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
I think I have mentioned that while I consider myself a devout Christian, it is very difficult for me to attend Sunday services at my church. It is definitely not that I don’t wish to go, but my health just gets in the way. This morning I woke up at noon – the second service starts at 11 am.
I could go into all the little reasons why this happens but they would just sound like excuses. Instead, I would rather focus on how I bring God into my life each and every day right where I am.
The Casting Crowns song “Just Be Held” is such a perfect illustration of my relationship with Christ. It is funny – I hadn’t heard it in awhile and it came on the radio in the van the other day. The very next day Hubby came into the kitchen with it on his phone. We both mentioned how it moves us…and shortly after things that seemed overwhelming started to fall into place.
- The dream of buying a house, even if we had to move a distance away from everything important, started to fade for us and we realized getting a townhouse is just fine. And a potential buyer for our place (which was also going to be a bit of an obstacle) came almost out of nowhere. Plus, the house that I really wanted (far away) finally went off the market after two months!
- I had to use some tough love on someone I care about and it came out much better than I could have imagined.
- My pain levels are slowly getting back to my normal and I can think and function much better.
- Hubby might have a new job opportunity
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
I have learned that God is not just in the little things or the big things. He is in literally EVERYTHING!!! When I am feeling sorry for myself because I can’t do a simple task like opening a water bottle or larger things like my list above, I know that He is with me.
So how DO I make up for not being at church on Sundays? I subscribe to several devotions, “Verse of the Day” sites, watch or listen to sermons and I make myself available and open as a prayer warrior. I know there are many who pray for me and it is powerful and felt so I naturally want to pray for others.
Most of all, I just rest in His arms and know that He is in control of everything, good and tough.
Just Be Held
Songwriters – JOHN MARK HALL, MATTHEW WEST, BERNIE HERMS
Published by – Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group