What Holds You Together?

The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. When he had cleansed us from our sins, he sat down in the place of honor at the right hand of the majestic God in heaven.
Hebrews 1:3, NLT*

Jesus sustains everything. He holds it all together: atoms and solar systems, swirling in their created dance. He draws it out, lets it continue and resonate like a lasting chord played on a piano.

When life feels like it’s spinning out of control—or when I feel like I am—this promise is my anchor. We might not like what’s going on, maybe can’t see any sense or any good in it, but it doesn’t have to break us.

We are held. Together.

When we want to quit, the choice is ours. But if we choose to pray for help, to stand and trust God to sustain us, we will see Him at work.

Majestic and glorious God, You made heaven and earth and still you choose to care for us. You sustain and nurture us and draw us into relationships with Yourself so we can thrive. When chaos makes us doubt, help our unbelief. Strengthen our faith and help us choose to rely on You. Thank You for Your promise to never fail or abandon us.

I love this song from the band Fee about God’s sustaining power: “Arms that Hold the Universe.”

*New Living Translation (NLT) Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


2 thoughts on “What Holds You Together?

  1. Bobbi

    Your post was God’s answer to my unspoken prayer today, Janet.

    While today was not ‘the darkest day’ I’ve known (as the song mentions), it did begin to make me feel like I did in those darkest days. That’s always a bit scary. At the same time, the Lord’s faithfulness during that time, and in the years since, reminds me to say “Yeah, I’m tipping a bit, but it’s temporary. In you, all things hold together, including me. I can wait this out and know that your peace will reign in me and around me.”

    For me, it’s about remembering his faithfulness, and waiting for God to stabilize me, as opposed to panicking because I can’t do it myself. Thanks for being used by him!

    1. Janet Sketchley Post author

      Yes, Bobbi, I’m finding that too — remember God’s faithfulness in the past, and wait in trust instead of panicking. I love this quote you gave about temporary tipping and waiting it out. Thank you. The Lord bless and keep you — and shine His light in and through you so others will learn of His faithfulness too.


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