On Monday, I left my house to begin my full scheduled day with what felt like a thousand things running through my mind. I was praying for my grandson who had a high fever, thinking about the direction I would take with my Wednesday morning Bible study, wondering where I was at with my Alzheimer’s mother and trying to solve the puzzle of who in the world I would vote for for president.
I also had my favorite Christian radio station on but, I must admit, I was pretty unaware it until the coverage faltered a little. I clicked the down button on my steering wheel to my next favorite station and the exact same song was playing on that station as well. I clicked back and forth wondering if I had hit the wrong button.
I had not.
“Okay God,” I thought, “I am listening.” And I did.
The bombardment of thoughts and pressure were lifted gently off my shoulders as I listened to Casting Crowns deliver this living word to me from my Abba Father.
“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