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Held

27 May

For some reason at this very moment, the song “Held” by Natalie Grant popped into my head. I can’t stop singing it.  The lyrics are:

Two months is too little
They let him go
They had no sudden healing
To think that providence
Would take a child from his mother
While she prays, is appalling
Who told us we’d be rescued
What has changed and
Why should we be saved from nightmares
We’re asking why this happens to us
Who have died to live, it’s unfair

[Chorus]
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We’d be held

This hand is bitterness
We want to taste it and
Let the hatred numb our sorrows
The wise hand opens slowly
To lilies of the valley and tomorrow

[Chorus]
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We’d be held
[Bridge]
If hope is born of suffering
If this is only the beginning
Can we not wait, for one hour
Watching for our savior
[Chorus]
This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We’d be held
We’d be held

This is what it is to be loved and to know
That the promise was when everything fell
We’d be held

This is what it means to be held…..

I know the song starts off talking about losing a child…but the song is really about all those things we endure…all those hard times that we go through. It’s not easy to deal with, we don’t understand it,  as Natalie Grant states in the second verse, “This hand is bitterness We want to taste it and Let the hatred numb our sorrows The wise hand opens slowly To lilies of the valley and tomorrow”. This is so true of our nature. We so want to hold on to that bitterness, we want to taste it, to feel it, to live and wallow in it. But if we begin to open that “wise hand” we will see the promise of tomorrow.
You see, God didn’t promise us that everything would be perfect when we became Christians. God didn’t promise us we wouldn’t have sorrows or pain. He simply said, When you are in pain and in sorrow, when you are troubled, I will hold you.

I don’t know why this song is in my head this morning. I don’t know if any of you or anyone you know needed to read this, but I do know that I felt urged to post it. I will leave you with a promise from God…

Revelation 21:4 – And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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Posted by on May 27, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

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