Tag Archives: Faith & Trust

A Clean Heart Created ~

When you ask God,
a clean heart to create
all of the hardness
will no longer dictate.

Instead it will turn,
into a heart of flesh
so that it’ll no longer
with evilness enmesh.

When you ask God,
to create a pure heart
from all sinful things
you’ll willingly depart.

Instead you’ll pursue,
all things that are just
because now it is God
whom you love and trust.

When a new heart,
in you God creates
a renewed spirit . . .
every day awaits!

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Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart,
O God; and renew a right
spirit within me.

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.

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Do It All In Love ~

Whatever you do,
out of love perform it
for love can brighten
someone else’s spirit.

For love set in action,
is an amazing thing
for joy and happiness
to others it will bring.

Whatever you say,
out of love speak it
let your words together
be by love knitted.

For love in motion,
goes a long, long way
for hope and peace
will fill someone’s day.

Whatever you say and do,
by charity be inspired
for this is what Jesus’ . . .
very own heart required!

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Colossians 3:14

A new commandment
I give unto you, That
ye love one another;
as I have loved you,
that ye also love one another.

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Ear’s Attentive ~

My ears are attentive,
I listen until I hear
God’s words of wisdom
come in loud and clear.

My mind is intent,
to learn and to know
how tomorrow I’ll reap
what today I sow.

My heart I incline,
to take it all in
so I may be able
to conquer all sin.

My soul I guard,
I make it aware
of satan’s deceiving
traps and snares.

My ears and my mind,
are on the ready . . .
to keep my heart and soul
faithfully steady!

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Proverbs 2:2

Making your ear attentive
to wisdom and inclining
your heart to understanding;

Matthew 11:15

He who has ears to hear,
let him hear.

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Hold On Fast ~

Hold on fast,
give up never
from your hope
do not sever.

Don’t let anyone,
take from you
the crown that is
to you due.

Hold on fast,
don’t you release
your grip on
eternal peace.

Don’t let anything,
drag you away
from the truth
do not go astray.

Hold on fast,
don’t you let go
Jesus is coming
before you know!

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Revelation 3:11

Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which thou
hast, that no man take
thy crown.

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Choices ~

Life can be challenging,
with lots of highs and lows
all depending on the way
in which we have chose.

For it’s all about our choices,
we daily have to make
that determines if we keep
heading for the narrow gate.

Life can be difficult,
with lots of curves and bends
plenty of different ways
leading us to dead ends.

For it’s not always clear,
which road we need to take
but, until God shows us . . .
we need to step on the brake.

Life can be challenging,
but, it really needn’t be
if we left the choice to God . . .
every good path we would see!

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2 Timothy 3:14

But continue thou in the things
which thou hast learned and
hast been assured of, knowing
of whom thou hast learned them;

Proverbs 2:9

Then shalt thou understand
righteousness, and judgment,
and equity; yea, every good path.

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Lord, Be Good To Me ~

Lord, be good to me,
as I’m waiting for You
be compassionate until
You show me what to do.

Make me strong Lord,
as I’m trusting You
give me courage until
this storm I’m through.

Lord, be gracious to me,
as I’m waiting for You
be merciful to me until
I have a clear view.

Give me patience Lord,
keep me faithful to You
give me discernment until
I know what is true.

Lord, be good to me,
as I wait upon You . . .
give me diligence until
You tell me what to do!

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Psalm 145:8-9

The Lord is gracious,
and full of compassion;
slow to anger,
and of great mercy.

The Lord is good to all:
and his tender mercies
are over all his works.

Psalm 118:1

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

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Give Me Patience Lord ~

Give me patience Lord,
to go the distance
be there for me
when I need assistance.

Help me to be strong,
steady and consistent
so that my trust in You
can be firmly persistent.

Give me endurance Lord,
to go the full length
be there for me . . .
when I need more strength.

Help me to be for You,
a willing able soul
so that my life You can
have complete control.

Give me patience Lord,
and endurance too
be there for me until . . .
the day I’m with You!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope for
that we see not,
then do we with
patience wait for it.

Romans 15:4

For whatsoever things were
written aforetime were written
for our learning, that we through
patience and comfort of the
scriptures might have hope.

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The Springs Of Life ~

The springs of life,
from your heart flow
so that more people
Jesus may know.

A fountain of hope,
an influence to all
to come and receive
salvation’s call.

Rivers of blessings,
for you to share
helping others to give
Jesus their care.

A life giving stream,
overflowing with love
right into Jesus . . .
from His Father above.

The springs of life,
hope’s eternal outpouring
for those who need
healing and restoring!

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Proverbs 4:23

Keep thy heart with all diligence;
for out of it are the issues of life.

John 4:13-14

Jesus answered
and said unto her,
Whosoever drinketh
of this water shall
thirst again:

But whosoever drinketh
of the water that I shall
give him shall never thirst;
but the water that I shall
give him shall be in him a
well of water springing up
into everlasting life.

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God Brings Me Comfort ~

God brings me comfort,
when I am afflicted
He brings me peace
when I feel conflicted.

My soul He soothes,
when I’m knee deep in trouble
my heart He calms . . .
when with cares I struggle.

God brings me comfort,
when down in the valley
His love causes me . . .
to rise up and to rally.

My mind He quiets,
when filled with stress
my thoughts He stills
when with worry I wrest.

God brings me comfort,
on Him I can rely . . .
to give me peace of mind
that only He can supply!

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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.

Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Matthew 11:28-30

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

Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me;
for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

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God’s Plans For You ~

God’s plans for you,
are yours to discover . . .
they’re found in your Bible
from cover to cover.

A future of hope,
for you He has in store
once you open to Him
your seeking heart’s door.

Your life He will guide,
when you seek Him first
He’ll satisfy your needs
your hunger and thirst.

Once to Him you commit,
your steps He will guide
when directions you need
He’ll help you to decide.

God’s plans for you,
are easy to find . . .
but, first you must seek Him
with all your heart and mind!

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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.

Proverbs 16:9

A man’s heart deviseth his way:
but the Lord directeth his steps.

Matthew 6:33

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

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The Works Of Your Hands ~

If to God you commit,
the works of your hands
He will show you
just what are His plans.

If your whole heart,
is in the right place
God will give you
strength for the race.

If God’s kingdom,
you will first seek
His power He’ll give
when you are weak.

If all of your mind,
to God you would give
He will guide you
how for Him to live.

If to God you commit,
your heart and mind . . .
the path of righteous
you will surely find!

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Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works
unto the Lord,
and thy thoughts
shall be established.

Proverbs 16:9

 A man’s heart deviseth
his way: but the Lord
directeth his steps.

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My Soul Waits ~

My soul waits,
in hope I lookout
to God’s Word
I remain devout.

I trust and believe,
if He is to tarry
the banner of hope
I’ll continue to carry.

My soul waits,
it stands ready
my faith in Jesus
remains steady.

I keep my eyes open,
my ears itch to hear
the trump telling me
Jesus is at last here.

My souls waits,
in hope I hold on
for my trust remains . . .
in God and His Son!

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Psalm 130:5-6

I wait for the Lord,
my soul doth wait,
and in his word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord
more than they that watch
for the morning: I say, more
than they that watch for the
morning.

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Be Not Anxious For Anything ~

Be not anxious,
for anything . . .
instead pray about
all and everything.

For worry will get you,
no where at all
but, peace you will get
when on Jesus you call.

Be not troubled,
about whatever
for nothing on this earth
will last forever.

For sufficient is today,
are all the issues
so why let tomorrow
bring to you the blues.

Be not anxious,
instead be prayerful
about everything . .
so not to be careful!

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Philippians 4:6

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

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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A Joyful Heart ~

A joyful heart,
is a good thing . . .
when life’s hardships
begin to burn and sting.

It will lift you up,
when you are down
it’ll help you to mend
heal and rebound.

A joyful heart,
is a good feature
it is one of life’s
adversity teachers.

It will show you how,
to rejoice and sing
when tests and trials
to you life brings.

A joyful heart,
is a cure all . . .
when you let praise
from your lips fall!

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James 1:2-3

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

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

Philippians 4:4

Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.

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To Others Be Forgiving ~

To others be forgiving,
be tenderhearted too
for that is what Jesus
would have us to do.

For He was our example,
as to how we should be
so that His life in ours
others may always see.

To others be humble,
be compassionate too
let them see kindness
exude out of you.

For Jesus was merciful,
patient and kindhearted
and we too need to be
loving and warmhearted.

To others be forgiving,
be kind and loving too
just as Jesus has been
to me and all of you!

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Ephesians 4:32

And be ye kind one to another,
tenderhearted,
forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s
sake hath forgiven you.

Colossians 3:12-13

Put on therefore, as the elect of God,
holy and beloved, bowels of mercies,
kindness, humbleness of mind,
meekness, longsuffering;

Forbearing one another,
and forgiving one another,
if any man have a quarrel
against any:
even as Christ forgave you,
so also do ye.

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The Brave And The Bold ~

To the brave and the bold,
the heroic and the courageous 
I pray each day you will stay
on the road of the righteous.

I pray you will always be,
by the Holy Spirit led
and on the Word of God
your soul is continually fed.

To the daring and fearless,
the valiant and the strong
I pray the Lord will lead you
all of your life long.

I pray you will be protected,
under the shadow of His wings
I pray you will rise above
all that to you life brings.

To the brave and heroic,
the strong and the fearless
I pray you will always know
the power of God’s goodness!

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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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Stiff Necks~

Some people are stubborn,
their necks are stiffened
their lives to God’s ways
have not been conditioned.

Instead their own thoughts,
are so much more important
that to the Word of God
their minds aren’t absorbent.

Some people are stubborn,
their hearts are like stone
their eyes and ears are shut
to Truth other then their own.

Instead their own opinions,
they hold in high esteem
that their souls can’t see
Jesus came so to redeem.

Some people are stubborn,
to godly advise and counsel
tis why so many now . . .
the truth are happy to cancel!

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Jeremiah 17:23

But they obeyed not,
neither inclined their ear,
but made their neck stiff,
that they might not hear,
nor receive instruction.

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Remain Steadfast ~

When under pressure,
steadfast remain . . .
then from temptation
you will abstain.

Then the crown of life,
you will surely win
for you stood the test
over besetting sin.

When you suffer,
rejoice in your hope
and God will give you
the grace to cope.

Then the character,
God wants in you to see
will be the one . . .
you’re not ashamed to be.

When under pressure,
and you need assurance
ask Jesus to give you . . .
the faith of endurance!

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James 1:12

Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to
them that love him.

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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I Rejoice In Hope ~

I rejoice in hope,
patient when need be
I pray and I pray . .
for things I can’t see.

I am still as I wait,
for God to answer me
for I know anxious . . .
is something not to be.

I get renewed,
each new day I live
I can count on God
His strength to give.

I grow not weary,
for I have eagle wings
to mount and rise
above difficult things.

I rejoice in hope,
I am anxious for not
I put my trust in God . . .
so not to be distraught!

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Romans 12:12

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

Romans 8:25

But if we hope for that
we see not, then do we
with patience wait for it.

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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Grow Not Weary ~

Grow not weary,
do not tire out
give not in to . . .
your fear or doubt.

For what God started,
it will be done
a promise He made
to you through His Son.

Grow not fainthearted,
be not frail or weak
give God your burden
and His strength seek.

For what wears on you,
needn’t weigh you down
for the hope Jesus brings
will cause joy to abound.

Grow not weary,
let your heart not be faint
give God all your worries
and Jesus your complaint!

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Matthew 11:28-30

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

Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am
meek and lowly in heart:
and ye shall find rest unto
your souls.

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I Live With Fear ~

I live with fear,
out of respect
for the word of God
I do not reject.

I hold the truth,
close to my breast
so in righteousness
my soul can rest.

I live boldly,
wisdom I seek
for the more I know
the less I am weak.

I look to God,
in times trying
knowing my strength
He’ll be supplying.

I live with fear,
it makes me brave
for the word of God . . .
shows me how to behave!

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Proverbs 14:2

 He that walketh in his uprightness
feareth the Lord: but he that is
perverse in his ways despiseth him.

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Afflicted ~

We are afflicted,
troubled and stressed
but, with God’s power
we are still blessed.

We may have to suffer,
for how we believe
but, each day more mercy
from God we receive.

We are persecuted,
stifled and oppressed
but, our faith in God
won’t let us be depressed.

We may have to endure,
hardship and pain
but, we count it all . . .
not for loss but for gain.

We are forlorn,
desperate and helpless
but, never are we . . .
in Jesus hopeless!

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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
.

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God’s Earthen Vessels ~

We are jars of clay,
God’s earthen vessels
filled with His power
at all kinds of levels.

Power to open,
eyes that are blind
power to enlighten
the uninformed mind.

Power to proclaim,
to all the Good News
power to rise above
any opposing views.

Power to know,
when we need to be still
power to go and do
what is God’s perfect will.

God’s earthen vessels,
with His power infused
fragile clay jars . . .
by Him to be used.

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2 Corinthians 4:7

But we have this treasure
in earthen vessels, that the
excellency of the power may
be of God, and not of us.

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The Love Of Jesus ~

The love of Jesus,
compels me to be
more aware of . . .
people who can’t see.

See the Life,
the Truth and the Way
nor hear what Jesus
has to tell and say.

The love of Jesus,
urges me on . . .
so to His compassion
others can be drawn.

Awakened to the hope,
the peace He brings
the strength He gives
to rise above all things.

The love of Jesus,
commands of me . . .
to tell His sheep
why from sin to flee!

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1 Corinthians 9:19

For though I be free from all men,
yet have I made myself servant
unto all, that I might gain the more.

2 Corinthians 5:14

For the love of Christ constraineth
us; because we thus judge, that if
one died for all, then were all dead:

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A New Creation ~

A new creation,
gone is the old
reborn to be
for Jesus bold.

No more worldly,
or a slave to sin
pride no longer
controls within.

A new heart,
gone is the stone
as into His image
we’re being cloned.

No longer the same,
all things are new
gone is the past life
we formerly knew.

A new creation,
old nature gone . . .
once onto the cross
we nail our sins on!

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Ephesians 4:24

And that ye put on the new man,
which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

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Some People Needlessly Worry ~

Some people needlessly worry,
they perspire and fret
for their past sins . . .
they still stew and sweat.

They wonder if they are,
really saved at all
even after they received
salvation’s saving call.

Some people need to have,
assurance every day
that the debt for their sins
Jesus willingly died to pay.

They are not yet convinced,
though they have repented
that for their past sins . . .
they needn’t be tormented.

Some people needlessly worry,
when they should embrace
investing all their faith . . .
into Jesus’ saving grace!

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1 John 5:11-13

And this is the record,
that God hath given to us
eternal life, and this life
is in his Son.

He that hath the Son hath life;
and he that hath not the Son
of God hath not life.

These things have I written unto you
that believe on the name of the
Son of God; that ye may know that
ye have eternal life, and that ye may
believe on the name of the Son of God.

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We Need An Awakening ~

We need an awakening,
from our spiritual sleep
we need a revival . . .
to gather in more sheep.

We need to wake-up,
those dead in sin
so lives for Jesus
we can go and win.

We need an arousing,
of hearts made of stone
so Jesus for their sins
can forgive and atone.

We need a new dawning,
of eyes that are blind
so the Light of Jesus
can heal their mind.

We need an awakening,
a spiritual revival
before Jesus’ . . .
next arrival!

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Revelation 3:11

Behold, I come quickly:
hold that fast which thou hast,
that no man take thy crown.

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A New Year Is Here ~

A new year is here,
a time to sigh . . .
and wish the old one
a fond good bye.

A time to put,
the past behind
for the new one
God has designed.

A New Year has come,
a fresh new start . . .
one to receive
with an open heart.

A time for God,
to reveal to us
why this one to Him
we must trust.

A new year is here,
a time to sing . . .
for all the wisdom
God will bring!

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Psalm 98:1

O sing unto the Lord a new song;
for he hath done marvellous things:
his right hand, and his holy arm,
hath gotten him the victory.

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A Faith That Is Life Saving ~

A faith that is life saving,
is brimming with love
it reflects the image
of its creator above.

It walks in the light,
the darkness it shuns
on the narrow way
the faithful race it runs.

A faith that is true,
does what is right
it knows with the world
it is a daily fight.

It knows what is good,
it lives a life pure
it knows for its sins
Jesus is its only cure.

A faith that is life saving,
is full of love and grace
it will have victory . . .
when it finishes the race!

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2 Corinthians 13:5

Examine yourselves,
whether ye be in the faith;
prove your own selves.
Know ye not your own selves,
how that Jesus Christ is in you,
except ye be reprobates?

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Joyless ~

Sometimes in this life,
we find ourselves joyless
when everything seems
to be utterly hopeless.

We wish just like Job,
we were never born
we like David weep
long into the morn.

Sometimes in this life,
we feel utterly dejected
and our joy in the Lord
cannot be perfected.

But if we were to keep,
our heart and mind
focused on God’s love
joy again we will find.

Sometimes in this life,
we find ourselves joyless . . .
but, if we remain strong
we’ll never be hopeless!

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Job 3:11

Why died I not from the womb?
why did I not give up the ghost
when I came out of the belly?

Psalm 55:6–8

 And I said, Oh that I had wings
like a dove! for then would I
fly away, and be at rest.

Lo, then would I wander far off,
and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

I would hasten my escape from
the windy storm and tempest.

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.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Die To Sin ~

Some people make grace,
look gaudy and cheap
they think to their sin
they can hold on and keep.

They are not willing,
to die to their sin . . .
they still think the race
of the faithful they’ll win.

Some people think grace,
comes to them at no cost
so they continue to sin
not thinking their still lost.

They are not convinced,
of their need to repent
for their transgressions
they don’t really regret.

Some people think grace,
to sin is an open door . . .
but, Jesus made it clear
to go and sin no more!

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Romans 6:1-2

 What shall we say then?
Shall we continue in sin,
that grace may abound?

God forbid. How shall we,
that are dead to sin,
live any longer therein?

John 8:11

She said, No man, Lord.
And Jesus said unto her,
Neither do I condemn thee: go,
and sin no more.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~