Tag Archives: Hope

In God’s Holy Presence ~

In God’s holy presence,
there’s joy in its fullness
pleasures circulating
His everlasting goodness.

There is peace and hope,
a spreading of refreshing
an ongoing revolving
of life-changing blessings.

In God’s holy presence,
there’s mercy restoring
upon the Holy Spirit’s
heart filling outpouring.

There’s an internal calm,
an outgoing of favor
the ongoing flowing
of grace from a Savior.

In God’s holy presence,
here and above . . .
there’s an effortless flow
of steadfast love!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures
for evermore.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

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Sticky Note to God ~12.08.18 ~


Sticky Note From God ~12.07.18~


CHRISTmas Is Coming ~

CHRISTmas is coming,
I can feel the stress
the joy of the season
is becoming less and less.

I can see the crankiness,
impatience and frustration
saying Merry CHRISTmas
only brings more irritation.

CHRISTmas is coming,
I can feel the strain
the hope of the season
is going down the drain.

I can sense the pressure,
the tension and weariness
tidings of peaceful cheer
are met with dreariness.

CHRISTmas is coming,
but, through the stress I’ll cope
for the season still fills me . . .
with joy, peace and hope!

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Romans 15:13

“Now the God of hope
fill you with all joy
and peace in believing,
that ye may abound in hope,
through the power
of the Holy Ghost.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Beloved Son ~

God has a gift for you,
He sent it long ago
for on you His grace
He wanted to bestow.

He planned carefully,
just what He should get
and so His Beloved Son
He was willing to forfeit.

So He sent from heaven,
a Lamb and a King
so that peace and hope
to you He could bring.

He knew that you needed,
a Savior for your soul
someone who could heal
and make your heart whole.

God has a gift for you,
I pray you will open it
for inside you will find
the essence of His Spirit!

~~~~~~~~~~

2 Corinthians 9:15

“Thanks be unto God
for his unspeakable gift.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


From The Belly Of A Fish ~

If God can hear cries,
from a fish’s belly
I know He hears mine
also loud and clearly.

For wherever I am,
no matter my plight
God in my darkness
will too send His light.

If God can answer,
prayers out of distress
I know mine also
He’ll likewise address.

For it doesn’t matter,
where I might be
my pleas He will hear
and too answer me.

If God answers cries,
from a fish’s belly
I believe mine as well . . .
He’ll too hear readily!

~~~~~~~~~

Jonah 2:1-2

“Then Jonah prayed unto
the Lord his God out of
the fish’s belly,

And said, I cried by reason
of mine affliction unto the Lord,
and he heard me;
out of the belly of hell cried I,
and thou heardest my voice.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


I Don’t Recognize CHRISTmas ~

CHRISTmas has become,
more of a pagan holiday
now not even the manger
can some put on display.

They’ve done a good job taking,
CHRIST out of the big picture
even the cards they make and sell
now seldom have a scripture.

CHRISTmas has become,
just another time to gather
at parties and at homes
where Jesus doesn’t matter.

There’s always plenty of food,
and lots of drinks to go around
but, Jesus’ name isn’t mentioned
unless someone has a meltdown.

I don’t recognize CHRISTmas,
for me it is just not the same
now that I offend so many . . .
when I say my Saviors name!

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John 1:14

“And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us,
(and we beheld his glory,
the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka

pagan:

noun: a person who does not acknowledge God
adjective: not acknowledging the God of Christianity


I Must Admit ~

I admit . . .
I am old-fashioned
for Jesus is
my one true passion.

I know people think,
I am out of it
when I say I’m filled
with His spirit.

I acknowledge,
I’m old-school
for I let Jesus
my heart rule.

I know people feel,
I’m a dinosaur
for holy living
I still stand up for.

I accept . . .
what they think of me
for still believing in
what I can’t see!

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2 Timothy 2:15

“Study to shew thyself approved
unto God, a workman that needeth
not to be ashamed, rightly dividing
the word of truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus The True Light ~

May this Christmas,
you find the one True Light
so that Jesus
can give you a new sight.

May you discover,
your own personal Savior
by accepting the gift
of God’s ultimate favor.

May this Christmas,
you find the True Way
and the truth behind
Jesus’ birth this day.

May you discover,
God’s glorious love
delivered to you
from up above.

May this Christmas,
you open your heart
so God into it . . .
grace can impart!

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John 1:9-10

“That was the true Light,
which lighteth every man
that cometh into the world.

He was in the world,
and the world was made by him,
and the world knew him not.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


By God’s Grace ~

Sometimes life . . .
can be so unfair
and we anguish over
the depth of our despair.

We become disoriented,
with God’s plans for us
forgetting why we even
in Him place our trust.

Sometimes life . . .
throws us a curve ball
making us wonder
if there’s a God at all.

We become disillusioned,
about God’s will for us
ignoring the fact He is
always fair and just.

Sometimes life . . .
it just to hard to face
but, we who keep trusting
do so by God’s grace!

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Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with
all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.’

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God ~11.30.18 ~


Sticky Note From God ~11.28.18~


Peace Imparted ~

 

Sometimes my mind,
I can’t seem to still
and often my troubles
it begins to fill.

They crawl in and out,
of the deep, dark spaces
but, I won’t allow them
rob me of God’s graces.

Sometimes my heart,
I can’t seem to quiet
and often my worries
alters its calm climate.

They work their way in,
denying me of my hope
but, I won’t let them steal
the trust I need to cope.

Sometimes into my mind,
my cares drop into my heart
but, Jesus comes to the rescue
and peace again He imparts!

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Isaiah 26:3

“Thou wilt keep him
in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed
on thee: because he
trusteth in thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Satan Doesn’t Care ~

Satan does not care,
who his victim is . . .
all he cares about
is who he can call his.

He will take anyone,
who you are is no big deal
as long as your heart and soul
from God he can steal.

Satan does not care,
how he gets a hold of you
all he cares about
is how your mind he can skew.

He will use any method,
to confuse and deceive
so that he can get you
not in God to believe.

Satan does not care,
who he catches or devours
so be ever watchful . . .
lest you succumb to his powers!

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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.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Silent People ~

Silent people,
are all around
you may see them
but they make no sound.

For they are in,
an emotional prison
oh, how they need
someone to just listen.

Silent sufferers,
need to be heard
but they say not
one single word.

We need to be,
to them more aware
and open our ears
to hearing their care.

Silent, suffering people,
everywhere we go
oh, how about Jesus . . .
we need to let them know!

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Psalm 32:10

“Many sorrows shall be
to the wicked: but he
that trusteth in the Lord,
mercy shall compass
him about.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Sometimes God ~

Sometimes God,
sends us a detour
to see if our faith
in Him is mature.

Sometimes God,
puts up a roadblock
to see what way
we’ll choose to walk.

Sometimes God,
sends us delays
so our faith in Him
He can appraise.

Sometimes God,
puts up a barrier
to see if we’ll trust
or remain a worrier.

Sometimes God,
sends nothing at all
to see if on Him   . . .
we will even call!

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2 Corinthians 4:8

“We are troubled on every side.
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed,
but not in despair;

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving ~

The sacrifice of Thanksgiving,
was made once and for all
it was always in God’s plans . . .
ever since mankind took a fall.

The offering of God’s peace,
came to us through His Son
as Jesus sacrificed His life . . .
for each and every one.

To have a thankful heart,
one must be with God united
in His ways and to His truths
one must be joyfully delighted.

To give thanks to God always,
and for all things . . . .
only comes when we accept
the gift that salvation brings.

For the good and the bad,
will only work together
when to God’s love and will
our lives we totally surrender.

The sacrifice of Thanksgiving,
came when God’s mercy sent
to the world a Savior . . .
now it’s up to us to repent!

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Leviticus 7:12

“If he offer it for a thanksgiving,
then he shall offer with the sacrifice
of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled
with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed
with oil, and cakes mingled with oil,
of fine flour, fried.”

Luke 22:17-20

“And he took the cup,
and gave thanks, and said,
Take this, and divide it
among yourselves:

For I say unto you
I will not drink of the
fruit of the vine,
until the kingdom
of God shall come.

And he took bread,
and gave thanks,
and brake it,
and gave unto them,
saying, This is my body
which is given for you:
this do in remembrance of me.

Likewise also
the cup after supper,
saying, This cup is
the new testament
in my blood, which is
shed for you.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Draw Nigh Lord ~

Draw nigh Lord,
to those who are in need
for You in their lives
to guide and lead.

Come closer Lord,
to those calling out
for Your truth
instead of their doubt.

Move nearer Lord,
into the lives of those
needing their nerves
for You to compose.

Pull in Lord,
those who’ve gone astray
show them again
the Truth, Life and Way.

Drawn nigh Lord,
come close and near
pull those deeper into You
till they no longer fear!

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James 4:8

“Draw nigh to God,
and he will draw nigh to you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Call Upon Jesus ~

When your joy is robbed,
by the events of life
when they steal your hope
leaving you only strife.

Call upon Jesus,
for a change of heart
and His perfect peace
into it He’ll impart.

When you are buried,
deep in despair
when overwhelmed
by all your care.

Call upon Jesus,
for a change of mind
and His gentle love
you will surely find.

When your world,
comes crumbling down
call upon Jesus . . .
and your joy will rebound!

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Psalm 145:18

“The Lord is nigh unto
all them that call upon him,
to all that call upon him in truth.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~11.17.18~


God Helps Me To Know ~

God helps me to know,
His mercy He’ll show
when I go to His throne
His grace will be shown.

He helps me to grow,
when into His Word I go
He enlightens my vision
by giving me His wisdom.

God helps me to be calm,
He is my soothing balm
when I need comforting
He eases my suffering.

He makes me strong,
when things go wrong
He gives me boldness
by His closeness.

God helps me to know,
the way I should go
when to Him I pray
He shows me the way!

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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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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Thank You Heavenly Father ~

Thank you Father,
for being there
for making me
to You aware.

Thank you Father,
for being kind
for allowing me
Your love to find.

Thank you Father,
for hearing my plea
for showing mercy
to a sinner like me.

Thank you Father,
for sending Your Son
for His grace to finish
what You begun.

Thank you Father,
for all You do . . .
thank You my heart
You choose to pursue!

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Ephesians 1:4

“According as he hath chosen us
in him before the foundation of
the world, that we should be holy
and without blame before him in love:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Life-Giving Stream ~

Lord help me to be,
a life-giving stream
where love flows endless
without border or seam.

Let me be like a river,
flowing with peace
so worldly darkness
Your light can breach.

Lord help be to be,
like a babbling brook
flowing with the truth
found in Your Good book.

Let me be like a creek,
even if it be a small trickle
for I never know how . . .
You might use that ripple.

Lord, help me to be like a river,
a stream, brook or creek
keep Your Spirit flowing in me
whether strong or weak!

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John 7:37-38

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.

King James Version
Public Domain

Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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