Coffee for Your Heart- There’s Spring Under There

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There’s Spring Under There

By Susie Teramura


Cold gray skies again,

My heart feels it too

The winter,

The slowing,

And the monotony

Setting in,

Playing the same song

Taking me down

Roads of despair,

Thoughts that You’re

Not there,

Thoughts not good,

True, pure or right,

Stuck in a rut, like I’m

Spinning my wheels



I call to you,

Helpless once more

Unable to pull myself

Up off the floor,

Or out of this pit

 To see 

Straight anymore.


And then you come

Faithful One, to

Rescue me,


In the quiet

Of the night,

In your presence

Is fullness,

And new life.


You remind me that

You are near,

And that

Believe it or not,

There is spring…

Under there.


Under the hard,

And frozen ground

Life is stirring,

All around,


That in this

Winter waiting,

Roots are growing,

And spreading,

And strength

Is gaining.

And that there is

No lost ground.

When victory is

The battle sound.


That what seems stagnant

Stuck and almost dead,

Is really where life

Is beginning instead,


You take my chin

And lift my head

And looking long

Into my eyes

You speak a word

Both strong

And wise,


“Forward we move,

You’re not alone

We’re together and

We’re headed home.

Higher up and further in

I wrote the story,

I know the end,”


And then I whisper,

“But I am scared,”

You curl your hand

Around mine there

Warm and strong

As if to say,

It won’t be long,

It will be ok,

Stay close

Beside me today,

Spring and new life,

They’re on the way.


I pick myself up

And face the gray

I speak to winter

And loudly say,

“I‘m not giving up

Or into despair,


This ground…

There’s spring

under there.”

Jonah 2:2

He said, “I cried out to the Lord in my great trouble, and he answered me.

Deuteronomy 20:4

For the Lord your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.”

Isaiah 43:19

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

11 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- There’s Spring Under There

  1. “in this

    Winter waiting,

    Roots are growing,

    And spreading,

    And strength

    Is gaining.”

    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your heart, Susie. Blessed by you today.

  2. Susie,
    I’ve been having the same thoughts recently! I love summer so much (that’s why I live in Florida 🙂 and I don’t like the cold days of winter (yes, our cold days are in the 50s and I know that’s really nothing compared with friends mired in snow!) but I was thinking how in the midst of winter, we know spring is coming and is just around the corner to give us hope during the gray days. And in the midst of beautiful summer days, we know that winter must surely follow but we savor the summer to get us through. But how could we go through the winter if there were no spring and new life and fresh growth? Lovely, lovely thoughts, friend!

    1. Hi Valerie,
      I am so glad you can relate! It has just felt extra long and cold and gray to me this winter- Just feeling the Lord encouraging me to press on and into Him- and know that spring is on its way! Thanks for visiting with me today!:) sending warm thoughts,and hugs your way!

  3. There’s so much comfort in this, Susie. I, too, pine for the new life in spring, so thanks for reminding me that new life is still there under the cold, hard ground and it will come. I love the thought of Jesus curling His warm and strong hand around ours as if to say “It won’t be long. It’s coming!” Thank you for sharing this!

    1. Hi Trudy!
      Thanks so much visiting. Thanks for sharing. I am so glad you can relate 🙂 Comforting to know spring will come and He is holding us when it feels long- esp in matters of the heart! sending love your way!

  4. Wow, this is so beautiful. I especially love this part “You remind me that, You are near, And that Believe it or not, There is spring… Under there.” Such hope. Your art is so charming.

  5. Thank you Susie for sharing your gift with me today. It is exactly what I needed to read. The grey days have been getting to me lately. A wonderful reminder that Spring is coming soon and to have hope!

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