Tag Archives: Stubbornness

Inside Out ~

 

Lord, You have searched my heart,
You know it inside out
You know where faith runs deep
and the potholes full of doubt.

You have looked into my mind,
You know all of its ups and downs
You know the ruts of fear
and the pockets of peace around.

You have looked into my thoughts,
You know the turbulence
You know the ebbs of calm
and the waves of nervousness.

You have looked into my soul,
You know its fragile stubbornness
You know when it’s softly pliable
and when it’s stiff with faithlessness.

Lord, You have searched my heart,
my mind, thoughts and soul
and I know there’s more . . .
for You to shape and mold!

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Psalm 139:23

“Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know
my thoughts:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


A Godly Intervention ~

Sometimes God,
has to do some afflicting
so our stubborn hearts
He can begin softening.

For, He wants to remove,
the hardness deep inside
so there will be the room
for Him to fully abide.

Sometimes God,
brings about suffering
so our prideful minds
He can start uncovering.

For, He wants to rid us,
of our self-centeredness
so we’ll have self-restraint
filled with temperateness.

Sometimes God,
has to get our attention
so with our stubborn hearts
He calls for intervention!

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Job 23:16

“For God maketh my heart soft,
and the Almighty troubleth me:”

King James Version
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Copyright 2018
Deborah Ann Belka


God Hates Sin ~

God hates man’s wickedness,
He despises the evil they do
He hates the grievous schemes
that in their hearts they brew.

God hates man’s stubbornness,
He loathes their rebellious ways
He hates how easily  . . .
satan can make their soul’s sway.

God hates man’s immoral nature,
He detests sin of every kind
He hates what man can do
with their bodies and their minds.

God hates man’s defiance,
He abhors their callousness
He hates that man is full
of cruelty and hatefulness.

God hates man’s wickedness,
He resents the evil they do
in fact it grieves Him . . .
that He even created them too!

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Psalm 5:4-5

” For thou art not a God
that hath pleasure in
wickedness: neither shall
evil dwell with thee.

The foolish shall not stand
in thy sight: thou hatest
all workers of iniquity.”

King James Version
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Genesis 6:7

“And the Lord said,
I will destroy man whom
I have created
from the face of the earth;
both man, and beast,
and the creeping thing,
and the fowls of the air;
for it repenteth me that
I have made them.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2017
Deborah Ann Belka


When In The Wilderness ~

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It gets lonely,
in the wilderness
it feels lifeless
cold and treacherous.

But, when God takes us,
into the wilderness
He wants us with Him
to get down to business.

It’s easy to get lost,
in the wilderness
it can be discouraging
in the land of bitterness.

But, when we trust God,
in the wilderness
He’ll walk us through
our insecureness.

It can be very dangerous,
in the wilderness
it can be desolate
in the land of hopelessness.

But, when God has us,
in the wilderness . . .
it’s because He wants
to heal our stubbornness!

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Isaiah 43:19

“Behold, I will do a new thing;
now it shall spring forth;
shall ye not know it? I will
even make a way in the wilderness,
and rivers in the desert.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2016
Deborah Ann Belka


Lord, Empty Me ~

Holy Spirit by Michaela Baltazar free photo #4686

Lord, empty me of me,
so, I can be filled with You
drain my soul of my pride
the stubbornness in it too.

Remove my self-importance,
take my smugness away
get rid of the very thought
I can do things my own way.

Lord, empty me of me,
the arrogance and conceit
to my own selfish will . . .
may I declare, a sound defeat.

Take out any lust or greed,
the need for self-indulgence
to any unrighteousness . . .
give me a zero tolerance.

Lord, empty me of me,
anything keeping me from You
so into my very soul . . .
the Holy Spirit can get through!

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Romans 8:9

“But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit,
if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ,
he is none of his.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2014
Deborah Ann Belka


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