Tag Archives: Rest

Pieces of Graces ~

Each morning as I awake,
Jesus is waiting for me . . .
I sense His very presence
though His person I can’t see.

An endless supply of mercy,
greets me upon the break of day
as pieces of His grace descends
for me to reap along my way.

Each day there is an assurance,
my burden’s He will bear
for I know Jesus is here with me
though I don’t see Him there.

His peace is all surrounding,
it engulfs my heart and soul
all of my worries and fears
He comforts and consoles.

Each morning when I awake,
I feel a sense of conforming
though Jesus I cannot see . . .
His love for me is confirming!

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Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness
in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein I
should walk; for I lift up my soul
unto thee.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Strength In Weakness ~

Weakness allows in us,
Jesus’ strength to flow
it makes us meek
so His power we’ll know.

It makes us proclaim,
when I’m weak I’m strong
it makes our faith firm
when trials come along.

Weakness allows in us,
Jesus’ grace to be
sufficient each day
for everything we need.

It helps us to endure,
the tests and the trials
for His grace is the key
to our spiritual vitals.

Our weakness keeps,
Jesus’ grace moving . . .
so His strength in us
can continue improving!

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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 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Depressurize ~

When I feel the need,
to depressurize . . .
I shut my mouth
and close my eyes.

For when I am still,
I can decompress
and think about why
I’m so very blessed.

When I feel the need,
to completely unwind
I open up my heart
and shut down my mind.

For when I’m at rest,
God can release
into my soul
His perfect peace.

When I feel the need,
to depressurize . . .
it’s so God’s calm in me
He can internalize!

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Colossians 3:15

And let the peace of God
rule in your hearts,
to the which also ye are
called in one body;
and be ye thankful.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Can You Hear Me Now ~

Sometimes I can’t hear,
what God has to say . . .
those whispers into my ears
do not make their way.

That tranquil voice is drowned,
by all the noise pollution
making it hard with God
to hold a conversation.

Sometimes that small hush,
can’t be heard over the uproar
and those quiet little breaths
I find are so easy to ignore.

That unseen presence,
can’t get my full attention
for so many things . . .
have become a distraction.

Sometimes I hear God say,
Can you hear me now?
and I answer Him honestly . . .
please show me again just how!

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1 Kings 19:12

And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire:
and after the fire a still small voice.

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Wonders Of Jesus ~

Lord, the first thing,
that’s stopping You . . .
is my lack of faith
in what You can do.

I know You can part seas,
walk on them too
and for me miracles
You also want to do.

Lord, the other thing,
that’s blocking You
is my lack of trust
to follow through.

I know You’ll give me,
the strength I need
as long as I let . . .
the Holy Spirit lead.

Lord, there is one thing,
imperative for me to do . . .
and that is to keep believing
in the wonders of You!

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Acts 4:30

By stretching forth thine hand to heal;
and that signs and wonders may be done
by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Psalm 77:14

Thou art the God that doest wonders:
thou hast declared thy strength
among the people.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


In Jesus’ Name ~

There is no prayer too big,
none that are too small
for God through Jesus
promises to hear them all.

We can bring to God,
our every daily care
we can go right to Him
with whatever is our prayer.

There is no request too great,
none that are too minimal
for our supplications to God
Jesus made for us possible.

We can go to God,
no matter the time of day
He is always ready
to hear the prayers we say.

There is no prayer too big,
none that are too small
for God hears every one
when on Jesus name we call!

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1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God,
and one mediator between
God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Have God’s Power ~

I have God’s power,
it’s right inside of me
it blesses me with faith
for things I can’t see.

It dissipates the doubt,
evaporates the fear
it allows me to believe
my God is always near.

I have God’s power,
He gave it to me the day
when to His Son . . .
I gave my heart away.

It lifted the darkness,
revealing His True Light
giving me the ability
to trust in His holy might.

I have God’s power,
to believe without seeing
it fills me with such hope
tis why it’s so freeing!

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Ephesians 1:19

And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to
us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power

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Deborah Ann Belka


Waiting and Biding ~

Waiting,
is just plain no fun
biding . . .
isn’t easily done.

But, God tells us,
to be still and quiet
to make daily prayer
a part of our diet.

Waiting . . .
can take so long
patience . . .
takes being strong.

But, when we follow,
Jesus’ teachings . . .
God will answer
all of our pleadings.

Waiting . . . .
is a faith trusting thing
bidding . . .
is to on Jesus cling!

~~~~~

Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good unto them
that wait for him, to the
soul that seeketh him.

John 15:7

“If ye abide in me,
and my words abide in you,
ye shall ask what ye will,
and it shall be done unto you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Bela


Pressure Cooker Faith ~

Pressure cooker faith,
always in a hurry . . .
often blows a gasket
in its frenzy flurry.

Frantic and strained,
always under duress
pressure cooker faith
holds inside a lot stress.

Pressure cooker faith,
full of nervousness
bursting at the seams
in the stew anxiousness.

Strives so very hard,
to control its composure
pressure cooker faith
can’t help but boiler over.

Pressure cooker faith,
always ready to blow
needs inside instead . . .
God’s peace to flow!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Mightier ~

God is mightier than the battle,
you are facing right now . . .
He’s greater than your struggle
your defeat He won’t allow.

For His peace will overrule,
all your inner conflict
and His mercy will surpass
the hurt life can inflict.

God is stronger than the burden,
that is weighing you down
He’s more powerful than the storm
that’s swirling all around.

His balm is ever soothing,
it will heal all of your pain
His touch is life transforming
when in His hands you remain.

God is mightier than the battle,
that today you have to face
His sufficiency is copious
for abundant is His grace!

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Psalm 93:4

“The Lord on high is mightier
than the noise of many waters,
yea, than the mighty waves of the sea.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Pressing Through ~

You got to press through,
unanswered prayers
you got to believe
God still cares.

You got to know,
He’s working things out
you got to stand firm
in faith and not doubt.

You got to press on,
through the ups and downs
you got to keep trusting
till His answer resounds.

You got to understand,
it’s all about His timing
you got to hold on tight
while the answer He’s priming.

You got to believe and trust,
you got to press through
while God is preparing . . .
the right answer for you!

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Luke 18:1

And he spake a parable unto them
to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint;

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


My Cup Is Full ~

I’ve got a cup,
it’s fills with more grace
each time I seek
God’s almighty face.

He pours into it,
mercy anew
upon morning’s
dewy debut.

I’ve got a cup,
it overflows
the more God
I get to know.

He dispenses into it,
faith, joy and peace
everlasting assurance
that’ll never cease.

I’ve got a cup,
full of hope’s promise
it warms my soul . . .
with eternal solace!

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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.

Psalm 23:5
My cup runneth over.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Pressing ~

When your life,
is but a mess
when bombarded
by all the stress.

Let God have,
the weightiness
so He can take
the heaviness.

When your life,
is upside down
when each day
is a letdown.

Let Jesus take,
your despair
so He can have
all your care.

When your life,
has you stressing
into Jesus keep . . .
onward pressing!

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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 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


No Greater Love Known ~


No greater love than this,
that Jesus would die for me
no greater Friend . . .
in this world will I ever see.

No greater love will come,
than the one He freely gives
no greater joy . . .
knowing my Savior lives.

No greater love is there,
from a Father to a Son
no greater promise . . .
His will shall been done.

No greater love will I find,
than the one Jesus gives
no greater hope . . .
knowing my sins He forgives.

No greater love than this,
to the world from their King
no greater comfort . .
than the peace He will bring!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have
everlasting life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Process of Grief ~

Grief is a process,
time it does not know
it keeps its own rhythm
tis why it ebbs and flows.

It swells like a wave,
rising in your chest
you never know when
it will rise or crest.

Grief is a phase,
time means not a thing
it keeps its own beat
tis why it’s so cutting.

It stuns like a blow,
hitting in your face
you never know when
for one you should brace.

Grief is a transition,
time has no meaning
but, we who trust God . . .
know joy will be coming!

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2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day.

Psalm 30:5

Weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Smooth Sailing ~

Today there’s smooth sailing,
the water’s calm and still
it is such a gorgeous day . . .
to just sit back and chill.

Got nothing on my mind,
my heart seems to be at rest
my worries are but few
I am feeling at my best.

As I go about my morning,
I forget to say my prayers . . .
but, for now it seems okay
for I haven’t me many cares.

The sun outside shines brightly,
calling me to come and read
but, I leave my Bible on the table . . .
for I haven’t any pressing need.

Suddenly there comes a breeze,
stirring up the peaceful water
and I can almost hear God say . . .
don’t drift too far ~ My daughter!

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Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give
the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should
let them slip.

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King James Version

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We All Thirst ~

We all thirst,
we all want more . . .
more hope, more love
we all yearn for.

We all need,
spiritual refreshment
we all need in Jesus
to make an investment.

We all thirst,
we all want more
more joy, more bliss
we all hunger for.

We all need,
to come to the well
where in Living Water
Jesus’ Spirit dwells.

We all have,
deep burning desires
but only Jesus’ love . . .
can quench the fires!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Under The Umbrella Of God’s Love ~

Under God’s umbrella,
of His merciful love
all of us He protects
from His throne above.

He shields our weary hearts,
covers our worried minds
so that His perfect peace
we can always come to find.

Under God’s umbrella,
of Jesus’ forgiving grace
are the spokes of trust
to keep us going in the race.

He gives us the faith,
everyday to help us cope
by giving us His Spirit
of abounding, living hope.

Under God’s umbrella,
of His mercy above
there is a plethora . . .
of hope, peace and love!

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Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength
and my shield; my heart
trusted in him,
and I am helped:

therefore my heart
greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song
will I praise him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Future Homecoming ~

Father, thank You for the mercy,
each day on me You bestow
thank You for the kindness
that to me You daily show.

Thank You for the grace,
and the love of a Savior
thank You for showering me
with Your pity and favor.

Father thank You for the hope,
each day that I receive
thank You for the faith
helping me hourly to believe.

Thank You for the trust,
I’ve put into Your Son and You
for without it I don’t know
what in this world I would do.

Father thank You for the peace,
today’s and what’s forthcoming
thank You for the promise . . .
of a future homecoming!

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Psalm 107:1

O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.

John 14:2
“In my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Forgiveness Is Like An Eraser,

 Forgiveness is like an eraser,
God wipes our sins away
once we confess and repent
for them we don’t have to pay.

For, the slate He rubs clean,
of our every offense
tis why He sent Jesus . . .
to come to our defense.

God doesn’t keep a notebook,
filled up with all our failures
He doesn’t use a magic marker
to highlight our bad behaviors.

For, the only list He is keeping,
are names in the Book of Life
tis why He sent Jesus . . .
to bear the brunt of our strife.

Forgiveness is like an eraser,
the slate has been wiped cleaned
ever since Jesus gave His own life
so ours could be redeemed!

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John 3:16

For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

Isaiah 44:22

I have blotted out, as a thick cloud,
thy transgressions, and, as a cloud,
thy sins: return unto me;
for I have redeemed thee.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Ensconced In Prayer ~

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a record that’s broken
to You I know these words
I have already spoken.

But, I am still expecting,
answers to my prayers
so again I’m giving You
the weight of my cares.

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a faucet dripping
nor come across to You
as if I just nagging.

But, I was wondering,
if I needed to repeat
my laying this burden
once more at Your feet.

Lord, I’m still waiting,
on Your response
so I guess in prayer . . .
I’ll stay ensconced!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Truth Of My Youth~

My faith is simple,
I must admit
the truth I seek
within limits.

If in my Bible,
it’s not found
I know it’s not
Gospel sound.

I don’t believe,
all I hear . . .
for the truth
I do revere.

If God’s Word,
is slightly altered
I don’t accept
what is offered.

My faith is simple,
so is the truth
it’s still the same
as in my youth!

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Psalm 71:5

“For thou art my hope,
O Lord God: thou art
my trust from my youth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When Faith Hibernates ~

Sometimes my faith feels,
as if it’s in hibernation . . .
like it decided to take off
on some wintry vacation.

Thought I know it’s alive,
I don’t feel it growing
it’s as if the living water
in it just stopped flowing.

Sometime my faith feels,
as if it’s been frozen . . .
like it just iced over
numbing my devotion.

Though I know it’s aware,
I don’t feel the fullness
it’s as if the well of life
lost its true brilliance.

Sometimes my faith needs,
a vivid reawakening
to bring it back from its . . .
self-inflected hibernating!

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Ephesians 4:23

And be renewed
in the spirit
of your mind;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Keeps His Promises ~

God keeps His promises,
His Word never fails
His promises He keeps
right down to the details.

Promises of new life,
that His Son brings
promises of hope
to work out all things.

Promises of comfort,
when trails we face
promises of new mercy
and sufficient grace.

Promises of blessings,
of every spiritual kind
promises of His peace
to guard heart and mind.

Promises to finish,
all that He has begun
promises of salvation
through the gift of His Son.

God keeps His promises,
they are solid as a Rock
He promises us Jesus . . .
will return for His flock!

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Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the profession
of our faith without wavering;
for he is faithful that promised;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Your Light Shine ~

Let your Light shine,
let it glow, let it burst
so that more hearts
after Jesus will thirst.

Let your Light beam.
let it radiate, let it spread
so that more souls
to Jesus will be lead.

Let your Light sparkle,
let it gleam, let it glisten
so that more minds
about Jesus will listen.

Let your Light shimmer,
let it transmit, let it radiate
so more of the lost
to Jesus will migrate.

Let our Light ooze,
let it seep, let it exude
so that Lord, Jesus . . .
we can bring more to You!

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Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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