Tag Archives: Hope

True Love From God ~

True love comes from God,
then passed down to man
so we may too love . . .
as only Jesus can.

For our love is weak,
whereas His is strong
it shows us how to forgive
whenever we’re wronged.

True love comes from God,
is given freely to all
it brings redemption
when on Jesus we call.

For our love condemns,
but Jesus’ love atones
it shows us how not to be
the first to cast a stone.

True love comes from God
passed on to His Son
so we too like Him . . .
may love every one!

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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.

John 13:34

A new commandment
I give unto you, That ye
love one another; as I
have loved you, that ye
also love one another.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Peace ~

I never knew this peace,
that God has imparted
I never knew this calm
keeping my heart guarded.

I truly don’t understand,
or know how to explain
why I don’t feel wracked
by this unbearable pain.

I could never imagine,
a mind not over fraught
or how joy can capture
each and every thought.

It’s past comprehension,
way beyond my grasp . . .
how tightly God can keep
one’s heart within His clasp.

But, I know this one thing,
no where else could I find
for, the peace Jesus brings . . .
isn’t like any other kind!

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Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God,
which passeth
all understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds
through Christ Jesus.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fear’s Repellent ~

The perfect love of God,
fear drives back
it gives believers . . .
the faith they lack.

It removes all doubt,
thwarts uncertainty
it gives us assurance . . .
of heaven’s eternity.

The perfect love of God,
knows no dread
it makes believers . . .
in Him instead.

It holds no torment,
no trepidation
it gives us certainty
of our salvation.

The perfect love of God,
is fear’s repellent
it makes believers . . .
out of those repentant!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth
out fear: because fear
hath torment. He that
feareth is not made
perfect in love.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Taste Of God ~

I have had a taste of God,
and all of His goodness
I have sipped from His cup
of truth and righteousness.

It left me with no appetite,
for the world or its ways
it has given me hope . . .
for peaceful, joyful days.

I have had a taste of God,
His kindness I now savor
for I have found in Him
my Lord and my Savior.

It left me with no craving,
for the world and its lust
it has given me the faith . . .
to put in Him my trust.

I have had a taste of God,
now my thirst is fully satisfied
my hunger pains are no more
once my heart, Jesus occupied!

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Psalm 34:8

O taste and see
that the Lord is good:
blessed is the man
that trusteth in him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


If More People Would ~

If more people would say,
what they’d too like to hear . . .
less in this world would be
for us to dread and fear.

If more people would think,
about others feelings . . .
more gentle they would be
in their daily dealings.

If more people would act,
more helpful and thoughtful
less our world would be
so unfriendly and hostile.

If more people would engage,
in words considerate and kind
less anger and bitterness
in this world would we find.

If more people would do,
what they’d too like done
more hearts for Jesus . . .
could for Him be won!

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Matthew 7:12

Therefore all things
whatsoever ye would
that men should do
to you, do ye even so
to them: for this is the
law and the prophets.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Man’s Heart of Stone ~

Man has a heart of stone,
for God there’s no desire
the Bible is meaningless
not a word does it inspire.

But Jesus can remove,
the stiffness and hardness
till it is a heart of flesh
resembling His likeness.

Man is dead in sin,
lives in utter darkness
sees no need for God . . .
due to his heart’s roughness.

But Jesus can fill,
every heart with His light
if only man would stop
and ask Him for new sight.

Man’s heart is granite like,
it is as cold as stone
but God can carve it . . .
into one of His own!

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Ezekiel 36:26

A new heart also will I give you,
and a new spirit will I put within
you: and I will take away the stony
heart out of your flesh, and I will
give you an heart of flesh.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Give God Your Praise ~

Give thanks to God,
no matter how you feel
give to Him your praise
as before Him you kneel.

Show Him your gratitude,
in whatever you do
no matter your situation
your praise will uplift you.

Give thanks to the Lord,
for His loving kindness
give to Him your praise
for all of His goodness.

Show Him your appreciation,
through good times and bad
no matter your circumstance
for His mercy always be glad.

Give God your thanks,
in your prayer and pleas
whether you are standing
or down on your knees!

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Psalm 46:1-3

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

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,

and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;

though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,

though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof.

Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield
my heart trusted in him, and I am helped
therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth
and with my song will I praise him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afraid Of The Dark ~

When I was young girl.
of the darkness I was afraid
my bed became for me
from danger a barricade.

I would pull the covers,
up over my head . . .
tremble beneath them
with fear and dread.

I imagined a boogie man,
was coming after me
though my own eyes
never once did it see.

My father would come,
quietly into my room . . .
to calm the anxiety
that over me loomed.

His words of assurance,
there is nothing to fear
reverberated right into
my frightened young ear.

Now that I am much older,
by man’s evilness I’m dismayed
but, now it’s God my Father . . .
telling me not to be afraid!

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Romans 1:29-32

Being filled with all
unrighteousness, fornication,
wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy,
murder, debate, deceit,
malignity; whisperers,

Backbiters, haters of God,
despiteful, proud, boasters,
inventors of evil things,
disobedient to parents,

Without understanding,
covenantbreakers, without
natural affection, implacable,
unmerciful:

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Till Then I Must Endure ~

I don’t know the hour,
but I know for sure
Jesus will return . . .
till then I must endure.

For many will depart,
from the Life, Truth and Way
but on the narrow path . . .
I’m dedicating myself to stay.

I don’t know the moment,
nor does anyone . . .
only God knows the day
He will send back His Son.

So I need to be ready,
watchful, sober and alert
my eyes mustn’t ever
on Jesus turn or avert.

I don’t know when,
but I know it will be . . .
like a twinkling in my eye
when Jesus comes for me!

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Mark 13:32

But of that day and that hour
knoweth no man, no, not the
angels which are in heaven,
neither the Son, but the Father.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~02.05.21~

Romans 5:3-5


God Promises To Help Us ~

God promises to help us,
when fighting battles
He promises to keep us
from getting rattled.

He gives us the strength,
to fight and contend
He gives us the power
our faith to defend.

God promises to keep us,
secure and protected
He promises to help us
stay to Him connected.

He gives us the courage,
never to be afraid
He gives us the trust
not to be dismayed.

God promises His help,
whenever we need it . . .
He promises to uphold us
in both heart and spirit!

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not;
for I am with thee:
be not dismayed;
for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee;
yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee
with the right hand
of my righteousness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note to God ~02.04.21~

Jeremiah 29:11


What A Wonderful God ~

I see God in the sky,
in the light of the moon
I see Him in the stars
through the universe strewn
and I think to my self . . .
what a wonderful God!

I see God in the hills,
in the valley below
I see Him in the streams
throughout the earth flow
and I think to my self. . . .
what a skillful God!

I see God in the ocean,
in the waves on the shore
I see Him as they crash
with a thunderous roar .
and I think to my self . . .
what a powerful God!

I see God in the trees,
the flowers that bloom
I see Him as the robin
its nestling’s groom
and I think to my self . . .
what a beautiful God!

I see God in the clouds,
in the storms rolling by
I see Him in the lighting
as it brightens up the sky
and I think to my self . . .
what a masterful God!

I see God’s handiwork,
it is all around me . . .
oh, how I can hardly wait
to see what I cannot see
and I think to my self . . .
what a wonderful God!

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Psalm 8:3

When I consider thy heavens,
the work of thy fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which thou hast ordained;

Psalm 19:1

The heavens declare
the glory of God;
and the firmament
sheweth his handywork.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What Happened To The Training ~

What happened to training,
our children in the Way
why are they from God . . .
turning so far away?

Why are they departing,
from the Truth and Life
why are they creating
in our world so much strife?

What happened to teaching,
our children about God
why are they leaving for
the road wide and broad?

Why are they rebellious,
so willfully disobedient
why are their morals
so carelessly lenient?

What happen to our children,
why have they left the flock
could it be their parents . . .
they too, chosen God to mock?

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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.

Galatians 6:7

Be not deceived;
God is not mocked:
for whatsoever a man soweth,
that shall he also reap.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I See God’s Glory ~

I see God’s wonder,
I see His Light . . .
it does not fade
into the night.

It shines brighter,
than the morning sun
it radiates the Light
of His begotten Son.

I see the distance,
between God and man
I see His love . . .
fill the empty span.

I see the future,
forever it goes on
I see a hereafter
when all evil is gone.

I see God’s glory,
making all things new
and I pray you see it . . .
for yourself too!

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Psalm 72:19

“And blessed be
his glorious name for ever:

and let the whole earth
be filled with his glory;

Amen, and Amen.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Strong and Of Good Courage ~

Be strong,
have good courage too
for God . . .
is always with you.

Be bold,
for God won’t forsake
be brave
in His strength partake.

Be daring,
have good temerity too
for God . . .
will go out before you.

Be fearless,
for God will protect
be unafraid
and He will direct.

Be of good courage,
be strong too . . .
for God . . .
will not abandon you!

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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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


What Can Man Do To Me ~

What can man do to me,
what of mine can he control
he may take my livelihood
but, never, ever my soul.

He may knock me down,
spit right into my face
but, he can never shame me
out of my faith in grace.

What can man say to me,
what hateful things can he state
he can take away my freedoms
but, never, ever my eternal fate.

He may chase after me,
with a disgust that could kill
but, he can never stop me
from remaining in God’s will.

What can man do to me,
what can he ever, ever say . . .
to make me stop believing
Jesus is the Life, Truth and Way!

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Psalm 118:6

The Lord is on my side;
I will not fear:
what can man do unto me?

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Know No Other Friend ~

I know no better friend,
no other to hang around
none who can help to keep
my heart and mind sound.

I know no pal or buddy,
no other who can for me
keep my faith believing
in what I cannot see.

I know no other sidekick,
no other to spend my day
none who can help me
on the narrow way to stay.

I know no acquaintance,
no other who I can confide
none who can promise me
to always be at my side.

I know no better friend,
no other one who is true
that is why Jesus . . .
I put my faith in only You!

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Proverbs 17:17

A friend loveth at all times,

John 15:13

Greater love hath
no man than this,
that a man lay down
his life for his
friends.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


May The Lord Bless You ~

May the Lord bless you,
keep you in His stead
may He keep you safe
in the days ahead.

May His goodness,
you be reminded of
may His arms wrap you
in His forever love.

May the Lord bless you,
keep you in His watch
may He keep you secure
under His wing’s notch.

May His face shine down,
with rays of hope on you
may His gracious mercy
your heart and mind renew.

May the Lord bless you,
bring to you His peace
as all your cares . . .
onto Him you release!

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Numbers 6:24-26

The Lord bless thee,
and keep thee:

The Lord make his face
shine upon thee,
and be gracious unto thee:

The Lord lift up
his countenance upon thee,
and give thee peace.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Evildoers ~

Evildoers are all around,
with haughty eyes they do seek
all those who they believe . . .
are the world’s meek and weak.

But, we who trust in the Lord,
have nothing to really fear
though they our reputations . . .
want to destroy and smear.

Evildoers roam the earth,
with lying tongues they preach
fake reports to the masses
so their discord they can teach.

But, we who have the truth,
know these things God does hate
we follow not what they say . . .
but, we keep to the way straight.

Evildoers with wicked plans,
they do surround us all around
but, we who trust in our Lord
in Him keep our mind’s sound!

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Proverbs 6:16-19

These six things doth
the Lord hate:
yea, seven are an
abomination unto him:

A proud look, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed
innocent blood,

An heart that deviseth wicked
imaginations, feet that be swift
in running to mischief,

A false witness that speaketh lies,
and he that soweth
discord among brethren.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Before Me Lord ~

Before me Lord,
is where I will set You
before my plans . . .
Yours I will seek to do.

For I trust You Lord,
I’ll follow where You say
for in Your right hand
is where I want to stay.

Before me Lord,
I trust You will go
so the way to me
You, Yourself can show.

For You are my Rock,
nothing can move me
in Your righteous will
is where I want to be.

Before You Lord,
my praises I will sing
my tongue will rejoice
for the hope You bring!

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Psalm 16.8-9

I have set the Lord always
before me: because he is
at my right hand,
I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad,
and my glory rejoiceth:
my flesh also shall rest in hope.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Faith Springs Forth ~

Faith springs from the heart,
as mercy falls from above
the earth becomes enriched
by the grace of Jesus’ love.

Hope dwells internally,
the seed has been planted
all who willing come to Jesus
eternal salvation is granted.

Truth descends from heaven,
peace to earth Jesus brings
the world opens up its arm
to receive its King of Kings.

Righteousness sprinkles down,
on a land parched and dry
the God of all creation hears
His creature’s thirsty cry.

Faithfulness springs forward,
the earth receives a new start
mercy and truth have kissed . . .
warming the coldest of hearts!

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Psalm 85.10-12

Mercy and truth are met
together; righteousness
and peace have kissed
each other.

Truth shall spring out
of the earth; and
righteousness shall
look down from heaven.

Yea, the Lord shall give
that which is good; and
our land shall yield
her increase.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Oh, Lord Be Good To Me ~

Oh, Lord be good to me,
for I do seek You . .
and I will always wait
for Your guidance too.

I will keep Your Word,
follow it all my days
for it leads to the path
of Your righteous ways.

Oh. Lord be good to me,
for I do call on You
I will always seek
after Your mercy too.

I will with all my heart,
my mind and my soul
look to Your Word
as my hope and counsel.

Oh, Lord be good to me,
for I do love You . . .
bless my soul Oh, Lord
so I may bless Yours too!

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Psalm 119:2

Blessed are those who keep
his testimonies, who seek him
with their whole heart,

Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good to those
who wait for him, to the
soul who seeks him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Oh, Blessed Hope ~

Oh, blessed hope,
drench my soul
in these days . . .
of great turmoil.

Let me see,
Thy glory coming
oh, blessed hope
my heart keep flooding.

Oh, blessed hope,
I pray fervently
in these times
of great uncertainty.

Let me hear,
the trump sounding
oh, blessed hope
heaven bounding.

Oh, blessed hope,
until You appear . . .
bring more hope
to those who fear!

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Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Good Morning Quote ~01.23.21~


Waiting For Answers ~

When for answers,
I have to sit and wait
I find with myself . . .
having a great debate.

I questions if it’s just,
my will I’m praying for
or will I wait for God
to open the right door.

When for feedback,
I have to wait to hear
I listen for God . . .
to whisper in my ear.

I start to think if it’s just,
myself I’m talking to
or is God telling me . . .
what I should go and do.

When for answers,
God has me waiting
I have learned it’s not . . .
worth my debating!

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Lamentations 3:25

The Lord is good
unto them that wait
for him, to the soul
that seeketh him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Abiding In These Last Times ~

Abiding in these last times,
takes walking in the Light
so to be able to see . . .
all the evil forces we fight.

For walking in the Light,
will keep us very aware
to the many trappings
satan has in his snare.

Abiding in the Truth,
takes remaining focused
being alert to doctrines
counterfeit and bogus.

For daily staying focused,
antichrists we’ll expose
and to their false gospel
we’ll be able to oppose.

Abiding in these last times,
takes the Light to find . . .
all the deceivers out to get
our hearts and minds!

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1 John 2:18-28

Little children, it is the last time:
and as ye have heard that antichrist
shall come, even now are there
many antichrists; whereby we
know that it is the last time.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


An Upward Look ~

An upward look,
will save you
bring heaven
right into view.

Just one glace,
at Jesus alone
for your sins
to be atoned.

A vertical glimpse,
into the Light
will bring His glory
into your sight.

Just one peek,
at His undying grace
so by faith His love
you may embrace.

An upward look,
a turn of your eyes
a repentant heart . . .
a lost soul’s cries!

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Luke 5:32

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Gospel Mutations ~

The Gospel of Christ,
has many mutations
preached by different
denominations.

The gospel of works,
it’s all about you . . .
not about what Jesus
was sent here to do.

The gospel of moralism,
is all about being good
but, it is just another
salvation falsehood.

The gospel of prosperity,
is about being made rich
not in the blood of Christ
but by some get rich pitch.

The gospel of self help,
again it’s back to you
not what Jesus . . .
came here to do!

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2 Corinthians 11:4

For if he that cometh preacheth
another Jesus, whom we have
not preached, or if ye receive
another spirit, which ye have
not received, or another gospel,
which ye have not accepted,
ye might well bear with him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Always Searching ~

God is always moving,
looking all around . . .
looking to find hearts
He can turn around.

He’s on the look out,
searching far and wide
from His eyes no one
can run away or hide.

God is always active,
looking here and there
looking to find hearts
to give Him their care.

He is on the watch,
be it night or day
to lead back hearts
that have gone astray.

God is always exploring,
searching and pursuing
for the hearts and minds
in need of His renewing!

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1 Peter 3:12

For the eyes of the Lord
are over the righteous,
and his ears are open
unto their prayers:
but the face of the Lord
is against them that do evil.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Age Of Aggression ~

We are living in,
the age of aggression
a time God’s faithful
are facing rejection.

It’s a era of change,
a time of redirection
to the Life and Truth
a loss of connection.

It’s a movement,
without any reflection
on seeking God’s face
or His protection.

It’s a period of shifting,
from God a secession
a hateful rebellion
full of provocation.

We are living in,
the age of oppression . . .
but, we who have faith
won’t fall into depression!

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Job 34:37

For he addeth rebellion
unto his sin, he clappeth
his hands among us,
and multiplieth his
words against God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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