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Afternoon Ponderings~08.09.18~

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Unclean Things ~

Unclean things,
evil thrills
follow own
not God’s will.

Need saving,
God’s pity
mercy, grace
& charity.

Unclean things,
scarred and bruised
their own souls
they’ve abused.

Lust and greed,
earthy pride
rags of filth
they can’t hide.

Like a leaf,
blown away
from the Truth
they still stray.

Unclean things,
made snow-white
if they could only
see the Light!

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Isaiah 64:6

“But we are all as an unclean thing,
and all our righteousnesses are as
filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf;
and our iniquities, like the wind,
have taken us away.”

Copyright 2018
Deborah A Belka


It’s No Snap ~

It isn’t easy,
this being strong
it’s really hard
when all’s going wrong.

It isn’t a snap,
this having courage
it’s difficult
not getting discouraged.

It isn’t comfortable,
this waiting and waiting
it’s laborious
to keep from fainting.

It isn’t painless,
this being perfectly still
it’s grueling
finding out God’s will.

But those who take heart,
to God’s timing
on eagle’s wings
you’ll find soaring!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Has His Best For You ~

God knows your needs,
He sees your desires
He knows when fear
inflames doubt’s fires.

God understands,
the conditions you’re under
He hears your thirst
He knows of your hunger.

God hears your pleas,
He listens to your cries
He knows you have
some unanswered why’s.

God understands,
the situation you’re in
He knows you need
to hear back from Him.

God has your best,
interests at heart
so wait and be still
until them He imparts!

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Philippians 4:19

“But my God shall supply
all your need according
to his riches in glory
by Christ Jesus.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Lost With Jesus ~

Lost in thought,
the Lord and me
so looking forward
to what I can’t see.

Knowing the peace,
passing understanding
keeps me for Him
eagerly awaiting.

Lost in reminiscing,
days without hope
wondering how
I ever did cope.

Thankful and grateful,
each and every day
my Father hears me
when ever I pray.

Lost in thought,
Jesus and me  . . .
oh, how behind closed doors
with Him, I love to be!

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Matthew 6:6

“But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet,
and when thou hast shut
thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret;
and thy Father which seeth
in secret shall reward thee openly.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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Sticky Note From God ~07.27.18~


Resting With My Father ~

Today I am resting,
alone with my Father
none of my worries
my soul will bother.

I am going to soak up,
the peace He imparts
I am going to let it fill
the whole of my heart.

Today I’m taking it,
with my Father easy
none of my troubles
will make me queasy.

I’m fixing my eyes,
on my treasure up above
where I’ll be surrounded
by the glory of His love.

Today I am relaxing,
with my Father all alone
I’m going to be resting
at the foot of His throne!

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Mark 6:31

“And he said unto them,
Come ye yourselves apart
into a desert place,
and rest a while:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.27.18~


Sticky Note to God ~07.27.18


Afternoon Ponderings~07.26.18~


Soaring On Eagle Wings ~

We all fly on,
broken wings
we all cry over
lost things.

We all fall,
into despair
we all think
no one cares.

We all lose,
our way
we all feel
not another day.

We all fight,
with unrest
we all try
to do our best.

But we who fly,
on eagle wings
can soar . . .
above these things!

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Isaiah 40:31

“But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with
wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary;
and they shall walk,
and not faint.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Blessed Are Those Who Trust ~

Blessed are those,
whose trust is sure
who in the Lord
their faith’s secure.

They wait on the Lord,
they do not faint
they run the race
without complaint.

Blessed are those,
who are pure and meek
they know it’s God
they must first seek.

They are strong,
they are brave
they are known
by the way they behave.

Blessed are those,
whose hope is based
on their faith in Jesus
and His saving grace!

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Jeremiah 17:7-8

“Blessed is the man
who trusts in the Lord,
whose trust is the Lord.

But they that wait upon the
Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they
shall walk, and not faint.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


For Those Who Love God ~

For those who love God,
we know He is working
His purpose in our lives
for the good He’s preparing.

He uses our weary moans,
and our thankful sighs
He uses our lowest lows
and our highest highs.

For those who love God,
we know there’s a reason
we know He is working
in us in every season.

He uses the sunny days,
and long stormy nights
He uses the dark times
and the one shining bright.

For those who love God,
we know He has a purpose
for with a great price . . .
our lives He has purchased!

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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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Heavenly Conversation ~

Today I decided,
to have a conversation
with God in heaven
about His expectations.

So I inquired of Him,
what He wanted from me
He responded simply with
believe in what you can’t see.

As we continued to converse,
I told Him about my fears
He said keep to trusting Him
for in heaven there’s no tears.

I asked Him how in paradise,
with Him I could forever be
He said by the grace of His Son
and the faith dwelling inside me.

Today God and I,
had an honest discussion
and to His kingdom . . .
He gave me the instructions!

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Philippians 3:20

“For our conversation is in heaven;
from whence also we look
for the Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~07.22.18~


Pit Dwelling ~

When in the pits,
don’t stay there
get right out
so not to despair.

For pit dwelling,
will cause bitterness
and God’s blessings
you’ll surely miss.

When in the dumps,
don’t stay down
pull yourself out
lest in pity you drown.

For dump diving,
is a pit’s best friend
and is no place God
wants you to spend.

When in the pits
or down in the dumps
let your praise to God
give your faith a jump!

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Psalm 40:2

“He brought me up also out
of an horrible pit, out
of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock,
and established my goings.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is Waiting ~

When your heart is heavy,
when it’s weighted down
when hopelessness has . . .
your faith tied and bound.

Know Jesus hears,
your cries of despair
and He’s waiting for you
to give Him your care.

When your eyes are filled,
with nothing but tears
when your heart pounds
with the beat of your fears.

Know Jesus sees,
each streak on your face
and He’s waiting for you
to seek more of His grace.

When your hopes,
have all but crashed
and your dreams
have been dashed.

Know Jesus knows,
your disappointment
and His love for you
is your healing ointment!

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John 15:13

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Why Are You Weeping ~

Why are you weeping
why the tears
why do you live out
all of your fears?

What is your sorrow,
what is your grief
what has you living
in disbelief?

Who made you think,
My love wasn’t true
who made you believe
I would desert you?

Where is your hope,
who made you doubt . . .
that from the grave
I would come out?

Why are you weeping,
what has you crying
your faith in Me . . .
was worth My dying!

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John 20:15

“Jesus said to her,
‘Woman, why are you weeping?'”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


This Is My Hope ~

This is my hope,
this is it for me
this is my eyes set
on what I can’t see.

This is my desire,
this is all I need
that’s why to Jesus
my life I now heed.

This is my faith,
this is all I got
this is my belief
Jesus my sins bought.

This is my trust,
this is my take
Jesus died and rose
for my soul’s sake.

This is my hope,
it can be yours too
when you ask Jesus . . .
to dwell inside of you!

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Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance
of things hoped for,
the evidence of things
not seen.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Life Is Like A Road Trip ~

 

Life is like a road trip,
a long winding excursion
requiring from us
lots of physical exertion.

But we often get,
mentally fatigued
and need a rest stop
so to be relieved.

Jesus is that stop,
the oasis of our hope
where living waters fill us
with the strength to cope.

Life is a lengthy journey,
each one of us is on it
and the wear and tear
can drag down our spirit.

We get exhausted,
from the grit and grind
and we need a brake
for our heart and mind.

Jesus is that break,
it’s in Him we find rest
a perfect place to stop . . .
when weary or stressed!

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Isaiah 57:10

“Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way;
yet saidst thou not, There is no hope:
thou hast found the life of thine hand;
therefore thou wast not grieved.”

Matthew 11:29

“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 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Your Joyfulness ~

Your joyfulness to Jesus,
is of great concern
He doesn’t want you troubled
at every turn.

Your faith to Jesus,
is invaluable
He doesn’t want your fear
to be palpable.

You hope to Jesus,
is indispensable
He doesn’t want your doubt
to be indefensible.

Your trust to Jesus,
is immeasurable
He doesn’t want your heart
to be vulnerable.

Your joyfulness to Jesus,
is of great concern
for He wants you to be fruitful
until the day He returns!

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John 15:11

“These things have I spoken unto you,
that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


Tranquil Trust ~

Peaceful rest,
tranquil trust
is what Jesus
gives to us.

Putting our cares,
into His heart
so hope in ours
He can impart.

Blissful serenity,
calm’s quietness
is what Jesus
provides for us.

Giving our fears,
over to Him
so joy can fill
us to the brim.

Peaceful hearts,
tranquil minds
is what Jesus
wants us to find!

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Proverbs 3:5

“Trust in the Lord
with all thine heart;
and lean not unto thine
own understanding.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


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