Tag Archives: Grace

Pain Unimaginable ~

 

God brought into my life,
pain unimaginable
heartache so deep
it was unfathomable.

But, through it I found,
the meaning of steadfast
and onto my joy
I’ve learned to holdfast.

God brought into my life,
sorrow unthinkable
suffering so vast
it was unmeasurable

But, though it I discovered,
the surpassing of peace
and now I understand
why it will never cease.

God brought into my life,
pain unbearable
and now my faith in Him . . .
is indestructible!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 18:1

“I will love thee,
O Lord, my strength.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Good Things ~

 

I cling no longer,
on the edge of loss
for I’ve placed my sorrow
up on the cross.

I sit no longer,
on the edge of despair
for I stand on knowing
God hears my prayer.

I hold no longer,
on the edge of grief
I’m free in knowing
God’s love spells relief.

I hang no longer,
on the edge of fear
I’m fixed on knowing
God is always near.

Though my pain,
at times is hard to take
I know good things
out of it God will make!

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are
the called according to his purpose.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


That’s Why ~

The world is full of people,
dishonest and unfaithful
that is why to God . . .
I am forever grateful.

For God is trustworthy,
in every single way
that is why I give Him
my praise night and day.

The world is full of people,
selfish and two-faced
that is why in God . . .
my trust is only placed.

For God is dependable,
in every single way
that is why from Him
I will never stray.

The world is full of people,
greedy and self-centered
that is why to Jesus . . .
my life, I’ve surrendered!

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Philippians 2:21

“For all seek their own,
not the things which
are Jesus Christ’s.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Light For Jesus ~

Jesus let me be,
a light for You
help me to expose
the evil people do.

Let me be a voice,
heard above the roar
help me to deliver
the unsaved to Your door.

Jesus let me be,
a light in the dark
help me to disclose
sin raw and stark.

Let me be a witness,
to those who are lost
help me to bring them
to the foot of the cross.

Jesus let me be,
a light just for You
help me to debunk . . .
today’s opposing view!

~~~~~~~

John 8:12

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying,
I am the light of the world: he that
followeth me shall not walk in darkness,
but shall have the light of life.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Never Tires ~

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
sometimes with Him
it’s difficult to share.

But, when we let go of,
our worldly concern
He will give to us
His peace in return.

Sometimes it’s not easy
spending time praying
sometimes it feels no one
hears what your saying.

But, when we release,
what weighs on our heart
Jesus in return for it
more grace will impart.

Sometimes it’s hard,
to give Jesus our care
but, He never tires of . . .
listening when we share!

~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My Redeemer Lives ~

I know my Redeemer,
today yet lives
I know my sins
He still forgives.

I know my Savior,
came to save me
I know His grace
has set me free.

I know in Jesus,
hope is found
I know in Him
peace is sound.

I know with Christ,
all is made new
I know my heart
He will renew.

I know my Redeemer,
is alive and well
I know one day . . .
with Him I will dwell!

~~~~~~~~

Job 19:25

“For I know
that my redeemer liveth,
and that he shall
stand at the latter day
upon the earth:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Give Me A New Morning ~

Give me a new morning,
on which to arise . . .
were to God’s mercies
I’ll again be apprised.

Let me see hope’s beams,
shedding on me His light
to remind me He kept me
safe through the night.

Give me a new dawn,
in which to awaken . . .
so all of God’s compassion
I can soak and take in.

Let me feel the coolness,
of the morning’s early dew
so I may again be aware
all things He makes new.

Give me a new morning,
where for His peace I await
as my soul to His glory . . .
begins to quietly awake!

~~~~~~~~

Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that
we are not consumed, because his
compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God ~06.06.18~


Into My Flock ~

If you seek Me,
you will find
peace for both
heart and mind.

If you knock,
I’ll open My door
give to you life
forever more.

If you ask Me,
into your heart
I’ll never leave
or depart.

If you believe,
and trust Me
I promise one day
with Me you’ll be.

If you seek,
ask and knock
I will gather you . . .
into My flock!

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Matthew 7:7-12

‘Ask, and it shall be
given you; seek,
and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall
be opened unto you:

For every one
that asketh receiveth;
and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him
that knocketh it
shall be opened.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


When Pain Has A Grip ~

Night can be so lonely,
when on us pain has a grip
it can be so very dark
when into depression we slip.

But our God is the God,
of the midnight hour
and we can make it through
when we call on His power.

Nights are excruciating,
when we are suffering
one can feel so hopeless
when our bodies are hurting.

But, God is our refuge,
our safe-haven and retreat
where our strength in Him
He’ll restore and replete.

Nights are long and lonely,
when in pain you’re withering
but God promises to bring us
mercy and grace, delivering!

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Psalm 41:3

“The Lord will strengthen him
upon the bed of languishing:
thou wilt make all his bed
in his sickness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

 

Written for my friend Kristin Fast
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God Will Stop At Nothing ~

God will use everything,
to draw us to Him nearer
He’ll do anything
to make His image clearer.

He will use our pain,
to take us that much deeper
He’ll use our sorrow
to make us a true believer.

God will use our guilt,
to make us more grateful
He will use our shame
to make us forever thankful.

He’ll use our weaknesses,
to make us even stronger
He will take our frailties
to make our faith tougher.

God will use anything,
to bring His image out in us
He will stop at nothing . . .
until He has all of our trust!

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Colossians 3:10

“And have put on the new man,
which is renewed in knowledge
after the image of him that
created him:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Faith And Assurance ~

Faith and assurance,
go hand in hand . . .
you can’t just have one
if your hope is to stand.

For faith without sureness,
is like a boat with a hole
allowing fear and doubt
to sink into your soul.

Assurance and Faith,
go side by side . .
you can’t just have one
if you want to abide.

For assurance without trust,
is like a bird without a nest
keeping us from finding
God’s true peace and rest.

Faith and assurance,
fit just like a glove
for they’re both a gift
from heaven above!

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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
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven Getting ~

Lord, let me not honor You,
with my lips only
but with a heart that is . . .
devoted to You solely.

Let me not profess,
my undying love to You
only to go into the world
and follow what others do.

Let me not disobey,
the commands You taught
by living a life of hypocrisy
and doing whatever I want.

Let me not think,
it’s all about heaven getting
but, about right here and now
and any sin that is besetting.

Lord, let me not fool myself,
thinking hidden sin You can’t see
lest I hear You say one day . . .
you never really knew Me!

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Matthew 7:21-23

“Not every one that saith unto me,
Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that
doeth the will of my Father which
is in heaven.

Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied
in thy name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy name
done many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them,
I never knew you: depart from me,
ye that work iniquity.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Need For Salvation ~

 

Some people don’t believe,
that they ever sin
some just don’t get
evilness lives within.

But I can attest,
this is not true
for I’ve read my Bible
all the way through.

Some will tell you,
God doesn’t love us
some say He isn’t
fair-minded or just.

But I can attest,
God’s a God of chances
and it’s His desire
to redeem the masses.

Some people don’t believe,
Jesus came to save
some doubt that He ever
rose from the grave.

But I can attest,
Jesus is our only salvation
and without His love and grace
we’d all be headed for damnation!

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Romans 10:9

“That if thou shalt confess
with thy mouth the Lord Jesus,
and shalt believe in thine heart
that God hath raised him from
the dead, thou shalt be saved.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Mission Possible ~

Your mission today,
if you should so agree
is to share the Good News
and tell others about Me.

Your subject today,
could be anyone
who doesn’t know
what for them I’ve done.

Your mission today,
if you should decide
is to let your light shine
on the reason I died.

Your actions today,
might just save a life
and bring someone peace
instead of eternal strife.

Your mission today,
is not impossible
for with Me . . .
all things are possible!

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Mark 16:15

“And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world,
and preach the gospel
to every creature.

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Pep Talk ~

We all need endurance,
to run the faithful race
we all need the strength
found in God’s grace.

We all need encouragement,
to keep our goal in sight
we all need the power
of the Holy Spirit’s might.

We all need perseverance,
to help us to keep pressing
we all need more joy
to keep us from stressing.

We all need patience,
in these trying of times
we all need godly virtue’s
so not to cross the fine lines.

We all need a pep talk,
as the faithful race we run
we all need to hear each day
it is our’s to be won!

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Colossians 1:11

“Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power
unto all patience and longsuffering
with joyfulness;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubled For Naught ~

Be strong, be courageous,
let your heart not be . . .
fearful or afraid
for the Lord is with thee.

Be strengthened, be secure,
you’ve nothing to fear
for God will be with you
to your side He’ll adhere.

Be brave, be undaunted,
no need to fear or dread
for God has promised
with His Spirit you’ll be lead.

Be fearless, be stout-hearted,
be care and worry free
for God will not fail
or ever leave thee.

Be strong, be courageous,
trouble your heart for naught
let God’s Word saturate
your minds every thought!

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Deuteronomy 31.6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Not All Mother’s Are Happy Today ~

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
some their only child
has sadly passed away.

Other’s are forgotten,
it’s as if their were dead
these heart-wrenching words
their child, actually has said.

Some mother’s are alone,
from their children they’re apart
the miles between them
tug at her aching heart.

Other’s are heartbroken,
as their children seem aloof
there will be no gathering
today under her roof.

Not all mother’s,
are happy on this day
so please be kind to them
as you go about your way!

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Proverbs 15:13

“A merry heart maketh
a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Is My Cross ~

This is my cross,
it is mine to carry
and it is up to me
the old man to bury.

This is my death,
this is my demise
so that a new life
in Christ can arise.

This is my cross,
this is me dying
this is me on myself
no longer relying.

This is me denying,
all my own plans
this is me leaving
all in God’s hands.

This is my cross,
this is my funeral
this is me becoming  . . .
for Jesus usable!

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Mark 8:34

“And when he had called the people
unto him with his disciples also,
he said unto them, Whosoever will
come after me, let him deny himself,
and take up his cross, and follow me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


My True Love ~

I searched this world over,
but true love I found not
for there is none greater
than the one for me God’s got.

I sought wide and far,
for love that was forgiving
but love unconditional
no one was giving.

I looked high and low,
scanned about everywhere
but real love like God’s . . .
wasn’t to be found anywhere.

I scoured deep and broad,
scraped down into the barrel
but all I came up with
was love cold and sterile.

I searched and I searched,
for my one true love . . .
and I found it only comes
from God up above!

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1 John 3:1

“Behold, what manner of love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons of God: therefore
the world knoweth us not,
because it knew him not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Daily Striving ~

I lean on God’s grace,
each day I need more
for, I know it’s able
to heal and restore.

I rely on God’s mercy,
every day to move on
I put all my confidence
knowing more can be drawn.

I depend on God’s peace,
each day to get by
for, I know on its stillness
I can always rely.

I hang on to God’s promise,
of His returning one day
I keep my eyes focused
on the Life, Truth and Way.

I feed on God’s Word,
each day to survive
for more of His strength
I constantly strive!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Chronicles 16:11

“Seek the Lord and his strength,
seek his face continually.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Compassion of Jesus ~

The compassion of Jesus,
in all of its fullness . . .
is yours if you’ll grasp
onto all of His goodness.

For it is full of pity,
and loving concern
its merciful and gracious
asks naught in return.

It’ll give you confidence,
support you when weak
its healing and calming
gentle, caring and meek.

It comforts the bereaved,
it feeds the hungry
brings daily refreshment
to those who are thirsty.

It provides the rest,
for minds that agonize
with hearts laden down
it sees and sympathies.

The compassion of Jesus,
and all of its richness . . .
is yours to claim today
in all of its fullness!

Matthew 9:36

“But when he saw the multitudes,
he was moved with compassion on them,
because they fainted, and were scattered
abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


You Can Do It ~

You can be an endurer,
you can persist
if to the world’s wicked ways
you will resist.

You can be an overcomer,
you can prevail
if you don’t let satan’s arrows
your faith impale.

You can be an achiever,
you can win
if you run away from
all forms of sin.

You can be an opposer,
you can contend
if you don’t conform
or be the world’s friend.

You can do it,
you can win the race . . .
just keep looking to Jesus
for assurance and grace!

~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1-2

“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed
about with so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily beset us,
and let us run with patience the race
that is set before us,

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
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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