Tag Archives: Forgiveness

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.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sufficient Today ~

Sufficient today,
is the strength I need
adequate it shows me
when the Bible I read.

For God has a supply,
that goes a long way
enough to give everyone
their share for the day.

Timely is today,
is the power I receive
ample is my faith
that I should believe.

That in my weaknesses,
is when I am strong
for Jesus gives me rest
when things go wrong.

Sufficient is today,
the grace I am given
for I am thankful everyday
that I am even forgiven!

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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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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Journey Into Faith ~

The journey into faith,
is not made by sight
but through the lens
of Jesus’ perfect Light.

It’s a simple act of faith,
in His undying grace
as His forgiveness . . .
you begin to embrace.

It begins with a step,
out of the darkness
into a new life . . .
no longer hopeless.

It fills you with joy,
to keep you pursuing
the kind of love . . .
that is daily renewing.

The journey into faith,
by sight isn’t made . . .
but by the Light of Jesus
that will never fade!

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1 Peter 1:8

Whom having not seen, ye love;
in whom, though now ye see him
not, yet believing, ye rejoice with
joy unspeakable and full of glory:

2 Corinthians 5:7

(For we walk by faith, not by sight:)

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My God Is So Big ~

My God is so big . . .
He can conquer anything
He can turn a dry river
into a life-giving stream.

My God is so big . . .
He can carry my heavy load
He can lift from me my burdens
send them packing down the road.

My God is so big . . .
He can turn water into wine
He can bring back a lost soul
who’s fallen from His vine.

My God is so big . . .
He can do the utmost impossible
He can move the largest mountain
for nothing to Him is insolvable.

My God is so big . . .
He can part the Red Sea
He can heal the lame and sick
make blind eyes able to see.

My God is so big . . .
He can take my every fear
He can remove all my worries
for my God makes all things clear.

My God is so big . . .
how big is that one of yours?
mine will forgive your sin
when you open to Jesus the door!

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Revelation 3:20

“Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock:
if any man hear my voice,
and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~03.14.22~


Sticky Note From God ~02.28.22~

Matthew 6:15


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.28.22~

Matthew 18:21-22


Good Morning Quote ~02.28.22~


It’s All About God’s Grace ~

It’s all about God’s grace,
not about what you do
it’s all about Jesus . . .
and what He did for you.

For grace is forgiving,
it frees you from your sin
it’s not something earned
or anything you can win.

It’s all about God’s grace,
His mercy and favor . . .
it’s all about having faith
in Christ, Jesus your Savior.

For grace is liberating,
there is no cost to you
Jesus paid the full price
there’s nothing left to do.

It’s all about God’s grace,
the confession of sin
it’s all about repentance
to be cleansed from within.

For grace will set you free,
from under satan’s claws
all you need is faith . . . .
for grace erased the laws.

It’s all about grace,
liberating and freeing
it is a gift from God . . .
well worth your receiving!

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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

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If We Are Called ~

If we are called,
to like Jesus walk
then why doesn’t it . . .
reflect in our daily talk?

If God’s Spirit,
dwells within us
then why don’t we . . .
His guidance trust?

If Christ is our example,
on how we’re to live
then why aren’t we . . .
more willing to forgive?

If we like Jesus,
are to resemble
then why aren’t we . . .
more meek and gentle?

If we are called,
in Jesus to abide
there would be fruit . . .
growing daily inside!

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John 15:4

Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide
in the vine; no more can ye,
except ye abide in me.

Romans 8:9

But ye are not in the flesh,
but in the Spirit, if so be that
the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the
Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

King James Version
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Copyright 2022
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Thankful Everyday ~

We don’t need a special day,
to show how we’re thankful
for every day to God . . .
we need to be grateful.

We can come together,
any time of the year
and share the real cause
for our heart’s good cheer.

We can give our thanks,
no matter the season
a special holiday
needn’t be the only reason.

We can enter into,
the gates of thanksgiving
anytime, anywhere
without a single misgiving.

For, God doesn’t care,
when or how we show . . .
our thankfulness to Him
He just wants to know!

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Psalm 100:4

“Enter into his gates
with thanksgiving,
and into his courts
with praise:
be thankful unto him,
and bless his name.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If I Were More Like My Master ~

If I were more like my Master . . .
I’d walk miles in the sand
just to lend someone
a helping, loving hand.

I’d be compassionate and kind,
gracious and merciful too
I’d give godly instructions
and show them what to do.

I’d calm down the waves,
walk on the turbulent sea
I’d encourage others to have
the faith to follow after me.

I’d see the lost and unsaved,
all the hungry people to feed
I would let them all know . . .
salvation was what they need.

I’d travel to every city,
spread the Good News around
I’d speak of Jesus’ forgiveness
how new life can be found.

If I were more like my Master . . .
I’d have a spirit of servitude
humility and meekness
would be my constant attitude!

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1 John 2:6

“He that saith he abideth in him
ought himself also so to walk,
even as he walked.”

King James Version
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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Wilderness of My Soul ~

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are valleys deep and low . . .
and sometimes I wander in them
not sure the direction I should go.

In my doubt I meet with despair,
and my thoughts turn to giving up
for in my desperation . . .
I don’t see Your grace in my cup.

Lord, in the wilderness of my soul,
there are mountains high and wide
and sometimes all I want to do
is just to run away and hide.

In my fear I meet with dread,
with each obstacle I come to
but, I know I must get past them
if I want to get closer to You.

Lord, there’s a wilderness in my soul,
a vast land of empty spaces
long roads for me to travel on
with plenty of rough places.

But, I know I’m on the path,
leading me straight to You . . . .
and with Your strength and help
I know I’ll make it through!

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Luke 3:4

“The voice of one crying
in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,
make his paths straight.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


For God So Loved ~

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to save and heal
the heart and soul of everyone.

It doesn’t matter your race,
or the color of your skin . . .
Jesus wants to forgive you
and cleanse you from your sin.

It doesn’t matter if you’re rich,
or if you’re poor and meek
you are still bankrupt . . .
if His grace you do not seek.

It doesn’t matter who you are,
all are equal in His eyes . . .
so He came to show the Way
to see through satan’s lies.

For God so loved the world,
He gave to all His only Son . . .
who came to forgive and to give
His life for each and everyone!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~

 


Afternoon Ponderings ~09.07.21~

Luke 6:37


Happy Are Those Who Find ~

Happy are those who find,
understanding and wisdom
delighted are they whose Bible
is their life-support system.

For they know God’s Word,
is the light unto their path
as it will lead them away
from His righteous wrath.

Happy are those who know,
all about the Tree of Life
for they will not ever see
the hell of eternal strife.

For they believe God’s Son,
is their Deliverer and Savior
for they found for their sins
in Him grace, mercy and favor.

Happy are those with wisdom,
forever they’ll be delighted . . .
for they have understanding
that with Jesus they are united!

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Proverbs 3.13

Happy is the man
that findeth wisdom,
and the man that getteth
understanding.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Build A Bridge of Hope ~

Build a bridge of truth and hope,
repair the broken span . . .
restore and renew someone’s life
to the Son of Man.

Build the bridge with mercy,
help them to see God’s will
bring back a wandering soul
to the One who longs to heal.

Build the bridge with grace,
let them see what love is about
show them the way to their Savior
guide them through their doubt.

Build the bridge with glee and joy,
let them see your delight
lead them through the darkness
into His eternal light.

Build a bridge of salvation,
to the Cross that sets them free
tell them why Jesus had to die
for them that day at Calvary!

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John 3:16-17

“For God so loved
the world, that he gave
his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him
should not perish,
but have everlasting life.

For God sent not
his Son into the world

to condemn the world;
but that the world
through him might be saved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


~ Shine His Light ~

In a world full of darkness,
shine His light . . .
in these times of uncertainty
be His light.

In the lives of those lost,
radiate the Light . . .
in the souls that are dying
expose the Light.

In the hearts that are hurting,
exude the Light . . .
in the minds that are unraveling
refract the Light.

In those who are unsure,
transmit the Light . . .
in the one who is wandering
broadcast the Light.

In a world that is perverse,
shine His light . . .
in an earth that is corrupt
be His light!

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Philippians 2:15

”That ye may be blameless
and harmless, the sons of God,
without rebuke, in the midst of a
crooked and perverse nation,
among whom ye shine
as lights in the world;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~04.24.21~

Colossians 3:13


Jesus Came Back ~

Jesus came back,
as He said He would
He said He’d return
and there He stood.

With eyes open wide,
they watched in dismay
for only three days ago
He had gone away.

Jesus appeared again,
as if out of the blue
telling them I promised
I would come back to you.

With mouths agape,
they became afraid
for there Jesus was
resurrected and raised.

Jesus came back once,
He will come once more . . .
just like He assured
He would do before!

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Mark 16:5-7

And entering into the sepulchre,
they saw a young man sitting on
the right side, clothed in a long
white garment; and they were affrighted.

And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted:
Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was
crucified: he is risen; he is not here:
behold the place where they laid him
.

But go your way, tell his disciples
and Peter that he goeth before you
into Galilee: there shall ye see him,
as he said unto you.

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ was once offered
to bear the sins of many;
and unto them that look for him
shall he appear the second time
without sin unto salvation.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~04.02.21~


Forsaken Cries ~

Lord, I can envision,
the compassion in Your eyes
I can hear You calling . . .
out Your forsaken cries.

I can picture the thorns,
wrapped around Your head
I can see my sin
for which You died and bled.

Lord, I can visualize,
the angry crowd yelling
crucify, crucify Him . . .
amidst tempers swelling.

But, I can only fathom,
Your suffering and agony
as Your love for the world
was displayed at Cavalry.

Lord, I cannot describe,
how You felt that day . . .
but, I know to Your Father
You are the only Way!

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Matthew 27:46

And about the ninth hour Jesus
cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?
that is to say, My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me?

John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I See God’s Glory ~

I see God’s wonder,
I see His Light . . .
it does not fade
into the night.

It shines brighter,
than the morning sun
it radiates the Light
of His begotten Son.

I see the distance,
between God and man
I see His love . . .
fill the empty span.

I see the future,
forever it goes on
I see a hereafter
when all evil is gone.

I see God’s glory,
making all things new
and I pray you see it . . .
for yourself too!

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Psalm 72:19

“And blessed be
his glorious name for ever:

and let the whole earth
be filled with his glory;

Amen, and Amen.”

King James Bible
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Beautiful Feet ~

How beautiful are the feet,
traveling across each nation
who share the Good News . . .
about God and His creation.

How faithful are the lives,
journeying into the streets
who bring the love of Jesus
to the sinners that they meet.

How gracious are the ones,
willing to leave their own home
so they can bring back to God
just one sheep on the roam.

How loyal are the steps,
of those going out each day
to share salvation’s story
to all they meet along the way.

How beautiful are the feet,
entering the faithful race . . .
proclaiming the good tidings
of salvation’s gift of grace!

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Isaiah 52:7

“How beautiful
upon the mountains are the feet

of him that bringeth good tidings,
that publisheth peace;
that bringeth good tidings of good,

that publisheth salvation;
that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

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~ To God Be The Glory ~


Sticky Note to God ~10.29.20~

1 John 1:9


While The Lord Is Still Near ~

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

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

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

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

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

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Isaiah 55:6

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

ye upon him while
he is near:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Repentant Tears ~

Repentant tears,
begin to fall . . .
as soon as one
hears the call.

From the Spirit,
of the Holy One
who gave His life
for everyone.

Down somewhere,
in the heart deep
a soul can’t help
but to sob and weep.

For once it encounters,
Jesus’ love and grace
tears flow thankfully
down it’s grateful face.

Repentant tears,
never stop falling
for they always hear
repentance calling!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Truth ~

God, my Truth,
my Reality, my World
my faith in You . .
is tied up and furled.

For to You I’m tethered,
my heart is trussed
there is no other . . .
in whom I can trust.

God, my Foundation,
my Cornerstone, My Rock
my soul is anchored
on hope’s secured dock.

For to You I’m bound,
locked into Your ways
may Your plans for me
I follow all of my days.

God, my Truth,
my Freedom, My Liberation
thank you saving me . . .
form eternal damnation!

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John 8:32

And ye shall know the truth,
and the truth shall make you free.

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

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;

King James Version
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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Assurance ~

God my Assurance,
my Promise, my Future
you are my Confidence
my Mountain Mover.

Create in me a heart,
clean and blue true
so that I may draw
nearer to You.

God, my Guarantee,
my Recourse, my Remedy
Your mercy has given me
pardon and clemency.

Your blood atoning,
has delivered me . . .
from my sins that once
kept me away from Thee.

God, my Assurance,
my Hope, my Blessedness
I’m so thankful You saved me
from my past wickedness!

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Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near
with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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