Category Archives: CHRISTian Poems

When God Sends Trials ~

When God sends us,
trials along our way
on our knees we need
to get down and pray.

For we will need,
a lot of His strength
so to keep our fear
at arm’s length.

When God delivers,
what to us is a blow
to the throne of grace
we need to at once go.

For we need not panic,
or think that it’s odd
for these flaming testings
to come from God.

When God sends us,
trials fiery and blazing
just think about the joy
for you that is awaiting!

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1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, think it not strange
concerning the fiery trial
which is to try you, as though
some strange thing happened
unto you:

But rejoice, inasmuch
as ye are partakers of
Christ’s sufferings;
that, when his glory
shall be revealed,
ye may be glad also
with exceeding joy.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Oh, My Unrepentant Friend ~

Oh my unrepentant friend,
don’t think you are good
for not one person . . .
does as they should.

That hate that you have,
embedded in your heart
will keep you and God
distant and far apart.

Oh, my tolerant friend,
don’t you be deceived
for everyone by sin
is sick and diseased.

By your liberal thinking,
you are being lead astray
the road you’re now on
is not the narrow way.

Oh, my progressive friends,
for you it’s not too late . . .
to turn back to the truth
leading to the straight gate!

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Matthew 7:13-14

Enter ye in at the strait gate:
for wide is the gate, and broad
is the way, that leadeth to
destruction, and many there
be which go in thereat:

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 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Gift Of Hope ~

God’s gift of hope,
is heaven sent . . .
for He sees how often
we’re tired and spent.

So He sends to us,
hope each day anew
so our faith in Him
we can daily renew.

God’s gift of hope,
is ours to hold onto
the closer to Jesus . . .
we press into.

For He knew we’d need,
His love and grace
so He gave us hope
to finish the race.

Hope is God’s gift,
to all of us . . .
when we place in Jesus
our faith and trust!

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1 Corinthians 15:19

If in this life only we
have hope in Christ,
we are of all men
most miserable.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Anchor Of Our Soul ~

An Anchor to the soul,
the hope of our certainty
Jesus became the way
to everlasting eternity.

Sure and steadfast,
in the truth grounded
our salvation in Him
is securely founded.

The veil has been lifted,
through Christ we enter in
in His righteousness
no longer bound to sin.

To His Father in heaven,
He gave us the boldness
to approach His throne
in the cloak of newness.

The Anchor of our soul,
Jesus is our security . . .
for He paid sin’s penalty
giving us all impunity!

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Hebrews 6:19

Which hope we have
as an anchor of the soul,
both sure and stedfast,
and which entereth into
that within the veil;

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Lord, May I Too ~

Lord, give me a faith,
just the same as Yours . . .
so I may too cross the sea
and meet You where You are.

Give me an attitude,
absent of any doubt
so I may too trust You
from my boat to come out.

Lord, give me a faith,
steadfast and true
so I may too be brave
to cross over to You.

Give me a nature,
bold and unafraid
so I may too embrace
how not to be dismayed.

Lord, give me a faith
just like You profess . . .
so I may too my fears
in Your name suppress!

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Matthew 14:25-29

And in the fourth watch
of the night Jesus went
unto them, walking on the sea.

And when the disciples saw
him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying,
It is a spirit; and they cried
out for fear.

But straightway Jesus
spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer;
it is I; be not afraid.

And Peter answered
him and said, Lord,
if it be thou, bid me
come unto thee on the water.

And he said, Come.
And when Peter was
come down out of the ship,
he walked on the water,
to go to Jesus.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Here’s My Heart Lord ~

Here’s my heart Lord,
it’s covered in red . . .
reflecting the blood
for me You shed.

It once was a heart,
cold like a stone
but now it is one
that has been atoned.

Here’s my heart Lord,
it now belongs to You
I surrender it in whole
do what You must do.

It once had a mind,
clearly independent
but now it is one
genuinely repentant.

Here is my heart Lord,
I turn it over to You
so it You can restore
heal and renew!

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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart
also will I give you,
and a new spirit will
I put within you:
and I will take away
the stony heart out
of your flesh, and I will
give you an heart of flesh
.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Captive Thoughts ~

Capture my thoughts Lord,
gird me in Thy truth
let me follow Thy Word
as in the days of my youth.

With childlike faith,
take custody of my mind
keep me close to Thee
so Thy ways I can find.

Control and restrain me,
release not me from Thy hold
may my heart for Thee
turn not luke-warm or cold.

Let me not be disillusioned,
by the wisdom of man
seize upon my belief
show me Thy perfect plan.

Capture my thoughts Lord,
in my mind be in  control
I give to Thee my life . . .
let not man conquer my soul!

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2 Corinthians 10:5

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that exalteth itself
against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the obedience of Christ;”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


I am Thankful ~

Today I am thankful,
for my daily bread
for the Holy Spirit
by whom I am lead.

For the abundance,
of faith and grace
for Jesus’ strength
to stay in the race.

Today I am grateful,
to my Father above
for His tender mercy
His wondrous love.

For His Goodness,
all He provides
for the power
He daily supplies.

Lord, today I’m thankful,
oh, so grateful too . . .
for all You bless me with
for all ~ for me You do!

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Psalm 118:24

This is the day which
the Lord hath made;
we will rejoice and
be glad in it.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

Have A Blessed Thanksgiving


#throwbackpoem

~ A Thankful, Grateful Heart ~

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is appreciative . . .
one that to all Your blessings
is attuned and sensitive.

Let it be a heart,
that sings its daily praise
let it be my heartfelt gratitude
that to You I earnestly raise.

Let me have a heart,
truly thankful for all things
no matter what in my life
You should choose to bring

Let my heart flow with,
the rivers of Your peace
so my appreciation to You
I may continually release.

Lord, give me a thankful heart,
one that is steadily hopeful
let it be the heart of one . . .
who is to You truly grateful!

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1 Chronicles 16:34

” O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good; for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Amazing Light ~

Lord, give me a warm heart,
a spirit that is bright . . .
let me see everything
through Your amazing light.

Let me see morning’s dawn,
even when it’s bleak
let me see Your splendor
whenever You I seek.

Let me be grateful,
for each new day given
let me be thankful
even when storm driven.

Let me see the sunshine,
even when there’s rain
let me see the blue skies
even when I am in pain.

Lord, keep my heart warm,
uphold my spirit bright . . .
so when the night turns dark
I’ll see Your amazing light!

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1 John 1:5

“This then is the message
which we have heard of him,
and declare unto you,
that God is light, and in him
is no darkness at all.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2015 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Misled ~

Don’t be misled,
don’t be duped . . .
with bad company
don’t be grouped.

For they’ll corrupt,
your biblical thinking
and soon to sin . . .
you too will be winking.

Don’t be tricked,
don’t be fooled
by bad friends
don’t be ruled.

For they’ll pervert,
your Christian mind
and soon you will too
by satan be blind.

Don’t be conned,
don’t be confused . . .
by bad company
don’t be amused!

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1 Corinthians 15.33

Be not deceived:
evil communications
corrupt good manners
.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Too Wonderful For Words ~

Too wonderful for words,
too glorious to explain . . .
is what God has in store
for those in Him who remain.

No one has ever seen,
no eyes have been given
a glimpse into paradise
for those who are forgiven.

Too wondrous for the heart,
too marvelous for the mind
the glory God will bring
to those no longer blind.

No ear has ever heard,
no listener has received
the tones of pure delight
from those no more deceived.

Too wonderful for words,
too glorious to understand . . .
the blissful sights and sounds
awaiting those who withstand!

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1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard,
neither have entered
into the heart of man,
the things which God
hath prepared for them
that love him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Joyful and Prayerful ~

Be joyful in hope,
be faithful in prayer
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus your care.

For to be joyful,
when troubles increase
will make your anxiety
decline and decrease.

Be patient in affliction,
be steadfast and firm
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus your concern.

For to be diligent,
when problems arise
will help you to keep
your eyes on the prize.

Be joyful and prayerful,
be so ever patient too
and never forget . . .
how much Jesus loves you!

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Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant
in prayer;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Love Bears ~

Love bears,
all things . . .
love protects
everything.

It trusts God,
without doubt
knows He’ll work
all things out.

Love forgives,
the sin of man
love is God’s
salvation’s plan

It hopes,
in better days
it believes
in God’s ways.

Love perseveres,
in all things
love endures
everything!

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1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Beareth all things,
believeth all things,
hopeth all things,
endureth all things.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Battle With The Devil ~

The battle with the devil,
still today onward rages . . .
for it’s the same one fought
throughout all the ages.

It’s a constant onslaught,
of evil in high places
and the darkness that fills
in all of the vile spaces.

The war with the devil,
is still hostile and dirty
for his army is strong
their ammunition sturdy.

For we’re always under fire,
his attacks will never cease
and he will not give up . . .
til he takes away our peace.

The battle with the devil,
is an ongoing ragging war
so put on your whole armor . . .
and be ready for his roar!

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1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant;
because your adversary
the devil, as a roaring lion,
walketh about, seeking
whom he may devour

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Still Speaks ~

God still speaks,
He is still heard . . .
whenever we read
His living Word.

For it is alive,
actively speaking
for all those who are
purposefully seeking.

God still talks,
He still is advising
His voice is still . . .
clear and recognizing.

For it is piercing,
sharp and unmistakable
it discerns the hearts
of those unshakable.

God still speaks,
we just need to listen
what about Him . . .
in our Bible is written.

His voice is still discernable,
identifiable and recognizable
and one day to Him . . .
we all will be accountable!

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Hebrews 4:12

For the word of God is quick,
and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword,
piercing even to the dividing
asunder of soul and spirit,
and of the joints and marrow,
and is a discerner of the
thoughts and intents of the heart.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Searching For Truth ~

Some people search,
high and low . . .
yet the truth
they never know.

For they look to man,
for ways to cope
instead of to God
for faith and hope.

Some people seek,
all over the place
yet true peace . . .
they never embrace.

For they look to people,
for their happiness
instead of to God
for His goodness.

Some people search,
where ever they will
but only God’s love . . .
can their hearts still!

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Jeremiah 29:13

And ye shall seek me,
and find me, when ye
shall search for me
with all your heart.

John 17:17

Sanctify them through
thy truth: thy word is truth.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Count All Your Blessings ~

Count all your blessings,
every single blessed one . . .
add them all together
be grateful for the sum.

Be thankful for all you have,
convey your gratitude
let your appreciation
reflect in your attitude.

Appreciate your wealth,
no matter how great or small
show your gratefulness
to God who supplies it all.

Let your thankfulness,
reach across the whole land
freely give to others
what God’s put in your hand.

Count all your blessings,
so many have not any. . .
give to them all you can
even if it’s your last penny!

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Mark 12:41-44

And Jesus sat over against
the treasury, and beheld
how the people cast money
into the treasury: and many
that were rich cast in much.

And there came
a certain poor widow,
and she threw in two mites,
which make a farthing.

And he called unto him his
disciples, and saith unto them,
Verily I say unto you,
That this poor widow
hath cast more in, than all
they which have cast into
the treasury:

For all they did cast in of
their abundance; but she
of her want did cast in all
that she had, even all her living.

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Willing Spirits, Weak Flesh ~

Willing spirits,
weak flesh . . .
too many in sin
are still enmeshed.

Willing hearts,
weak frames . . .
too many playing
with hell’s flames.

Willing minds,
weak beings . . .
too many from sin
are not fleeing.

Willing souls,
weak folks . . .
too many thinking
God’s wrath’s a hoax.

Willing spirits,
flesh oh so weak . .
Holy Spirit’s power
they need to seek!

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Matthew 26:41

Watch and pray,
that ye enter not
into temptation:
the spirit indeed is willing,
but the flesh is weak.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Entering Into The Faithful Race ~

 

I’m putting on my sneakers,
entering into the faithful race
so I’m cushioning my soul
with God’s mercy and His grace.

The contest that’s before me,
seems a million-miles long
but I will trust in Jesus . . .
to help me finish strong.

With Him running with me,
I’ll focus in on winning
the confidence He’ll provide
will keep me from sinning.

I’ll have a sense of purpose,
hope will be in my stride
I’ll stay true to the course
knowing He is at my side.

I’ll run with Jesus’ strength,
He’ll provide the assurance . . .
the crown of life will be my prize
for He’ll give me the endurance!

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1 Corinthians 9:24

“Know ye not that they
which run in a race run all,

 but one receiveth the prize?
So run, that ye may obtain.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Numbering Our Days ~

When we learn,
to number our days
we will discover . . .
God’s righteous ways.

For then we will be,
well-advised and wise
how to keep our eyes
on the one real prize.

When we learn,
just how weak we are
we’ll find God’s strength
is never too far.

For then we will see,
without His power
we are nothing but . . .
cowering cowards.

When we learn,
our days our numbered
by our own foolish ways
we’ll not be encumbered!

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Psalm 90:12

So teach us
to number our days,
that we may apply
our hearts unto wisdom.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Restore My Joy Lord ~

Restore my joy Lord,
give back to me . . .
the jubilation I had
when I first meet Thee.

Give me back the hope,
like that in my youth
when no one refuted
or challenged my truth.

Restore my faith Lord,
give back unto me
the spirit of meekness
to follow after Thee.

Give me back the trust,
like when I first believed
before satan advanced
to confuse and deceive.

Restore my joy Lord,
give back to me . . .
the faith and trust
of a spirit set free!

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Psalm 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy
of thy salvation; and uphold
me with thy free spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Eternally Thankful ~

Lord, may my heart be,
eternally thankful . . .
may it always to You
be forever grateful.

May it sing it’s praises,
for all that You do
may it show it’s thanks
for to You it’s always due.

Lord, may my song swell,
with my gratefulness
may it resonate loudly
of Your faithfulness.

May its lyric’s convey,
my complete devotion
may its melody express
my gratitude unbroken.

Lord, may my heart be,
filled with thanksgiving
may my praise to You . . .
always be transmitting!

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Psalm 7:17

I will praise the Lord
according to his righteousness:
and will sing praise to the name
of the Lord most high.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God of Greater Things~

God of greater things,
Holy and Just . . .
send mercies showers
pouring down on us.

Grant our hearts hope,
entrench us with Your light
give to our spirits
the power of Your might.

Father everlasting,
Creator of all things
eternity’s peace
to us Your favor brings.

Establish our minds,
in truth and knowledge
for to Your wisdom
there is no shortage.

God of greater things,
kind and loving
keep us in You . . .
forever trusting!

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Proverbs 2:6

For the Lord giveth wisdom:
out of his mouth cometh
knowledge and understanding
.


Psalm 111:10

The fear of the Lord
is the beginning of wisdom:
a good understanding have
all they that do his
commandments:
his praise endureth for ever.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spirit Of God ~

Spirit of God,
Spirit of our Salvation
brings into our soul
a spiritual revelation.

For He convicts us of,
our need for a Savior
helps us to see our sin
needs His grace and favor.

Spirit of God,
Spirit of Regeneration
brings into our hearts
a moral rejuvenation.

For He indwells in us,
makes all things new
help us to see our lives
from His point of view.

Spirit of God,
Spirit of Sanctification
leads and guides us . . .
through our transformation!

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Titus 3:5

Not by works of righteousness
which we have done, but
according to his mercy he saved us,
by the washing of regeneration,
and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Word Garden ~

There is a place of calm,
for all of us to find . . .
a place to just let go
and find peace of mind.

Mine is in God’s garden,
amongst His Word I do reap
promises of green pastures
the gathering of His sheep.

Strolling along the path,
I bow down to smell a rose
the scent of His undying love
in my heart forever grows.

As I walk the narrow way,
I stop to pick a verse . . .
I’m in awe by His goodness
in His grace I’m immersed.

I stop and sit upon the bench,
under the arbor of my soul
I rest in the knowledge . . .
God is always in control!

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Psalm 119:140

“Thy word is very pure:
therefore thy servant loveth i
t.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Fraught With Worry ~

Often we find our hearts,
are fraught with worry
our thoughts turn into . . .
a nervous, swirling flurry.

We fret and we fuss,
over what we can’t control
until fear becomes . . .
embedded into our soul.

Often we find our minds,
are overwhelmed by dread
our thinking gets clouded . . .
by the anxiety in our head.

We get so caught up in,
our fearful trepidation
until fear’s spiny fingers . . .
takes over our circulation.

Often we find our hearts,
letting worry into our mind
keeping us from God’s peace
to discover or to find!

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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 ~


Life Lessons ~

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There are many lessons,
each day we can learn
when into our Bibles . . .
we daily, willingly turn.

For throughout the pages,
flow all the issues of this life
along with the instructions
on how to overcome our strife.

These teachings aren’t easy,
some of them are tough
but they’ll help us to get by
when the going gets rough.

They will direct and lead us,
onto the righteous way
if we closely follow
the words they have to say.

There are many lessons,
to be learned and taught
for when we are willing . . .
God will shape our thought!

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Isaiah 30:21

And thine ears shall hear
a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand,
and when ye turn to the left.

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If You Will Seek ~

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If to God you draw near,
He will hear your cry
if you confess your sins
your heart He’ll purify.

If you will seek His face,
He will hear your prayer
if you call on His name
your life He will repair.

If you return to God,
you will be restored
if with your whole heart
make Him again your Lord.

If you seek His presence,
His mercy will be found . . .
if your idols you’d remove
to Him you would be bond.

If you were to God,
draw once more near . . .
nothing in this world
would you again hold dear!

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James 4:8

Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners;
and purify your hearts,
ye double minded.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts:
and let him return unto the Lord,
and he will have mercy upon him;
and to our God, for he will
abundantly pardon.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Thanksgiving ~

God, my Thanksgiving,
my Salvation, my Song
thank You for making
my faith in You strong.

For You have shown me,
the Truth and the Way
Your mercy and grace
shine on me each day.

God, my Gratefulness,
my Gladness, my Delight
thank You for showing me
Your eternal Light.

For before You I was,
thankless and merciless
but Your love for me
now brings peace ceaseless.

God, my Thanksgiving,
my praise to you I sing . . .
for all of the blessings
to me You daily bring!

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Psalm 106:1

Praise ye the Lord.
O give thanks unto the Lord;
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Serene Hearts ~

Serene hearts,
quiet and peaceful
have a faith . . .
heartfelt and trustful.

For they are sure,
God is in control
a truth that goes
deep into their soul.

Blissful minds,
happy and joyful
have a trust . . .
calm and restful.

For they know,
Jesus is near
and give to Him
all they fear.

Serene hearts,
minds blissful . . .
are those who are
eternally grateful!

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Psalm 33:21

For our heart shall
rejoice in him,
because we have
trusted in his holy name.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Solid Gold ~

When God sends,
trials our way
on our knees . . .
we need to pray.

For we will need,
a lot of strength
so to keep fear
at arm’s length.

When God delivers,
what to us is a blow
to the throne of grace
we must at once go.

For we will need,
His mighty power
to get us through
the darkest hour.

When faced with trials,
we need to be bold . . .
as God is turns us
into solid gold!

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 17:3

The fining pot is for silver,
and the furnace for gold:
but the Lord trieth the hearts

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I Can and Will Do This ~

I can do this,
I will get through it
for I have the strength
through Christ’s Spirit.

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

I can battle this,
yes, this I can win
for I have Christ
living here within.

I can handle things,
this storm I can face
for I have Jesus . . .
giving me the grace.

I can and I will,
get through this
for I have Christ . . .
how can I miss!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:13

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

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God’s Always the Same ~

Father I am thankful,
You never alter . . .
how You still love me
even when I falter.

For, You’re unchanging,
steadily You remain . . .
yesterday, today, forever
You maintain the same.

Father, I am grateful,
You are never shifting
how You show me mercy
even when I’m drifting.

For You’re steadfast,
faithful, loyal and true
You are trustworthy
through and through.

Father, I’m appreciative,
how on You I can depend
for Your love and mercy
for me will never end!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 102:27

But thou art the same,
and thy years shall
have no end.

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Holding On To The Truth ~

Jesus didn’t say to go in fear,
or to fret throughout our day
He didn’t say to sit and worry
or to follow the anxious way.

He didn’t say to pursue after,
what this world has to offer
He didn’t say to be conformed
or to be a faith scoffer.

He didn’t say He’d leave us,
or that we’d be all alone
He didn’t say He didn’t care
or be left ever on our own.

He didn’t say to be lustful,
or to have eyes like the greedy
He didn’t say we would lack
be deprived, poor, or needy.

But, satan loves to skew,
and turn Jesus’ words around . . .
so we must hold on to the truth
not the lies, he uses to confound!

~~~~~~~~~

John 8:44b

When he speaketh a lie,
he speaketh of his own:
for he is a liar,
and the father of it.”

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Prideful People ~

Prideful people,
are all around . . .
from their pedestal
need to come down.

For their egos,
are over inflated
thoughts of self
are overrated.

Haughty people,
arrogant and cocky
walk on ground
shaky and rocky.

For over their pride,
they will fall
unless they heed
to God’s call.

Disgraceful people,
are those prideful
they need to bow . . .
before God shameful!

~~~~~~~

Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes,
then comes disgrace,
but with the humble
is wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes
before destruction,
and a haughty spirit
before a fall.

Proverbs 29:23

One’s pride will bring him low,
but he who is lowly in spirit
will obtain honor.

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Would, Should & Could “Of’s”

In the life of “would of’s”,
there are many regrets
full of accusations . . .
with negative effects.

But, God doesn’t remember,
our past sinful ways
for behind His back . . .
is where they now stay.

In the life of “should of’s”
there are lots of complaints
full of reminders . . .
of our lack of restraint.

But, Jesus makes it clear,
the old has passed away
all things are made new
once on the narrow way.

In the life of “would of’s”,
there’s a lot of “should of’s”
and to make matters worse
we throw in all the “could of’s”.

But, God forgives us,
of everyone of our “of’s”
be it would, should or could . . .
they’re all redeemed by His love!

~~~~~~~~~~

James 3:2

For in many things we offend all.
If any man offend not in word,
the same is a perfect man, and
able also to bridle the whole body.

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, for peace I had great
bitterness: but thou hast in
love to my soul delivered it
from the pit of corruption:
for thou hast cast all my
sins behind thy back.

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Lord, Help Me With My Armor ~

Lord, help me with my armor,
help me to daily put it on
so to all of satan’s lies . .
I will not be swayed or drawn.

Help me with my breast plate,
so my heart I can defend
so into satan’s wicked ways . . .
I will not fall or descend.

Help me with my boots,
so I can stand firm and strong
so with satan and his army . . .
I can combat them head on.

Help me with my shield,
so my mind I can protect
so that to satan’s disguises . . .
I can easily detect.

Help me with my helmet,
so I may protect my head
so onto satan’s wide path . . .
I will not be enticed or lead.

Lord, help me with my armor,
so that to Your Spirit I may yield
the power of Your Word . . .
when I go out into the battle field!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 6:11-12

Put on the whole armour of God,
that ye may be able to stand
against the wiles of the devil.

For we wrestle not against
flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness
of this world, against spiritual
wickedness in high places.

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God’s Ways Are Better ~

God’s ways are not ours,
for ours ways are skewed
and often God’s direction
we don’t want to include.

We think we understand,
what God wants us to do
but we fail to look at things
from His point of view.

God’s plans are not ours,
for ours are often rash
before consulting Him
out the door we dash.

We believe we can reason,
with our own reasoning
and to God’s instructions
we are not listening.

God’s ways and plans,
are always better . . .
when we follow them
to the letter!

~~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts
are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher
than the earth, so are my ways
higher than your ways, and my
thoughts than your thoughts.

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While The Lord Is Still Near ~

Seek the Lord while He’s still near,
while His mercy can still be found
pray for Him to direct you . . .
while His Spirit is still around.

Give to the Lord your whole heart,
call on Him while you still can
appeal to Him to renew your faith
while He still hears the prayers of man.

Search the Lord while He is nearby,
ask Him to direct you His way
study the Word He has left you
while Light still shines on your day.

Call on the Lord while He’s still close,
ask Him to keep you from temptation
inquire that He shows you His will
while there’s still a way to salvation.

Seek the Lord while He’s still present,
for one day soon He won’t be near . . .
pray that you will heed His calling
while His grace and mercy are still here!

~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 55:6

“Seek ye the Lord
while he may be found, call

ye upon him while
he is near:”

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God, My Trust

God, my Trust,
my Assurance, my Certainty,
You bring into my life
understanding and clarity.

For Your Word is precise,
detailed and clear . . .
how to obtain eternal
joy, bliss and cheer.

God, my Trust,
my Reliance, my Confidence,
in You I have found
a faithful dependence.

For nothing is impossible,
with You all is achievable
through Your mighty power
all things are conceivable.

God, my Trust,
my Salvation, my Sureness
Your mercy for me . . .
is out of Your Goodness!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 13:5

But I have trusted
in thy mercy;
my heart shall rejoice
in thy salvation.

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A Brighter Horizon ~

A brighter horizon,
is just up ahead . . .
one without turmoil
but with peace instead.

One that has views,
heavenly ~ blissful
one that awaits
all who are faithful.

A brighter landscape,
is just around the bend
one where all evil
will come to an end.

One so divine,
abundantly beautiful
one where tranquility
will be bountiful.

A brighter horizon,
a future, hopeful outlook
I envision every time . . .
I read the Good Book!

~~~~~~~~~~

1 Corinthians 2:9

But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart
of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love him.

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~ Be Thou Faithful ~

Be thou faithful,
be ever patient
God is working
for your benefit.

For your times,
are in His hands
so be still and wait
till you know His plans.

Be thou hopeful,
be also trusting
God is working
in you something.

For your life,
is in His hold
so be at peace
as you He molds.

Be thou faithful,
be trustworthy too
while God is doing . . .
something new in you!

~~~~~~~~~~

Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.

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This Is My Truth ~

This is what it’s about,
this is faith, not doubt
this is believing . . .
without really seeing.

This is the one thing,
that hope can bring
knowing that eternity
isn’t some absurdity.

This is what I believe,
this is what I receive
God’s the only true One
and Jesus is His Son.

This is real salvation,
the legit foundation
this is to have trust . . .
only Jesus can save us.

This is my truth,
this is my reality
this is my belief
in totality!

~~~~~~

John 17:3

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

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What’s Wrong With People ~

Lord, what’s wrong with people,
wishing other’s dead . . .
who’s controlling the thoughts
going on in their head?

Why are they so full of hate,
disdain and antipathy
who’s is causing them to have
this bold lack of empathy?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
who have no compassion
who’s hardened their hearts
in this brazen fashion?

Why are they so unsympathetic,
hardhearted and unfeeling
who’s has a hold of their minds
that make them so uncaring?

Lord, what is wrong with people,
with nothing good to say . . . .
who’s keep them from finding
the Life, Truth and Way?

~~~~~~~~~~

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil:
pride, and arrogancy, and the evil
way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God, should
shine unto them.

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God Sees Our Tears ~

God sees our tears,
He watches them drip
He sees through them . . .
how onto hope we grip.

He knows our pain,
He understands the cause
He knows why we beg Him
to give our anguish a pause.

God sees our tears,
He notices each one fall
He sees them tumble . . .
as we weep, sob and bawl.

He knows our grief,
He empathizes with our sorrow
He knows why we pray . . .
for joy to dawn with tomorrow.

God sees our tears,
the tragic and bittersweet
for they gather together . . .
in puddles at His feet!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 39:12

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and give ear unto my cry;
hold not thy peace
at my tears:

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All Lives Count To God~

To God,
all of our lives count . . .
He doesn’t care about
the arguments we mount.

For He knows we are,
all embedded with sin
it doesn’t matter to Him
the color of our skin.

To God,
all lives are relevant
no matter who we are
He holds no prejudice.

For He knows we are,
all created equally . . .
what matters most to Him
is treating others decently.

To God,
all lives are viable
everyone matters . . .
to Him all are valuable!

~~~~~~~

Romans 5:8

But God commendeth
his love toward us,
in that, while we were
yet sinners,
Christ died for us.

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Return ~

Everywhere I look,
everywhere I turn . . .
Lord, I see the need
for so many to return.

Return from wandering,
from going astray
return back to . . .
the Life, Truth and Way.

Everywhere I step,
everywhere I go
Lord, I notice those
just going with the flow.

Flowing with the world,
conforming to its ways
following that wide path
leading from You away.

Lord, everywhere I look,
everything I see . . .
shows me all the hearts
needing to return to Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 24:7

And I will give them an heart
to know me, that I am the Lord:
and they shall be my people,
and I will be their God:
for they shall return unto
me with their whole heart.

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Living By Faith ~

Living by faith,
and not by sight
can give some us
an awful fright.

But Jesus said,
for us not to be afraid
nor by what we can’t see
to ever be dismayed.

Living by faith,
and not what is seen
is sometimes hard
for us to glean.

But Jesus knew,
what we would face
so He gave to us
strength for the race.

Living by faith,
and not what is observed
is the only way to keep . . .
our assurance preserved!

~~~~~~~~

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is the assurance
of things hoped for,
the conviction of things
not seen.

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A Good Work ~

A good work,
in you God has began
to help you get rid
of that old sinful man.

He promised to give,
His Spirit to you
so He could guide
and lead you how to.

A good work,
God will perform
so to His likeness
you can conform.

It will take time,
to reach perfection
until He sees in you
His own reflection.

A good work,
in you God will finish
if you will let Him . . .
go about His business!

~~~~~~

Philippians 1.6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:

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God, My Father ~

God, my Father,
my Lord, my Savior
thank You for Your mercy
forever grace and favor.

For though I was a sinner,
You still loved me . . .
now by faith I believe
in things I cannot see.

God, my King,
my Prince, my Redeemer
Your blood became
my transgression cleaner.

For my sins You forgave,
so that I may receive
eternal salvation
now that in You I believe.

God, my Father,
my Savior, my Christ
I am eternally grateful
for Your sacrifice!

~~~~~~

John 8:29

And he that sent me is with me:
the Father hath not left me alone;
for I do always those things
that please him.

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Don’t Be Discouraged ~

Don’t be discouraged,
though things are depressing
rather into Jesus . . .
keep deeper pressing.

For in the midst of chaos,
of upheaval and unrest
Jesus is the only one . . .
who can bring you rest.

Don’t be dragged down,
by what you are seeing
rather in God trust . . .
with all of your being.

For in the midst of anarchy,
God is still in control . . .
so let this truth your heart
soothe and console.

Don’t be discouraged,
neither be you dismayed . . .
for one day Jesus will return
so be strong and not afraid!

~~~~~~~~~~

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.

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Taking It Easy and Slow ~

Today I am resting,
taking it easy and slow
for tomorrow . . .
may deal me a big blow.

So today I’ll relax,
decompress and unwind
for tomorrow . .
may be to me unkind.

Today I am recuperating,
from the wear and tear
for tomorrow . . .
may arrive like a bear.

So today I’m renewing,
both my heart and mind
for tomorrow . . .
could put me in a bind.

Today I am resting,
taking it slow and steady
so that tomorrow . . .
for anything I’ll be ready!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:34

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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Spiritual Eyes ~

When you are given,
spiritual eyes . . .
you will keep them
on the prize.

For eyes focused,
on what isn’t clear
are eyes that know
Jesus’ return is near.

When you are given,
eyes that believe
true understanding
they will receive.

For eyes devoted,
to the Life and Way
are eyes to the Truth
always willing to stay.

When you have eyes,
spiritually discerning
to the world ways . . .
they’ll not be conforming!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 119:37

Turn away mine eyes
from beholding vanity;
and quicken thou me
in thy way.

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Blessed Beyond Measure ~

I am blessed,
beyond measure
for God’s counsel
I do treasure.

I shun the world,
tolerate not its way
my heart it cannot
persuade or sway.

I keep no company,
with the ungodly
their sinfulness
I do not embody.

I delight in the truth,
I study and read
I trust God for every
single thing I need.

I am blessed,
beyond measurement
for I do not embrace . . .
the world’s temperament!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 1:1-3
Blessed is the man that walks
not in the counsel of the ungodly,
nor stands in the way of sinners…

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God, My Heart ~

God, my Heart,
my Life, my Soul
You have made me
complete and whole.

For You’ve given me,
a heart of flesh . . .
so my spirit with Yours
could interlock and mesh.

God, my Mind,
my Thought, my Conscience
Your Word has shown me
sin and its consequence.

For it’s active and piercing,
discerning and living
trains and equips me
to keep on daily striving.

God, my Heart,
I’m so glad You I found
for my mind is at peace . . .
knowing I’m heaven bound!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.

Romans 8.5-6

For they that are after the flesh
do mind the things of the flesh;
but they that are after the
Spirit the things of the Spirit.

For to be carnally minded is death;
but to be spiritually minded
is life and peace.

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The Evil One~

The evil one,
the world holds . . .
under his power
man’s heart folds.

His evil ways,
they daily obey
his wickedness
they nightly display.

The evil one,
the world’s fools
the human race
is his wicked tools.

He uses men,
to fight his fight
of making good
an evil sight.

The evil one,
the world holds . . .
hearts stony
he easily molds!

~~~~~~~~

1 John 5:19

And we know that we are of God,
and the whole world
lieth in wickedness.

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Till He Comes For Me ~

Till for me He comes,
alone, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here next to me.

I will wait for Him,
without dread or fear
for my Lord and Savior
is always close and near.

Till for me He comes,
afraid, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here inside of me.

He will keep me safe,
as He makes His way
His peace I will claim
right up until that joyful day.

Till for me He comes,
fainthearted, I will not be
for His Spirit is always . . .
power and strength to me!

~~~~~~~~~

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.”

Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Humble Me Lord ~

Humble me Lord,
into submission
help me to make
a heartfelt transition.

Teach me all about,
true obedience
so I may give to You
my full allegiance.

Humble me Lord,
no matter the pain
break me free from
sin’s cursing chain.

Show me how to live,
a life lowly and meek
give me the strength
to turn the other cheek.

Humble me Lord,
until I’m fully submitted
so I may tender to You . . .
a heart that is committed!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 25:8-9

Good and upright is the Lord:
therefore will he teach
sinners in the way.

The meek will he guide in judgment:
and the meek will he teach his way.

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When Bad News Comes ~

When bad news,
I am given
to my knees
I am driven.

I pray to God,
for a heart firm
til the report
runs its term.

Whenever I hear,
things disturbing
I pray to God
to remain trusting.

I pray my faith,
will stay sturdy
so I won’t be
flanked by worry.

When bad news,
I hear and receive . . .
fearful I’m not
for in God I believe!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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