Sunday, October 16, 2016

Just Be Held

As a mom, it's very easy to lose yourself... Sometimes the daily craziness, running around like a taxi cab, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and then everything else you do throughout the day...You remember everyone but somehow “Me” is forgotten.

I recently went through one of the most stressful times in my life. I was going through a situation that involved one of the girls in my youth group. And because I care (sometimes too much) it felt like my heart was literally breaking. Meaning, I was feeling like I was having a heart attack! No kidding, I felt like I couldn't breath, my throat felt like someone was squeezing it, choking the life out of me. It was scary! I would cry to my husband not knowing what to do.

Have you ever felt this way? Like you’re drowning?

Well first of all, you’re not alone! It's Okay, it's totally normal. Sometimes I just want to hide under a rock and just be left alone. Sounds awful but every mom feels this way from time to time. We’ve all heard it “If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to take care of others..Yet, most of us, seem completely incapable of doing it.

Sometimes this is the very wake up call we desperately need...

So what did I do?

First, I told my husband. Afterall he is my other half, he needs to know.

I strongly suggest you talk to your spouse about it. A) Sometimes it helps just to tell someone. And B) He has no clue you’re going through this, let him help you... This is your time to be “selfish” and to put yourself first.

Secondly, Pray

After I told Sean we sat down together and prayed, and prayed, and prayed. I cried my eyes out, and just surrendered it all to Him. Jesus tells all who are weary and burdened to come to Him for rest:

Matthew 11:28-30 The Message (MSG) 28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Then we worshiped Him.

We sat in the dark of our room, with praise and worship playing, in the presence of our Creator. Thanking Him for all that He had given us. Sometimes the greatest “medicine” is thankful therapy. So that's what we did, we gave Him praise and thanksgiving. Focusing on our blessings helps to remove the lies in your head. You are replacing the lies, with truth.

The we turned to the word.

Sean read to me the word, and little by little, I felt better. Whatever your circumstance, there is a verse, a story, a parable, something in the word that will help you get through it. Find it, what does the word say about your situation?

During my “storm” season, this song really spoke to me. It spoke to my very heart and soul. The lyrics are incredible, they reminded me know that He is holding my heart, I can trust Him, and to allow Him to just hold me.

My hope and prayer is this helps you too. If you are going through a situation, or just need peace, or rest...Give it to Him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIZitK6_IMQ

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.

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.

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.

Never forget that, you are in the arms of the God who won't let you go. You are never forgotten, never alone, come to Him and you will find rest.

I'm your Mrs International, reminding you- To choose love,

Priscilla

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