Tag Archives: Worries and Cares

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.”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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There’s Nothing So Hard ~

 

There is no heart so hard,
that God cannot transform
there is no soul so dark
that mercy cannot reform.

There is nothing so hard,
that God will have us to do
there are no circumstances
that He can’t strengthen you.

There is no trial too hard,
that God can’t help us bear
there is no test so daunting
that grace won’t meet us there.

There is no road too hard,
that God may have for us
there is no path so tough
that we can’t learn to trust.

There’s nothing so hard,
that God cannot do . . .
there is no heart so powerless
when He lives inside of you!

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Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord,
the God of all flesh:
is there any thing
too hard for me?”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Those Still Waters ~

When my spirit,
is weighted down
from the tension
that is all around.

My Good Shepherd,
brings to me
those still waters
where peace flows free.

When my spirit,
feels weary and spent
from all the cares
today I have met.

My Good Shepherd,
leads me to
those calming waters
where peace runs true.

When my spirit,
feels out of control
it’s in those still waters
Jesus calms my soul!

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Psalm 23:2

” He leadeth me beside
the still waters.”

King James Version
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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


Faith Isn’t A Feeling ~

Some days I just plain feel,
my faith it isn’t with it
sometimes I don’t feel
led by the Holy Spirit.

But, then God reminds me,
faith isn’t about how I feel
it’s about trusting Him . . .
so His truths He can reveal.

Some days I feel anxious,
caught up in my fear
some days it’s so hard
to feel God is ever near.

But, then God reminds me,
faith isn’t about how I feel
faith is believing Jesus . . .
my anxieties He will heal.

Some days my heart,
feels so burdened down
sometimes I don’t feel
or sense any hope around.

But, then God reminds me,
faith is not about a feeling
faith is about my future
and all He will be revealing!

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Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Finding Rest ~

The Lord Shepherds me,
to find in Him rest
whenever I feel
physically stressed.

He tells me to lay down,
my troubles at His feet
with promises to comfort
when emotionally beat.

The Lord takes me,
into places of peace
where all of my troubles
seem so far out of reach.

It’s there with Him I lie,
in the quietness provided
praying to still waters . . .
I will be led and guided.

The Lord Shepherds me,
to find spiritual stability
so whenever I’m troubled
I’ll have His tranquility!

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Psalm 23.2

“He maketh me to lie down
in green pastures:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, My Anxious Child ~

One day I asked the Lord,
what is it I should do . . .
how can I possibly give
all my cares to You?

He said to me my child,
it’s easy if you will . . .
believe I am the One
who can your troubles still.

I thought this over,
for a minute or two
but, I still needed Him
to tell me just how to.

So I asked Him again,
Lord, how can I release
the burdens I carry
so I can have Your peace?

He said to me my child,
true rest you will find
if you let Me guard
your heart and your mind.

I knew the Lord was right,
so I began to pray
and when I was done
here’s what He had to say . . .

Be not anxious my child,
but in every thing by prayer
give me your thanksgiving
and I’ll take from you your care!

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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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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Trust That Enables ~

Feeling inadequate,
faith running low
losing the will
to let God, then let go?

Then you need to find,
the Holy Spirit’s fullness
so He can revive
your spiritual dullness.

Feeling ineffective,
trust is harder to find
too many burdens
weighing on your mind?

Then you need Jesus,
your strength to increase
so onto Him your cares
you’ll be able to release.

Feelings of inadequacy,
faith shaky and unstable
then ask God to provide you
with trust that enables!

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Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.”

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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


I Do Not Doubt ~

My God has designs,
He will figure this out
He has a plan for me
in this, I do not doubt.

Though I’m concerned,
He knows just what to do
and so my Father . . .
in faith, I leave this with You.

My God keeps His promises,
He is forever merciful
everything He does
is perfectly, purposeful.

Though I may be worried,
I am not afraid
for I know with God
I’m not to be dismayed.

My God is good,
He’s always fair and just
that is why in Him . . .
I choose to place my trust!

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Psalm 138:8

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Soul Thirsts ~

Lord, in the aridness,
of my heart and soul
I am thirsty for You
to reign and take control.

I long to absorb and drink,
from Your holy Word
to feel the Living Waters
in my mind being stirred.

Lord, in the dryness,
of my daily reality
I thirst for You to bring
a hopeful vitality.

I long to be nourished,
with the Truth and Life
to feel Your stilling peace
eat away my earthly strife.

Lord, my soul thirsts,
for You solely . . .
tis why I seek You
with my heart wholly!

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Psalm 63:1

“O God, thou art my God;
early will I seek thee:
my soul thirsteth for thee,
my flesh longeth for thee
in a dry and thirsty land,
where no water is;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Full of Mercy ~

God is full of mercy,
I know this to be true
and He wants me
to give some to you.

So, I pray He’ll comfort,
you in your suffering
and my pleas for you
to Him I’ll be offering.

God is full of favor,
I know this to be true
and He has given me
compassion just for you.

So, I’ll be asking Him,
to bring your heart peace
and that onto Jesus . . .
your cares you’ll release.

God is full of grace,
I know this to be true
and He wants me to show
how much He loves you.

So, I will be making,
for you intercessions
and pray His mercy
relieves your afflictions!

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2 Corinthians 1:3-4

“Blessed be God, even the Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of mercies,
and the God of all comfort;

Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble,
by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.”

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Like An Eagle ~

Renewed like an eagle,
my strength restored
the closer I sweep in
to Jesus, my Lord.

He gives me courage,
to go the distance
gives me His strength
when I meet resistance.

Just like an eagle,
the clouds I climb above
rising over my troubles
on the strength of His love.

I have the fortitude,
to  look into the eye
of each raging storm
that passes me by.

He renews my faith,
my trust He restores
until the day like an eagle
into heaven I soar!

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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.”

King James Version
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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!

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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


Guarding Your Heart and Mind ~

Whatever has you sleepless,
whatever keeps you awake
whatever makes you feel
your heart’s about to break.

Give it all to Jesus,
in your thankful prayer
and He will lift you from
your grief and despair.

Whatever is your worry,
whatever may be your care
whatever is that burden
that you must daily bear.

Give them all to Jesus,
let Him have everything
then your soul will find
rest that is everlasting.

Whatever has you weary,
whatever causes you stress
whatever makes you feel
hopeless and depress.

Give it all to Jesus,
let Him guard your mind
then your heart He will still
and His peace you will find.

Whatever has you anxious,
take it to Jesus in prayer
then release all your fears
and leave them in His care!

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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.”

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Feeding Our Faith ~

In troubled times,
more trust we need
that is why our faith
we must daily feed.

Then when problems,
are thrown at us
all we have to do
is tap into our trust.

In troubled times,
we need faith strong
for we never know
what may come along.

Then when worries,
start barreling our way
all we have to do
is to trust and pray.

In troubled times,
we need to grow in grace
that’s why we need to feed
our faith on a daily base!

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1 Peter 2:2

“As newborn babes,
desire the sincere milk
of the word, that ye
may grow thereby:

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Masks ~

Some hide behind,
masks of every kind
some wear disguises
if only in their mind.

Some camouflage,
who they truly are
some cover up
life’s many battle scars.

Some keep hidden,
the agony they feel
some their heartache
they want to conceal.

Some pretend to be,
happy when they’re not
some try to obscure
the problems they’ve got.

Some gloss over,
their heart’s insecurities
some try to cloak
their personal disabilities.

But, behind the masks,
from God we can’t hide
for He sees everything
going on, on the inside.

So, take off the disguise,
you are hiding behind
and let God transform . . .
your heart and mind!

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Job 34:21

“For his eyes
are upon the ways of man,
and he seeth all his goings.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God To The Rescue ~

god-to-the-rescue-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Desperate times,
takes trust courageous
they take knowing
God will deliver us.

Hopeless situations,
takes prayers plentiful
they take believing
God’s arm is stretchable.

Dire circumstances,
takes faith fearless
they take convincing
God knows His business.

Dreadful conditions,
takes belief unbelievable
they take awareness
with God all is achievable.

Desperate times,
takes prayer, faith and trust
they take confidence
God will come rescue us!

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Psalm 34:17

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Committing To The Narrow Way ~

commiting-to-the-narrow-way-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Having a hard time,
staying on the narrow way
too many obstacles
to get over each day?

Too many trials,
testings and tribulations
keeping you from striving
to your eternal destination?

Feeling you’ll never get,
through the narrow gate
too many challenges keeping
you from going straight?

Too many worries,
troubles and cares
too many burdens
for you to have to bear?

Well don’t get discourage,
to the narrow way commit
and be happy that you  . . .
were even able to find it!

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Matthew 7:14

“Because strait is the gate,
and narrow is the way,
which leadeth unto life,
and few there be that find it.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Our Shelter ~

god-shelters-us-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

God is our shelter,
in the storms of stress
He brings comfort
to us in our duress.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of sorrow
He gives us the joy
to face the morrow.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of fear
He brings peace
by drawing to us near.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of grief
He gives us strength
brings our hearts relief.

God is our shelter,
in all the storms of life
He brings the calm
in the midst of our strife!

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Psalm 91:2

“I will say of the Lord,
He is my refuge and my
fortress: my God;
in him will I trust.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


At Your Feet ~

at-your-feet-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Lord, some days I get so tired,
I feel as if I’m beat
and so all my weariness
I place right at Your feet.

As soon as I release,
my troubles into Your care
I no longer feel as if . . .
their mine alone to bear.

When my days are hard,
and my nights are long
its You whom I count on
to help me to be strong.

As soon as I turn over,
all of my worries to You
there is not a single thing
I feel we cannot do.

When I look for comfort,
to ease my weary mind
Lord, I know at Your feet
peace and rest I will find!

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Matthew 11:28

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Praying for God Peace ~

praying-for-god-peace-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

Every day to God,
I pray for His peace
I ask that my faith
in Him, to increase.

I pray for renewal,
in spirit and in mind
I ask that His will
will be easy to find.

Every day to God,
I pray for directions
I ask Him to give me
Spirit filled instructions.

I give Him my burden,
my worry and my care
I let Him know they are
too much for me to bear.

Every day to God,
His peace, I pray for
and He never fails . . .
to always give me more!

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Psalm 29:11

“The Lord will give strength
unto his people; the Lord
will bless his people with peace.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Grace To The Humble ~

grace-for-the-humble-christian-poetry-by-deborah-ann

When trials blow,
me to the ground
when my cares
take me down.

Before I rise,
back to my feet
I pray to God
my needs to meet.

When storms blow,
through my door
when my worries
take me to the floor.

Before I get,
to my legs back
I pray to God
for the grace I lack.

For, in my life,
to God I’ve found
to humble myself
when I am down!

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James 4:6

“But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace
unto the humble.”

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