So I downloaded the new album Thrive by Casting Crowns and have been listening to it over and over again the last few days. And the song below “Just be Held” is speaking VOLUMES to me. It is my heart and my pain all in one.
So many times in this life we are just struggling to hold it together. We are struggling to be ok when in actuality we are falling apart on the inside. I know I for one try to keep a strong face for the world and then I make the mistake of falling apart in front of my children. (Hence “I am crazy” theme of my life).
Every time I turn around I feel like something is hitting me. I feel like I will never get a break and I am always wondering when the next storm is going to hit. What is next? And how far will the next thing tear me apart?
But God is here and He is asking us to just allow ourselves to be held by Him. He is telling us to just lay down the control to Him and He will make things if not better than easier. He is saying that everything we are going through is for a reason and it will all be an AHA moment in the future. But during this time just let him hold you.
I know it is easier said than done but we need to remember that He loves us more than anything or anyone could ever love period. We need to let go of control and just let life work its way through keeping our eyes on Him and His promise that all these tears and this pain will go away. We will have peace eventually. He promises us that.
I HIGHLY recommend that everyone get this new album. This song is only one of many on there that speaks so much truth and comfort. It is exactly the album I needed right now.
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 worlds not falling apart, its 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 wont let go