Tag Archives: The Storms of Life

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,
your deep waters I had to prolong
so that you could see . . .
how I was with you all along!

~~~~~~~

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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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
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!

~~~~~~~~~~~

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!

~~~~~~~~

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.”

King James Version
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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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
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!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:28

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

King James Version
Public Domain

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
Public Domain

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 each drop of rain 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 winds 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
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
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 . . .
give Him their queasiness!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:29

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

King James Version
Public Domain

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:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
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 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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
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.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
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 to be calm til they’re gone.

With each rushing wind,
that comes about 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
Public Domain

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:

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
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:”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


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