Tag Archives: God’s Love

Salvation’s Healing Balm ~

He takes the broken strings,
wrapped around our heart
binds them with His love
and offers us a new start.

He knows our inward pain,
He sees our troubled mind
and gives the repented one
a new life in Him to find.

He takes our dishonor,
the sum of our disgrace
and wraps around our souls
the arms of His loving grace.

He offers consolation,
remembers our sins no more
heals us from our carnal wounds
then opens up pardon’s door.

He reconciles us to Him,
fills our stony hearts with clam
He soothes our shamefulness
with salvation’s healing balm!

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Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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God Changes Us ~

God changes us,
from the inside out
dispels the fear
alleviates the doubt.

He gives a new heart,
full of hope and trust
so His very own Spirit
He can put into us.

God changes us,
from the outside in
till we no longer
 desire to commit sin.

He gives us faith,
in grace and grace alone
so we may trust Jesus
our sins will atone.

God changes us,
so He can abide
in the new Spirit ….
we now have inside!

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Ezekiel 11:19

And I will give them one heart,
and I will put a new spirit within you;
and I will take the stony heart
out of their flesh, and will give them
an heart of flesh:

Ephesians 2:8-9

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

Not of works, lest any man
should boast.


King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Be A Gospel Doer ~

Be a Gospel doer,
read your Bible and then act
don’t just be a Gospel hearer
you need to give something back.

You can lend a helping hand,
or give someone your ear
let everyone know you’ll be
a friend who is always near.

Pray for those who ask,
even more for those who don’t
plead for their salvation
because you know they won’t.

Look for the good in others,
most only see their weakness
tell them Jesus loves them
for their own uniqueness.

There’s so much you can do,
to help other people out
all you have to do is ask
why Jesus they even doubt.

If you don’t have the answers,
I know just where to look
for the Life, Truth and Way
are written in the Good Book!

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Matthew 5:16

“Let your light so shine
before men, that they may see
your good works,and glorify your
Father which is in heaven.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


When A Heart Drops ~

When a heart drops,
you can hear it shatter
you can see the break
the fractured matter.

You can hear the crack,
the tear, the rip
you can see it loosing
the hope, the grip.

When a heart drops,
you can see it tumble
you can hear it rupture
as it starts to crumble.

You can see the split,
the chasm, the gap
you can hear the pain
the snap, the gasp.

When a heart drops,
God will catch it . . .
before into pieces
it breaks into bits!

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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
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Gave Me Peace ~

God gave me peace,
the day you died
as into His bottle
my tears I cried.

I knew they’d be safe,
there in His care
for He knew the depth
of my despair.

God showed me grace,
the day you perished
by keeping my hope
in Him nourished.

He knew my heart,
couldn’t handle the break
without His mercy
healing the ache.

God gave me peace
as tears I was sowing
told me His joy . . .
I’d soon be knowing!

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Psalm 126:5

They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

In loving memory of my son Glenn Swindell
11.04.1970 ~ 05.17.2013


Scatter Seeds Of Kindness ~

Scatter seeds of kindness,
as today you make your way
you don’t know just how much
they could make someone’s day.

Spread a wide old-grin,
get someone else to smile
it could make them feel
useful and worthwhile.

Extend a happy greeting,
sing out a bright hello
it may bring a little joy
to someone you don’t know.

Disperse some generosity,
it can go a long, long way
to energize and cheer up
someone sad you meet today.

Scatter seeds of kindness,
let goodwill be what you sow
how they make other’s feel
you may never really know!

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Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love,
joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,

Meekness, temperance:
against such there is no law.


King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life Drama Free ~

We all want to have,
a drama-free life
where love conquers
the everyday strife.

We all need to be,
less angry, more loving
we all need to become
more mercifully giving.

We all want to have,
a life free of drama
where peace surpasses
the everyday trauma.

We all need to be,
less cold and indifferent
we all need to render
grace more consistent.

We all want to have,
a life drama free . . .
and I know it starts
right here with me!

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Galatians 5:15

But if ye bite and devour one another,
take heed that ye be not consumed
one of another.

Ephesians 4:32

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, If I Could Fly Away ~

Oh, if I could fly away,
I’d soar into my Savior’s arms
there I would find my quiet rest
and be safe from all that harms.

I would take off and reside,
under the shadow of His wings
I’d be free from all the strife
living in this world often brings.

Oh, if I could fly away,
like an eagle I’d mount and rise
and climb to where His peace
would calm my fearful cries.

I would go right up to Him,
lay my burdens at His feet
and with Jesus I would find
my everlasting retreat.

Oh, if I could fly away,
if I had wings like a dove
I’d soar right up to heaven
and rest in His eternal love.

I would climb so ever high,
till I found His stillness
I would dive into His calm
and sop up His quietness.

Oh, if I could fly away,
I’d take you along with me . . .
and together we’d find rest
throughout all of eternity!

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Psalm 55:6

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

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised  2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Oh, To Know Your Future ~

Oh, to know your destiny,
is one full of peace
is to know your future
will never end or cease.

To realize the plans,
God for you has declared
is to know your future
Jesus has prepared.

Oh, to know all things,
for good will work out
is to know your future
holds no fear or doubt.

To discover the Way,
is the Truth and the Life
is to know your future
brings no eternal strife.

Oh, to know your destiny,
your future welfare
is to come to know Jesus . . .
will too be with you there!

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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.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Into Jesus ~

Into Jesus,
I’m pressing in
I’m confident
this race I’ll win.

I’m moving on,
going for the goal
I’m letting God
my life control.

Into Jesus,
I’m going farther
I’m growing faith
trusting harder.

I’m pressing on,
marching onward
I’m keeping my eyes
looking forward.

Into Jesus,
I’m going deeper
I’m making Jesus
my soul’s keeper!

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Philippians 3:14

I press toward the mark
for the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Carry Me Lord ~

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
until the day I see Your face . . .
and when I’m down and feeling low
let Your joy in me freely flow.

When I need a hand to hold,
give me Yours so I’ll be bold
and when I need a loving friend
be mine until the very end.

Lord, lift my spirits in Your love,
send Your mercies to me from above
and when I need a shoulder to cry on
let it be Your name that I call upon.

When I’m hurting and I’m in pain,
let Your strength be my restrain
and when it gets too much for me
help me to put my trust in Thee.

Lord, carry me upon Your grace,
so I may soar above all things
and if air You see me losing . . .
keep Your wings for me still moving!

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Psalm 91:4

“He shall cover thee with his feathers,
and under his wings shalt thou trust:
his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


While I Wait and See~

I do a lot of waiting,
while God is contemplating
the answers to my prayers
while going through my cares.

I do a lot of sitting,
while God begins sifting
the replies He has for me
in this seat of wait and see.

I do a lot of hoping,
while God starts His probing
into His correspondence
while pondering my response.

I do a lot of supposing,
while God is composing
what He’d have me to do
while I sit not knowing what to.

I do a lot of imagining,
while God is examining
how long I am willing
to be sitting here chilling!

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Psalm 27:13-14

I had fainted, unless
I had believed to see
the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.

Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


All Things Will Be New ~

All things new,
all things bright
all things perfect
all things right.

All things dark,
no longer to see
all things evil
no longer to flee.

All things good,
all things glorious
all things lovely
all things victorious.

All things wicked,
no longer to battle
all things vile
no longer to shackle.

All things to be made new,
all things will be bright
all things will be bathed
in Jesus’ perfect Light!

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Revelation 21:5

And he that sat upon the throne
said, Behold, I make all things new.
And he said unto me, Write: for
these words are true and faithful.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Work Out Your Own Salvation ~

You can exercise,
every day at the gym
you can lift weights
to keep fit and trim.

But, if you’re not living,
a Godly life . . .
your soul will experience
eternal strife.

You can go to a clubhouse,
in the day or at night
you can keep your physic
noticeable strong and tight.

But, if you’re not working,
out your own salvation
you could be headed
for eternal damnation.

You can run a marathon,
or any other race
you can groom yourself
to take first place.

But, if you’re not training,
each day for Godliness
you just might miss out on . . .
having everlasting bliss!

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1 Timothy 4:8

“For bodily exercise profiteth little:
but godliness is profitable unto all
things, having promise of the life
that now is, and of that which is to come.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Let The Water Flow ~

Let the Water flow,
let it gush, let it spew
so it may bring Lord
more thirsty souls to You.

Let the Spirit burst forth,
let it flare, let it erupt
so it may save Lord
the depraved and corrupt.

Let the Truth spill out,
let it ooze, let it seep
so it may harness Lord
lost and wayward sheep.

Let the Light flood,
let it drench, let it surge
so that in Your grace Lord
sinful hearts can purge.

Let the Living Water flow,
let it gush, let it release
so that in You Lord . . .
all can find eternal peace!

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John 7:37-39

In the last day, that great day
of the feast, Jesus stood and cried,
saying, If any man thirst, let him
come unto me, and drink.

He that believeth on me,
as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow
rivers of living water.

(But this spake he of the Spirit,
which they that believe on him
should receive: for the Holy Ghost
was not yet given; because that
Jesus was not yet glorified.)

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


End Those Painful Memories ~

For some the battle rages,
deep inside their head
where memories of the past
fill them with fear and dread.

They hold on to the picture,
that paints a horrific view
of what people once did . . .
and what they still can do.

Jesus can fix those images,
locked up in your mind
He has a brighter landscape
for you to come and find.

There you’ll have a new life,
one that holds His peace
and those painful old pictures
will fade away and cease.

For some the past fills them,
with sadness, despair and dread
but with Jesus there’s hope . . .
for a joyful future ahead!

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Philippians 3:13-15

 Brethren, I count not myself
to have apprehended:
but this one thing I do,
forgetting those things
which are behind, and
reaching forth unto those
things which are before,

I press toward the mark for
the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.

Let us therefore, as many as be
perfect, be thus minded: and
if in any thing ye be otherwise
minded, God shall reveal
even this unto you.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Seek The Lord’s Face ~

When you seek,
the Lord’s face
you will find . . .
sufficient grace.

For when the Lord,
you search to find
He will bless you
with peace of mind.

When you explore,
the Lord’s way
you will find . . .
strength for the day.

For when you pursue,
the Lord’s will
He will your heart
calm and still.

When you need,
to find more grace . . .
remember to always
seek the Lord’s face!

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Psalm 105:4

Seek the LORD,
and his strength:
seek his face evermore.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Beyond The Cross ~

Beyond the cross,
there’s a glorious view
for in Jesus’ death . . .
all things are made new.

New beginnings,
fresh clean starts
eternal hope
to fill our hearts.

Beyond the cross,
there is new life
the end to sin
and worldly strife.

No more battles,
no more struggles
no more satan
causing troubles.

Beyond the cross,
there are no fears
no death, no pain
and no more tears.

Despair will end,
suffering will cease
there will only be
everlasting peace.

Beyond the cross,
hope springs anew
all because Jesus . . .
died for me and you!

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Hebrews 12:2

“Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith;

who for the joy that was set
before him endured the cross,

despising the shame,
and is set down at the
right hand of the throne of God.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


It Is Finished ~

“It is finished”
words of agony from Jesus’ lips
“It is finished
no greater love will again eclipse.

“It is finished”
these words aloud Jesus said
and for the sins of everyone
His soul hemorrhage and bled.

“It is finished”
but, what really had just begun
was that grace and forgiveness
were freely given by God’s Son.

“It is finished”
but, for you it can be a new start
if you repent now of your sin
and give Jesus your whole heart.

“It is finished”
Jesus died so that you’d be free
let His death on  Calvary’s cross
take your soul to its knees.

“It is finished”
but, it’s not the end of the story
not until the day all of mankind
stands before God’s in all His glory.

“It is finished”
words of hope from Jesus’ lips
“It is finished”
don’t let His love for you eclipse!

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John 19:30

“So when Jesus had received the sour
wine, He said, “It is finished!” And
bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2012 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


It Started With Just One Nail ~

One nail was all it took,
to crucify Christ that day
it started with just one nail
for the crowd to get their way.

One blow upon that nail,
got the crowd to cheer and yell
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
put the hammer to that nail.

One nail was all it took,
for them to secure His fate
one large, iron nail became
the spike of their distaste.

One bang upon that nail,
their voices swelled and soared
“Crucify Him, Crucify Him”
as they began to nail the Lord.

One nail was all it took,
though they used all three
but, it started with that one nail
so all sinners could go free.

All it took was that first nail,
for the crowd to be satisfied
just one strike upon that nail . . .
and our Savior they crucified!

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Mark 15:13-14

“And they cried out again, Crucify him.”

Then Pilate said unto them,
Why, what evil hath he done?

” And they cried out the more exceedingly,
Crucify him.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank God It’s Good Friday ~

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
I’m so grateful
for this one day.

For my Savior,
endured for me
the pain, the shame
to set me free.

I thank God,
for Jesus dying breath
for it saved me
from eternal death.

For my sins,
on the cross He bore
so I could have life
with Him forever more.

I thank God,
it’s Good Friday
for Jesus is to Him . . .
the only pathway!

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1 Peter 2:24

“Who his own self bare our sins
in his own body on the tree,
that we, being dead to sins,
should live unto righteousness:
by whose stripes ye were healed.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

 


My Cross To Bear ~

I have decided,
to take up my cross
to wear it, to bear it
no matter the loss.

I am persuaded,
it’s the right thing to do
to lift it, to carry it
all my days through.

I am compelled,
to take up my cross
to endure it, to suffer it
no matter the loss.

I am convinced,
it is my obligation
to accept it, to tolerate it
without hesitation.

I am determined,
to take up my cross
to bear it, carry it, endure it . . .
no matter what the loss!

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Matthew 16:24

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples,
If any man will come after me,
let him deny himself,
and take up his cross,

and follow me.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2014 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s About You Lord ~

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about what You did
on Calvary’s tree.

It’s all about Your love,
the gift of Your grace
it’s all about that day
my sins You erased.

It’s all about Your life,
Your Truth, the Way
it’s all about giving You
my faith each day.

It’s all about Your strength,
Your might and power
it’s all about trusting You
my every waking hour.

It’s all about Your mercy,
Your compassion and affection
it’s all about making You . . .
the image in my reflection.

It’s all about You Lord,
not about me . . .
it’s all about Your blood
setting me free!

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2 Corinthians 5:15

“And that he died for all,
that they which live
should not henceforth
live unto themselves,
but unto him which died
for them, and rose again.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Faith To Trust ~

Thank you God
for Your beloved Son
who sheds His grace
on each and everyone.

Thank You Father,
for mercy new each day
for Your Word
lighting up our way.

Thank You God,
for hope everlasting
for opening our hearts
to divine understanding.

Thank You Father,
for Your peace unceasing
for giving us the wisdom
we need for believing.

Thank You Lord,
for all for us You do
thank You for giving us
faith to trust in You!

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1 Peter 1:2

Elect according to the foreknowledge
of God the Father, through sanctification
of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling
of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Breaking The Chain of Pain ~

Living in the past,
is so easy to do . . .
it’s not hard to recall
the bad things done to you.

Letting go is not so simple,
there’s no effort in hanging on
and to forget the past images
takes an awful lot of brawn.

So, we live with the despair,
the heartaches and the pain
and the peace God promised
our misery will only drain.

It’s not until we come,
to a place where we forgive
that we find the tranquility
in which God wants us to live.

So, if you are in the shackles,
which bind you to the past
let Jesus release your burden
and you’ll be free at last!

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Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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