Tag Archives: The Storms of Life

Claiming My Peace ~

I’m claiming my peace,
I am coming to rest
knowing that for me
God only has His best.

But, it up to me,
to trust with all my heart
so I’m claiming my peace
upon morning’s start.

I’m claiming my quietness,
I am going to rely
on Jesus’ to steady me
till this storm passes by

But, it’s left to me,
to trust with all my mind
so I’m claiming my calm
that only in Him I can find.

I’m claiming God’s peace,
my understanding it’ll surpass . . .
and then my heart and mind
fear no longer can harass!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


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?

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~03.31.20~


The Love Of God ~

The love of God,
has gotten me past
valleys too deep . . .
mountains so vast.

He help me over,
my fear and doubt
by my side He stayed
never walked out.

The love of God,
has brought me across
waters so high . . .
without being tossed.

He gave me hope,
my worries He stilled
with His ongoing peace
my heart was filled.

The love of God,
has gotten me through
things I thought . . .
were impossible to do!

~~~~~~~

Luke 1:37

For with God
nothing shall
be impossible.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Trials of Your Faith ~

The trials of your faith,
may appear ominous
causing you to lose . . .
in God your confidence.

But, for every storm,
that circulates through
there’s something profound
God wants to teach you.

The trials of your faith,
can be hot and furious
making you to think . . .
to God your oblivious.

But, for every fire,
God permits through
remember into gold
He’s refining you.

For, God is preparing you,
when your faith is tried
for when Jesus returns . . .
one day for His bride!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 1:7

That the trial of your faith,
being much more precious than
of gold that perisheth, though
it be tried with fire, might be
found unto praise and honour
and glory at the appearing
of Jesus Christ:

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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


Sticky Note to God ~09.16.19~


Good Morning Quote ~02.26.19~


Sticky Note to God ~01.18.19 ~


Enduring The Storm ~

Though the storm outside,
is swirling all about . . .
inside of me there’s not
one single drop of doubt.

For, I know God’s in control,
of the thunder overhead
and there isn’t anything
for me to fear or dread.

The winds may be gusting,
tearing things apart
but, there’s a calming breeze
sweeping through my heart.

For, I know God’s out there,
keeping His eyes on things
and He will give me the strength
to endure the storms He brings.

I do not know just how long,
this storm is going to last
but, my faith will keep me trusting
until its final blast!

~~~~~~~~~

Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold in
the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~09.01.18 ~


Heaven Sent ~

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see blue skies
now that the ocean holds
the bounty of my cries.

I now know Jesus,
was with me all along
He was the only reason
I was able to keep strong.

Now that this storm is over,
now that I see the silver lining
now that the darkness left
taking with it my whining.

I now know Jesus,
was always at my side
encouraging me in Him
to trust and abide.

Now that my whining’s over,
now that my tears are spent
I can clearly see . . .
why storms are heaven-sent!

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Mark 4:39

“And he arose,
and rebuked the wind,
and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still.
And the wind ceased,
and there was a great calm.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


We’re In This Boat Together ~

I’m riding out these waves,
no matter how big they get
I will stick out this storm
and over it I’ll not fret.

For, Jesus is with me,
we’re in this boat together . . .
and He has promised to me
any storm we could weather.

As the winds barrel down,
I’m going to coast along
they’ll not blow me away
regardless of how strong.

For, Jesus is my Anchor,
onto Him I’ll keep my hold
for, we’re in this boat together
no matter how hard we’re rolled.

I’m riding out these waves,
I’ve the perfect ship mate . . .
for, Jesus is in this boat with me
and I trust Him with my fate!

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Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus, My Calm ~

Lord, thank You for being,
my calm before the storm
for bringing me peace . . .
before it starts to form.

For, I never know,
when one I’ll go through
and when I do . . .
I want it to be with You.

Lord, thank You for going,
into the storm with me
there’s no one else
with whom I’d rather be.

For, only You can still,
my fears that fall and crest
and provide for me
an anchor on which to rest.

Lord, thank You for being,
my calm after the storm
for bringing me back to . . .
a place safe and warm!

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Luke 8:24

“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”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~03.22.18~


Danger Ahead ~

Life is full of danger,
challenges galore
problems too impossible
for us to ignore.

But, we who trust in God,
you’ll not see gloomy
for God is our refuge
when life gets stormy.

Life is full of perils,
hazards abounding
worries that leave
our hearts pounding.

But, we who trust in God,
rise over them and sing
for we have found our joy
in the strength He brings.

Life is full of risks,
unsafe and dangerous
but, we who trust in God
are always victorious!

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Psalm 5:11

“But let all those that put
their trust in thee rejoice:
let them ever shout for joy,
because thou defendest them:
let them also that love
thy name be joyful in thee.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~02.09.18~


Good Morning Quote ~02.05.18~


Jesus Is Always There ~

Everyone has anxiety,
all have fraying nerves
everyone is fidgety
when thrown, a life curve.

Everyone needs to hear,
someone will always care
all need to know Jesus . . .
their every burden, will bear.

Everyone is worried,
all are edgy and jittery
everyone has troubles
hardships and misery.

Everyone needs to be told,
about God’s saving grace
all need in their hearts
His peace to embrace.

Everyone is restless,
all have turmoil and strife
everyone is overwhelmed
by the sudden storms of life.

Everyone needs a Friend,
someone with whom to share
all need to know Jesus  . . .
is the One, who’s always there!

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Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart
weighs him down,
but a good word
makes him glad.

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Into Deep Waters ~

Bow down your ear Lord,
hear my prayers flow . . .
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go.

Let them not get higher Lord,
make them start to recede
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to proceed.

Turn back the tide Lord,
before I’m in over my head
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to tread.

Throw me a lifeline Lord,
if not, I’ll surely drown
for, into these deep waters
I don’t want to go down.

I pled out my case,
till the deep waters abated
and then these words to me
the Good Lord related . . .

Oh My fearful child,
deep waters I had to prolong
so that you could see . . .
I was with you all along!

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Isaiah 43:2

“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee; and through the
rivers, they shall not overflow thee:
when thou walkest through the fire,
thou shalt not be burned;
neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, What Jesus Can Do for You ~

I see your pain,
I hear your doubt
I know you think
there’s no way out.

But, if Jesus can,
heal the sick and lame
I know for you  . . .
He can do the same.

I hear your sorrow,
I see your grief
I know you think
they’ll be no relief.

But, if Jesus can,
calm the seas at will
I know for you . . .
your heart too will still.

I see your pain,
it’s written on your face . . .
but oh, what Jesus can do
with His love and grace!

~~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 4:16

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


He Calms the Storms ~

He calms the storms,
the waves He can hush
so those in distress
into His arms will rush.

He redirects the wind,
tells it where to go
so those fearful
His peace may know.

He stops the roar,
of an angry sea
so those hopeless
His power can see.

He silences the clap,
in the thunder
so those frightened
can see His wonder.

He answers the cries,
of those afraid . . .
so they’ll learn in Him
not to be dismayed!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.”

1 Chronicles 22:13

“be strong,
and of good courage;
dread not,
nor be dismayed.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 10.15.17


Riding Out The Storm ~

I’m riding out this storm,
going with the flow
no matter how long
the winds decide to blow.

I’m hanging on,
not getting blown away
on Jesus I’ll keep my grip
till I see the light of day.

I’m riding out this storm,
going to give it my all
if I start to get anxious
on my Savior I will call.

I’m clinging on,
to the Anchor of my hope
I’m counting on Jesus
to give me the grace to cope.

I’m riding out this storm,
I’ve got all the right gear
for, I have my Bible . . .
so what is there to fear!

~~~~~

Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm
a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Days Without Rain ~

God didn’t promise us,
days without any rain
times when we’d have
no suffering or pain.

But, He did promise us,
He’d always be there
to carry our burdens
and to ease our care.

God didn’t promise us,
skies constantly blue
nor that thunderous storms
in our lives wouldn’t brew.

But, He did promise us,
the grace to endure
His wings as a shelter
to keep us secure.

God didn’t promise us,
life would be pain-free
but, He did promise us . . .
through it all, He would be!

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Matthew 5:45

“That ye may be the children
of your Father which is
in heaven: for he maketh
his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good, and sendeth
rain on the just
and on the unjust.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Lift Me Higher Lord ~

When my troubles,
are overwhelming
before my cares
become unrelenting.

I look to Jesus,
to lift me higher
so His peace
I might acquire.

When my worries,
are too heavy
before my tears
become steady.

I go to Jesus,
my High Rock
and in the storm
with Him I walk.

When my fears,
begin to transpire
I look to Jesus
to lift me higher!

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Psalm 61:2

“From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
When my heart
is overwhelmed:
lead me to the Rock
that is higher than I.”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Hard Pressed ~

We’re all hard pressed,
from time to time
we all feel baffled
when mountains we climb.

We’re all stressed out,
from the daily wear
we all feel troubled
by our ongoing care.

We’re all needy,
about so many things
we’re all so weary
by the storms life brings.

We’re all down cast,
for different reasons
we’re all scrambling
through life’s seasons.

But, we not need be,
in a state of despair
for Jesus on the cross
our burdens did bear!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


In His Strength ~

When troubles waters,
start to churn and swirl
before my faith . . .
can begin to spiral.

To my Lord,
I take my distress
and with His strength
I am blessed.

When my worries,
start to push and pull
before my faith . . .
becomes void and null.

To my Lord,
I take my praise
and in His strength
I am not fazed.

When troubled waters,
are all I can see . . .
I pray to my Lord
to strengthen me!

~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

“I can do all things
through Christ
which strengtheneth me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus To The Rescue ~

Lord, today I’m feeling,
a little off course
like a ship without . . .
a navigation source.

I feel like I’m drifting,
in a sea of doubt
and I need Your guidance
to find my way out.

Things are a little foggy,
my head is feeling light
and these waves of fear
I’ll need Your help to fight.

I feel I’ll soon get caught,
like a fish on a hook
for satan’s traps and snares
are everywhere I look.

Lord, today I’m feeling,
like a ship lost at sea
so I’m counting on You . . .
to come and rescue me!

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Psalm 107:28

“Then they cry unto the Lord
in their trouble, and he
bringeth them out
of their distresses.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Get a Grip on Fear ~

Whenever fear begins,
messing with my head
when it fills up my heart
with anxiety and dread.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
to still the storm inside
soon the waves of fear
calmly start to subside.

Whenever fear grips me,
squeezing my very soul
when with it I battle
to take back control.

It’s when I go to Jesus,
for that stillness exceeding
soon the trembling I feel
starts peacefully receding.

Whenever fear creeps in,
just as it starts to invade
it’s when I go to Jesus . . .
for He makes me not afraid!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Thrown To and Fro ~

Lord, what is this feeling,
churning inside of me
it feels as if inside . . .
I’m in a swirling sea.

I know You’re my Anchor,
but, I’m losing my grip
oh, please dear Lord . . .
do not ever let me slip.

Lord, why is my trust,
ebbing in and out . . .
why are these deep waters
causing me to doubt?

I know You’re my strength,
I know You’re my hope
but I feel as if . . .
onto You I blindly group.

Lord, why am I getting,
thrown to and fro . . .
it must be so Your stillness
I may come to know!

~~~~~

Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 06.01.17


A Shelter In The Storm ~

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In life there are storms,
we all have to go through
finding a refuge from them
is the first thing we must do.

We need to trust God,
until the storm passes on
for He will keep us safe
till the turbulence is gone.

In life there are storms,
we know they’ll be coming
we just don’t know the ones
that’ll bring heavy flooding.

We don’t know how long,
each storm will be or last
but, we can count on God
for His promises of the past.

In the storms of life,
as the gale’s do blow . . .
God has for us a shelter
under His wing’s shadow!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 57:1

“Be merciful unto me, O God,
be merciful unto me:
for my soul trusteth in thee:
yea, in the shadow of thy wings
will I make my refuge,
until these calamities be overpast.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Motion Sickness ~

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Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
some can’t stomach
waiting for God’s stillness.

Some people succumb,
to their fear and doubt
some can’t even begin
to shut the world out.

Some people fold,
under all the tension
some collapse beneath
the gloom of depression.

Some people’s faith,
goes by the wayside
some can’t stand firm
when pressure is applied.

Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
but those who trust in God . . .
calmly drift in His stillness!

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Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 02.22.17

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Stillness In The Storms ~

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The Lord wants us,
in the storm to be still
He wants us to know
for us, this is His will.

He wants us to remain,
quiet on the inside
when every thing else
is troubled on the outside.

He wants us to know,
the battle is His to fight
He wants us to seek
the refuge of His might.

He wants us to have,
peace and tranquility
when all else around us
is full of anxiety.

The Lord wants us,
to have a calm soul
He wants us to know
He’s the One in control!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 46:10a

“Be still,
and know that I
am God:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God of All Grace ~

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God of all grace,
mercy and favor
Father of Jesus
my Lord, my Savior.

Strengthen me,
with Your power
perfect my faith
in this dark hour.

God of all grace,
peace and calm
slather on me
Your healing balm.

Comfort me,
in this storm
a miracle I need
for You to perform.

God of all grace,
mercy and favor
let not my trust
in You ever waiver!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:10

“But the God of all grace,
who hath called us unto his
eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after that ye have suffered
a while, make you perfect,
stablish, strengthen,
settle you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God of My Peace ~

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God of my peace,
Lord of my calm
You are to me
a soothing balm.

Whatever I need,
whatever my care
to You I can go
in confident prayer.

God of my trust,
Lord of my hope
You are the Anchor
at the end faith’s rope.

No matter the storms,
nor how long they be
You’re right in them
along side of me.

God of my calm,
Lord of my peace
may my trust and hope
in You, never cease!

~~~~~

John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


On The Winds of Adversity ~

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On the winds of adversity,
God seems to test us
and all we can really do . . .
is to hold on to our trust.

With each passing gale,
that rages through our life
all we can really do . . .
is to give Jesus our strife.

As the gusts keep coming,
and the storms continue on
all we can really do . . .
is stay calm til they’re gone.

With each rushing wind,
that comes blowing our way
all we can really do . . .
is to turn to God and pray.

For, the storms of this life,
will eventually cease . . .
and one day Jesus will bring
to our souls perfect peace!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 11.06.16

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The Season’s of Life ~

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The season’s of life,
blow in like the wind
some are slow-moving
others like a whirlwind.

But, I have found,
no matter the season
whatever blows my way
God has for it, a reason.

The season’s of life,
have their highs and lows
the cause behind them
only God really knows.

But, I have found,
seasons are a blessing
urging me into the goal
to just keep pressing.

The season’s of life,
blow in and out
some like a whisper
others with a shout.

But, I have found,
each season sent to me
keeps me trusting God
for what I cannot see!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

” To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to
every purpose
under the heaven:

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Trust Thee Lord ~

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Forever Lord,
I will trust Thee
no matter what
happens to me.

I will trust Thee,
when its stormy
I will trust Thee
when its balmy.

I will trust Thee,
when its serene
I will trust Thee
for the unseen.

I will trust Thee,
when its peaceful
I will trust Thee
when facing evil.

I will trust Thee,
when I’m weak
I will trust Thee
when all is bleak.

I will trust Thee,
with my life
I will trust Thee
through the strife

I will trust Thee,
like no other
I will trust Thee
more than my brother.

I will trust Thee,
when under attack
I will trust Thee
for all I lack.

I will Trust Thee,
when I’m ill
I will trust Thee
to be still.

Forever Lord,
I will trust Thee
for Your strength
lives in me!

~~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:4

“Trust ye
in the Lord for ever:
for in the Lord Jehovah
is everlasting strength:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fully Invested ~

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My heart and soul,
in God are invested
so I call on Him . . .
wherever I’m tested

 I use my Bible,
to help and defend
whatever tempest
that He may send.

I hold onto the truth,
when trials I fight
I know it will lead me
straight into His light.

When storms blow in,
on My Rock I stand
and Anchor myself
right into His hand.

My heart and soul,
are fully invested
tis why I trust God . . .
whenever I’m tested!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 86:7

“In the day of my trouble
I will call upon thee:
for thou wilt answer me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


This is My Rock ~

this-is-my-rock-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

This is my Rock,
this is where I stand
this is where I rest
in God’s mighty hand.

This is my Trust,
this is where I find
God’s peace and calm
for my heart and mind.

This is my Anchor,
this is what I hold on to
this is what I know to be
trustworthy and true.

This is my Hope,
this is where I go
this is my salvation
whenever storms blow.

This is my Rock,
this is where I wait
this is where I place
my eternal fate!

~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 10:4

“And did all drink the same
spiritual drink: for they
drank of that spiritual
Rock that followed them:
and that Rock was Christ.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Above the Clouds ~

Above the Clouds ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Above the clouds,
I wish to be . . .
beyond the storms
awaiting me.

Higher places,
I wish to go . . .
before the gales
start to blow.

Beyond the rain,
I wish to fly . . .
past the gloom
rolling by.

Up and over,
I wish to soar . . .
high above
life’s daily roar.

Above the clouds,
Lord, I wish to be . . .
to a place of rest
right next to Thee!

~~~~~

Psalm 55:6

“And I said,
Oh that I had wings
like a dove!
for then would I fly away,
and be at rest.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


When All Hope is Gone ~

When All Hope is Gone ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When all hope,
has gone out of you
when the sea ahead
turns a raging blue.

Hold on to Jesus,
let Him be your light
and the waves of depression
He will help you fight.

When all desire,
has gone out of you
when the storm you’re in
obscures your eternal view.

Hold on to Jesus,
let Him be your Rock
and the winds of adversity
He will begin to block.

When all hope and desire,
has gone out of you . . .
you’ll not be discouraged
if Jesus you hold onto!

~~~~~~

Acts 27:20

“And when neither sun nor stars
in many days appeared, and no
small tempest lay on us,
all hope that we should be saved
was then taken away.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


When Trials Blow Our Way ~

When Trials Blow Our Way ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

When trials blow our way,
on the winds of stress
when we start to feel
tense and hard pressed.

That’s when we need to go,
to the One who’ll ease
the whirlwind we are in
into a tranquil breeze.

When adversity slams,
on the door of our trust
when anxiety’s clamor
starts to overwhelm us.

That’s when we need to go,
to the Savior of our soul
and give to Him our fears
so He can take control.

When trials blow our way,
as worry slams about
that’s when we need Jesus . . .
to chart for us new a route!

~~~~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Hold On ~

Ship Wrecked ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I once was like a ship,
you could call me a wreck
when storms came my way
I’d hit hard on the deck.

I could not ride out,
the worries they brought
fear and apprehension
left me anxious and fraught.

Under the harsh conditions,
I would fold under the pressure
so severe were my nerves
no turbulence could I weather.

But, now I don’t sweat,
the turmoil life brings
for I’ve learned to trust Jesus
in and for all things.

I once was a wreck,
just like a sinking ship . . .
but now I hold onto my faith
so overboard I won’t flip!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 1:19

“Holding faith, and a good conscience;
which some having put away concerning
 faith have made shipwreck:”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka


Above the Roar ~

storm-CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Lord, help me navigate,
this raging, angry sea
help me to hear above the roar
the directions You have for me.

Provide for me a safe harbor,
a lifeline I can cling to
till these waves of fear
I am able to steer through.

Let Your Word be my beacon,
so I’ll not get lost in the dark
help me to see past this storm
let Your cross be my landmark.

Though the winds rage all about,
don’t let me be blown away
be the anchor of my soul
till I reach hope’s gateway.

Lord, as the fog surrounds me,
be the horn of my salvation
let Your mercy and grace
help me with the navigation!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 43:2
King James Version

“When thou passest through the waters,
I will be with thee; and through the rivers,
they shall not overflow thee:”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


Perfect Peace ~

keep-in-peaceCHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

Oh, to know the peace of God,
to experience its perfect calm
to use His every Word
as our soothing, healing balm.

Then we’d have tranquility,
through the storms of life
we’d soar above the turbulence
riding out the winds of strife.

Oh, to have the serenity of God,
flowing from our weary hearts
to have minds engulfed in stillness
which only His Spirit can impart.

Then we’d have the faith,
to trust God in all things
and the discipline to know
the perfect peace He brings!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 26:3
King James Version

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

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


In You Lord ~

In You Lord ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

I’m learning to be content,
in whatever comes my way
because my Lord ~ my Savior
I trust You more every day.

Though my problems mount,
escalate and swell
it’s in You my Lord
I choose to wait and dwell.

As the enemy starts to roar,
rumbling for my defeat
it’s in You my Lord
I find my true retreat.

When my fears begin to rise,
tossing me all around.
it’s in You my Lord
I stand on solid ground.

While the storm rages,
reaching its height and peak
it is You ~ my Lord
my soul will always seek!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 31:24
King James Version

“Be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen your heart,
all ye that hope in the Lord.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Driven and Tossed ~

Driven and Tossed ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
In whom do you trust,
to whom do you turn
when driven and tossed
by the winds of concern?

In whom do you put your faith,
whom do you draw near
when driven and tossed
by the waves of relentless fear?

To whom do you confide in,
to whom do you believe
when driven and tossed
to whom will you cleave?

In whom will you focus on,
who will bring you relief
when driven and tossed
by double-minded belief?

In whose boat will you stay in,
who will bail you out
when driven and tossed
by the stormy sea of doubt?

In whom do you trust,
to make the winds cease?
Only unwavering faith in Jesus . . .
will bring you true peace!

~~~~~~~~~

James 1:6
King James Version

“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.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Shipwrecked ~

Shipwrecked ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
When the wind’s been taken out,
from under the sails of your life
when overcome by the high seas
causing you so much strife.

When the boat you’re in,
springs a slow and steady leak
when the waters you’re treading
make you feel faint and weak.

When the ship you’re steering,
turns into a total wreck . . .
when the water’s start to rise
just below your neck.

When all you have left is a dingy,
but the paddles can’t be found
when your longing for the safety
that comes on solid ground.

When you’re ready to give up,
before you abandon ship . . .
turn the helm over to Jesus
and He’ll keep you in His grip!

~~~~~~~~~

Acts 27:31
King James Version

“Paul said to the centurion
and to the soldiers,

Except these abide in the ship,
ye cannot be saved.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


Storms Are A Part of Life ~

Storms Are A Part of LIfe ~ CHRISTian poetryby deborah ann

Storms are a part of life,
it’s just the way it goes . . .
often we find ourselves tossed
by the direction the wind blows.

Some storms come out of nowhere,
they seem to blind-side us
causing us to doubt
complain, protest and fuss.

Sometimes we are given a warning,
that a disturbance is on its way
so we try to put everything in order
before it crashes down on our day.

Others comes when all seems calm,
at times waking us from our sleep
arousing in us dread and fear
as we crumble into a quivering heap.

Some storms are like a tornado,
leaving devastation in its path
we shake and tremble thinking
this is God’s almighty wrath.

Storms are part of life,
it’s just the way it goes . . .
but, my friend keep trusting God
for He controls ~ how the wind blows.

~~~~~~

Luke 8:24-25

“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
Public Domain

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I’m Crossing Over ~

crossing over by Jimmy Paragas free photo #7697

I’m crossing over,
nothing is going to stop me
not the storm, not the wind
not the waves on the sea.

I’m crossing over,
I’ll not go down with the ship
I’m hanging on to the helm
Jesus will keep me in His grip.

I’m crossing over,
soon I’ll be on safe ground
I’m not going to panic
Jesus won’t let me drown.

I’m crossing over,
there’s nothing to get in my way
I’m not losing my direction
Jesus is with me night and day.

I’m crossing over,
I won’t be tossed all about
there isn’t a storm I can’t beat
Jesus cures my every doubt.

I’m crossing over,
nothing is going to stop me now
I’ll fight the tempest in front of me
and Jesus is going to show me how!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 14:24
King James Version

“But the ship was now in the midst of the sea,
tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.”

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka


I Can Do This ~

I Can Do This ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
I can do this,
I will get through it
for I have Christ
He gives me the grit.

I can climb this,
this I can do
for I have Jesus
and His power too.

I can battle this,
yes, I will win
for I have Christ
and His strength within.

I can handle things,
this storm I can face
for I have Jesus
and His constant grace.

I can do this,
I will get through this
for I have Christ
how could I ever miss!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13
King James Version

“I can do all things through
Christ which strengtheneth me.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


His Little Sparrow ~

His Little Sparrow ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann
Oh My little sparrow,
I have given you wings to fly
I’ve watched as you learned
to make your way across the sky.

There have been many storms,
you have met along the way
I’ve seen you rise above some
others caused your wings to fray.

I’ve seen you soar like an eagle,
as you waited patiently for Me
I’ve seen you spiral downward
into the rough and stormy sea.

I’ve seen you climb new heights,
as you trusted Me in your flight
I’ve seen you start to plummet
when I wasn’t kept in your sight.

I’ve seen you go through the gales,
when My name you called upon
I’ve seen when on your own
you were too weak to continue on.

I’ve been with you the whole time,
I was the gust behind the wind
and sometimes your wings . . .
I have had to clip and trim.

Oh, my little sparrow,
I have given you wings to fly
through the storms of life
so on Me you’d learn to rely!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 10:29

“Are not two sparrows
sold for a farthing? and

one of them shall
not fall on the ground

without your Father.”

Copyright 2012
Deborah Ann Belka


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