Today casting crowns literally spoke to my heart and soul. Every word they sang in the song just be held is what I am to write so most of the words are theirs not entirely mine.
“Just Be Held”
Hold it all together
Everybody needs you strong
But life hits you out of nowhere
And barely leaves you holding on
Some of us are the head always looked up to by family, friends, parents …we are expected to have answers for everything. At times we do well at it bt some times life turns on us. You almost give up but when you remember those who look up to you …you struggle holding on but at times we forget holding on does more harm than letting go. The next verse tells us to do just that….let go.
And when you’re tired of fighting
Chained by your control
There’s freedom in surrender
Lay it down and let it go
Fighting is healthy, helpful and necessary but at times we hurt ourselves too much…if God knew you had the fight in you trust me you wouldn’t be struggling this much. Just let go and leave it to him remember where our might ends, that’s where God’s might starts.
The chorus ……mmh it gets me in the nodding and singing along mood as its just what we need in that trying moment.
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
God has never ,will never leave his throne …He is not like these kings in Nigerian movies that die and their sons take over their thrones noo! God is , was and will be the same . He is the beginning and the end alpha and omega …there’s no worry of coming to the kings throne to find a new king that you have to start retelling all your troubles. He remembers, is with you all the way and no matter what you go through he’s there,He got you love 😊. Every single prayer you utter doesn’t fall to deaf ears so don’t think he ain’t listening,don’t think your world is falling apart in fact its falling into place, the place it should be.
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.
We are humans and our emotions at times are beyond our control . when in anger we say and do things we don’t really mean and regret later on. This is because all we see is the storm were going through, the fire and how much it hurts when it burns….but just remember just because it burns doesn’t mean you’ll die and the storm is just as beautiful as the rainbow. If you have that faith and still remember who is walking with you through the fire and through the storm,you will not doubt his love his unending everlasting love. Don’t focus on the storm but the aftermath.
And not a tear is wasted
In time, you’ll understand
I’m painting beauty with the ashes
Your life is in My hands
This verse is a total reflection of the clay and the potter story. That moment you feel your crushing and burning , that you feel you just hit a wall and you need a miracle remember that God is molding you to what he wants you to be not who you want to be. That’s why he has to break you down to pieces and start moulding you from scratch. All the tears,the pain ,the hurt , alienation is not a waste it would soon turn to joy happiness, love and peace within as they say He is painting beauty with the ashes ….let Him.
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
This last verse is the icing on the cake ..the summary. During these trying times and your prayers seem to be given a wait answer or maybe all you see is a no answer…we resort to doing other things ,look for other solutions to ease our pain ,we look for the easy way out. These solutions are only temporary permanent solutions would come if only you lift your eyes up to the Lord. Don’t look for short -cut solutions..look for God in the storm He is always there waiting for you to find Him,waiting to show you the way out of the storm, to take you to a resting place in his arms ,somewhere that your assured He will hold you and never let you go.
Just be held loves …just be held!