Just. Be. Held.


– Joe Fornear

Sometimes a song can say it all… and help us sense the goodness of His grip on us. This song is titled, “Just Be Held,” by Casting Crowns. The lead singer, Mark Hall, is now in a cancer battle, but he helped write the song a couple years ago. Meditate and rest in Him.

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.

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 you go.

Find out more on how Joe found himself In the Grip of our Stronghold during his Stage IV cancer battle. His book, My Stronghold – A Pastor’s Battle with Cancer and Doubts, is part of our Free gift basket to cancer patients.


  • Lois says:

    I am new to this. This is my second comment today. It is so coincidental that this says “Just Be Held. ” I ‘ve not heard that song. But about a month or so ago, I was feeling good, in the Lord, studying and reading my Bible in the AM. Having a positive period . I went to bed, prayed, and when I turned over onto my L. Side, the right was so sore, it was as if I really felt , truthfully, that I was being held by the LORD himself. We are, all of us, we are. He is all that is holding all of us, and the world together. How terrible to need to go through something like this, to feel that. I do have cancer, some people have denial, due to guilt. But, I am afraid it really was and is cancer. Pray for me that I will not die in the short time that people with this degree of mets and brca usually die. Although I am better than I was, less pain, I am weaker. I have lost quite a bit of weight, but that is not all bad. Some was from having to restrict my diet. Some due to being unable to eat.

  • Alan says:

    I pray that the love our Lord will infuse and indwell in your body and that you will press into a more deeper relationship with Him. After all, this is the purpose or which were created. To know Him is to LOVE. I stand in agreement with you that He is a God of miracles. His Love for you is immeasurable. Let it surround you and engulf you. Forever in Christ.


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