He Will Hold Me Fast

Uncategorized // March 26, 2020 //

Have you ever feared your faith would fail? Oh, just this past week? Perhaps today, even.

In these times of uncertainty and constant change, fear abounds in the hearts of those without hope. Let’s be honest, it abounds in the hearts of those with hope more often than we’d care to admit. For those of you who do have faith in God’s sovereignty, let this song be a reminder to you – HE will hold you fast. If you’re reading this and you don’t know where your hope lies, let me encourage you to turn to Jesus.

I’m notorious for quoting song lyrics for the purpose of encouragement and because “they’re a song for everything” when you’re a music major/worship leader, but if they’re good and true, then why not!?

Those He saves are His delight, Christ will hold me fast;
Precious in his holy sight, He will hold me fast.
He’ll not let my soul be lost; His promises shall last;
Bought by Him at such a cost, He will hold me fast.

God delights in you! You are precious to Him! He has saved you with the blood of His Son, Jesus!

One of my favorite passages of scripture comes from Psalm 18. Verse 19 says, “he rescued me because he delighted in me.” What encouragement! We know ourselves pretty well. Or at least, we think we do most of the time. And a lot of the time, who we are is not very good. [Insert your sins and struggles here.] The amazing good news is that God knows you even better than you know yourself, yet He still chooses to rescue, deliver, redeem, and HOLD FAST TO YOU!

In seasons of uncertainty, in the midst of the pandemic we find ourselves in, in the times that we give in to fear and faith is hard to hold on to – He will hold you fast.

P.S. If you want to hear better versions of this modern hymn written by the Getty’s, just go to YouTube. My rough-around-the-edges version can be listened to below.

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