Tag Archives: Rest

Nightly Report ~

When at night,
you slip off to bed
before the pillow
wraps your head.

Thank your Father,
for His support
as you give to Him
your nightly report.

Let Him know,
how you’re grateful
for Him being to you
so ever faithful.

When at night,
on your bed you lay
before you call it
quits for the day.

Thank your Father,
for helping you
all those hours
to get through.

Let Him know,
about your struggles
then leave with Him
all your troubles.

When at night,
you turn to bed
before the sheets
blanket your head.

Thank Your Father,
for all He supplies
and soon His peace
will close your eyes!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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God Gives Shade ~

God gives shade,
to us when weary
provides a cover
when we’re dreary.

He shadows us with,
His mighty wings
helps us to rise
above all things.

God gives shade,
to us when frayed
provides a screen
when burden lade.

He shields us with,
His right hand
holds us upright
when we can’t stand.

God gives shade,
to us when dismayed
so His glory on us . . .
can be displayed!

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Psalm 121:5

“The Lord is thy keeper:
the Lord is thy shade upon
thy right hand.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Wanderer’s Wandering ~

Wanderer’s wandering,
roaming around
looking and searching
for what can’t be found.

Rootless and fruitless,
wanderers they are
faithless and godless
in their travels afar.

Roving and drifting,
wanderers they be
smug and ungrateful
from righteousness flee.

Nomadic problematic,
wanderers go off
leaving and parting
as God they scoff.

Wanderer’s wandering,
God wants you home
He wants your steps
to no longer roam.

Return returners,
Oh, thou to Me
come back and revisit
My love for thee.

Arrive and survive,
Oh, thou My roving rover
I will forgive your heart
a thousand times over!

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2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name,
shall humble themselves, and pray,
and seek my face, and turn from their
wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin, and will
heal their land.

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m A Work In Progress ~

I’m a work in progress,
you likely are one too . . .
each day Jesus is working
in us something new.

His grace is transforming us,
to be sin fighting saints
He’s shaping us to live a life
with principles and restraints.

He is molding our minds,
to be clean and spotless
He shaping our hearts
to live pure and flawless.

He knows all the lumps,
that need to be reformed
He’s modeling our lives
till in Him we’re transformed.

We have unlimited potential,
He’ll never be finished with us
but, you and I must believe
His remolding is always just.

I’m a work in progress,
you likely too are one . . .
each day God is shaping us
into the image of His Son!

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Philippians 1:6

“Being confident of this very thing, that he
which hath begun a good work in you will
perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


My Cup Is Brimming ~

My cup is quite full,
in fact it’s brimming
for in God’s mercy
I’m gleefully swimming.

My cup is full of joy,
glorious and triumphant
for Jesus has filled it
with grace abundant.

My cup is full of hope,
that keeps expanding
for its full of life
blissfully unending.

My cup is full of peace,
of a future brighter
for I know Jesus is
salvation’s provider.

My cup is quite full,
joy flows past the brim
for my life to Jesus . . .
I’ve surrendered to Him!

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Psalm 23:5

“Thou preparest a table before me
in the presence of mine enemies:
thou anointest my head with oil;
my cup runneth over.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Salvation Isn’t For Sale ~

You can’t buy your way into heaven,
salvation is not for sale . . .
on your own merit you can’t get there
if you try you’ll only fail.

You can’t shop around for grace,
it’s a free gift God gave to all
you can’t pay for His mercy
you need to heed salvation’s call.

You can’t finance deliverance,
it’s only there if you repent
you can’t fund spiritual healing
you must God’s mercy instead except.

You can’t pick up the tab to heaven,
Jesus already paid the price . . .
you must believe His life for you
He willingly had to sacrifice!

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Matthew 19:24

“And again I say unto you, It is easier for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle,
than for a rich man
to enter into the kingdom of God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Whisperers ~

Today I whispered to God,
quietly told Him of my worry
asked Him to direct me
as I made today’s journey.

I didn’t need to scream,
yell or even shout
for I know God’s ears
are always about.

Today I murmured to God,
quietly told Him of my care
asked Him to give me peace
as I made my out there.

My voice was low and soft,
I didn’t need to get loud
for I know God’s ears . . .
to me are always bowed.

Today, I asked God for help,
to Him my prayers I whispered
and my thoughts from afar . . .
to His ears were delivered!

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Psalm 139:2

“Thou knowest my downsitting
and mine uprising, thou
understandest my thought
afar off.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Rapturous Love ~

Thank You Jesus,
for Your rapturous love
to me it’s like . . .
a taste of heaven above.

It anoints me with,
a hopeful tranquility
gives my faith
a buoyant stability.

Thank You Jesus,
for Your gentle ease
to me it’s like . . .
a perfumed breeze.

It refreshes me with,
a jubilant thankfulness
gives my trust
a humble gratefulness.

Thank You Jesus,
for being God’s sweet savour
for without Your sacrifice . . .
I would have no Savior!

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Ephesians 5:2

And walk in love,
as Christ also hath loved us,
and hath given himself for us
an offering and a sacrifice
to God for a
sweetsmelling savour.”

King James Version
Public Domain


Sticky Note to God ~02.28.19 ~


Give Us Peace Lord ~

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
on our heavy hearts bestow
the peace that surpasses . . .
all the worries that we know.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
to our dreary, weary souls
give us idyllic, flawless peace
over things we can’t control.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
to our fidgety, fretful minds
give us staying, trusting peace
to leave our troubles behind.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
to our worried, wary spirits
give us lulling, calming peace
before we reach our limits.

Give peace, Lord, give us peace,
Your quiet, quelling peace impart
into our flustered, frantic lives . . .
til it saturates our restless heart!

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Psalm 29:11

“The Lord will give strength
unto his people; the Lord will
bless his people with peace.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Here I am Lord ~

Here I am Lord,
take me as I am
work inside of me
as only You can.

Do what you must,
so in You I’ll trust
do what You’ve got to
to keep me close to You.

Here I am Lord,
here is the all of me
my mind, heart and soul
I’m offering up to Thee.

Do that thing You do,
to make me apart of You
do what You need to
to keep me staying true.

Here I am Lord,
coming to You as I am
for You to make me . . . 
just as faithful as a lamb!

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Proverbs 23:26

My son, give me thine heart,
and let thine eyes observe
my ways.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Words Grace Laced ~

Words graced laced,
we daily need to hear
for they dispel worry
help eliminate fear.

Words mercy mingled,
we all need to speak
for they give strength
to those who are weak.

Words love lifted,
are pleasant in deed
for they reassure those
who are wanting in need.

Words keen on kindness,
are music to the soul
for they sooth and comfort
when life take its toll.

Word grace laced,
and mercy mingled
are words each day
needed to be kindled!

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Proverbs 16:24

“Pleasant words
are as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Steadfast Love ~

God’s love is steadfast,
it is firm and unyielding
it’s constant and resolute
for it is unwavering.

God’s love never changes,
it’s unflinching and unmovable
it is undeterred and dead set
for it is unshakable.

God’s love is relentless,
it is decisive and unfailing
it is unfaltering and steady
for it is unchanging.

God’s love is fervent,
it’s passionate and untiring
it is sincere and relentless
for it is unwearying.

God’s love is steadfast,
it is devoted and dedicated
it is focused and committed
it can never be exaggerated!

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Jeremiah 31:3

“The Lord hath appeared
of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee
with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Without Jesus ~

You may have breath,
your heart may beat
but, you don’t have Life
until Jesus you meet.

You may have sight,
your eyes may perceive
but, you don’t have Life
if in God you don’t believe.

You may have reason,
your ears may detect
but, you don’t have Life
if Jesus you reject.

You may have vitality,
your body may go
but, you don’t have Life
until Jesus you know.

You may have breath,
but, you don’t have Life
for without Jesus . . .
there’s only eternal strife!

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1 John 5:11-12

“And this is the record,
that God hath given to
us eternal life, and
this life is in his Son.

He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son
of God hath not life.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


First Hand Experience ~

Jesus offers rest,
from our weariness
something we all need
first hand to experience.

For when we seek,
the comfort He imparts
His peace will start flowing
straight into our hearts.

Jesus offers relief,
from our daily burdens
something we all need
to heed and to hearken.

For when we release,
the weight of our care
His calm will alleviate
the load that we bear.

Jesus offers comfort,
relief and rest . . .
to all who are burdened
weary or stressed!

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Matthew 11:28-29

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

Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Snippet of The Day ~02.07.19

From the Poem:  Rest, My Soul Rest


Good Morning Quote ~02.07.19~


Seasons ~

I’ve suffered through seasons,
with pain too much to bear
periods of ongoing grief
where tears became my prayer.

I’ve sailed though seasons,
with carefree, untroubled days
weeks, months and even years
singing nothing but my praise.

I’ve struggled through seasons,
with doubt propelling me
to question why I believed
in the things I couldn’t see.

I’ve strolled through seasons,
with faith so unshakeable
my hope and trust in God
was clearly unbreakable.

I’ve been through many,
different kinds of seasons
and through them all I found
God had for each a reason!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Loom of Gloom ~

When my heart feels hopeless,
when desperation sets in
as I become anxious from . . .
the turmoil twirling within.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I plea
for His perfect peace
to wash over me.

When my mind feels helpless,
when gloom is on the loom
as I become anxious from . .
incoming thoughts of doom.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I pray
for His Spirit of peace
to quickly come my way.

When my heart and mind,
feel hopeless and anxious
I drop to my knees . . .
and think on things precious!

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Philippians 4:8-9

“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.

Those things, which ye have
both learned, and received,
and heard, and seen in me,
do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubles Abounding ~

In this fallen world . . .
they’ll be troubles abounding
worries and cares
conceptually confounding.

But, Jesus said we’re not,
to fret or to despair
but to hand over to Him
our every single care.

Each day there’s enough,
troubles of its own
packed full of anxiety
from the things unknown.

But, Jesus insisted,
we are not to dread
nor are we to panic
but to trust Him instead.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have plenty of distress
but, Jesus makes it clear
over them we needn’t obsess!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.21.19~


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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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
Public Domain

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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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