There’s a popular song out now that I hear on the radio a lot.
It’s “Just Be Held,” by Casting Crowns.
Here are part of the lyrics:
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
I was recently privileged to hold a three month old goat.
It was cold outside and the little thing simply allowed me to hold him in my arms and rock him side to side for about twenty minutes.
I think he just about went to sleep, even though there were a lot of people walking around us.
He was trusting.
He was calm.
He was relaxed.
He wasn’t struggling to get away.
In fact, he seemed content and happy—just being held.
Can you just picture yourself as a little child, resting in Jesus’s arms?
Just allowing Him to rock you side to side as you drift to sleep, even though there are a lot of things happening all around you?
Can you picture yourself there?
Not struggling to get away?
Content and happy–-just being held?
So, when we are on our knees in prayer, or in our car in prayer or at work in prayer, and answers seem so far away, can we trust that we are not alone?
Can we trust that Jesus is at work and that things in our lives are falling into place?
Can we understand that God is on His throne and He is in control–not us?
Can we stop struggling and just be held?
For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.