Tag Archives: Mercy

Jesus Died for All ~

Jesus gave Himself for me,
He gave Himself for you
He gave Himself for each
one in the world too.

Jesus died for our sins,
He gave up His life
so we’d be delivered
from its damning strife.

Jesus gave Himself for all,
He gave Himself to set free
He gave Himself to break
on us, satan’s authority.

Jesus became the ransom,
His life was the price
so one day with Him
we could be in paradise.

Jesus gave Himself for you,
He gave Himself for me . . .
so from sin we’d be freed
if we so choose to be!

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1 John 2:2

“And he is the propitiation
for our sins: and not for
ours only, but also for
the sins of the whole world.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Shepherd’s Care ~

He goes ahead of me,
my safety comes first
He leads me to springs
to quench my thirst.

He keeps His eyes out,
for any danger ahead
He guides me to pastures
where I can be fed.

He knows where I’m at,
if I should get lost
He will seek me out
no matter the cost.

He knows if I’m tired,
He sees my weakness
He cares and loves me
for my own uniqueness.

 He is my Shepherd,
He can be yours too
if you will let Jesus . . .
lead and guide you!

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John 10:14

“I am the good shepherd,
and know my sheep,
and am known of mine.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Have A Past ~

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all cringe . . .
at the memories they bring.

We all need to find,
God’s favor and grace
we all need God’s mercy
so the past we can face.

We all have feelings,
of resentment and ill-will
we all wince . . .
at how others make us feel.

We all need to find,
God’s healing peace
we all need God’s mercy
so our pain He can release.

We all have suffered,
the heartache of rejection
we all recoil . . .
when the past we mention.

We all need to find,
God’s way to forgiveness
we all need God’s mercy
so we can be rid of bitterness.

We all have a past,
filled with painful things
we all need God’s mercy
and the grace that it brings!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Masks ~

Some hide behind,
masks of every kind
some wear disguises
if only in their mind.

Some camouflage,
who they truly are
some cover up
life’s many battle scars.

Some keep hidden,
the agony they feel
some their heartache
they want to conceal.

Some pretend to be,
happy when they’re not
some try to obscure
the problems they’ve got.

Some gloss over,
their heart’s insecurities
some try to cloak
their personal disabilities.

But, behind the masks,
from God we can’t hide
for He sees everything
going on, on the inside.

So, take off the disguise,
you are hiding behind
and let God transform . . .
your heart and mind!

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Job 34:21

“For his eyes
are upon the ways of man,
and he seeth all his goings.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God of The Repentant ~

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God of the lonely,
God of the rejected
may Your mercy be
in our lives injected.

God of the depressed,
God of the dispirited
give us Your favor
though unwarranted.

God of the guilty,
God of the hopeless
may Your grace
hold us blameless.

God of the repentant,
God of the mournful
may we be for our sins
truly remorseful!

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Matthew 9:13

“But go ye and learn
what that meaneth,
I will have mercy,
and not sacrifice:
for I am not come
to call the righteous,
but sinners to repentance.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Unlimited Love ~

Grace abounding,
mercy unmerited
God’s love for us
is unlimited.

Favor everlasting,
hope eternally
God’s peace for us
will be perpetually.

Forgiveness overflowing,
serenity ceaseless
for all those who believe
their Savior is Jesus.

Rejoicing continual,
jubilation unrelenting
God’s bliss for us
will be unending.

Grace abounding
mercy undeserved
love astounding
for all who persevered!

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Romans 5:8

“But God commendeth his love
toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A New Comandment ~

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A new commandment,
for you to do . . .
to love others as much
as Jesus loves you.

You must put away,
envy, greed and strife
if others are to see
Jesus’ love in you life.

You need to be the light,
exposing the true way
love must be the motive
behind the words you say.

You need to be honest,
about Jesus’ great love
how much He hates sin
as does His Father above.

A new commandment,
we were all given . . .
with love we need to tell
why it is we are forgiven!

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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


A Shelter In The Storm ~

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In life there are storms,
we all have to go through
finding a refuge from them
is the first thing we must do.

We need to trust God,
until the storm passes on
for He will keep us safe
till each drop of rain is gone.

In life there are storms,
we know they’ll be coming
we just don’t know the ones
that’ll bring heavy flooding.

We don’t know how long,
each storm will be or last
but, we can count on God
for His promises of the past.

In the storms of life,
as the winds blow . . .
God has for us a shelter
under His wing’s shadow!

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Psalm 57:1

“Be merciful unto me, O God,
be merciful unto me:
for my soul trusteth in thee:
yea, in the shadow of thy wings
will I make my refuge,
until these calamities be overpast.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Eternal Love ~

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Every day God shows,
to us His undying love
every day He showers
His mercies from above.

Every day God says,
child I love you
every day His grace
makes everything new.

Every day God gives,
us His loving solace
every day His peace
is perfect and flawless.

Every day God tends,
to us with loving care
every day He offers us
our burdens to bear.

Every day God sends,
blessings from above
every day He showers us
with His eternal love!

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Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Landmine of Pride ~

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The landmine of pride,
we all step on it
we all think at times
God we can outwit.

We fall into the snare,
of becoming self-reliant
but, what we really are
is being to God defiant.

The landmine of pride,
is  satan’s human trap
he knows it will go off
when our ego’s we tap.

We don’t see the danger,
until after it explodes
and all of our arrogance
God in our life exposes.

The landmine of pride,
will blow up in our face
unless we let God defuse it
with His saving grace!

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Proverbs 16:18

“Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


We All Need A Shepherd~

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Every one is broken,
some how, some where
every one needs Jesus
to bear their care.

Every one has suffered,
some pain, some grief
every one needs Jesus
to bring them relief.

Every one has worries,
some great, some slight
every one needs Jesus
His love, His light.

Every one is weary,
some more, some less
every one needs Jesus
their lives to bless.

Every one needs Jesus,
every minute, every day
every one needs a Shepherd
to show, the way!

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John 10:11

“I am the good shepherd:
the good shepherd giveth
his life for the sheep.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Slow To Anger ~

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Slow to anger,
forgives swiftly
God our Father
loves us fiercely.

Patiently merciful,
favor unending
God’s compassion
for us is unrelenting.

Goodness ample,
grace abounding
God’s love for us
is perfectly astounding.

Peace abundant,
kindness plentiful
God gives hope
to the pitiful.

Slow to anger,
pursues persistently
God loves us . . .
unconditionally!

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Psalm 103:8

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

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Get’s You ~

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God gets you,
He knows what you’re all about
He sees into your heart
He knows you from the inside out.

God gets you,
He sees through all the layers
He knows what’s going on
for, He is an intention surveyor.

God gets you,
He has got you pegged
no matter how hard you try
you cannot pull His leg.

God gets you,
He knows your shortcomings
He knows that you have
over them some misgivings.

God gets you,
He can read you like a book
He tracks your every move
knows the wrong turns you took.

God gets you,
yet, He loves you anyway
for He understands you
in every single way!

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Psalm 139:1-3

O lord, thou hast searched me,
and known me.

Thou knowest my downsitting
and mine uprising,
thou understandest my
thought afar off.

Thou compassest my path
nd my lying down, and art
acquainted with all my ways.”

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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Remember Your First Love ~

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Remember your First Love,
how you once felt
how the sound of His name
made your heart melt?

Remember the hope,
how it lifted up your soul
when by His stripes
you were made whole?

Remember the joy,
how much you were elated
when your life to Jesus
you first dedicated?

Remember the grace,
how it washed over you
how God’s loving mercy
made everything new?

Remember your First Love,
how Jesus made you feel?
If not, it is time for you
to get back your zeal!

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Revelation 2:4

“Nevertheless I have
somewhat against thee,
because thou hast left
thy first love.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Along My Journey ~

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Lord, along my journey,
to get closer to You
there were lots of obstacles
I had to maneuver through.

You took me down the road,
of sorrow and grief
so I would learn to turn
to You for peace and relief.

You put me on the path,
of heartache and loss
so I would know the pain
of carrying my own cross.

You brought me to places,
I did not want to go
so that Your mercy
I’d truly come to know.

Lord, along my journey,
of hope and salvation
You always had for me
heaven as my destination!

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Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts
that I think toward you,
saith the Lord, thoughts
of peace, and not of evil,
to give you an expected end.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


My Song of Salvation ~

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With an open heart,
I want to sing
about my Lord
my God, my King

I want to share,
what’s on my soul
songs of the One
who made me whole.

I want to sing,
of God’s favor
how in His death
He became our Savior.

I want to chime,
eternity’s bell
and save a soul
from the fires of hell.

With an open heart,
I want to sing
till in your own
the truth will ring!

I want to tell,
of His loving grace
till in your own heart
His mercy you embrace!

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Isaiah 12:2

“Behold, God is my salvation;
I will trust, and not be afraid:
for the Lord Jehovah is my
strength and my song;
he also is become my salvation.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A New Heaven and Earth ~

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A new heaven,
a new universe
where in God’s peace
all will be immersed.

New stars there’ll be,
new galaxies too
all of God’s glory
will shine through

A new earth,
pristine and fresh
no scars on it
from acts of the flesh.

A new city,
with streets of gold
gates of pearls
opening to His fold.

A new relationship,
between God and man
for all who’ve trusted
in salvation’s plan.

A new condition,
broken hearts no more
no sorrow, no death
only bliss galore.

A new Heaven,
a new earth too . . .
oh, won’t that be
a glorious view!

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2 Peter 3:13

“Nevertheless we,
according to his promise,
look for new heavens
and a new earth,
wherein dwelleth
righteousness.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven Is Surreal ~

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Heaven is going to be,
awesome and surreal
for it will be a place
peacefully ideal.

It will be in Heaven,
from burdens we’ll be free
it’ll be our true happy place
full of laughter and glee.

Heaven will be a place,
where all will be healed
it is where God’s glory
will be fully revealed.

It will be in Heaven,
from our labors we’ll rest
it’ll be a place of joy
for those once oppressed.

Heaven is going to be,
filled with happiness
life will be never-ending
in the place of gladness!

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1 Corinthians 2:9

“But as it is written,
Eye hath not seen,
nor ear heard,
neither have entered
into the heart of man,
the things which God
hath prepared for them
that love him.”

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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


There’s Nothing God Can’t Do ~

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There is nothing too hard,
for God to do . . .
there isn’t anything
He can’t perform  for you.

There isn’t a place too tight,
God can’t get you out of
there isn’t a problem so deep
He can’t help you rise above.

There isn’t a relationship,
God can’t save and heal
there isn’t a broken heart
He can’t make again to feel.

There isn’t a single fear,
God can’t make go away
there isn’t one little doubt
He can’t begin to sway.

There isn’t a spiritual crisis,
God can’t alleviate
there isn’t a physical issue
He can’t regenerate.

Nothing is too hard for God,
there’s not anything He can’t do
all He needs to have . . .
is faith and trust from you!

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Genesis 18:14

“Is any thing too hard for the Lord?
At the time appointed I will return
unto thee, according to the time
of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Microscope of Grace~

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Under the microscope of grace,
God sees every imperfection
and we must open our hearts
for His divine inspection.

Through the lens of His mercy,
He can spot our hidden sin
and we must let Him search
ever so deep within.

His light will focus in on,
the darkness still  inside
and we must realize from Him
there’s nothing we can hide.

For, God looks for His Son’s image,
to be reflected back at Him . . .
and under the microscope of grace
He sees the heart harboring sin!

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1 Corinthians 4:5
King James Version

“Therefore judge nothing
before the time,

until the Lord come,
who both will bring to light

the hidden things of darkness,
and will make manifest

the counsels of the hearts:
and then shall every
man have praise of God.”

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


In My Golden Years ~

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In my golden years,
my faith is mightier
my hope grows steadier
my trust gets sturdier.

The body gets weaker,
the mind is foggier
the memory grows poorer
the recollection’s fewer.

My beliefs root deeper,
my strength gets stronger
my doubts move further
my fears get lesser.

The eyes get dimmer,
the knees are creakier
the spine gets stiffer
the muscles softer.

God gets bigger,
the world gets smaller
the Lord grows nearer
my worries calmer.

In my golden years,
I am more aware . . .
God’s still concerned
about my welfare!

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Psalm 71:9

“Cast me not off
in the time of old age;
forsake me not when
my strength faileth.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


From The Beginning ~

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From the beginning,
Emmanuel’s been with us
never to forsake those
that believe and trust.

He is Abba Father,
our protector and lover
He is El -Olam
our God that is forever.

He is  Jehovah-Rapha,
who heals and mends
He is Jehovah-Jireh
who our daily needs sends.

He is Jehovah-Mekoddishkem,
our Holy Sanctifier
He is Jehovah-Hoseenu
all of creation’s Maker

He is Jehovah-Raah,
our guiding Shepherd
He is Jehovah-Nissi
our victory banner.

He is El-Elyon,
who controls all things
He is Jehovah-Shalom
peace to the world He brings.

He is our Everlasting Father,
full of mercy and favor
He is Christ Jesus
our Lord and Savior.

To the end of time,
God’s been here with us
Jehovah- Tskidkenu
the God of righteousness!

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Throughout the Bible
the name of God changes
but He REMAINS the same!

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Adoption Plan ~

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Jesus conquered the grave,
defeated death . . .
so we don’t have to fear
our dying breath.

The victory is His,
to which we are a heir
one day in Heaven
we will see Jesus there.

A free gift we were given,
when satan, Jesus defeated
and now by His grace
our faith is completed.

Blameless and holy,
before God, we will stand
for, Jesus’ death fulfilled
His Father’s adoption plan.

Jesus conquered,
what we could not do . . .
through His precious blood
in Him, we’re made new!

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Ephesians 1:4-5

” 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:

Having predestinated us
unto the adoption of children
by Jesus Christ to himself,
according to the good pleasure
of his will,”

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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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