Remember

Bird painting cropped

Remember

By Susie Teramura

 

On this day

That didn’t go

So well,

Where things,

And people,

Seem broken,

And where

All looks lost,

I will remember,

Call to mind

These things

And fix

My thoughts

On You,

 

I will remember

That You

Are faithful

And good

I will remember

That You

Specialize

In the impossible

Making something

Out of nothing,

You call

What is worthless,

A treasure.

You make sense

Of the chaos,

And You

Bring peace

In the middle

Of the storm.

You quiet

The wind,

And silence

The waves,

The ones that seem

To want to

Tip our boat.

 

I will remember

You are in charge,

The captain

Of the ship,

Of the sea,

Captain of me,

 

I will remember

Your heart is

For me,

And You are

On my side.

I will remember

I belong to You.

I am Your treasure.

 

I will remember

The times You have

Seen me through,

Days I didn’t think

I could put my

Feet on the floor,

Let alone walk out

The door yet,

You met me there,

And made my awful

Beautiful.

 

I will remember

Red seas,

Parted

Walls

Blown down

Blind

Who see

Lame

That walk

Barren ones

With babies

Prison chains

Unlocked

The grave

Empty

Dead now

Alive!

 

I will remember,

Miracle after miracle

That’s my heritage

That’s my family

A part of

My story too.

And that same power

That same love

That same grace

Is in me

And with me tonight.

 

So at the end of the day

I am putting my rally cap on.

This game isn’t over,

This story isn’t done,

He’s just told me,

We’ve already won!

 

Psalm 42:6

My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you ….

 

Psalm 63:6

On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night.

 

Psalm 78:35

They remembered that God was their Rock, that God Most High was their Redeemer.

 

Psalm 115:12

The Lord remembers us and will bless us

 

Psalm 143:5

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done.

10 thoughts on “Remember

  1. Oh Susie — your words mirror my heart’s mood this week exactly! I love, love, love that you’re putting your rally cap on and God’s not done with your story yet and you are recalling all the beauty of his past miracles. Just the fact that you are pressing on and holding on is proof that you are trusting him and that your faith in his plan and purposes will carry you through whatever storms and trials you are experiencing. I’m praying for you and standing with you! xoxo

    1. Thanks Valerie- It means so much!! (i teared up reading this) I am so grateful for the prayers and your willingness to stand with me! Thankful for your friendship- a gift to me – xoxox

  2. Such beautiful remembrances of God’s faithful love and care. Thank you, Susie, for encouraging my heart. I love how the more you list, the more determined you become to put that rally cap on. Yes, your story isn’t over yet, and I pray God will lift you up and carry you through each day. Blessings and hugs to you!

  3. So thankful to read this today, His timing is always perfect. What a beautiful painting and the words are so powerful! Yes, we have to choose to remember because it is not over. Choosing to remember and realizing we are not alone is so powerful! I pinned this as a reminder. Thank you so much for sharing your heart.

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