Do I or Do I Not?

That is the question.

You’ve fallen over the ledge and you’re hanging on for your life

But someone’s calling you from the ground below saying, “Let Go! I will catch you!”

Do you hang on, hoping that someone might send a helicopter or something to rescue you, or do you let go, trusting in the person below to catch you?

It’s a dilemma, and one we face more often than we think.
Not many of us have fallen off the cliff, but all of us come face to face with challenges which require us to make split decisions about whether God is with us or note

The writer of Psalm 13, David, cries out to God in his distress.
He suggests that God has forgotten him, that God is looking the other way (v2)
We’ve all been in that kind of situation when the pain has been so severe.
We just want God to come and fix it.
But He doesn’t and we wonder whether God is really there for us.
And sometimes, even in hindsight, it is hard to see where God was while we
were suffering, because we cannot see any benefit in our suffering.
That’s when our faith in God needs to kick in and David, in this Psalm says, “I trust in your unfailing love, I will rejoice because you have rescued me”. (v6)
And that is indeed the hard part ~ believing you have been rescued when you cannot feel it.

I shared last Monday the words of a song which have come to mean so much to me. I trust they will again speak to you too (they’re written below)

God bless you,
Ron

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

Bernie Herms, Mark Hall, Matthew West
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