Tag Archives: Rest

Whenever I Pray ~

Whenever I pray,
my faith increases
as I release my pleas
my fear decreases.

My confidence grows stronger,
my hope is reinforced
any lingering doubtfulness
quickly gets disbursed.

My mind gets elated,
my heart more exhilarated
my cares and concerns
are promptly alleviated.

My troubles get fewer,
my enemies are defeated
any doubts that I have
swiftly are depleted.

Whenever I pray,
my faith starts exploding
for prayer keeps my trust . . .
in God from corroding!

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1 John 5:14

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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That Sinking Feeling ~

Sometimes I feel I’m sinking,
my troubles seem so heavy
it’s as if they’re about to break
through a swollen, bulging levee.

I feel the rushing waters,
come roaring through my heart
and as they swiftly flow
my faith starts unraveling apart.

The waves of my fears,
begin to swirl all around
tossing my trust back and forth
till my mind’s no longer sound.

Then Jesus reminds me,
it is I, who dwells inside
and suddenly my worries
calmly begin to subside.

The danger of me losing,
all I’ve come to know and trust
no longer on my battered soul
causes my hope to be thrust.

Instead there is a quiet calm,
a peace that comes along
as Jesus reassures me . . .
it is I, who makes you strong!

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Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ
which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Constant Guidance ~

The Lord will guide me,
this I haven’t any doubt
but it’s up to me . . .
not to shut His voice out.

I will need to be open,
to His divine leading
and to His written Word
I’ll need to do some heeding.

The Lord will lead me,
all I have to do is ask
but, it’s up to me . . .
to be ready for the task.

I will need to be at peace,
wherever He may take me
for, only He truly knows
what my future is to be.

The Lord will guide,
lead me continually . . .
but, I must trust Him
with my life constantly!

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Isaiah 58:11

“And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like a watered garden,
and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Written On My Heart ~

Oh Lord, may Your Word,
be written on my heart
so that from Your ways
I will not ever depart.

Oh Lord, may Your Word,
in my soul be embedded
so to the narrow gate
I’ll always be headed.

Oh, Lord may Your Word,
be my constant guide
so that with You in heaven
one day I will abide.

Oh Lord, may Your Word,
be my only light source
so I may be filled  . . .
with Your mighty force.

Oh Lord, may Your Word,
be imprinted on my mind
so if I should ever stray
the way back to You I’ll find!

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Psalm 119:11

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart,
that I might not sin against thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Sweet Smell of Grace ~

Oh Lord, Your Word,
to me is a fragrant garden
for in it there is life . . .
and the sweet smell of pardon.

Let me find my delight,
in the aroma of Your favor
to its blood-sweetened nectar
may my heart forever savor.

Oh Lord, Your Word,
opens up like a scented bloom
its beauty catches my breath
like a bride meeting her groom.

Let me find such a love.
in the bouquet of Your grace
to its saving aroma
may my heart always embrace.

O Lord, Your Word,
like incense it takes over my senses
for the sweet scent of a dying Savior
has pardoned all of my offenses!

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Psalm 119:103

” How sweet are thy words
unto my taste!
yea, sweeter than
honey to my mouth!”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


So Many Sorrows ~

So many sorrows,
too much suffering
so many needing
God’s conforming.

So much illnesses,
too many sick
so many needing
God’s healing quick.

So much confusion,
too many restless
so many needing
God’s peacefulness.

So many troubles,
too much worry
so many blessings
God needs to hurry.

So much sorrow,
so many prayers
so many who need . . .
to know God still cares!

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Psalm 38:21-22

“Forsake me not, O Lord:
O my God, be not far from me.

Make haste to help me,
O Lord my salvation.”

Hebrews 13:5b

“I will never leave thee,
nor forsake thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


One Day In Heaven ~

One Day In Heaven ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

One day in heaven,
we will have perfect rest
when with eternal life
we are finally blessed.

We’ll have rest from heartache,
from our every sorrow
rest from our labor
the worries of tomorrow.

We’ll have rest from pain,
every disease and illness
rest from death and dying
our own spiritual sickness.

We’ll have rest from suffering,
from all that causes stress
rest from our despair
our cares that hard press.

One day in heaven,
with peace we’ll be blessed
when with Jesus . . .
we eternally come to rest!

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into Deep Waters ~

Bow down your ear Lord,
hear my prayers flow . . .
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go.

Let them not get higher Lord,
make them start to recede
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to proceed.

Turn back the tide Lord,
before I’m in over my head
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to tread.

Throw me a lifeline Lord,
if not, I’ll surely drown
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go down.

I pled out my case,
till the deep waters abated
and then these words to me
the Good Lord related . . .

Oh My fearful child,
your deep waters I had to prolong
so that you could see . . .
how I was with you all along!

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Isaiah 43:2

“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee; and through the
rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Abundant ~

Lord You have given me,
a life that is abundant
one that is victorious
jubilant and triumphant.

For, You have given me,
victory over sin
though the thief may come
my soul he’ll never win.

Lord, You have given me,
grace plentiful
all because You are
so richly merciful.

For, You have given me,
hope everlasting
and peace beyond
my own understanding.

Lord, You have given me,
a heart that is new
so no man can destroy
the love I have for You!

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John 10:10

“The thief cometh not,
but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they might
have life, and that they
might have it more abundantly.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Anchored in Hope ~

A life anchored in hope,
is one worth living
it brings about faith
praise and thanksgiving.

It’s a life full of trust,
in God for all things
it’s a life secure
under His faithful wings.

A life rooted in Jesus,
is one that is bound
it lives not in fear
for its mind is sound.

It’s a life with meaning,
purpose and direction
it’s a life striving
for godly perfection.

A life anchored in hope,
is one that’s submitted
its heart to Jesus . . .
is fully committed!

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Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into
that within the veil;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Doing God’s Business ~

Each New Year,
I’m given a fresh start
three-hundred sixty-five days
on me, God imparts.

There’s no guarantee,
I’ll live out each one
so I need to be sure
I live them for His Son.

Each day I must be willing,
to do all I can
to share salvation’s story
with all of man.

Each second counts,
in these final hours
so I’ll need to call upon
God and His powers.

Each New Year,
has 525,600 minutes
for me to go around . . .
doing God’s business!

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John 6:28-29

“Then said they unto him,
What shall we do,
that we might work
the works of God?”

Jesus answered and said unto them,
This is the work of God,
that ye believe on him
whom he hath sent.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Like A Thief ~

Give me faith Lord,
like the thief on the cross
for I am just a sinner
who is helpless and lost.

Intercede for Me,
from Your seat on the throne
plead with Your Father
heaven should be my home.

Give me faith Lord,
filled with Your grace
let Your love for me
my evil heart embrace.

 Remember me Lord,
when Your kingdom I enter
so in paradise with You
we can be for ever.

Give me faith Lord,
just like that remorseful thief
for when I die . . .
let it be, in utter belief!

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Luke 23:40-43

“But the other answering rebuked him,
saying, Dost not thou fear God,
seeing thou art in the same condemnation?

And we indeed justly;
for we receive the due reward
of our deeds: but this man
hath done nothing amiss.

And he said unto Jesus, Lord,
remember me when thou comest
into thy kingdom.

And Jesus said unto him,
Verily I say unto thee,
Today shalt thou be with
me in paradise.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Object of My Faith ~

The object of my faith,
is Jesus and no other . . .
with anything or one else
I don’t even want to bother.

For, all other devices,
are just diversions
and all other gospels
are just perversions.

So, I keep my focus on,
what is my eternal goal
not that which will bring
damnation to my soul.

For, this world is full of,
all kinds of spiritualness
but, in Jesus I have found
truth and righteousness.

Jesus is the only object,
in which to put our trust
for, faith without His grace
alone cannot save us!

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John 1:29

“The next day John seeth
Jesus coming unto him,
and saith,
Behold the Lamb of God,
which taketh away
the sin of the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Morning Star ~

The Morning Star,
today is shining bright
for unto the world came
God’s redeeming light.

A child, a babe,
the Son of Man
the world He can save
oh, yes He can.

For to all of those,
who trust and believe
His love and grace
their soul’s receive.

A Savior born,
many years ago
so on us God’s mercy
He could bestow.

The Morning Star,
shines bright today
tis the true reason
for CHRISTmas Day!

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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.”

King James Version
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King James Version
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merry CHRISTmas to all

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann


Merry CHRISTmas


I’ll Be That Light ~

This CHRISTmas,
I will be that light
my love for Jesus . . .
will shine ever bright.

I will be the one,
who’s hope will glow
my love for Jesus . . .
from my heart will flow.

This CHRISTmas,
my joy will beam
my love for Jesus . . .
off my soul will gleam.

I will be that person,
who’s faith will rise
my love for Jesus . . .
will illuminate my eyes.

This CHRISTmas,
my light will glisten
for, I am not ashamed
of saying I’m a CHRISTian!

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Matthew 5:14

“Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill
cannot be hid.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Free Gift To All ~

God gave to all a gift,
a present like no other
some openly receive it
others with it don’t bother.

Some take their whole lives,
to unwrap God’s loving gift
some from the get go
don’t believe it will ever fit.

Some accept it openly,
some keep it under-wraps
some make it their whole life
some think it is just a trap.

Some take their time,
to understand what’s inside
some instantly push the gift
of grace and mercy aside.

God gave to all a free Gift,
of His begotten, beloved Son
and He desires it to be . .
received by each and everyone!

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Romans 5:18

“Therefore as by the offence
of one judgment came upon
all men to condemnation;
even so by the righteousness
of one the free gift
came upon all men unto
justification of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Staying Focused ~

Oh, do I have troubles,
boy, do I have cares
everyday on my nerves
they gnaw and wear.

But, I don’t let them,
eat away at me . . .
instead to my Father
I go on bended knee.

Oh, do I have worries,
boy, do I have woes
everyday on my peace
they want to impose.

But, I don’t let them,
take their toll on me . . .
instead I go to Jesus
and in His arms I flee.

Oh, do I have problems,
boy, do I ever have concerns
but, I just keep my focus . . .
on the day Jesus returns!

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2 Corinthians 4:17

“For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal weight
of glory;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Why Do You Celebrate CHRISTmas ~

Why do you celebrate CHRISTmas,
what does it do for you . . .
does the real meaning of it
hold for you what is true?

For, CHRISTmas is God’s Gift,
of His love for one and all
He sent His Son so you would
receive salvation’s call.

What do you want from CHRISTmas,
what are you looking for
do you not know by now
you can’t find it in a store?

For, Jesus was born to be,
the Savior of the world
and onto His shoulders
every sin, God unfurled.

You may think you don’t need Him,
but, He will always want you . . .
to ask Him for forgiveness
so He can make all things new.

Why do you celebrate CHRISTmas,
what does it really mean to you?
For, CHRISTmas is only about
a Savior’s dying love for you!

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Luke 2:11

“For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord.”

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Another New Year ~

Soon there will be,
another New Year . . .
twelve more months
will again be here.

I don’t know about you,
but my, how time flies
years seem to pass . . .
like a blink of my eyes.

Speaking about blinking,
I cannot help thinking
will this be the year . . .
I’ll witness that twinkling.

For, I know at any second,
Jesus could come again
and to this all I can say . . .
is Amen and Amen.

So my only resolution,
for the approaching New Year
is to keep my ears open . . .
so the last trump I can hear!

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1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment,
in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump:
for the trumpet shall sound,
and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Greatest Gift ~

The greatest Gift,
that you can give
is the One . . .
that sin, forgives.

For, it’s full of grace,
joy, love and light
when it’s opened
it gives new sight.

The greatest Gift,
to pass along
is the One . . .
that lasts all  lifelong.

For, eternal life,
is its only content
making it the most
Wonderful present.

So if you don’t know,
this year what Gift to give
tell others why Jesus . . .
in your life now lives!

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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


The Coming King ~

A Gift from God,
a Savior born
on one starlit
glorious morn.

A Babe, a Boy
a virgin’s Son
imparting grace
to everyone.

A Man, a Prince,
a coming King
who in an eye blink
eternal peace will bring.

A Counselor,
an Everlasting Father
one day every knee
will give Him honor.

A mighty God,
a sacrificial Lamb
the beloved Son
the Wonderful I AM.

A Gift from God,
from beginning to end
Jesus is . . .
our eternal Friend!

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Revelation 1:8

“I am Alpha and Omega,
the beginning and the ending,
saith the Lord, which is
and which was,
and which is to come,
the Almighty.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Miracle of CHRISTmas ~

Throughout history,
God had a plan . . .
about how He could save
all of man.

 So, He’s appeared to Moses,
in a burning bush
and in Elijah He was
that whispering, small hush.

He gave men dreams,
and many visions too
even a donkey talked
to get His Word through.

But man’s heart was like stone,
and wouldn’t heed to His way
and He knew like sheep
they had all gone astray.

So God became silent,
for over four-hundred years
what He was up to . . .
wasn’t meant for our ears.

Then He sent His Son,
one Christmas morn
and to the whole world
a Savior was born.

The Word became flesh,
and lived amongst us
and taught all who’d listen
how in His Father to trust.

He talked about sin,
repentance and forgiveness
He talked about His Fathers
mercy, grace and goodness.

His message was clear,
lives He could transform
if to the world ways
they would not conform.

And now two-thousand years,
have come and gone
but, the miracle of CHRISTmas
still today lives on.

For God had a plan,
right from the start
and it’s never  to late to ask . . .
Jesus into your heart!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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