This is what it means to be held…

“God, my shepherd! …True to your word,
you let me catch my breath
and send me in the right direction.

Even when the way goes through
Death Valley,
I’m not afraid
when you walk at my side…
You revive my drooping head;
my cup brims with blessing.

Your beauty and love chase after me
every day of my life…”

from Psalm 23 (The Message)
Thinking of and praying for many of you who are being “held” right now~ 

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  1. I love that Natalie Grant song! Beautiful words and melody.

  2. Beautiful song, I have been held.

  3. So good.