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Just be held.

Stop holding on, and just be held.

I have started two very emotional blog entries that I never finished, and probably won’t. I have been wanting to post something more happy, encouraging and uplifting and not so down, but it’s not working out. Lately, every time I write, it just ends up like this. So, I guess I am writing this because I need to get the craziness out of my head. I feel busy, worn down, stressed, and overwhelmed.

I spoke with one of my best friends yesterday. After our conversation, it reminded me, even though I feel so out of control, I am strong. I hope that doesn’t come across arrogant, but I have learned to be strong from watching my mom. My mom has taught me to persevere, even when it seems impossible. But now I need to learn to lean on God through the “impossible”, and let him be strong for me.

When I am driving, I tend to think. I’m usually not paying attention to the radio when I am driving and thinking, but every time the song, “Just Be Held” by Casting Crowns comes on, I immediately stop thinking and just listen. I think this is God’s way of reminding me to stop, and just be still.

I wanted to share these powerful lyrics with you. I hope this song makes an impact on you, like it has me.


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.

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.

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, it’s falling into place.

I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held.

Just be held, just be held.

XOXO, Shelby.


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