Tag Archives: Storms of Life

Sticky Note From God ~09.01.18~

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Our One True Foundation ~

Storms come and go,
into our lives every day
some last only for hours
others hunker in to stay.

So we must be prepared,
for whatever may blow
as the timing of a storm
we can never know.

The framework of our faith,
must be strong and steady
for some storms are gentle
while others can be deadly.

We must build our faith,
on the Rock of our Salvation
lest we get knocked off
our One True Foundation.

Storms come and go,
into each of our lives . . .
and we must be ready
for each one that arrives!

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1 Corinthians 3:11

“For other foundation
can no man lay than
that is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Preparing The Way ~

God’s working everyday,
in the believer’s life
every experience
be it victory or strife.

He has a purpose,
behind all He exercises
He warns and corrects us
so our sin will recognize.

God tests where we’ll put,
our faith and trust
so He sends us trials
to see how we’ll adjust.

He has a reason,
for the storms that blow
and He wants to see
where we’ll choose to go.

God is preparing us,
working in us each day
for our future glory . . .
He is purifying the way!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:11

“In whom also we have obtained
an inheritance, being
predestinated according to
the purpose of him who worketh
all things after the counsel
of his own will:

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Like An Eagle ~

Renewed like an eagle,
my strength restored
the closer I sweep in
to Jesus, my Lord.

He gives me courage,
to go the distance
gives me His strength
when I meet resistance.

Just like an eagle,
the clouds I climb above
rising over my troubles
on the strength of His love.

I have the fortitude,
to  look into the eye
of each raging storm
that passes me by.

He renews my faith,
my trust He restores
until the day like an eagle
into heaven I soar!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait
upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with
wings as eagles;
they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s Not About the Storms ~

It’s not about the storms,
we find ourselves in
it’s about if they help us
to avoid every kind of sin.

It’s not about the winds,
that blow us around
it’s about if they help us
to keep our minds sound.

It’s not about the rains,
flooding through our life
it’s about if they help us
to give God our daily strife.

It’s not about the tempests,
on us being thrust
it’s about if they help us
in God to rely and trust.

It’s not about the weather,
the wind, rain or tempest
it’s about if they help us
to find God’s peace and rest.

It’s not about the storms,
nor how wind-whipped our boat
it’s about whether we used . . .
our Bible, to help keep us afloat!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Our Shelter ~

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God is our shelter,
in the storms of stress
He brings comfort
to us in our duress.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of sorrow
He gives us the joy
to face the morrow.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of fear
He brings peace
by drawing to us near.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of grief
He gives us strength
brings our hearts relief.

God is our shelter,
in all the storms of life
He brings the calm
in the midst of our strife!

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Psalm 91:2

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Fears Erased ~

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When God takes me,
into His warm embrace
I feel overwhelmed
by His love and grace.

For, they soothe my soul,
just like a healing balm
brings to my mind peace
makes my heartbeat calm.

When God takes me,
under His mighty wings
I know I can accept
whatever life brings.

For when I’m protected,
by God’s powerful hand
I know the storms I face
I’ll be able to withstand.

When God takes me,
into His warm embrace
it’s so all my fears . . .
His love can erase!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace To The Humble ~

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When trials blow,
me to the ground
when my cares
take me down.

Before I rise,
back to my feet
I pray to God
my needs to meet.

When storms blow,
through my door
when my worries
take me to the floor.

Before I get,
to my legs back
I pray to God
for the grace I lack.

For, in my life,
to God I’ve found
to humble myself
when I am down!

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James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace
unto the humble.”

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If Only I Could Fly ~

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Lord, there are days,
I want to get away . . .
to fly up and over
the daily crazy fray.

There are times,
I wish I had wings
to soar high above . .
the storms life brings.

There are moments,
I want to only flee . . .
into perfect peace
to be alone with Thee.

There are periods,
in my hectic life . . .
I wish to escape
from the endless strife.

Lord, there are days,
I want to fly away
and in Your arms . . .
forever rest and stay!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 55.6

“And I said,
Oh that I had wings
like a dove!
for then would
I fly away,
and be at rest.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Navigation Tool ~

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When into your life,
a storm blows in
before it commences
to bring turmoil within.

Open up your Bible,
it will map out for you
how to maneuver
your way through.

When in deep waters,
uncharted, unknown
before the conditions
turn into a cyclone.

Your Bible is the tool,
to help you navigate
all the heavy swells
till the waters abate.

When into your life,
a storm blows through
use the Word of God
to calm and still you!

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Psalm 107:29

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 09.11.16

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Sustaining Faith ~

Sustaining Faith ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

My faith has sustained me,
through life’s’ ups and downs
it has been with me . . .
through laughter and frowns.

My faith has carried me,
through tragedy and grief
it has provided me . . .
with strength and relief.

My faith has helped me,
though periods of drought
it has saved me . . .
from my fear and doubt.

My faith has kept me,
through stormy conditions
it has supported me . . .
with prayer and petitions.

My faith has taken me,
through days of not knowing
it has stabilized me . . .
as harsh winds came blowing.

My faith has sustained me,
through life’s highs and lows
it has taught me to trust . . .
in the One who knows!

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Psalm 139:1-2

“O lord, thou hast searched me,
and known me.

Thou knowest
my downsitting
and mine
uprising,
thou understandest my

thought afar off.”

King James Version
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Copyright2016
Debora Ann Belka


Singing In The Rain ~

In The Shadow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Today, there is a storm
but, I’m still going to sing
no matter how much rain
on my life it may bring.

I will leap and I will jump,
though each and every puddle
for under my Father’s wings
I will securely huddle.

If lightning were to strike,
my Father will protect me
if the thunder comes to roar
under His wings I’ll safely be.

No matter how hard it pours,
or how sizeable the drops
in my Father’s shadow
I will stay until it stops.

Today, on me it’s raining,
but, I am still going to sing
because I know I am safe  . . .
under His Almighty wings!

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Psalm 63:7

“Because thou hast been my help,
therefore in the shadow of thy
wings will I rejoice.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Peace in The Storm ~

Peace in The Storm ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Give me peace,
in this storm Lord
give me peace
as I know You can . . .

I need You to calm,
the raging going on
I need You to hold me
till the jolting is gone.

I need You to quiet,
the turbulence within
I need Your strength
to fight the whirlwind.

I need You to still,
the thunder in my soul
I need Your tranquility
to take in me control.

Give me peace,
in this storm Lord
give me peace
as only You can!

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Psalm 107:29

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Today I Will Sing ~

I Will SIng ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Today I will sing,
no matter what comes
the strings of my heart
I’m still going to strum.

If there be blue skies,
I’ll kick up my heels
if there be clouds
my joy, they wont steal.

Today I am singing,
hallelujah and hooray
I’m not going to worry
what comes my way.

If there be a storm,
I’ll sing over its roar
if there be calm waters
I’ll sing, louder more.

Lord, today I will sing,
nothing can stop me
I will sing my praises
to show my love for Thee!

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Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed:
I will sing and give praise.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Storms Aren’t Meant ~

storm-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Storms aren’t meant,
to blow us over . . .
they come so we can be
stronger than ever.

Storms aren’t meant,
to take us down . . .
they arise so we can turn
our lives around.

Storms aren’t meant,
to make us weak . . .
they arrive so we will
first, God truly seek.

Storms aren’t meant,
to make us shake . . .
they descend so we can
from apathy awake.

Storms aren’t meant,
to blow through us . . .
they come so we can learn
in God to always trust!

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Proverbs 10:25

” As the whirlwind passeth,
so is the wicked no more:
but the righteous is an
everlasting foundation.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sea Worthy ~

Sea Worthy ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

Today upon the sea,
I went out for a sail
the day was perfect
as far as I could tell.

The skies were sunny,
the water was clear
giving me no reason
to have me any fear.

There I was floating,
on the sea of tranquility
relaxing in the calm
of the water’s serenity.

The breeze was gentle,
while I drifted about
it gave me no cause
to worry or to doubt.

Then suddenly I saw,
a squall in the distance
and I knew right away
I’d need some assistance.

So, to my loving Savior,
I began to pray . . .
for more faith in the blast
barreling my way.

For, I knew by myself,
I’d face a stormy journey
if Jesus didn’t make me . . .
in Him ~ sea worthy!

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Matthew 8:24-25

“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.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 08.22.15

Sticky Note To God ~ CHISTian Poetry by Deborah Ann ~ 08.22.15 ~


The Lull ~

The Lull ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

The lulls before the storms,
are so very peaceful
it’s when to God . . .
we seem to be, less needful.

We get so relaxed,
in the calmness of serenity
it’s when to God . . .
we seem to turn, less steadily.

For, in these quiet times,
on the storms we don’t reflect
it’s when to God . . .
we seem, less likely to connect.

We  get so comfortable,
it’s like, we haven’t a single care
it’s when to God . . .
we stop coming, to Him in prayer.

The quietness before the storm,
never last for very long . . .
tis why we need God in the lulls
so in the storms, we’ll be strong!

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Acts 27:13,14,20

“And when the south wind blew softly,
supposing that they had obtained their
purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

But not long after there arose against it
 a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

And when neither sun nor stars in many
days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us,
all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Getting On My Knees ~

CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Getting on My Knees ~ phot Creation Swap

Lord, I can sense a storm,
it’s heading my way . . .
I’m not sure what to do
to keep it at bay.

I can feel the ominous,
of dark clouds forming
soon on me I know . . .
it’ll be steadily pouring.

Lord, I can see it coming,
at any time it’ll be over me
I know I will be needing
to increase my faith in Thee.

I can feel the pressure,
it’s rising overhead
the only way through it
is if, I am Spirit lead.

Lord, I can sense a storm,
coming straight for me . . .
so, before it even gets here
I’m getting on my knees!

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Psalm 107:28-31

“Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble,
and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

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

Then are they glad because they be quiet;
so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


No Wonder ~

No Wonder ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Life is full of storms,
valleys plenty deep
no wonder we need . . .
a Good Shepherd’s keep.

With so much uncertainty,
every day that we face
no wonder we need . . .
a sufficient supply of grace.

Our fears can be numerous,
our worries limitless
no wonder we need . . .
God’s mercy, measureless.

With various challenges,
we daily go through
no wonder we need . . .
God’s strength, each day anew.

So often we’re discouraged,
lost in all the confusion
no wonder we need . . .
the Holy Spirit’s infusion.

Life is full of storms,
winds so unexpected
no wonder we need to keep . . .
our eyes, heavenly directed!

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Philippians 3:14

“I press toward the mark for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Breeze of Serenity ~

Today's Weather Report ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~ Creation Swap

Today the weathers’ calm,
the skies are blue and clear
the wind is all but absent
I have not me a single fear.

The day looks promising,
the sun will be out to warm
by all present indications
I’ll not encounter a storm.

It’s a day for me to have,
some peaceful tranquility
a day for me to find rest
on the breeze of serenity.

I love days like these,
when everything is still . . .
it’s the perfect time to seek
to find for me, God’s will.

Tomorrow there may come,
a storm straight for me
but, from today’s reflections
it will be Jesus whom I see!

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Matthew 6:34

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Stormy Weather ~

~ CHRISTian poetry by deborahann ~ He is in Control - IBible Verses

He makes the clouds form,
causes the winds to blow
sends the thunder clapping
generates a lightning show.

He sends the rain down,
causes torrential floods
sends the rivers flowing
produces a sea of mud.

He forms the snow flakes,
causes a gusting lift
sends the temps dipping
creates a blizzard’s drift.

He gathers up the waves,
causes them to merge
sends the power raging
composes an ocean surge.

No matter what storm,
right now, you may be in
remember this one thing . . .
they’re  all controlled by Him!

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Matthew 8:26

“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.

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


On Eagle’s Wings ~

eagle by Jonathan Ashcraft free photo

On eagle’s wings I soar,
higher than any kite
for, I am empowered . . .
by God’s strength and might.

Over rain-soaked clouds,
across the turbulent sea
the wings of my faith
lift and carry me.

Through the howling wind,
above each violent wave
the wings of my trust
always shield and save.

No matter the storm,
or from what direction
the wings of my belief
are my soul’s protection.

On eagle’s wings I soar,
in God’s strength and might
that is why today . . .
I fly higher than a kite!

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Isaiah 40:29

“He giveth power to the faint;
and to them that have no might
he increaseth strength.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Under His Wings ~

Under His WIngs used with permission Doorpost Verses on Facebook

Under my Fathers’ wings,
I’m shielded from every storm
for, He gathers me close to Him
keeps me safe and warm.

My Father shelters me,
from everything that harms
He covers me with His feathers
wraps me, in His loving arms.

I have full protection,
under the shadow of His wings
He is the buckler of my hope
no matter what life brings.

In Him, I have assurance,
I can rise above it all
for, He gives me my own wings
to soar, above each squall.

Under my Fathers’ wings,
I’m eternally protected
my faith and trust in Him . . .
keeps the two of us connected!

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Psalm 91:4

” He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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