Tag Archives: Strength

Abba Our Father ~

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family
so I could be . . .

An heir to salvation,
a daughter of light
a child that brings
to Him great delight.

No longer an orphan,
no longer a stray
I’ve inherited a room
in His mansion I’ll stay.

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family
so I can be free . . .

Free from the guilt,
of my wandering ways
free from the darkness
that once filled my days.

The adoption became final,
that day on the Cross
when Jesus died for me
and all those who are lost.

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family
so I might see . . .

See His glory,
in the midst of my pain
see His grace fall
like sweet drops of rain.

The inheritance is mine,
I’m claiming my right
and now I have privilege
to His power and might.

Abba my Father,
has adopted me
into His family,
I willingly flee . . .

~~~~~

Psalm 37:18
King James Version

“The Lord knoweth
the days of the upright:

and their inheritance
shall be for ever.

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Quiet Heart ~

The quiet heart,
doesn’t fret
over its worries
it dosen’t sweat.

It knows to be,
composed and collected
it knows its strength
to God is connected.

The quiet heart,
doesn’t stew
over its cares
it doesn’t spew.

It knows to trust,
to be clam and still
it knows its life
is in God’s will.

The quiet heart,
doesn’t panic
over life’s woes
it’s not frantic!

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Isaiah 30:15

For thus saith the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel;
In returning and rest shall
ye be saved; in quietness and
in confidence shall be your
strength:

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Hopeful and Positive ~

Father, You always keep,
Your every promise
and that is why I remain
hopeful and positive.

You are always gracious,
in all that You do
and that is why I stay
close and near to You.

Father, You always listen,
to all who call on You
and that is why I trust
You to attend to me too.

You are always there,
to help see us through
and that is why I give
my daily cares to You.

Father, You always hear,
our petitions and pleas
and that is why I know
I can always go to Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:16-17

As for me, I will call upon God;
and the Lord shall save me.

Evening, and morning, and at noon,
will I pray, and cry aloud:
and he shall hear my voice.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Rocking and Rolling ~

When your world is shaken,
as it comes crumbling down
when it feels like your hope
has too been ran aground.

Know God will give you,
strength so you can find
His peace and tranquility
for your heart and mind.

When you world is rocked,
as it trembles and shakes
when it feels like your faith
has too put on its brakes.

Know God will help you,
to find the calm you need
so on the faithful path
you’ll be able to proceed.

When your world has you,
rocking and rolling . . .
be sure on God’s strength
you find yourself calling!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:29

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

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Transformation Takes Time ~

Conversion isn’t always,
instantly spontaneous
for most people it is . . .
fragile and precarious.

For us it’s a transition,
from the old into the new
and we know it will take
a lifetime to get through.

Transformation isn’t always,
an over night occurrence
for most people it is . . .
building up endurance.

For us it’s a slow process,
to keep our faith growing
and we know it will take
perseverance knowing.

Conversion doesn’t always,
happen with speed or quickness
but we know what God begun . . .
when Christ returns He’ll finish!

~~~~~~~~~~

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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Deborah Ann Belka


Your Love Lord ~

Lord Your love brings,
my heart tranquil peace
I can feel Your calm
providing me release.

It warms my soul,
my mind it refreshes
all of my concerns
it patiently addresses.

Lord, Your love constantly,
comforts and consoles
my fears and doubts
it curtails and controls.

It generates in me,
a humble restfulness
every time I think  . . .
of Your lowly gentleness.

Lord, Your love brings,
my heart to a swell . . .
just knowing inside of it
is where You dwell!

~~~~~~

1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that
dwelleth in love dwelleth
in God, and God in him.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


What Will We Do ~

Another year is upon us,
what with it will we do . . .
how are we going to let
the love of Jesus through?

How are we going to be,
the salt and the light
how are we going to win
this good and faithful fight?

How will we show the Way,
to the Life everlasting
how will we act when others
stones at us our casting?

How are we going to live,
in a world full of evil
how will we break through
the chains of the devil?

Another year is upon us,
what with it will we do . . .
Lord, how can we bring hope
if we don’t have any too!

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 23:18

For surely there is an end;
and thine expectation shall
not be cut off.

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus’ Healing Touch ~

Jesus’ healing touch,
is just a brush away . . .
when you go to Him
on your knees and pray.

He will touch your heart,
mend the breaks within
put back all the pieces
till a new life begins.

Jesus’ saving touch,
is close and near . . .
He will rid your soul
of all that you fear.

He’ll touch your mind,
restore your sanity
replace your thoughts
with His tranquility.

Jesus’ healing touch
is just a brush away . . .
so give Him your pain
straightaway today!

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1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,

that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:

by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Our Heart’s Desires ~

If we want to have,
our heart’s desires
we need to do . . .
all God requires.

For He wants us to be,
to Him fully submitted
to the Truth and Way
wholly committed.

If we want to have,
the wants of our heart
from righteousness
we must not depart.

For God wants us to be,
drawn to the Light
so the world can see
in Him our delight.

Our heart desires,
God will bring to us . . .
if in Him we commit
delight and trust!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:4-6

Delight thyself also in the Lord:
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.

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

And he shall bring forth thy
righteousness as the light,
and thy judgment as the noonday.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


The Bluster of Fluster ~

Some times my joy,
I need to muster . . .
whenever I’m feeling
the bluster of fluster.

For, I can get so caught up,
in the world’s fallen state
that my eternal happiness
from me it starts to shake.

Sometimes my hope,
I need to summon . . .
as I start to feel
downcast and sullen.

For, I can see the darkness,
overshadowing the Light
that my eternal peace
is hard to keep in sight.

Sometimes my faith,
I need to boost and buoy . . .
and so my thoughts, Lord
I just turn over to You!

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Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things
are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things
are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Looking Unto Jesus ~

As troubles come,
as they most surely will
when the road ahead of you
looks all up hill.

When you are at a loss,
as to what to do
and you’ve no answers
not even a clue.

Look unto Jesus,
He knows how high the climb
He’ll help you over it
in His perfect time.

As hardships come,
as they seem to do
when they start to get
the very best of you.

When the pit you’re in,
is beyond waist deep
and all your cares
make you want to weep.

Look unto Jesus,
He will never let you sink
He is not as far away
as you may think.

As burdens come,
as they begin to occur
and in your mind
everything’s a big blur.

When nothing seems,
to make much sense
and you start to feel
nervous and tense.

Look unto Jesus,
He’ll give to you a new sight
and you’ll start to see . . .
everything through His light!

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Hebrews 12:2

Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;
who for the joy that was set before
him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right
hand of the throne of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka


What Have You Got ~

You can peruse your Bible,
all that you want . . .
but if you don’t apply it
what have you got?

For what good does it do,
if you don’t employ and heed
the instruction God gives
to you as you read?

You can read the Word,
all the day long . . .
but if you don’t utilize it
how can you be strong?

For once in the world,
you venture out in . . .
how will you keep from
being tempted by sin?

You can study your Bible,
till your face turns blue
but if you don’t live it . . .
what good is it to you!

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Luke 11:28

But he said, Yea rather,
blessed are they that hear
the word of God, and keep it.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Ocean’s Shore ~

As I stroll along,
the ocean’s shore
I feel blessed
to my very core.

Though I don’t know,
the water’s depth
I’m sure the Lord guides
my every step.

As I listen to,
the waves that roar
I trust God’s Spirit
over storms to soar.

Just as the soft sand,
and sea must meet
I know God’s the strength
beneath my feet.

And unlike a pebble,
in the warm sand
my faith can’t be crushed
by the foot of man.

As I watch the eagles,
land on the dock
I too find safety
in the Lord my Rock!

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Proverbs 16:9

“A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


May You Know God’s Fullness ~

May you know the glory,
of God’s richness
may to His power
you be made a witness.

May Christ abide in you,
in faith may you find
His strength that guards
both the heart and mind.

May you be anchored,
in His love entrenched
may your soul to Jesus
remain always clenched.

May you know Jesus’ love,
the vast expanse of it
may your inner man
be filled with His Spirit.

May you be filled fully,
with all of God’s fullness
may you find the wisdom
in knowing His goodness!

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Ephesians 3:16-19

That he would grant you,
according to the riches of his glory,
to be strengthened with might by
his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your
hearts by faith; that ye,
being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with all
saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge, that
ye might be filled with all
the fulness of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Greet Me At The Gate ~

Give me peace Lord,
fill me with serenity
so that I may face
today’s uncertainty.

Help me to keep,
focused in on You
so my eternal aim
is always in view.

Keep my feet Lord,
from the truth slipping
keep my hands Lord
on my Bible gripping.

Give me wisdom,
for what’s lying ahead
help me to trust You
so not to get misled.

Give me peace Lord,
as my life I navigate
for my aim is for You . . .
to greet me at the gate!

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Psalm 118:20

This gate of the Lord,
into which the righteous
shall enter.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Lay Your Treasure ~

Put no value in the things,
living in this world brings
for they will only just corrupt
and in the end self-destruct.

Lay instead your treasure,
in things you cannot measure
things like faith, hope and trust
for they’ll never turn into rust.

Put no worth in material things,
things like cars and diamond rings
for that which we now hold dear
will one day all just disappear.

Lay up instead things eternal,
and the things that are internal
things like morality and integrity
against which there is no penalty.

Put no value on worldly things,
instead lay in your heart of heart
the things that will in the end . . . .
not corrode, rot or fall apart!

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Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves break through
and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor rust
doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


On The Edge of Despair ~

 

I have been on the edge,
of complete, utter despair
I’ve looked over the ledge
not knowing what was there.

I’ve felt the bitter cold,
wrap me in it’s fearful grip
but, God had on me a hold
making sure I wouldn’t slip.

I have been to the threshold,
of total desperation
I’ve felt darkness enfold me
with fear and trepidation.

I’ve sensed the loom of doom,
engulf me with pure terror
but, God in the grasp of gloom
quelled my state of horror.

I have been on the edge,
of utter hopelessness
but, as I was on the ledge . . .
Jesus healed my brokenness!

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2 Corinthians 4.8-10

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;

Always bearing about in the body
the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in our body.

Psalm 34:17-19

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

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

Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Harden Your Heart Not ~

Harden not your heart,
to your spiritual condition
let it not turn cold
by your selfish ambition.

Let it not turn callous,
like the rebellious one
let it not become distant
by a grumbling tongue.

Harden not your heart,
to the Spirit’s leading
let it not turn frigid
by the sins you’re keeping.

Let it not become rigid,
by carelessly drifting
let it not be stubborn
by the life you’re living.

Harden not your heart,
by disbelief or doubt
let it not turn icy
by shutting God’s Word out.

Let it not turn you away,
from the hope of eternal peace
let it not turn to stone . . .
lest your faith in God may cease!

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Hebrews 3:13

“But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day;

lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Before You Get Up ~

Before you get out,
of your warm bed . . .
make sure God’s Word
you have read.

Then as you rise,
you will be girded
in the truth before
you even get started.

Before you get going,
take up faith’s shield
so to satan’s deceit
you will not yield.

Then as you get ready,
you will be protected
with a breastplate keeping
you and God connected.

Before the door you open,
make sure you put on
the peace you have found
in Christ, Jesus the Son.

Then when you see,
a dart at you come flying
you will know it’s from
the one who’s always lying.

Before you retire,
while warm in your bed . . .
tuck away your Bible
under your trusting head!

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Ephesians 6:14-16

Stand therefore, having your loins
girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;
And your feet shod with the
preparation of the gospel of
peace; Above all, taking the shield
of faith, wherewith ye shall be
able to quench all the fiery darts
of the wicked

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


I’ll Never Forsake You ~

I’ll never leave or forsake you,
for you I will always care
I understand your feelings
how much you have to bear.

I’ll never leave or desert you,
even when you think I’m far away
I know each step you have taken
I have been with you all the way.

I’ll never leave or depart from you,
I am always right here near by
I know what you’ve been through
in my bottle are the tears you cry.

I’ll never leave or quit on you,
even though you feel I’m not there
I’m always watching out for you
you have always been in My care.

I’ll never leave or forsake you,
your every thought I know and see
I’m always here to listen to you . . .
now can you say the same ~ for Me?

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John 10:27

“My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


As The Storm Rages ~

As the storm rages,
as the gusts blow
as the reeling waves
mount up and grow.

Let Jesus your heart,
quill and quiet
till the battering winds
are calm and silent.

As the gales whip,
as they howl and roar
as the frigid rain
on top of you pours.

Let Jesus your mind,
still and settle
til the waves become
lulled and gentle.

As the storm rages,
as the winds intensify
hold on to Jesus
so they’ll not terrify!

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Luke 8:23-25

But as they sailed he fell asleep:
and there came down a storm of wind
on the lake; and they were filled
with water, and were in jeopardy.

And they came to him, and awoke him,+
saying, Master, master, we perish.
Then he arose, and rebuked the wind
and the raging of the water: and
they ceased, and there was a calm.

And he said unto them, Where is your faith?
And they being afraid wondered, saying
one to another, What manner of man is this!
for he commandeth even the winds and water,
and they obey him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Treasures in Jars ~

Treasures in jars,
might be made of clay
but, when they are pressed
close to God they stay.

Oh, they may crack,
but, they will not weaken
for treasures in jars . . .
in God’s power believe in.

Treasures in jars,
they do not crumble
for God makes them
strong and yet humble.

Oh, they may get crushed,
but, they don’t fall apart
for treasures in jars . . .
trust God with all their heart.

Treasures in jars,
are not ever perplexed
for their hope in God
is eternally transfixed!

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2 Corinthians 4:7-9

But we have this treasure
in earthen vessels,

that the excellency of
the power may be of God,

and not of us.

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;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


This Fight Is Yours Lord ~

Lord, this fight is Yours,
I give the conflict to You
for I am not sure . . .
what with it I should do.

The opposition,
is way too aggressive
outright obstinate
overtly progressive.

Lord, this contest is Yours,
I need You to take charge
the battleground for me
is just way too large.

The conflict that I am in,
is too overwhelming
my opponents are many
and oh, so unrelenting.

Lord this fight is Yours,
come save me . . .
from satan’s arrogance
and his prideful army!

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Deuteronomy 20:4

For the Lord your God is he that
goeth with you, to fight for you
against your enemies, to save you.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


A Penitent Soul ~

Once you repent,
fruit you will bear
for all of your sins
will be laid out bare.

For a contrite heart,
will forsake all evil
follow no longer
the ways of the devil.

Once you profess,
you are a sinner
worldly conforming
no longer will hinder.

For a penitent soul,
desires no more
of what the world
has for it in store.

Once you repent,
you’ll bear the fruit
of true repentance
so sin can’t take root!

~~~~~

Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore
fruits meet for repentance:

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Cornucopia of Contentment ~

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding true contentment
a time to praise God . . .
without any resentment.

A time to discover,
the secret of gratitude
a time to let thanksgiving
become our daily attitude.

Thanksgiving is the time,
of finding satisfaction
a time for appreciation
no matter our condition.

It’s a time to be thankful,
to God for everything
a time to be grateful
for whatever He may bring.

Thanksgiving’s a cornucopia,
of having true contentment
for all those who on God . . .
are genuinely dependent!

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Philippians 4:11-13

Not that I speak in respect of want:
for I have learned, in whatsoever
state I am, therewith to be content.

I know both how to be abased,
and I know how to abound:
every where and in all things
I am instructed both
to be full and to be hungry,
both to abound and to suffer need.

I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Callous Heart ~

A callus heart,
edges are rough
getting through to it
is more than tough.

But there’s one thing,
that is for sure
God it’s coarseness
can heal and cure.

A callus heart,
is thick and dense
being cynical
is its only defense.

But God can make it,
soft and pliable
so that it can be
for Him viable.

A callus heart,
is crass, coarse and cold
but God can turn it
into a heart of gold!

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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 wil
l give you an heart of flesh.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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