Tag Archives: Strength

Dispel Your Despair ~

If your faith is steadfast,
rooted and grounded
when trials come your way
in joy you’ll be surrounded.

For in the very midst,
of your worldly care
counting it all for joy
will dispel your despair.

When in Jesus,
you are truly content
you’ll experience joy
that is heaven sent.

For, whether in sickness,
or in perfect health
joy will bring to you
everlasting wealth.

Joy is not an option,
it’s something God gives
to those where His Spirit
securely abides and lives!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Has My Back ~

I have personal needs,
individual wants I lack
but, God always has
my spiritual back.

I trust Him to provide,
for me every day
the patience to keep me
on the narrow way.

I know He will grant,
me with His grace
to meet head on
the trials I face.

I have faith knowing,
He will give me power
to overcome temptation
my every waking hour.

I have many needs,
personal wants I lack
but, I always get wisdom
whenever God I ask!

~~~~~

James 1:4-5

“But let patience have
her perfect work, that ye
may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing.

If any of you lack wisdom,
let him ask of God, that giveth
to all men liberally,
and upbraideth not;
and it shall be given him..”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Gospel-Driven Life ~

A Gospel-driven life,
is a life worth living
its full of power
for it knows its calling.

It’s a life full of hope,
it is Christ-driven
it knows by His grace
it has been forgiven.

A Gospel-driven life,
is one full of light
it uses God’s Word
so darkness it can fight.

It’s a life committed,
to the Truth and Way
it is Spirit-driven
it knows not to stray.

A Gospel-driven life,
sets its mind on above
it finds perfect peace
resting in God’s love.

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Romans 15:4

“For whatsoever things
were written aforetime
were written for our learning,
that we through patience
and comfort of the scriptures
might have hope.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Losing A Child ~

I’ve been through the storm,
of losing a child . . .
I’ve felt the searing pain
in my heart run wild.

I’ve seen grief destroy,
the lives of those left behind
I’ve seen families become
scattered and realigned.

I’ve seen sorrow up close,
the look you can’t miss
I’ve seen how it leaves
a hopeless, grim abyss.

I’ve seen how heartbreak,
crushes even the strongest
I’ve seen with its callous hold
there is no real contest.

I’ve seen God’s hand,
reach down from above
and touch the broken-hearted
with His healing love!

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Isaiah 40:8

“The grass withereth,
the flower fadeth:
but the word of our God
shall stand for ever.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ In memory of my son
Glenn who died
three years ago today ~


Winning The Fight ~

Each days a battle,
we must fight
against the darkness
with God’s light.

Against the forces,
lead by the devil
against his armies
saying good is evil.

Our spiritual enemies,
are all around us
to their wicked ways
they want us to adjust.

But, we must stand,
for what we believe
and their evil lies
we must not receive.

Each day it’s a battle,
to shine God’s light
we’ll need His full armor
if we’re to win the fight!

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Ephesians 6:12

“For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the
darkness of this world, against
spiritual wickedness in high places.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I am Blessed ~

I am blessed,
with mercy and grace
blessed to have the strength
to keep in the faithful race.

I am blessed,
with everything good and just
blessed to have a God
in whom I can truly trust.

I am blessed,
with a lively, eternal hope
blessed to have a Savior
to help me each day to cope.

I am blessed,
with every spiritual blessing
blessed to have the Holy Spirit
urging me to keep on pressing.

I am blessed,
with all I could ever need
blessed to have my Bible
so my hunger it can feed!

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Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us
with all spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Fighting Faith ~

Fear fighting faith,
wins many a battle
when it’s enacted
anxiety it’ll tackle.

Fear fighting faith,
tells satan to flee
it says greater is He
living inside of me.

Fear fighting faith,
uses Bible verses
before worry
even surfaces.

Fear fighting faith,
claims victory
as soon as it feels
a little jittery.

Fear fighting faith,
is easy for you to do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Staying On Course ~

May each day,
we apply God’s grace
to keep us steadfast
in the daily race.

May each day,
God’s mercy we find
to fill our hearts
with peace of mind.

May each day,
our faith keep us
on the course
of hope and trust.

May each day,
we seek God first
to feed our hunger
to quench our thirst.

May each day,
we keep our eyes
looking forward to
the winner’s prize!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

” Know ye not that they which run
in a race run all, but one receiveth
the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Can’t Be Contained ~

God cannot be boxed-in,
He can’t be contained
you cannot control Him
His power can’t be restrained.

God cannot be confined,
He can’t be enclosed
you cannot out-wit Him
His will can’t be opposed.

God cannot be hedged-in,
He can’t be obstructed
you cannot thwart Him
His Word can’t be corrupted.

God cannot be restricted,
He can’t be curtailed
you cannot halt Him
His plans can’t be derailed.

God cannot be confined,
His power can’t be blocked
His judgements cannot  . . .
nor will they be stopped!

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Isaiah 14:27

“For the Lord of hosts hath purposed,
and who shall disannul it?
and his hand is stretched out,
and who shall turn it back?”

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Deborah ann Belka


Faith Is Empowering ~

Faith is hope,
faith is love
faith is believing
in God above.

Faith is peace,
faith is rest
faith is believing
God’s plans are the best.

Faith is joy,
faith is gladness
faith is believing
God is our happiness.

Faith is trusting,
faith is relying
faith is believing
God’s love is undying.

Faith is active,
faith is lively
faith is believing
God’s power is mighty.

Faith is comforting,
faith is healing
faith is believing
God hears our weeping.

Faith is wise,
faith is meek
faith is believing
God’s face we can seek.

Faith is empowering,
faith is unfailing
faith is believing
God for our everything.

Faith is brave,
faith is fearless
faith is believing
God is our stillness.

Faith is hope,
faith is life-saving
faith is believing . . .
heaven is awaiting!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Trust God ~

I trust God,
His Word I heed
I trust Him
for whatever I need.

I trust God,
when I say His name
I trust Him
to remain the same.

I trust God,
for His goodness
I trust Him
for His kindness.

I trust God,
when  I pray
I trust Him
to guide my way.

I trust God,
to give me shelter
I trust Him
to be my helper.

I trust God,
my life to control
for I trust Him . . .
with all my heart and soul!

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Psalm 9:10

“And they that know thy name
will put their trust in thee:
for thou, Lord, hast not
forsaken them that seek thee.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Wrestling With God ~

Some people wrestle,
with God’s will
some find it so hard
to wait and be still.

But, those who stop,
their endless struggling
will find God’s will
isn’t really so puzzling.

Some people scuffle,
when disappointed
some end up being
with God disjointed.

But, those who quit,
their constant battling
will find God’s ways
aren’t really so baffling.

Some people wrestle,
with God and His ways
but, those who trust Him
are blessed all their days!

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Genesis 32:24-26

” And Jacob was left alone;
and there wrestled a man
with him until the breaking
of the day.

And when he saw that he
prevailed not against him,
he touched the hollow of
his thigh; and the hollow
of Jacob’s thigh was out
of joint,
as he wrestled with him.

And he said, Let me go,
for the day breaketh.
And he said, I will
not let thee go
except thou bless me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Yet, Another Roadblock ~

Up against,
yet, another roadblock
problems have you in
a dreaded headlock?

Well, don’t quit yet,
God will help you
and over this barrier
He’ll get you through.

Up against,
one more obstacle
worries have you thinking
this one is impossible.

Well don’t stop yet,
God will draw you near
and through this hurdle
with Him you’ll clear.

Up against,
yet another brick wall
well don’t you forget . . .
on God’s name to call!

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Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto all
them that call upon him,
to all that call upon
him in truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I Love Jesus ~

I love Jesus,
this I can’t deny
His love for me
I’ll forever rely.

I trust Jesus,
He trusts me . . .
He’s my anchor
on life’s stormy sea.

I delight in Jesus,
He delights in me
one day in heaven
we are going to be.

I believe in Jesus,
He believes in me
He gives me faith
in what I can’t see.

I’m a friend of Jesus,
He’s befriended me
no greater love . . .
will I ever see!

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John 15:13

” Greater love hath
no man than this,
that a man lay down
his life for his friends.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Feeding Our Faith ~

In troubled times,
more trust we need
that is why our faith
we must daily feed.

Then when problems,
are thrown at us
all we have to do
is tap into our trust.

In troubled times,
we need faith strong
for we never know
what may come along.

Then when worries,
start barreling our way
all we have to do
is to trust and pray.

In troubled times,
we need to grow in grace
that’s why we need to feed
our faith on a daily base!

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1 Peter 2:2

“As newborn babes,
desire the sincere milk
of the word, that ye
may grow thereby:

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Has A Plan ~

For every trial,
God has a purpose
He has a plan . . .
before they surface.

He sends us tests,
deserving or not
to see how much
grace we have got.

It is up to us,
how we will react
whether our troubles
our faith will impact.

Some choose to grow,
resentful and bitter
some opt to make
their faith in God bigger.

For every trial,
God sends to us . . .
He’ll reveal the purpose
as we increase our trust!

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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.

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Do Not Be Troubled ~

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Do not be troubled,
do not be afraid
though you think Jesus
your heart has betrayed.

For, there isn’t anything,
stopping Him from loving You
even when you deny Him
in the things you say and do.

Do not be downcast,
do not be disheartened
though Jesus you’ve failed
He has not departed.

For, Jesus sees you’re weak,
He knows you’re in distress
all He wants from you . . .
is your failures to confess.

Do not be troubled,
don’t stay from Him away
Jesus wants to restore
your faith, in Him today!

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John 13:37-38

“Peter said unto him,
Lord, why cannot I follow
thee now? I will lay down
my life for thy sake.

Jesus answered him,
Wilt thou lay down thy life
for my sake? Verily, verily,
I say unto thee, The cock
shall not crow, till thou
hast denied me thrice.

John 14:1

“Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Omnipotent ~

God is omnipotent,
He is mightily skillful
He does what He wills
He is effectively powerful.

God is more than able,
to do what is impossible
whenever He speaks
He makes all things possible.

God with stretched out arm,
created all living-things
the heavens and the earth
their kingdoms and their kings.

There is not anything,
that God’s will cannot do
even satan and his army
His mightiness can subdue.

God is omnipotent,
He gave to us the power
to overcome the world . . .
right up to the final hour!

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Matthew 19:26

“But Jesus beheld them,
and said unto them,
With men this is impossible;
but with God
all things are possible.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Stood ~

I stood,
I knew it was a test
I knew when it was over
I would be blessed.

I hung on,
I did not break down
I knew I had to keep
my heart and mind sound.

I was firm,
I did not move
I knew my faith in God
He wanted me to prove.

I endured,
I did not waiver
I held on tight
to my Lord and Savor.

I persevered,
I did not let go
I knew my trust in God
He needed me to show.

I stood,
I kept on solid ground
I remained steadfast
I did not fall down!

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1 Corinthians 10:12

“Wherefore let him that
thinketh he standeth
take heed lest he fall.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Shepherd’s Care ~

He goes ahead of me,
my safety comes first
He leads me to springs
to quench my thirst.

He keeps His eyes out,
for any danger ahead
He guides me to pastures
where I can be fed.

He knows where I’m at,
if I should get lost
He will seek me out
no matter the cost.

He knows if I’m tired,
He sees my weakness
He cares and loves me
for my own uniqueness.

 He is my Shepherd,
He can be yours too
if you will let Jesus . . .
lead and guide you!

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John 10:14

“I am the good shepherd,
and know my sheep,
and am known of mine.”

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have A Past ~

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all cringe . . .
at the memories they bring.

We all need to find,
God’s favor and grace
we all need God’s mercy
so the past we can face.

We all have feelings,
of resentment and ill-will
we all wince . . .
at how others make us feel.

We all need to find,
God’s healing peace
we all need God’s mercy
so our pain He can release.

We all have suffered,
the heartache of rejection
we all recoil . . .
when the past we mention.

We all need to find,
God’s way to forgiveness
we all need God’s mercy
so we can be rid of bitterness.

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all need God’s mercy
and the grace that it brings!

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Hebrews 4:16

“Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help
in time of need.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Connected To God ~

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Connected to God,
unlimited minutes
our prayers to Him
have no time limits.

A clear connection,
reliable services
our prayers to God
have no time formulas.

No over charges,
unlimited resources
our prayers to God
are our best recourse.

No roaming fees,
no lines cutting out
our prayers to God
are always in route.

Prayer is the link,
our divine connection
to God and His throne
for unlimited direction!

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Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto all
them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him
in truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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