Tag Archives: Strength

Finishing Well ~

Whatever you begin,
finish it well . . .
let the power of God
rise in you and swell.

Be faithful all the way,
as you run the race
hold on to the hope
of the Gospel of grace.

Whatever you start,
finish it well . . .
let the Holy Spirit
your fears quell.

Trust and believe,
Jesus is your strength
to go the distance
no matter the length.

Whatever you do,
finish it joyfully . . .
so you may complete
the course triumphantly!
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Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might
finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have
received of the Lord Jesus,
to testify the gospel of
the grace of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Pressing Through ~

You got to press through,
unanswered prayers
you got to believe
God still cares.

You got to know,
He’s working things out
you got to stand firm
in faith and not doubt.

You got to press on,
through the ups and downs
you got to keep trusting
till His answer resounds.

You got to understand,
it’s all about His timing
you got to hold on tight
while the answer He’s priming.

You got to believe and trust,
you got to press through
while God is preparing . . .
the right answer for you!

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Luke 18:1

And he spake a parable unto them
to this end, that men ought
always to pray, and not to faint;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Holy Spirit Power ~

There is a longing,
that runs so deep
a feeling I have
and want to keep.

It fills a need,
it burns a desire
to be filled with
power and fire.

There is a yearning,
that is compelling
a thirst I have for
a deeper indwelling.

It invigorates,
it profoundly provokes
a feeling of strength
it fiercely evokes.

There is a longing,
a deep yearning . . .
to feel the Holy Spirit
power in my life burning!

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Acts 1:8

But ye shall receive power,
after that the Holy Ghost
is come upon you:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Onward Pressing ~

When your life,
is but a mess
when bombarded
by all the stress.

Let God have,
the weightiness
so He can take
the heaviness.

When your life,
is upside down
when each day
is a letdown.

Let Jesus take,
your despair
so He can have
all your care.

When your life,
has you stressing
into Jesus keep . . .
onward pressing!

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Romans 15:13

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Process of Grief ~

Grief is a process,
time it does not know
it keeps its own rhythm
tis why it ebbs and flows.

It swells like a wave,
rising in your chest
you never know when
it will rise or crest.

Grief is a phase,
time means not a thing
it keeps its own beat
tis why it’s so cutting.

It stuns like a blow,
hitting in your face
you never know when
for one you should brace.

Grief is a transition,
time has no meaning
but, we who trust God . . .
know joy will be coming!

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2 Peter 3:8

“But, beloved, be not ignorant
of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years,
and a thousand years as one day.

Psalm 30:5

Weeping may endure
for a night, but joy cometh
in the morning.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Keep Irrigated ~

My soul is like a garden,
where God’s Word I grow
I turn it over each day
so faith I can sow.

It’s planted with grace,
hope, mercy and love
provided by God
daily from above.

It often needs weeding,
and a herbicide
so all the bad fruit
can be cast aside.

When it gets too dry,
I have a hardy supply
of Water that is Living
upon my parched out cry.

My soul is like a garden,
daily I tend to it . . .
I keep it irrigated
with the Holy Spirit!

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Jeremiah 31:12

Therefore they shall come and sing
in the height of Zion, and shall
flow together to the goodness of
the Lord, for wheat, and for wine,
and for oil, and for the young of
the flock and of the herd:
and their soul shall be as a
watered garden; and they shall
not sorrow any more at all.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Rise Up ~

Some people are paralyzed,
with fear and dread . . .
some are just hanging on
by a thin thread.

But, Jesus wants to heal,
our guilt and our shame
just like He did for . . .
the sick and the lame.

Some people are crippled,
by the sins of their past
some are hampered by
their wanderings so vast.

But, Jesus wants to cure,
our spiritual sickness
by offering us the gift
of grace and forgiveness.

Some people are immobilized,
by guilt, shame, fear and dread
but, Jesus wants us to rise up . . .
and have faith in Him instead!

~~~~~~~

Mark 2:11

I say unto thee,
Arise, and take up thy bed,
and go thy way into thine house.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Smooth Sailing ~

Today there’s smooth sailing,
the water’s calm and still
it is such a gorgeous day . . .
to just sit back and chill.

Got nothing on my mind,
my heart seems to be at rest
my worries are but few
I am feeling at my best.

As I go about my morning,
I forget to say my prayers . . .
but, for now it seems okay
for I haven’t me many cares.

The sun outside shines brightly,
calling me to come and read
but, I leave my Bible on the table . . .
for I haven’t any pressing need.

Suddenly there comes a breeze,
stirring up the peaceful water
and I can almost hear God say . . .
don’t drift too far ~ My daughter!

~~~~~~~

Hebrews 2:1

Therefore we ought to give
the more earnest heed to the
things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should
let them slip.

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Deborah Ann Belka


No Matter What ~

No matter what,
you are loved
by our Father
up above.

There is nothing,
that you might do
that could make Him
stop loving you.

No matter what,
His back He won’t turn
He will celebrate
when you return.

He is merciful,
full of patience
He is beyond
more than gracious.

No matter what,
your Father loves you
so He sent His Son
to prove how true!

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Romans 5:8

But God commendeth his love
toward us,

in that, while we were
yet sinners,

Christ died for us.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Grouchy-Ville ~

Some people live in,
grouchy-ville . . .
where every day looks
to them all up hill.

They are always in,
a grumpy mood
over every thing
they like to brood.

Some people live in,
happiness-ville . . .
where every day looks
to them all down hill.

They are always giving,
God their worldly care
over everything they go
daily to Him in prayer.

Some people live in,
the mood of their choice
but the best place to dwell  . . .
is in the ville-of-rejoice!

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Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Under The Umbrella Of God’s Love ~

Under God’s umbrella,
of His merciful love
all of us He protects
from His throne above.

He shields our weary hearts,
covers our worried minds
so that His perfect peace
we can always come to find.

Under God’s umbrella,
of Jesus’ forgiving grace
are the spokes of trust
to keep us going in the race.

He gives us the faith,
everyday to help us cope
by giving us His Spirit
of abounding, living hope.

Under God’s umbrella,
of His mercy above
there is a plethora . . .
of hope, peace and love!

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Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength
and my shield; my heart
trusted in him,
and I am helped:

therefore my heart
greatly rejoiceth;
and with my song
will I praise him.

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Future Homecoming ~

Father, thank You for the mercy,
each day on me You bestow
thank You for the kindness
that to me You daily show.

Thank You for the grace,
and the love of a Savior
thank You for showering me
with Your pity and favor.

Father thank You for the hope,
each day that I receive
thank You for the faith
helping me hourly to believe.

Thank You for the trust,
I’ve put into Your Son and You
for without it I don’t know
what in this world I would do.

Father thank You for the peace,
today’s and what’s forthcoming
thank You for the promise . . .
of a future homecoming!

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Psalm 107:1

O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.

John 14:2
“In my Father’s house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Trusting God’s Timing ~

Faith is like an airport,
with extended delays
holdups and long waits
turbulence that dismays.

Cancellations and deferments,
can throw our faith in a tailspin
but, if we trust God’s plans . . .
we can have His peace within.

Faith is like a freeway,
there’s going to be traffic
sometimes all goes smooth
other times it’s pure havoc.

Postponements and deters,
can set our faith back . . .
but, if we trust God’s pacing . . .
our confidence will not lack.

Faith is an eventful journey,
we can go along just for the ride
or we can trust God’s timing . . .
and learn in Him how to abide!

 

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Acts 1:7

And he said unto them,
It is not for you to know
the times or the seasons,
which the Father hath put
in his own power.

Habakkuk 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time,
but at the end it shall speak, and not lie:
though it tarry, wait for it; because it will
surely come, it will not tarry.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Ensconced In Prayer ~

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a record that’s broken
to You I know these words
I have already spoken.

But, I am still expecting,
answers to my prayers
so again I’m giving You
the weight of my cares.

Lord, I don’t want to sound,
like a faucet dripping
nor come across to You
as if I just nagging.

But, I was wondering,
if I needed to repeat
my laying this burden
once more at Your feet.

Lord, I’m still waiting,
on Your response
so I guess in prayer . . .
I’ll stay ensconced!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Wise Ears ~

Wise ears listen,
they hear, they heed
they know God’s Word
each day they need.

Wise ears garner,
they reap, they gather
the wisdom given
by their Father.

Wise ears pick up,
they find, they receive
in Godly wisdom
they trust and believe.

Wise ears surface,
they rise up, they emerge
to understanding
they have an urgent urge.

Wise ears listen,
they’re perked and alert
from the truth . . .
they don’t ever divert!

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Proverbs 1:5

A wise man will hear,
and will increase learning;
and a man of understanding
shall attain unto wise counsels:

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Truth Of My Youth~

My faith is simple,
I must admit
the truth I seek
within limits.

If in my Bible,
it’s not found
I know it’s not
Gospel sound.

I don’t believe,
all I hear . . .
for the truth
I do revere.

If God’s Word,
is slightly altered
I don’t accept
what is offered.

My faith is simple,
so is the truth
it’s still the same
as in my youth!

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Psalm 71:5

“For thou art my hope,
O Lord God: thou art
my trust from my youth.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Knitted Together ~

Knitted together,
with the strands
of love and grace
held in God’s hands.

Hearts joined,
with assurance
to run the race
with endurance.

Stitched collectively,
to become one
with the riches found
in Father and Son.

Clothed in righteousness,
the fabric of our life
so to encourage others
through worldly strife.

Knitted together,
by God’s hand . . .
so we may become
one single strand!

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Colossians 2:2

That their hearts might be comforted,
being knit together in love,
and unto all riches of the full
assurance of understanding,
to the acknowledgement of
the mystery of God,
and of the Father,
and of Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


When Faith Hibernates ~

Sometimes my faith feels,
as if it’s in hibernation . . .
like it decided to take off
on some wintry vacation.

Thought I know it’s alive,
I don’t feel it growing
it’s as if the living water
in it just stopped flowing.

Sometime my faith feels,
as if it’s been frozen . . .
like it just iced over
numbing my devotion.

Though I know it’s aware,
I don’t feel the fullness
it’s as if the well of life
lost its true brilliance.

Sometimes my faith needs,
a vivid reawakening
to bring it back from its . . .
self-inflected hibernating!

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Ephesians 4:23

And be renewed
in the spirit
of your mind;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Comes In Waves ~

Fear is like the ocean,
it comes in with a roar
knocking you off your feet
throwing you to the floor.

It swells and it rises,
with its pulsing sound
so that panic stricken
you’ll stay on the ground.

Fear is like thunder,
it scares as it rumbles
causing you to shake
in midst of your troubles.

It alarms and startles,
with each booming strike
filling you with dread
upon each clap of light.

Fear come in waves,
in and out it ebbs
but, we who trust Jesus
musn’t let in our heads!

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Psalm 56:3

What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.

Psalm 93:4

“The Lord on high is mightier
than the noise of many waters,
yea, than the mighty waves
of the sea.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Let Your Light Shine ~

Let your Light shine,
let it glow, let it burst
so that more hearts
after Jesus will thirst.

Let your Light beam.
let it radiate, let it spread
so that more souls
to Jesus will be lead.

Let your Light sparkle,
let it gleam, let it glisten
so that more minds
about Jesus will listen.

Let your Light shimmer,
let it transmit, let it radiate
so more of the lost
to Jesus will migrate.

Let our Light ooze,
let it seep, let it exude
so that Lord, Jesus . . .
we can bring more to You!

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Matthew 5:16

Let your light so shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Let Your Light Saturate My Soul ~

Lord, let Your Light,
saturate my soul
let over my body
it take control.

Let it bring me,
truth and wisdom
let it beam into me
just like a prism.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine down on me
let it help me
Your ways to see.

Let it bring me,
closer to You
let it sear me
all the way through.

Lord, let Your Light,
shine, beam and sear
so that to you Lord
I’ll always be near!

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2 Corinthians 4:6

For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face
of Jesus Christ.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Truly Thankful ~

When we’re truly thankful,
in and for all things . . .
we will begin to realize
the joy to God it brings.

For, whatever might be,
our personal situation
He still wants us to show
to Him our adoration.

When we are truly thankful,
wherever in life we are
we’ll begin to understand
God from us is never far.

For, when we’re grateful,
no matter our positions
we’ll begin to see God’s love
comes without conditions.

When we are truly thankful,
despite of our circumstance
it’s because we know with God
nothing comes by happenstance!

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Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall rejoice in him,
because we have trusted in his holy name.

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Deborah Ann Belka


His Radiant Grace ~

When Jesus you invite,
into your life . . .
you’ll no longer be filled
with worldly strife.

For His love will fill,
the cold, stony place
that once was your heart
with His radiant grace.

When you decide,
Jesus to follow . . .
you’ll no longer feel
empty and hollow.

For His love will flow,
into the recesses
of a heart once filled
with worldly excesses.

When you accept Jesus,
as the Life of your soul
satan will no longer . . .
over you have control!

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Romans 6:14

For sin shall not have dominion
over you: for ye are not under
the law, but under grace.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Untouched ~

My thoughts were a whirl,
spinning round and round
making it hard for me
to find secure ground.

I grabbed and grasped,
anything I could find
hoping I could gain
some peace of mind.

My faith was adrift,
seemingly lost at sea
making it hard for me
my Savior to see.

I gasped and groaned,
as to Him I cried out
Lord, help save me
from this sea of doubt.

He threw me an anchor,
on to which I clutched
and by this life storm . . .
I was left untouched!

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Hebrews 6:19

Which hope we have as an
anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


Abiding In God’s Love ~

Abiding in God’s love,
is something you must do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you.

For, He has called you,
to walk in all His ways
and when you step out
His love you must display.

Abiding in God’s love,
is a choice you need to make
your past attitudes
you will need now to forsake.

For He has called you,
into a fruitful living
so that you will learn
the meaning of forgiving.

Abiding in God’s love,
we all need to do . . .
for Father we know
it brings glory to You!

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John 15:7-10

If ye abide in me, and my words
abide in you, ye shall ask what
ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

Herein is my Father glorified,
that ye bear much fruit;
so shall ye be my disciples.

As the Father hath loved me,
so have I loved you:
continue ye in my love.

If ye keep my commandments,
ye shall abide in my love;
even as I have kept my Father’s
commandments, and abide in his love.

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Deborah Ann Belka


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