Tomorrow will be a Better Day

Watercolor class flower

Tomorrow will be a Better Day

By Susie Teramura

 

Tomorrow will be a better day,

Because it doesn’t depend

on me,

My tomorrow rests

with You.

 

Tomorrow will be a better day,

Because You promise to make ,

All things, even me,

brand new.

 

You take my broken,

And mend it.

You take my empty,

And fill it.

You take my impossible,

And say, possible.

You take the bad,

And make it good,

Turning things bitter

Into things sweet,

Over and over again.

 

The crazy thing is

Nothing- not one thing

Is ever too hard, too much,

too old, too gone, too dead

For You,

Stepped out of the grave

Gave life

To my dead heart

And told me,

That my story is not over

That it has only just begun,

And that actually

the best, most beautiful part

is still yet to come.

 

So no matter what lies ahead

or what I have been through,

Tomorrow will be a better day

Because it doesn’t depend on me

My tomorrow rests with You.

 

Lamentations 3: 20-24

 “My soul is downcast within meYet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”

Genesis 18:14

“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” 

                     

Big Bold Blooms

FullSizeRender 3I am still working my way through Lynn Whipples class, Painting Big Bold Blooms. This is my second painting with 2 more to go. This time the background was to be dark. This arrangement was full of my favorite flowers, peonies, sweet pea and ranunculus.They are hard to paint though(esp the peony)!! Anyway, I learned lots (and have so much learning to do!) but feel very blessed to be able to take this class!

Completely

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Completely

By Susie Teramura

 

He knows me completely.

Psalm 139:4

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.

 

He calms me completely,

 

Matthew 8:26

He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm

 

Restores me completely.

 

Matthew 12:13

Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” So he stretched it out and it was completely restored, just as sound as the other.

 

He heals me completely.

 

Acts 3:16

By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

 

He saves me completely,

 

Hebrews 7:25

Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.

 

Giving himself for me completely,

 

Colossians 1:21-23

But now, by giving himself completely at the Cross, actually dying for you, Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in his presence.

 

Erasing my sins completely,

 

Acts 3:19

So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];

 

Letting them go and burying them completely.

 

Psalm 86:5

For You, O Lord, are good, and ready to forgive [our sins, sending them away, completely letting them go forever and ever]; And abundant in loving-kindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You.

 

Romans 4:7

“Blessed and happy and favored are those whose lawless acts have been forgiven, And whose sins have been covered up and completely buried.

 

 

So I will trust in Him completely,

 

Romans 4:5

But to the one who does not work [that is, the one who does not try to earn his salvation by doing good], but believes and completely trusts in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).

 

Because He is completely reliable,

 

2 Peter 1:19

We also have the prophetic message as something completely reliable, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

And completely dependable,

 

1 Thessalonians 5:23-24

The one who called you is completely dependable. If he said it, he’ll do it!

 

And completely holy.

 

Hebrews 7:26-28

So now we have a high priest who perfectly fits our needs: completely holy, uncompromised by sin, with authority extending as high as God’s presence in heaven itself.

 

He supports,

 

2 Chronicles 16:9

For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth so that He may support those whose heart is completely His.

 

And protects me completely.

 

Psalm 91:4

He will cover you and completely protect you with His pinions, And under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and a wall.

I am completely changed,

 

1 Corinthians 15:52

in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at [the sound of] the last trumpet call. For a trumpet will sound, and the dead [who believed in Christ] will be raised imperishable, and we will be [completely] changed [wondrously transformed].

 

Completely filled with God himself,

 

Ephesians 3:19

and [that you may come] to know [practically, through personal experience] the love of Christ which far surpasses [mere] knowledge [without experience], that you may be filled up [throughout your being] to all the fullness of God [so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself].

 

Re-fashioned.

who, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself, will [not only] transform [but completely refashion] our earthly bodies so that they will be like His glorious resurrected body.

 

 

He finishes His work completely.

 

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to completely finish His work.

 

He completely amazes me.

 

Mark 1:22

They were completely amazed at His teaching; because He was teaching them as one having [God-given] authority, and not as the scribes