Saturday, August 23, 2008


I think that many of us Christians have the mistaken idea that because we are “Christian,” bad things will not happen to us. It’s like if we have enough “faith,” if we can just pray enough, if we believe enough, if we live a good enough life, that we will be protected from pain and sorrow and loss. This simply is not the truth that I have seen in the past few years. Bad, horrible things happen to everyone…the only difference is that as Christ followers, we have Christ living in us and going with us through all the “mess” of this world…He holds us…He abides in us…He doesn’t leave us alone.

I heard the song, “Held,” today, by Natalie Grant. These are the words that made me think about this:

“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 that when everything fell
We'd be held
And you survive”

Everything has fallen in our lives…and the truth is that we are being held…the sacred has been torn form our lives, and we are surviving…we have fallen into a deep, black hole, but we have been held through it all. God is so good.



Kirsten said...

I went to the Women of Faith conference this weekend in Dallas. Natalie Grant was performing! She is wonderful!!!
Kirsten (yes, GK it's that Kirsten otherwise known as KG)

g said...

KG!!!! So glad to hear from you...what a cute little cowboy I see!

Did she sing, "Held?" I have heard that song many times, and it just "clicked" with me yesterday...I guess I've been there now...

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