Tag Archives: Strength

It’s Hard to Love ~

It’s hard to love people,
who are always difficult
it’s not easy to show grace . . .
when you they insult.

It’s hard to love people,
who publicly hate you
it’s not easy to be meek . . .
to those who evil do.

It’s hard to love people,
who are openly ungodly
it’s not easy to show mercy . . .
when wickedness they embody.

It’s hard to love people,
who are your sworn enemy
it’s not easy to be humble . . .
when they mock you steadily.

But as Christian we know,
like Jesus we must love them too
for that is what He commanded . . .
us to go, live and do!

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Galatians 5:14

For all the law is fulfilled
in one word, even in this;
Thou shalt love thy neighbour
as thyself.

John 13:34

A new commandment
I give unto you,
That ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Road To Victory ~

This road’s going to be hard,
I know it will be tough
I know the battle ahead
will be stormy and rough.

But, this I know and believe,
the fight is not mine solely
for Jesus will be with me
through this journey entirely.

This road is going to be long,
I know it will be grueling
I know the struggle will be
uphill and exhausting.

But, this I know and believe,
God’s Word will keep me going
and through the  challenges
the way He will be showing.

This road’s going to be hard,
don’t know how long on it I’ll spend
but, I know and believe . . .
victory will be mine in the end!

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1 John 5:4

For whatsoever is born of God
overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that
overcometh the world,
even our faith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Restless No More ~

When your worries,
leave you restless
and your fears
render you useless.

That’s when you need,
to ask God to free you
from the concerns
that you’re enslaved to.

When your anxieties,
leave you jittery
and your emotions
cause you misery.

That’s when you need,
to ask Jesus to impart
the calm only He can
bring into your heart.

When your fears and cares,
have you feeling edgy
let the peace of Jesus . . .
make your nerves steady!

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Matthew 11:28-30

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.

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Renewed ~

I was consumed,
but not destroyed
I was unsettled
but not paranoid.

I was frightened,
but not horrified
I was alarmed
but not terrified.

I was drained,
but not depleted
I was derailed
but not defeated

I was shattered,
but not broken
I was stunned
but not shaken.

I was afflicted,
but not subdued
for my inner man . . .
was daily renewed!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is
renewed day by day.

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

While we look not at
the things which are seen,
but at the things which are
not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not
seen are eternal.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Grieve Not ~

Father may my words,
not cause grief to You
rather let them bring praise
for all for me You do.

Let my speech be used,
solely for edifying
let my remarks be
purposely purifying.

Father may my lips,
evil not ever speak
rather let them strengthen
those who are weak.

Let my mouth not be,
like a gurgling cesspool
let it be more like . . .
a forgiving whirlpool.

Father may my words,
be of holy thought
so Your Spirit . . .
I may grieve not!

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Ephesians 4:30

And grieve not the holy Spirit
of God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Walking In That Valley ~

When I walk in that valley,
I’m not walking it alone
for Jesus will be with me
before He takes me home.

There will nothing to doubt,
not a shedding of a tear
for Jesus will be with me
to calm my every fear.

When into that valley,
I have to travel through
the only thing I’m keeping
will be heaven in my view.

No evil will be lurking,
in the shadows for me
for Jesus like a Shepherd
in front of me, will be.

When I go to that valley,
I’ll not walk it alone
for Jesus will see me
to my eternal home!

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Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of death, I will fear
no evil: for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


His Unfailing Love ~

When morning comes,
into God’s Word I go
I pray asking of Him
today’s way to show.

I trust Him to give me,
His holy instructions
knowing it’s up to me
to heed their directions.

When morning comes,
my life I do entrust
to the One I know
who’s always fair and just.

I put my faith into,
the hand of my Savior
knowing it’s up to me
to temper my behavior.

When morning comes,
I lift my soul to God above
so He can fill it . . .
with more of His unfailing love!

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Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness
in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein
I should walk; for I lift up my soul
unto thee.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


All I am Able ~

When I consider,
the God of my hope
I find I am able . . .
every hour to cope.

For, His hope brings me,
strength new each day
as I go about . . .
going along my way.

When I consider,
the love of my Savior
I find I am able . . .
all moments to savor.

For, His love gives me,
a reason to trust
as I go about . . .
doing all that I must.

When I consider,
all that I’m able
it’s because my faith
in Jesus is stable!

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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 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Into The Heart Of Me ~

Lord, let me not forget,
how You can always see
whenever I am going . . .
wherever it is I be.

Let me be found faithful,
in doing what is Your will
let all I do be done
with the Holy Spirit’s zeal.

Lord, let me be pleasing,
not in man’s rebellious eyes
but in Your divine ones
so I can be seen as wise.

Let me be found obedient,
in my service to You
let me not be deceived
by the world’s point of view.

Lord, may I not forget,
how You can always see . . .
through my outward facade
right into the heart of me!

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Ephesians 6:6

Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers;
but as the servants of Christ,
doing the will of God from the heart

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Well of Everlasting Life ~

When your mind is dry,
and your heart is parched
when you feel as if . . .
your soul’s been scorched.

Go to the well of life,
where hope flows freely
and Jesus will quench
the need you have deeply.

When your mind is panting,
and you heart is famished
when you feel as if . . .
your soul has been ravished.

Go to the well of life,
where grace freely streams
and accept Jesus’ gift
to forgive and redeem.

When your heart is heavy.
and your soul is laden in sin
the well of everlasting life . . .
will cleanse you from within!

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John 4:13-14

Jesus answered and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh of the water
that I shall give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall give him shall
be in him a well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Hat Juggling ~

We all wear various hats,
of miscellaneous kinds
we all have certain roles
that tie us down and bind.

But, when for the Lord,
we perform our tasks
He’ll help us balance them
when for His help we ask.

We all wear assorted hats,
of differing forms
we all have vast duties
each day we perform.

But, when for the Lord,
our commitments we fill
He will help us juggle them
with the strength to do His will

We all wear varying hats,
of different sorts and sizes
and in the end the Crown of Life
will be the one we prize!

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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 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Fearing Praise ~

God-fearing praise,
releases in our life
wisdom to overcome
the world and it’s strife.

It frees us to be wise,
prudent and informed
so to the world ways
will not be conformed.

God-fearing praise,
gives a rightful place
to the redeeming value
of His mercy and grace.

It frees us to surrender,
our life to God each day
so on the righteous path
we will continue to stay.

God-fearing praise,
helps us to be . . .
from self-centeredness
finally set free!

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Proverbs 15:16

Better is little with the fear
of the Lord than great
treasure and trouble therewith.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Not Up For Debate ~

Sometimes God takes,
His slow sweet time . . .
as His plans and mine
don’t seem to align.

For, I want to know,
what to do right now
yet, He’d rather me bide
till He can show me how.

Sometimes God asks,
me to sit and wait
and I know it’s a topic
not up for debate.

For, I know His timing,
is always the best
and He is holding back
so I will learn to rest.

Sometimes God plans,
for me are impending . . .
to see if on His timing
He’ll find me depending!

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Psalm 33:11

The counsel of the Lord
standeth for ever, the thoughts
of his heart to all generations.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Focused ~

When you can’t see,
the road ahead
and the unknown
fills you with dread.

Keep your focus,
on Jesus fiercely
and through His eyes
you’ll see more clearly.

When you can’t decide,
which way to go
and your anxiety
begins to show.

Keep your faith,
in Jesus wholly
and He will show you
the way holy.

When you can’t make,
the right choice . . .
and you can’t hear
your inner voice.

Keep your trust,
in Jesus purely . . .
and He will lead you
most surely!

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John 16:13

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,
is come, he will guide you into all truth:
for he shall not speak of himself;
but whatsoever he shall hear,
that shall he speak: and he will shew
you things to come.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Just As Is ~

A little bit worn,
frayed and ripped
a little bit old
tattered and nicked.

A little bit used,
aged and weathered
a little bit sagged
faded and withered.

A little bit marked,
scuffed and grazed
a little bit confused
puzzled and dazed.

A little bit broken,
cracked and chipped
a little bit sheared
pruned and clipped.

But, Jesus loves me,
just as is . . .
and I’m so thankful
I am still one of His!

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Isaiah 46:4

“And even to your old age I am he;
and even to hoar hairs will I carry you:
I have made, and I will bear;
even I will carry, and will deliver you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When You’ve Fallen~

When you’ve fallen,
don’t you keep down
instead turn to God
right back around.

For we all have fallen,
in some kinda of way
but, it’s not where God
wants us to ever stay.

When you’ve blown it,
don’t you feel deflated
instead turn back to God
and He will be elated.

For the devil desires,
that we shouldn’t rise
but, a heart repentant
is a blessing to God’s eyes.

When you have fallen,
turn back to God right away
and He will put you back
on the straight pathway!

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Proverbs 24:16

For a just man falleth
seven times,
and riseth up again:
but the wicked shall fall
into mischief.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Let Me Carry That For You ~

Let Me carry that for you,
your heavy load give to Me
let Me have all your cares
so you can be burden free.

Give Me all your anguish,
all the pain you still feel
give Me your grief and sorrow
so your heart I can heal.

Let Me take from you,
all that’s weighing on your mind
give Me your troubles
and worries of every kind.

Give Me your tiredness,
the weary beat in your heart
let Me take the stress
that is keeping us apart.

Let Me carry that for you,
in My hand set it here
I will carry that for you . . .
it is mine now to bear!

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Matthew 11:29-30

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 

 


The God Of Hope ~

May the hope of God,
be your heart’s reasoning
to keep your trust
from ever weakening.

May the joy of believing,
be to you palpable
to keep your faith
in all things intangible.

May the peace of God,
be  your soul’s solace
to keep your confidence
secure and flawless.

May the power of God,
in your mind abound
so your every thought
be righteous and sound.

May God’s hope, joy and peace,
be your life’s premise
so you may be full of . . .
the Holy Spirit’s presence!

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Romans 15:13

Now the God of hope
fill you with all joy and peace
in believing, that ye may
abound in hope, through
the power of the Holy Ghost.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Pillar Of Wisdom ~

Sometimes I’m unsure,
of the way I should go
and I wish I had me . . .
a pillar of light to show.

For my troubles and cares,
cloud up my vision
and I need God’s clarity
to make my decision.

Sometimes I’m hesitant,
deciding the best route
and I need God’s guidance
to clear up any doubt.

For my thoughts run rampant,
with the options before me
and I need His guiding light
so the way I can see.

Sometimes when I’m stymied
not knowing what to do
I pray and ask God for . . .
a pillar of wisdom too!

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Exodus 13:21

“And the Lord went before them
by day in a pillar of a cloud,
to lead them the way; and by
night in a pillar of fire,
to give them light; to go
by day and night:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Make Grace Greater ~

Make grace greater,
than your pride
let it become . . .
your earthly guide.

Make humility bigger,
than your ego
let it become . . .
your heart’s credo.

Make courtesy stronger,
than your vanity
let it become . . .
your mind’s canopy.

Make meekness bolder,
than your conceit
let it become . . .
your soul’s heartbeat.

Make grace greater,
let it grow in your heart
then bitterness . . .
won’t even root or start!

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Hebrews 12:15

Looking diligently lest any man
fail of the grace of God;
lest any root of bitterness
springing up trouble you,
and thereby many be defiled;

2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace, and in the
knowledge of our Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now
and for ever. Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When A Heart Drops ~

When a heart drops,
you can hear it shatter
you can see the break
the fractured matter.

You can hear the crack,
the tear, the rip
you can see it loosing
the hope, the grip.

When a heart drops,
you can see it tumble
you can hear it rupture
as it starts to crumble.

You can see the split,
the chasm, the gap
you can hear the pain
the snap, the gasp.

When a heart drops,
God will catch it . . .
before into pieces
it breaks into bits!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.


King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Gave Me Peace ~

God gave me peace,
the day you died
as into His bottle
my tears I cried.

I knew they’d be safe,
there in His care
for He knew the depth
of my despair.

God showed me grace,
the day you perished
by keeping my hope
in Him nourished.

He knew my heart,
couldn’t handle the break
without His mercy
healing the ache.

God gave me peace
as tears I was sowing
told me His joy . . .
I’d soon be knowing!

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Psalm 126:5

They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory of my son Glenn Swindell
11.04.1970 ~ 05.17.2013


Oh, If I Could Fly Away ~

Oh, if I could fly away,
I’d soar into my Savior’s arms
there I would find my quiet rest
and be safe from all that harms.

I would take off and reside,
under the shadow of His wings
I’d be free from all the strife
living in this world often brings.

Oh, if I could fly away,
like an eagle I’d mount and rise
and climb to where His peace
would calm my fearful cries.

I would go right up to Him,
lay my burdens at His feet
and with Jesus I would find
my everlasting retreat.

Oh, if I could fly away,
if I had wings like a dove
I’d soar right up to heaven
and rest in His eternal love.

I would climb so ever high,
till I found His stillness
I would dive into His calm
and sop up His quietness.

Oh, if I could fly away,
I’d take you along with me . . .
and together we’d find rest
throughout all of eternity!

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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 2013 Revised  2019
Deborah Ann Belka


His Eye Is On This Sparrow ~

His eye is on this sparrow,
He sees me as I fly
He notices me each day
that sweeps and passes by.

He hands me a flight plan,
as I open up my eyes
He charts out my course
upon my morning rise.

His eyes is on this sparrow,
He sees me as I soar
He hears my wings flapping
above the world’s roar.

He knows my ups and down,
yet He forgets me naught
He gives me the strength
when storms in life are fought.

His eye is on this sparrow,
He has me in His sight
He leads and He guides me
whenever I am in flight!

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Matthew 10:29-31

Are not two sparrows sold
for a farthing? and one of
them shall not fall on the
ground without your Father.

But the very hairs of your
head are all numbered.

Fear ye not therefore,
ye are of more value than
many sparrows.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Supercharged ~

When in my life,
I need a power boost
I let the Holy Spirit
in my soul loose.

I sit with my eyes,
closed so ever tightly
asking Him to give me
strength that is mighty.

When in my life,
I need a power surge
I let the Holy Spirit
and my own merge.

I take a deep breath in,
and give Him control
until I can feel Him
stirring in my soul.

When power in my life,
I need to recharge
I ask God to give me . . .
a Holy supercharge!

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1 Corinthians 2:5

That your faith should not
stand in the wisdom of men,
but in the power of God.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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