Tag Archives: Hope

If We Are to Have Hope ~

 

If we are to have hope,
in what we can’t see
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t trust more in Thee?

If we are to have patience,
while for Your return we await
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep to the straight gate?

If we are to have faith,
that Your Kingdom is coming
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep faithfully running.

If we are to have perseverance,
even though You may tarry
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t our own cross carry?

If we are to have hope,
if we are to trust and believe
why is it then Lord . . .
we don’t keep our eyes on Thee?

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Romans 8:25

“But if we hope for that we see not,
then do we with patience wait for it.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Did You Hear The Good News ~

Did you hear the Good News,
how Jesus died for you . . .
were you told about His grace
truly making all things new?

Did you hear the Good News,
how you can be forgiven
why Jesus came to redeem
your sinful condition?

Did you hear the Good News,
have you come to know
how Jesus washes your sins
turning them white as snow?

Did you hear the Good News,
God remembers your sin no more
how when Jesus arose
He opened to you, heavens door?

Did you hear the Good News,
before God you’ll stand blameless
for Jesus was the sacrifice . . .
making you His bride, spotless!

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1 Peter 1:18-19

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not
redeemed with corruptible things,
as silver and gold, from your vain
conversation received by tradition
from your fathers;

But with the precious blood
of Christ, as of a lamb
without blemish and without spot:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Perhaps ~

Sometimes I look,
but I don’t always see
the plans God has
awaiting just for me.

Perhaps I’m too busy,
focusing on my pain
or maybe it’s in my life
there’s been so much rain.

Sometimes I find myself,
wrap up in just me
that God purposes
are just too hard to see.

Perhaps I’m spending,
too much time away
from the Word of God
to see what He’s to say.

Sometimes to be honest,
I worry way too much
and I remain blind  . . .
to Jesus’ healing touch!

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Matthew 9:27-29

“And when Jesus departed thence,
two blind men followed him,
crying, and saying,
Thou son of David, have mercy on us.

And when he was come
into the house, the blind men
came to him: and Jesus saith
unto them, Believe ye that I am
able to do this?
They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

Then touched he their eyes, saying,
According to your faith be it unto you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Our Life-Savior ~

Oh, what a Savior,
oh, what a safeguard
Jesus became for all
our heavenly lifeguard.

When to Jesus we come,
repentant and contrite
He’ll wash all our sins
from crimson to white.

Oh, what a Savior,
oh, what a surety
forgiveness of sin
is our security.

God’s incredible mercy,
Christ’s magnificent grace
is now for every heart
to eternally embrace.

Oh, what a life-line.
oh, what a life-preserver
for, Jesus truly is . . .
the world’s life-Savior!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth
in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Bearing Good Fruits ~

Faith that is voiced,
faith that is shared
is a faith that knows
good fruit it’s to bear.

Faith that is productive,
faith that is fruitful
is a faith God makes
for His kingdom useful.

Faith that is spoken,
faith that is conveyed
is a faith that God needs
so hearts can be swayed.

Faith that is ministering,
faith that is life-saving
is a faith in Jesus
worthy of our embracing.

Faith that is hidden,
faith that we don’t share
is a faith in God . . . .
leading others no where!

James 2:17

“Even so faith,
if it hath not works,
is dead, being alone.”

Matthew 7:16-20

“Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Do men gather grapes of thorns,
or figs of thistles?

Even so every good tree
bringeth forth good fruit;
but a corrupt tree
bringeth forth evil fruit.

A good tree cannot bring
forth evil fruit,
neither can a corrupt tree
bring forth good fruit.

Every tree that bringeth
not forth good fruit
is hewn down, and cast
into the fire.

Wherefore by their fruits
ye shall know them.”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Perfect Way of God ~

God’s way is perfect,
it leads to His Son
where grace and forgiveness
is offered to everyone.

God’s way is peaceful,
if you trust and believe
God’s mercy and favor
for yours sins you’ll receive.

God’s way is righteous,
it is tried and true
it’s where you will find
why Jesus died for you.

God’s way is direct,
it is holy and straight
leading all who follow it
through the narrow gate.

God’s way is perfect,
it leads to salvation
removing the curse . . .
of eternal damnation!

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Psalm 18:30

“As for God, his way is perfect:
the word of the Lord is tried:
he is a buckler to all those
that trust in him.”

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A New Covenant ~

God will bestow,
on each and everyone
life eternal
if we believe in His Son.

Through Jesus’ blood,
we have a new covenant
everlasting life instead . . .
of eternal punishment.

Through God’s mercy,
we’ll have eternal glory
tis why Jesus’ death
became mandatory.

When satan’s  defeated,
a crown of life we’ll receive
for all who until death
still trust and believe.

A ceaseless peace,
an eternal inheritance
all bestow unto us . . .
through God benevolence!

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Hebrews 12:24

“And to Jesus the mediator
of the new covenant,
and to the blood of
sprinkling, that speaketh
better things than that of Abel.”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


A New Earth and Heaven ~

When I think about,
when the earth will be no more
into the Word of God I go
digging deeper as I explore.

I find throughout the pages,
the warnings God has given us
to seek His face while it can be found
and in Him, to learn to trust.

I see for generations,
man’s rebellion against God’s ways
and for the lack of faith
how we like sheep are led astray.

I come upon the verses,
when God knew what He had to do
and so He sent His begotten Son
to bring salvation to me and you.

When I think about,
when the heaven will be no more
I think about the new earth . . .
and all for us it has in store!

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Matthew 24:35

“ Heaven and earth shall pass away,
but my words shall not pass away.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Seeking God ~

If you seek God,
you will find
a place for Him
in your mind.

For, when you search,
God is found
and your thoughts
in Him, will abound.

If you seek God,
you will discover
and His plans for you
you will uncover.

For, when You look,
with all your heart
from His purposes
you’ll not depart.

If you seek God,
He will be there
and to His ways
you’ll be aware!

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Deuteronomy 4:29

“But if from thence thou
shalt seek the Lord thy God,
thou shalt find him,
if thou seek him with all
thy heart and with all thy soul.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Path Toward Peace ~

The path toward peace,
is one paved in pain
with plenty of loss
for our spiritual gain.

On it there is suffering,
sorrow and persecution
but, in Jesus we all have
hope and restitution.

The path toward heaven,
is full of ups and downs
plenty of highs and lows
we have to get around.

On it there are setbacks,
barricades and barriers
but, they only make us
for Jesus, stronger warriors.

The path toward joy,
is one we can truly trust
for Jesus our Savior . . .
has gone on it before us!

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1 Peter 4:13

“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are
partakers of Christ’s sufferings;
that, when his glory shall be
revealed, ye may be glad
also with exceeding joy.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Without The First Rain ~

Without the first rain,
there can’t be a last harvest
without the Son’s Light
all would be in darkness.

Without the spring showers,
the seed of truth can’t grow
without the fresh crops
Jesus no one would know.

Without the latter rain,
there be nothing to reap
without God’s eternal mercy
over sin, no one would weep.

Without the outpouring,
of the Holy Spirit
without the Word of God
no one for heaven would be fit.

Without the first rain,
the latter rain can’t come
so that Jesus can return
and set up His Kingdom!

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James 5:7

“Be patient therefore,
brethren, unto the coming of the Lord.
Behold, the husbandman waiteth
for the precious fruit of the earth,
and hath long patience for it,
until he receive the
early and latter rain.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


If We Know ~

If we know . . .
all things work for our good
then why don’t we trust God
like we know we should?

If we know . . .
together things will work out
then why don’t we trust God
instead of having doubt?

If we know . . .
with God all things are possible
then why don’t we trust God
with what is impossible?

If we know . . .
our life’s are in God’s control
then why don’t we trust God
with the things of the soul?

If we know . . .
and God we truly love
then why aren’t we willing
our fears to let go of?

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Romans 8.28

“We know that all things
work together for
good to them that love God:

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Not One Should Perish ~

Thank you Father,
for taking Your time
so You can call
“more people mine.

Thank you Father,
for being slow
lest Your anger
we’d all know.

Thank You Father,
for not being slack
so Your lost sheep
may come back.

Thank You Father,
for being forgiving
when we repent
of ungodly living.

Thank You Father,
for Your desire . . .
not one should perish
in hell’s fire!

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2 Peter 3:9

“ The Lord is not slack
concerning his promise,
as some men count slackness;
but is longsuffering
to us-ward,
not willing that any
should perish,
but that all should
come to repentance.

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True Peace and Rest ~

If you want to find,
true peace an contentment
then in your heart to God
make a real commitment.

For, peace and happiness,
in this world can’t be had
as it only offers you . . .
passing fancy’s and fad’s.

If you want to find,
true peace and serenity
then your life from God
you can’t live separately.

For, true peace and joy,
just cannot be found
’til in your soul you know
you are heaven bound.

If you want to find,
true peace and rest
then your heart to Jesus
you must invest!

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John 14:27

“Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart
be troubled, neither
let it be afraid.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sin is Still Sin ~

Oh, my worldly friends,
don’t you be deceived
the meaning of sin
is often misconceived.

Sin is still sin,
no matter what they say
changes to the Word of God
won’t stand up on judgment day.

Sin is still dark and evil,
it’s full of greed and pride
don’t you believe for a minute
sin from God you can hide.

Sin is still vile and wicked,
it’s coveting and lusting
and in the eyes of God  . . .
all of it to Him is disgusting.

Repentance is,
what you need to do
so Jesus from your sin
can forgive and free you.

So, my worldly friends,
repent and sin no more
lest with satan your soul . . .
will till the end, be at war!

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Matthew 4:17

“From that time
Jesus began to preach,
and to say,
Repent:
for the kingdom
of heaven is at hand.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Not Mine, But God’s ~

God’s strength, not mine,
my sin, His forgiveness
God’s power, not mine
my battles, His fight.

God’s desires, not mine,
my needs, His supply
God’s demands, not mine
my weakness, His might.

God’s faithfulness, not mine,
my defiance, His mercy
God’s compassion, not mine
my rebellion, His favor.

God’s plans, not mine,
my bad, His good
God’s time, not mine
my life, His design.

God’s kindness, not mine
my shame, His grace
God’s Son, my salvation
my guilt, His redemption.

God’s strength, not mine,
my hope, His promise
God’s peace, not mine
my trust, His alone!

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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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Secret Place ~

In that secret place,
is where I long to dwell
it’s when with my soul
all is quiet and well.

Underneath the shadow,
of God’s love and grace
it’s where my heart finds
a quiet resting place.

With the most High,
is where I yearn to be
it’s when in my mind
a calm settles in me.

With the Almighty,
in an untroubled solitude
where with His mercy
I am gloriously renewed.

In that secret place,
where with God I find
true peace and stillness
for my heart and mind!

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Psalm 91:1

“He that dwelleth in the
secret place of the most
High shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


To God Be The Glory ~

To God Be the Glory,
this is why I write . . .
to His honor
for His delight.

Sharing my needs,
up lifting yours
so together our hope
we can explore.

To God be the glory,
to Him be the praise
for knowing His Word
to following His ways.

Praying to God,
learning to be still
so we can understand
His most perfect will.

To God be the glory,
this is why I do write . . .
using the grace given me
to shine His saving light!

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Romans 12:6

“Having then gifts differing
according to the grace that
is given to us,”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


The Mercy of God is Powerful ~

The Mercy of God is potent,
it can loosen every chain
holding one of His children
in the torment of their pain.

The mercy of God is powerful,
it breaks the sinful binds
it restores and it can heal
His children’s hearts and minds.

The mercy of God is delivering,
it weakens wickedness’ grasp
it gives His children strength
from satan’s hold, to unclasp.

The mercy of God is freeing,
it separates good from evil
His children it will save
from the schemes of the devil.

The mercy of God is bountiful,
it’s sufficient and plenteous
His children know intimately
just how much, He is gracious!

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Psalm 103:8

“The Lord is merciful and gracious,
slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Too Numerous To Count ~

When I look at the stars,
as I watch their twinkling
I can see God’s blessings
in them glistening.

I see the star of my faith,
shinning so ever bright
for, God has blessed me
with His saving Light.

I see the star of my trust,
hanging in the sky above
for, God has blessed me
with His mercy and love.

I see the star of my hope,
it’s the brightest one
for, God has blessed me
with the grace of His Son.

When I look at the stars,
as they twinkle all about
I’m reminded God’s blessings
are just too numerous to count!

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Genesis 15:5

“And he brought him forth abroad,
and said, Look now toward heaven,
and tell the stars, if thou be
able to number them:
and he said unto him,
So shall thy seed be.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note From God 07.23.17


God Of The Hopeful ~

God of the watchful,
Lord of the heart
establish Your ways
upon a new day’s start.

God of the trustful,
Lord of the soul
gives us Your strength
our day be in control.

God of the faithful,
Lord of the mind
may your peace
today we again find.

God of the hopeful,
Lord of our life
give us the courage
to give You our strife.

God of the watchful,
Lord of the heart
from Your righteous way
today, may we not part!

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Psalm 31:24

“Be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
your heart, all ye that
hope in the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Sticky Note to God 07.23.17


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