Tag Archives: Worries and Cares

God Will Always Mend ~

I have lived a life of losses,
with hardship as my friend . . .
but I’ve come to understand
how God will always mend.

For there is not a problem,
too great for Him to take
not a soul He can’t change
regenerate or remake.

There isn’t a broken heart,
Jesus cannot repair . . .
not a soul He won’t save
from the depth of despair.

For there is not a worry,
which for Him is too small
no trouble is too imposing
for He came to bear them all.

So no matter what your loss,
no matter where you’ve been
let God repair and mend . . .
the effects of pain and sin!

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Psalm 34:18

The Lord is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart;
and saveth such as be of
a contrite spirit.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Be Not Overwhelmed ~

Be not overwhelmed,
by the concerns of life
be not overpowered
by your daily strife.

Instead let Jesus,
fill you with His peace
so from your worries
you can be released.

Be not defeated,
by things you can’t control
be not burdened down
by the cares of your soul.

Instead let Jesus,
bring your heart comfort
so from your earthly woes
you will have His support.

Be not overwhelmed,
be not inundated . . .
instead let your life be
by Jesus captivated!

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Psalm 34:4

I sought the Lord,
and he heard me,
and delivered me
from all my fears.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~10.13.21~

1 Peter 5:7


Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled ~

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not worry start your day
for Jesus came to give you
a new and peaceful way.

Let not concern unsettle you,
let not stress take its toll
for Jesus will bring you calm
and quietness to your soul.

Let not your mind be burdened,
let not anguish weigh you down
for on Jesus you can depend
His tranquility will be around.

Let not your spirit fail you,
let not despair be what you feel
for Jesus wants your whole heart
to restore so He can heal.

Let not your heart be troubled,
let not it be afraid today . . .
for Jesus will bring you peace
and your anxiety will fade away!

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2 Corinthians 4:17-18

For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more
exceeding and eternal
weight of glory;

While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things
which are not seen: for the things
which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen
are eternal.

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~ to GOD be the GLORY


Seasons Of Fainting ~

Sometimes we go through,
seasons of fainting . . .
when worldly catastrophes
leave us anxiously panting.

For all around us we see,
disorder of every kind
messing with the peace
in our heart and mind.

Sometimes we go through,
seasons of weariness . . .
when earthly calamities
fill us with restlessness.

For every where we turn,
we see the destruction
that evilness brings
when under its seduction.

Sometimes we go through,
seasons of trepidation . . .
but we who believe in Jesus
are free of apprehension!

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Proverbs 24:10

If thou faint in the day
of adversity,
thy strength is small.

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.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Jesus Is All You Have ~

When all you have is anguish,
when there’s nothing more to do
and all of your pain and suffering
has taken the very best from you. 

When trials turn into desperation,
when they start to overburden you
and the pressure of your troubles
you can no longer alone get through.

When your misery turns to despair,
when you feel hopelessness inside
and another raging, internal storm
you don’t have the strength to ride.

When Jesus is all you have,
when you finally come to your knees
and you give Him all your hardships
you’ll find He will meet all your needs.

For Jesus is your burden bearer,
and He will never disappoint . . .
so cast your cares upon Him
before you reach your breaking point!

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1 Peter 5:7

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Consider It For Joy ~

Consider it for joy,
when things go wrong
consider when they do
it’s to make you strong.

For when you are tested,
endurance it will bring
so that your faith in God
will not lack anything.

Consider it for joy,
when things go amiss
consider to embrace them
not to wearily dismiss.

For when you are tried,
perseverance it will bring
so that your trust in God
will continue to spring.

Consider it all for joy,
perfect, eternal and blissful
consider how it will make . . .
all things seem less dismal!

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James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall into divers temptations;

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

But let patience have her perfect work,
that ye may be perfect and entire,
wanting nothing.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Jesus Is My Everything ~

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me peace and calm
to my soul He is just like . . .
a healing, soothing balm.

Whenever I am fearful,
with feelings of dismayed
He whispers in my ear
Child be ye not afraid.

Jesus is my everything,
He gives me tranquility
into my life He brings
everlasting stability.

When I am fainthearted,
when feeling overwhelmed
He whispers in my ear
Child I’m still at the helm.

Jesus is my everything,
He is my one true hope
I pray to Him each day . . .
give me the strength to cope!

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1 Corinthians 15:28

And when all things shall be
subdued unto him, then shall
the Son also himself be subject
unto him that put all things under
him, that God may be all in all.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Ask Jesus ~

When life tosses you,
into the pit of pain
when getting out of it
is too much of a strain.

Reach out your arms,
ask Jesus to lift you
out of the anguish
you are going through.

When life hurls you,
into the stormy seas
before the waves crash
and buckle your knees.

Reach out your hands,
ask Jesus to take a grip
so into the abyss
you’ll not begin to slip.

When life pins you down,
with its worry and care
ask Jesus to free you . . .
from all your despair!

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Psalm 32:6

For this shall every one
that is godly pray unto
thee in a time when thou
mayest be found: surely
in the floods of great
waters they shall not
come nigh unto him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~08.08.21~

Psalm 34:17-20


By His Own Authority ~

Sometimes my mind,
becomes so entangled
from my daily worries
it can’t get untangled.

But then I go to Jesus,
upload onto Him my care
and claim His promise
my burden’s He will bare.

Sometimes my heart,
becomes entrenched
from my daily problems
it can’t get unclenched.

But then I go to Jesus,
give Him my anxiety
and I claim His peace
by His own authority.

Sometimes my mind,
is my biggest foe . . .
and I can’t find serenity
until to Jesus I go!

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Philippians 4:6-7

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

And the peace of God,
which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


It’s No Wonder ~

Life has many troubles,
worries and cares
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus our burdens to bear.

With all the uncertainty,
each day that we face
it’s no wonder we need . . .
more and more of His grace.

Life is full of problems,
highs and lows and downs
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus to keep our heart’s sound.

With all the constant chaos,
the turmoil and the stress
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus ours souls to bless.

Life is but a vapor,
in the big scheme of things
it’s no wonder we need . . .
Jesus and the peace He brings!

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John 14:1

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Afternoon Ponderings ~07.24.21~

Matthew 11:28-29


It’s One Of Those Days~

It’s one of those days Lord,
You know what I mean
it’s a time when on You
all I can do is lean.

It’s a day like no other,
where I feel so helpless
it’s a time where without You
I’d be totally hopeless.

It’s one of those days Lord,
where I need You to uphold me
it’s a time when I need faith
for that which I can’t see.

It’s a day of uncertainty,
where I’m feeling distraught
it’s a time when I need You
to capture my every thought.

It’s one of those days Lord,
I know You understand . . .
It’s a time where I need
the strength of Your right hand!

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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.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Shut The Door On Fear ~

When bad news,
I hear about
I shut the door
on fear and doubt.

Instead I open up,
my trusting heart
so peace into it
God can impart.

Whenever I hear,
things not so great
on my mind
I don’t let them grate.

Instead I open up,
my Bible to read
how to trust God
for all that I need.

When bad news,
I get a whiff of
I fix my heart on . . .
God’s trusting love!

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Psalm 112:7

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

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


I Shudder To Think ~

I shudder to think,
just where I would be
if I did not have . . .
Jesus’ peace in me.

I bet you I would be,
a big restless mess
if I couldn’t give Him
my every day stress.

I cannot imagine,
just what I would do
if I did not have . . .
Jesus to cling to.

I can tell you right now,
I would just fall apart
if I didn’t let Him be
the guard of my heart.

I shudder at the thought,
I tremble imagining . . .
just where I’d be without Jesus
with all in the world happening!

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John 14:27

Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth,
give I unto you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
neither let it be afraid.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Just Trust Jesus ~

When we’re in the dark,
Jesus sends us His light
when we’re in a battle
He’s there to help us fight.

When we are weak,
Jesus sends us assurance
when we are faint
He gives us endurance.

When we are alone,
Jesus draws us near
when we are frightened
He takes away our fear.

When we are worried,
Jesus makes us still
when we are unsure
He shows us His will.

When we’re loved as much,
as Jesus loves us . . .
it’s so very easy
in Him to just trust!

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Psalm 56:3

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

Copyright 2013 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


How Great Is His Faithfulness ~

Are you hurting deep within,
is your heart inside breaking
is the pain so very real . . .
that you can’t stop shaking?

Are you feeling depressed,
weary, fearful and anxious
are your insides all jittery
from being overly nervous?

Are you wanting relief,
do you need to be consoled
are you looking for peace
from arms ready to enfold?

Well God’s faithfulness,
is the absolute greatest . . .
He can take a heavy heart
and make it feel weightless!

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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.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When Afraid, Trust ~

I put my trust in God,
whenever I’m afraid
for His Word keeps me
from becoming dismayed.

I’m told in my Bible,
that I daily read . . .
that to fear and dread
I should never heed.

So I call upon my Lord,
for Him to be my shield
so to fearfulness
my heart will not yield.

He gives me the faith,
to rise above my cares
as I release onto Him
my fainthearted prayers.

I put my trust in God,
instead of in my fear
by drawing closer to Him
so to keep Him ever near!

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Psalm 56:3 

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

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Sees and Knows ~

God sees us,
He observes from afar
He sees us . . .
no matter where we are.

He sees our condition,
He watches from above
He sees our struggles
through the lens of His love.

God knows us,
He gets how we feel
He knows us . . .
whether we’re well or ill.

He knows our hearts,
He understands our grief
so He sends us showers
of His mercy for our relief.

God sees us,
He knows more than we do
that is why He is always
watching over me and you!

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2 Chronicles 16:9a

For the eyes of the Lord
run to and fro throughout
the whole earth, to shew
himself strong in the behalf
of them whose heart is
perfect toward him.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Rejoicing In Tribulation ~

When I’m knee deep,
in pain and suffering . . .
it’s in my future hope
for which I’m rejoicing.

For the glory to be had,
in today’s tribulation
will come on the day
of my own resurrection.

When I’m waist high,
in my cares and concerns
it’s with patience I wait
until Jesus returns.

For I stand in the faith,
of His future coming . . .
even through my troubles
are always incoming.

When trials I experience,
when tribulation I have to face
I can do so with rejoicing . . .
because of His saving grace!

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Romans 5:3-4

And not only so, but we glory
in tribulations also:
knowing that tribulation
worketh patience;

And patience, experience;
and experience, hope:

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


When You Think You Can’t ~

When you think you can’t,
remember God can . . .
when you don’t know the way
remember God has a plan.

When you think it’s all but over,
remember God just began
when you are afraid and fearful . . .
remember God’s wingspan.

When you think it’s to hard,
remember God does the impossible
when you think it’s hopeless
remember God is unstoppable.

When you think you’ve had enough,
remember God is not done
when you think you’re all alone
remember the love of His Son.

When you think you can’t do it,
remember God can do . . .
when you think it’s too difficult
remember God will strengthen you!

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Luke 1:37

For with God nothing
shall be impossible.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Never Depleted ~

Though I am weary,
I am never depleted
for my Lord supplies me
with strength when needed.

He always leads me to find,
waters running still
whenever I follow
after knowing His will.

Though I am tired,
I am never exhausted
for, it’s in my Shepherd
all these years I’ve trusted.

He renews my soul daily,
my heart He hourly repairs
whenever I give to Him
the bulk of my earthly cares.

Though I am fatigued,
I am never powerless
for, my Lord keeps me . . .
from being weak and helpless!

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Psalm 23:1-3

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want. He maketh
me to lie down in green pastures:
he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me
in the paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.

King James Version
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Copyright 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


All for Joy ~

Count it all for joy,
each trial you go through
give it not a second thought
then watch what God will do.

Count it all for joy,
when tested for your belief
patience will be your reward
and His peace your relief.

Count it all for joy,
as He performs His work in you
let His perfection complete
and make you someone new.

Count it all for joy,
lest you be tossed about
seek by faith all your needs
and in God never doubt.

Count it all for joy,
for His wisdom is yours to gain
ask believing without fear
and in your life He will reign.

Count it all for joy,
no matter your despair
let His love fill you up . . .
and your life He’ll repair!

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James 1:2-3

“My brethren, count it all joy
when ye fall
into divers temptations;

Knowing this,
that the trying of your faith

 worketh patience.”

Copyright 2012 Revised 2021
Deborah Ann Belka

To GOD Be The GLORY!


Here I AM ~

Here I AM,
looking out for you
counting your every step
guiding you all the way
each and every day.

Here I AM,
feeling all your hurt
healing all your pain
taking away the sting
shielding you with My wing.

Here I AM,
always besides you
never leaving, never parting
for I AM always here
I AM forever near.

Here I AM,
seeing you worry
giving you My peace
watching your concern
bringing you new hope
helping you to cope.

So, if you ever wonder,
where I can be found
all you have to do
is take a look around . . .
For I AM here!

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Exodus 3:14

“And God said to Moses,
“I AM WHO I AM.”

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God Of My Yesterdays ~

God of my yesterdays,
all the days of my youth
I thank You for blessing me . . .
with hope, trust and truth.

Though at times I’ve stumbled,
on the straight, narrow way
I thank You for giving me . . .
the courage, on it to stay.

God of my today,
the rest of my tomorrows
I thank You for taking from me. . .
the weight of my sorrows.

Though the road has been long,
and at times menacing
I thank You for always . . .
my faith strengthening.

God of my yesterdays,
today and tomorrows too
may I remain as faithful . . .
just as You always do!

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Hebrews 13:8

Jesus Christ
the same yesterday,
and to day,
and for ever.

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


The Depth of God’s Mercy ~

When I am knee high,
in grief and sorrow
when I am anxious
about each tomorrow.

I look at the span,
of God’s mercy . . .
instead of the extent
of my worry.

When I am waist deep,
in the vast unknown
when fear’s grip
clinches my backbone

I look to the depth,
of God’s grace . . .
instead of the expanse
of the dark space.

When I am as low,
as I can possibly go . . .
I look to the favor
God on me bestows!

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Hebrews 4:16

Let us therefore come
boldly unto the throne
of grace, that we may
obtain mercy, and find
grace to help in time of need.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~



Grace And Peace To You ~

Grace and peace to you,
my faith filled friends . . .
good health to you too
until this pandemic ends.

May God’s infinite mercy,
keep you safe and secure
so that through this storm
you’ll be able to endure.

Grace and peace to you,
to all faithful in Jesus . . .
may it be His strength . . .
you find in your weakness.

May onto Him you cast,
everything troubling
may He guard your heart
from fear and worrying.

Grace and peace to you,
my friends far and wide . . .
by this virus be not afraid
for God is at your side!

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Ephesians 1:1-2

Paul, an apostle of Jesus
Christ by the will of God,
to the saints which are at
Ephesus, and to the faithful
in Christ Jesus:

1 Corinthians 1:3

Grace be unto you, and peace,
from God our Father, and from
the Lord Jesus Christ.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


My God Is With Me ~

When life makes no sense,
and obstacles are all I see
I am not disappointed . . .
for my God enables me.

When others have their say,
and we can’t seem to agree
I am not discouraged . . .
for my God inspires me.

When sickness takes its hold,
and the pain will not flee
I am not dishearten . . .
for my God comforts me.

When my world crashes down,
and troubles are all I foresee
I am not depressed . . .
for my God enlivens me.

When sorrow comes my way,
and grief has me on my knees
I am not distraught . . .
for my God nurtures me.

When the day is finally over,
and I say my nightly plea
I am not shaken . . .
for my God is with me!

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Psalm 16:8

“I have set the Lord
always before me.
Because he is at my
right hand,
I will not be shaken.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


God’s Gift Of Joy ~

God’s gift of joy,
is ours to embrace
for it’s brimming full . . .
of His love and grace.

Despite our troubles,
joy encourages us
to never give up
in the God we trust.

God’s gift of joy,
is such a blessing
when our troubles are
urgent and pressing.

It makes our heart,
feel better and brighter
for joy make our burdens
seem so much lighter.

God’s gift of joy,
is all of ours to choose
so give joy a try . . .
what have you to lose!

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Romans 15:13

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

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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


Be Joyful and Prayerful ~

Be joyful in hope,
be faithful in prayer
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus your care.

For to be joyful,
when troubles increase
will make your anxiety
decline and decrease.

Be patient in affliction,
be steadfast and firm
don’t forget to give . . .
Jesus your concern.

For to be diligent,
when problems arise
will help you to keep
your eyes on the prize.

Be joyful and prayerful,
be so ever patient too
and never forget . . .
how much Jesus loves you!

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Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in hope;
patient in tribulation;
continuing instant
in prayer;

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka

~ to GOD be the GLORY ~


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