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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!

~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 103:14

“For he knoweth
our frame;

he remembereth
that we are dust.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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.”

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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


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!

~~~~~~~

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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Deborah Ann Belka


A Place to Hide ~

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When I need a place,
to go and to hide
a place to escape
the upheaval outside.

I go to the refuge,
God has supplied
for in His Word I find
a safe place to abide.

When I need to get away,
from all the confusion
when I need to find
a place for seclusion.

I take refuge in Jesus,
knowing fully well
He’ll provide a haven
for my heart to dwell.

Whenever I need a place,
I can sneak off to
Lord, it’s no wonder I choose
to hide away with You!

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Psalm 142:5

“I cried unto thee, O Lord:
I said, Thou art my refuge
and my portion in the land
of the living.”

King James Version
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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


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.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


God is Smiling ~

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God is smiling,
down on you today
His grace and favor
are for you on display.

He sent you the sun,
shining from above
to remind you of
the warmth of His love.

Each morning He brings,
to you mercies anew
each day He proclaims
your faith He’ll renew.

Beams of everlasting hope,
blissful eternal rays
reflect His future promise
of more peaceful days.

God is smiling,
down on you today
blessings from heaven
just to brighten your day!

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Numbers 6:25-26

“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


Motion Sickness ~

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Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
some can’t stomach
waiting for God’s stillness.

Some people succumb,
to their fear and doubt
some can’t even begin
to shut the world out.

Some people fold,
under all the tension
some collapse beneath
the gloom of depression.

Some people’s faith,
goes by the wayside
some can’t stand firm
when pressure is applied.

Some people suffer,
from motion sickness
but those who trust in God . . .
give Him their queasiness!

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Psalm 107:29

“He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Valley of Hope ~

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There is a valley,
I call hope . .
it’s where I gather
strength to cope.

I take my time,
as through it I go
praying all the way
God’s plans I’ll know.

I often rest,
along side a hill
it’s where I learn
how to be still.

I amble slowly,
around each bend
asking God all along
more faith He’ll send.

There is a valley,
hope is its name
where springs of trust
in God’s peace I claim!

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Psalm 104:10

“He sendeth the springs
into the valleys, which
run among the hills.”

King James Version
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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.”

King James Version
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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.”

King James Version
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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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Deborah Ann Belka


God Is Our Shelter ~

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God is our shelter,
in the storms of stress
He brings comfort
to us in our duress.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of sorrow
He gives us the joy
to face the morrow.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of fear
He brings peace
by drawing to us near.

God is our shelter,
in the storms of grief
He gives us strength
brings our hearts relief.

God is our shelter,
in all the storms of life
He brings the calm
in the midst of our strife!

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Psalm 91:2

“I will say of the Lord,
He is my refuge and my
fortress: my God;
in him will I trust.”

King James Version
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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


God Cares for You ~

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Heavenly Father,
hear my prayer
so many needing
to know You care.

Give to them,
peace of mind
may Your will
they come to find.

Heavenly Father,
so many today
have fallen so far
from You away.

Give to them,
a heart revival
renew their minds
till Your arrival.

Heavenly Father,
here is my prayer
as I give You thanks
for Your love and care!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 2:1

“I exhort therefore,
that, first of all,
supplications, prayers,
intercessions, and
giving of thanks,
be made for all men;”

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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,”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


What is Hope ~

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Hope is for today,
it’s for tomorrow too
hope is knowing God
always pulls through.

Hope is eternal,
it is everlasting
hope is the confidence
keeping us believing.

Hope is joyous,
it is happiness
hope fills our hearts
with infinite gladness.

Hope is peaceful,
calming and tranquil
hope is having faith
to trust and be still.

Hope is for today,
it is our future . . .
hope is something
to always nurture!

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Acts 2:26

“Therefore did my heart rejoice,
and my tongue was glad;
moreover also my flesh
shall rest in hope:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


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