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Natalie Grant – Held lyrics
Two months is too little.
They let him go.
They had no sudden healing.
To think that providence would
Take a child from his mother while she prays
Is appalling.

Who told us we'd be rescued?
What has changed and why should we be saved from nightmares?
We're asking why this happens
To us who have died to live?
It's unfair.

Chorus:
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
When everything fell we'd be held.

This hand is bitterness.
We want to taste it, let the hatred numb our sorrow.
The wise hands opens slowly to lilies of the valley and tomorrow.

[Chorus:]
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
When everything fell we'd be held.

Bridge:
If hope is born of suffering.
If this is only the beginning.
Can we not wait for one hour watching for our Savior?

[Chorus:]
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
When everything fell we'd be held.
This is what it is to be loved.
And to know, that the promise was when everything fell, we'd be held
This is what it means to be held.
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    Belinda Inman Jay
    This song rips my heart out. The first time I heard it we were driving home from the hospital after Hannah was born. She was not breathing when she was born because the cord was wrapped so tightly. I remember Frank with tears streaming down his face, eyes closed and quietly praying/crying out to God. As I cried "Oh, God, Oh God...!" I remember that moment so vividly and how the Lord just literally held us in a moment that felt surreal. Driving home, hearing that song, I began to feel horrible guilt for the babies that don't make it past that moment, no matter how hard the parents pray, and I cried the whole way home(I was really emotional anyway). But since then, I have tried to be focused on how delicate and fragile life is and that He really does hold us everyday in every feasible way.
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    jacandjill
    My niece told me about this song and that we needed to listen to it. My daughter went into labor 3 months early, the Drs stopped the labor for 2 weeks but on May 18th our lil angel came into this world, but after 9 hours we lost her. It's so hard to believe the words that I tell my daughter. God won't put more on us than we can handle, but I know we will survive. This song says it all.
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    Shelly Fulton
    God says, "In the world you shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer for I have overcome the world." I believe that's what Natalie Grant might be conveying when she writes, "The wise hands open slowly to lilies of the valley and tomorrow." It's natural to go through a time of bitterness when sorrow strikes, and it numbs the pain, but it's also a cancer that kills our love. I believe Grant is advising us to let go of bitterness & let Him in. He sees each tear & they are not in vain. Someone else wrote that God's suffering is worse. I think Grant is referring to Christ's suffering in the Garden when His best friends fell asleep in the one hour that He needed them. And i think she relates that to us - Our hour in this fallen world, admonishing us to not lose sight of our savior. It will go so much better for us if we can wait on Him and see how He can turn our heartache to joy.
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    Unregistered
    Many time in life we suffer sorrows and heartbreak. We will think how can this be? , I don't deserve this. Why me? We later come to realize that in gods word he never told us bad things would never happen, never told us we would not have heart aches and hurt. What he did tell us is that "i will never leave you nor forsake you". When we have these situations he is holding us like a father would hold his little heart broken child. With love and tenderness.
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    kitonga99
    We lost our only son five years ago. This was the most difficult time ever in our life. It was very hard to accept this fact, but time is a healer. You will never stop thinking of the loved ones you have lost, but the thoughts change with time, and they become better, you thing of those good times you had together. I thank God because, they are not gone for ever, we shall meet them, if we keep the faith. This song is awesome.
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    I had a miscarriage last year. The baby had never developed in the womb, there was nothing there. They called it a blighted ovum. This year I found out that I was pregnant at the same time of year. I was excited and scared. We had tests done and everything looked great. When I went for my first ultrasound, there was our baby, but no heartbeat. We went back a week later and it was confirmed, no heartbeat. We have struggled so much this time because we were able to see our baby this time, and nothing can explain what happened, why wasn't it's heart beating? I was having a hard time accepting it, and I was very angry. Looking for some peace, I had downloaded a bunch of christian music and was listening to it on my way to a conference. This song came on and I cried. I will never understand why I have lost two children, but I am so thankful that god has promised to never leave me and that there is nothing that I will ever go through alone. This song is helping me get through this time, I play it all of the time now.
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    I found this song the other day. While in the midst of my current pregnancy. My child is struggling as we speak to fight for his precious life. This is my first pregnancy and I have only been married for 6 months. My whole life I have wanted nothing more than to be a mommy. A really great one! But I have come to realize that being angry with god for allowing this to happen to my child gets me nowhere. It just makes me angry, and further from my father. Everyone always says in such a cliche way that "christianity is never easy" this song and the bible tells us that jesus promises us that no matter what, we will be held! That is such a comfort to me as I walk through this with him. I can be reminded that if jesus can give his life for me in my sin, that I should rejoice in my suffering in order to share in his. I will do whatever it takes to give my child the quality of life that he deserves, but if god's will is to take him home to heaven, I am okay with that. I will be "held" here in the meantime.
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    I sm very bitter everyday and I pray to find a way to work through all my anger. I had a miscarriage 3 years ago, lost a job about a year after that and learned my husband had never been faithful a day of our marriage about 2 weeks after losing my job. I don't understand why god has put me through all of this, but I try to find the reason why. This song helps me to realize I am not alone and god is holding us in his hands.
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    No matter what we suffer, christ's suffering was far worse. We are tempted to call what we are allowed to live through "appalling", but we forget that god's perfectly loving heart breaks far more over the evil in this world than ours do. Far from being some empty platitude I read, this is a truth hard-won for me as I have lived through a far worse nightmare than the one in the song-one of the few worst possible. After 6 years of struggling to see it through eyes of faith, I have learned that this suffering is exactly where we really meet our true god and savior, in the "fellowship of his sufferings". -lcp.
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    This song is so real to what is happening to me. I do not know the reason why god has to take away something from me? Or why is wrong things or bad things are also happening to you even you pray. A lot of things puzzles me every time those events are happening. But I believe that god's thoughts are better than mine. It's will which will take over my life. It feels great to be "held". As the lord said. "for i know the plans i have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. " :))
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    This song is really helping me through my miscarrage. After years of not knowing if I could concieve and months of trying I was so blessed when I became pregnant. That joy soon faded when at 10 weeks the little life inside me was lost. This song 'held' reflects my struggle in coping with the fact that I will never be able to hold my baby. Never see its smile. Never even know whether my baby would have been bundled in pink or blue.
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    tracey66
    I've heard this song a million times and even have it on my ipod but tonight I was listening to it and I couldn't stop crying. My best friend, my sister, the person I love most in the world is facing the fact that her 13 year old, her first born is dying of cancer and there is no more they can do, I heard this and broke completely down and I can't wait to share this with her in hopes that it gives her some peace. This is an amazing song!
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      This song rips my heart out. The first time I heard it we were driving home from the hospital after... Read more →
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      My niece told me about this song and that we needed to listen to it. My daughter went into labor 3... Read more →

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