A friend commented yesterday it always seems that more is given to the ones who are capable of handling it. My immediate internal response was “I’m barely holding on right now.” Getting it all done has been more a struggle with the extra weight of the unexpected, which always seems to be so inconvenient when they drop onto our shoulders.
Last night, after taking some time to just hang out as a family, this song came on, and God gently poked me and reminded me that I am able to handle anything that comes my way, because He is the one carrying me. Giving me Holy Spirit energy to empower me, His wisdom to navigate through the trials, His strength and love holding me close.
A natural born “do-er,” I continuously need to be reminded that when the going gets tougher, I need to relax my grip on the situation and allow Him to pull me closer.
He holds everything together. (Colossians 1:17)
My part is to let go, and just be held.
After He calms the storm within me, I can then invite Him to calm the storm around me.
May you be reminded by His words speaking through Casting Crowns and join me in learning the wisdom and peace in letting go, to 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 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