Tag Archives: Hope

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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Riding Out The Storm ~

I’m riding out this storm,
going with the flow
no matter how long
the winds decide to blow.

I’m hanging on,
not getting blown away
on Jesus I’ll keep my grip
till I see the light of day.

I’m riding out this storm,
going to give it my all
if I start to get anxious
on my Savior I will call.

I’m clinging on,
to the Anchor of my hope
I’m counting on Jesus
to give me the grace to cope.

I’m riding out this storm,
I’ve got all the right gear
for, I have my Bible . . .
so what is there to fear!

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Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm
a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Is ~

God is . . .

Our Shadow in the heat,
our Calm in the wave
our Refuge in the storm
the Father who can save.

Our Peace surpassing,
our Stillness unreal
our Hope never-ending
the God to whom we kneel.

Our Buckler of Trust,
our Horn of Salvation
our Rock of Strength
the Judge of every nation.

Our Cloud in the Night
our Light unto the Way
our very Present Help
the Potter of the clay.

Our Shield of Faith,
our High Lofty Tower
our Fortress of Peace
the Almighty full of Power!

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Isaiah 25:4

“For thou hast been
a strength to the poor,
a strength to the needy
in his distress,
a refuge from the storm,
a shadow from the heat,
when the blast of the
terrible ones is as
a storm against the wall.”

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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:

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I Feel Joy ~

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel hope
in what I can’t see.

I feel peace,
rising up in me
I feel settled
in what’s to be.

I feel grace,
soaking up in me
I feel sure
in Christ I’m free.

I feel pleasure,
swirling up in me
I feel ready
for eternal glee.

I feel joy,
bubbling up in me
I feel soon . . .
Jesus I will see!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Holding Fast ~

Lord, help me to hold fast,
give me the stability
to grasp onto my faith
with grace and humility.

Help me to be steadfast,
give me quiet persistence
let me not grow weary
when I meet resistance.

Lord, help me to be firm.
so that I will not waiver
let me cling to the hope
You are my found Savior.

Help me to be secure,
keep me peacefully steady
with encouraging words
let me always be ready.

Lord, help me to hold fast,
to the trust in You I’ve found
keep me calmly resilient . . .
in spreading my faith around!

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Galatians 6:9

“And let us not be weary
in well doing:
for in due season we shall
reap, if we faint not.”

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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.”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


With Their Lips Only ~

Some say they love Jesus,
but, it’s with their lips only
for their actions do not match
what their words say so boldly.

They tell you they believe,
but, it’s not with their heart
for deep inside of them
sin still plays an ugly part.

Their faith and trust in God,
they will openly declare
but, with the things of this world
they still have a love affair.

Their mouths sing the songs,
of the joy of their salvation
but, to them they hold no real
life-changing revelations.

Some say they love Jesus,
their lips mouth their devotion
but, their hearts are only . . .
going through the motion!

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Isaiah 29:13

“Wherefore the Lord said,
Forasmuch as this people
draw near me with their mouth,
and with their lips do honour me,
but have removed their heart far
from me, and their fear toward
me is taught by the precept of men:”

King James Version
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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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Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be a Sellout ~

You can tell God you’re sorry,
ask Him for forgiveness . . .
but, without true repentance
sin, still will be your weakness.

You can try to conquer sin,
but, it is impossible to do
unless you have the Holy Spirit
and His power helping you.

You can beg and you can plea,
for your sins to be forgiven
but, without turning from them
to sin, you’ll still be driven.

You can try to stay away,
from all evil and wickedness
but, without the Light in your life
you’ll still be drawn to the darkness.

You can cry, you can weep,
over your besetting sin
but, without true remorse
over them you’ll never win.

You can try to keep sin at bay,
you can try to cut it out . . .
but, without true repentance
to sin you will still sellout!

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Luke 5:32

“I came not to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”

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If We Train Our Children~

If we train our children,
God, to always fear
then they will sense
His Spirit close and near.

If we raise our children,
to have Godly restraint
then with this world
they’ll not want to acquaint.

If we educate our children,
God, to always love
then they will lay
their treasures above.

If we teach our children,
to follow God’s plans
then they will know
their times are in His hands.

If we instruct our children,
to follow God’s ways
then His laws they’ll obey
for the rest of their days.

If we train our children,
right from the start
then from His ways . . .
they will not depart!

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Proverbs 22.6

Train up a child
in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.


In The Lord’s House ~

In the my Father’s house,
I’m going to forever dwell
there is no way . . .
I’m willing to go to hell.

For, my sins I’ve confess,
repented and turned from
by grace through faith is how
I’ll enter His kingdom.

In Your house Lord,
is where I want to be
so, for the rest of my days
I’ll faithfully follow Thee.

For, the world is full darkness,
but, You have brought me Light
Your mercy and goodness
are now always in my sight.

In the my Father’s house,
I’m going to live forever
oh, how I cannot wait . . .
for us to be together!

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Psalm 23:6

“Surely goodness and mercy
shall follow me all the days
of my life: and I will dwell
in the house of the Lord for ever.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Cup Is Never Empty ~


My cup is never empty,
is it full to the brim
with wonderful thoughts
of starting today with Him.

For I am filled,
with all of God’s goodness
as I have found my true rest
in His mercy and forgiveness.

My cup is running over,
it’s never half gone
for I fill it each day
with the Light of the Son.

If I were to need a refill,
of God’s grace and love
all I ever have to do . . .
is look to the heaven above.

Is your cup ready,
to be filled with peace
then today make sure . . .
for your Bible you reach!

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Psalm 23:5

“My cup runneth over.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I am Not Afraid ~

I am not afraid,
of the evil things I see
even my own death
will not put a scare in me.

For, You my Lord,
are always near by
and will always be
until the day I die.

I am not dismayed,
by the valley ahead
for I believe through it
I will be Spirit lead.

For, when the time comes,
for me to go on home
it’ll be the happiest day
I have ever known.

I am not afraid,
I have nothing to fear
for Jesus my heart
will comfort and cheer!

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Psalm 23:4

Yea, though I walk through
the valley of the shadow
of death, I will fear no evil:
for thou art with me;
thy rod and thy staff
they comfort me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


How Troubling to God ~

I wonder how troubling,
to God, that it is . .
that when we need advice
we don’t go to Him, for His?

I wonder if He scratches,
His head in amazement
to how with waiting on Him
we’ve become so impatient.

I wonder how disturbing,
to God, that it is . . .
that when we need strength
we don’t go to Him, for His

I wonder if He shakes,
His head in utter confusion
as to why we think we can do
anything without His inclusion.

I wonder how distressing,
to God, that it is . . .
that when we need direction
we don’t go to Him, for His?

I wonder if He moves,
His head from side to side
thinking how much we need
to learn in Him to abide.

I wonder how we would be,
if in God we would just trust
I wonder if then we’d see . . .
just how much He loves us!

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Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold
in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Knows All About Us ~

God knows,
each one of us
He knows if we doubt
or in Him trust.

He knows our names,
each and every one
He knows those who put
their faith in His Son.

God knows,
all of our needs
He knows if we believe
in His awesome deeds.

He knows our troubles,
the sum of our woes
He knows those who will
follow where He shows.

God knows,
our comings and goings
our future and our fate
He knows those heading
straight for the gate!

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Romans 9:21

“Hath not the potter power
over the clay,
of the same lump
to make one vessel unto honour,
and another unto dishonour?”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When In Need Of Protection ~

When I need protection,
from the world outside
I go to the One . . .
who in my heart abides.

Jesus is my security,
He is my Strength and Shield
He’s the only One to whom
my life, I’m willing to yield.

When I am afraid,
when I need a hiding place
I go to the One . . .
who has sufficient grace.

Jesus is my Stronghold,
He is my Rock and Defender
He is the only One to whom
my fears I will surrender.

When I need a shielding,
when I need protecting
I go to my Savior . . .
for Refuge and sheltering!

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Psalm 46:1

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


So Many Needs ~

So many needs,
so many cares
causing His sheep
so much despair.

When will they seek,
when will they come
to the One who will
bear every one?

So many problems,
so many concerns
causing His sheep
thoughts to churn.

When will they know,
when will they find
Jesus is waiting
to comfort their mind?

So many doubts,
so many questions
causing His sheep
bouts of depression.

When will they see,
when will they hear
Jesus is wanting
to calm their fear?

So many defeated,
so many gone astray
so many we can lead . . .
back to Jesus today!

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Isaiah 53:6

“All we like sheep
have gone astray;
we have turned
every one to
his own way;
and the Lord
hath laid on him
the iniquity of us all.”

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On The Righteous Path ~

Jesus leads me,
on the righteous path
He steers me from knowing
His Father’s wrath.

He wants nothing more,
than for me to be
faithful and trustful
as He guides me.

Jesus leads me,
for the sake of His name
He wants me to see
how without Him I’m lame.

He knows I am weak,
feeble at best
He knew without grace
I’d have no eternal rest.

Jesus leads me,
it is I who must follow
for my life absent of Him
is meaningless and hollow!

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Psalm 23.3

He leadeth me in the paths
of righteousness
for his name’s sake.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Stir Our Hearts Lord ~

Stir our hearts Lord,
awaken our desire
to learn to do
all that You require.

Stir up our prayer life,
our thoughts stimulate
keep us on our knees
lest we become stagnate.

Stir our minds Lord,
excite us to press on
keep us watchful
till the race is won.

Stir up our faith life,
arouse our holy dullness
so we may be filled with
the Holy Spirit’s fullness.

Stir our souls Lord,
evoke a new awakening
let us have a resurgence
of Your Spirit’s enlightening!

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Psalm 43:3-4

“O send out thy light and thy truth:
let them lead me; let them bring me
unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.

Isaiah 57:15

“For thus saith the high and lofty One
that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high
and holy place, with him also that is
of a contrite and humble spirit,
to revive the spirit of the humble,
and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


There’s Nothing So Hard ~

 

There is no heart so hard,
that God cannot transform
there is no soul so dark
that mercy cannot reform.

There is nothing so hard,
that God will have us to do
there are no circumstances
that He can’t strengthen you.

There is no trial too hard,
that God can’t help us bear
there is no test so daunting
that grace won’t meet us there.

There is no road too hard,
that God may have for us
there is no path so tough
that we can’t learn to trust.

There’s nothing so hard,
that God cannot do . . .
there is no heart so powerless
when He lives inside of you!

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Jeremiah 32:27

“Behold, I am the Lord,
the God of all flesh:
is there any thing
too hard for me?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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