Tag Archives: Rest

This Is My Hope ~

This is my hope,
this is it for me
this is my eyes set
on what I can’t see.

This is my desire,
this is all I need
that’s why to Jesus
my life I now heed.

This is my faith,
this is all I got
this is my belief
Jesus my sins bought.

This is my trust,
this is my take
Jesus died and rose
for my soul’s sake.

This is my hope,
it can be yours too
when you ask Jesus . . .
to dwell inside of you!

~~~~~

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Life Is Like A Road Trip ~

 

Life is like a road trip,
a long winding excursion
requiring from us
lots of physical exertion.

But we often get,
mentally fatigued
and need a rest stop
so to be relieved.

Jesus is that stop,
the oasis of our hope
where living waters fill us
with the strength to cope.

Life is a lengthy journey,
each one of us is on it
and the wear and tear
can drag down our spirit.

We get exhausted,
from the grit and grind
and we need a brake
for our heart and mind.

Jesus is that break,
it’s in Him we find rest
a perfect place to stop . . .
when weary or stressed!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 57:10

“Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way;
yet saidst thou not, There is no hope:
thou hast found the life of thine hand;
therefore thou wast not grieved.”

Matthew 11:29

“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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Joyfulness ~

Your joyfulness to Jesus,
is of great concern
He doesn’t want you troubled
at every turn.

Your faith to Jesus,
is invaluable
He doesn’t want your fear
to be palpable.

You hope to Jesus,
is indispensable
He doesn’t want your doubt
to be indefensible.

Your trust to Jesus,
is immeasurable
He doesn’t want your heart
to be vulnerable.

Your joyfulness to Jesus,
is of great concern
for He wants you to be fruitful
until the day He returns!

~~~~~

John 15:11

“These things have I spoken unto you,
that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Tranquil Trust ~

Peaceful rest,
tranquil trust
is what Jesus
gives to us.

Putting our cares,
into His heart
so hope in ours
He can impart.

Blissful serenity,
calm’s quietness
is what Jesus
provides for us.

Giving our fears,
over to Him
so joy can fill
us to the brim.

Peaceful hearts,
tranquil minds
is what Jesus
wants us to find!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine
own understanding.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


So Many Battles ~

So many battles,
too many fights
so many who need
God ‘s powerful might.

So many struggles,
too many woes
so many who need
God’s peaceful repose.

So many troubles,
too many ills
so many who need
God to show His will.

So many worries,
too many despairs
so many who need
God’s mercy repairs.

So many battles,
too many fights
so many who need
Jesus’ saving light!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:30

“For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Lean ~

Some days when I feel,
I’ve lost faith’s composure
I stop and lean closer
on my Savior’s shoulder.

I lay my head there,
letting it rest for a while
until my trust in Him
I once again compile.

Some days when I feel,
tired and down right beat
I stop and lean closer
to my Savior’s feet.

It’s there were I lay,
my burden and my care
until unto my hope
I’m again made aware.

Some days when I feel,
I’m about to fall apart . . .
I stop and lean closer
to my Savior’s heart!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Remote Places ~

Into remote places,
Jesus goes with us
to teach us to pray
so in Him we may trust.

There with Him at our side,
while on bended knee
He gives us more faith
in what we cannot see.

Into barren places,
deep within our soul
Jesus persuades us
to give Him control.

There with Him at His feet,
in the depth of our despair
He shows us how to give
to Him our every care.

Into desolate places,
with Jesus we go . . .
so we can pray His will
we may come to know!

~~~~~

Mark 1:35

And in the morning,
rising up a great while before day,
he went out, and departed into a
solitary place, and there prayed.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faithful and True ~

God is faithful,
fiercely loyal and true
and He wants to make
a believer out of you.

He wants to make you,
a branch on His vine
He wants to call you
a dear child of mine.

God is merciful,
tender, loving and kind
He wants your heart
and His to align.

He wants to give you,
peace unimaginable
He wants you to know
hope is obtainable.

God is gracious,
forgiving and yielding
there’s much He can do
with a soul that’s willing!

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1 Timothy 2:4

“Who will have all men to be saved,
and to come unto the knowledge
of the truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Dismayed ~

When in a situation,
that has you afraid
trust God is with you
so not to be dismayed.

For His presence,
will bring you rest
so don’t be anxious
or with worry wrest.

When in a dilemma.
that has you leery
wait and be still
so not to be weary.

For God has a way,
for you to get through
so don’t be perplex
until it’s in your view.

When in a dilemma,
or caught in a situation
find rest with God until . . .
you reach your destination!

~~~~~~~

Exodus 33:14

“And he said,
My presence shall
go with thee,
and I will give thee rest.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Deep In My Heart ~

Deep in my heart,
are verses hidden
reminding me why
I am forgiven.

I refer to them,
when satan calls
so into his traps
I will not fall.

Deep in my heart,
God’s Words I keep
they comfort me
whenever I weep.

They’re full of hope,
peace and calm
they are my soul’s
soothing balm.

Deep in my heart,
Scriptures I’ve tucked
so from God’s hand
I cannot be plucked!

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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


When God Looks Down ~

When God looks down,
on us He sees . . .
the work of His Son
and not our sleaze.

He sees beyond,
our sinful lusts
for He sees His Son
in whom He trusts.

For God gave His Son,
the gift of life . . .
for He knew with sin
we’d always have strife.

He sees the grace,
of a dying Savior
mixed with His mercy
pity and favor.

When God looks down,
at every one
He sees our worth
through His Son!

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Song of Solomon 4:7

“Thou art all fair,
my love;
there is no spot
in thee.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Timing ~

God’s timing,
is always the best
on this truth . . .
we need to find rest.

For when God does,
a new thing in our life
it’s to bless us
not add to our strife.

God’s timing,
can be so very slow
understanding why
we may never know.

But as we wait,
God will encourage us
to find the strength
in Him to trust.

God’s timing,
can never be wrong
and it’s up to us . . .
to keep our faith strong!

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Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way
in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.”

Micah 7:7

“Therefore I will look
unto the Lord;
I will wait for the God
of my salvation:
my God will hear me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Things ~

 

I cling no longer,
on the edge of loss
for I’ve placed my sorrow
up on the cross.

I sit no longer,
on the edge of despair
for I stand on knowing
God hears my prayer.

I hold no longer,
on the edge of grief
I’m free in knowing
God’s love spells relief.

I hang no longer,
on the edge of fear
I’m fixed on knowing
God is always near.

Though my pain,
at times is hard to take
I know good things
out of it God will make!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are
the called according to his purpose.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven Sent ~

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see blue skies
now that the ocean holds
the bounty of my cries.

I now know Jesus,
was with me all along
He was the only reason
I was able to keep strong.

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see the silver lining
now that the darkness left
taking with it my whining.

I now know Jesus,
was always at my side
encouraging me in Him
to trust and abide.

Now that my whining’s over,
now that my tears are spent
I can clearly see . . .
why storms are heaven-sent!

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Mark 4:39

“And he arose,
and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still.
And the wind ceased,
and there was a great calm.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


That’s Why ~

The world is full of people,
dishonest and unfaithful
that is why to God . . .
I am forever grateful.

For God is trustworthy,
in every single way
that is why I give Him
my praise night and day.

The world is full of people,
selfish and two-faced
that is why in God . . .
my trust is only placed.

For God is dependable,
in every single way
that is why from Him
I will never stray.

The world is full of people,
greedy and self-centered
that is why to Jesus . . .
my life, I’ve surrendered!

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Philippians 2:21

“For all seek their own,
not the things which
are Jesus Christ’s.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Focus On Jesus ~

Some days good thoughts,
are hard to keep
sometimes it’s not easy
not to let the bad ones creep.

But, those who stay,
focused on the Lord
peace in their minds
will become shored.

Some days just crush,
our spirit’s into shards
sometimes it’s impossible
our hearts to guard.

But those who remain,
on the Lord centered
peace in their souls
will keep them sheltered.

Some days tranquility,
seems unobtainable . . .
but, those who focus on Jesus
will have peace unexplainable!

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Philippians 4:7

“And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds through Christ Jesus.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Control ~

Lord, keep my mind,
keep it secured
into satan’s traps
let it not be lured.

Lord, keep my thoughts,
keep them on You
don’ let them be jaded
by the world’s view.

Lord, keep my heart,
keep it far away
to false teachings
do not let it sway.

Lord, keep my soul,
keep it close to You
let it keep heaven
always in its view.

Lord, keep my mind,
thoughts, heart, soul
keep them always . . .
in Your divine control!

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Romans 8:5-6

“For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Give Me A New Morning ~

Give me a new morning,
on which to arise . . .
were to God’s mercies
I’ll again be apprised.

Let me see hope’s beams,
shedding on me His light
to remind me He kept me
safe through the night.

Give me a new dawn,
in which to awaken . . .
so all of God’s compassion
I can soak and take in.

Let me feel the coolness,
of the morning’s early dew
so I may again be aware
all things He makes new.

Give me a new morning,
where for His peace I await
as my soul to His glory . . .
begins to quietly awake!

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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.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Pain Has A Grip ~

Night can be so lonely,
when on us pain has a grip
it can be so very dark
when into depression we slip.

But our God is the God,
of the midnight hour
and we can make it through
when we call on His power.

Nights are excruciating,
when we are suffering
one can feel so hopeless
when our bodies are hurting.

But, God is our refuge,
our safe-haven and retreat
where our strength in Him
He’ll restore and replete.

Nights are long and lonely,
when in pain you’re withering
but God promises to bring us
mercy and grace, delivering!

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Psalm 41:3

“The Lord will strengthen him
upon the bed of languishing:
thou wilt make all his bed
in his sickness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

 

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Engulfed In Silence ~

When my heart,
I turn over to silence
when I let it listen
for God’s guidance.

I experience a hush,
an inner stillness
as I let His Spirit
to my soul witness.

When my mind,
I turn over to calmness
when I let it reflect
on all God’s promises.

I feel the tranquility,
only He can provide
as I let His Spirit
my thoughts guide.

When my heart and mind,
are engulfed in silence
God reveals to me . . .
how His peace is timeless!

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know
that I am God:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith And Assurance ~

Faith and assurance,
go hand in hand . . .
you can’t just have one
if your hope is to stand.

For faith without sureness,
is like a boat with a hole
allowing fear and doubt
to sink into your soul.

Assurance and Faith,
go side by side . .
you can’t just have one
if you want to abide.

For assurance without trust,
is like a bird without a nest
keeping us from finding
God’s true peace and rest.

Faith and assurance,
fit just like a glove
for they’re both a gift
from heaven above!

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Hebrews 10:22

“Let us draw near with
a true heart in full
assurance of faith,
having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed
with pure water.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Need For Salvation ~

 

Some people don’t believe,
that they ever sin
some just don’t get
evilness lives within.

But I can attest,
this is not true
for I’ve read my Bible
all the way through.

Some will tell you,
God doesn’t love us
some say He isn’t
fair-minded or just.

But I can attest,
God’s a God of chances
and it’s His desire
to redeem the masses.

Some people don’t believe,
Jesus came to save
some doubt that He ever
rose from the grave.

But I can attest,
Jesus is our only salvation
and without His love and grace
we’d all be headed for damnation!

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Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart
that God hath raised him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Trust Rule ~

If trust is to rule,
our mind and heart
then from God
we mustn’t depart.

For we know for us,
He has only the best
and on this truth
our souls can rest.

If trust is to dispel,
our fears and doubts
then the Word of God
we mustn’t shut out.

For in His Word,
we see all He is able
to keep our trust in Him
strong and stable.

When trust becomes,
to God our link . . .
into dread and despair
we will not sink!

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Psalm 112:7

“He shall not be
afraid of evil tidings:

his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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