Coffee for Your Heart- Writer’s Block

LAC Assignment 2 charcoal

Writer’s Block

By Susie Teramura



My brain is

Spinning so fast,

And is so full

That the words

Won’t come.


The processor

Is jammed up,

The paper tray



Crumpled thoughts

Never make their

Way out.

Words and thoughts


Deemed useless.


So I come

To You, Father,

who bypasses

My words

And goes right

To my heart

And my soul

And speaks

To me


And hears me


And smoothes

Out the creases

And finds words lost.


You Father

Do the impossible ,

You rename,

And repurpose,

You call things

Into being

That weren’t

There before.

You move things

That need moving.


You take my

Scared soul,

And set it free,

To be brave,

And unafraid ,

For it has found its

Home in You,

Where words,

And thoughts,

Don’t matter.


You Father are home

Where I can just be,

And am loved

That way,


And repurposed,

Called out,

Your daughter.


And before I know it

My speech returns,

The processor

Slows to

Catch the pace,

The paper feeds


And words

Are birthed,

Thoughts are given

Ink to wear.

Because dear Father

I found You there.


Mark 13:11


……. do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.


John 6:63

The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.


Numbers 23:9

God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?


Genesis 15:1

After this, the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.”


Exodus 4:12

Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

14 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- Writer’s Block

  1. Susie, I promised myself I wasn’t going to bug you and comment on your blog this week, but being a writer you hit so close to my heart I couldn’t help but tell you how much I love this post. “You take my Scared soul, And set it free,To be brave, And unafraid , For it has found its Home in You, Where words, And thoughts, Don’t matter.” This is truth, just being with Him, no words are adequate, and then when I’m just about to give up He lets the words flow again 🙂

    1. Hi Paris- (I am never ever bugged by your comments-!! They bless me so much and make my day!! so thank you!!!!) I am so glad you can relate- I have been so bogged down by the business of life that I have had trouble thinking clearly and writing seems hard. But God is so faithful and I can always find Him there even when words don’t come. He seems ok with my speechlessness–even when I am not- What a loving Father we have! 🙂 blessings tonight! 🙂

  2. Susie, this is so touching. It’s like you read my heart of what it’s like sometimes when I write. The Bible verses, too, are so encouraging. Thank you. Your poems are like balm to my soul.

    1. Trudi- I am so glad you can relate- 🙂 It’s such a blessing to me to have sisters in the Lord like you that encourage me and help me know I am not alone in all this!! I have been feeling a bit overwhelmed and speechless lately- Thankful for our Father who meets us there. Sending hugs!

  3. Susie,
    Spending time with the Father brings clarity where there isn’t and renewed focus when we need it — and more often than not, he moves our focus from what’s consuming us to himself. That is a truth I’m holding onto these days, when all I see is how things could never work or how challenges can never be solved, my thoughts stop swirling and I have to trust and leave it all in his very capable hands. Your words beautifully articulated exactly what I’m feeling! xoxo

  4. Valerie- this is so true and good what you wrote!!( Such a beautiful writer even in your comments 🙂 Thank you for this! I am practicing trusting Him-.Though it is uncomfortable at first, it is so good when I can do it! He is so capable you are right, and the more I trust him the more I find Him trustworthy! Such a blessing to meet with you here tonight! Have a good night- You are so loved!

  5. Susie, each time I come here, I’m impressed by your gift of poetry. This is a gift I always find remarkable, as it’s something that’s *so* out of my lane. I love the word you used a couple of times in there: “Rename.” Makes me smile with gratitude for my Jesus. Thanks for sharing, Susie. (((blessings)))

    1. Hi- Thank you so much for visiting me today and for your kind comment!!I really appreciate it! Yes me too! So grateful to be made new and to be renamed by one who loves me so! sending love tonight! 🙂

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