Tag Archives: Strength

Living By Faith ~

Living by faith,
and not by sight
can give some us
an awful fright.

But Jesus said,
for us not to be afraid
nor by what we can’t see
to ever be dismayed.

Living by faith,
and not what is seen
is sometimes hard
for us to glean.

But Jesus knew,
what we would face
so He gave to us
strength for the race.

Living by faith,
and not what is observed
is the only way to keep . . .
our assurance preserved!

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Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance
of things hoped for,
the conviction of things
not seen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Good Work ~

A good work,
in you God has began
to help you get rid
of that old sinful man.

He promised to give,
His Spirit to you
so He could guide
and lead you how to.

A good work,
God will perform
so to His likeness
you can conform.

It will take time,
to reach perfection
until He sees in you
His own reflection.

A good work,
in you God will finish
if you will let Him . . .
go about His business!

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Philippians 1.6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:

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Blessed Beyond Measure ~

I am blessed,
beyond measure
for God’s counsel
I do treasure.

I shun the world,
tolerate not its way
my heart it cannot
persuade or sway.

I keep no company,
with the ungodly
their sinfulness
I do not embody.

I delight in the truth,
I study and read
I trust God for every
single thing I need.

I am blessed,
beyond measurement
for I do not embrace . . .
the world’s temperament!

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Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walks
not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the way of sinners…

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God, My Heart ~

God, my Heart,
my Life, my Soul
You have made me
complete and whole.

For You’ve given me,
a heart of flesh . . .
so my spirit with Yours
could interlock and mesh.

God, my Mind,
my Thought, my Conscience
Your Word has shown me
sin and its consequence.

For it’s active and piercing,
discerning and living
trains and equips me
to keep on daily striving.

God, my Heart,
I’m so glad You I found
for my mind is at peace . . .
knowing I’m heaven bound!

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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Till He Comes For Me ~

Till for me He comes,
alone, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here next to me.

I will wait for Him,
without dread or fear
for my Lord and Savior
is always close and near.

Till for me He comes,
afraid, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here inside of me.

He will keep me safe,
as He makes His way
His peace I will claim
right up until that joyful day.

Till for me He comes,
fainthearted, I will not be
for His Spirit is always . . .
power and strength to me!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Humble Me Lord ~

Humble me Lord,
into submission
help me to make
a heartfelt transition.

Teach me all about,
true obedience
so I may give to You
my full allegiance.

Humble me Lord,
no matter the pain
break me free from
sin’s cursing chain.

Show me how to live,
a life lowly and meek
give me the strength
to turn the other cheek.

Humble me Lord,
until I’m fully submitted
so I may tender to You . . .
a heart that is committed!

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Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is the Lord:
therefore will he teach
sinners in the way.

The meek will he guide in judgment:
and the meek will he teach his way.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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When Bad News Comes ~

When bad news,
I am given
to my knees
I am driven.

I pray to God,
for a heart firm
til the report
runs its term.

Whenever I hear,
things disturbing
I pray to God
to remain trusting.

I pray my faith,
will stay sturdy
so I won’t be
flanked by worry.

When bad news,
I hear and receive . . .
fearful I’m not
for in God I believe!

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Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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Spirit of Promise ~

Spirit of promise,
salvation’s sealer
heart and soul
curer and healer.

Spirit of Power,
strength dispenser
prayer partner
faith defender.

Spirit of Wisdom,
God’s advocator
provider of hope
peace demonstrator.

Spirit of Fullness,
life reformer
redemption holder
truth enforcer.

Holy Spirit of Promise,
our soul’s in-dweller
Jesus’ one and only
true collaborator!

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Ephesians 1:13-14

In whom ye also trusted,
after that ye heard
the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation:
in whom also after
that ye believed,
ye were sealed with that
holy Spirit of promise,

Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession,
unto the praise of his glory.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Heavenly Minded People ~

Saintly people,
right on earth here
waiting for Jesus . . .
to again appear.

Human bodies,
echoing God’s love
biding our time . . .
til we’re with Him above.

Earthly beings,
living in unity
awaiting to spend . . .
with Jesus eternity.

Foreigners and aliens,
born again anew
ready for Jesus . . .
to make all things new.

Heavenly minded people,
a body of one
reflecting the Life, the Truth
the Way of the Son!

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John 17:21

That they all may be one;
as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us: that the
world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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A Walk Worthy Of My Talk ~

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it resonate You . . .
in all I say and do.

May it be suitable,
to You applaudable
may it be observed
as a walk reserved.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may it bring to You . . .
the glory You are due.

May it be regarded,
as a walk discarded
of a list of regulations
for one of regeneration.

Lord, may my walk,
be worthy of my talk
may there be unity . . .
in their pursuit of purity!

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Ephesians 4:1

I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord,
beseech you that ye walk worthy
of the vocation wherewith ye are called,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give Me a Sense of Humor ~

Lord, give me a sense of humor,
a spirit that is light . . .
so when I feel the dreariest
my heart can sparkle bright.

Let me learn to giggle,
when something tickles me
like my baby grandson
as I bounce him on my knee.

Let me learn to chuckle,
like I did as a little girl
even when life’s tangles
pull at my thinning curls.

Let me learn to laugh aloud,
even if only to myself . . .
like when a child is playing
with no one but them self.

Let me learn to smile,
when I prefer to wear a frown
like a toddler thick in mischief
and thinks no one is around!

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Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Like Honey ~

I hear all kinds of evil,
things spoken and said
but, I don’t let them . . .
into my heart or head.

Instead I read my Bible,
daily the Word I study
for the grace of Jesus
to me is just like honey.

Its sweetness is pure,
it comforts and soothes
closer to God my soul
it motivates and moves.

I hear all sorts of words,
that are meant to offend
but, my faith in Jesus
I will always defend.

For, like a bee to a hive,
to Him I am drawn . . .
His words of hope and peace
I’d much rather dwell upon!

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Proverbs 16:24

Gracious words
are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul
and health to the body.

Psalm 119:165

Great peace have they which
love thy law: and nothing
shall offend them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God, My Patience ~

God, my Patience,
my Stamina, My Fortitude
my heart for You . . .
is filled with deep gratitude.

For Your mercy gives me,
the willpower to run
each day the faithful race
so that it can be won.

God, My Endurance,
my Strength, my Tenacity
Your power gives me
resilience and vitality.

For You bring into my life,
the faith to trust in You
regardless of the situations
You may have me go through.

God, my Patience,
my Calm, my Perseverance
may You find me faithful . . .
upon Your reappearance!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope
for that we see not,
then do we with patience
wait for it.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience,
that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive
the promise.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Totally Surrendered ~

Totally surrendered,
God wants it all
all that you have
nothing is too small.

You need to give Him,
all of your heart
He wants the whole of it
not just a tiny part.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to see
how much you want
like Jesus to be.

You need to submit,
to His perfect will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to know
how much you want
in Him to grow.

You have to let go,
of your selfish desires
you must be ready
for all He requires.

Totally surrendered,
God wants all of you
but you must want . . .
all of Him too!

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Romans 12:1

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Loves You Just As You Are ~

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
each major blemish
every minor scar.

He is aware,
of the battles you fight
He sees the tears
you cry in the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

He is mindful,
of how you’re feeling
He knows your wounds
are in need of healing.

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

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Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerns me.
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I’ll Send to God My Praise ~

I’ll praise God when I’m happy,
I’ll praise Him when I’m sad
I’ll praise God when things go right
I’ll praise Him when they are bad.

I’ll praise God when I’m in pain,
I’ll praise Him when I’m not
I’ll praise Him when I’m elated
I’ll praise Him when I’m fraught.

I’ll praise God when I’m strong,
I’ll praise Him when I’m weak
I’ll praise God when I’m sturdy
I’ll praise Him when I’m meek

I’ll praise God with a smile,
I praise Him through my tears
I’ll praise God when I’m hopeful
I’ll praise Him despite my fears.

I’ll praise God while I’m here,
I’ll praise Him until the end
as long as I have life and breath
my praise to God I will send!

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Psalm 71:8

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise
and with thy honour all the day.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


In The Midst Of A Storm ~

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is there . . .
He is ready to take
our fear, our care.

He hears our cries,
for His aid and relief
His ready to help us with
our lingering disbelief.

In the middle of the turmoil,
Jesus is waiting . . .
He is able to ease
our apprehensions grating.

He hears our lamenting,
our weeping and wailings
for He understands . . .
our weaknesses and failings.

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is right there . . .
in the center of its eye
He hears our every prayer!

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Matthew 8:26-27

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.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and
the sea obey him!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


That Worn Out Feeling ~

Feeling worn out,
more than just tired
as soon you rise up . . .
you again want to retire?

Well don’t you give up,
or sink into depression
instead look to God
for revitalization.

Feeling burned out,
stress got you down
does your world seem
to be spinning around?

Well don’t you give in,
to your crumbling situation
instead let Jesus become
your concrete foundation.

Feeling more than exhausted,
depleted and downcast
then onto Jesus . . .
all your weariness cast!

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Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was
overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

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God, My Need~

God, my Need,
my Want, My Desire
let Your Spirit in me
urge and inspire.

Quench my thirst,
feed my inner hunger
give me an appetite . . .
to absorb Your wonder.

God my Longing,
my Yearning, my Passion
let me take in every ounce
of Your loving compassion.

Provide for me each day,
my spiritual bread
so by Your spirit  . . .
I’ll be constantly fed.

God, my Need,
My Dependence, my Reliance
may I always look to You
for counsel and guidance!

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Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all
your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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God’s Plans ~

Our plans,
are never the best
only God’s plans
bring eternal rest.

For our dreams,
when alone made
will like a flower
wither and fade.

Our wishes,
are never greater
only the desires
of our Creator.

For our hopes,
can’t compare
to God’s design
for our welfare.

Our plans,
we need to scrap
so the ones of God
into we can tap!

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Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts
are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens
are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher
than your ways,
and my thoughts
than your thoughts.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Potholes ~

When potholes fill your path,
with their groves and ruts
and you feel that with each divot
you’re being hit right in the guts.

Take the time and slow down,
for God promises to lead us
and make our path a straight one
if over the bumps in Him we trust.

When chuckholes out number,
the smooth and even road
and the more of them you see
the heavier seems your load.

Know that God will guide you,
through and around each one
so just keep your eyes on
how the faithful race is won.

When the road ahead is bumpy,
and the going is jarring . . .
know that God is in control
if you let Him do the steering!

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Isaiah 26:7

The way of the just
is uprightness:
thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path
of the just.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

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God, My Defense~

God, my Defense,
my Shield, my Defender
may to Your power
my life I surrender.

For You are my Guard,
my Tower, my Protector
Your Word is to me
satan’s arrow deflector.

God, my Defense,
my Buckler, my Foothold
onto Your foundation
may I build my household.

For You are my Fortress,
my Security, my Safeguard
when Your righteous way
I  heed and regard.

God, my Defense,
my Rock, my Foundation
You are my only hope . . .
for peace and salvation!

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Zechariah 9:15

The Lord of hosts
shall defend them;

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Faint Not ~

Faint not,
do not tire
don’t forget
satan’s a liar.

Keep on,
keeping on
for your Father
and His Son.

Faint not,
do not pass out
don’t let satan
cause any doubt.

Press on,
pressing on
soon the harvest
will be drawn.

Faint not,
do not surrender
keep on pressing on . . .
into heaven’s splendor!

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Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary
in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.

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God Is Still Able ~

When life gets hard,
and the road gets rough
when all that lies ahead
seems difficult and tough.

Remember God is still able,
to turn things around . . .
so keep on trusting Him
to avoid a breakdown.

When all that you see,
is hardship and adversity
when all that you feel
is the fear of uncertainty.

Remember with God,
nothing is too troubling
just keep on believing Him
so to keep from unraveling.

When life gets tough,
when the road seems long
remember God will give you . . .
the faith to make you strong!

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea,
I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.

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My Warts and All ~

I kissed me a prince,
but he turned into a toad
then he sent me packing . . .
down the lonely road.

So I went out searching,
looking for someone to love . . .
thought he’d be here on earth
instead He came from above.

With all of my ugly warts,
Jesus saw what was inside
for He discovered in me . . .
what other’s tossed aside.

He peered into my soul,
looked deep into my heart
so I took a leap of faith and found
my True Love from the start.

So if you are out there looking,
for a Prince to forever love . . .
stop chasing after all the toads
and just look to Jesus up above!

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1 Samuel 16:7

“But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature;
because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not
as man seeth; for man looketh
on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Filled With God Goodness ~

I want to know God,
in all of His Fullness
so I can understand
all of His Goodness.

I want to discover,
the power He imparts
so that it can change
every inch of my heart.

I want to know Jesus,
His gift of eternal life
so I can be set free
of my earthly strife.

I want to be steadfast,
strong and consistent
so to fleshly desires
I’ll be readily resistant.

I want to understand God,
His Fullness, His Goodness
I want to take hold of Jesus
His Love, His Forgiveness!

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Ephesians 3:19

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
That you may be filled to the

measure of all the fullness of God.

Romans 13:14

Put on the Lord Jesus Christ,
and make no provision for
the flesh, to gratify its desires.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Strength ~

God, my Strength,
my Power, my Might
You make me fit . . .
for the battles I fight.

Through all the storms,
that have come my way
You give me the courage
to face them each day.

God, my Muscle,
my Vitality, my Vigor
You inspire me to be
for You a crown winner.

When spiritual battles,
I have to daily face
You give me resilience
to run the faithful race.

God, my Strength,
my Rock, my Song
thought I am weak . . .
You make me strong!

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Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever
thou goest.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness. Most gladly therefore
will I rather glory in my infirmities,
that the power of Christ
may rest upon me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~08.20.20~

 

 


If It Be Your Will Lord ~

God if this is Your will,
so let it be done . . .
if this is Your desire
I’ll do it for Your Son.

If this is how it’s to be,
let me not protest
if this is what You want
help me the truth to digest.

God if this is Your will,
so let it commence
if this is Your design
it’s done at Jesus’ expense.

If this is what You think,
will be the best for me
if this for me is Your plan
let me faithfully obey Thee.

God if this is Your will,
so let it be performed . . .
if this is what it takes for me
to be like Jesus transformed!

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2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with open face
beholding as in a glass the
glory of the Lord, are changed
into the same image from glory
to glory, even as by the
Spirit of the Lord.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God, My Friend ~

God, my Friend,
my Helper, my Aide
when I am with you
I’m never afraid.

You remove my fear,
erase all my doubt
on me I believe
You’ll never walk out.

God, my Supporter,
my Backer, my Ally
by me I know . . .
You’ll always standby.

You make my way,
straight as can be
whenever You walk
along side of me.

God my Champion,
my Pal, my Friend
I know You’re with me
until the very end!

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Proverbs 18:24

A man that hath friends must shew
himself friendly: and there is a
Friend that sticketh closer
than a brother.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Stress Test ~

Today God gave me,
a spiritual stress test
to see if my soul . . .
could remain at rest.

So He sent to me,
a hand-wringing situation
to see if my heart . . .
could handle the agitation.

He wanted to know,
how I would proceed
whether if to the strain
I’d win or would concede.

It took all of His strength,
for me not to succumb
for I knew I could trust Him
with the power to overcome.

Today God sent to me,
a test that was stressing
but I’m happy to say . . .
I’m patiently resting!

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James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying
of your faith
worketh patience.

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One-By-One ~

When my cares,
are too much to bear
I give Jesus each one
in a separate prayer.

I weep, I cry,
I sob, I moan
as I cast them . . .
onto the throne.

I sit, I wait,
I kneel, I pace
as I request
more of His grace.

I sing, I praise,
I smile, I grin
as humbly I shed . . .
them right onto Him.

When from my cares,
I want to be set free
I let Jesus take them . . .
one-by-one from me!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

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Now Is The Time ~

Now is not the time,
to fold or to crumble
though the whole earth
has started to rumble.

Now is the time,
to hold on fast
to the truth and hope
that will out last.

Now is not the time,
to give up or abandon
and become to the world
a friend or companion.

Now is the time,
to be tough and strong
for the Word of God
will right all the wrong.

Now is not the time,
to cave in or to fold
for now is the time . . .
God wants us to be bold!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:12

In whom we have boldness
and access with confidence
by the faith of him.

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Buckle Up ~

Buckle up,
if you want to be safe
make sure you’re secure
in the foundation of faith.

For you can bet on,
a long-bumpy ride
and you’re going to need
the truth by your side.

Buckle up,
if you want to stay
on the narrow . . .
straight, righteous way.

For your going to need,
to trust God’s direction
so you can travel on
the road to perfection.

Buckle up,
for there’s danger up ahead
and you need to make sure
you’re Holy Spirit lead!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:30

As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried:
he is a buckler to all those
that trust in him.

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Our Hope ~

Hope paints a lovely picture,
of our future glory
it displays all the details
of God’s eternal story.

It’s etched in our hearts,
engraved on our minds
it understands the will of God
His plans and His designs.

Hope is our confidence,
our faithful expression
it leaves on our souls
a lasting impression.

It is everlasting peace,
a future so glorious
when with Jesus we stand
as His saint’s victorious.

So just close your eyes,
and use your imagination
let your hope in Jesus bring . . .
a glorious transformation!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:18

“The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling,

and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,”

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Have Pity On Us Father ~

Have pity on us Father,
for the error of our ways
rain down on us Your mercy
and we’ll shower You with our praise.

Forgive us of our wanderings,
for going from You astray
give us Your compassion
and our gratefulness to you we’ll display.

Have pity on us Father,
for we have seen the True Light
have favor on our souls
and we’ll laud You with all our might.

Forgive us of our every sin,
for all the wrongs we’ve done
cover us with Your loving grace
and our gratitude we’ll show to Your Son.

Have pity on us Father,
let us to You draw near
have empathy for our life’s . . .
and we’ll praise You with holy fear!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 103:13

Like as a father pitieth
his children, so the Lord
pitieth them that fear him.

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Born To Conquer ~

Born to grow,
mature and ripen
born so my faith
in Jesus can deepen.

Born to know,
understand and believe
born so my strength
in God I’d receive.

Born to think,
recognize and detect
born so my life
Jesus would reflect.

Born to tell apart,
to discern and define
born so I would follow
God’s divine design.

Born to grow,
to divide and conquer
born to prove to satan . . .
He that’s in me is stronger!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge
of his will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;

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God, My Faith ~

God, my Faith,
my Founder, my Finisher
Your love for me
to my soul ministers.

For the more about You,
I come to learn and know
the more my trust continues
in You to upwards grow.

God, my faith,
my Trustor, my Petitioner
thank You for being
hope’s only distributor.

Eternal life is mine,
now that in me You live
as more of myself to You
I wholeheartedly give.

God, my Faith,
my Creator, my Foundation
Your mercy and grace
is my only salvation!

~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

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God, My Courage~

God, my Courage,
my Bravery, my Grit
Your love compels me
not to give up or quit.

You give me fortitude,
to fight the good fight
all my battles fought
are won in Your might.

God, my Courage,
my Boldness, my Mettle
You turn my nerves
into hard, steely metal.

Your Word is my Armor,
faith is my shield
taking me each day
out into the battle field.

God my Courage,
my Fortress, my Stockade
as long as You go with me . . .
I’m not afraid or dismayed!

~~~~~~~

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever
thou goest.

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Oh, My God Shelter Me ~


Oh my God,
shelter me
keep me safe
within Thee.

For You are to me,
my cool Shadow
my safe Haven
my shady Grotto.

Oh my God,
shield me
keep my close
near to Thee.

For You are to me,
my quiet Harbor
my calm Retreat
my fixed Anchor.

Oh, my God,
protect me
keep me safe
secure in Thee!

~~~~~~~

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.

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Faith Stabilizing ~

Faith stabilizing,
is faith energizing
it’s strong and robust
for in God it trusts.

It believes in things,
it can’t possibly see
it knows Jesus still . . .
calms the storms at sea.

Faith steadying,
is faith unshaken
it’s firm and secure
in truth it’s awaken.

It believes God’s Word,
from it, it waivers not . . .
it remains truehearted
in its mind and thought.

Faith revitalizing,
constantly is renewing
as the narrow way . . .
it keeps on pursuing!

~~~~~~~

James 1:6

But let him ask in faith,
nothing wavering. For he
that wavereth is like a
wave of the sea driven
with the wind and tossed.

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God, My Light ~

God, my Light,
my Beacon, my Ray
give me Your clarity
upon each new day.

Be my earthly guide,
help me to navigate
as I make my journey
into the narrow gate.

God, my Light,
my Lamp, my Beam
may Your Word be to me
a life-giving stream.

As I travel onward,
my every step direct
so I too can Your Love
in the darkness reflect.

God, my Light,
My Illuminator, my Reflector
help me be for You . . .
a Light Generator!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 5:8

For ye were sometimes darkness,
but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light:

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God, My Anchor ~

God, my Anchor,
my Security, my Shield
give me a heart
to You that will yield.

Be my Safe Harbor,
give me Thy grace
whenever a storm
You have me to face.

God, my Anchor,
my Hope, my Future
may over my life
I make You the ruler.

Let Your Word be,
on earth my guide
may from You my sin
I not disguise or hide.

God, my Anchor,
my Moor, My Dock
may You be to me . . .
my everlasting Rock!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 6:19-20

Which hope we have as an anchor
of the soul, both sure
and stedfast, and which entereth
into that within the veil;

Whither the forerunner is for
us entered, even Jesus,
made an high priest for ever
after the order of Melchisedec.

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Rested ~

When in God,
we find our rest
we’ll be ready
for any test.

For our faith,
will be strong
for whatever may
come along.

When in God,
we’re at peace
our trust in Him
will increase.

For when we’re calm,
though trials come
to their desperation
we won’t succumb.

When by God,
we are tested . . .
our calm composure
will keep us rested!

~~~~~~

James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying of your
faith worketh patience.

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Perusing God’s Word~

Today I am perusing,
my Bible in my hand
with the intent . . .
to follow its command.

I’m reading carefully,
what God has to say
with the intent . . .
to listen and obey.

Today I’m pouring over,
the verses on the page
with the intent . . .
their wisdom I’ll engage.

I’m studying each word,
looking up their meaning
with the intent . . .
my soul they’ll be feeding.

Today I’m perusing,
my Bible I am scouring
for God’s Word I know . . .
I need to be devouring!

~~~~~~~~

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself
approved unto God,
a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed,
rightly dividing
the word of truth.

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Heavy On My Mind ~

When my cares,
on me weigh . . .
that’s when to God
I kneel and pray.

For when they stay,
heavy on my mind
there is no peace
that I can find.

When my worries,
creep into my life
that’s when onto Jesus
I give Him my strife.

For when they linger,
in my thoughts
they leave me weary
and oh, so fraught.

When my concerns,
weigh me down
I turn to God
for a heart sound.

For I know no other,
thing for me to do
but cast my cares . . .
Lord onto You!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care
upon him;
for he careth for you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God, My Tranquility ~

God, my Tranquility,
my Peace, my Calm
You are to my soul
a healing balm.

You alone provide,
the rest that I need
when in Your Word
I graze and feed.

God, my Quietude,
my Repose, My Rest
Your love and mercy
keeps me daily blessed.

You silence my heart,
with Your still small voice
You are the reason
in truth I rejoice.

God my Tranquility,
my Comfort, my Lull
may my trust in You
never grow dim or dull!

~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is an handful
with quietness,
than both the hands full
with travail
and vexation of spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God, My Hope ~

God, my Hope,
my Future, my Home
from Your righteous way
let not my steps roam.

Make straight my way,
be my guiding light
keep me looking upwards
as earthly battles I fight.

God, my Hope,
my Eternity, my Rest
with Your loving mercies
each day my soul bless.

Keep my eyes focused,
on Your saving grace
so that I may for You
finish the faithful race.

God, my Hope,
my Strength, my Power
may my trust in You be . . .
right up to my final hour!

~~~~~~~

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

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A Tranquility To Find~

There is a tranquility,
a calm to be found
when your every care
onto Jesus you unbound.

Then His peace will bind,
your heart and mind
and all your anxiety
will begin to unwind.

There is a tranquility,
a peace to receive
when your every worry
onto Jesus you relieve.

Then His calm will take,
control of your life
as you feel the easing
of your daily strife.

There is a tranquility,
a peace to discover
one that with Jesus . . .
will last now and forever!

~~~~~~

Psalm 29:11

The Lord will give strength
unto his people; the Lord
will bless his people
with peace.

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Anchored In Peace ~

Anchored in peace,
held down by hope
a future that helps us
everyday to cope.

A trust secure,
a hope resilient
a joy that keeps
our faith consistent.

Anchored in love,
bound up in grace
a destiny that helps us
to stay in the race.

A faith grounded,
a truth rooted
a rest empowering us
to remain devoted.

Anchored in peace,
in Jesus entrenched
the Cornerstone keeping
our thirst quenched!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in
perfect peace,
whose mind is
stayed on thee:
because he
trusteth in thee.

Isaiah 28:16

Therefore thus saith
the Lord God, Behold,
I lay in Zion for a foundation
a stone, a tried stone,
a precious corner stone,
a sure foundation:
he that believeth
shall not make haste
.

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God Loves The Yielding Heart ~

God loves the little sparrows,
all the flowers in the fields
He loves a repentant heart
that to Him at last yields.

He loves the morning hour,
when the sun is on the rise
He loves a searching heart
that is seeking to be wise.

God loves the daily warmth,
the cool breeze in the air
He loves the burdened heart
giving to Him all its care.

God loves the evening time,
when the sun slowly sets
He loves when a hungry heart
appetites in Him are whet.

God loves the moon shinning,
the twinkling in the sky
He loves a prayerful heart
that holds a jubilant cry.

God loves His little sparrows,
His faithful lilies of the field
He loves whatever the time . . .
hearts to Him relent and yield!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 6:13

“But yield yourselves unto God,
as those that are alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.”

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Be Uncompromising ~

Be unshakeable,
in the power of His might
be unbendable
to stand fast and fight.

Be unyielding,
to the wiles of the devil
be uncompromising
to all things evil.

Be unfailing,
in the Word be grounded
be unwavering
so not to be confounded.

Be unflinching,
to your transformation
be unrelenting
in your moderation.

Be unremitting,
to what you know is true
be unfaltering
when satan comes after you.

Hold on to your faith,
be unshakeable
hold on to the truth
and you’ll be unbreakable!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:10

Be strong in the Lord
and in the power of
His strength

1Corinthians 16:13

Watch, stand fast
in the faith,
be brave, be strong.

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Hope For The Best ~

I hope for the best,
a new day can bring
but, I am prepared for . . .
just about anything.

For I do not know,
what may come my way
tis why each morning
to God I bow and pray.

I hope for the greatest,
outcome He might send
but, I am braced for . . .
what’s around the bend.

For I trust and believe,
irrespective of . . .
whatever God decides
is out of His love.

I hope for the best,
the greatest day there is
but, I am ready for . . .
anything because I’m His!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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The Old Man Crucified ~

Is the old man crucified,
is he nailed to the tree
have you to your past sins
finally been set him free?

For when the old man,
you finally crucify . . .
your old sinful nature
you’ll not want to satisfy.

Is your old man dead,
did he die to self and pride
have you now a heart
where Jesus can abide?

For when the new man,
you put on and wear
to the Holy Spirit wooing
you will be aware.

Is the old man truly,
in your life crucified
or has the new man . . .
been pushed aside?

~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

Romans 6:6

Knowing this, that our old man
is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed,
that henceforth we should
not serve sin.

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I Trust God and Jesus Too ~

I trust God,
with all things
leave my fears
under His wings.

I find comfort,
in just knowing
on me His mercy
He keeps sowing.

I trust Jesus,
for His peace
my cares on Him
I daily release.

I find hope,
in just knowing
His grace in me
keeps on growing

I trust God,
I trust Jesus too
for everyday . . .
my faith they renew!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.

Luke 17:5

And the apostles said unto
the Lord, Increase our faith.

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Wise Eyes ~

Wise eyes,
they look not
at things . . .
that are fraught.

Fraught with sin,
riddled with evil
for wise eyes know . . .
the works of the devil.

Wise eyes,
they look away
at things . . .
that cause decay.

Decay of hearts,
corruption of minds
for wise eyes know . . .
how satan blinds.

Wise eyes,
are full of light . . .
that is why darkness
they can fight!

~~~~~~

Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

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My Hope Doesn’t Disappoint ~

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it never lets me down
it allows me to keep . . .
both heart and mind sound.

It gives me reasons,
to rejoice and to sing
it encourages me
in the storms life brings.

My hope doesn’t disappear,
it never goes away
it enables me to stay
on the narrow pathway.

It gives me confidence,
equips me for warfare
to satan and his army
it keeps me daily aware.

My hope doesn’t derail,
when trials come to test me
for Lord my hope and trust . . .
I have place in only Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man that trusteth
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

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