Tag Archives: Worries and Cares

Give Me a Sense of Humor ~

Lord, give me a sense of humor,
a spirit that is light . . .
so when I feel the dreariest
my heart can sparkle bright.

Let me learn to giggle,
when something tickles me
like my baby grandson
as I bounce him on my knee.

Let me learn to chuckle,
like I did as a little girl
even when life’s tangles
pull at my thinning curls.

Let me learn to laugh aloud,
even if only to myself . . .
like when a child is playing
with no one but them self.

Let me learn to smile,
when I prefer to wear a frown
like a toddler thick in mischief
and thinks no one is around!

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Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Loves You Just As You Are ~

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
each major blemish
every minor scar.

He is aware,
of the battles you fight
He sees the tears
you cry in the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

He is mindful,
of how you’re feeling
He knows your wounds
are in need of healing.

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

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Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerns me.
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Way ~

God, my Way,
my Life, my Truthfulness
Your every Word speaks
of Your Trustworthiness.

When faced with fear,
along my journey
Your Word keeps me
courageously sturdy.

God, my Path,
My Route, my Course
You are my competent
Almighty power source.

When I need guidance,
the Scriptures I read
Your Light gives direction
I trust where it leads.

God, My Way
my Destiny, my Future
Your Word my soul
feeds and nurtures!

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Psalm 5:8

Lead me, O Lord,
in thy righteousness because
of mine enemies; make thy
way straight before my face.

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Midst Of A Storm ~

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is there . . .
He is ready to take
our fear, our care.

He hears our cries,
for His aid and relief
His ready to help us with
our lingering disbelief.

In the middle of the turmoil,
Jesus is waiting . . .
He is able to ease
our apprehensions grating.

He hears our lamenting,
our weeping and wailings
for He understands . . .
our weaknesses and failings.

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is right there . . .
in the center of its eye
He hears our every prayer!

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Matthew 8:26-27

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.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and
the sea obey him!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


That Worn Out Feeling ~

Feeling worn out,
more than just tired
as soon you rise up . . .
you again want to retire?

Well don’t you give up,
or sink into depression
instead look to God
for revitalization.

Feeling burned out,
stress got you down
does your world seem
to be spinning around?

Well don’t you give in,
to your crumbling situation
instead let Jesus become
your concrete foundation.

Feeling more than exhausted,
depleted and downcast
then onto Jesus . . .
all your weariness cast!

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Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was
overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Potholes ~

When potholes fill your path,
with their groves and ruts
and you feel that with each divot
you’re being hit right in the guts.

Take the time and slow down,
for God promises to lead us
and make our path a straight one
if over the bumps in Him we trust.

When chuckholes out number,
the smooth and even road
and the more of them you see
the heavier seems your load.

Know that God will guide you,
through and around each one
so just keep your eyes on
how the faithful race is won.

When the road ahead is bumpy,
and the going is jarring . . .
know that God is in control
if you let Him do the steering!

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Isaiah 26:7

The way of the just
is uprightness:
thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path
of the just.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken;
cast down, but not destroyed;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hamster Wheel Faith ~

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel . . .
and the faster they go
the more their faith reels.

They never stop spinning,
around and around . . .
for their faith isn’t rooted
on the firm, solid ground.

Some Christians don’t see,
their in a spiritual rut
or notice by sin . . .
their still firmly stuck.

The same old things,
they just keep on doing
to their old worldly ways
they keep on pursuing.

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel
for running the good race
causes them to squeal!

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Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is
set before us,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Still Able ~

When life gets hard,
and the road gets rough
when all that lies ahead
seems difficult and tough.

Remember God is still able,
to turn things around . . .
so keep on trusting Him
to avoid a breakdown.

When all that you see,
is hardship and adversity
when all that you feel
is the fear of uncertainty.

Remember with God,
nothing is too troubling
just keep on believing Him
so to keep from unraveling.

When life gets tough,
when the road seems long
remember God will give you . . .
the faith to make you strong!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Stress Test ~

Today God gave me,
a spiritual stress test
to see if my soul . . .
could remain at rest.

So He sent to me,
a hand-wringing situation
to see if my heart . . .
could handle the agitation.

He wanted to know,
how I would proceed
whether if to the strain
I’d win or would concede.

It took all of His strength,
for me not to succumb
for I knew I could trust Him
with the power to overcome.

Today God sent to me,
a test that was stressing
but I’m happy to say . . .
I’m patiently resting!

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James 1:3

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


One-By-One ~

When my cares,
are too much to bear
I give Jesus each one
in a separate prayer.

I weep, I cry,
I sob, I moan
as I cast them . . .
onto the throne.

I sit, I wait,
I kneel, I pace
as I request
more of His grace.

I sing, I praise,
I smile, I grin
as humbly I shed . . .
them right onto Him.

When from my cares,
I want to be set free
I let Jesus take them . . .
one-by-one from me!

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1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, Help Me to Find~

Lord, help me to find,
peace for my mind . . .
help me to be
at rest in Thee.

Slow my heart beat,
as this new day I greet
oh, Lord hear my prayer
as my burdens I bare.

Lord, help me to know,
how your peace can flow
help me to see
Your calm inside me.

Make my thoughts clear,
remove all the fear
Oh, Lord hear my plea
as I give them to Thee.

Lord, help me to find,
peace for heart and mind
the kind that exceeds
the worry that impedes!

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Philippians 4:7

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Rested ~

When in God,
we find our rest
we’ll be ready
for any test.

For our faith,
will be strong
for whatever may
come along.

When in God,
we’re at peace
our trust in Him
will increase.

For when we’re calm,
though trials come
to their desperation
we won’t succumb.

When by God,
we are tested . . .
our calm composure
will keep us rested!

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James 1:3

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Praise ~

 

God, my Praise,
My Hope, my Song
in my weakness
You make me strong.

Though I’m surrounded,
by earthly care
them onto Yourself
are willing to bear.

God, my Praise,
my Salvation, my Pardon
may to You my heart
never become harden.

Mercy You send me,
each day to renew
so I may worship
the goodness of You.

God, my Praise,
my Trust, my Confidence
thank You for blessing me
with Your providence!

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Psalm 107:8

Oh that men would praise the Lord
for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of men!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When God’s Silent ~

Is it God who is silent,
or am I just not hearing . . .
that tiny whispered breath
of the Holy Spirit stirring?

Is it God who is distant,
or am I the one far away . . .
is it why His influence
cannot rest on me today?

Is it God who is quiet,
or am I way too active . . .
to let the Holy Spirit
take my thoughts captive?

Is it God, who is still,
or am I not taking note . . .
is it why His small voice
seems so far and remote?

Is it God who is silent,
or am I just too into me
is that why dear Father . . .
You’re not hearing my plea?

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Psalm 22:2

O my God,
I cry in the day time,

 but thou hearest not;
and in the night season,

and am not silent.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Look For Peace ~

We all look for,
some kind of peace
we all need
some sort of release.

We all want,
just a little rest
we all desire
a lot less stress.

We all seek,
a gentle calmness
we all wish for
a stilling solace.

We all require,
some kind of quiet
we all request
a tranquil climate.

We all look for,
a real genuine peace
but only Jesus . . .
true peace can release!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:

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Deborah Ann Belka


Through All Of Life’s Challenges~

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

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

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

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

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

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Psalm 46:1

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


We All Have Earthly Woes ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Romans 5:3-5

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

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Joy Comes On Morning’s Light ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Psalm 30:5

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Calm That Doesn’t Cease ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Acts 2:26

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled Not ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Psalm 34:6

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Unwind ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Matthew 11:28

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


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!

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Philippians 4:7

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Will Guide You ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Isaiah 58:11

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

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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!

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Mark 4:41

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith For the Impossible~

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

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

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

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

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

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Matthew 17:20

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

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Lord, Give My Faith A Backbone ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Joshua 1:9

“Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid,
neither be thou dismayed:
for the Lord thy God is with thee
whithersoever thou goest.

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The Spirit of Power ~

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Want To Be That Eagle ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Isaiah 40:31

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


If God ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Jeremiah 29:11

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

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


Restless ~

Restless hearts,
are everywhere
burdened down
by all their care.

Worry lines spread,
across their face
etched with the need
to find God’s grace.

Restless souls,
are all around
fear and dread
keeps them bound.

Furrowed brows,
show their vexation
oh, how they need
to find salvation.

Restless people,
restless minds . . .
oh, how they need
Jesus to find!

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Isaiah 57:20-21

But the wicked are like
the troubled sea,
when it cannot rest,
whose waters cast up
mire and dirt.

There is no peace,
saith my God,
to the wicked.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Intercessory Prayer ~

Intercessory prayers,
we all need to make
for we never know . . .
the bonds we might break.

For there’s plenty of people,
who are tied up in chains
and we should be praying
for their sorrows and pains.

Intercessory prayers,
we all need to be saying
for we never know . .
whose trust needs saving.

For there’s plenty of saints,
who are besieged by troubles
and we need to be praying
they give God their struggles.

Intercessory prayers,
what music to God’s ears
as for others we beseech . . .
the collection of their tears!

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Ephesians 6:18

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

Psalm 56:8

Thou tellest my wanderings:
put thou my tears into thy bottle:
are they not in thy book?

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God Of The Sparrow ~

God of the sparrow,
provide our winter seed
supply us with the faith
to trust You for all we need.

Shelter us in the storms,
underneath Your mighty wings
shield us from the bitterness
that winter’s harshness brings.

God of the sparrow,
furnish our winter warmth
keeps us steadfastly
upon salvation’s hearth.

Protect us in the icy chill,
be our guiding light
as we embark out into
the frigid wintry night.

God of the sparrow,
forgotten not we’ll never be
for You know just how much . . .
we are dependent on Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 10:31

Fear ye not therefore,
ye are of more value
than many sparrows.

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When We Get To Heaven ~

When we get to heaven,
there will be only rest
no longer will we need
to go through trials and tests.

For we will be refined,
from silver into gold
God’s magnificent glory
we will forever behold.

When we get to heaven,
there’ll be no more laboring
from all of our weariness
we’ll no longer be suffering.

For we will be at peace,
in the midst of God’s light
as we are flooded in
the beauty of His sight.

When we get to heaven,
there will be only bliss
and the life we have now
we will never once miss!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 4:9

There remaineth therefore
a rest
to the people of God

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When In A Tailspin~

When life has you,
scrambling around
and you feel as if . . .
you will breakdown.

Know that God,
will provide for you
with the strength
to power through.

When life pulls you,
into a tailspin
and it feels as if . . .
you’ve no grit within.

Know that Jesus,
is there with you
to give you the grace
for all you got to do.

When life throws you,
into a nose dive . . .
put your faith in Jesus
into overdrive!

 

~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 2:5

That your faith should not stand
in the wisdom of men, but in
the power of God.

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We All Get Stuck ~

We all start to sink,
from time to time
we all get stuck
in the murky grime.

But we can rise,
for we know
the way out
God will show.

We all waver,
ever now and then
we all need saving
again and again.

But we know,
Jesus will recuse us
therefore we put
in Him our trust.

We all sink into,
some kind of despair
but, our faith . . .
it will not impair!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 14:30

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

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My Dearest Child ~

Come My dearest child,
so rest I may give
come find the peace
of those I forgive.

Let Me take from you,
your worry and care
for on the cross for you
your burdens I did bear.

Come my dearest child,
so hope I can bring
come find the faith to trust
Me in and for all things.

Let Me take from you,
that load crushing
and I will send to you
living water rushing.

Come My dearest child,
let Me bring you rest
unload yourself on Me
with My peace be blessed!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 11:28

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

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Worry Ends ~

Worry ends,
when faith kicks in
it withdraws
to our trust within.

For when in God,
peace we find
worry can’t play
with our mind.

Fear ceases,
where love exists
doubt dissolves
where hope persists.

For when in Jesus,
our faith we place
our fears will flee
in the sight of grace.

Worry and fear,
are forced out
when to the Lord
we give our doubt!

~~~~~~

Psalm 34:4

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

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The Quiet Heart ~

The quiet heart,
doesn’t fret
over its worries
it dosen’t sweat.

It knows to be,
composed and collected
it knows its strength
to God is connected.

The quiet heart,
doesn’t stew
over its cares
it doesn’t spew.

It knows to trust,
to be clam and still
it knows its life
is in God’s will.

The quiet heart,
doesn’t panic
over life’s woes
it’s not frantic!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 30:15

For thus saith the Lord God,
the Holy One of Israel;
In returning and rest shall
ye be saved; in quietness and
in confidence shall be your
strength:

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Hopeful and Positive ~

Father, You always keep,
Your every promise
and that is why I remain
hopeful and positive.

You are always gracious,
in all that You do
and that is why I stay
close and near to You.

Father, You always listen,
to all who call on You
and that is why I trust
You to attend to me too.

You are always there,
to help see us through
and that is why I give
my daily cares to You.

Father, You always hear,
our petitions and pleas
and that is why I know
I can always go to Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 55:16-17

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

Evening, and morning, and at noon,
will I pray, and cry aloud:
and he shall hear my voice.

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Rocking and Rolling ~

When your world is shaken,
as it comes crumbling down
when it feels like your hope
has too been ran aground.

Know God will give you,
strength so you can find
His peace and tranquility
for your heart and mind.

When you world is rocked,
as it trembles and shakes
when it feels like your faith
has too put on its brakes.

Know God will help you,
to find the calm you need
so on the faithful path
you’ll be able to proceed.

When your world has you,
rocking and rolling . . .
be sure on God’s strength
you find yourself calling!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 40:29

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

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Your Love Lord ~

Lord Your love brings,
my heart tranquil peace
I can feel Your calm
providing me release.

It warms my soul,
my mind it refreshes
all of my concerns
it patiently addresses.

Lord, Your love constantly,
comforts and consoles
my fears and doubts
it curtails and controls.

It generates in me,
a humble restfulness
every time I think  . . .
of Your lowly gentleness.

Lord, Your love brings,
my heart to a swell . . .
just knowing inside of it
is where You dwell!

~~~~~~

1 John 4:16

And we have known and believed
the love that God hath to us.
God is love; and he that
dwelleth in love dwelleth
in God, and God in him.

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Jesus’ Healing Touch ~

Jesus’ healing touch,
is just a brush away . . .
when you go to Him
on your knees and pray.

He will touch your heart,
mend the breaks within
put back all the pieces
till a new life begins.

Jesus’ saving touch,
is close and near . . .
He will rid your soul
of all that you fear.

He’ll touch your mind,
restore your sanity
replace your thoughts
with His tranquility.

Jesus’ healing touch
is just a brush away . . .
so give Him your pain
straightaway today!

~~~~~~

1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,

that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:

by whose stripes ye were healed.”

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The Bluster of Fluster ~

Some times my joy,
I need to muster . . .
whenever I’m feeling
the bluster of fluster.

For, I can get so caught up,
in the world’s fallen state
that my eternal happiness
from me it starts to shake.

Sometimes my hope,
I need to summon . . .
as I start to feel
downcast and sullen.

For, I can see the darkness,
overshadowing the Light
that my eternal peace
is hard to keep in sight.

Sometimes my faith,
I need to boost and buoy . . .
and so my thoughts, Lord
I just turn over to You!

~~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things
are true, whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever things
are lovely, whatsoever things are of
good report; if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

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On The Edge of Despair ~

 

I have been on the edge,
of complete, utter despair
I’ve looked over the ledge
not knowing what was there.

I’ve felt the bitter cold,
wrap me in it’s fearful grip
but, God had on me a hold
making sure I wouldn’t slip.

I have been to the threshold,
of total desperation
I’ve felt darkness enfold me
with fear and trepidation.

I’ve sensed the loom of doom,
engulf me with pure terror
but, God in the grasp of gloom
quelled my state of horror.

I have been on the edge,
of utter hopelessness
but, as I was on the ledge . . .
Jesus healed my brokenness!

~~~~~~~

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.

Psalm 34:17-19

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

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

Many are the afflictions of the righteous:
but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

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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!

~~~~~~~~

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.

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Prayer Simply Said ~

Sometimes my prayers,
are really pretty simple . . .
for what I have to say
takes a word single.

Help,
is all my spirit can express
for I know God knows
the true depth of my distress.

Sometimes my prayers,
run really pretty deep
for what is on my heart
reduces me to weep.

I pour out to the Lord,
my worry and my care
and not a single word
do I reserve or spare.

Prayer doesn’t have to be,
too simple or too deep
for God hears no matter
how many words we speak!

~~~~~~~

Romans 8:26

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:
for we know not what we should pray for as
we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession
for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Psalm 34:17

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth,
and delivereth them out of all their troubles.

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From Brokenness to Wholeness ~

In the broken places,
is where Jesus meets us
so we may find the strength
in Him to fully trust.

He is able to see through,
the cracks and holes
for He can look into
the depth of our souls.

In the broken spaces,
of our shattered hearts
Jesus understands
why we’re falling apart.

He knows the anguish,
of our desperation
He gets the despair
in our supplication.

In the broken places,
filled with hopelessness
it’s when Jesus brings us
healing and wholeness!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Through Life’s Trials ~

Through life’s many trials,
there can be no denials
for those who in God trust
well knowing He is just.

Victory we can claim,
when we call upon His name
though tested are we still
we yet seek to know His will.

Through life’s tribulations,
come various temptations
for those with a Savior
redeemed by grace and favor.

Victorious we can be,
for God helps us to see
the evil in the darkness
so to flee its wickedness.

Through life’s many upsets,
there can be no regrets . . .
for those who Jesus believe
satan cannot deceive!

~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Afternoon Ponderings~10.05.19


Lessons On The Sea ~

On the sea of doubt,
I have learned to be
fearless as the waves
come crashing over me.

For, I know to be strong,
even when I’m frightened
my grip on Jesus . . .
must remain tightened.

On the sea of worry,
I have learned to be
not so overwhelmed
by what I cannot see.

For, I know to be brave,
even when I’m terrified
my eyes on Jesus . . .
musn’t be cast aside.

The lessons on the sea,
of worry and doubt . . .
have taught how to shut
fear and apprehension out!

~~~~~~~~

Deuteronomy 31:6

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

Psalm 107:29

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

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God Knows My Tomorrow ~

God knows my tomorrow,
He’s planned it out for me
He knows what will happen
before daylight I even see.

I know I can trust Him,
to meet me along the way
tis why I have no fear
when I greet another day.

God knows beforehand,
the challenges I will face
I know He will give me
sufficient amounts of grace.

I believe He will lead me,
on the road He has chosen
I trust He has a purpose
for the path He’s woven.

God knows my tomorrow,
so I will seek Him first thing
for I know not what . . .
He’s considering to bring!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:33-34

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God,
and his righteousness; and all these
things shall be added unto you.

Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.

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White-Knuckled Faith ~

White-knuckled faith,
holds on tightly to fear
has a hard time . . .
getting trust into gear.

It becomes panicky,
when danger is met
rather having peace
it knows only how to fret.

White-knuckled faith,
struggles often with hope
has a hard time . . .
knowing just how to cope.

It’s filled with the dread,
that scares and terrifies
over every concern
it panics and agonizes.

White-knuckled faith,
can be only cured
if into fear’s snare. . .
it stops being lured!

~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in
the Lord shall be safe.

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Pieces of Graces ~

Each morning as I awake,
Jesus is waiting for me . . .
I sense His very presence
though His person I can’t see.

An endless supply of mercy,
greets me upon the break of day
as pieces of His grace descends
for me to reap along my way.

Each day there is an assurance,
my burden’s He will bear
for I know Jesus is here with me
though I don’t see Him there.

His peace is all surrounding,
it engulfs my heart and soul
all of my worries and fears
He comforts and consoles.

Each morning when I awake,
I feel a sense of conforming
though Jesus I cannot see . . .
His love for me is confirming!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 143:8

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness
in the morning; for in thee do I trust:
cause me to know the way wherein I
should walk; for I lift up my soul
unto thee.

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Faith Swells ~

Faith rises,
on top the waves
for our Savior
we know will save.

Then when life,
comes crashing down
in troubles waters
we will not drown.

Faith swells,
in the surges
where hope in God
onward urges.

Then when challenges,
are all surrounding
our confidence
will keep abounding.

Faith rises,
above the swirling  swells
it comes from where . . .
the Holy Spirit dwells!

~~~~~~~~

Matthew 14:30-31

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

And immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand, and caught him, and said
unto him, O thou of little faith,
wherefore didst thou doubt?

Psalm 107:29

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

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God Does the Unfeasible ~

God does the impossible,
when He desires, when He wants to
He can do the unfeasible
in the lives of me and you.

He can change the stoniest heart,
turn it into one of flesh
reshape it until with His own
the two of them begin to mesh.

God does the unthinkable,
when He needs, when He deems
He can do the improbable
with His mercy that redeems.

He can take the most blinded,
and give them eyes to believe
the love and grace of His Son
so salvation they’ll receive.

God does the impossible,
when He opts, when He decides
He can do the unachievable
in those who in Him abide!

~~~~~~~

Luke 1:37

For with God
nothing shall be
impossible.

Jeremiah 32:17

Ah Lord God! behold,
thou hast made the heaven
and the earth by thy great
power and stretched out arm,
and there is nothing too
hard for thee:

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In Jesus’ Name ~

There is no prayer too big,
none that are too small
for God through Jesus
promises to hear them all.

We can bring to God,
our every daily care
we can go right to Him
with whatever is our prayer.

There is no request too great,
none that are too minimal
for our supplications to God
Jesus made for us possible.

We can go to God,
no matter the time of day
He is always ready
to hear the prayers we say.

There is no prayer too big,
none that are too small
for God hears every one
when on Jesus name we call!

~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God,
and one mediator between
God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;

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I Have God’s Power ~

I have God’s power,
it’s right inside of me
it blesses me with faith
for things I can’t see.

It dissipates the doubt,
evaporates the fear
it allows me to believe
my God is always near.

I have God’s power,
He gave it to me the day
when to His Son . . .
I gave my heart away.

It lifted the darkness,
revealing His True Light
giving me the ability
to trust in His holy might.

I have God’s power,
to believe without seeing
it fills me with such hope
tis why it’s so freeing!

~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:19

And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to
us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power

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Waiting and Biding ~

Waiting,
is just plain no fun
biding . . .
isn’t easily done.

But, God tells us,
to be still and quiet
to make daily prayer
a part of our diet.

Waiting . . .
can take so long
patience . . .
takes being strong.

But, when we follow,
Jesus’ teachings . . .
God will answer
all of our pleadings.

Waiting . . . .
is a faith trusting thing
bidding . . .
is to on Jesus cling!

~~~~~

Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good unto them
that wait for him, to the
soul that seeketh him.

John 15:7

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

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