Tag Archives: Rest

He Calms the Storms ~

He calms the storms,
the waves He can hush
so those in distress
into His arms will rush.

He redirects the wind,
tells it where to go
so those fearful
His peace may know.

He stops the roar,
of an angry sea
so those hopeless
His power can see.

He silences the clap,
in the thunder
so those frightened
can see His wonder.

He answers the cries,
of those afraid . . .
so they’ll learn in Him
not to be dismayed!

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Psalm 107:29

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

1 Chronicles 22:13

“be strong,
and of good courage;
dread not,
nor be dismayed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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Rejoicing Always ~

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
when things aren’t going right
it hard to give God thanks . . .
with so many battles to fight.

It’s hard to see God’s hand,
in the middle of the pain
it hard to be grateful
when all your joy is drained.

But we who have Jesus,
living inside of us
know how important it is
in Him to always trust.

For, to always be rejoicing,
takes prayer continually
and then our thanks to God
will come unceasingly.

It’s hard to be rejoicing,
with all that life brings . . .
but, we know it’s God will
to be thankful for all things!

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God
in Christ Jesus for you.”


The Heart-Felt Cry ~

God hears your cries,
He hears your pleas
He is aware of . . .
your cares and needs.

He knows when you are,
feeling out and down
He knows you need
to sense He’s around.

So, if you’re hurting,
thinking God doesn’t care
believe me I know . . .
to your pain He’s aware.

For I have been,
just where you are
convincing myself
God from me was afar.

But, I have found this to be,
one of satan’s lies
for, God promises to hear
our heart-felt cries!

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Psalm 18:6

“In my distress I called upon the Lord,
and cried unto my God:
he heard my voice out of his temple,
and my cry came before him,
even into his ears.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is All I Need ~

 

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
now that from sin
I have been freed.

He said unto my soul,
I am hope eternal
tis why I saved you
from hell’s infernal.

I said to myself,
Jesus is my Lord
now that my life
and His is in accord.

He said unto my soul,
I’m Your Savior
thanks to My Father’s
mercy and favor.

I said to myself,
where would I be
if not for His grace
being shed on me.

He said unto my soul,
you would be lost
and so My life I gave
to you at not a cost.

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
He said unto my soul
it is I in you . . .
who’s been freed!

 

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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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Everlasting ~

Everything around us,
eventually will be gone
but the peace of Jesus
will eternally carry on.

For He’s everlasting,
His love is unchanging
His grace for each of us
is tirelessly unfailing.

All that we possess,
will someday vanish
but our hope in Jesus
will not ever perish.

For Jesus is the same,
yesterday and today
to His Father’s throne
He’s still the only doorway.

Everything around us,
will one day be but gone
but life everlasting . . .
we can joyfully count on!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 93:2

“Thy throne is established of old:
thou art from everlasting.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Song ~

A new song,
God’s put in my heart
of how His mercy
came to do its part.

He took my sorrow,
turned it into hope
gave me the grace
each day to cope.

A new song,
I’m going to sing
so others to Him . . .
my grief might bring.

He’s given to me,
a brand new melody
and for my heartache
joy is now its remedy.

A new song,
God’s given to me
thru grief I’ve a glimpse
of eternal glee!

~~~~~

Psalm 40:3

“And he hath put
a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear,
and shall trust in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

In Loving Memory
of my son
Glenn Swindell


God’s Storehouse ~

God has a storehouse,
filled to the brim
for all those who believe
and trust in Him.

There’s an endless supply,
of mercy and grace
awaiting those who by faith
His goodness embrace.

God has a storehouse,
He wants to provide
all things that are good
you’ll not be denied.

It’s full of forgiveness,
hope, peace and rest
with the riches and glory
in Jesus you’ll blessed.

God has a storehouse,
He wants for you to share
so other people burdens . . .
you too, may help to bear!

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Philippians 4:19

“But my God shall supply
all your need according
to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


An Everlasting Treasure ~

I got me a treasure,
it’s something I cherish
for it is everlasting
it will never perish.

It will not tarnish,
nor corrode from decay
it will not fade out
nor will it rot away.

I got me a treasure,
no one can rob me of
I store it in my heart
for the God that I love.

It is full of faith,
hope, joy, peace and trust
I hold it dear to me
so I know it won’t rust.

I have got me a treasure,
it is something I savor . . .
for it’s full of God’s glory
and the grace of my Savior!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Arms ~

In His arms,
is where I find
peace and rest
for heart and mind.

I snuggle there,
for quite a while
after all I am . . .
still His child.

I curl up,
in His loving arms
He keeps me safe
from all that harms.

I feel all warm,
cozy and secure
His embrace
helps me to endure.

In His arms,
no better place
to cuddle up
in His grace!

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Isaiah 40:11

“He shall feed his flock
like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs
with his arm,
and carry them
in his bosom,
and shall gently lead
those that are with young.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Before I Met God ~

Before I met God,
I was a sinful waif
but, now He’s my Father
and keeps me safe.

He beckons to me,
to stay to Him near
and just like a Father
He calms my fear.

My Father loves me,
like no other can
for He has for me
an eternal plan.

He watches over me,
cares where I go
when I need guidance
my Father will show.

Before I meet God,
by sin I was defiled
but now He calls me . . .
His dear beloved child!

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Ephesians 5:1

“Be ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children;

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Destined For Salvation ~

Destined for salvation,
if Christ you receive
for bound for heaven
are those who believe.

We’ll be made alive,
whether awake or asleep
for the sacrificial Lamb
died for all of the sheep.

Through Jesus’ death,
and His resurrection
He spared us from the wrath
of hell’s eternal destruction.

Jesus came to call,
the sinner to repentance
for He saved us all
from sinful dependence.

Destined for salvation,
through faith and grace
bound for heaven
if Jesus’s love you embrace!

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1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

“For God hath not appointed us
to wrath, but to obtain
salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,

Who died for us, that,
whether we wake or sleep,
we should live together
with him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Reflections of My Soul ~

The reflections of my soul,
run long and deep . . .
I can see each time into it
God’s mercy began to seep.

I can remember the times,
when lost, was my direction
how God took me back
without any hesitation.

I can recall the episodes,
when my faith was bleak
how God gave me strength
knowing I was weak.

I can recollect the moments,
when I felt so all alone
how God directed me
to keeps my eyes on His throne.

I can call back to my mind,
the bouts of doubt and fear
how God reminded me
He was still close and near.

The reflections of my soul,
run long and deep . . .
as I think of God’s faithfulness
I can’t help but weep!

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Psalm 77:11

“I will remember the works
of the Lord:
surely I will remember
thy wonders of old.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Feel Joy ~

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel hope
in what I can’t see.

I feel peace,
rising up in me
I feel settled
in what’s to be.

I feel grace,
soaking up in me
I feel sure
in Christ I’m free.

I feel pleasure,
swirling up in me
I feel ready
for eternal glee.

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel soon . . .
Jesus I will see!

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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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace Unexpected ~

God gives to me,
peace unexpected
whenever His ways
I have respected.

A peace that calms,
my anxious soul
one guaranteed
to ease and console.

God gives to me,
peace surpassing
with the promise . . .
it’ll be everlasting.

A peace so unreal,
it’s out of this world
the kind only God
is able to unfurl.

God gives to me,
peace when I need it
whenever to His ways
I willingly commit!

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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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Cup Is Never Empty ~


My cup is never empty,
is it full to the brim
with wonderful thoughts
of starting today with Him.

For I am filled,
with all of God’s goodness
as I have found my true rest
in His mercy and forgiveness.

My cup is running over,
it’s never half gone
for I fill it each day
with the Light of the Son.

If I were to need a refill,
of God’s grace and love
all I ever have to do . . .
is look to the heaven above.

Is your cup ready,
to be filled with peace
then today make sure . . .
for your Bible you reach!

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Psalm 23:5

“My cup runneth over.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I am Not Afraid ~

I am not afraid,
of the evil things I see
even my own death
will not put a scare in me.

For, You my Lord,
are always near by
and will always be
until the day I die.

I am not dismayed,
by the valley ahead
for I believe through it
I will be Spirit lead.

For, when the time comes,
for me to go on home
it’ll be the happiest day
I have ever known.

I am not afraid,
I have nothing to fear
for Jesus my heart
will comfort and cheer!

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Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Righteous Path ~

Jesus leads me,
on the righteous path
He steers me from knowing
His Father’s wrath.

He wants nothing more,
than for me to be
faithful and trustful
as He guides me.

Jesus leads me,
for the sake of His name
He wants me to see
how without Him I’m lame.

He knows I am weak,
feeble at best
He knew without grace
I’d have no eternal rest.

Jesus leads me,
it is I who must follow
for my life absent of Him
is meaningless and hollow!

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Psalm 23.3

He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Prayers For You My Friend ~

God put you my friend,
on my heart today
He told me for you
He wanted me to pray.

So I went to Him,
while on my knees
and sent up for you
theses heartfelt pleas.

Oh, Father whatsoever,
is Your perfect will
till my friend knows
help them to be still.

Take away their fears,
guard their heart and mind
so that on this journey
your peace they can find.

Be with them always,
do not leave their side
let the Light in Your Word
be their constant guide.

Give them Your power,
the courage to press on
let them claim victory
in the name of Your Son.

Help them not to get tired,
in the battle they must fight
let them feel energized
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

Oh, Father I believe,
you listen to our prayers
and so I come to You  . . .
with my friend’s earthly cares!

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James 5:16

“Confess your faults one to another,
and pray one for another,
that ye may be healed.
The effectual fervent prayer
of a righteous man availeth much.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Will Save You ~

If right now things,
are looking down
and you don’t have
God’s peace around.

Then on God’s Word,
you will need to focus
so your trust in Him
can rise to the surface.

If Your situation seems,
bleak and hopeless
and you are feeling
weary and helpless.

Then on God’s strength,
you will need to call
for He will save you
before you can fall.

If right now you feel,
weak and defenseless
know that God will never
leave you powerless!

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Psalm 55:16

“As for me,
I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall save me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Those Still Waters ~

When my spirit,
is weighted down
from the tension
that is all around.

My Good Shepherd,
brings to me
those still waters
where peace flows free.

When my spirit,
feels weary and spent
from all the cares
today I have met.

My Good Shepherd,
leads me to
those calming waters
where peace runs true.

When my spirit,
feels out of control
it’s in those still waters
Jesus calms my soul!

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Psalm 23:2

” He leadeth me beside
the still waters.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Lift Me Higher Lord ~

When my troubles,
are overwhelming
before my cares
become unrelenting.

I look to Jesus,
to lift me higher
so His peace
I might acquire.

When my worries,
are too heavy
before my tears
become steady.

I go to Jesus,
my High Rock
and in the storm
with Him I walk.

When my fears,
begin to transpire
I look to Jesus
to lift me higher!

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Psalm 61:2

“From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
When my heart
is overwhelmed:
lead me to the Rock
that is higher than I.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Dew of God’s Spirit ~

God sends His Spirit,
like the dew from above
to cover us each day
with His mercy and love.

Glistening beads of hope,
to soften the hard crust
so we may put in Him
every ounce of our trust.

He refreshes us daily,
with tiny drops of dew
so our faith may grow
in the things that are true.

Dew drops from heaven,
seeping into our hearts
so more of His grace
each day He can impart.

Restoring dew drops,
soak up our daily strife
filling us with His peace
and the joy of new life.

God sends His Spirit,
like sweet drops of dew
so each day our hearts
He can repair and  renew!

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Psalm 133:3

“As the dew of Hermon,
and as the dew that descended
upon the mountains of Zion:
for there the Lord commanded
the blessing, even life for evermore.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Finding Rest ~

The Lord Shepherds me,
to find in Him rest
whenever I feel
physically stressed.

He tells me to lay down,
my troubles at His feet
with promises to comfort
when emotionally beat.

The Lord takes me,
into places of peace
where all of my troubles
seem so far out of reach.

It’s there with Him I lie,
in the quietness provided
praying to still waters . . .
I will be led and guided.

The Lord Shepherds me,
to find spiritual stability
so whenever I’m troubled
I’ll have His tranquility!

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Psalm 23.2

“He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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