The message from todays MusicMonday is brought to you by Superchick! This particular song I am focusing on is called “Hold.” You can find the lyrics at the end of the blog!
The most difficult thing about going through a trial is that you go through it alone. Now don’t get me wrong; my friends and family are an incredible blessing and super supportive! I even have many friends who can relate to many aspects of my journey.
My friends and family may emphasize with me and I have so many people I can talk to but there are a lot of things I need to figure out on my own. I can find comfort, support, and even therapy in their presence but at some point they have to go home and tend to their own lives, leaving me to cope, obsess, and do my homework on my own.
feels my pain,
never goes home,
and never lets go of my trembling hands…
even when I am not reaching out to Him.
He will always be that hand to hold when we are falling, hurting, frightened, or lonely.
He is the ultimate encourager who gives us what we need right in time (His time, that is). He hears and understands us even when we don’t have the words.
“Help me find a way through all my fears.”
-When distressing OCD thoughts flood my mind He will be there to help me through it.
“Help me see the light through all my tears.”
-When I feel convinced that I will never recover from OCD He will shine a light to remind me that one day (although, maybe not here on earth) I will not only live completely OCD free, but also completely suffering free!
“Help me see that I am not alone in this.”
-I know in my mind that He will NEVER LEAVE ME. I’ve read it time and time again, I’ve even felt his presence and protection a countless number of times but yet I still tend to have difficulty believing it! But it is truth and the bible is full of examples which He uses to remind us!
Psalm 73:23 ESV
“Nevertheless, I am continually with you; you hold my right hand.”
Psalm 23:4 ESV
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Zephaniah 3:17 ESV
“The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”
Matthew 28:20 ESV
“Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Next time you’re disappointed because you don’t have a hand to hold, remember our Heavenly Fathers’ hand: always open, always forgiving, always understanding, always comforting!
You may be thinking, “but His hand isn’t real! It’s not visible and tangible! How in the world am I going to find real comfort in something invisible?”
I know it’s different when you are just starting to trust Him. It may seem silly to you at first. That’s understandable for something new (or an old but forgotten practice). Once you begin to trust Him-really trust him-and hold on to His promises you will wonder how you ever managed life without Him! I don’t think experiencing God is the same for any two people. For me the most wonderful part is feeling a sense of calm and a change of attitude when I rest in His presence.
It’s worth it. It’s real. He hears. He understands. He forgives. He LOVES.
He will provide what you need, whether its whispering into your soul that you’re going to be okay, helping you find your way, holding you from falling over the edge, just holding you while you catch yourself from a downward spiral- He will be there holding you.
“Hold” By Superchick Lyrics
Tell me that it’s gonna be okay
Tell me that you’ll help me find my way
Tell me you can see the light of dawn is breaking
Tell me that it’s gonna be all right
Tell me that you’ll help me fight this fight
Tell me that you won’t leave me alone in this
‘Cause I need
I need a hand to hold
To hold me from the edge
The edge I’m sliding over slowly
‘Cause I need
I need your hand to hold
To hold me from the edge
The edge I’m sliding past
Hold on to me
Tell me I can make it through this day
I don’t even have the words to pray
You have been the only one who never left me
Help me find the way through all my fears
Help me see the light through all my tears
Help me see that I am not alone in this