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Dispel Your Despair ~

If your faith is steadfast,
rooted and grounded
when trials come your way
in joy you’ll be surrounded.

For in the very midst,
of your worldly care
counting it all for joy
will dispel your despair.

When in Jesus,
you are truly content
you’ll experience joy
that is heaven sent.

For, whether in sickness,
or in perfect health
joy will bring to you
everlasting wealth.

Joy is not an option,
it’s something God gives
to those where His Spirit
securely abides and lives!

~~~~~

Romans 15:13

“Now the God of hope fill you
with all joy and peace in
believing, that ye may abound
in hope, through the power
of the Holy Ghost.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I am Blessed ~

I am blessed,
with mercy and grace
blessed to have the strength
to keep in the faithful race.

I am blessed,
with everything good and just
blessed to have a God
in whom I can truly trust.

I am blessed,
with a lively, eternal hope
blessed to have a Savior
to help me each day to cope.

I am blessed,
with every spiritual blessing
blessed to have the Holy Spirit
urging me to keep on pressing.

I am blessed,
with all I could ever need
blessed to have my Bible
so my hunger it can feed!

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Ephesians 1:3

“Blessed be the God
and Father of our Lord
Jesus Christ,
who hath blessed us
with all spiritual blessings
in heavenly places in Christ:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Never Alone ~

I once thought,
I could do it alone
but, then I invited Jesus
to come into my home.

Now He resides,
inside of these walls
He’s always around
when His name I call.

His very presence,
gives me such peace
for, on Him my worries
I am free to release.

He brings me comfort,
just knowing He’s here
He fills my heart and soul
with joy and good cheer.

I once thought,
I’d be left on my own
but since I found Jesus
I am never alone!

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Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fear Fighting Faith ~

Fear fighting faith,
wins many a battle
when it’s enacted
anxiety it’ll tackle.

Fear fighting faith,
tells satan to flee
it says greater is He
living inside of me.

Fear fighting faith,
uses Bible verses
before worry
even surfaces.

Fear fighting faith,
claims victory
as soon as it feels
a little jittery.

Fear fighting faith,
is easy for you to do
now that the Holy Spirit
lives inside of you!

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2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Heaven, I’m In Heaven ~

When in the middle of the night
when my worries invade me
I close my eyes and think . . ..
how heaven is going to be.

I can see so much beauty,
a light that is so bright
I couldn’t tell you whether
it was morning, noon or night.

I see no hearts in mourning,
not a single tear is falling
there’s not one soul in pain
nor do I hear any crying.

I see the dwelling place of God,
I hear praises to His name
I see all the things made new
and how nothing is the same.

I see walls of precious gems,
inside a paradise like mansion
I see it has so many rooms
with extra space for expansion.

When in the middle of the day,
when my troubles surround me
I close my eyes and think  . . .
how blissful heaven will be!

~~~~~~~

Based on
Revelation 21

Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Lasting Pleasure ~

There is a narrow path,
leading to lasting pleasure
where joy and peace
are held without measure.

If you keep your eyes,
on what God has for you
the hope of your inheritance
will come right into view.

All of God’s goodness,
will begin to flow
as He reveals to you
the way you should go.

Your heart will be glad,
your soul shall delight
as the glory of God
comes into your sight.

There is a narrow path,
it holds quite a treasure
for those who trust the Lord
it’s full of lasting pleasure!

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Psalm 16:11

“Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are
pleasures for evermore.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Is Empowering ~

Faith is hope,
faith is love
faith is believing
in God above.

Faith is peace,
faith is rest
faith is believing
God’s plans are the best.

Faith is joy,
faith is gladness
faith is believing
God is our happiness.

Faith is trusting,
faith is relying
faith is believing
God’s love is undying.

Faith is active,
faith is lively
faith is believing
God’s power is mighty.

Faith is comforting,
faith is healing
faith is believing
God hears our weeping.

Faith is wise,
faith is meek
faith is believing
God’s face we can seek.

Faith is empowering,
faith is unfailing
faith is believing
God for our everything.

Faith is brave,
faith is fearless
faith is believing
God is our stillness.

Faith is hope,
faith is life-saving
faith is believing . . .
heaven is awaiting!

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1 Corinthians 2:5

“That your faith should not
stand in the wisdom of men,
but in the power of God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Bursts of Spring ~

Bursts of Spring,
are in the air . . .
tiny glimpses of
days warm and fair.

A tree bud,
a poppy bloom
heals the ache
of winter’s gloom.

Bursts of Spring,
fill my sights
to warm my thoughts
on still cold nights.

A bird’s faint song,
a mostly blue sky
the last snow flake
to float on by.

Little-bitty bursts of Spring,
God is sending  . . .
for it’s the season we need
His loving tending!

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Proverbs 27:25

“The hay appeareth,
and the tender grass
sheweth itself,
and herbs of the
mountains are gathered.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Son Rise ~

Lord, open up eyes,
and hearts too
so others may today . . .
come to know You.

Open up their minds,
let Your love sink in
so others may today
be forgiven of their sin.

Open up their ears,
let them really hear
the reason Your Father
even sent You here.

Open up their souls,
to Your eternal grace
so others may today
Your life in theirs embrace.

Father, open up souls,
ears, hearts and eyes
so others may today . . .
see Your glorious Son rise!

~~~~~

John 11:25

” Jesus said unto her,
I am the resurrection,
and the life:
he that believeth in me,
though he were dead,
yet shall he live:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka

Happy
Resurrection Day


I AM The Bread of Life ~

Jesus is the Bread of Life,
He’s the only one to satisfy
our every spiritual need
He assures us He’ll supply.

That gnawing in our souls,
the hunger and the thirst
He will fulfill them all
when we seek Him first.

Jesus is the Bread of Life,
He promises to deliver
all our spiritual desires
when to Him we surrender.

His life and His death,
bought all our worldly strife
now by faith, through grace
we have everlasting life.

Jesus is the Bread of Life,
He is all our soul’s need
when we follow Him . . .
our heart’s He will feed!

John 6:3

“And Jesus said unto them,
I am the bread of life:
he that cometh to me shall
never hunger; and he that
believeth on me
shall never thirst.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The Way ~

Jesus is the Way,
He is the only route
to His Father there’s
no other way about.

People may believe,
there’s another direction
but Jesus came to prove
He’s the only connection.

Jesus is the way,
He is the only path
all other roads will lead
to His Father’s wrath.

People may come up with,
their own substitution
but Jesus became for us
His Father’s restitution.

Jesus is the Way,
there is no other one
they only way to our Father
is through His begotten Son!

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John 14:6

“Jesus saith unto him,
I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The Door ~

Jesus is the door,
He is the gateway
everyone has access
He is the only way.

Jesus is the entrance,
He is the opening
to the way of truth
He is life everlasting.

Jesus is the door,
He is the bridgeway
to finding peace with God
He is the only doorway.

Jesus is the access,
He is the passageway
to mercy and forgiveness
He is the only entryway.

Jesus is the door,
He is the invitation
He offers to everyone
the only way to salvation!

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John 10:9

“I am the door:
by me if any man enter in,
he shall be saved,
and shall go in and out,
and find pasture.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


I AM The Light of the World ~

Jesus is the light of the world,
a lamp unto the way
He is the hope that shines
in our hearts night and day.

His light is revealing,
to believers or not . . .
His light unmasks the sin
His precious blood bought.

His light is divulging,
through the darkness it glows
His light is discovering
our wickedness it shows.

His light is illuminating,
it reflects all things hidden
His light is piercing
it sees all who are sin driven.

Jesus is the light of the world,
through the darkness He shines
disclosing the evil thoughts
of our hearts, souls and minds!

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John 12:46

“I am come a light into the world,
that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


My Future Hope ~

Man may not show me mercy
man may not show me grace
but, it is in my future hope . . .
my heart and soul embrace.

Man may not forgive me,
man may not show me favor
but, my future hope . . .
is in Jesus, my Lord and Savior.

Man may not get me,
man may not understand
but, it is on my future hope . . .
on which I will firmly stand.

Man may not show me mercy,
forgiveness, favor or grace
but, that will not stop . . .
the future hope I embrace!

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Psalm 33:18

“Behold, the eye of the Lord
is upon them that fear him,
upon them that hope in his mercy;

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


God Knows My Frame ~

Lord, You know my frame,
each fragile part
you know my soul
you know my heart.

To You I’m transparent,
You look right through me
no matter what I do
I know that You can see.

Lord, You know my stature,
every single detail
You know when I breathe in
You know when I exhale.

You known I’m human,
You know I’m but dust
You know my possessions
will only turn to rust.

Lord, You know my frame,
my sinful condition
it’s only by Your grace
I have redemption!

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Psalm 103:14

“For he knoweth
our frame;

he remembereth
that we are dust.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Do Not Be Troubled ~

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Do not be troubled,
do not be afraid
though you think Jesus
your heart has betrayed.

For, there isn’t anything,
stopping Him from loving You
even when you deny Him
in the things you say and do.

Do not be downcast,
do not be disheartened
though Jesus you’ve failed
He has not departed.

For, Jesus sees you’re weak,
He knows you’re in distress
all He wants from you . . .
is your failures to confess.

Do not be troubled,
don’t stay from Him away
Jesus wants to restore
your faith, in Him today!

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John 13:37-38

“Peter said unto him,
Lord, why cannot I follow
thee now? I will lay down
my life for thy sake.

Jesus answered him,
Wilt thou lay down thy life
for my sake? Verily, verily,
I say unto thee, The cock
shall not crow, till thou
hast denied me thrice.

John 14:1

“Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When My Heart is Troubled ~

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
I gratefully go to God
with my pleas and prayers.

When my heart is faint,
when my mind has unrest
I pray for God’s peace
upon my first request.

When my heart is heavy,
when my mind has doubt
I pray ceaselessly believing
God will work things out.

When my heart is weary,
when my mind’s full of fear
I pray asking my Father
to drawn me close and near.

When my heart is troubled,
when my mind has cares
at Jesus’ feet I leave them
with my thankful prayers!

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Philippians 4:6

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by
prayer and supplication
with thanksgiving let
your requests be made
known unto God.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


In The Spring Of Life ~

In the Spring of life,
all things become new
for those who Lord  . . .
put their trust in You.

For, the season of Spring,
is a time for cleansing
a time for heavy hearts
to do some purging.

In the Spring of life,
there comes a newness
for those who Lord . . .
soak in all of Your goodness.

For, the season of Spring,
is a time for renewing
a time for weary souls
to receive their healing.

In the Spring of life,
all things become new
for those who Lord . . .
give their heart’s 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 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


It’s Not About the Storms ~

It’s not about the storms,
we find ourselves in
it’s about if they help us
to avoid every kind of sin.

It’s not about the winds,
that blow us around
it’s about if they help us
to keep our minds sound.

It’s not about the rains,
flooding through our life
it’s about if they help us
to give God our daily strife.

It’s not about the tempests,
on us being thrust
it’s about if they help us
in God to rely and trust.

It’s not about the weather,
the wind, rain or tempest
it’s about if they help us
to find God’s peace and rest.

It’s not about the storms,
nor how wind-whipped our boat
it’s about whether we used . . .
our Bible, to help keep us afloat!

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Psalm 119:105

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
and a light unto my path.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
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.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


Clouds~

Sometimes there’s a cloud,
hanging over me . . .
no matter where I look
despair is all I see.

I ask God to remove,
the gloom in my way
but, it remains no matter
how hard I try to pray.

The feeling is somber,
disheartening to say the least
and I know it is coming
from satan that old  beast.

For he wants me to be,
discouraged and joyless
he loves to make me feel
rejected and hopeless.

Lord, sometimes there’s a cloud,
dampening my view
but it simply dissipates . . .
the more I think of you!

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Psalm 94:19

“In the multitude of my thoughts
within me
thy comforts delight my soul.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus’ Home ~

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My heart,
Jesus’ home
my soul
God’s throne.

God’s peace
my strife
my salvation
Jesus’ life.

My eyes,
Jesus’  light
my weakness
God’s might.

God’s Word,
my ways
my thoughts
Jesus sways.

My sinfulness,
God’s favor
my hope . . .
my Savior!

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Ephesians 3:17

“That Christ may dwell
in your hearts by faith;
that ye, being rooted
and grounded in love,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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