September 9, 2023

Hold Me Now

Please add this worship song to your online church sermon, morning devotion, or evening quiet time.
Today’s song is “Hold Me Now” performed by Kirk Franklin

“Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent. For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread on the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. “Because he loves Me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges My name. He will call on Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honour him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation.”
Psalm 91 (NIV)

Today’s song is Hold Me Now, performed by Kirk Franklin.

I must tell you this song is very special to me as I clung to the message of it during one of the most difficult times of my life.

Isn’t it great to know our God is so loving and kind?  He forgives, He heals, He comforts, He restores, and He brings life to the lost, hurting, broken, and the lonely.  We have a God that hears our every cry and sees each tear, no matter if we cause our problems or if Satan or others inflict problems our way.  God is merciful, gracious, loving, and faithful.  He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

At minute 3.00, Kirk speaks these words:
It seems like the storm will never pass, like the rain will never end.
The Red Sea is in front of You; Pharaoh and his army are behind you.
My brother, if you look your head up to the sky, God has not forgotten you.
His angels will camp around you; He will never leave or forsake you.
His word is true: He will do it for me; he will do it for you.

If you are up against the Red Sea today, it could be relational, emotional, spiritual, physical, or financial; if you feel like Pharaoh has you pinned up against that Red Sea, please remember that is when our God will show up in miraculous ways.  When you have no way out, you can count on Him.  He has done it before, and He will do it again.  Please remember this in any difficult days you may experience.

“God can, and he will hold you now.
Don’t you worry? He can hold you now.”

What a mighty, glorious
Please let the Creator of the Universe Hold you today.

In Christ,

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Hold Me Now

The spring of April is gone
The leaves have all turned brown
The children have all grown up
And there’s no one around
I’m looking over my life and all the mistakes I made
And I’m afraid

Somebody told me that You would wash all my sins
And cleanse me from the scars that are so deep within
So I’m calling to You
If you can hear me
I don’t know how
I was wondering can you hold me now

You are the only one that’s patient when I fall
Your angels come to save me every time I call
You don’t laugh at me when I make mistakes and cry
You’re not like man

You understand me
See people change one day
They don’t like you the next they do
I wish that everyone could love me just like You
So here I am this sinful man peace won’t allow
I was wondering can you hold me now
I was wondering can you hold me now

To every broken person that may hear this song
To every boy or girl that feels their smile is gone
I know exactly how it feels to lay in the bed at night
And cry
And cry

Don’t you worry God is faithful and He cares
About the tears you drop and the pain you feel He there
When you are weak that’s when he’s strong
Even though you don’t know how

God can and he will hold you now
God can and he will hold you now
God can and he will hold you now
Don’t you worry he can hold you now

Songwriters: Kirk Franklin.
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May we grow together in the love of Christ to reflect upon the mercies and blessings upon our lives, to feel the presence of God’s living Holy Spirit through worship to sing, pray, laugh, dance, cry, but mostly to praise our Lord and Father as we were indeed created2praise.