Tag Archives: Faith & Trust

It’s No Wonder ~

Life has many troubles,
worries and cares
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus our burdens to bear.

With all the uncertainty,
each day that we face
it’s no wonder we need . . .
more and more of His grace.

Life is full of problems,
highs and lows and downs
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus to keep our heart’s sound.

With all the constant chaos,
the turmoil and the stress
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus ours souls to bless.

Life is but a vapor,
in the big scheme of things
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus and the peace He brings!

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John 14:1

Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.

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Hello Jesus ~

Hello Jesus I need to talk,
I need an ear to hear
how the root of evil
in today’s world I fear.

I need to know from You,
all is in Your control
I need to have Your peace
resting here in my soul.

Hello Jesus I need to ask,
how in this world I’m to cope
when there are so many
who haven’t a drop of hope.

I need to understand,
just what it will take
to help save those
from their eternal fate.

Hello Jesus I need to talk,
I need You to tell me
why in today’s world
so much evil I now see!

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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.

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Just Jesus And You ~

Just you and Jesus
no more middle man
your prayers to Him
you can give first hand.

No more curtain,
no more woven veil
your appeals to God
you, yourself can wail.

Just you and Jesus,
is all you need
for God to hear
as to Him you plead.

No more rules,
no more laws
you can pray to God
without pause.

Just you and Jesus,
no more legislator
once Jesus became . . .
for us our Mediator!

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I Timothy 2:5

For there is one God,
and one mediator
between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;

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Bless Me Lord ~

Bless me Lord,
as I walk Your way
let not the ungodly path
cause my heart to sway.

Let me not lag behind,
but keep my attention
so I may stand strong
when facing contention.

Keep me mediating on,
the truth day and night
so I may be for You
a bright shinning light.

Let me not stagger,
when temptation I meet
but keep the ground solid
beneath my faithful feet.

Bless me Lord,
as a godly life I pursue
keep me delighted
in my thoughts of You!

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Psalm 1.1-2

Blessed is the man
that walketh not in
the counsel of the ungodly,
nor standeth in the way
of sinners, nor sitteth in
the seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law
of the Lord; and in his law doth
he meditate day and night.

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On The Winning Side ~

I’m on the winning side,
I have nothing to fear
for I have Jesus . . .
who is always here.

To Him I am grateful,
for the hope He instills
how it calms my mind
as my heart it stills.

I’m on the right side,
I have nothing to dread
for I have God . . .
by whom I can be led.

For He is all-knowing,
He never steers me wrong
I stay trusting in Him
to help keep my faith strong.

I’m on the side of victory,
I have nothing to lose . . .
for God’s righteous path
is the road that I choose!

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1 Corinthians 15:57

But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Put Your Trust In God ~

Don’t put your trust in leaders,
politicians or statesmen . . .
for they have their own agenda
and are nothing but salesmen.

Rather put your trust in God,
for He’ll never lie to you
He always tells you the truth
about what He is up to.

Don’t put your faith in leaders,
for they are only but human . . .
and unless they believe in God
they can’t bring about a union.

Rather put you faith in Jesus,
for He’ll never disappoint you
He is the only One who can . . .
to His Father unite us to.

Don’t put you trust and faith,
in those in leadership . . .
rather invest them in Jesus
and be free of censorship!

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Ecclesiastes 12:14

For God shall bring every
work into judgment,
with every secret thing,
whether it be good,
or whether it be evil.

Psalm 118:8-9

It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord
than to put confidence in princes.

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There’s No Guarantee ~

Don’t put off til tomorrow,
what you can do today . . .
for if it does not arrive
you can’t meet God halfway.

You need to go to Him,
while you are still here
and your repentant cries
He will be able to hear.

Don’t put off til tomorrow,
for you have no guarantee
if in this sinful world . . .
you are still going to be.

You need to find God’s mercy,
while you still can
you need to give your life
to the Son of Man.

Don’t put off til tomorrow,
it just may be too late
come to Jesus now . . .
and enter the straight gate!

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Proverbs 27:1

Boast not thyself of to morrow;
for thou knowest not what
a day may bring forth.

Matthew 7:13

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:

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Praying Ceaselessly ~

You need to be praying,
without ever stopping
because your enemy
is always out shopping.

Shopping for more souls,
he can trick and deceive
looking to destroy
how you trust and believe.

You need to hold fast,
for you are at war
and your enemy knows
always where you are.

He see inside your heart,
looks into your mind
to see if there’s doubt
in them for him to find.

You need to be on the alert,
your enemy is always preying
that why you need to be . . .
to Jesus ceaselessly praying!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

1 Peter 5.8

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

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Winning Life’s Crown ~

When you’re discouraged,
feeling down in the dumps
you need to give yourself
in Jesus a joy jump.

For He can bring you out,
of that pit you are in . . .
once you start to focus
on the Goodness of Him.

When you’re disenchanted,
with the world around you
you need to give yourself
a more heavenly view.

For God has a mansion,
filled with numerous rooms
where tears, sorrows and death
no longer lurks or looms.

When you’re feeling sad,
discouraged and down
just think about Jesus . . .
and winning Life’s Crown!

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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.

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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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I’ve Got God’s Strength ~

I’ve got God’s strength,
it makes me strong
I trust it to keep me
sturdy all the day long.

When troubles I meet,
I face them head on
for I have the power
of His begotten Son.

I’ve got God’s might,
it makes me robust
it’s helps me each day
my life to Him entrust.

When worry I face,
I just keep hanging on
for I have the fortitude
of His resurrected Son.

I’ve got God’s strength,
each day it gets stronger . . .
it keeps my eyes on His Son
in case, He tarries longer!

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Ephesians 6:10

Finally, my brethren,
be strong in the Lord,
and in the power
of his might.

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Be Renewed ~

Each day we need to renew,
in God our faith and trust
as so much bad news on us
everyday they seem to thrust.

We need to read and study,
His life giving Word
so we can rise above
the bad tiding we have heard.

Each day we need to refresh,
in us God’s mercy and grace
so we will have the strength
as more concern’s we face.

We need to pray to God,
without ever once ceasing
so we can maintain our hope
as difficulties keep increasing.

Each day we need to renew,
our hearts and minds . . .
so a right spirit in us
God will be able to find!

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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.

Psalm 51:10

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

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Windblown Christians ~

Windblown Christians,
get tossed all about . . .
for they follow whatever
new gospel comes out.

They are not grounded,
in God’s True Word
but are uprooted by ism’s
they erroneously heard.

Windblown Christians,
get swept far away
from the truth they let
other’s lead them astray.

They follow blindly,
those in sheep’s apparel
not caring the wide way
is the one they travel.

Windblown Christians,
are ever-changing . . .
they follow whatever
dogmatic wind is blowing!

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Ephesians 4:14

That we henceforth be
no more children,
tossed to and fro,
and carried about with
every wind of doctrine,
by the sleight of men,
and cunning craftiness,
whereby they lie in
wait to deceive;

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His Life, Not Mine ~

Lost in Jesus,
His life, not mine
His will for me
now to go fine.

Lost in Jesus,
for His own sake
so from the world
I’d make a break.

Lost in His love,
cursed no longer
His grace for me
makes me stronger.

Lost in His hope,
my cross to bear
my life now
rests in His care.

Lost in Jesus,
not my life to live
now that my heart
to Him I give!

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Matthew 10:38-39

And he that taketh
not his cross,
and followeth after me,
is not worthy of me.

He that findeth his life
shall lose it: and he that
loseth his life for
my sake shall find it

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Satin Is Alive and Well ~

Satan is alive,
he is living well
for in many hearts
today he dwells.

You can hear him clearly,
in how people talk
for the Gospel of Christ
they love to mock.

Satan is active,
he is keenly aware
of minds he can catch
in his waiting snare.

You can see him,
in what people do
for this world’s god
they eagerly pursue.

Satin is alive,
right here on this planet
he is living well . . .
causing eternal havoc!

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12 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 the
m.

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What I Really Mean ~

When I say I’m born again,
I mean that God has changed me
from the inside out . . .
in ways you might not see.

When I tell you I’ve repented,
I mean to God I have turned back
from my old sinful ways . . .
that kept me off the narrow track.

When I speak to you of God’s mercy,
I’m saying it’s something I don’t deserve
it’s only out of His abundant goodness
that for me He had some on reserve.

When I talk about my faith in Jesus,
I’m telling you it’s all about His grace
for without the Holy Spirit’s power
I would have no strength for this race.

When I say I am a new creature,
what to you I am really saying
Jesus knew that the old one was . . .
worth Him dying for and saving!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold, all things are become new.

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A Work In Progress ~

I am a work in progress,
you probably are one too
each day Jesus is working
in us something new.

His grace is forming us to be,
His warriors and His saints
He’s shaping us to live a life
with principles and restraints.

He is molding our hearts,
to be sober and clean
so the likeness of Him
in our souls we can glean.

He knows all the lumps,
that need to be reformed
He is shaping us each day
till in Him we’re transformed.

We have unlimited potential,
He’ll never be finished with us
and you and I must believe
His remolding is always just.

I am a work in progress,
you too might be one . . .
every day God is shaping us
into the image of His Son!

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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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It’s One Of Those Days~

It’s one of those days Lord,
You know what I mean
it’s a time when on You
all I can do is lean.

It’s a day like no other,
where I feel so helpless
it’s a time where without You
I’d be totally hopeless.

It’s one of those days Lord,
where I need You to uphold me
it’s a time when I need faith
for that which I can’t see.

It’s a day of uncertainty,
where I’m feeling distraught
it’s a time when I need You
to capture my every thought.

It’s one of those days Lord,
I know You understand . . .
It’s a time where I need
the strength of Your right hand!

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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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Forget The Past ~

There are many things,
we need to forget . . .
lest our soul’s will become
besieged by regret.

We need to wash our sins,
in the blood of grace
we need after former things
no longer pursue or chase.

We need to put the past,
behind us once and for all
we need on our failures
to cease on them to recall.

We need to banish our pride,
into the wilderness
we need to claim in Jesus
His love and forgiveness.

There are many things,
God has forgotten about us
now in His mercy . . .
we need to learn to trust!

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Hebrews 8:12

For I will be merciful
to their unrighteousness,
and their sins and their
iniquities will I remember
no more.

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As An Green Olive Tree ~

Today I stand and watch,
the world erode around me
but I will remain to God
as green as an olive tree.

For, my roots are established,
His mercy their tapped into
for I believe this world . . .
I am just passing through.

Today I stand and witness,
mankind’s falling away
but, my faith is grounded
in the Life, Truth and Way.

For, it is by God’s strength,
I’m able to stand steadfast
I don’t care if in this world
I am considered an outcast.

Today, I stand and witness,
the world decay around me
but, I have become for God . . .
as sturdy as an olive tree!

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Psalm 52:8

But I am like a green olive tree
in the house of God:
I trust in the mercy of God
for ever and ever.

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Despisers Of Truth ~

You can talk until,
you’re blue in the face
but, some don’t want
to hear about grace.

You can tell them about,
God and His mercy and love
but, they still won’t believe
in His kingdom above.

You can speak your mind,
all that you want
but, their transgressions
will not their soul’s haunt.

You can tell them Jesus,
died for their sin
but, their lives they won’t
ever give over to Him.

You can talk until,
your face turns blue . . .
but, for some Jesus we know
will still despise You!

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Acts 13:41

Behold, ye despisers, and wonder,
and perish: for I work a work in
your days, a work which ye shall
in no wise believe, though a
man declare it unto you.

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My Future Home ~

I like interactions,
about my future life
not about this one . . .
full of daily strife.

For up in heaven,
is where I long to be
so that I can at last
Jesus finally see.

I like to converse,
about life eternal
not about this one
full of upheaval.

For I look forward,
to that glorious day
when in the clouds
Jesus takes me away.

I like discussions,
about my future home
for it’s where my mind . . .
often drifts and roams!

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Philippians 3:20

For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look for the
Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

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God Given Peace ~

God gave me peace,
when I had nearly none . . .
He gave it to me
through His beloved Son.

Once I accepted,
Jesus as my Savior
my heart became full
of His grace and favor.

God gave me hope,
when I had mostly nothing . . .
He gave me faith
filled with truthful trusting.

Once I received,
His gift of salvation
I knew right then
I was a new creation.

God gave me peace,
when the old things passed
He gave me hope
with a belief steadfast!

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2 Thessalonians 3:16

Now the Lord of peace himself
give you peace always by all means.
The Lord be with you all.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creature: old things
are passed away; behold,
all things are become new.

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Shut The Door On Fear ~

When bad news,
I hear about
I shut the door
on fear and doubt.

Instead I open up,
my trusting heart
so peace into it
God can impart.

Whenever I hear,
things not so great
on my mind
I don’t let them grate.

Instead I open up,
my Bible to read
how to trust God
for all that I need.

When bad news,
I get a whiff of
I fix my heart on . . .
God’s trusting love!

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Psalm 112:7

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

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The Day of The Lord ~

Scoffers are coming,
they’ll be mocking you
all because you hold
a Biblical worldview.

For you believe,
Jesus is coming again
to finish what God
a long time ago began.

Scoffers are here,
they’re here right now
looking down at you
with a frowned brow.

For you believe,
there’s a judgment day
the old heaven and earth
will both too pass away.

Scoffers are coming,
right now they are here
and the Day of the Lord
they do not even fear!

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2 Peter 3:3-4

Knowing this first,
that there shall come in
the last days scoffers,
walking after their own lusts,

And saying, Where is the promise
of his coming? for since the fathers
fell asleep, all things continue as
they were from the beginning
of the creation.

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In The Gym Of Trust ~

Sometimes my faith,
God has to exercise
to see how I’ll handle
problems as they arise.

So He sends me to the gym,
of trusting Him, to workout
where He has me confront
all my fears and doubt.

He knows I need the grit,
of the power of His might
so He drills it into me . . .
these enemies I must fight.

As I get down on the mat,
His sufficient grace I exert
and from my convictions
I do not turn or divert.

Sometimes my faith,
gets stretched and strained
due to its own weakness . . .
so His strength I can obtain!

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2 Corinthians 12:9

And he said unto me,
My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect
in weakness.
Most gladly therefore will
I rather glory in my infirmities
that the power of Christ may
rest upon me.

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None But The Hungry ~

None but the hungry soul,
can be satisfied
none but the thirsty ones
will have peace inside.

None but the longing heart,
can be fulfilled
none but the willful ones
will have faith instilled.

None but the seeking mind,
can be transformed
none but the desiring ones
will to God be reformed.

None but the selfless life,
can be made anew
none but the meek ones
will Jesus come to.

None but the hungry soul,
can see the Light
none but the thirsty heart
will stay in the fight!

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Psalm 107:9

For he satisfieth
the longing soul,
and filleth the hungry
soul with goodness.

1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.

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The Mystery Of God’s Love ~

Lord, I cannot illustrate,
the mystery of Your love
for it rises higher
then the moon above.

I cannot measure it,
not the distance or the length
I cannot grasp it
not its power or its strength.

I cannot describe it,
not how near or how far
I cannot spell out it
not even with all the stars.

I cannot calculate it,
not the width or the depth
I cannot fathom it
not its expanse or its breadth.

I cannot imagine it,
beyond what my eyes see
and yet I am amazed
to infinity You love me.

Lord, I cannot illustrate,
this mystery from above
yet I am determined . . .
it is an everlasting love!

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Ephesians 3:17-19

That Christ may dwell in
your hearts by faith; that ye,
being rooted and grounded in love,

May be able to comprehend with
all saints what is the breadth,
and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ,
which passeth knowledge,
that ye might be filled with all
the fulness of God.

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I Shudder To Think ~

I shudder to think,
just where I would be
if I did not have . . .
Jesus’ peace in me.

I bet you I would be,
a big restless mess
if I couldn’t give Him
my every day stress.

I cannot imagine,
just what I would do
if I did not have . . .
Jesus to cling to.

I can tell you right now,
I would just fall apart
if I didn’t let Him be
the guard of my heart.

I shudder at the thought,
I tremble imagining . . .
just where I’d be without Jesus
with all in the world happening!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

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It Is You Lord ~

Lord, it is You who keeps,
my lamp burning . . .
it is for Your guidance
my heart stays yearning.

It is You who gives,
me hope and trust
it is in Your Word
my soul stays trussed.

Lord, it is You who keeps,
my faith steady
it is for Your return
my mind stays ready.

It is Your eternal love,
I keep my eyes on
it is Your Way and Life
to which I am drawn.

Lord, It is You who keeps,
my life full of Light
it is for You I will win
the good and faithful fight!

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Matthew 6:22

The light of the body is the eye:
if therefore thine eye be single,
thy whole body shall be full of light.

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Will Your Faith Remain ~

Will your faith remain,
or will it be shaken
will it be asleep
or in Jesus awaken?

Will your trust stay,
on the vine abiding
or will it be found
on it to be dying?

Will your hope be,
eternal and everlasting
or will it be without
truth and understanding?

Will your belief hold,
or will it be moved
will the Word of God
still need to be proved?

Will your faith remain,
or will it be upended
will it be on Jesus . . .
your salvation is depended?

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Hebrews 12:26-27

Whose voice then shook the earth:
but now he hath promised, saying,
Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven.

And this word, Yet once more, signifieth
the removing of those things that are
shaken, as of things that are made,
that those things which cannot be
shaken may remain.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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