Coffee for Your Heart- Enter In

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Enter In

By Susie Teramura


Keep feeling


So I ask You,


For wisdom



For You are

My counselor,

The one

Who counsels


Speaking words

Of truth and love,

Touching my heart

In the places

It needs,

The places I didn’t

Even know exist.


I am

Learning that

You are gentle,

And one

To be trusted,

You handle me

With care,

And so

I lean in,

And listen there,


And You say

These things

To me today,

To send

My fear away,


“Enter my courts with thanksgiving,

And my gates with praise,

For I am good and my love lasts forever.”


So I think,

And chew on,


Digesting it,

Till it becomes

Apart of me.


And so I begin

To thank You,

For all I can

Think of,

The puffy clouds,

A bright blue sky,

The grass that

Waves as I

Pass by,

The brave hawk


Big circles

Way up high,


And before I know it,

Fear begins

To leave,

And I find myself

Entering in,

To Your courts

Full of lovely things.


But You

Call me

To come closer,

Past the courts

And open the gates

With praise


So I shift

My thoughts,

Of thanks

To praise,


And I begin

To name

All the things

I love about You,


Your goodness,

Pure and

So, so, good,

Not even

A tiny bit of bad.


Your faithfulness,

There is no

Turning with You,

Completely devoted

To me.


And kindness,

That sees in,

Understanding me

in ways

I have never known.


And so the list goes on

And I find myself

Entering in

Just like You said

To Your gates

To the place

Where You are

Your very presence.


You open wide

Your heart and

Home to me,

I am welcome there,


And I find

I have forgotten

All about my fear,

Because I have

Found Your love here.


And it’s in

The courts,

And through

These gates,

You invite me

To live

Each day,

Here’s my home

and where

I want to stay.


 Psalm 100:4-5

Enter his gates with thanksgiving

and his courts with praise;

give thanks to him and praise his name.

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;

his faithfulness continues through all generations.


 Psalm 84:10

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.


Isaiah 51:3

The Lord will surely comfort (Zion) and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

5 thoughts on “Coffee for Your Heart- Enter In

  1. What a beautiful Psalm you’ve created, Susie… I feel rested and peaceful after your tender poem about dwelling in Him… wow. So thankful I was able to be your neighbour at #CoffeeForYourHeart!!!

  2. Susie,
    It is a mystery, isn’t it, how when we’re feeling stuck in life, focusing on all the good that’s already in our lives is the best posture to take? I love your notice of the hawk flying overhead because recently I had one fly right over my courtyard so close I could see its eyes and what popped into my head was that God’s eyes are always on me — he sees me! I know he notices our fumbling steps toward him and reaches out to us to draw us to him — what a mystery that is! Your words point me right back to him, which is where he wants us. xoxo

    1. Valerie! That is so neat about the hawk! We have a few of them in our backyard- We actually have a pair of eagles too- It is so amazing to watch them soar about and all! It is a real mystery- and really unlike it seems like it should work. It seems like when I have a problem I need to focus on it really hard and come up with a plan to fix it etc. but I’m finding some problems are so way over my head- and this is a good thing really(though I don’t like it!!)-it’s teaching me that depending on Him is where I need to be at all times- Trusting His strong arms in my weaknesses!Sending hugs! 🙂

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