Tag Archives: Strength

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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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?

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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Labor Pains ~

We all have,
labor pains . . .
we all at times
feel the strain.

But, we know,
God will send
more grace
till they end.

We all have,
periods of trouble
we all at times
have to struggle.

But, we know,
God will provide
more faith
in which to abide.

We all have,
new-birth pangs
but our hope
on Jesus hangs!

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1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore let them that suffer
according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their
souls to him in well doing,
as unto a faithful Creator.

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The Children of Knowledge ~

The children of knowledge,
walk in the Light . . .
yet everyday darkness
they still have to fight.

They wear the breastplate,
of their faith and love
to protect themselves
from wicked powers above.

The children of awareness,
are watchful and wise
they can see right through
satan’s disguises and lies.

They wear the helmet,
of eternal hope
the Word of God
is their righteous robe.

The children of Light,
walk in all of God’s ways
they do not fear . . .
the end time days!

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1Thessalonians 5:8

But let us, who are of the day,
be sober, putting on the breastplate
of faith and love; and for an helmet,
the hope of salvation.

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Guarding Your Heart ~

Guarding your heart,
is a daily must . . .
and the Holy Spirit
you’ll need to trust.

For He’ll alert you to,
satan’s earthly snares
so to his tipsy bait
you will be aware.

Preparing your heart,
is a daily thing . . .
for you never know
the cares it’ll bring.

For a heart ready,
is a warrior sober
and to satan’s lures
it will not trip over.

Guarding your heart,
is a daily to do . . .
for it may be the day
Jesus comes for you!

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Luke 21:34

And take heed to yourselves,
lest at any time your hearts
be overcharged with surfeiting,
and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day
come upon you unawares.

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Oh, To Hear His Voice ~

Oh, to hear His voice in clarity,
confusion to come to cease
to rid our life of all anxiety
with the infusion of His peace.

To know His voice of wisdom,
all foolishness put to an end
to listen for His instructions
on life’s every path and bend.

To know His voice of counsel,
all bad advice to be banished
to oust the voice of darkness
until wickedness has vanished.

To know His voice of rest,
all fear brought to its knees
to drive out the enemy
and watch him as he flees.

To know His voice of truth,
all deception put to bed
to cast out satan’s trickery
so we can be Spirit lead.

Oh, to hear His voice in clarity,
is our Shepherd’s prayer
to rid our lives of anxiety . . .
so to find rest in His care!

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“And other sheep I have,
which are not of this fold:

them also I must bring,
and they shall hear my voice;

and there shall be one fold,
and one shepherd.”

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God Has It All Figured Out ~

If you live by faith,
you’ll not have doubt
that everything God
has all figured out.

For you understand,
He is omnipotent
and all that He does
is divinely significant.

If you live by faith,
in God you do trust
you know He’s always
holy, fair and just.

For you believe,
He is omniscient
and you recognize
He’s always consistent.

If you live by faith,
God you will not doubt
for you know He knows
how things will work out!

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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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Spirit Of Truth ~

Spirit of Truth,
come protect me
to satan lies . . .
let me not agree.

For he skews,
Your every Word
till Your Gospel
is so blurred.

Spirit of Truth,
Jesus incarnate
help me to You
the path navigate.

For the way is wide,
the crowd is deep
filling up fast
with Your lost sheep.

Spirit of Truth,
never leave me
lest from satin’s lies . . .
I too can’t flee!

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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.

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Through All Of Life’s Challenges~

Through all of life’s challenges,
times of means and of lean
on my Lord and Savior . . .
I have continued to lean.

For He has not forsaken,
nor left me on my own
He has always given me
access to His holy throne.

Through all of life’s trials,
when I called out His name
to my defense and rescue
He always faithfully came.

In His mighty hand He kept,
me safe from the fiery tests
always having for me
His good and honest best.

Through life’s many troubles,
on my Lord and Savior I’ve clung
trusting Him for all things . . .
no matter what life at me flung!

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Psalm 46:1

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

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Living On The Vine ~

Living on the Vine,
takes obedience
it takes a faith
full of resilience.

It takes meekness,
zeal and devotion
it takes a life
under submission.

Living on the Vine,
takes enduring
it takes a trust
securely assuring.

It takes training,
divine direction
it takes a heart
open to instruction.

A life on the Vine,
takes faithful abiding
if good fruit . . .
it want’s to be providing!

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John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself,
except it abide in the vine;
no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

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Oh What A Privilege ~

Oh what a privilege,
to be called God’s child
oh, what a blessing
to be with Him reconciled.

Oh, what a pleasure,
to be in the Body of Christ
oh, what a benefit
to partake in His sacrifice.

Oh, what a opportunity,
to be Holy Spirit filled
oh, what a investment
on the Foundation to build.

Oh, what a reward,
to endure until the end
oh, what an opportunity
to know Jesus as our Friend.

Oh, what a privilege,
to be called God’s children
oh, what a blessing . . .
to be a part of the pilgrim!

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John 1:12

But as many as received him,
to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them
that believe on his name:

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The Spirit of God ~

Spirit of God,
full of truth and love
brings His peace
on wings of a dove.

Sent from heaven,
as our Comforter
in times of need
our mighty Helper.

Spirit of God,
full of knowledge
to understanding
there’s no shortage.

Wisdom You bring,
to all who desire
strength You give
to all who inquire.

Spirit of God,
Jesus’ promise to us
may in You we put
all of our trust!

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John 14:26

But the Comforter,
which is the Holy Ghost,
whom the Father will send
in my name, he shall teach
you all things, and bring
all things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto you.

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We All Have Earthly Woes ~

We all have earthly battles,
all our nerves get rattled
but we who have true faith . . .
don’t become by fear shackled.

We all have earthly trials,
all our hearts get hurt
but we who Jesus know . . .
from the Light don’t divert.

We all have earthly tests,
all our minds get confused
but we who have His Spirit
to His guidance don’t refuse.

We all have earthy woes,
all our souls get bewildered
but we who in God trust . . .
know we will be delivered.

We all have earthly cares,
all believers get dismayed
but we who have eternal hope . . .
from the truth aren’t dissuaded!

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Romans 5:3-5

And not only so, but we glory
in tribulations also: knowing
that tribulation worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is
shed abroad in our hearts by
the Holy Ghost which is
given unto us.

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God of Great Things ~

God of great things,
Holy and True
all the universe
is tended by You.

Caring and Loving,
towards every mortal
to heaven You are
the only One portal.

Merciful and Faithful,
the Light of Salvation
Your Word brings Life
eternal redemption.

Kind and Benevolent,
Powerful and Mighty
Your Divine Righteousness
is Gloriously Almighty.

God of great things,
Holy is Your Wondrous name
may our awesome fear . . .
remain for You the same!

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Luke 1:49-50

For he that is mighty hath done
to me great things;
and holy is his name.

And his mercy is on them
that fear him from
generation to generation.

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The Eyes of My Faith ~

The eyes of my faith,
have seen many things
they have witnessed
what trusting God brings.

They’ve stared right into,
the pit of my soul
they have observed Jesus
taking in me control.

The eyes of my faith,
have watched in unbelief
the world reject God
in utter disbelief.

They’ve spotted the falling,
of man away from God
they’ve seen the advancing
of satan’s ravaging squad.

They eyes of my faith,
keep waiting and watching
for Jesus to return . . .
in a moment’s twinkling.

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1 Corinthians 15:52

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trump: for the trumpet
shall sound, and the dead shall be
raised incorruptible,
and we shall be changed.

1 Corinthians 2:14

But the natural man receiveth
not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.

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Joy Comes On Morning’s Light ~

Joy comes,
to heart’s broken
joy returns
in words unspoken.

Joy arises,
from out of the pits
joy emerges
with strength and grit.

Joy enters,
with peace and calm
joy becomes
the soul’s healing balm.

Joy reaches,
into mind’s affected
Joy arrives
when least expected

Joy follows,
weeping nights
joy arises
on morning’s light!

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Psalm 30:5

For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life: weeping may
endure for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

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There Are No Shortcuts ~

There are no shortcuts.
to spiritual maturity . . .
there are no easy ways
to learning humility.

It takes a lifetime,
for our faith to grow
it takes years and years
for our fruit to show.

There are no quick steps,
to finding God’s peace
there are no round abouts
to make our trust increase.

It takes a lot of time,
for God to finish . . .
what He has began
for our doubts to diminish.

There are no shortcuts,
no real time savers
for us to be made into . . .
the image of our Savior!

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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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Make My Way Straight Lord ~

Make my way straight Lord,
let not my feet stray
from the truth I know
let not my heart sway.

Let my mind not wander,
from the path I’m on
let me to Your ways
be faithfully drawn.

Make my way straight Lord,
let not my faith shift
from Your guidance
let not my trust drift.

Let my hope not waver,
from depending on You
let me heed Your direction
in everything I do.

Make my way straight Lord,
let me on You be dependent
in all of Your ways Lord
let me be obedient!

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Proverbs 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

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A Calm That Doesn’t Cease ~

Today I’m resting,
my hope will sustain
for in my Lord
my faith shall remain.

Though I’ve troubles,
cares and worries too
trusting in my Lord
is all I need to do.

Today I’m at peace,
my hope will provide
for in my Lord
I know I can confide.

Through I’ve concerns,
difficulties and woes
I know all my ills
my Lord already knows.

Today I’m resting,
soaking up His peace
for the Lord’s given me
a calm that doesn’t cease!

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Acts 2:26

Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad;
moreover also my flesh
shall rest in hope:

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A Heart Searched By God ~

A heart searched by God,
feels the pain and sting
as He signals out
every sinful thing.

It weeps and it sobs,
begs for forgiveness
for it’s a heart aware
of its own wickedness.

A heart open to God,
sees its carnal self
how it puts importance
only on and in itself.

It sees the old man,
the prideful disgrace
it prays to God to give
a new heart in his place.

A heart searched by God,
turns from being stony
the day a heart of flesh
makes it meek and lowly!

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Psalm 139:23-24

Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know my thoughts:

And see if there be any wicked
way in me, and lead me in the
way everlasting.

2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by inspiration
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

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Life Is Like A Journey ~

Life is like a journey
into a vast wilderness
so often we get lost
due to our own willfulness.

But when we let God,
guide us with His Light
our pride and ego
we can wisely fight.

Life is like a journey,
into a dark abyss
so often we get stuck
and the mark we miss.

But when we trust God,
as our strength and shield
to sin and temptation
we won’t want to yield.

Life is like a journey,
into a wasteland sprawling
but we who know God . . .
into living water keep drawing!

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Isaiah 58:11

And the Lord shall guide thee continually,
and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make
fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a
watered garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

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Divine Design ~

For you God has,
a divine design . . .
if you let your will
with His entwine.

Then for you His plans,
you will begin to find
as you open up to Him
your heart and mind.

For you God has,
a divine life . . .
if you give to Him
your earthly strife.

Then He will guide you,
on the narrow way
as you discover what is
His purpose each day.

For you God has,
a divine outcome . . .
as long as to satin’s lies
you don’t succumb!

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that
I think toward you, saith the Lord,
thoughts of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

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The Devil Knows ~

The devil knows,
just when to come around
he knows what to do
to shoot your faith down.

So he watches for signs,
of defeat and frustration
then fires his lies at you
to increase your vexation.

The devil knows,
your mind’s a minefield
he knows it’s his prime
spiritual battlefield.

So he looks for signals,
of apathy and weariness
then brings in his big guns
of despair and hopelessness.

The devil knows,
when the time is right
so be armed and ready . . .
to stand up and fight!

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Ephesians 6:11-12

Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

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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A Bruised Heart ~

 

Feeling baffled,
a little confused
feeling’s hurting
heart’s been bruised?

Well God doesn’t want,
you to be crushed
so keep giving Him
your complete trust.

Feeling forsaken,
lost and alone
feeling’s exposed
right to the bone?

Well God doesn’t want,
you to feel distraught
so just give to Him
all your weary thoughts.

Feeling deceived,
wronged and misled
feeling’s raw
hurt is widespread?

Well call out to God,
tell Him how you feel
so your despair . . .
He can begin to heal!

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Psalm 55:16

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

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Troubled Not ~

Trouble not your heart,
let not fear into it enter
instead keep your eyes
on God front and centered.

Then when troubles come,
you wont be dismayed
as you let God’s mercy
into your soul pervade.

Trouble not your mind,
when worries start to brew
instead keep your eyes
on your eternal view.

Then when problems come,
you won’t be confused
as you let the peace of Jesus
into your thoughts infuse.

Trouble not your heart,
neither your mind or soul
but let the love of Jesus . . .
in them take control!

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Psalm 34:6

This poor man cried,
and the Lord heard him,
and saved him out of
all his troubles.

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Lord, Help Us to Run ~

Lord, help us to run,
this race we are in
help us to finish well
so the prize we can win.

Give us the stamina.
the patience for endurance
give us the spiritual muscle
to keep going the distance.

Lord, help us to run,
right past temptation
help us to keep our eyes
on our true destination.

Give us strength,
keep us fit and strong
so we’ll not be dismayed
when things go wrong.

Lord, help us to run,
so that we may win . . .
this race before us
over evil and sin!

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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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Unwind ~

Come My child,
tell me what’s on your mind
come and rest with Me
from your troubles unwind.

Tell me all about them,
unload yourself on Me
come so from your worries
I may set you free.

Come My child,
sit here with Me for a spell
come so I may give you
water from the living well.

Let Me release into you,
the peace you’re so in need of
come let me soak you in
My mercy, grace and love.

Come My child,
tell me about your fear
come and rest here with Me
come and lets be near!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:28

Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

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Fools For Chirst ~

Hurting CHRISTians all around,
I hear your pain, I know the sound
I see the battle that you fight . . .
being for Jesus His saving light.

I know your hurts are for real,
you cannot help how you feel
in the world you are despised
but you’re precious in God’s eyes.

In this world that takes and takes,
there’s no forgiveness for mistakes
if you believe and in God trust
in Jesus’s name you’ll be cussed.

We’re not perfect God knows this,
and the mark we’ll often miss
people can be so mean and cruel . . .
but, for Christ’s sake we’ll be a fool.

Our Lord Jesus saves us from,
the pounding beat of satan’s drum
for it is His wisdom that we seek . . .
tis why His Strong the world calls weak!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 4:10

We are fools for Christ’s sake,
but ye are wise in Christ;
we are weak, but ye are strong;
ye are honourable,
but we are despised.

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Wisdom Lovers ~

Wisdom lovers
God wants you
His own thoughts
to pursue.

For you will find,
life everlasting
when you strive
for understanding.

Wisdom seekers,
God will show
the wisest way
for you to go.

For He’ll give you,
eyes discreet
when with Him
early you meet.

Wisdom lovers,
God loves you
when you seek
to find Him too!

~~~~~~

Proverbs 8:17

I love them that love me;
and those that seek me
early shall find me.

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Lord, Tell Me Once Again ~

Lord tell me again,
You are my salvation
reassure me once more
of heaven’s destination.

Help me with my doubt,
get me over my fear
let me know anew
You are always near.

Lord, tell me again,
why I can trust in You
placate me once more
with strength to renew.

Help me to be filled,
with Your mercy afresh
remind me over and over
You are my heart of flesh.

Lord, say unto my soul,
my salvation is in You
tell me over and over . . .
to keep heaven in my view!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 35:3

Draw out also the spear,
and stop the way against
them that persecute me:
say unto my soul,
I am thy salvation.

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Holy Spirit Descend on Me~

Holy Spirit,
enclose me
so I maybe . . .
guided by Thee.

Be my ears,
be my eyes
with Your wisdom
make me wise.

Holy Spirit
envelope me
so more like You
I may be.

Feed my soul,
with truthfulness
increase in me
true faithfulness.

Holy Spirit,
descend upon me
give me faith . . .
for what I can’t see!

~~~~~

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.

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Contemplating My Faith ~

Sometimes to myself,
I have a long talk . . .
I ponder how I’ve walked
the faithful walk.

I dwell on my hope,
with care I think about
the times I trusted God
and those full of doubt.

Sometime to myself,
I sit and meditate . . .
with fear and trembling
my faith I contemplate.

I dwell on my Savior,
all He’s done for me
how He’s given me hope
in things I want to see.

Sometimes to myself,
I have a long chit-chat . . .
knowing my salvation
I’ll always need to work at!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:12

Wherefore, my beloved,
as ye have always obeyed,
not as in my presence only,
but now much more in my absence,
work out your own salvation
with fear and trembling.

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God Will Guide You ~

God will guide you,
He will lead the way
but you will need to . . .
stop first and pray.

God will direct you,
before you He will go
but you will need to . . .
ask Him the way to show.

God will steer you,
your steps He’ll direct
but you will need to . . .
on His Word reflect.

God will advise you,
which path you should take
but you will need to . . .
seek Him which one to make.

God will guide you,
He will lead and steer
but you will need to . . .
pray until the path is clear!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 58:11

And the Lord shall guide
thee continually, and satisfy
thy soul in drought,
and make fat thy bones:
and thou shalt be like
a watered garden,
and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not.

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You May Be Weak ~

You may be weak,
but, God is strong
you may be anxious
but, His patience is long.

You may be troubled,
but, God is not
you may be concern
but, He is never fraught.

You may be distraught,
but, God is not frantic
you may be desperate
but, He never panics.

You may be restless,
but, God never tires
you may give up
but, He never retires.

You may be weak,
weary every day . . .
but, with God’s strength
you’ll not faint away!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:29

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

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As The Winds Blow ~

When you see a storm,
blowing your way . . .
make sure you’re ready
to swing with the sway.

For you’ll need to be,
on your feet sturdy
so your faith in Jesus
remains fast and steady.

When you see a storm,
out in front of you . . .
make sure you’re prepared
to thrust with the gust.

For you’ll need to be,
strong and resilient
if your trust in God
is to be consistent.

When you see a storm,
as the winds head your way
remember Jesus they’ll obey . . .
when to Him You pray!

~~~~~~~

Mark 4:41

And they feared exceedingly,
and said one to another,
What manner of man is this,
that even the wind and the
sea obey him?

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Forget You Not ~

God will answer,
He will come thru
God understands
what’s best for you.

God will respond,
He will reply
your heart’s desire
He will not deny.

God will provide,
He will brings about
your every prayer
He will not shut out.

God will supply,
He will furnish
your faith in Him
He wants to flourish.

God will answer,
He will come through
forget you naught . . .
He will never do!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 145:19

He will fulfil the desire
of them that fear him:
he also will hear their cry,
and will save them.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is
that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee,

nor forsake thee.

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Wicked High Places ~

Spiritual wickedness,
we all have to fight
but first we must pray
with all of our might.

For we won’t know,
how we’re to win . . .
or have the strength
to overcome sin.

Spiritual wickedness,
aiming for our hearts
with satan we battle
unending fiery darts.

For he wants us to lose,
the hope of our salvation
by luring us into . . .
his pit of temptation.

Wicked high places,
everywhere you look . . .
but God has a battle plan
for us in the Good Book!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:12-13

“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.

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.”

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Faith For the Impossible~

Faith doesn’t make,
things easier . . .
it won’t make life
get any breezier.

But faith can and will,
make things possible
when you give to God
the improbable.

Faith doesn’t make,
problems lighter . . .
it won’t make life
anymore kinder.

But faith can and will,
make things workable
when you give Jesus
the imaginable.

Faith doesn’t make,
life go any smoother
but God can make you . . .
a mountain mover!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 17:20

And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.

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Afternoon Ponderings ~03.26.20~

Isaiah 41:10

 

 


Lord, Give My Faith A Backbone ~

Lord, give my faith a backbone,
robust, sturdy and strong
give my spirit the braveness
to last my whole life long.

Lord, help me not to be,
cowardly and spineless
so for You I can be . . .
courageous and fearless.

Lord, give my trust a framework,
rugged, durable and resilient
give my spirit the boldness
to go for You the distant.

Lord, help me not to be,
fainthearted and gutless
so for You I can be . . .
a light for Your justness.

Lord, give me a backbone,
make my faith seamless
so that my trust in You
can remain effortless!

~~~~~~~~~~

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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Deborah Ann Belka


Freely God Gave ~

Freely God gives,
His mercy to all
openly He hears
His name when we call.

Kindly God provides,
for our every need
richly He blesses
when His will we heed.

Gladly God renders,
His strength and power
willingly He became
our high strong tower.

Abundantly God bestows,
peace and stillness
selflessly He grants us
all of His goodness.

Lovingly God gave,
His one Son to all . . .
freely He gives grace
when on His name we call!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:32

He that spared not his own Son,
but delivered him up for us all,
how shall he not with him also
freely give us all things?

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Spirit of Power ~

God has not given us,
a spirit of fear . . .
but, one of His power
to keep us to Him near.

No worry shall cause,
us to tremble or shake
not even the enemy
can author us to faint.

God has not given us,
a spirit of neglect . . .
but, one of His love
with regard and respect.

We shall speak the truth,
for in God we do trust
we care about others
because, He first loved us.

God has not given us,
a spirit of trepidation . . .
but, of a sound mind
not filled with irritation.

We are full of His peace,
there’s a calm deep inside
our tranquilly declares . . .
His Spirit is our guide.

God has given us a spirit,
not full of dread or fear . . .
but of power, love and peace
hope, gladness and good cheer!

~~~~~~~~

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


When You Need A Hand ~

When you need,
a hand to hold . . .
before your knees
begin to fold.

Reach for the hand,
of God’s to clasp
and He will keep
you in His grasp.

When you need,
extra support . . .
before you legs
start to contort.

On God’s hand,
trust and lean
and His power
you will glean.

When you need,
to be bold . . .
onto God’s hand
keep a firm hold!

~~~~~

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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His Light Bearers ~

Bible preachers, mercy teachers,
sharing with all the Good News
power keepers, soul reapers
doing our best to fill His shoes.

Love producers, peace makers,
helping those who are in need
trust imparters, faith informers
looking for His lost sheep to feed.

Hope distributors, calm givers,
paving the way with His light
God seekers, Jesus searchers
living the good and faithful fight.

Sin stoppers, temptation busters,
leading others from the gate of hell
truth tellers, one day heaven dwellers
with the greatest love story to tell.

Light bearers, problem sharers,
coming together in healing prayer
Bible holders, His soldiers
confessing Jesus because we dare!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:15

“That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the
sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of

a crooked and perverse nation,
among whom
ye shine as lights
in the world.”

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Do Not Despair ~

Do not despair,
do not be oppressed
I will comfort you
so be not distressed.

Do not worry,
do not be alarmed
I will not let anything
cause you to be harmed.

Do not doubt,
do not be disillusioned
I have waiting for you
an joyful conclusion.

Do not anguish,
do not be downcast
I will bring you peace
if on Me you hold fast.

Do not despair,
do not be crushed . . .
put your faith in Me
for I’m worthy of your trust!

~~~~~~~~~~

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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I Want To Be That Eagle ~

I want to be that eagle,
that knows when to soar
who patiently waits . . .
for guidance from the Lord.

Then I would discover,
how to spread my wings
then I’d be able to conquer
all the storms life brings.

I want to have the wisdom,
to be able to discern . . .
how to fly over the clouds
not faint in my concern.

Then I’d have His strength,
to mount up and rise
trusting in His foresight
not what’s before me eyes.

I want to be that eagle,
who never gets weary
I want it to be the Lord . . .
who I can trust clearly!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:31

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Love Released Me ~

Love released me,
from the mire
took my life
lifted me higher.

It picked me up,
when I was down
it stood me up
on firm ground.

Love pulled me,
out of the pit
took my heart
raised my spirit.

It hoisted me,
in faith and hope
It boosted me
in trust to cope.

Love removed,
my doubt and fear
Love came down . . .
to draw me near!

~~~~~~~

1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made
perfect in love.

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The Wind of The Spirit ~

The wind of God’s Spirit,
is relentlessly active . . .
where it chooses to blow
no one can keep track of.

It can’t be viewed by the eye,
only detected by the ear
but you can feel its power
whenever it comes near.

The wind of God’s Spirit,
is like a breeze whispering
or it can be like a gust
as it swiftly comes rushing.

It’s an ongoing indwelling,
a constant infilling
of God’s holy power
a continuous refilling.

The mighty wind of God,
isn’t seen but it’s heard . . .
and those born of the Spirit
know when it’s being stirred!

~~~~~~~~~~

John 3:8

The wind bloweth where it listeth,
and thou hearest the sound thereof,
but canst not tell whence it cometh,
and whither it goeth: so is every one
that is born of the Spirit.

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Relying On God ~

Make relying on God,
a part of your day . . .
before you set out
for His strength pray.

For you’re going to need,
His mighty power
just knowing that satan
is out to devour.

Make God your refuge,
throughout your day
ask Him to guide you
as you make your way.

For you’re going to want,
on Him to depend
when for your beliefs
you have to defend.

Make relying on God,
a daily choice . . .
then count on Him
to give you a voice!

Psalm 59:17

Unto thee, O my strength,
will I sing: for God is my
defence, and the God of my mercy.

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If God ~

If for us God has plans,
if He knows our future
why don’t we believe
and trust Him sooner?

If He has for us good things,
if He provides our needs
why don’t we follow Him
regardless of where He leads?

If God gives us joy,
if He fills us with peace
why doesn’t our faith in Him
continue to increase?

If He provides our strength
if He equips us with power
why then does our hope
turn so often sour?

If we trust and believe,
God plans and not our own
to His guidance we’d be . . .
more spiritually prone!

~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.

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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Equipped ~

Father equip us,
with Your power and might
as today we prepare . . .
for this battle we fight.

Outfit us with the truth,
so we may endure
the pull of the darkness
and it’s wicked allure.

Father arm us,
for the battle ahead
prepare for us the way
so we can be Spirit led.

Supply us with the trust,
as with evilness we grapple
give us Your strength
as wickedness we tackle.

Father equip us,
so that we will be ready
to fight the good fight . . .
with a faith that is steady!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:12-18

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.

Wherefore take unto you
the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to
withstand in the evil day,
and having done all, to stand.

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.

And take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is the word of God:

Praying always with all prayer
and supplication in the Spirit,
and watching thereunto with all
perseverance and supplication
for all saints;

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Besides Stilling Waters ~

Besides stilling waters,
is where Jesus leads me
whenever from all the chaos
I long and need to be.

It is where my heart goes,
in the heat of the day
where with Him in my mind
I can linger and stay.

Besides stilling waters,
running throughout my soul
is where I ask Jesus
to regain in me control.

It is where my hopes flows,
whenever there is a drought
where with His peace I find
the abating of my doubt.

Besides stilling waters,
is where Jesus and I meet
it’s there that my fears . . .
I leave at His feet!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 23:2

He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
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