When we need a hug

In these days of social distancing and self-isolation, it can be difficult to remember we’re used to greeting friends and family with a hug, not to reach out and hug them.

Getting a hug as a welcome is something we may be used to but something which ultimately we can live without for a few months. However what about when you are trying to cope with difficulties in life and really need a a loved one just to hold you, and let you know you really are not alone?

While lack of hugs from loved ones and friends can feel like no-one cares, we must remember that even in the darkest of days for us, God is still willing and able to hold us. Trust God, because he will hug you and hold you, even when other won’t or can’t.

Just be held 

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

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
(Stop holding on and just be held)
Just be held, just be held
Just be held, just be held 

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