Tag Archives: Shelter

God, My Refuge ~

God is my refuge,
a retreat for my soul
where life’s pressures
cannot take their toll.

His wings protect me,
a shelter they provide
whenever I am weary
a perfect place to hide.

God is my refuge,
a harbor to where I flee
whenever I’m tossed
upon life’s stormy sea.

When I need strength,
for the troubles I get in
I just turn to the Lord
my refuge from within.

God is my refuge,
a stronghold He is to me
an always present help . . .
I’ve found Him to be!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

Psalm 91:1-2

“Whoever dwells in the shelter
of the Most High will rest in
the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the LORD,
‘He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.’”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2011 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Perfect Getaway ~

A Perfect Get Away ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

In times of trouble,
we need a hideaway
a place we can go . . .
just to get away.

We need a retreat,
a place to de-stress
we need a refuge
so we can decompress.

In times of troubles,
we need a resort
a place where we can find
some Godly support.

We need a haven,
a shelter of protection
we need a sanctuary
a place for reflection.

In times of trouble,
we need a getaway
and God provides . . .
the perfect hideaway!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Seeking God’s Favor ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ Look Up - IBible Verses

Those who seek God’s favor,
rejoice in the morning . . .
they give ear to His word
He considers their groaning.

They cry out to the living God,
for answers to their prayers
they trust He will respond
to their worries and their cares.

They know He will protect them,
from the burdens life brings
tis why at the break of dawn . . .
their praise to Him, they sing.

They trust Him along the way,
to shelter them in any storm
to the world they’re resolved
not to follow or to conform.

Those who seek God’s favor,
each morning look up . . .
and sip the mercy flowing
right from their King’s cup!

~~~~~~~

“Give ear to my words, O Lord,
consider my meditation.

Hearken unto the voice of my cry,
my King, and my God: for unto
thee will I pray.

My voice shalt thou hear in the
morning, O Lord; in the morning
will I direct my prayer unto
thee, and will look up.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


My Get Away ~

myrefuge ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

When from the world,
I want to get far away
I slip off to my Refuge
to get up over the fray.

When for my beliefs,
I’m openly criticized
off to my Fortress I go
so I can be immunized.

When under attack,
by my worldly enemies
I run to my Hiding Place
to find life’s remedies.

When I feel beaten,
before my spirit’s broken
I go off to my Shelter
where the truth is spoken.

When I need to get away,
from the world’s craziness
I go to where my Father is
so He can fill the emptiness!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 9:9

“The Lord also will be a refuge
for the oppressed,
a refuge in times of trouble.”

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


My Soul’s Retreat ~

myrefuge ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ used with permission IBible Verses
Whenever I am fearful,
disappointed or discouraged
I pray to my Father . . .
knowing I’ll be encouraged.

For prayer is my retreat,
a resting place for my soul
and whenever I let go . . .
it’s when God takes control.

The more I hang on to,
my sadness and my grief
the less He is able
to send His sweet relief.

Whenever I need a break,
I go to that hiding place
where alone with Him I pray
under the shelter of His grace.

Prayer is my sanctuary,
where God’s mercy I can find
it’s where eternal hope
takes over my heart and mind.

Whenever I need a retreat,
a quiet, peaceful place to go
I go to my Father . . .
and just let ~ my prayers flow!

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Psalm 91:1-2

“He that dwelleth in the secret place
of the most High shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say of the Lord,
He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Anchor, My Hope ~

wehavehope ~CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ used with permission IBible Verses

Lord, tether me to the Anchor,
where I can put my trust
tie me tightly to the Rock
so my faith won’t get crushed.

Securely fasten me,
to the reason for my hope
may the fibers of Your grace
be the strength to help me cope.

Lord, tether me to the Anchor,
who will hear my daily prayers
to the One who will shelter me
while taking away my cares.

Bring me safely to the shore,
when floating out to sea
let the Holy Spirit direct
and constantly guide me.

Lord, tether me to the Anchor,
the Savior of my soul
give to Him in my life . . .
complete power and control!

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Hebrews 6:19

“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul,
 both sure and stedfast”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


The Blessings of Spring ~

The Blessings of Spring ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

~ The Blessings of Spring ~

There are many blessings,
that each new Spring brings
you can see it bloom about
and hear the song it sings.

With winters bleakness over,
and brighter days ahead
comes promises of new life
Springtime loves to spread.

As God unfolds the flowers,
and their buds begin to show
He gives to us the assurance
grace in our hearts will grow.

He sends us the robin’s song,
with the promise to provide
a shelter under His mighty wing
where in His love we can abide.

He melts the snowy covers,
and sends the refreshing rain
sprinkling us with His mercies
to heal winter’s ache and pain.

God’s given to all His Son,
to shed upon us a new light
and the real blessing of Spring . . .
is keeping Jesus in our sight!

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Song of Solomon 2: 11-12

“For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and
gone; The flowers appear on the earth; the
time of the singing of birds is come, and the
voice of the turtle is heard in our land;”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


My Comforter ~

My Comforter

I have me a companion,
a Friend that is constant
someone who will come
to my aid in an instant.

Someone I can lean on,
when I need to be soothed
someone I can trust
when I need the truth.

Someone who will cry,
right along with me
someone who understands
my deepest, soulful need.

Someone who is strong,
whenever I am weak
someone who brings joy
whenever I feel bleak.

Jesus gave to me,
His Spirit as my Helper
and I always run to Him
whenever I need shelter!

~~~~~~~~~~~

John 14:16
King James Version

“And I will pray the Father,
and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

 


On The Wings of A Dove ~

Dove used with permission Creation Swap

Sweet Savior Jesus,
perpetual love . . .
sends me His Spirit
on the wings of a dove.

Whispers my name,
on His soaring flight
cooing to me
to be His delight.

Spreading His wings,
to shelter me in
nuzzles my heart
to get closer to Him.

Lands on my soul,
nudges me the way
I follow after Him
all of my days.

Sweet Savior Jesus,
eternal love . . .
sends me His peace
on the wings of a dove!

~~~~~~~~

Song of Solomon 2:14
King James Version

O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock,
in the secret places of the stairs,
let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice;
for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Me Lord ~

Hold On by Marian Trinidad free photo #8554

Lord, keep me on Your course,
don’t let me get off the track
keep me looking forward
help me not to look back.

Lord, keep me going straight,
in the right and true direction
keep me seeking for my shelter
in the arms of Your protection.

Lord, keep me walking closely,
on the path You’ve laid for me
keep me searching for only You
until it’s Your light that I see.

Lord, keep me on the narrow,
no matter how small it gets
keep me from falling far away
so I have no life’s regrets.

Lord, keep me moving onward,
until I catch up with You
keep me holding Your hand
on my journey to be with You.

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Psalm 40:11
King James Version

“Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me,
O Lord: let thy lovingkindness
and thy truth continually preserve me.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


My Hiding Place ~

My Hiding Place ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, You are my hiding place,
my harbor in any storm . . .
You are the only one I know
who keeps me from all harm.

You are my safe haven,
my retreat when I am weary
You are the only one I know
who my burdens will carry.

 You are my soul’s refuge,
my sanctuary when I need a break
You are the only one I know
who understands every ache.

 You are my hideaway,
my shelter when I need peace
You are the only one I know
who’s love for me will never cease.

Lord, You are my hiding place,
my port into which I sail . . .
You are the only one I know
whom will never disappoint or fail!

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Psalm 32:7
King James Version

“Thou art my hiding place;
thou shalt preserve me from trouble;
thou shalt compass me about
 with songs of deliverance. Selah.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


You’re Not Alone ~

your-not-alone-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

You’re not alone,
Jesus is with you always
no matter your load
He’ll show you His ways.

The storms they will calm,
if Jesus you anchor to
for He has promised
He’ll never leave you.

Be of good courage,
forsaken you’ll not be
when enduring trials
know Jesus is with thee.

Do not let your doubt,
take away His peace
the winds now blowing
He’ll soon cause to cease.

You’re not alone,
Jesus is right there
and He wants from you
your every care!

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Hebrews 13:5b
King James Version

“For he hath said,
I will never leave thee,

nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


God is My Refuge ~

God is My Refuge ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

God is my refuge,
a retreat for my soul
where life and its pressures
cannot take their toll.

His wings watch over me,
a shelter they provide
whenever I am weary
a perfect place to hide.

He will protect me,
I will not be harmed
for, He has me encased
in His everlasting arms.

God is my refuge,
a safe harbor to which I flee
when I’m being tossed
upon the stormy sea.

When I need strength,
for the troubles I get in
I always turn to the Lord
my refuge from within!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:1
King James Version

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

Copyright 2011
Deborah Ann Belka


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