New Every Morning

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New Every Morning

By Susie Teramura

So there it is, open,

On my bathroom counter

Mixed into the mess

Of makeup,

And toothpaste,

And all the makings

Of my morning,

Your Word sitting there.

My mind brewing

Like a fresh cup of coffee

On all the things

Waiting for

Me today,

The things that

Need to get done,

The troubles still there

In the fresh morning air.

And I read it quickly,

Between minty fresh gargles,

This favorite verse,

Already written

Deep on my heart,

But this time

It’s the first few words,

That stop me,

“But this I call to mind…

And therefore I have hope,”

And I am thinking,

About my mind,

And the thoughts

I call on and

Invite to come

And sit down,

To be my companions

For the day.

What kind of

Company am I keeping

What are my

“This” and “therefore. “

And it doesn’t take long

To see who is

Waiting at my door

Trying to make their way in

For the day,

Worry, fear and

Their like-minded friends.

So today I pause and decide

Like a school patrol guard,

To hold them at bay.

And to read on,

And digest the words,

That usher in hope instead.

Speaking them aloud

To my soul,

Till they stick

In my head.

Because of Your loving kindness

I will not be consumed,

Overtaken or destroyed.

Your compassion,

Deep sympathy,

And tender feelings for me

Will never change,

Or fail,

Every morning You

Serve them up, fresh,

Like bacon and eggs

A satisfying, life-giving, feast

For my soul.

Your faithfulness,

And constant affection

Toward me will never end.

Lord, You are my

Inheritance and my portion,

You are my reward.

Therefore I will wait

Patiently for You

To come and fix

This mess of mine.

To rescue me from

All that comes

Against me.

I will trust You,

And hide myself

In You today,

Knowing that

I belong to You.

I pull the brush through

My hair one last time,

And glance at

The mirror

With different eyes.

Everything will be ok ,

I am, beloved,

A daughter of

The Most High.

Lamentations 3:21-24

But this I call to mind,

Therefore I have hope.

It is because of the Lord’s lovingkindnesses that we are not consumed,

Because His [tender] compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

Great and beyond measure is Your faithfulness.

“The Lord is my portion and my inheritance,” says my soul;

“Therefore I have hope in Him and wait expectantly for Him.”

10 thoughts on “New Every Morning

  1. Oh my goodness, this resonates so well with me and the onslaught of consuming busyness and negative thoughts — I like how you used breakfast/morning words, so perfect — I will “call to mind” today the words of the Lord

  2. Susie,
    Your line of God’s words being fresh every morning like bacon and eggs made me laugh — but then since breakfast is always my favorite meal anytime of the day — I got to thinking of all that deliciousness! And my thoughts drifted to, isn’t it amazing that God’s mercies to us are new every morning and his faithfulness endures forever? They do overshadow whatever is filling our lives at the moment — our worries, concerns and difficulties — and I’m so grateful for that. I think what you said is true that we have to train or turn our minds to focus on what he’s offering instead of what we see in front of us. And because of that we can have hope in him! xo

    1. Hi Valerie :)I get so negative and focus on the 5 hard things at any given moment rather than the 10 good things that Jesus has blessed me with. It is taking a very long time to turn this around for me So thankful God isn’t like me in this way!! He never gets tired and his mercies never fail! and He is always good isn’t he! I love breakfast too but never have enough time to slow down enough to enjoy it you know!?! Anyway sending hugs

  3. Welcome back, Susie. When you weren’t here last week, I was worried you got sicker and I’ve been praying for you. I hope you’re doing well.

    I always love that Bible verse. I know I need to “call to mind” more of God’s lovingkindnesses, compassion, and faithfulness instead of dwelling on the troubles surrounding me. Thank you for reminding me of this and that we will be ok, because we are daughters of the King. Blessings and hugs to you!

    1. Thanks so much Trudi! so so kind of you to think of us and pray! We have felt your prayers and are all fully recovered! I love this verse too! It is so beautiful! It is good to remind ourselves of who we belong to each day- I so easily forget and have an easier time believing thoughts that tell me otherwise! Many blessings and hugs back!! xox

  4. Love this art piece, Susie. Resting as the Lord gives what I need for the day is not easy for me. I’m rather like the little birds, begging and gobbling. Rather than tasting and understanding that the Lord is good and there is always more than enough.

  5. Thanks Elaine! I am happy that you like it!! 🙂 It isn’t easy for me either! It feels like work to rest!?! It is so hard to fully grasp and receive all we have in Jesus isn’t it! I think it is a life long journey- and I find it is his love that brings me back for more of him each time! I am so thankful he will never run out of love for us! sending hugs 🙂

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