Tag Archives: Salvation

The Hands That Molded You ~

The hands that molded you,
will never let you fall . . .
they’ll always lift you up
when on them you call.

They will uphold you,
when you’re feeling weak
in love they’ll enfold you
when comfort you seek.

The hands that formed you,
are strong and steady
when trials come along
they’ll help you to be ready.

They will wrap around you,
in them courage you will find
they’ll defend and protect you
bring to you peace of mind.

The hands that molded you,
will never let you down . . .
they’ll be the same ones
handing you life’s crown!

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Isaiah 64:8

“But now, O Lord, thou art our father;
we are the clay, and thou our potter;
and we all are the work of thy hand.”

James 1:12

Blessed is the man that endureth
temptation: for when he is tried,
he shall receive the crown of life,
which the Lord hath promised to
them that love him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Embracing The Cross ~

Everyday we need to be,
the cross embracing . . .
each day we should be
like Jesus behaving.

We need into His image,
keep on transforming
and to the world ways
stop being conforming.

Everyday we need to be,
grace and love’s reflection
so with the unsaved
we can make a connection.

We need to resemble,
Jesus’ saving light
so in man’s foolish heart
our hope will shine bright.

Everyday we need to be,
to the cross adhering
so more can be ready
for His next appearing!

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Luke 10:2

Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great,
but the labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he would
send forth labourers
into his harvest.

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross
is to them that perish foolishness;
but unto us which are saved
it is the power of God.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Having Spiritual Sight ~

There’s nothing quite like,
having spiritual sight . . .
seeing everything through
the Truth and the Light.

For it gives you a vision,
edifying and elating
of the beauty God has
for His saints awaiting.

There’s nothing more clear,
than an eye that can see
how salvation comes Lord
by believing in Thee.

For it looks far beyond,
the troubles of the day
by following after
the Truth and the Way.

There’s nothing quite like,
having spiritual sight . . .
for it inspires us to stay
in the faithful fight!

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Luke 2:30

For mine eyes have seen
thy salvatio
n,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Waiting Till God Answers ~

When not sure of what to do,
and God hasn’t answered you
when you’re feeling down and out
and you’re full of fear and doubt.

That’s the time you need to look,
for His promises in the Good Book
you’ll find the remedy for your needs
when to His Word your spirit heeds.

When you’re troubles take over you,
and worry surrounds all you do
when you’re down and feeling sad
and your anxieties mount and add.

That’s the time you need to pray,
asking the Lord to lead the way
He will show you where to go
and His directions you will know.

When you need answered prayer,
be still as you wait to hear
for God promises with His eye
to make for you the way clear!

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Psalm 32:8

“I will instruct thee and teach thee
in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.”

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~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Choose Words Consoling ~

Choose words consoling,
let them be wise and kind
use words that will bring
to someone peace of mind.

Use your words carefully,
think before you speak
pray before you say a thing
to be humble and meek.

Use words that will inspire,
encourage and support
let them be full of tenderness
always offering up comfort.

Control your own impulses,
use words filled with grace
let others hear loving words
their heart’s can embrace.

Our words can be healing,
bringing relief and peace
or they can be toxic . . .
by the poison they release!

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Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are
as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones
.

James 3:8

“But the tongue
can no man tame;
it is an unruly evil,
full of deadly poison.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


One Simple Step ~

One simple step,
we all need to take
one timely one
we all need to make.

For us to find,
in Jesus our freedom
so we can enter into
His Father’s kingdom.

All that it takes,
is a single little seed
and the grace of Jesus
is all we will need.

For us to be,
saved and forgiven
we need to have faith
in a Savior risen.

Taking one simple step,
of faith in His grace
will enroll you into . . .
the good and faithful race!

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Hebrews 11:1

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

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that not
of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Sticky Note To God ~09.28.22~

Titus 3:5


Holy Spirit Come To Me ~

Holy Spirit come to me,
rest right here inside of me
guard my heart, keep my mind
so Your peace I may find.

Holy Spirit come be with me,
support the all of me
lead my soul, direct my ways
hear the words my soul prays.

Holy Spirit come anoint me,
place your seal right here in me
Spirit of Life, Spirit of Grace
may Your wisdom I embrace.

Holy Spirit put Your fire inside me,
release and deliver into me
all Your might, all Your power
counsel me every waking hour.

Holy Spirit my Father’s gift to me,
Spirit of Christ living inside me
Spirit of God, Spirit of holy fear
come whisper truth in my ear!

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Ephesians 1:13

“In whom ye also trusted,
after that ye heard the word of truth,

the gospel of your salvation:
in whom also after that ye believed,

ye were sealed with that
holy Spirit of promise,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Through It All ~

Through the mountain,
God led me . . .
through the hardships
He supplied me.

Through the darkness,
God directed me . . .
through the uncertainties
He never left me.

Though the high waters,
God brought me . . .
through the sorrow
He comforted me.

Through the storms,
God protected me . . .
through the heartache
He cared for me.

Through the desert,
God guided me . . .
through the loneliness
He loved me.

Through the valley,
God carried me . . .
through the grief
He shouldered me.

Through the wilderness,
God was with me . . .
through all of my doubts
He waited for me!

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Psalm 136:16

“To him which led his people
through the wilderness:
for his mercy endureth for ever.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Autumn Blessings ~

Autumn brings to the soul relief,
as hot Summer days slip to an end
God sent the season for weary hearts
to restore, repair and mend.

Unlike the Autumn trees,
that shed their changing leaves
God sent the season for failing hearts
to adhere, embrace and cleave.

Just as with the Autumn winds,
there comes a refreshing rain
God sent the season for fraying hearts
to increase, grow and gain.

The Autumn sun is slow to climb,
and dips earlier into the night
God sent the season for sleepy hearts
to rise, shine and awake in His light.

God gave to us the Autumn season,
so we could have a respite and rest
for it is the season for our beset souls
to see how much we are truly blessed!

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Psalm 16:9

“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 ~


I Groan For The Day ~

I groan for the day
Jesus returns . . .
I moan for the ones
who cannot discern.

I groan for the day,
when they’ll be no tears
I moan for the ones
who God do not fear.

I groan for the day,
of peaceful bliss
I moan for the ones
who eternity will miss.

I groan for the day,
I will be with the saints
I moan for the ones
who in the race did faint.

I groan for the day,
when with Jesus I’ll be
I moan it’s not to late
for blind eyes to see!

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Romans 8:23

And not only they, but ourselves also,
which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
waiting for the adoption, to wit,
the redemption of our body.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Soul’s Delight ~

My soul delights in those,
who trust and wait on Me
it gives My heart pleasure
when blind eyes start to see.

They are My faithful servants,
to whom I will uphold
the elect I have chosen
to gather into My fold.

I have poured out My Spirit,
on those who are the meek
for on Me their sights are set
and My will they do seek.

They call me their Lord,
I call them My sheep
they know to follow Me
for their souls I will keep.

Into righteousness I call them,
in My glory they’ll rise and sing
behold all things come to pass
things new to them I will bring!

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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,

Psalm 100:3

Know ye that the Lord he is God:
it is he that hath made us, and not
we ourselves; we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.

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Deborah Ann Belka


In Whom We Trust ~

It’s not about how much,
faith we may possess
but, more about in Whom
our trust we express.

For Jesus is the Life,
the only true Foundation
the One and only Way
to our finding salvation.

It’s not just about our faith,
rather more about His grace
the substance of the hope
our hearts need to embrace.

For Jesus is the Sanctifier,
that makes us redeemable
and only through His death
is salvation achievable.

It’s His grace and our faith,
that makes salvation possible
and no matter who you are
your sins are always washable!

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Psalm 40:4

Blessed is that man that
maketh the Lord his trust,
and respecteth not the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved
through faith; and that
not of yourselves:
it is the gift of God:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Cry Out To the Lord ~


When upset and troubled,
with all of the daily stress
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He will surely bless.

No matter where you’re at,
no matter how close or far
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He’ll go to where you are.

When your overwhelmed
by the storms all around
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He won’t let you down.

No matter how deep the water,
no matter how low the tide
cry out unto the Lord . . .
and He’ll be right at your side.

For Jesus is your High Tower,
the Rock that is higher
who promises to lift us out
from under all the mire!

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Psalm 61:2

“From the end of the earth
will I cry unto thee,
when my heart
is overwhelmed:
lead me to the rock
that is higher than I.”

Psalm 69:14

Deliver me out of the mire,
and let me not sink: let me
be delivered from them that
hate me, and out of the
deep waters.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Love Set In Motion ~

God’s love set in motion,
goes round and round
reaches out to the lost
and saves the found.

It is perpetual,
it can’t be stopped
God’s love in motion
can never be topped.

It is everlasting,
it’s for all of eternity
God’s love in motion
brings infinite serenity.

It is unconditional,
there’s no qualifications
God’s love in motion
exceeds all expectations.

God’s love set in motion,
is constant and true
there is not a heart . . .
it can’t break through!

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Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord hath appeared of old
unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved
thee with an everlasting love:
therefore with lovingkindness
have I drawn thee.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~to GOD be the GLORY ~


It’s Always Harvest Time ~

Not just at harvest time,
do we need to have a reason
we can plant seeds of hope
in and out of every season.

We can reap souls to Jesus,
no matter the time of year
it doesn’t have to be Autumn
harvest time is always here.

Seeds of faith can be planted,
into the hearts of everyone
whether under snowy covers
or the warm blanket of the sun.

We can gather in the lost,
bring back a wandering soul
it needn’t be just in the Fall
for the harvest God controls.

It’s always harvest time,
we don’t need to have a reason
we can sow seeds of hope . . .
in and out of every season!

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Luke 10:2

“Therefore said he unto them,
The harvest truly is great,
but the labourers are few:
pray ye therefore the Lord
of the harvest, that he would
send forth labourers
into his harvest.”

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Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Talk to Me Lord, Talk To Me ~

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
for my world’s shaking apart
and the winds of adversity
are blowing thru my heart.

Talk to me Lord and tell me,
the way You’d have me to go
speak to me thru Your Spirit
so Your path I may know.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
make with me a connection
for I am counting on You
to give me Your direction.

Talk to me Lord and lead me,
as I go about my way
tell me to go right or left
I need Your guidance today.

Talk to me Lord, talk to me,
let not pride keep us apart
be that still small voice . . .
speaking to my shaken heart!

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Isaiah 30:21

And thine ears shall hear
a word behind thee, saying,
This is the way, walk ye in it,
when ye turn to the right hand,
and when ye turn to the left.

1 Kings 19:12

“And after the earthquake a fire;
but the Lord was not in the fire:
and after the fire a still small voice.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Secret Sin ~

Secret sin,
cannot hide
no matter . . .
how hard tried.

For God sees,
into the heart
where sinfulness
roots and starts.

Hidden sin,
can’t be concealed
for to God . . .
all sin is revealed.

For what we think,
is out of His sight
He still can see
through His light.

Secret, hidden sins,
can’t be suppressed . . .
but God will cleanse them
when they’re confessed!

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Psalm 19:12

Who can understand his errors?
cleanse thou me from secret faults.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Each New Day ~

Each new day is a chance,
to renew your mind
each new dawn given you
there’s new hope to find.

Each new day is a chance,
your Bible to explore
each new dawn given you
God can heal and restore.

Each new day is a chance,
to grow in His grace
each new dawn given you
seek first to find God’s face.

Each new day is a chance,
to listen and to learn
every new dawn given you
give to God your concern.

Each new day is a chance,
to give God your strife
every new dawn given you
trust Jesus with your life!

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Ephesians 4:23

“And be renewed in the
spirit of your mind;”

Copyright 2014 Revised 2022
Deborah Ann Belka


Nail It To The Cross ~

Whatever temptation,
may come your way
nail it to the cross . . .
and there it will stay.

When lust and greed,
enter into your mind
nail them to the cross . . .
and God’s peace you’ll find.

When sinful thoughts,
have you trembling
nail them to the cross . . .
for faith strengthening.

When bitterness,
foams within your heart
nail it to the cross . . .
and your pain will depart.

For, up on the cross,
Jesus willingly died . . .
and nailed onto Him
was our sinful pride!

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Galatians 5:24

And they that are Christ’s
have crucified the flesh
with the affections and lusts.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I’m In It To Win It ~

Beaten but not broken,
down but not out . . .
for I am in this fight
to win the bout.

Shattered but not crushed,
weak but not frail . . .
for there’s no way I’ll let
satan to take me to hell.

Tattered but not torn,
bleak but not resigned . . .
for my heart and God’s
will always be aligned.

Fragile but not hopeless,
mournful but not blue . . .
for nothing can shake
my faith Lord in You.

Beaten but not broken,
for I’m in it to win it . . .
tis why you won’t see me
ever give up or quit!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-10

We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed,
but not in despair;

Persecuted,
but not forsaken;
cast down,
but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body
the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus might
be made manifest in our body.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Disappointed Never ~

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
let me down ~ never
my hope is a hope
nothing can sever.

For my hope is secure,
in Jesus its anchored
my hope cannot be
by anything hampered.

My hope doesn’t erode,
weaken on me ~ no way
nothing from my hope
can cause me to sway.

For my hope is grounded,
on Jesus my Rock
off of its foundation
I cannot be knocked.

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
let me down, never . . .
for my hope is in Jesus
and will last forever!

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Romans 5.5

And hope maketh not ashamed;
because the love of God is shed
abroad in our hearts by the Holy
Ghost which is given unto us.

Psalm 39:7

And now, Lord, what wait I for?
my hope is in thee.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Broken Spirit ~

Lord, give me a broken spirit,
one in itself no esteem
one who knows for its sins
only You can redeem.

Let it see it has no worth,
how it is totally wretched
how that for its salvation
to You it’s wholly indebted.

Bring it down to its knees,
let it see its fallen state
so it may find the way
through the narrow gate.

Let it know how bankrupt,
it would be if not for You
how only You can save it
not what it thinks it can do.

Lord give me a broken spirit,
a heart that is contrite
so I may be to You . . .
a sight of pure delight!

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Psalm 51:17

The sacrifices of God are a
broken spirit: a broken and
a contrite heart, O God, thou
wilt not despise.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Road Into Heaven ~

The road into heaven,
isn’t on a street of clover
it’s full of dips and ditches
large bumps to get over.

It’s chuck-full of potholes,
to maneuver through
gaps and depressions
with lots of pitfalls too.

The road into heaven,
isn’t on a street named easy
it’s full of twists and turns
with curves that are sneaky.

It’s full of detours,
that will slow you down
roadblocks and delays
you’ll have to get around.

The road into heaven,
is on a One Way street
there is no other path . . .
if Jesus you want to meet!

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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.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Water’s Troubling ~

I’ve been through water’s troubling,
in the turbulence of my mind
I’ve been tossed and shaken
by thoughts of every kind.

I’ve been blown all around,
in this whirlwind called life . . .
I’ve been in many storms
leaving me full of strife.

I’ve been through tumultuous times,
that were lengthy and prolonged
I’ve been through mind twisters
where anxious thoughts spawned.

I’ve been in deep dark waters,
with no sure way to get out
I’ve been in Satan’s cesspool
filled with dread, fear and doubt.

I’ve been through water’s troubling,
of every type and every kind . . .
but, Jesus has been the bridge
guarding my heart and mind!

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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 ~


Line Upon Line ~

Line upon line,
read your Bible every day
Word upon Word
and from the truth you’ll not stray.

Precept upon precept,
consider each and every one
concept upon concept
and to God’s ways you’ll be won.

Word upon Word,
observe all of God’s laws
line upon line
and they’ll reveal your flaws.

Concept upon concept,
search for God every day
precept upon precept
and He will show you the way.

Line upon line,
let God’s instructions fill your mind
concept upon concept
and His wisdom you will find.

Everyday read the Word,
a little here, a little there
and to all of Jesus’ teachings
you will be made aware!

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Isaiah 28:10

For precept must be upon precept,
precept upon precept; line upon line,
line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Soaking Up All Of God’s Peace ~

Sometimes I want to stand,
on top of the highest hill
raise my hands to the Lord
tell Him how I really feel.

I want to shout my love out,
hear His echo back at me
I want to close my eyes tight
hoping His glory I might see.

Sometimes I want to sit,
on the tallest mountain top
sing my praises to the Lord
and never let them stop.

I want to shower on Him,
my heartfelt gratitude
I want Him to see in me
for Him a thankful attitude.

Sometimes I just want to stand,
soak up all of God’s peace . . .
I want to raise my hands up high
and my praise to Him release!

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Psalm 71:8 

Let my mouth be filled
with thy praise and with
thy honour all the day.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Thunderbolts of Fear ~

The thunderbolt of fear,
is frightening and horrifying
as it releases its dread
with shocks of panic terrifying.

It freezes and it seizes,
our feet right to the floor
as soon as we begin to hear
its rumbling, cracking roar.

It moves so ever quickly,
through our worried minds
as it begins to settles in
our weaknesses it finds.

Fears jolting booming,
is felt deep in the heart
until a resounding dread
in our soul beings to start.

But, fear can be conquered,
when at first you hear its clap
if you take your worries . . .
and lay them in God’s lap!

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Psalm 56:3

“What time I am afraid,
I will trust in thee.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Behold, This Is God’s Son ~

Behold, this is the Babe
this is the Boy
this is the Son of God
who brings eternal joy.

This is the Redeemer,
this is the Cornerstone
this is the Deliverer
who sits on the throne.

This is the Way,
this is the Bread of Life
this is the Truth
who died for our strife.

This is the Word,
this is the Lamb
this is the Image of God
who is the great I AM.

Behold, this is my Lord,
this is my Savior . . .
this is the One reason
I have God’s favor!

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Matthew 17:5

While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud
overshadowed them: and behold a voice
out of the cloud, which said,
This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased;
hear ye him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Limitless Grace ~

God’s grace has no borders,
it is limitless . . .
it makes you before Him
for your sins blameless.

It has no boundaries,
it can reach every one
with the forgiveness
of His begotten Son.

God grace has no bounds,
it is measureless
it offers humble souls
eternal secureness.

It has no barriers,
it can enter every heart
all you need is faith
for grace to do its part.

God’s grace has no end,
it is everlasting . . .
God’s grace is available
to all for the asking!

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James 4:6

But he giveth more grace.
Wherefore he saith,
God resisteth the proud,
but giveth grace unto
the humble.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Fear Not My Child ~

Fear not My child,
for I’m always with you
do not be afraid . . .
I’ll help get you through.

Fear not My child,
for I am your Savior
do not be alarmed . . .
for you have My favor.

Fear not My child,
for I will not forsake thee
do not be troubled . . .
for I still can calm the sea.

Fear not My child,
for you’re safe in My hand
do not be frightened . . .
I have for you a plan.

Fear not My child,
for My goodness never fails
do not be anxious . . .
for My mercy never pales!

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Psalm 27:1

The Lord  is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
the Lord  is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

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Copyright 2011 Revised 2022

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~