Tag Archives: Trust

~ Be Thou Faithful ~

Be thou faithful,
be ever patient
God is working
for your benefit.

For your times,
are in His hands
so be still and wait
till you know His plans.

Be thou hopeful,
be also trusting
God is working
in you something.

For your life,
is in His hold
so be at peace
as you He molds.

Be thou faithful,
be trustworthy too
while God is doing . . .
something new in you!

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Philippians 2:13

For it is God which worketh
in you both to will and to do
of his good pleasure.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


This Is My Truth ~

This is what it’s about,
this is faith, not doubt
this is believing . . .
without really seeing.

This is the one thing,
that hope can bring
knowing that eternity
isn’t some absurdity.

This is what I believe,
this is what I receive
God’s the only true One
and Jesus is His Son.

This is real salvation,
the legit foundation
this is to have trust . . .
only Jesus can save us.

This is my truth,
this is my reality
this is my belief
in totality!

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John 17:3

And this is life eternal,
that they might know thee
the only true God,
and Jesus Christ,
whom thou hast sent.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All Lives Count To God~

To God,
all of our lives count . . .
He doesn’t care about
the arguments we mount.

For He knows we are,
all embedded with sin
it doesn’t matter to Him
the color of our skin.

To God,
all lives are relevant
no matter who we are
He holds no prejudice.

For He knows we are,
all created equally . . .
what matters most to Him
is treating others decently.

To God,
all lives are viable
everyone matters . . .
to Him all are valuable!

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Romans 5:8

But God commendeth
his love toward us,
in that, while we were
yet sinners,
Christ died for us.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


A Good Work ~

A good work,
in you God has began
to help you get rid
of that old sinful man.

He promised to give,
His Spirit to you
so He could guide
and lead you how to.

A good work,
God will perform
so to His likeness
you can conform.

It will take time,
to reach perfection
until He sees in you
His own reflection.

A good work,
in you God will finish
if you will let Him . . .
go about His business!

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Philippians 1.6

Being confident of this very thing,
that he which hath begun a good
work in you will perform it
until the day of Jesus Christ:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Father ~

God, my Father,
my Lord, my Savior
thank You for Your mercy
forever grace and favor.

For though I was a sinner,
You still loved me . . .
now by faith I believe
in things I cannot see.

God, my King,
my Prince, my Redeemer
Your blood became
my transgression cleaner.

For my sins You forgave,
so that I may receive
eternal salvation
now that in You I believe.

God, my Father,
my Savior, my Christ
I am eternally grateful
for Your sacrifice!

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John 8:29

And he that sent me is with me:
the Father hath not left me alone;
for I do always those things
that please him.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Taking It Easy and Slow ~

Today I am resting,
taking it easy and slow
for tomorrow . . .
may deal me a big blow.

So today I’ll relax,
decompress and unwind
for tomorrow . .
may be to me unkind.

Today I am recuperating,
from the wear and tear
for tomorrow . . .
may arrive like a bear.

So today I’m renewing,
both my heart and mind
for tomorrow . . .
could put me in a bind.

Today I am resting,
taking it slow and steady
so that tomorrow . . .
for anything I’ll be ready!

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Matthew 6:34

Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day
is the evil thereof.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Till He Comes For Me ~

Till for me He comes,
alone, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here next to me.

I will wait for Him,
without dread or fear
for my Lord and Savior
is always close and near.

Till for me He comes,
afraid, I will not be
for Jesus is always . . .
right here inside of me.

He will keep me safe,
as He makes His way
His peace I will claim
right up until that joyful day.

Till for me He comes,
fainthearted, I will not be
for His Spirit is always . . .
power and strength to me!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope,
and the glorious appearing of
the great God and our
Saviour Jesus Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Tangible Power ~

There is tangible power,
behind every prayer . . .
when to God our requests
we continually share.

There is genuine hope,
praying unceasingly
when to God we take
our prayers repeatedly.

There is eternal joy,
for others when we pray
when to God we entreat
for their souls everyday.

There is concrete faith,
praying and agreeing
when to God we remain
trusting and believing.

There is effective power,
in our daily supplicating
when to God our prayers
we keep on duplicating!

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1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Spirit of Promise ~

Spirit of promise,
salvation’s sealer
heart and soul
curer and healer.

Spirit of Power,
strength dispenser
prayer partner
faith defender.

Spirit of Wisdom,
God’s advocator
provider of hope
peace demonstrator.

Spirit of Fullness,
life reformer
redemption holder
truth enforcer.

Holy Spirit of Promise,
our soul’s in-dweller
Jesus’ one and only
true collaborator!

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Ephesians 1:13-14

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,

Which is the earnest of our
inheritance until the redemption
of the purchased possession,
unto the praise of his glory.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Heavenly Minded People ~

Saintly people,
right on earth here
waiting for Jesus . . .
to again appear.

Human bodies,
echoing God’s love
biding our time . . .
til we’re with Him above.

Earthly beings,
living in unity
awaiting to spend . . .
with Jesus eternity.

Foreigners and aliens,
born again anew
ready for Jesus . . .
to make all things new.

Heavenly minded people,
a body of one
reflecting the Life, the Truth
the Way of the Son!

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John 17:21

That they all may be one;
as thou, Father, art in me,
and I in thee, that they also
may be one in us: that the
world may believe that
thou hast sent me.

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Copyright 2020
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In God’s Waiting Room ~

In God’s waiting room,
I sometimes have to stay
it where He teaches me
the whys for His delay.

He wants me to know,
waiting has its due season
and soon I will gather
the answers to His reason.

He uses this waiting time,
for me to focus on His face
so that I can experience . . .
the full measure of His grace.

He wants me to learn,
how to depend on Him
why my pride and conceit
He has to pare and trim.

In God’s waiting room,
I’ve learned all about delay . . .
it’s where He taught me to trust Him
for my tomorrows and today!

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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.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


Give Me a Sense of Humor ~

Lord, give me a sense of humor,
a spirit that is light . . .
so when I feel the dreariest
my heart can sparkle bright.

Let me learn to giggle,
when something tickles me
like my baby grandson
as I bounce him on my knee.

Let me learn to chuckle,
like I did as a little girl
even when life’s tangles
pull at my thinning curls.

Let me learn to laugh aloud,
even if only to myself . . .
like when a child is playing
with no one but them self.

Let me learn to smile,
when I prefer to wear a frown
like a toddler thick in mischief
and thinks no one is around!

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Psalm 103:5

“Who satisfieth
thy mouth with good things;

so that thy youth is
renewed like the eagle’s.”

Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God, My Patience ~

God, my Patience,
my Stamina, My Fortitude
my heart for You . . .
is filled with deep gratitude.

For Your mercy gives me,
the willpower to run
each day the faithful race
so that it can be won.

God, My Endurance,
my Strength, my Tenacity
Your power gives me
resilience and vitality.

For You bring into my life,
the faith to trust in You
regardless of the situations
You may have me go through.

God, my Patience,
my Calm, my Perseverance
may You find me faithful . . .
upon Your reappearance!

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Romans 8:25

But if we hope
for that we see not,
then do we with patience
wait for it.

Hebrews 10:36

For ye have need of patience,
that, after ye have done the
will of God, ye might receive
the promise.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Totally Surrendered ~

Totally surrendered,
God wants it all
all that you have
nothing is too small.

You need to give Him,
all of your heart
He wants the whole of it
not just a tiny part.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to see
how much you want
like Jesus to be.

You need to submit,
to His perfect will
you must be willing
to wait and be still.

Totally surrendered,
God wants to know
how much you want
in Him to grow.

You have to let go,
of your selfish desires
you must be ready
for all He requires.

Totally surrendered,
God wants all of you
but you must want . . .
all of Him too!

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Romans 12:1

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by
the mercies of God, that ye present
your bodies a living sacrifice, holy,
acceptable unto God, which is your
reasonable service.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God Loves You Just As You Are ~

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
each major blemish
every minor scar.

He is aware,
of the battles you fight
He sees the tears
you cry in the night.

God loves you,
He knows your pain
He sees your struggle
is not fought in vain.

He is mindful,
of how you’re feeling
He knows your wounds
are in need of healing.

God loves you,
just as you are . . .
He’s perfecting you
with each little scar!

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Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerns me.
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I’ll Send to God My Praise ~

I’ll praise God when I’m happy,
I’ll praise Him when I’m sad
I’ll praise God when things go right
I’ll praise Him when they are bad.

I’ll praise God when I’m in pain,
I’ll praise Him when I’m not
I’ll praise Him when I’m elated
I’ll praise Him when I’m fraught.

I’ll praise God when I’m strong,
I’ll praise Him when I’m weak
I’ll praise God when I’m sturdy
I’ll praise Him when I’m meek

I’ll praise God with a smile,
I praise Him through my tears
I’ll praise God when I’m hopeful
I’ll praise Him despite my fears.

I’ll praise God while I’m here,
I’ll praise Him until the end
as long as I have life and breath
my praise to God I will send!

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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 ~


In The Sea of Faith ~

Life is like a fish bowl,
we keep swimming around
in circles we revolve . . .
just like a merry-go-round.

At times we get dizzy,
and we’re left in a daze
it’s like we’re spinning
in a sea of milky-haze.

So many worries,
whirling all around . . .
it’s as if our problems
will never calm down.

But, if we looked over,
and see past the rim . . .
we’d see Jesus telling us
to put our faith in Him.

Life is like a fish bowl.
but it needn’t be . . .
if God we would only
put our trust in Thee!

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Matthew 8:26

“And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,

O ye of little faith?
Then he arose,

and rebuked the winds
and the sea;

and there was
a great calm.”

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Copyright 2013 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Searching Glance ~

God’s searching glance,
never ceases . . .
over all the universe
it stretches and reaches.

There is no secret place,
that He can’t see into
no screen or cover
He can’t look through.

God’s searching gaze,
is penetrating . . .
thoughts and intentions
He’s always calculating.

He scans the whole world,
all day and all night
watches the good fight evil
right before His sight.

God’s searching glance,
constantly looks to find . . .
all those who trust Him
will a whole heart and mind!

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Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place,
beholding the evil and the good.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


In The Midst Of A Storm ~

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is there . . .
He is ready to take
our fear, our care.

He hears our cries,
for His aid and relief
His ready to help us with
our lingering disbelief.

In the middle of the turmoil,
Jesus is waiting . . .
He is able to ease
our apprehensions grating.

He hears our lamenting,
our weeping and wailings
for He understands . . .
our weaknesses and failings.

In the midst of a storm,
Jesus is right there . . .
in the center of its eye
He hears our every prayer!

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Matthew 8:26-27

And he saith unto them,
Why are ye fearful,
O ye of little faith? Then he arose,
and rebuked the winds and the sea;
and there was a great calm.

But the men marvelled, saying,
What manner of man is this,
that even the winds and
the sea obey him!

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


That Worn Out Feeling ~

Feeling worn out,
more than just tired
as soon you rise up . . .
you again want to retire?

Well don’t you give up,
or sink into depression
instead look to God
for revitalization.

Feeling burned out,
stress got you down
does your world seem
to be spinning around?

Well don’t you give in,
to your crumbling situation
instead let Jesus become
your concrete foundation.

Feeling more than exhausted,
depleted and downcast
then onto Jesus . . .
all your weariness cast!

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Psalm 142:3

When my spirit was
overwhelmed within me,
then thou knewest my path.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Need~

God, my Need,
my Want, My Desire
let Your Spirit in me
urge and inspire.

Quench my thirst,
feed my inner hunger
give me an appetite . . .
to absorb Your wonder.

God my Longing,
my Yearning, my Passion
let me take in every ounce
of Your loving compassion.

Provide for me each day,
my spiritual bread
so by Your spirit  . . .
I’ll be constantly fed.

God, my Need,
My Dependence, my Reliance
may I always look to You
for counsel and guidance!

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Philippians 4:19

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Plans ~

Our plans,
are never the best
only God’s plans
bring eternal rest.

For our dreams,
when alone made
will like a flower
wither and fade.

Our wishes,
are never greater
only the desires
of our Creator.

For our hopes,
can’t compare
to God’s design
for our welfare.

Our plans,
we need to scrap
so the ones of God
into we can tap!

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Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts
are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways
my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens
are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher
than your ways,
and my thoughts
than your thoughts.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Potholes ~

When potholes fill your path,
with their groves and ruts
and you feel that with each divot
you’re being hit right in the guts.

Take the time and slow down,
for God promises to lead us
and make our path a straight one
if over the bumps in Him we trust.

When chuckholes out number,
the smooth and even road
and the more of them you see
the heavier seems your load.

Know that God will guide you,
through and around each one
so just keep your eyes on
how the faithful race is won.

When the road ahead is bumpy,
and the going is jarring . . .
know that God is in control
if you let Him do the steering!

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Isaiah 26:7

The way of the just
is uprightness:
thou, most upright,
dost weigh the path
of the just.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Only Jesus Can ~

Pressing times,
are everywhere
only Jesus can . . .
bear all the care.

Evil aspirations,
no matter the race
only Jesus can . . .
deliver saving grace.

Confusing signals,
meant to bewilder
only Jesus can . . .
hopefulness deliver.

Despairing visions,
death and desperation
only Jesus can . . .
bring true salvation.

Pressing times,
out to destroy
only Jesus can  . . .
lasting peace employ!

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2 Corinthians 4:8-9

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;

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God, My Assurance ~

God my Assurance,
my Promise, my Future
you are my Confidence
my Mountain Mover.

Create in me a heart,
clean and blue true
so that I may draw
nearer to You.

God, my Guarantee,
my Recourse, my Remedy
Your mercy has given me
pardon and clemency.

Your blood atoning,
has delivered me . . .
from my sins that once
kept me away from Thee.

God, my Assurance,
my Hope, my Blessedness
I’m so thankful You saved me
from my past wickedness!

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Hebrews 10:22

Let us draw near
with a true heart in full assurance
of faith, having our hearts sprinkled
from an evil conscience,
and our bodies washed with pure water.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Hamster Wheel Faith ~

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel . . .
and the faster they go
the more their faith reels.

They never stop spinning,
around and around . . .
for their faith isn’t rooted
on the firm, solid ground.

Some Christians don’t see,
their in a spiritual rut
or notice by sin . . .
their still firmly stuck.

The same old things,
they just keep on doing
to their old worldly ways
they keep on pursuing.

Some Christian’s faith,
is like a hamster wheel
for running the good race
causes them to squeal!

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Hebrews 12:1

Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so easily
beset us, and let us run with
patience the race that is
set before us,

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Is Still Able ~

When life gets hard,
and the road gets rough
when all that lies ahead
seems difficult and tough.

Remember God is still able,
to turn things around . . .
so keep on trusting Him
to avoid a breakdown.

When all that you see,
is hardship and adversity
when all that you feel
is the fear of uncertainty.

Remember with God,
nothing is too troubling
just keep on believing Him
so to keep from unraveling.

When life gets tough,
when the road seems long
remember God will give you . . .
the faith to make you strong!

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Isaiah 41:10

Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea,
I will help thee; yea,
I will uphold thee with
the right hand of my righteousness.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My Warts and All ~

I kissed me a prince,
but he turned into a toad
then he sent me packing . . .
down the lonely road.

So I went out searching,
looking for someone to love . . .
thought he’d be here on earth
instead He came from above.

With all of my ugly warts,
Jesus saw what was inside
for He discovered in me . . .
what other’s tossed aside.

He peered into my soul,
looked deep into my heart
so I took a leap of faith and found
my True Love from the start.

So if you are out there looking,
for a Prince to forever love . . .
stop chasing after all the toads
and just look to Jesus up above!

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1 Samuel 16:7

“But the Lord said unto Samuel,
Look not on his countenance,
or on the height of his stature;
because I have refused him:
for the Lord seeth not
as man seeth; for man looketh
on the outward appearance,
but the Lord looketh on the heart.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Light of Salvation~

My eyes have seen,
salvation’s Light
they have been given
a new glorious sight.

For once they were closed,
to the Truth and the Way
but now they observe
God’s mercy each day.

My eyes were shown,
Jesus’ Love and Grace
they have seen the light
now the Life they embrace.

For once they were shut,
but now they clearly see
the promise of peace
God has awaiting for me.

My eyes have observed,
the Light of salvation
and now they hold hope
in Christ’s resurrection!

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Ephesians 5:14

Wherefore he saith,
Awake thou that sleepest
and arise from the dead
and Christ shall give thee light.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Gazes From Above ~

God gazes from above,
He’s looking to find
those searching for Him
with all their heart and mind.

He sees not a one,
not one who is seeking
all have turned aside
no one for Him is looking.

God looks to the East,
their souls to Him are idle
He scans to the West
they are their own idols.

He looks to the South,
no – not even one
He looks to the North
their hearts He has none.

God looks and He looks,
all across the seas . . .
but love for the Lord
isn’t in the hearts of these!

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Proverbs 15:3

“The eyes of the Lord
are in every place,

beholding the evil
and the good.”

King James Version
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Copyright 2014 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


God Knows Your Heart ~

God knows your heart,
better than you . . .
He knows what your thinking
before even you do.

Before to Him you call out,
He knows what you’ll say
before you can form the words
He knows what you’ll pray.

God knows your mind,
better then you . . .
He knows your every thought
even before you do.

Before to Him you make a plea,
He knows what will be said
before you can make a sentence
He knows what’s in your head.

God know your heart,
He knows your mind too . . .
that is why He is always
thinking ahead of you!

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Isaiah 65:24

And it shall come to pass,
that before they call,
I will answer; and while
they are yet speaking,
I will hear.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Awesome Power ~

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome power
strikes in the darkness
in this gloomy hour.

Troubles may be brewing,
but His awesome love
beams down brightly
from His throne above.

Times may be testing,
but His awing peace
to all of His believers
will never fail or cease.

The tempest is a blowing,
but His amazing trust
keeps His faithful standing
against the strongest gust.

The earth is a trembling,
but His loving flock
knows He will not forsake
those clinging to the Rock.

Glory, Glory, Glory,
God’s awesome wonder
is shaking up the world
amidst His mighty thunder!

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Psalm 77:18

The voice of thy thunder
was in the heaven:

the lightnings lightened the world:
the earth trembled and shook.

Copyright 2012 Revised 2020
Deborah Ann Belka


My Heart’s Attentions ~

Some heart’s affections,
are in worldly things
others are in the joy
living a full life brings.

But, my heart’s yearnings,
are in the things to come
when Jesus returns . . .
to set up His kingdom.

Some heart’s emotions,
are in the here and now
others are on the ooh
the aha and the wow.

But, my heart’s attentions,
are in the second coming
when Jesus returns . . .
as our Savior and King.

Some heart’s affinities,
are in worldly measures
but, my heart’s affections
are in my heavenly treasure!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 13:44

Again, the kingdom of heaven
is like unto treasure hid in
a field; the which when a man
hath found, he hideth, and for
joy thereof goeth and selleth
all that he hath, and buyeth
that field.

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Stress Test ~

Today God gave me,
a spiritual stress test
to see if my soul . . .
could remain at rest.

So He sent to me,
a hand-wringing situation
to see if my heart . . .
could handle the agitation.

He wanted to know,
how I would proceed
whether if to the strain
I’d win or would concede.

It took all of His strength,
for me not to succumb
for I knew I could trust Him
with the power to overcome.

Today God sent to me,
a test that was stressing
but I’m happy to say . . .
I’m patiently resting!

~~~~~~~~~~

James 1:3

Knowing this,
that the trying
of your faith
worketh patience.

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Now Is The Time ~

Now is not the time,
to fold or to crumble
though the whole earth
has started to rumble.

Now is the time,
to hold on fast
to the truth and hope
that will out last.

Now is not the time,
to give up or abandon
and become to the world
a friend or companion.

Now is the time,
to be tough and strong
for the Word of God
will right all the wrong.

Now is not the time,
to cave in or to fold
for now is the time . . .
God wants us to be bold!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 3:12

In whom we have boldness
and access with confidence
by the faith of him.

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God, My Joy ~

God, my Joy,
my Cheer, my Delight
You fill my soul
with Truth and Light.

God, my Elation,
my Gladness, my Glee
You give me strength
just knowing Thee.

God, my Jubilation,
my Thrill, my Blissfulness
You fill my heart
with true happiness.

God, my Serenity,
my Contentment, my Rapture
I am so thankful
my heart You captured.

God, my Joy,
my Blessedness, my Pleasure
You fill my soul with  . . .
the peace of Your splendor!

~~~~~~~

John.15:11

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

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Our Hope ~

Hope paints a lovely picture,
of our future glory
it displays all the details
of God’s eternal story.

It’s etched in our hearts,
engraved on our minds
it understands the will of God
His plans and His designs.

Hope is our confidence,
our faithful expression
it leaves on our souls
a lasting impression.

It is everlasting peace,
a future so glorious
when with Jesus we stand
as His saint’s victorious.

So just close your eyes,
and use your imagination
let your hope in Jesus bring . . .
a glorious transformation!

~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:18

“The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened that ye may know
what is the hope of his calling,

and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,”

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Someone To Talk To ~

Whenever I want to talk,
I have me a loyal Friend
He is someone always . . .
on whom I can depend.

Our conversations are,
exciting and uplifting
He always lets me know
if from Him I’m drifting.

We discuss many things,
be at night or in the day
He is always ready . . .
to hear what I’ve to say.

I can tell Him anything,
there is no holding back
He encourages me
when faith in Him I lack.

I have me a special Friend,
with whom I can always talk
whenever I need advice . . .
I just go with Jesus for a walk!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 3:20

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

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Born To Conquer ~

Born to grow,
mature and ripen
born so my faith
in Jesus can deepen.

Born to know,
understand and believe
born so my strength
in God I’d receive.

Born to think,
recognize and detect
born so my life
Jesus would reflect.

Born to tell apart,
to discern and define
born so I would follow
God’s divine design.

Born to grow,
to divide and conquer
born to prove to satan . . .
He that’s in me is stronger!

~~~~~~~

Colossians 1:9-10

For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire that ye might
be filled with the knowledge
of his will in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;

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God, My Courage~

God, my Courage,
my Bravery, my Grit
Your love compels me
not to give up or quit.

You give me fortitude,
to fight the good fight
all my battles fought
are won in Your might.

God, my Courage,
my Boldness, my Mettle
You turn my nerves
into hard, steely metal.

Your Word is my Armor,
faith is my shield
taking me each day
out into the battle field.

God my Courage,
my Fortress, my Stockade
as long as You go with me . . .
I’m not afraid or dismayed!

~~~~~~~

Joshua 1:9

Have not I commanded thee?
Be strong and of a good courage;
be not afraid, neither be thou
dismayed: for the Lord thy God
is with thee whithersoever
thou goest.

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May You Be Enlightened~

May the eyes of your faith,
be so enlightened . . .
may the hope of Jesus
be in you heightened.

For there is great power,
when in God we do trust
for He has put His spirit
right into each one of us.

May your confidence,
be filled with God’s might
so the hope of your calling
may inflame and ignite.

For there is no other One,
on whom we can rely
only God our strength
and power can supply.

May the eyes of your faith,
be flooded with His light
for it is on His power
we are called to fight!

~~~~~~~~~~

Ephesians 1:18-21

The eyes of your understanding
being enlightened; that ye may
know what is the hope of his calling,
and what the riches of the glory
of his inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness
of his power to us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power,

Which he wrought in Christ,
when he raised him from the dead,
and set him at his own right hand
in the heavenly places,

Far above all principality, and power,
and might, and dominion, and every
name that is named, not only in this
world, but also in that which is to come:

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Oh, My God Shelter Me ~


Oh my God,
shelter me
keep me safe
within Thee.

For You are to me,
my cool Shadow
my safe Haven
my shady Grotto.

Oh my God,
shield me
keep my close
near to Thee.

For You are to me,
my quiet Harbor
my calm Retreat
my fixed Anchor.

Oh, my God,
protect me
keep me safe
secure in Thee!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 91:1-2

He that dwelleth in the secret
place of the most High shall
abide under the shadow
of the Almighty.

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

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Lord, Help Me to Find~

Lord, help me to find,
peace for my mind . . .
help me to be
at rest in Thee.

Slow my heart beat,
as this new day I greet
oh, Lord hear my prayer
as my burdens I bare.

Lord, help me to know,
how your peace can flow
help me to see
Your calm inside me.

Make my thoughts clear,
remove all the fear
Oh, Lord hear my plea
as I give them to Thee.

Lord, help me to find,
peace for heart and mind
the kind that exceeds
the worry that impedes!

~~~~~~

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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There Is No Profit ~

There is no profit,
to be made . . .
all earthly wealth
will rust and fade.

There is no gain,
to be gotten . . .
all worldly things
will just get rotten.

There is no future,
to be obtained . . .
all earthy wealth
can’t be retained.

There is no hope,
to be secured . . .
all worldly things
will be obscured.

There is no profit,
in worldly things
no earthly wealth . . .
can salvation bring!

~~~~~~~~~~

Matthew 6:19-21

Lay not up for yourselves treasures
upon earth, where moth and rust doth
corrupt, and where thieves break
through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures
in heaven, where neither moth nor
rust doth corrupt, and where thieves
do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.

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God, My Anchor ~

God, my Anchor,
my Security, my Shield
give me a heart
to You that will yield.

Be my Safe Harbor,
give me Thy grace
whenever a storm
You have me to face.

God, my Anchor,
my Hope, my Future
may over my life
I make You the ruler.

Let Your Word be,
on earth my guide
may from You my sin
I not disguise or hide.

God, my Anchor,
my Moor, My Dock
may You be to me . . .
my everlasting Rock!

~~~~~~

Hebrews 6:19-20

Which hope we have as an anchor
of the soul, both sure
and stedfast, and which entereth
into that within the veil;

Whither the forerunner is for
us entered, even Jesus,
made an high priest for ever
after the order of Melchisedec.

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Heavy On My Mind ~

When my cares,
on me weigh . . .
that’s when to God
I kneel and pray.

For when they stay,
heavy on my mind
there is no peace
that I can find.

When my worries,
creep into my life
that’s when onto Jesus
I give Him my strife.

For when they linger,
in my thoughts
they leave me weary
and oh, so fraught.

When my concerns,
weigh me down
I turn to God
for a heart sound.

For I know no other,
thing for me to do
but cast my cares . . .
Lord onto You!

~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care
upon him;
for he careth for you.

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God, My Tranquility ~

God, my Tranquility,
my Peace, my Calm
You are to my soul
a healing balm.

You alone provide,
the rest that I need
when in Your Word
I graze and feed.

God, my Quietude,
my Repose, My Rest
Your love and mercy
keeps me daily blessed.

You silence my heart,
with Your still small voice
You are the reason
in truth I rejoice.

God my Tranquility,
my Comfort, my Lull
may my trust in You
never grow dim or dull!

~~~~~~~

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is an handful
with quietness,
than both the hands full
with travail
and vexation of spirit.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Pray For Me Jesus ~

Pray for me Jesus,
plea for my needs
pray my faith grows
from that mustard seed.

Pray for my worries,
pray for my cares
pray when I can’t . . .
say my own prayers.

Pray for my heart,
petition for my mind
pray my trust in You
I’ll continue to find.

Pray for my spirit,
pray for my soul
pray my life to You
I will give control.

Pray for me Jesus,
on my behalf plea . . .
when words I can’t form
meditate Lord for me!

~~~~~~~

1 Timothy 2:5

For there is one God,
and one mediator between
God and men,
the man Christ Jesus;

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Deborah Ann Belka

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God Loves The Yielding Heart ~

God loves the little sparrows,
all the flowers in the fields
He loves a repentant heart
that to Him at last yields.

He loves the morning hour,
when the sun is on the rise
He loves a searching heart
that is seeking to be wise.

God loves the daily warmth,
the cool breeze in the air
He loves the burdened heart
giving to Him all its care.

God loves the evening time,
when the sun slowly sets
He loves when a hungry heart
appetites in Him are whet.

God loves the moon shinning,
the twinkling in the sky
He loves a prayerful heart
that holds a jubilant cry.

God loves His little sparrows,
His faithful lilies of the field
He loves whatever the time . . .
hearts to Him relent and yield!

~~~~~~~~~

Romans 6:13

“But yield yourselves unto God,
as those that are alive from the dead,
and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Is Enough ~

Jesus is enough,
there’s nothing you can do
Jesus is the only One
who can save you.

Jesus is enough,
He is above everything
Jesus is the one absolute
He is the sum of all things.

Jesus is enough,
no need to add or take away
Jesus is the only One
leading to the Life, Truth and Way.

Jesus is enough,
He is the One constant and true
Jesus grace is sufficient
there’s nothing more to pursue.

Jesus is enough,
everything else put aside
for no works of our labor . . .
can salvation provide!

~~~~~~~~~~

Acts 4:12

Neither is there salvation
in any other:
for there is none other name
under heaven given among men,
whereby we must be saved.

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Deborah Ann Belka

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Heavenly Father~

Heavenly Father
hearer of my prayer
keep me safe
in Your loving care.

If I should see,
yet another day
help me to stay
on the righteous way.

Heavenly Father,
hearer of my plea
keep me close
and near to Thee.

If I should see,
yet another night
help me to keep
to the faithful fight.

Heavenly Father,
if today Jesus I see . . .
I pray to heaven
He will take me!

~~~~~~~

Matthew 21:22

And all things,
whatsoever ye shall ask
in prayer, believing,
ye shall receive.

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Our All in All ~

In Christ,
a new creation
through Him
our salvation.

In Jesus,
a new beginning
through Him
comes forgiving.

In Christ,
our peace
through Him
sin’s release.

In God’s Son,
our redemption
through Him
our election.

In Christ,
our All whose in All
because of Jesus . . .
all saved from the fall!

~~~~~~~~~~

Colossians 3:11

Where there is neither Greek nor Jew,
circumcision nor uncircumcision,
Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free:
but Christ is all, and in all.

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Hope For The Best ~

I hope for the best,
a new day can bring
but, I am prepared for . . .
just about anything.

For I do not know,
what may come my way
tis why each morning
to God I bow and pray.

I hope for the greatest,
outcome He might send
but, I am braced for . . .
what’s around the bend.

For I trust and believe,
irrespective of . . .
whatever God decides
is out of His love.

I hope for the best,
the greatest day there is
but, I am ready for . . .
anything because I’m His!

~~~~~~~~~~

Psalm 112:7

He shall not be afraid
of evil tidings:
his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.

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Afternoon Ponderings ~06.17.20~

Proverbs 3:5

 


The Old Man Crucified ~

Is the old man crucified,
is he nailed to the tree
have you to your past sins
finally been set him free?

For when the old man,
you finally crucify . . .
your old sinful nature
you’ll not want to satisfy.

Is your old man dead,
did he die to self and pride
have you now a heart
where Jesus can abide?

For when the new man,
you put on and wear
to the Holy Spirit wooing
you will be aware.

Is the old man truly,
in your life crucified
or has the new man . . .
been pushed aside?

~~~~~~~~~~

Galatians 2:20

I am crucified with Christ:
nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live
in the flesh I live by the faith
of the Son of God, who loved me,
and gave himself for me.

Romans 6:6

Knowing this, that our old man
is crucified with him, that the
body of sin might be destroyed,
that henceforth we should
not serve sin.

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I Trust God and Jesus Too ~

I trust God,
with all things
leave my fears
under His wings.

I find comfort,
in just knowing
on me His mercy
He keeps sowing.

I trust Jesus,
for His peace
my cares on Him
I daily release.

I find hope,
in just knowing
His grace in me
keeps on growing

I trust God,
I trust Jesus too
for everyday . . .
my faith they renew!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 37:5

Commit thy way unto the Lord;
trust also in him; and he shall
bring it to pass.

Luke 17:5

And the apostles said unto
the Lord, Increase our faith.

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Are You Ready To Go ~

Are you ready to go,
with Jesus to the Cross
are you ready . . .
for that bridge to cross?

Are you ready to go,
and repent and confess
are you ready . . .
to be eternally blessed?

Are you ready to go,
deep within your heart
are you ready . . .
for a new life to start?

Are you ready to go,
into the depth of your soul
are you ready . . .
for Jesus to make you whole?

Are you ready to go,
can this bridge you get across
are you ready to be saved . . .
by the power of the Cross?

~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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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My Hope Doesn’t Disappoint ~

My hope doesn’t disappoint,
it never lets me down
it allows me to keep . . .
both heart and mind sound.

It gives me reasons,
to rejoice and to sing
it encourages me
in the storms life brings.

My hope doesn’t disappear,
it never goes away
it enables me to stay
on the narrow pathway.

It gives me confidence,
equips me for warfare
to satan and his army
it keeps me daily aware.

My hope doesn’t derail,
when trials come to test me
for Lord my hope and trust . . .
I have place in only Thee!

~~~~~~~~~~

Jeremiah 17:7

Blessed is the man that trusteth
in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.

Isaiah 26:3

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace,
whose mind is stayed on thee:
because he trusteth in thee.

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Labor Pains ~

We all have,
labor pains . . .
we all at times
feel the strain.

But, we know,
God will send
more grace
till they end.

We all have,
periods of trouble
we all at times
have to struggle.

But, we know,
God will provide
more faith
in which to abide.

We all have,
new-birth pangs
but our hope
on Jesus hangs!

~~~~~

1 Peter 4:19

Wherefore let them that suffer
according to the will of God
commit the keeping of their
souls to him in well doing,
as unto a faithful Creator.

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