Tag Archives: Hope

Steadfast Love ~

God’s love is steadfast,
it is firm and unyielding
it’s constant and resolute
for it is unwavering.

God’s love never changes,
it’s unflinching and unmovable
it is undeterred and dead set
for it is unshakable.

God’s love is relentless,
it is decisive and unfailing
it is unfaltering and steady
for it is unchanging.

God’s love is fervent,
it’s passionate and untiring
it is sincere and relentless
for it is unwearying.

God’s love is steadfast,
it is devoted and dedicated
it is focused and committed
it can never be exaggerated!

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Jeremiah 31:3

“The Lord hath appeared
of old unto me, saying,
Yea, I have loved thee
with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka

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Oh, My Little Flock ~

Oh, My little flock
you’ve nothing to fear
for I’ve promised you
I would always be near.

You see I’ve a kingdom,
I want to lead you to
and I know you need Me
to direct and guide you.

Oh, my little flock,
you’ll need to be resilient
to My prodding
you mustn’t be indifferent.

For it is My intention,
and brings Me great pleasure
to take you to where you’ll find
your eternal treasure.

Oh My little flock,
you’ve nothing to fear
for your future destination
to Me is very dear!

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Luke 12:32

“Fear not, little flock;
for it is your Father’s
good pleasure to give you
the kingdom.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Most Beautiful Love Song ~

There is a love song,
more beautiful than any other
lyrics so glorious
you will get lost in all its wonder.

The melody is soothing,
all your fears it will calm
to your soul it will be . . .
just like a healing balm.

It is a song sung,
with joy and gladness
over hearts awakening
from spiritual blindness.

The tune is gentle,
the rhythm is easy . . .
the message is offered
to everyone freely.

There is a joyous love song,
Jesus sings from above . .
whenever someone accepts
His life-saving love!

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Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord thy God in the midst
of thee is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love,
he will joy over thee with singing.”

Matthew 11:28

“Come unto me,
all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


God Sees and Hears ~

God sees your tears,
He hears your cries
He knows the sound
of sorrows sighs.

He sees your heart,
the pain, your break
He sees your frame
the tremble, the shake.

God hears your pleas,
the why, the hows
He hears your prayers
the what, the nows.

God sees your mind,
the fear, the fright
He sees  your thoughts
the shock, your fight.

God sees your pain,
the jolt, your shutter
He hears the words
you can’t seem to utter.

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Psalm 42:3

“My tears have been
my meat day and night,
while they continually
say unto me,
Where is thy God?”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Giver Of All Things Good~

Everyday is a gift from God,
a present for us to unfold
the blessings of His splendor
in the green pastures of His fold.

It is there where we will find,
a Shepherd to lead us
into valleys peaceful
filled with strength, faith and trust.

Everyday is a gift from God,
a treasure for us to explore
the bounty of His goodness
to soak in and to absorb.

It is there where we will find,
all that is good and perfect
coming from the Father of lights
for us daily on which to reflect.

Everyday is a gift to us,
from the Giver of all things
a treasure trove of blessings
that each new morning brings!

James 1.17

“Every good gift and every
perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the
Father of lights,
with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


First Hand Experience ~

Jesus offers rest,
from our weariness
something we all need
first hand to experience.

For when we seek,
the comfort He imparts
His peace will start flowing
straight into our hearts.

Jesus offers relief,
from our daily burdens
something we all need
to heed and to hearken.

For when we release,
the weight of our care
His calm will alleviate
the load that we bear.

Jesus offers comfort,
relief and rest . . .
to all who are burdened
weary or stressed!

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Matthew 11:28-29

“Come unto me, all ye that
labour and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you, and
learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Seasons ~

I’ve suffered through seasons,
with pain too much to bear
periods of ongoing grief
where tears became my prayer.

I’ve sailed though seasons,
with carefree, untroubled days
weeks, months and even years
singing nothing but my praise.

I’ve struggled through seasons,
with doubt propelling me
to question why I believed
in the things I couldn’t see.

I’ve strolled through seasons,
with faith so unshakeable
my hope and trust in God
was clearly unbreakable.

I’ve been through many,
different kinds of seasons
and through them all I found
God had for each a reason!

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Ecclesiastes 3:1

“To every thing
there is a season,
and a time to every
purpose under the heaven:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


The Loom of Gloom ~

When my heart feels hopeless,
when desperation sets in
as I become anxious from . . .
the turmoil twirling within.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I plea
for His perfect peace
to wash over me.

When my mind feels helpless,
when gloom is on the loom
as I become anxious from . .
incoming thoughts of doom.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I pray
for His Spirit of peace
to quickly come my way.

When my heart and mind,
feel hopeless and anxious
I drop to my knees . . .
and think on things precious!

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Philippians 4:8-9

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Those things, which ye have
both learned, and received,
and heard, and seen in me,
do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Troubles Abounding ~

In this fallen world . . .
they’ll be troubles abounding
worries and cares
conceptually confounding.

But, Jesus said we’re not,
to fret or to despair
but to hand over to Him
our every single care.

Each day there’s enough,
troubles of its own
packed full of anxiety
from the things unknown.

But, Jesus insisted,
we are not to dread
nor are we to panic
but to trust Him instead.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have plenty of distress
but, Jesus makes it clear
over them we needn’t obsess!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Warning ~

Don’t be fooled,
though saved by grace
to these truths . . .
we must embrace.

Do not go down the road,
of sexual temptation
rather to immorality
have no association.

Don’t continue to sin,
or stay on the wide way
rather confess and repent
right now without delay.

Do not drift or fall back,
into godless living
rather into righteousness
keep yourself pressing.

Don’t fall victim,
to satan’s attacks
rather flee for your life . . .
and don’t look back!

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Titus 2:11-12

“For the grace of God that
bringeth salvation hath
appeared to all men,

Teaching us that, denying
ungodliness and worldly lusts,
we should live soberly,
righteously, and godly,
in this present world;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Passionately Insatiable ~

Lord let me not get,
too old to keep learning
keep my eagerness
for knowledge burning.

Let me not become,
too comfortable
thinking I am . . .
oh, so knowledgeable.

Lord, let me continue,
to keep on growing
may I never grow tired
of more of You knowing.

Let me not be,
content in my ways
so I may gain wisdom
for the rest of my days.

Lord let me not get,
too old and lackadaisical
keep my knowledge for You
passionately insatiable!

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2 Peter 3:18

“But grow in grace,
and in the knowledge
of our Lord and Saviour
Jesus Christ.
To him be glory
both now and for ever.”
Amen.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Prisoner of Hope ~

I’m a prisoner of hope,
for Jesus captured me
the day when from this world
He came and set me free.

I’m a prisoner of love.
for Jesus gave me life
the day when upon Himself
He took my worldly strife.

I am a prisoner of faith,
for Jesus convicted me
of the hidden sin in my life
that only He could see.

I’m a prisoner of trust,
for Jesus gave me light
the day when He filled me
with the Holy Spirit’s might.

I’m a prisoner of hope,
love, faith and trust . . .
for Jesus showed me
He is always fair and just!

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Zechariah 9:12

Turn you to the strong hold,
ye prisoners of hope:
even to day do I declare
that I will render
double unto thee;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Old Creature Gone ~

Old creature gone,
exchanged for the new
the day Lord, Jesus
we came to follow You.

Old dirty habits,
old thoughts and ways
redeemed for the new
for the rest of our days.

Old bitter resentment,
old tempers and demands
substituted for the new
as we obey Your commands.

Old greedy desires,
old habits and lusts
converted for the new
when we began to trust.

Old creature gone,
exchanged for the new
all because Lord, Jesus
we’re beholden to You!

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2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore if any man be in
Christ, he is a new creature:
old things are passed away;
behold,
all things are become new.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


A Thread of Hope ~

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for doubt and fear
not to breed.

For all it takes,
is one little strand
for God’s power
to be in your hand.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for trust and faith
to be freed.

For all it asks,
is for you to believe
God’s mighty strength
you will receive.

A thread of hope,
is all you need
for faith to grow
from a mustard seed!

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Matthew 17:20

“And Jesus said unto them,
Because of your unbelief:
for verily I say unto you,
If ye have faith as a grain
of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain,
Remove hence to yonder place;
and it shall remove;
and nothing shall be
impossible unto you.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Love Is Blind ~

Love is patient,
it doesn’t keep score
when it’s insulted
it doesn’t get sore.

Love isn’t self-centered,
it isn’t conceited
when it is put down
it isn’t defeated.

Love is kind,
it doesn’t get mad
when disappointed
is doesn’t get sad.

Love isn’t self-seeking
it isn’t disturbed
when it’s agitated
it isn’t perturbed.

Love is patient,
love is kind . . .
to other’s faults
love is blind!

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1 Corinthians 13:4-5

“Charity suffereth long,
and is kind; charity
envieth not; charity
vaunteth not itself,
is not puffed up,

Doth not behave itself unseemly,
seeketh not her own,
is not easily provoked,
thinketh no evil;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Negative Thoughts ~

Negative thoughts,
coming from nowhere
bombarding our hearts
with distrust and despair.

From out of the blue,
they attack our mind
robbing us of our hope
leaving anxiety behind.

Negatives thoughts,
blown in like a whirlwind
til under their control
we find ourselves pinned.

From places unknown,
they come to the surface
assaulting our knowledge
of God and His purpose.

Negative thoughts,
we must take captive
to them we cannot be
inactive or passive!

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2 Corinthians 10:5

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that
exalteth itself against
the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the
obedience of Christ;

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


We’re All Guilty ~

We all have,
laundry filthy
we all are in
God’s eyes guilty.

We all need,
to be disinfected
and be to God
more subjected.

We all have,
concealed  sin
we all know
the evil within.

We all need,
to come clean
so God’s glory
we can glean.

We all have,
wicked thoughts
we all have into
satan’s lies bought.

We all need,
to scour our mind
so God’s Mercy
we can find.

We all have . . .
fallen short
we all need Jesus
to cleanse our heart!

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Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned,
and come short of
the glory of God;”

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.18.19~


A Needful Reminder ~

Sometimes I forget,
why I am so very blessed
why my heart is at ease
and my soul is at rest.

Then I remind myself,
as to why I feel this way
for, my hope is in Jesus
returning soon one day.

Sometimes I overlook,
why my spirit is so settled
why I am not surprised
by the works of the devil.

Then I remind myself,
as to why I am at peace
for until Jesus returns
evil will never cease.

Sometimes I forget,
just why I am so blessed
then I remind myself . . .
it’s on Jesus I do rest!

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Ecclesiastes 4:6

“Better is an handful with quietness,
than both the hands full with travail
and vexation of spirit.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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Don’t Be Offended ~

When you find yourself,
for Jesus being mocked
and your faith in God
is always getting knocked.

Don’t be offended,
by what people might do
rather let God’s peace
be what they see in you.

When you find yourself,
endlessly put down
and you’re tormented
for the truth you found.

Don’t be taken back,
by what people say
rather let Jesus help you
to show them the way.

When you’re attacked,
for your Godly belief . . .
don’t let it cause you
one iota of grief!

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Exodus 14:14

“The Lord shall fight for you,
and ye shall hold your peace.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


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