Tag Archives: Faith & Trust

For My Soul ~

I do not trust,
those in control . . .
I won’t give them
a piece of my soul.

For it is God,
on whom I depend
and my faith in Him
to death I’ll defend.

I do not believe,
in what they say
I won’t be lead . . .
down that wide way.

For I do not fear,
what man can do
for my life oh Lord
I have given You.

To God my soul,
belongs solely . . .
for I’m on the side
of all things holy!

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Psalm 118:6

The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Perfect Peace ~

In perfect peace,
God, you keep me
whenever my mind
is stayed on Thee.

For when it roams,
to places dark
everything appears
so bleak and stark.

Restful peace,
God, in you I find
to put to ease
my worried mind.

For when it wanders,
from You far away
my trust too drifts
aimlessly astray.

In perfect peace,
my mind is kept
when God my heart . . .
by Your calm is swept!

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Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in
perfect peace, whose mind
is stayed on thee: because
he trusteth in thee.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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From Sun Up To Sun Down ~

Father, today in a sunrise,
I saw You set off its glow
I saw You when I watched
the breeze begin to blow.

I witnessed You today,
in someone’s smile
I saw You when I went
for them an extra mile.

Father, today in a sunset,
I saw You as it began to set
I saw You as the stars
spun their showy net.

I noticed You today,
in someone’s sad eyes
I saw You when I calmed
down their fearful cries.

Father, today I saw You,
from sun up to sun down
I saw You as You turned . . .
a smile from a frown!

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Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare
the glory of God;
and the firmament
sheweth his handywork.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Wherefore comfort
yourselves together,
and edify one another,
even as also ye do.
to run a race.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Growing In Grace ~

Growing in grace,
good fruit producing
things of the world
no longer seducing.

Trusting in the Word,
and all of its facts
believing God has . . .
our fronts and our backs.

Depending on Him,
each and every day
willing to be led
along the righteous way.

Having the faith,
to keep moving on
no longer willing
to be satan’s pawn.

Growing in knowledge,
wisdom and grace
takes a faith and trust
all need to embrace!

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2 Peter 3:18

But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ. To him be
glory both now
and for ever. Amen.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Life In The Narrow Lane ~

Life in the narrow lane,
needs to be taken slow
and you must be willing
to go with the flow.

You’ll need to keep up,
with the stressful pace
if you want to finish
the faithful race.

Life in the narrow lane,
leads to the gate
that will determine
your eternal fate.

You’ll need to be aware,
of the bumps in the way
that may cause you
from the truth to stray.

Life in the narrow lane,
was paved before us
by the saints who put . . .
in Jesus all their trust!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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I Groan For The Day ~

I groan for the day
Jesus returns . . .
I moan for the ones
who cannot discern.

I groan for the day,
when they’ll be no tears
I moan for the ones
who God do not fear.

I groan for the day,
of peaceful bliss
I moan for the ones
who eternity will miss.

I groan for the day,
I will be with the saints
I moan for the ones
who in the race did faint.

I groan for the day,
when with Jesus I’ll be
I moan it’s not to late
for blind eyes to see!

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Romans 8:23

And not only they, but ourselves also,
which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit,
the redemption of our body.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Oh, What A Gain ~

Oh, what a gain,
it’s going to be
when my Savior
I finally see.

Though I may lose,
on earth my standing
one day in heaven
I will be landing.

Oh, what a joy,
it’s going to be
when my Father
I’ll at last see.

Though in the world,
I have been hated
God’s love for me
has never abated.

Oh, what a gain,
for me it will be
if living like Christ
means heaven I’ll see!

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Philippians 1:21

For to me
to live is Christ,
and to die is gain.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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In Whom We Trust ~

It’s not about how much,
faith we may possess
but, more about in Whom
our trust we express.

For Jesus is the Life,
the only true Foundation
the One and only Way
to our finding salvation.

It’s not just about our faith,
rather more about His grace
the substance of the hope
our hearts need to embrace.

For Jesus is the Sanctifier,
that makes us redeemable
and only through His death
is salvation achievable.

It’s His grace and our faith,
that makes salvation possible
and no matter who you are
your sins are always washable!

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Psalm 40:4

Blessed is that man that
maketh the Lord his trust,
and respecteth not the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

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Deborah Ann Belka

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A Spiritual Spiral ~

When your life turns into,
a spiritual spiral downward
when all you see is chaos
as you look at yourself inward.

That’s when you need to stop,
whatever you are doing
and after God’s will for you
begin to start pursuing.

When your faith flounders,
don’t let your life fall back
instead turn to Jesus
for the trust that you lack.

For Jesus will be there,
to give His strength to you
and bless you with the power
for everything you must do.

When life begins to spin,
out of your control
God will preserve . . .
the saving of your soul!

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Hebrews 10:39

But we are not of them
who draw back unto perdition;
but of them that believe
to the saving of the soul.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Something Good Is Happening ~

A good work God is doing,
a new work is getting done
now that you have given
your life over to His Son.

He will be conforming you,
into His own image
by helping you to get rid
of your worldly baggage.

A good work God is perfecting,
a new things He’s got going
and He will let you know
where you need to be growing.

For He wants you to know,
what is His will for you
and you will have to give up
some things you use to do.

Something good is happening,
all in God’s perfect timing . . .
for each day your heart
to His, He is aligning!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka

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Breath of Life ~

Breath of Life,
full of grace and Light
a dayspring of hope
in the faithful fight.

The darkness of sin,
no longer obscures
the faith in the hearts
of those who endure.

Mystery of God,
the Lamb that was slain
one day it will be
the world You’ll reign.

On the path to peace,
of joys unthinkable
You are the reason
we’re even redeemable.

Breath of Life,
God’s mystery . . .
came to save us all
from our misery!

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Job 33:4

The spirit of God
hath made me,
and the breath
of the Almighty
hath given me life.

Romans 16:25

Now to him that is of power
to stablish you according to my gospel,
and the preaching of Jesus Christ,
according to the revelation of the
mystery, which was kept secret
since the world began,

Revelation 7:17

For the Lamb which is in the midst
of the throne shall feed them,
and shall lead them unto living
fountains of waters: and God shall
wipe away all tears from their eyes.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Unshakeable Faith ~

I want my faith,
to be unbeatable
I want it to be
a faith unmovable.

I want it to rise,
above all things
I want the strength
only true faith brings.

I want my faith,
to be unshakable
I want it to be
a faith unsinkable.

I want it to grow,
from a mustard seed
I want it to cover
my every need.

I want my faith
to be invincible
I want it to believe
in the invisible!

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1 Corinthians 2:5

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

Hebrews 11:1

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God Knows ~

God knows my name,
my hairs He can number
He knows when I’m awake
or if in bed I slumber.

He knows when I sit,
sees me when I fall
He knows if I stumble
or if I’m standing tall.

He knows my thoughts,
up close and far away
He knows how easily
from Him they can stray.

He knows when I smile,
or when soaked in tears
He knows all my joys
everyone of my fears.

God knows my comings,
and when I go on my way
for He is always from me
never very far away !

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Psalm 139:2

Thou knowest
my downsitting
and mine uprising,
thou understandest
my thought afar off.

Acts 17:27

That they should seek the Lord,
if haply they might feel after him,
and find him, though he be not
far from every one of us:

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Deborah Ann Belka

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When The Lord Is Silent ~

When the Lord is silent,
when He says not a word
I ponder all the truths
over the years I’ve heard . . .

I am always with you,
leave you I will never
the love I have for you
nothing can ever sever.

I am the supplier,
of your every single need
all you must possess
is faith of a mustard seed.

I am your burden bearer,
rest to you I will give
My perfect peace is yours
as long as you should live.

I am your Messiah,
I’ve prepared for you a place
for you a joyous life awaits
when you finish the race.

I am the First and the Last,
you need not be afraid
I’ve sent you an Advocate
so not to be dismayed.

I am coming soon,
in the clouds I’ll meet you
so keep trusting in Me
no matter what you do.

When the Lord is silent,
when He says not a thing . . .
I dwell on the new earth
and heaven He will bring!

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Psalm 109:1

Hold not thy peace,
O God of my praise;

This poem is based on the follow scriptures

Matthew 11:28–30
John 11:25

John 4:26

Matthew 6:33

Matthew 28:20

John 14:1–3

John 15:26

Revelation 1:17–18

Revelations 22:12–13

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Those Who Love Jesus ~

Those who love Jesus,
are on the same path
for they know to turn
away from God’s wrath.

They have a fellowship,
of peace, hope and grace
together life’s challenges
they are willing to face.

Those who love Jesus
know He is in the midst
they understand the devil
they will need to resist.

They have a kinship,
of brotherly love
for they all are related
to their Father above.

Those who love Jesus,
to each other cleave
and just like Him . . .
promise never to leave!

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Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are
gathered together in my name,
there am I in the midst of them.

Proverbs 18:4

The words of a man’s mouth
are as deep waters, and the
wellspring of wisdom as a
flowing brook

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Blessed Are The Pure In Heart ~

Blessed are the souls,
that have been purified
for their hearts have been . . .
changed from the inside.

For they are committed,
to a lifestyle of holiness
and strive to achieve
a lifetime of godliness.

Blessed are the souls,
whose thoughts and desires
are to do everything
that God so requires.

For the lusts of the flesh,
brings them no pleasure
for it is up in heaven . . .
they store their treasure.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for God ~ they shall see
they gladly live a life holy
with delightful joy and glee!

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Matthew 5.8

Blessed are the pure in heart:
for they shall see God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Blessed Are Those Merciful ~

Blessed are the merciful,
those who do believe
it is better to be forgiving
then to injure or aggrieve.

For they know they must be,
kind, gentle and polite
so that for Jesus . . .
they can reflect His light.

Blessed are those merciful,
those who are generous
for their deeds of charity
are done with reverence.

For they know they should be,
compassionate and caring
for the love of God . . .
they are always bearing.

Blessed are those merciful,
those who do believe
for their acts of kindness . . .
mercy from God they’ll receive.

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Matthew 5.7

Blessed are the merciful:
for they shall obtain mercy.

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On The Rock Where Faith Grows ~

In the crevices of my faith,
on the Rock where it grows
the weed of self-sufficiency
sometimes begins to show.

I try to jerk it out,
so I tug and tug and tug
but, its pure stubbornness
won’t even start to budge.

Its roots are so embedded
in all the mire and muck
where my self-reliance
always seems to get stuck.

I try to yank it out,
so I pull and pull and pull
but, its strong resistance
makes me feel like a fool.

For the only way to rid myself,
of this noxious weed . . .
is for me to confess to God
my sin of pride and greed!

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Isaiah 51:1

Hearken to me, ye that follow
after righteousness, ye that seek
the Lord: look unto the rock
whence ye are hewn, and to the
hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Show Someone Some Grace ~

Show someone today,
some grace, regardless . . .
so it can work through
your own heart’s hardness.

Think about Jesus,
and what He did for you
then His love will flow . . .
from right inside of you.

Show them some mercy,
even if it, you don’t feel
so that any bitterness
in your soul it can heal.

Think about your Father,
how daily it He releases
then watch how your own
forgiveness increases.

In others time of need,
show some grace and mercy
even if you don’t think . . .
of it, they are even worthy!

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Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come boldly
unto the throne of grace,
that we may obtain mercy,
and find grace to help in
time of need.

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Troubled Believer ~

Troubled believer,
oh, anxious one . . .
fear and apprehension
has you on the run.

Worried about the past,
unsure of the future
the insecurities of life
you still feed and nurture.

Burdened believer,
oh, fretful one . . .
the impacts of your choices
cannot be undone.

Frustrations about today,
not sure the way to go
from your past decisions
still being tossed to and fro.

Troubled believer,
take your burdens to the cross
then in the pit of regret . . .
you will not get lost!

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Micah 7:19

He will turn again,
he will have compassion
upon us; he will subdue our
iniquities; and thou wilt cast
all their sins into
the depths of the sea.

Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember ye not the former things,
neither consider the things of old.

Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it?
I will even make a way in the
wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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I’m Not Letting Go ~

Lord, I’m not letting go,
until my prayer You hear
I am not going to stop
beseeching in Your ear.

I will stop at nothing,
even if I have to beg
I will not give up . . .
even if on my last leg.

Lord, I’m not letting go,
until I hear from You
I’m going to keep praying
even if my face turns blue.

I will continue pleading,
as long as it takes
I will stay on my knees
even if my back breaks.

Lord, I am not letting go,
unless You bless me . . .
until I get an answer
I will be sticking by Thee!

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Genesis 32:26

And he said, Let me go,
for the day breaketh.
And he said, I will not let
thee go, except thou bless me.

1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Embracing God’s Promises ~

Embracing the promises,
God has for all of us . . .
takes a journey into
a deeper faith and trust.

For we need to believe,
all things He’ll supply
that none of our needs
will He ever deny.

Embracing the provisions,
God has for us each day
takes a heart willing
to beseech and pray.

For we need to petition,
Him for our daily bread
so that our souls
can be constantly fed.

Embracing the promises,
of a God who is faithful . . .
takes a life to Jesus
that’s eternally grateful!

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Philippians 4:19

But my God shall supply all
your need according to his
riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Words Of Truth ~

Words of truth,
we need to use
not the ones
that abuse.

For the tongue,
speaks from the soul
and we must be
of it in control.

Words timely,
seasoned with grace
will help others
their doubts to face.

For the mouth,
can help uplift
those whose faith
has gone adrift.

Words edifying,
we need to speak
not ones to God
that stink and reek!

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Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt communication
proceed out of your mouth,
but that which is good to the use
of edifying, that it may minister
grace unto the hearers.

Colossians 4:6

Let your speech be always
with grace, seasoned with salt,
that ye may know how ye ought
to answer every man.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Jesus My Everything ~

Jesus is my everything,
He is my all in all . . .
there is such a peace
when on His name I call.

He fills me with hope,
gives my life purpose
daily His love for me
rises to the surface.

He is my happiness,
He is always around
in His grace and mercy
I have learned to abound.

He is my Comforter,
my Redeemer and Helper
He is to me a Refuge
in a storm my Shelter.

Jesus is my everything,
my Beginning and End
He is my Lord, my Savior
my forever eternal Friend!

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Ephesians 3:20

Now unto him that is able
to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think,
according to the power that
worketh in us,

Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to make all grace
abound toward you; that ye, always
having all sufficiency in all things,
may abound to every good work:

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Deborah Ann Belka

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S.O.S.

Today I sent to God,
a S.O.S . . .
He replied back to me
My child don’t you stress.

He told me He was working,
on an answer to my prayer
until then I was to relax
and not fall into despair.

I asked Him how long,
He was going to take
He said it would be soon
His decision He would make.

So I took His advice,
and rested in His care
knowing His response
was somewhere out there.

Today I sent to God,
a S.O.S . . .
He signaled back to me
into Him to deeper press!

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Psalm 118:5

“I called upon
the Lord in distress:
the Lord answered me,
and set me in a large place.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Mind Renewal ~

Mind renewal,
a daily benefit
a promise of
the Holy Spirit.

A refreshing,
of love and hope
to help each day
to abide and cope.

Mind renewal,
a minute away
to help us get
through the day.

A proving,
of what is good
to do and act
as Christians should.

Mind renewal,
from the contemptible
to what is . . .
to God acceptable!

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Ephesians 4.23

And be renewed in
the spirit of your mind;

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable, and perfect,
will of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Secret Sin ~

Secret sin,
cannot hide
no matter . . .
how hard tried.

For God sees,
into the heart
where sinfulness
roots and starts.

Hidden sin,
can’t be concealed
for to God . . .
all sin is revealed.

For what we think,
is out of His sight
He still can see
through His light.

Secret, hidden sins,
can’t be suppressed . . .
but God will cleanse them
when they’re confessed!

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Psalm 19:12

Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret faults.

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The Holy City ~

I’m on a personal journey,
got heaven on my mind . . .
and the road to get there
I’m determined to find.

The excursion I’ve been on,
is leading me to the gate
but narrow is its path
and straight must be my gait.

For the way from here to there,
has many lures and snares
and I must be on my toes
so to satan’s traps I’ll be aware.

It is a large open road,
it has room for everyone
but one must be willing
to stay on it for the long run.

I’m on a personal journey,
it has a perfect ending
for in the eternal Holy City . . .
with Jesus I’ll be spending!

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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.

Revelation 21:2

And I John saw the holy city,
new Jerusalem, coming down
from God out of heaven,
prepared as a bride adorned
for her husband.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Make Today The Day ~

Make today the day,
you give to God your heart
make the decision . . .
from the world to depart.

For you do not know,
if tomorrow will even be
or if a new day . . .
you will again ever see.

Make right now the hour,
of your salvation . . .
take the time right now
to escape damnation.

For Jesus wants you to be,
with Him in paradise
by excepting for your sins
His blood sacrifice.

Make today the the day,
you repent and confess
and with His forgiveness
your soul He will bless!

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Psalm 90:12

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

Exodus 32:29

For Moses had said,
Consecrate yourselves today
to the Lord, even every man
upon his son, and upon his brother;
that he may bestow upon you
a blessing this day.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Direction’s Needed ~

When you’re not sure,
of the way to go . . .
when you need someone
the correct way to show.

Open up your ears,
to God’s divine direction
and He will lead you
to the path of perfection.

When you’re not convinced,
which way you should turn . . .
when you need to have
the wisdom to discern.

Open up your Bible,
learn to walk in it ways
and God will lead you
for the rest of your days.

When you need directions,
so you can be Spirit led . . .
open up your ears . . .
to that voice in your head!

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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

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Clouds Of Hopelessness ~

When clouds of hopelessness,
gather above your head . . .
when skies turn thunderous
as darkness they spread.

Look past the gloominess,
the misery and despair
and the hope you’ve found
to the heavens declare.

When shadows of dismay,
start to mess with your head
when shades of their distress
fill your thoughts with dread.

Look past the grimness,
the bleakness and gloom
and keep in mind that hope
in heaven you have a room.

When clouds of hopelessness,
cast shadows of desperation . . .
just keep your hope focused
on your eternal destination!

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Galatians 5:5

For we through the Spirit
wait for the hope of
righteousness by faith

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

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