Tag Archives: God’s Love

Take Back Your Joy ~

Lord, give back Your joy,
to those stumbling . . .
let them feel Your love
once again humbling.

Reignite in them the hope,
when they first meet You
let again Your saving light
in their life’s break through.

Let their repentant heart,
once again feel Your calm
let the joy of being saved
be again their soothing balm.

Restore in them the trust,
as when You they first accepted
renew Your mercy and grace
so again You’ll be connected.

Lord, let the contrite take back,
the joy of their salvation . . .
return unto them their state
of everlasting elation!

~~~~~

Psalm 51:12

“Restore unto me the joy
of thy salvation; and uphold
me with thy free spirit.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

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The Heart-Felt Cry ~

God hears your cries,
He hears your pleas
He is aware of . . .
your cares and needs.

He knows when you are,
feeling out and down
He knows you need
to sense He’s around.

So, if you’re hurting,
thinking God doesn’t care
believe me I know . . .
to your pain He’s aware.

For I have been,
just where you are
convincing myself
God from me was afar.

But, I have found this to be,
one of satan’s lies
for, God promises to hear
our heart-felt cries!

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Psalm 18:6

“In my distress I called upon the Lord,
and cried unto my God:
he heard my voice out of his temple,
and my cry came before him,
even into his ears.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is All I Need ~

 

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
now that from sin
I have been freed.

He said unto my soul,
I am hope eternal
tis why I saved you
from hell’s infernal.

I said to myself,
Jesus is my Lord
now that my life
and His is in accord.

He said unto my soul,
I’m Your Savior
thanks to My Father’s
mercy and favor.

I said to myself,
where would I be
if not for His grace
being shed on me.

He said unto my soul,
you would be lost
and so My life I gave
to you at not a cost.

I said to myself,
Jesus is all I need
He said unto my soul
it is I in you . . .
who’s been freed!

 

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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:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Saving Light ~

If I could gather,
all the rays of God’s light
I know now blinded eyes
would receive a new sight.

For within each beam,
the blinded eye would see
how the grace of Jesus
came to set them free.

If I could reap,
every ounce of God’s light
everyone would be full
of His power and His might.

For within each burst,
His love would crystallize
and His mercy for them
they would personalize.

If I could gather,
each beam and every ray
I’d forever shine God’s glory
on the Truth and the Way!

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2 Corinthians 4:6

” For God, who commanded the light
to shine out of darkness,
hath shined in our hearts,
to give the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God
in the face of Jesus Christ.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Everlasting ~

Everything around us,
eventually will be gone
but the peace of Jesus
will eternally carry on.

For He’s everlasting,
His love is unchanging
His grace for each of us
is tirelessly unfailing.

All that we possess,
will someday vanish
but our hope in Jesus
will not ever perish.

For Jesus is the same,
yesterday and today
to His Father’s throne
He’s still the only doorway.

Everything around us,
will one day be but gone
but life everlasting . . .
we can joyfully count on!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 93:2

“Thy throne is established of old:
thou art from everlasting.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Song ~

A new song,
God’s put in my heart
of how His mercy
came to do its part.

He took my sorrow,
turned it into hope
gave me the grace
each day to cope.

A new song,
I’m going to sing
so others to Him . . .
my grief might bring.

He’s given to me,
a brand new melody
and for my heartache
joy is now its remedy.

A new song,
God’s given to me
thru grief I’ve a glimpse
of eternal glee!

~~~~~

Psalm 40:3

“And he hath put
a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear,
and shall trust in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

In Loving Memory
of my son
Glenn Swindell


I Thank God ~

I thank God,
for all He’s done
for the gift
of His Son.

I thank God,
for what He will do
for His mercy
making all things new.

I thank God,
for what’s to come
for the hope
of His Kingdom.

I thank God,
for His peace
for the day
evil will cease.

I thank God,
for today
for the Truth
Life and Way!

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Psalm 107:1

“O give thanks unto the Lord,
for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Heals the Broken Heart ~

God can do wonders
with broken hearts
He can heal and mend
all the injured parts.

But, you must give Him,
your heart as it breaks
each little piece of it
and all the little flakes.

God can perform miracles,
on hearts that are damaged
He can undo the impact
where grief has ravaged.

But, you must go to Him,
with a heart surrendered
so He can do the repairs
without being hindered.

God can do wonders,
miracles He still performs
for, on hearts that are broken
He mercifully transforms!

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Psalm 147:3

“He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When Grief Takes A Hold ~

When my grief,
takes a hold of me
when blinded by
all the tears I see.

That’s when I call,
on God’s grace
to shine His glory
on my weeping face.

When my pain,
makes me writhe
and I find it
so hard to breathe.

That’s when I call,
on God’s mercy
to keep my faith
in Him sturdy.

When my grief,
starts to surface
I know for my pain
God has a purpose!

~~~~~

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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


An Everlasting Treasure ~

I got me a treasure,
it’s something I cherish
for it is everlasting
it will never perish.

It will not tarnish,
nor corrode from decay
it will not fade out
nor will it rot away.

I got me a treasure,
no one can rob me of
I store it in my heart
for the God that I love.

It is full of faith,
hope, joy, peace and trust
I hold it dear to me
so I know it won’t rust.

I have got me a treasure,
it is something I savor . . .
for it’s full of God’s glory
and the grace of my Savior!

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Matthew 6:19-21

“Lay not up for yourselves
treasures upon earth,
where moth and rust
doth corrupt,
and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven,
where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt,
and where thieves do not
break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Every Hair By Number ~

If God calls,
each star by their name
would He not for His children
do the very same?

If God feeds,
the birds on the fly
would He not for His children
their daily needs supply?

If God considers,
all the lilies of the field
would He not for His children
be their protective shield?

If God knows,
when a sparrows about to fall
would He not for His children
hear them when they call?

If God keeps,
each creature in His sight
would He not for His children
lead them with His light?

If God counts,
every hair by number
then we as His children . . .
these question needn’t ponder!

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Luke 12:7

But even the very hairs
of your head are all numbered.
Fear not therefore:
ye are of more value
than many sparrows.

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In His Arms ~

In His arms,
is where I find
peace and rest
for heart and mind.

I snuggle there,
for quite a while
after all I am . . .
still His child.

I curl up,
in His loving arms
He keeps me safe
from all that harms.

I feel all warm,
cozy and secure
His embrace
helps me to endure.

In His arms,
no better place
to cuddle up
in His grace!

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Isaiah 40:11

“He shall feed his flock
like a shepherd:
he shall gather the lambs
with his arm,
and carry them
in his bosom,
and shall gently lead
those that are with young.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Before I Met God ~

Before I met God,
I was a sinful waif
but, now He’s my Father
and keeps me safe.

He beckons to me,
to stay to Him near
and just like a Father
He calms my fear.

My Father loves me,
like no other can
for He has for me
an eternal plan.

He watches over me,
cares where I go
when I need guidance
my Father will show.

Before I meet God,
by sin I was defiled
but now He calls me . . .
His dear beloved child!

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Ephesians 5:1

“Be ye therefore followers of God,
as dear children;

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Destined For Salvation ~

Destined for salvation,
if Christ you receive
for bound for heaven
are those who believe.

We’ll be made alive,
whether awake or asleep
for the sacrificial Lamb
died for all of the sheep.

Through Jesus’ death,
and His resurrection
He spared us from the wrath
of hell’s eternal destruction.

Jesus came to call,
the sinner to repentance
for He saved us all
from sinful dependence.

Destined for salvation,
through faith and grace
bound for heaven
if Jesus’s love you embrace!

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1 Thessalonians 5:9-10

“For God hath not appointed us
to wrath, but to obtain
salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,

Who died for us, that,
whether we wake or sleep,
we should live together
with him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Reflections of My Soul ~

The reflections of my soul,
run long and deep . . .
I can see each time into it
God’s mercy began to seep.

I can remember the times,
when lost, was my direction
how God took me back
without any hesitation.

I can recall the episodes,
when my faith was bleak
how God gave me strength
knowing I was weak.

I can recollect the moments,
when I felt so all alone
how God directed me
to keeps my eyes on His throne.

I can call back to my mind,
the bouts of doubt and fear
how God reminded me
He was still close and near.

The reflections of my soul,
run long and deep . . .
as I think of God’s faithfulness
I can’t help but weep!

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Psalm 77:11

“I will remember the works
of the Lord:
surely I will remember
thy wonders of old.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sing Your Hallelujahs ~

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing about your Father
who loves you.

Sing about His favor,
sing about His kingdom
sing about the joy
of knowing His wisdom.

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing to the whole world
why Jesus loves you.

Sing about His forgiveness,
sing about His grace
sing about His peace
when you seek His face.

Sing your hallelujahs,
sing your praises too
sing about your Savior
who came to save you.

Sing about heaven,
sing about the day
when the Lamb of God
will take you away.

Sing about faith,
sing about trust
sing about the Goodness
of a God who is just.

Sing your hallelujahs
sing your praises too
sing about the hope
that lives inside you!

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Psalm 47:6

“Sing praises to God,
sing praises:
sing praises unto our King,
sing praises.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Grace and Faith ~

Grace and faith,
brings true liberation
for, it’s the only way
to finding salvation.

There’s no other path,
that we can take
only Jesus can seal
our eternal fate.

Grace and faith,
fits just like a glove
for it’s the greatest gift
of God’s merciful love.

There’s no other road,
for us to travel on
there’s only one way
to God and His Son.

Grace and faith,
nothing else to do
but to believe . . .
Jesus died for you!

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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:

King James Version
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Wresting With My Spirit ~

Sometimes with my spirit,
I use to wrestle with . . .
I’d toss and I’d turn over
whether God was just a myth.

I tussled with the thoughts,
of God’s mercy and His grace
I contended with the fact
that I’d ever see His face.

Sometimes with my heart,
I’d have a great debate
over whether heaven
would be my eternal fate.

I mulled around in my mind,
if Jesus died for me
and whether from my sins
I’d ever really be set free.

 I use to wrestle with,
the very enemy of my soul . . .
but, now to his attacks I’m aware
and refuse to give him control!

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1 Peter 5:8

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Days Without Rain ~

God didn’t promise us,
days without any rain
times when we’d have
no suffering or pain.

But, He did promise us,
He’d always be there
to carry our burdens
and to ease our care.

God didn’t promise us,
skies constantly blue
nor that thunderous storms
in our lives wouldn’t brew.

But, He did promise us,
the grace to endure
His wings as a shelter
to keep us secure.

God didn’t promise us,
life would be pain-free
but, He did promise us . . .
through it all, He would be!

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Matthew 5:45

“That ye may be the children
of your Father which is
in heaven: for he maketh
his sun to rise on the evil
and on the good, and sendeth
rain on the just
and on the unjust.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Hates Sin ~

God hates man’s wickedness,
He despises the evil they do
He hates the grievous schemes
that in their hearts they brew.

God hates man’s stubbornness,
He loathes their rebellious ways
He hates how easily  . . .
satan can make their soul’s sway.

God hates man’s immoral nature,
He detests sin of every kind
He hates what man can do
with their bodies and their minds.

God hates man’s defiance,
He abhors their callousness
He hates that man is full
of cruelty and hatefulness.

God hates man’s wickedness,
He resents the evil they do
in fact it grieves Him . . .
He ever created them too!

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Psalm 5:4-5

” For thou art not a God
that hath pleasure in
wickedness: neither shall
evil dwell with thee.

The foolish shall not stand
in thy sight: thou hatest
all workers of iniquity.”

King James Version
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Genesis 6:7

“And the Lord said,
I will destroy man whom
I have created
from the face of the earth;
both man, and beast,
and the creeping thing,
and the fowls of the air;
for it repenteth me that
I have made them.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Will You Too ~

Will you too be the one,
who turns their back
will you blame Jesus
for the faith you lack?

Will you run away from,
the Life and the Way
will you too be the one
whom the world sways?

Will you shut the door,
on the hope you found
will you too no longer
to your Savior be bound?

Will you depart,
unbelieving and resentful
will you too be the one
who’ll never be regretful?

Will it be you,
will you too be the one
who stops following
the Light of the Son?

Will it be you,
will too up and flee?
Oh, Lord I pray . . .
don’t let this too be me!

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John 6:67

“Then said Jesus
unto the twelve,
Will ye also go away?

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Ripe For the Picking ~

Oh, Lord I can feel,
it’s almost harvest time
and the fields for reaping
are more than prime.

Oh, Lord I can feel,
the coolness of the day
bringing the Good News
that You are on the way.

I can see the crops,
are ripe for the picking
I can hear the clock
speeding up its ticking.

I can see the falling,
of fruit from the True Vine
I can smell the bitterness
of rancid, rotten wine.

Oh, Lord I can feel,
the fields are all but prime
I sense You can return . . .
just about any time!

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Revelation 14:15

” And another angel came
out of the temple,
crying with a loud voice
to him that sat on the cloud,
Thrust in thy sickle, and reap:
for the time is come for
thee to reap; for the
harvest of the earth is ripe.”

King James Version
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King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A Changed Heart ~

Change my heart Lord,
till it reflects only You
till all I can see
is Your image inside me.

Change the way it beats,
till it throbs after You
till its keeps pace
with Your love and grace.

Change my heart Lord,
til it keeps time with Yours
till with Yours it’s in rhythm
pulsating with Your wisdom.

Change the way is flutters,
til it adapts to You
till it can adjust
so it may always trust.

Change my heart Lord,
til with Yours its fine tuned
til it is conformed . . .
so I can be transformed!

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Ezekiel 36:26

“A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within you:
and I will take away the stony heart
out of your flesh, and I will give
you an heart of flesh.”

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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