Have you ever had a time when you just wanted someone to say “everything will be alright”?
The world sometimes seems to be falling apart at our feet. Finances, relationships, loneliness, job searches, loss, health issues, the weight of responsibilities. The list goes on and on. We all have our hurts. Our “how am I suppose to get through this?” moments or sometimes seasons of life.
I have this song that goes through my head when I’m feeling that way. I actually made it up myself, been singing it (in my head) for years (you wouldn’t want to hear it aloud!). Think it came to me when I was a single mom raising three daughters. When there wasn’t enough money for the braces I wanted to get my daughter, or when I had to ask the girls to help pay for their Sr. pictures. When I ordered the video game my youngest wanted more than anything in the world for Christmas, used off of Ebay. When I watched friends fall in love and get married, and I wondered when? When the prayer I’d been praying for years seem unanswered. When I felt disappointed, afraid, discouraged, lonely.
It goes something like this. Make up your own tune, it’s the words that count.
Hold on, hold on to my love hold on when others may treat you wrong, hold on to my love, hold on.
Hold on, hold on to my love, hold on when the pain has gone on too long, hold on to my love, hold on.
Hold on, hold on to my love, hold on, when you are weak, I am strong, hold on to my love, hold on.
I can just hear Jesus saying to me…”I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says, do not fear.” — Isaiah 41:13
So take the song, sing it in your head, sing it in the shower, sing it when you’re driving.
I know that Jesus reaches out to hold my hand and yours, and is saying “everything is going to be alright”.