MM#3 “Just Be Held”~Casting Crowns

Sometimes I literally lay face down, not knowing what to do. I’ll be wet with sweat from wrestling with intrusive thoughts and questions that seem to not have answers. Sometimes, I’m on myimage. knees, praying. More often than not, it’s laying across my bed with salty tears slopping down my face or at times too weary to even cry.

My bedroom’s on the second floor and our house is completely non-air-conditioned so in intense heat I may just lay stretched out on the laminate floor, cool against my cheeks (I realize that may be slightly odd..).

Then there comes that moment in prayer: you know the one…when, whether the answer comes or not, the peace splashes over you like a cool, calm, refreshing wave. I roll over on my back-ooking up, and finally resting in God’s love and strength.

Whether I know what’s ahead or not, He knows and He wraps His arms around me (and you!) and infuses us with His strength, His confidence, His grace, and His love.

It is enough for today.

“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”

imageAt some point, we all have to make that decision. To take the next step, DO the [crazy hard] therapy to pull you out of an OCD mess, or whatever it is that sends you to your knees.

But sometimes you just can’t. You are weak and weighed down. That’s when you need to “Lay it down and let it go.” Let go of the fear that won’t let you sit with the anxiety (part of therapy), let go of the anger built up in your relationships, whatever it may be that’s stressing you out.

Lay it at the cross.

Then God steps in and holds you. Actually, it’s not then, it’s before that. He’s holding you all along but you are not able to notice the peace of Gods embrace until you let go of whatever is weighing on your mind…it’s then that you will be free to notice His warm, loving hands holding you.

While He, who is on the throne, is holding you and your eyes are on the cross: you will “Know He’s always loved you and He always will,” because He came to a sin-ridden earth to take it all away in the most horrific, painful, way: through death on a cross. If that’s not the loudest way to say “Child, I love you!” I don’t know what is!

“Your worlds not falling apart, it’s falling into place.”

His plan is DIVINE and perfect. So we can rest assured knowing that our lives are going exactly as planned. When things feel like they are spinning out of control, that’s when we search for the light and really reach for Jesus…which brings us to His arms to be Held. The moments where we know everything is going to be ok.

Listen to the song here!

“Just Be Held” Lyrics

By Casting Crowns
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

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

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

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 (stop holding on and just be held)
Just be held, just be held, just be held, just be held

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  1. To Summer, my Dear Friend,
    It always amazes me when I read your blog!!! God has blessed you with a relationship with Him that others will never experience. …why?…because you have remained faithful even in and through all of your struggles. Isaiah 26:4 Trust in The Lord forever for in The Lord Jehova is everlasting STRENGTH!!! Your life is a testimony Summer that even in the midst of life’s storms He is our Anchor and The One who will calm the storm……lots of love, hugs & prayers ❤️ Donna

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