Category Archives: God’s Guidance Poems

Heavenly Mandates ~

Heavenly mandates,
we all surely need . . .
tis why God gave to us
His Word to daily read.

For He knew we needed,
His divine instructions
on how to get over
temporal obstructions.

Heavenly policies,
are found in the Good Book
for God left them to us
as salvation’s handbook.

For inside the pages,
is where you will find
inspirations from God
for both heart and mind.

Heavenly directives,
are for our own good
for they tell us how
to live as we should.

They gives us the tools,
we must have to fight
those worldly-minded
opposing His light.

Heavenly mandates,
not those political . . .
for we must not follow
what is non-biblical!

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2 Timothy 3:16

All scripture is given by
inspiration of God,
and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction,
for instruction in righteousness:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Hope Of Jesus ~

I pray for all the eyes,
that still need opening
so on the hope of Jesus
they can start focusing.

For when they open,
up to Him their eyes
they’ll see right through
all of satan’s lies.

I pray for the hearts,
that need enlightening
so they will see the sin
that they’re entertaining.

For when they open up,
the heart of their mind
the grace and love of Jesus
they will be able to find.

I pray for all the eyes,
of every heart and soul
who need Jesus’ healing
so they can be made whole!

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Ephesians 1:18

The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling,
and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


No Wonder We Need ~

Life is full of storms,
valleys plenty deep
no wonder we need . . .
a Good Shepherd’s keep.

With all the uncertainty,
each day we must face
no wonder we need . . .
a sufficient dose of grace.

Our fears can be many,
our worries limitless
no wonder we need . . .
God’s mercy measureless.

With all the challenges,
we daily go through
no wonder we need . . .
God our hearts to renew.

Life is full of storms,
with winds so unexpected
no wonder we need . . .
to run until perfected!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Je
sus

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Stubborn To The Bone ~

We’re all like sheep,
stubborn to the bone
to our waywardness
we are severely prone.

But our Good Shepherd,
finds us when we roam
and with His rod
brings us back home.

We’re all like sheep,
overly obstinate
we all have strayed
no matter the continent.

But our Good Shepherd,
will find each of us
and with His staff
teach us how to trust.

We are all like sheep,
our roaming is unending
but our Good Shepherd
love is unrelenting!

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Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep
have gone astray;
we have turned every one
to his own way;
and the Lord hath laid
on him the iniquity of us all.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Let Jesus Lead ~

Jesus leads me,
when I ask Him too
He shows me what . . .
He would have me do.

He is my guiding hand,
the lifter of my feet
whenever I promise
with Him I will meet.

Jesus directs me,
when I seek Him out
He guides me through
my fear and doubt.

He is my counselor,
I just need to inquire
then let His Word
in my life inspire.

Jesus leads me,
I look for His instruction
as together we walk . . .
the path to perfection!

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Psalm 48:14

For this God is our God
for ever and ever:
he will be our guide
even unto death.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Put God Before You ~

Make God first in your life,
put Him before you . . .
open up your heart to Him
then watch what He can do.

He’ll guide you into valleys,
ripe and lush and green
where you’ll find His peace
to gather, reap and glean.

Put God ahead of you,
let Him guide you each day
open up your mind to Him
then let Him lead the way.

He’ll take you to mountains,
rough and tough and steep
where you’ll find His strength,
to climb, to mount, to leap.

Make God first in your life,
in your soul, mind and heart
put God before you . . .
upon each morning start!

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Matthew 6:33

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

Proverbs 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Shepherd Speaks ~

My Shepherd speaks,
unto my weary heart
so His love into it
He can impart.

He beckons me,
to rest and know
not to worry
but, to just let go.

He says my name,
so I can hear
the words I long
“I’m always here.”

He reassures,
my every doubt
to trust in Him
to work things out.

My Shepherd speaks,
His voice I know . . .
I follow it because
the way He’ll show.

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John 10:27

My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is My Shepherd

Jesus is my Shepherd,
His voice I do hear . . .
I follow It so to Him
I can stay close and near.

I listen for Him to tell me,
where He wants me to go
then with confidence
I let Him the way show.

I take my cues from Him,
not to wander or to stray
for by His side is indeed
the safest place to stay.

I entrust Him with my life,
for He gave His own for me
my faith in Him goes beyond
all I can and cannot see.

Jesus is my Shepherd,
His voice I listen to . . .
right now He is telling me
He wants you, to hear Him too!

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John 10:27

“My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Oh, To Discover God ~

Oh, to discover,
the riches of wisdom
is to have a life
with God in rhythm.

To seek and to find,
the meaning of grace
is to have your soul
His mercy embrace.

Oh, to be a searcher,
of God’s counsel
is to have a heart
quiet and peaceful.

To find the direction,
in which you should go
is to have a mind
ready for Him to show.

Oh, to really discover,
what God is all about . . .
is to trust in Him . . .
without having any doubt!

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Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches
both of the wisdom and
knowledge of God!
how unsearchable are
his judgments, and his
ways past finding out!

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Whisper’s From God ~

The Lord whispers,
ever quietly, ever still
with a wisp of His breath
He lets us know His will.

He nudges our hearts,
with a gentle voice
so that we can make
the righteous choice.

With whisper’s He warns,
of the dangers ahead
softly He appeals . . .
for us not to be misled.

He murmurs into our ears,
with a subtle like urging
for us to take heed
of His loving nudging.

The Lord whispers,
in a voice still and low
pleading gently to us
to let Him ~ the way show!

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1 Kings 19:11-12

And he said, Go forth, and stand
upon the mount before the Lord.
And, behold, the Lord passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent
the mountains, and brake in pieces
the rocks before the Lord; but the
Lord was not in the wind: and after
the wind an earthquake; but the
Lord was not in the earthquake:

And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire:
and after the fire a still small voice.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Never Depleted ~

Though I am weary,
I am never depleted
for my Lord supplies me
with strength when needed.

He always leads me to find,
waters running still
whenever I follow
after knowing His will.

Though I am tired,
I am never exhausted
for, it’s in my Shepherd
all these years I’ve trusted.

He renews my soul daily,
my heart He hourly repairs
whenever I give to Him
the bulk of my earthly cares.

Though I am fatigued,
I am never powerless
for, my Lord keeps me . . .
from being weak and helpless!

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Psalm 23:1-3

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Promises To Help Us ~

God promises to help us,
when fighting battles
He promises to keep us
from getting rattled.

He gives us the strength,
to fight and contend
He gives us the power
our faith to defend.

God promises to keep us,
secure and protected
He promises to help us
stay to Him connected.

He gives us the courage,
never to be afraid
He gives us the trust
not to be dismayed.

God promises His help,
whenever we need it . . .
He promises to uphold us
in both heart and spirit!

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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 ~


Before Me Lord ~

Before me Lord,
is where I will set You
before my plans . . .
Yours I will seek to do.

For I trust You Lord,
I’ll follow where You say
for in Your right hand
is where I want to stay.

Before me Lord,
I trust You will go
so the way to me
You, Yourself can show.

For You are my Rock,
nothing can move me
in Your righteous will
is where I want to be.

Before You Lord,
my praises I will sing
my tongue will rejoice
for the hope You bring!

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Psalm 16.8-9

I have set the Lord always
before me: because he is
at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Life As A Sheep ~

Life as a sheep,
has its ups and downs . . .
laughter and smiles
sadness and frowns.

But, we follow Jesus,
no matter our mood
be it we are jubilant
or sad and subdued.

Life as a sheep,
has its highs and lows . . .
one day it may be sunny
the next one it could snow.

But, we trust Jesus,
wherever He may lead
be it in stormy weather
or warm pastures to feed.

Life as a sheep,
has its hills and dells . . .
but, we eagerly follow Jesus
to wherever it is He dwells!

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John 10:27

My sheep
hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Guides My Feet ~

God guides my feet,
over mountain tops
onto high ground . . .
in faith, they do hop.

He leads my steps,
through jagged spaces
to prove to me . . .
significant is His grace.

He shines His light,
ahead of my steps
my soles He secures . . .
His love they project.

He takes me to places,
never before explored
to show me why it is . . .
I call Him my Lord.

He sets me up high,
gives me a glorious view
so His mercy my soul . . .
He can restore and renew!

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Psalm 18:33

He makes my feet
like the feet of deer,
And sets me on
my high places.

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Deborah Ann Belka


~ Where Old Path’s Lead ~

Lord, lead me to the old paths,
the ones tried and true . . .
so I may follow Your ways
in all I set out to do.

Let me not forget Thy grace,
the election of my inheritance
let me not lose sight of You
due to my prideful arrogance.

Let me not be caught up in,
the gospel of convenience
one that doesn’t include
from sin any abstinence.

Help me to stand and see,
to consider and to compare
the path of Your righteousness
so to false teachers I’ll be aware.

Let me not be deceived,
by the spirit of this age
in the church of the godless
where You have been upstaged.

Lord, may I walk the old paths,
for I know they lead to You . . .
let me not walk on the paths
that the heathen people do!

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Jeremiah 6:16

“Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways,
and see, and ask for the old paths,
where is the good way, and walk therein,
and ye shall find rest for your souls.
But they said, We will not walk therein.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ To GOD be The Glory ~


Let The Truth Guide You ~

Let the truth guide you,
let it lead your way . . .
so on the narrow path
you’ll continue to stay.

For, without the truth,
there are only lies
causing you to take
your eyes off the prize.

Let the truth be your rule,
let it be your banner
so into the straight gate
you’ll be able to enter.

For, without the truth,
satan will try to deceive
making you doubt
everything you believe.

Let the truth guide you,
let it direct you too
listen and follow . .
Jesus’ voice in you!

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John 10:27-28

My sheep hear my voice,
and I know them,
and they follow me:

And I give unto them
eternal life; and they
shall never perish,
neither shall any man
pluck them out of my hand.

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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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka

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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!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Plans Never Mans ~

God’s plans,
never mans . . .
don’t succumb
to their demands.

God’s ways,
mans no how . . .
to their requests
never bow.

God’s desires,
mans resist . . .
to their passions
don’t enlist.

God’s thoughts,
mans no way . . .
don’t ever trust
what they say.

God’s ways,
mans never . . .
from their world
you must sever!

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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.

1 John 2:16-17

For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh,
and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life,
is not of the Father,
but is of the world.

And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will
of God abideth for ever.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Plans ~

Our plans,
are never the best
only God’s plans
bring eternal rest.

For our dreams,
when alone made
will like a flower
wither and fade.

Our wishes,
are never greater
only the desires
of our Creator.

For our hopes,
can’t compare
to God’s design
for our welfare.

Our plans,
we need to scrap
so the ones of God
into we can tap!

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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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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 ~


Bargain With God ~

Some people think,
with God they can bargain
some think to their terms
He will gladly hearken.

But, God will not make,
with us any kind of deal
He only wants us to know . . .
what’s for us is His perfect will.

Some people say to God,
if You do this ~ I’ll do that . . .
some will haggle with Him
and take Him to the mat.

But, we cannot entice,
God to do anything . . .
for He is in control
of absolutely everything.

Some people with God,
think they can bargain
but to our haggling
He will not harken!

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Ephesians 1:11

In whom also we have obtained
an inheritance, being predestinated
according to the purpose of him who
worketh all things after the counsel
of his own will:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Make My Way Straight Lord ~

Make my way straight Lord,
let not my feet stray
from the truth I know
let not my heart sway.

Let my mind not wander,
from the path I’m on
let me to Your ways
be faithfully drawn.

Make my way straight Lord,
let not my faith shift
from Your guidance
let not my trust drift.

Let my hope not waver,
from depending on You
let me heed Your direction
in everything I do.

Make my way straight Lord,
let me on You be dependent
in all of Your ways Lord
let me be obedient!

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Proverbs 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him,
and he shall direct thy paths.

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Divine Design ~

For you God has,
a divine design . . .
if you let your will
with His entwine.

Then for you His plans,
you will begin to find
as you open up to Him
your heart and mind.

For you God has,
a divine life . . .
if you give to Him
your earthly strife.

Then He will guide you,
on the narrow way
as you discover what is
His purpose each day.

For you God has,
a divine outcome . . .
as long as to satin’s lies
you don’t succumb!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Wisdom Lovers ~

Wisdom lovers,
God wants you
His own thoughts
to pursue.

For you will find,
life everlasting
when you strive
for understanding.

Wisdom seekers,
God will show
the wisest way
for you to go.

For He’ll give you,
eyes discreet
when with Him
early you meet.

Wisdom lovers,
God loves you
when you seek
to find Him too!

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Proverbs 8:17

I love them that love me;
and those that seek me
early shall find me.

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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


The Love Of God ~

The love of God,
has gotten me past
valleys too deep . . .
mountains so vast.

He help me over,
my fear and doubt
by my side He stayed
never walked out.

The love of God,
has brought me across
waters so high . . .
without being tossed.

He gave me hope,
my worries He stilled
with His ongoing peace
my heart was filled.

The love of God,
has gotten me through
things I thought . . .
were impossible to do!

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Luke 1:37

For with God
nothing shall
be impossible.

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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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