

If you live in the Spirit,
you’ll need to walk in it too . . .
and if you follow this recipe
it’ll produce His fruit in you!

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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.

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The Bluster of Fluster ~

Some times my joy,
I need to muster . . .
whenever I’m feeling
the bluster of fluster.

For, I can get so caught up,
in the world’s fallen state
that my eternal happiness
from me it starts to shake.

Sometimes my hope,
I need to summon . . .
as I start to feel
downcast and sullen.

For, I can see the darkness,
overshadowing the Light
that my eternal peace
is hard to keep in sight.

Sometimes my faith,
I need to boost and buoy . . .
and so my thoughts, Lord
I just turn over to You!

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things
are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things
are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Looking Unto Jesus ~

As troubles come,
as they most surely will
when the road ahead of you
looks all up hill.

When you are at a loss,
as to what to do
and you’ve no answers
not even a clue.

Look unto Jesus,
He knows how high the climb
He’ll help you over it
in His perfect time.

As hardships come,
as they seem to do
when they start to get
the very best of you.

When the pit you’re in,
is beyond waist deep
and all your cares
make you want to weep.

Look unto Jesus,
He will never let you sink
He is not as far away
as you may think.

As burdens come,
as they begin to occur
and in your mind
everything’s a big blur.

When nothing seems,
to make much sense
and you start to feel
nervous and tense.

Look unto Jesus,
He’ll give to you a new sight
and you’ll start to see . . .
everything through His light!

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Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Knowing How To Wait ~

Knowing how to wait,
on God is a must . . .
for it’s when we learn
how in Him to trust.

We need to remain calm,
instead of losing it
we need to be quiet
both in heart and spirit.

Knowing how to be still,
is a requirement
for it’s when we become
on God more reliant.

We need to stay cool,
not lose our composure
we need to slow down
so fear doesn’t takeover.

Waiting on the Lord,
is the best way to cope
for it is the only way
to find peace and hope!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the Lord,
my soul doth wait,
and in his word do I hope.

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The Ocean’s Shore ~

As I stroll along,
the ocean’s shore
I feel blessed
to my very core.

Though I don’t know,
the water’s depth
I’m sure the Lord guides
my every step.

As I listen to,
the waves that roar
I trust God’s Spirit
over storms to soar.

Just as the soft sand,
and sea must meet
I know God’s the strength
beneath my feet.

And unlike a pebble,
in the warm sand
my faith can’t be crushed
by the foot of man.

As I watch the eagles,
land on the dock
I too find safety
in the Lord my Rock!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.”

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Joy Entered The World ~

Joy entered the world,
Truth found its way in
Grace penetrated through
all barrier’s of sin.

Love came down from heaven,
a Father’s Gift revealed
Light infiltrated into hearts
by His stripes they’re now healed.

The Way emergencies,
Jesse’s Branch shoots forth
a Savior materializes
out of a Virgin’s birth.

Peace broke though,
Flesh took on form
God’s Mercy establishes
Salvation’s only platform.

Hope descended,
God’s Favor comes to Rest
Eternal Life in His Son
finally manifests.

Joy entered the world,
a Messiah to all is born
tis why we celebrate  . . .
on this CHRISTmas morn!

~~~~~~~

John 1:14

And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory
as of the only begotten
of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.

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The Pain of Everyone ~

If I could gather up,
the pain of everyone
all of their suffering
I would pray undone.

I would ask God to mend,
the sorrow and brokenness
to fill each grieving heart
with the joy of hopefulness.

If I could gather up,
everyone’s fallen tears
along with their grief
and all of their fears.

I would ask God to heal,
the despair and anguish
so that in His love
all could forever languish.

If I could gather up,
all the hurt, grief and pain
I would beg Jesus . . .
hurry up and come to reign!

~~~~~~~

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.

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Greet Me At The Gate ~

Give me peace Lord,
fill me with serenity
so that I may face
today’s uncertainty.

Help me to keep,
focused in on You
so my eternal aim
is always in view.

Keep my feet Lord,
from the truth slipping
keep my hands Lord
on my Bible gripping.

Give me wisdom,
for what’s lying ahead
help me to trust You
so not to get misled.

Give me peace Lord,
as my life I navigate
for my aim is for You . . .
to greet me at the gate!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 118:20

This gate of the Lord,
into which the righteous
shall enter.

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A Time To Give ~

A time to give,
and to share
the love of Jesus
out everywhere.

A time to bless,
and to be blessed
a time to find
peaceful rest.

A time for joy,
and to sing
about the birth
of our King.

A time for peace,
and for praise
a time for hope
found in His ways.

A time to rejoice,
and to savor
the love and grace
of our Savior.

A time to give,
and to receive
a time to show
why we believe!

~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God
for his unspeakable gift.

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Lay Your Treasure ~

Put no value in the things,
living in this world brings
for they will only just corrupt
and in the end self-destruct.

Lay instead your treasure,
in things you cannot measure
things like faith, hope and trust
for they’ll never turn into rust.

Put no worth in material things,
things like cars and diamond rings
for that which we now hold dear
will one day all just disappear.

Lay up instead things eternal,
and the things that are internal
things like morality and integrity
against which there is no penalty.

Put no value on worldly things,
instead lay in your heart of heart
the things that will in the end . . . .
not corrode, rot or fall apart!

~~~~~~~

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.

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The CHRISTmas Star ~

The CHRISTmas star,
still shines today . . .
of the hope and peace
of yesterday.

It still beckons,
for those to seek
a Savior who is
lowly and meek.

The CHRISTmas star,
still brings delight
of the birth
of Love that night.

It still saves,
all who journey
to worship Him
who is worthy.

The CHRISTmas star,
still shine today
with the Light . . .
of the Life and Way!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 2:10

When they saw the star,
they rejoiced with exceeding
great joy.

Revelation 22:16

I Jesus have sent mine angel
to testify unto you these things
in the churches. I am the root
and the offspring of David,
and the bright and morning star.

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The Joy Of The Season ~

This season may your joy,
be seen and heard
may your eternal hope
in others be stirred.

May you offer to all,
peace and good cheer
may your delight
be made loud and clear.

This season may your joy,
cause you jubilation
may you share with all
God’s gift of salvation.

May you be filled,
with gladness and mirth
may you tell everyone
all about Jesus’ birth.

This season may your joy,
by all be observed . . .
may your elation
not be at all reserved!

~~~~~~~

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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Afternoon Ponderings ~12.10.19~


Harden Your Heart Not ~

Harden not your heart,
to your spiritual condition
let it not turn cold
by your selfish ambition.

Let it not turn callous,
like the rebellious one
let it not become distant
by a grumbling tongue.

Harden not your heart,
to the Spirit’s leading
let it not turn frigid
by the sins you’re keeping.

Let it not become rigid,
by carelessly drifting
let it not be stubborn
by the life you’re living.

Harden not your heart,
by disbelief or doubt
let it not turn icy
by shutting God’s Word out.

Let it not turn you away,
from the hope of eternal peace
let it not turn to stone . . .
lest your faith in God may cease!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 3:13

“But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day;

lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.”

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Before You Get Up ~

Before you get out,
of your warm bed . . .
make sure God’s Word
you have read.

Then as you rise,
you will be girded
in the truth before
you even get started.

Before you get going,
take up faith’s shield
so to satan’s deceit
you will not yield.

Then as you get ready,
you will be protected
with a breastplate keeping
you and God connected.

Before the door you open,
make sure you put on
the peace you have found
in Christ, Jesus the Son.

Then when you see,
a dart at you come flying
you will know it’s from
the one who’s always lying.

Before you retire,
while warm in your bed . . .
tuck away your Bible
under your trusting head!

~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:14-16

Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of
peace; Above all, taking the shield
of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts
of the wicked

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As The Storm Rages ~

As the storm rages,
as the gusts blow
as the reeling waves
mount up and grow.

Let Jesus your heart,
quill and quiet
till the battering winds
are calm and silent.

As the gales whip,
as they howl and roar
as the frigid rain
on top of you pours.

Let Jesus your mind,
still and settle
til the waves become
lulled and gentle.

As the storm rages,
as the winds intensify
hold on to Jesus
so they’ll not terrify!

~~~~~~~~

Luke 8:23-25

But as they sailed he fell asleep:
and there came down a storm of wind
on the lake; and they were filled
with water, and were in jeopardy.

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.

And he said unto them, Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered, saying
one to another, What manner of man is this!
for he commandeth even the winds and water,
and they obey him.

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How Much Longer God ~

Sometimes the reality,
of a world gone haywire
takes away all my joy
in the hairs of its crossfire.

For with all the evil I see,
and all the horror I hear
all I can do is ask . . .
why Jesus, aren’t You here?

Sometimes the truth,
of a world gone amok
takes away my peace
leaving me awestruck.

For with all the tragedy,
the death and the disasters
I can’t help but to wonder . . .
why Lord, can’t You come faster?

Sometimes the realness,
of a world gone roughshod
all I can do is pray and ask  . . .
how much longer, oh my God!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 10:1

Why standest thou afar off,
O Lord?
why hidest thou thyself
in times of trouble?

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The Cornucopia of Contentment ~

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding true contentment
a time to praise God . . .
without any resentment.

A time to discover,
the secret of gratitude
a time to let thanksgiving
become our daily attitude.

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding satisfaction
a time for appreciation
no matter our condition.

It’s a time to be thankful,
to God for everything
a time to be grateful
for whatever He may bring.

Thanksgiving’s a cornucopia,
of having true contentment
for all those who on God . . .
are genuinely dependent!

~~~~~

Philippians 4:11-13

Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased,
and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things
I am instructed both
to be full and to be hungry,
both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Father, How Can I Show My Gratitude ~

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You’ve done
how can I show my thankfulness
for the eternal gift of Your Son?

What can I do to repay You,
for the kindness You’ve shown me
what can I give back to You
so my appreciation You can see?

How can I render my thanksgiving,
the sense of my true gratification
how can I ever prove to You
the full delight of my satisfaction?

Father, how can I show my gratitude,
my gratefulness for all You do
how can I show my thankfulness
if I am not always praising You?

~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:17

And whatsoever ye do
in word or deed, do all
in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God
and the Father by him.

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Take the Plunge ~

Go ahead,
dive right in
be washed
from your sin

Take the plunge,
into the waters
that are Living
without borders.

Go ahead,
jump into the Well
save yourself
form the pit of hell.

Take the leap,
into the Spring
life everlasting
to you it’ll bring.

Go ahead,
drink thereof . . .
the Living Waters
of God’s love!

~~~~~

John 4:10-11

Jesus answered and said unto her,
If thou knewest the gift of God,
and who it is that saith to thee,
Give me to drink; thou wouldest
have asked of him, and he would
have given thee living water.

The woman saith unto him,
Sir, thou hast nothing to
draw with, and the well is deep:
from whence then hast thou
that living water?

John 4:14

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never
thirst; but the water that I shall
give him shall be in him a well of
water springing up into everlasting life.

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Eager Heart’s Waiting ~

May the love of God,
our eager heart’s still . . .
may we have His peace
waiting for His will.

For what He promised,
is yet to be done . . .
as we anticipate
the coming of His Son.

May the love of God,
our heart’s safely keep
as one of His own
beloved and dear sheep.

For what He has spoken,
will surely come true
when Jesus returns
one day for me and you.

May the love of God,
our patient heart’s fill . . .
as we eagerly await
may His calm they still!

~~~~~~~

2 Thessalonians 3:5

And [may] the Lord direct
your hearts into the love of God,
and into the patient waiting for Christ.

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From Brokenness to Wholeness ~

In the broken places,
is where Jesus meets us
so we may find the strength
in Him to fully trust.

He is able to see through,
the cracks and holes
for He can look into
the depth of our souls.

In the broken spaces,
of our shattered hearts
Jesus understands
why we’re falling apart.

He knows the anguish,
of our desperation
He gets the despair
in our supplication.

In the broken places,
filled with hopelessness
it’s when Jesus brings us
healing and wholeness!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

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More of You Lord ~

More of You Lord, more of You,
in the things I say and do
less of me Lord, less of me
so more like You I can be.

Lord, I give You my doubts,
take with them all my fear
move me closer to You
so I can draw to You near.

More of You Lord, more of You,
oh Dear Lord, can’t You see
I want to live just for You
and die to all of me.

Lord, I give You all my love,
take my heart and mind too
be my soul’s true reflection
till all I see is all of You.

More of Your will, less of mine,
give me eyes no longer blind
show me Your saving Light
so more of You I can find!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 1:21

“For to me to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.”

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The Color Of Things Coming ~

I watch Fall’s colored leaves,
turn from red to golden brown
drifting on the breeze of Autumn
floating idly to the ground.

They lay in all their splendor,
till rake piles them knee-high
for eye to see and foot to crush
before they wither away and die.

Fall reminds me of the colors,
of the things forthcoming . . .
when Jesus with a trump
declares He is returning.

His eyes will see those waiting,
eagerly for His return
while He crushes under foot
those who gave Him no concern.

As I watch Fall’s colored leaves,
turn from red to golden brown
I pray everyday I can turn . . .
just one sinner’s heart around!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 13:30

Let both grow together until
the harvest: and in the time
of harvest I will say to the reapers,
Gather ye together first the tares,
and bind them in bundles to burn
them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ was once offered to bear
the sins of many; and unto them
that look for him shall he appear
the second time without sin
unto salvation.

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God Is All Around ~

Lord, You are inside me,
You’re in my heart . . .
new mercy each day
You give me to start.

You are over me,
You too are below
on me each morning
blessings You bestow.

Lord, You are around me,
You’re in my mind
every day Your hope
is mine to go find.

Lord, You are beneath me,
You are also above
each day You give me
peace, grace and love.

Lord, You are inside me,
You are beside me too
Your Spirit is in me . . .
and mine is within You!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 4:6

One God and Father of all,
who is above all,
and through all,
and in you all.

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The Face of Autumn ~

Lord it is time again,
to see the season change
to watch as Your beauty
the landscape rearrange.

So with wonder and awe,
I watch the face of Autumn
alter it’s many colors
ending Summer’s blossom.

Lord, it is time again,
to harvest the seeds sown
to see which ones for You
have ripened, matured and grown.

So with a grateful heart,
I gather up Autumn’s fruit
which over the span of time
have in You taken root.

Lord, it is time again,
for me to sit and reflect
how I can help to reach . . .
all those who You still reject!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 9:37-38

Then saith he unto his disciples,
The harvest truly is plenteous,
but the labourers are few;

Pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he will
send forth labourers into
his harvest.

Jeremiah 8:20

The harvest is past,
the summer is ended,
and we are not saved.

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The Beauty of Salvation ~

May the beauty of your salvation,
cause you to be jubilant
may the wonder of it all
make and keep you exuberant.

May the greatness of God’s mercy,
bow your grateful, thankful knees
may the vastness of His love
your whole heart, happily seize.

May the grandeur of your hope,
make you permanently indebted
may the elation that you feel
forever in your soul be embedded.

May the splendor of Jesus’ grace,
always keep you humble and meek
may your gleeful gratitude
be in every word you speak.

May the beauty of your salvation,
bring to you God’s eternal peace
may your delighted exuberance
to Him you jubilantly release!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 149:4

For the Lord taketh pleasure
in his people: he will beautify
the meek with salvation.

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Light Walking ~

Light walking,
is more than just talking
it’s knowing . . .
when our sins are showing.

It requires from all of us,
in Jesus blood to trust
to help us not to stray
while on the narrow way.

Light walking,
is more than just a calling
it’s a willingness
to avoid all evilness.

Then a real community,
of non conformity
will come together
as hearts to God surrender.

Light walking,
takes more than just talking . . .
it takes with Jesus a relationship
to form a true light fellowship!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light,
as he is in the light, we have
fellowship one with another,
and the blood of Jesus Christ
his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

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There’s Good News ~

There’s Good News,
for when days are bad
there is hope . . .
for when you feel sad.

There is light,
for when all seems dim
there is rest  . . .
that comes from Him.

There is grace,
for when needing more
there is trust . . .
when God you implore.

There is strength,
for when you awake
there is new mercy . . .
upon morning’s break.

There is warmth,
for when you feel cold
there is power . . .
to make you bold.

There’s Good News,
for when you are low
there is peace . . .
when God’s love flows!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 25:25

As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.

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God Knows My Tomorrow ~

God knows my tomorrow,
He’s planned it out for me
He knows what will happen
before daylight I even see.

I know I can trust Him,
to meet me along the way
tis why I have no fear
when I greet another day.

God knows beforehand,
the challenges I will face
I know He will give me
sufficient amounts of grace.

I believe He will lead me,
on the road He has chosen
I trust He has a purpose
for the path He’s woven.

God knows my tomorrow,
so I will seek Him first thing
for I know not what . . .
He’s considering to bring!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:33-34

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.

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The Lion and The Lamb ~

 

One day Judah’s Lion,
will break open seven seals
one day the wrath of God
He will at long last reveal.

One day the Lamb of God,
from each scroll will read
for worthy is He . . .
who was crucified on a tree.

One day Judah’s Lion,
will be crown King of Kings
one day the world will know
the peace that He brings.

One day God’s precious Lamb,
who died for the sins of mankind
will return to conquer Satan
and his enemies for the last time.

One day the Lion of Judah,
God’s sacrificial Lamb once slain
will from heaven’s glorious throne . . .
the whole world will ~ forever reign!

~~~~~~~

Revelation 5:5-7

And one of the elders saith unto me,
Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe
of Judah, the Root of David, hath
prevailed to open the book, and to
loose the seven seals thereof.

And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst
of the throne and of the four beasts,
and in the midst of the elders,
stood a Lamb as it had been slain,
having seven horns and seven eyes,
which are the seven Spirits of God
sent forth into all the earth.

And he came and took the book out
of the right hand of him that sat
upon the throne.

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To Know the Fear of God ~

Oh, to know the fear,
of God that is awesome
is to learn how to live
in this world with caution.

For, His Word warns us,
to be not the world’s friend
or with it godless ways
to mix in or to blend.

Oh, to know the wisdom,
of Godly instruction
is to know being of the world
leads to death and destruction.

For, His Word cautions all,
to be alert and sober
for the time Jesus returns
is always getting closer.

Oh, to know the fear,
that makes one respectful
is to honor God . . .
by living a life not regretful!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 15:33

The fear of the LORD is
the instruction of wisdom;
and before honour is humility.

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Devotional thoughts of a sinful saint consistently learning to enjoy the Gospel of God with all its benefits

Soul Healing Art

by Kimberly Harding

Fresh Whispers

A simple Christian listening to the Holy Spirit