Just Be Held

 

* I had this phrase running through my head (Just Be Held) and wrote a little something on it.  Then afterward I Googled the phrase, thinking that it sounded familiar.  Boy, was I ever right!  Casting Crowns did a much better job that I did, but I almost plagiarized some of their song without realizing it!  Have you ever come close to plagiarizing?  Below are the AMAZING lyrics to Just Be Held by Casting Crowns and then my attempt at using the phrase.  Enjoy.  

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

CHORUS:

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, its 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

CHORUS:

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, its falling into place

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

Just be held, just be held

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 wont let go

CHORUS:

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, its falling into place

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

Just be held, just be held

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*This is what I wrote.  🙂

He just wanted to hold me.  I was tattered and torn and I pushed him away, determined to claw my way through.  I held on.

He just wanted to hold me.   I fought and raged and pushed and stumbled, always with chin up and chest out.  I held on.

He just wanted to hold me.  Determination blinded me.  I ate it for breakfast; choked on it.  I held on.

He just wanted to hold me.  I clamored and battled again and again.  I held on.

Then, I couldn’t go on.  I had all I could take.  I had nothing left to give.

I stopped Holding On.

Finally, when I had exhausted all hope, he tenderly held me close.  He held me as I wept and he held me as I cursed.  He held me until my tears ran dry.

I felt my strength return and hope restored within his loving embrace.  I was once again strong enough to do battle.  I learned something that would carry me into tomorrow and beyond, with unending hope and strength.

Sometimes it’s alright to Stop Holding On and

Just Be Held.

Copyright (C) 2018 Penny Wilson

*Day 28 of my 30 day Post-A- Day challenge. 🙂 

 

About Penny Wilson Writes

I am a freelance writer that writes in several genres. I've had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. I've written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. My poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal and Spill Words Press. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find more of my writings on my blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow me on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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16 Responses to Just Be Held

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  2. WaltPage says:

    We hear music and read all the time and Rembrandt phrases and words we’ve heard or read. They become memories and sometimes we use them. Your poem is certainly not even close to plagiarism. They are your words, not theirs. And your words are every bit as beautiful as theirs. A lot of my poems are inspired by music… Lyrics and/or titles. Inspired by, not plagiarized.

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  3. 80smetalman says:

    I wouldn’t call what you wrote plagiarism but that’s me. Both were good pieces.

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  4. I think I needed this today. I loved it so much, I printed it up. Thank you for sharing not only the lyrics but your beautiful poem as well. God Bless. 🙂

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  5. Beautiful. Both.

    I love Christian music. We have a great Christian radio station, KTIS, based in the Twin Cities and founded by Billy Graham while he was briefly president at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. I listen to KTIS daily.

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