Tag Archives: Worries and Cares

Today I’ll Sing ~

Today I will sing,
no matter what comes . . .
the strings of my heart
I’m still going to strum.

If there are blue skies,
I will kick up my heels
if there be clouds
my joy they wont steal.

Today I am singing,
hallelujah and hooray
regardless of whatever
may come my way.

If there be a storm,
I’ll sing over its roar
if there be calm waters
I will sing louder more.

Lord, today I will sing,
nothing can stop me . . .
I will sing of the love
that I have for Thee!

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Psalm 57:7

“My heart is fixed,
O God, my heart is fixed:
I will sing and give praise.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Visions Of Green Pastures ~

Sometimes at night,
I can’t get to sleep
even after counting
all those little sheep.

As I toss and I turn,
there upon my bed
visions of green pastures
float around in my head.

A sudden rush of calm,
washes over me
for in the distance
my Shepherd I can see.

As I draw to Him closer,
I ask Him to cast out
the concerns causing me
in my bed to toss about.

My eyes slowly close,
as my worries I release
soon I am enveloped
in His love and peace.

Sometimes at night,
I fall fast asleep . . .
just by thinking about
being one of His sheep!

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John 10:14

I am the good shepherd,
and know my sheep,
and am known of mine.

Psalm 4:8

I will both lay me down in peace,
and sleep: for thou, Lord,
only makest me dwell in safety.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Life Untroubled ~

Jesus never promised,
life would be easy . .
nor things would be
carefree and breezy.

Instead He said we’d have,
tests and tribulation
while living in this world
we’d undergo frustration.

Jesus never promised,
life on earth would be just
nor how its wicked ways
on us wouldn’t be thrust.

Instead He said as we made,
our earthly journey here
to claim in Him our victory
and to be of good cheer.

Jesus never promised,
life would be untroubled
He said He’d give us peace
so not to be befuddled!

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John 16:33

These things I have spoken
unto you, that in me ye might
have peace. In the world ye
shall have tribulation: but be
of good cheer; I have overcome
the world.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lacking Peace ~

Is there a piece,
of your peace missing
are you hanging onto
anxious, nervous living?

Well perfect love,
will cast out all fear
so when full of dread
just draw Jesus near.

Is there a chunk,
of your serenity absent
is your sense of calm
but a fragment?

Well fix your thoughts,
on the things above
and you will be filled
with His perfect love.

Is there a piece,
of your peace lacking
well, give to God all that is . . .
to you nerve-wracking!

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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.

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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Keep Us Close Lord ~

Lord, keep us close to You,
each and every day . . .
may it be the first thing
we ask as we pray.

Remind us of Your hope,
how it will not pass away
build up our confidence
to help us not to stray.

Fill us with Your peace,
quiet our troubles inside
take away the barriers
so with You we may abide.

Whisper in our ears,
how much for us You care
tell us a over and over
You will always be there.

Lord, keep our hearts,
each and every day . . .
so on the right path
by Your side we’ll stay!

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Proverbs 7:25

“Let not thine heart
decline to her ways,
go not astray in her paths.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Why Not Me ~

Some people ask God why me,
I ask Him me, why not . . .
for when I start to doubt Him
it leaves me feeling fraught.

So instead of worrying,
about what God is doing . . .
I find trusting in Him
keeps my faith renewing.

Some people ask God why,
I ask Him what for . . .
for I know good things
He has for me in store.

So rather then fretting,
over things I can’t control
I ask Him to release peace
into my heart and soul.

Some people ask God why me,
I ask Him why not me . . .
for I know He is working
in places I cannot see!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-17

For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward
man perish, yet the inward man
is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

2 Corinthians 4:18

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen
are eternal.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


On My ROCKing Chair ~

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting peacefully
rocking to and fro
oh, so ever calmly.

Though, I have worries,
I haven’t me a care
for while I am rocking
God listens to my prayer.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting comfortably
rocking back and forth
oh, so ever enjoyably.

Though, I have troubles,
I’m rocking all the same
for I’m so confident
as I call upon His name.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m sitting quietly
rocking up and down
oh, so ever serenely.

Though, I have problems,
I’m gonna keep rocking
for God’s got me an answer
and soon He’ll be talking.

On my ROCKing chair,
I’m trusting and believing
for I know His response . . .
soon I’ll be receiving!

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1 John 5:14

And this is the confidence
that we have in him, that,
if we ask any thing according
to his will, he heareth us:

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Deborah Ann Belka


When Your World Shakes ~

When your world shakes,
and you feel it start rocking . . .
when you begin trembling
and your knees start knocking.

Go to God immediately,
and give Him all you fear
and He will make you . . .
surefooted like a deer.

When your world crashes,
in pieces all around you
when you begin to quiver
not knowing what to do.

Go to God straightaway,
ask Him for more grace
and the strength you need
till you’re in a safer place.

When your world collapses,
before on you it falls apart
go to God and ask Him . . .
to restore joy into your heart!

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Habakkuk 3:19

The Lord God is my strength,
and he will make my feet like
hinds’ feet, and he will make
me to walk upon mine high places.
To the chief singer on my
stringed instruments.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If The Lord’s Our Shepherd ~

If the Lord is our Shepherd,
why then do we still want?
If He supplies all our needs,
why do our lacks still taunt?

If besides still waters He leads,
why then do we still fear?
If He fills us with quietness,
why don’t we hold Him near?

If green pastures bring peace,
why then are we still stressed?
If He leaves us not lacking,
why don’t we feel blessed?

If He restores our souls,
why then do we still doubt?
If He satisfies our deep thirst,
why is their still a drought?

If in righteousness He guides,
why then do we still wander?
If the Lord is truly our Shepherd,
we needn’t these things ponder!

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Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside
the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

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Deborah Ann Belka


In God’s Almighty Hands ~

Sometimes troubles come,
changing all our plans . . .
making it ever clearer
all things are in God’s hands.

Hands that long to hold,
to comfort and to console
hands that want to heal
the ache within the soul.

Hands that desire to reach,
far into the heart and mind
hands that hold perfect peace
for fearful ones to find.

Hands that crave to embrace,
grieving hearts in the night
hands that yearn to lead
all to His saving light.

Hands that are capable,
hands confident and sure
hands that calm the storms
hands that holds life’s cure.

Sometimes troubles come,
and we must change our plans
so that we may come to rest . . .
in His almighty hands!

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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.”

Psalm 37:24

“Though he fall,
he shall not be utterly
cast down:
for the Lord upholdeth
him with his hand.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~02.05.22~

1 Peter 5:7


More Grace From His Throne ~

Are your troubles,
getting out of hand
not sure how much more
you’ll be able to stand?

Well God doesn’t want you,
to go it alone . . .
for He knows you’ll need
more grace from His throne.

Are your worries,
getting out of control
are they weighing down
the joy in your soul?

Well God doesn’t want you,
to go by just sight
for He knows faith needs
the path of His light.

Are you problems,
just too much too bear . . .
well remember Jesus said
to cast on Him your care!

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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.

Psalm 46:1

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Gives Hope ~

Jesus gives hope,
in exchange for despair
for our hearts He is able
to heal, renew and repair.

He gives needful rest,
in the midst of strife
for He came to give us
a more peaceful life.

Jesus gives us faith,
in exchange for doubt
our cares He takes
by casting our fears out.

He gives a new sight,
to those who can’t see
by making satan . . .
from them run and flee.

Jesus takes broken things,
He makes them beautiful
so they may become . . .
for His kingdom usable!

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Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor;
he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives,
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty them that are bruised,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Pray As We Wait ~

As life’s storms,
we come upon
as more troubles
they bring on.

We need to pray,
as we sit and wait . . .
with forbearance
until they abate.

When life’s storms,
keep coming around
causing our worries
to teem and abound.

We need to hold fast,
to our future hope
as we sit and wait . . .
to help us to cope.

When life’s storms,
come at us straight
we’ll need God’s help
to sit and wait!

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Psalm 32:6

For this shall every one
that is godly pray unto
thee in a time when thou
mayest be found: surely
in the floods of great waters
they shall not come nigh unto him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Focus On Eternity ~

This year my mind,
will focus on eternity
for I know and believe
it’s my eternal destiny.

I’m not giving thought,
to all the turmoil
I won’t let the chaos
my anxieties embroil.

This year my heart,
calmness will savor
for I know and believe
Jesus is my Savior.

I’m not going to feel,
troubled or distressed
instead I’m going to be
with God at rest.

This year my life,
will be at perfect peace
for each day onto Jesus
all my worries I’ll release!

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John 17:3

And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Storm Stiller ~

We all need,
a storm stiller
we all want
a peace instiller.

That is why,
to God I turn
to take from me
my concern.

We all need,
a calm supplier
we all want
a hope provider.

That is why,
to Jesus I run
to give me faith
when I have none.

We all need,
faith, peace and hope
we all need God . . .
and Jesus to cope!

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Psalm 107:29-30

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

Then are they glad because
they be quiet; so he bringeth
them unto their desired haven.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Storms Are Not Meant ~

Storms are not meant,
to blow us over . . .
they come so we may
run to God for cover.

They are not meant,
to take us down . . .
they arise so we may
turn our lives around.

Storms are not meant,
to make us weak . . .
they arrive so we may
learn to God first seek.

They are not meant,
to make us shake . . .
they descend so we can
from apathy awake.

Storms are not meant,
to blow through us . . .
they come so we may
put in God our trust!

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Proverbs 18:10

The name of the Lord
is a strong tower:
the righteous runneth
into it, and is safe.

Proverbs 10:25

“As the whirlwind passeth,
so is the wicked no more:
but the righteous is an
everlasting foundation.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Our Realities ~

Sometimes our realities,
leaves us doubting . . .
sometimes they cause us
for relief shouting.

But, if we’re to trust God,
we must do so patiently
and wait for His answers
with a faith steadfastly.

Sometimes our situations,
leaves us questioning . . .
sometimes they leave us
with fearfulness, trembling.

But, if we’re to believe Jesus,
our burdens came to bear
then we will find His peace
as we give Him our care.

Sometimes our challenges,
leaves us wondering . . .
but, then God lets us know
He is never slumbering!

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Psalm 121:4

Behold, he that keepeth
Israel shall neither slumber
nor sleep.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Prayer ~

Prayer covers,
our needs
our souls
it feeds.

It calms,
our conflicts
our unrest
it evicts.

Prayer takes,
our fears
our anxiety
it clears.

It relieves,
our concerns
our doubt
it upturns.

Prayer reassures,
our hearts
our minds
peace it imparts!

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Mark 11:24

Therefore I say unto you,
What things soever ye desire,
when ye pray, believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall
have them.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Will Always Mend ~

I have lived a life of losses,
with hardship as my friend . . .
but I’ve come to understand
how God will always mend.

For there is not a problem,
too great for Him to take
not a soul He can’t change
regenerate or remake.

There isn’t a broken heart,
Jesus cannot repair . . .
not a soul He won’t save
from the depth of despair.

For there is not a worry,
which for Him is too small
no trouble is too imposing
for He came to bear them all.

So no matter what your loss,
no matter where you’ve been
let God repair and mend . . .
the effects of pain and sin!

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Psalm 34:18

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Be Not Overwhelmed ~

Be not overwhelmed,
by the concerns of life
be not overpowered
by your daily strife.

Instead let Jesus,
fill you with His peace
so from your worries
you can be released.

Be not defeated,
by things you can’t control
be not burdened down
by the cares of your soul.

Instead let Jesus,
bring your heart comfort
so from your earthly woes
you will have His support.

Be not overwhelmed,
be not inundated . . .
instead let your life be
by Jesus captivated!

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Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~10.13.21~

1 Peter 5:7


Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled ~

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not worry start your day
for Jesus came to give you
a new and peaceful way.

Let not concern unsettle you,
let not stress take its toll
for Jesus will bring you calm
and quietness to your soul.

Let not your mind be burdened,
let not anguish weigh you down
for on Jesus you can depend
His tranquility will be around.

Let not your spirit fail you,
let not despair be what you feel
for Jesus wants your whole heart
to restore so He can heal.

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not it be afraid today . . .
for Jesus will bring you peace
and your anxiety will fade away!

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2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen
are eternal.

King James Version
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~ to GOD be the GLORY


Seasons Of Fainting ~

Sometimes we go through,
seasons of fainting . . .
when worldly catastrophes
leave us anxiously panting.

For all around us we see,
disorder of every kind
messing with the peace
in our heart and mind.

Sometimes we go through,
seasons of weariness . . .
when earthly calamities
fill us with restlessness.

For every where we turn,
we see the destruction
that evilness brings
when under its seduction.

Sometimes we go through,
seasons of trepidation . . .
but we who believe in Jesus
are free of apprehension!

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Proverbs 24:10

If thou faint in the day
of adversity,
thy strength is small.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken
unto you, that in me ye might
have peace. In the world ye
shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Jesus Is All You Have ~

When all you have is anguish,
when there’s nothing more to do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you. 

When trials turn into desperation,
when they start to overburden you
and the pressure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When Jesus is all you have,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He will meet all your needs.

For Jesus is your burden bearer,
and He will never disappoint . . .
so cast your cares upon Him
before you reach your breaking point!

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1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Consider It For Joy ~

Consider it for joy,
when things go wrong
consider when they do
it’s to make you strong.

For when you are tested,
endurance it will bring
so that your faith in God
will not lack anything.

Consider it for joy,
when things go amiss
consider to embrace them
not to wearily dismiss.

For when you are tried,
perseverance it will bring
so that your trust in God
will continue to spring.

Consider it all for joy,
perfect, eternal and blissful
consider how it will make . . .
all things seem less dismal!

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James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying
of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is My Everything ~

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me peace and calm
to my soul He is just like . . .
a healing, soothing balm.

Whenever I am fearful,
with feelings of dismayed
He whispers in my ear
Child be ye not afraid.

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me tranquility
into my life He brings
everlasting stability.

When I am fainthearted,
when feeling overwhelmed
He whispers in my ear
Child I’m still at the helm.

Jesus is my everything,
He is my one true hope
I pray to Him each day . . .
give me the strength to cope!

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1 Corinthians 15:28

And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall
the Son also himself be subject
unto him that put all things under
him, that God may be all in all.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Ask Jesus ~

When life tosses you,
into the pit of pain
when getting out of it
is too much of a strain.

Reach out your arms,
ask Jesus to lift you
out of the anguish
you are going through.

When life hurls you,
into the stormy seas
before the waves crash
and buckle your knees.

Reach out your hands,
ask Jesus to take a grip
so into the abyss
you’ll not begin to slip.

When life pins you down,
with its worry and care
ask Jesus to free you . . .
from all your despair!

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Psalm 32:6

For this shall every one
that is godly pray unto
thee in a time when thou
mayest be found: surely
in the floods of great
waters they shall not
come nigh unto him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~08.08.21~

Psalm 34:17-20


By His Own Authority ~

Sometimes my mind,
becomes so entangled
from my daily worries
it can’t get untangled.

But then I go to Jesus,
upload onto Him my care
and claim His promise
my burden’s He will bare.

Sometimes my heart,
becomes entrenched
from my daily problems
it can’t get unclenched.

But then I go to Jesus,
give Him my anxiety
and I claim His peace
by His own authority.

Sometimes my mind,
is my biggest foe . . .
and I can’t find serenity
until to Jesus I go!

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Philippians 4:6-7

Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.

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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


It’s No Wonder ~

Life has many troubles,
worries and cares
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus our burdens to bear.

With all the uncertainty,
each day that we face
it’s no wonder we need . . .
more and more of His grace.

Life is full of problems,
highs and lows and downs
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus to keep our heart’s sound.

With all the constant chaos,
the turmoil and the stress
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus ours souls to bless.

Life is but a vapor,
in the big scheme of things
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus and the peace He brings!

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John 14:1

Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.

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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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