Just Be Held (40 REAL Days)

DAY 34

Kim asked:

So I mentioned last week that a song played on the radio and brought tears to my eyes…it was what I needed to hear at that very moment from God….to just be held.

Has God ever showed you a moment that you just needed to let go and be held as He arranged your world?

First of all, thank you Kim, for your question! And the answer is definitely, YES!!

Recently, I have been praying that God would redeem and restore some of my broken relationships…one, in particular. I was actually listening to a secular radio station and heard a song that, surprisingly, hit the very core of me. Tears began to stream down my face. And if that wasn’t enough, as I came around a corner and over a hill – suddenly – a brilliant rainbow came into full view! Whenever I see a rainbow, I am reminded that God keeps His promises. I was so overwhelmed that I probably should have pulled the car over (but there was really nowhere to stop). I sobbed all the way home. Both pain, and the hope of God’s promises, flowed through those tears. And in the midst of all of the outpouring emotion – God’s peace washed over me.

I’m looking forward to the restoration of those relationships. I don’t know when, or how, restoration will come…but God has shown me that it WILL come!

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I love those moments. In the midst of our sorrow and loneliness, He is always ready to remind us that He is right there with us – that He never leaves us nor forsakes us. As I look back at my moments of utter brokenness, I see Him right there, picking up the pieces and making something beautiful. Something that He can use to tell His story, through me, to this fallen world.

I’m so happy that he met you in that moment. It was a precious reminder that He sees your struggle and your heartbreak…and that He not only holds those pieces, but that He’ll use it for His glory…and for your good. Oh, how He loves you, Kim!!

The song Kim shared is “Just Be Held” by Casting Crowns. If you find yourself in a place of brokenness, hurt, heartache, struggle, hopelessness, need… take a few moments to listen to the healing balm that is this song – and trust that God is holding you.

Thank you, again, Kim for sharing this moment. It has blessed me…and I know it will bless others.

Listen: Just Be Held – Casting Crowns

(lyrics to Just Be Held)

Hold it all together

Everybody needs you strong

But life hits you out of nowhere

And barely leaves you holding on

And when you’re tired of fighting

Chained by your control

There’s freedom in surrender

Lay it down and let it go

So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away

You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held

Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place

I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held

Just be held, just be held

If your eyes are on the storm

You’ll wonder if I love you still

But if your eyes are on the cross

You’ll know I always have and I always will

And not a tear is wasted

In time, you’ll understand

I’m painting beauty with the ashes

Your life is in My hands

Lift your hands, lift your eyes

In the storm is where you’ll find Me

And where you are, I’ll hold your heart

I’ll hold your heart

Come to Me, find your rest

In the arms of the God who won’t let go

Publishing: © 2013 Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI) All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Tree Publishing administered by Sony/ATV. / My Refuge Music (BMI) (adm. at CapitolCMGPublishing.com) / Songs of Universal, Inc. (BMI) / G650 Music (BMI) / Songs for Emily Music Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Writer(s): Mark Hall, Bernie Herms, Matthew West

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