Tag Archives: Rest

Staying In This Boat ~

I’m staying in this boat,
I’m going with the flow
for Jesus will steer me
in the way I should go.

I will not be afraid,
I’ve nothing to fear
for in this boat with me
Jesus too is here.

I’m sticking with this ship,
perish I will not . . .
with Jesus at my side
I’ve no dread of thought.

I’m not going to sink,
my faith will keep me afloat
there’s no way I’ll go down
for Jesus controls this boat.

I’m keeping with this boat,
in it I’m going to stay
for I know the winds and sea
Jesus’ commands will obey!

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Matthew 8:23-27

“And when he was entered into a ship,
his disciples followed him.

And, behold, there arose a great tempest
in the sea, insomuch that the ship was
covered with the waves: but he was asleep.

And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Lord, save us: we perish.

And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful,
O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and
rebuked the winds and the sea;
and there was a great calm.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and the sea obey him!

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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A Needful Reminder ~

Sometimes I forget,
why I am so very blessed
why my heart is at ease
and my soul is at rest.

Then I remind myself,
as to why I feel this way
for, my hope is in Jesus
returning soon one day.

Sometimes I overlook,
why my spirit is so settled
why I am not surprised
by the works of the devil.

Then I remind myself,
as to why I am at peace
for until Jesus returns
evil will never cease.

Sometimes I forget,
just why I am so blessed
then I remind myself . . .
it’s on Jesus I do rest!

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Ecclesiastes 4:6

“Better is an handful with quietness,
than both the hands full with travail
and vexation of spirit.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~01.15.19~


Just Chillin’ With My Lord ~

Today I am chillin’,
not going to get bothered
won’t let one little thing take
my peace from my Father.

I’m just going to kick back,
and rest here all the day
I’m not going to let anything
take our oneness away.

Today I’m taking it easy,
not going to get uptight
instead I will just soak in
all of Jesus’ calming light.

I’m just going to relax,
in the warmth of His love
and let His grace beam
down on me from above.

Today, I am chillin’
just me and my Lord
and if I fall asleep . . .
it’s not because I’m bored!

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Psalm 4:8

“I will both lay me down in peace,
and sleep: for thou, Lord,
only makest me dwell in safety.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Our Future Inheritance ~

There’s an inheritance,
for those who are meek
there’s a promise of peace
to those who God seek.

There’s a lasting promise,
of a future blessing
for those who keep on . . .
into Jesus pressing.

There’s a land of hope,
promised upon adoption
where delightfulness flows
without any disruption.

There’s an abundance,
of calm and tranquility
for those whose attitude
is one of humility.

There’s an inheritance,
of a future destination
a promise of peace . . .
in all of its perfection!

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Psalm 37:11

“But the meek shall inherit
the earth; and shall delight
themselves in the abundance
of peace.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Quiet Place ~

Thank You Lord,
for giving me
a place to go
when I’m weary.

A quiet spot,
for my mind
and Your peace
to come in line.

Thank You Lord,
for meeting me
when to You
I run and flee.

A hidden retreat,
for my heart
so more grace
You can impart.

Thank You Lord,
for being there
when I bring You
my daily care!

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Proverbs 18:10

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


May The Lord Keep You ~

May the Lord keep you,
safely in His care
may you give to Him
all your burdens to bear.

May He bless you,
with hope and peace
may you on Him
your worries release.

May the Lord shine,
on you His face
may you embrace
His undying grace.

May His favor,
put joy in your heart
may from His ways
you never depart.

May the Lord keep you,
in His loving care . . .
may you make sure
you stay right there!

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Numbers 6:24-26

“The Lord bless thee,
and keep thee:

The Lord make
his face shine
upon thee,
and be gracious
unto thee:

The Lord lift up his
countenance upon
thee, and give
thee peace.”

 

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


May You Be At Peace ~

May you be at peace,
all times, in every way
may you take heart knowing
God sends new mercies each day.

May you be anxious for naught,
nor about one single thing
may you feel the calming
only a Savior can bring.

May your mind be fixed,
on a God worth trusting
may you find your tranquility
in things everlasting.

May you lie down and sleep,
with dreams of green pastures
may you find peace
as your heart Jesus captures!

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2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.

Numbers 6:26

“The Lord lift up his
countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


CHRISTmas Wonder ~

May you feel the wonder,
of God’s gift of a Savior
may His love and grace
you hold on to and savor.

May you feel the thrill,
of the hope of His birth
may your heart overflow
with joy, cheer and mirth.

May you feel the wonder,
of the coming of a King
may you trust and believe
in the peace He’s soon to bring.

May you feel the excitement,
of Him who was and is to come
may you be eager and ready
for Him to set up His kingdom.

May you feel the wonder,
of God’s blessed assurance
as you await the day . . .
of His next appearance!

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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.”

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace Jesus Gives ~

Peace Jesus gives,
to all who seek
no matter if . . .
mighty or weak.

For in peace He came,
so we could find
peace to guard and keep
both heart and mind.

Peace Jesus offers,
to all who inquire
if it is truly . . .
their heart’s desire.

For He promises,
peace perfect
to minds on Him
that reflect.

Peace Jesus left,
for all of us
now we must . . .
in this trust!

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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.

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in
perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed
on thee: because
he trusteth in thee.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Future Of Hope ~

A future filled with hope,
is a future worth knowing
for out of it are rivers
of living water flowing.

It’s a future of rest,
joy and elation
found in the well of
eternal salvation.

A future filled with hope,
is a future God planed
for it has been formed
by His very own hand.

It’s a future of peace,
of what is to come
when Jesus returns
to set up His kingdom.

A future filled with hope,
is worth our pursuing
for it’s a future with God
that is all consuming!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Holy Presence ~

In God’s holy presence,
there’s joy in its fullness
pleasures circulating
His everlasting goodness.

There is peace and hope,
a spreading of refreshing
an ongoing revolving
of life-changing blessings.

In God’s holy presence,
there’s mercy restoring
upon the Holy Spirit’s
heart filling outpouring.

There’s an internal calm,
an outgoing of favor
the ongoing flowing
of grace from a Savior.

In God’s holy presence,
here and above . . .
there’s an effortless flow
of steadfast love!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Don’t Recognize CHRISTmas ~

CHRISTmas has become,
more of a pagan holiday
now not even the manger
can some put on display.

They’ve done a good job taking,
CHRIST out of the big picture
even the cards they make and sell
now seldom have a scripture.

CHRISTmas has become,
just another time to gather
at parties and at homes
where Jesus doesn’t matter.

There’s always plenty of food,
and lots of drinks to go around
but, Jesus’ name isn’t mentioned
unless someone has a meltdown.

I don’t recognize CHRISTmas,
for me it is just not the same
now that I offend so many . . .
when I say my Saviors name!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

pagan:

noun: a person who does not acknowledge God
adjective: not acknowledging the God of Christianity


Peace Imparted ~

 

Sometimes my mind,
I can’t seem to still
and often my troubles
it begins to fill.

They crawl in and out,
of the deep, dark spaces
but, I won’t allow them
rob me of God’s graces.

Sometimes my heart,
I can’t seem to quiet
and often my worries
alters its calm climate.

They work their way in,
denying me of my hope
but, I won’t let them steal
the trust I need to cope.

Sometimes into my mind,
my cares drop into my heart
but, Jesus comes to the rescue
and peace again He imparts!

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Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he
trusteth in thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sometimes God ~

Sometimes God,
sends us a detour
to see if our faith
in Him is mature.

Sometimes God,
puts up a roadblock
to see what way
we’ll choose to walk.

Sometimes God,
sends us delays
so our faith in Him
He can appraise.

Sometimes God,
puts up a barrier
to see if we’ll trust
or remain a worrier.

Sometimes God,
sends nothing at all
to see if on Him   . . .
we will even call!

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2 Corinthians 4:8

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Draw Nigh Lord ~

Draw nigh Lord,
to those who are in need
for You in their lives
to guide and lead.

Come closer Lord,
to those calling out
for Your truth
instead of their doubt.

Move nearer Lord,
into the lives of those
needing their nerves
for You to compose.

Pull in Lord,
those who’ve gone astray
show them again
the Truth, Life and Way.

Drawn nigh Lord,
come close and near
pull those deeper into You
till they no longer fear!

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James 4:8

“Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Call Upon Jesus ~

When your joy is robbed,
by the events of life
when they steal your hope
leaving you only strife.

Call upon Jesus,
for a change of heart
and His perfect peace
into it He’ll impart.

When you are buried,
deep in despair
when overwhelmed
by all your care.

Call upon Jesus,
for a change of mind
and His gentle love
you will surely find.

When your world,
comes crumbling down
call upon Jesus . . .
and your joy will rebound!

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Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto
all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Believes ~

Faith comes,
from Bible reading
hearing, listening
and then heeding.

Faith rises,
in hearts that desire
to be filled with
Holy Spirit’s fire.

Faith grows,
when it’s assured
in things not seen
it’s safely secured.

Faith trusts,
nothings impossible
for it knows with God
all is possible.

Faith believes,
with all its soul
for it knows . . .
God’s in control!

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Romans 10:17

“So then faith cometh by hearing,
and hearing by the word of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Helps Me To Know ~

God helps me to know,
His mercy He’ll show
when I go to His throne
His grace will be shown.

He helps me to grow,
when into His Word I go
He enlightens my vision
by giving me His wisdom.

God helps me to be calm,
He is my soothing balm
when I need comforting
He eases my suffering.

He makes me strong,
when things go wrong
He gives me boldness
by His closeness.

God helps me to know,
the way I should go
when to Him I pray
He shows me the way!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Forever Grateful ~

I am thankful,
I am blessed
for I have found
in Jesus rest.

I am content,
I am delighted
for in my life . . .
Jesus I invited.

I am grateful,
I am satisfied
for in Jesus
I am purified.

I am loved,
I am at peace
for Jesus brings
my soul release.

I am blessed,
I am thankful
to Jesus, I am
forever grateful!

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Psalm 138:1

“I will praise thee
with my whole heart:
before the gods will
I sing praise unto thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is My Yes ~

Jesus is my yes,
He is my Amen . . .
for all of God’s promises
flow right out of Him.

Jesus is my truth,
He is my absolute
for God’s tender mercy
in me He imputes.

Jesus is my grace,
He is my true salvation
for God suffered Him
to save me from damnation.

Jesus is my hope,
He is my Lord and Life
for God sent Him
to take Himself my strife.

Jesus is my yes,
He is my hallelujah Amen . . .
all my faith and trust
I put into God and Him!

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2 Corinthians 1:20

“For all the promises of God
in him are yea, and in him
Amen, unto the glory of
God by us.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Joyfully Helpless ~

God has shown me,
when I’m powerless
how without His might
I’m indeed helpless.

For I have learned,
when I remain weak
more of His grace
I constantly seek.

God have proven,
my strength is worthless
how with out His power
my own is pointless.

For I have learned,
sufficient is His grace
no matter the troubles
I may have to face.

God has shown me,
to be joyful when helpless
for His grace will keep me
from becoming faithless!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

“And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will I
rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Creation Awaits ~

When you ask Jesus
into your heart
deliverance from sin
will spontaneously start.

When for your trespasses,
you ask Jesus to atone
living a sinful life
you’ll no longer condone.

When you ask Jesus,
to pardon your sin
regeneration
will promptly begin.

When for your sins,
you ask Jesus to forgive
your former way of life
you will not want to relive.

When you ask Jesus,
into your heart . . .
a new creation awaits
right from the start!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold,
all things are become new.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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