Tuesday, March 3, 2009

I Am Held

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I am held in the palm of my Savior’s great hands
He shelters me there in the raging storms
And protects me from all elements of harm

I feel cradled and safe, like a newborn babe in the hands of her capable father
His hands are so large there is room to move about and I don’t feel trapped
I feel comforted and secure from the troubles in the world

I feel cushioned from the blows that Satan tries to fling at me
From the assaults that my enemies try to inflict
I feel the warmth of His hands and it is soothing to my shivering fears

Like a baby bird in the safety of the nest, He feeds me as I nestle there
He not only protects me, but He is letting me bide my time until the fateful day
When He lets me try my wings to see if I can fly

If I am not prepared He catches me and never lets me fall to my death
But swoops down and scoops me back up in His loving embrace
Where He holds me once more

Are you held?
Do you know the sweet contentment and the security only found in Him?
Do you feel His presence and His great heart of love that beats for you?

There is no feeling like it in all of the universe
The same God who holds the stars in space, will hold you close
And you will feel the breath from His beautiful face, breathing love upon you

You need never feel alone when you are encircled by the everlasting arms
Or held in His magnificent hands
You need only say,…Father here I am, pick me up and never let me go

He more than welcomes you
He is gracious, generous and kind
He is pleased to carry you wherever you go

You need never feel alone when He offers you His presence
Why would you refuse Him?
Please let Him hold you, as He holds me, and all those who want to be…. held

By Linda Hogeland………March 2009


Kristin said...


That was so beautiful! These are the words I want to say to all of my friends and family who don't believe. I just want to tell them, like you said "why would you refuse Him?" My best friend is going through something horrible with her marriage, horrible panic attacks, and she just won't accept God's love that is so available for her as comfort. She did tell me last night that her faith is just not quite there yet. She just wasn't sure if she believes that we don't just cease to exist when we die and she is terrified of that. I at least had hope that she was thinking about it and pondering it. I feel I planted the seed awhile back and I pray it takes root.

I just wanted to say thank you so much for your comments yesterday. Words cannot accurately describe what I want to say about how much they meant to me. It was as if the Lord himself were speaking to me through you. I have never met anyone else in my life, besides my Mom, who knew just what to say to make me feel better and to feel such love and comfort. I just had tears yesterday and today at reading your words and feeling your love, and I know that they are an answer to my prayers. Lately, I had just been feeling alone, but marveling at the things the Lord was doing to show me that He never leaves me. Your email just meant so much, knowing that someone does care. The encouragement and kind comments that I've been getting on my blog lately can only be part of God's plan. I am more amazed at His work every day!

I hope you just know how much I care about you and how much you have meant in my journey. You are a remarkable lady and I hope that the Lord blesses you greatly for doing His work.


Michelle said...

Hi Linda,

Thank you for joining in on the party! I love your post about being held. I too experience this being held by the God of the universe. My prayer and hope is that all of us would really feel this way. I sometimes find it hard to express, but you did a beautiful job.

What a wonderful life, wonderful husband, children, and a whole passel of grandchildren. You are rich indeed!

Held in His Arms
She Looketh Well

hip chick said...

What a beautiful poem. You have no idea how much your comment on my blog meant to me. Even though I have faith in prayer it is so encouraging to know of other people whose husbands have come to know the Lord after a long while.

Rina said...

Thank you for stopping by to visit my blog. I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy yours as well!

Joyce said...

Your poem is beautiful and heart-warming, and stirs one up to love the Lord more. Thanks so much for sharing with your Titus 2 visitors! <3

simplebeauty said...


Thank you for stopping by my blog for the party :O)

I look forward to coming back to your blog very soon!!!


Buildeth Her House said...

That was so beautiful!! It really touched my heart. You have a true gift. I love to write poetry as well. Thanks so much for following my blog. You are a Titus 2 woman and I'm flattered that you feel I have something to add to your life. I love your blog. Hope to catch up soon.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful poem Linda! In this day when the world wants to drive fear in us over all that is going on, it is wonderful to be in God's hand!! Blessings!! Miss P

Elijah's Mommy said...

Hi Linda, thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to introduce yourself. I'm glad you did. You have a beautiful blog. Your poem was very nice.

busymomof10 said...

Beautiful poem!

Emily said...

What a beautiful poem. It's written from the heart of someone who knows the Heavenly Father in such a real and intimate way. Blessings,


Lainie said...

This is absolutely lovely. I'll be sending friends over to read it! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Lynnette Kraft said...

What a beautiful tribute to our Saviour - the ones who holds us and protects us as he prepares us for future flight.
Love you,

Deb said...

Linda this poem is absolutely beautiful!! No doubt God has given you a beautiful gift to tell others about His love.
In Him,

Nancy said...

Thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog. I love your poem! And your blog is beautiful! It's in all my favorite colors! It's very nice to "meet you."

Randall and Rachel Beita said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! Hope to keep in touch with you.

This poem was so beautiful. It reminded me of when I lost a pregnancy about 1.5 years ago and how God did hold me through it all, wipe away my tears and then give me the precious boy that I have in his timing.

Do you mind if I print it to put in my journal?

Sarah D. said...

What a lovely poem! Also, thank you for stopping by my blog. It is wonderful to "meet" you! =)

AnneMarie said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! I am so touched by what I am finding here, and so glad to have met you! I can't wait to get to know you better! :)

jamers said...

That is so beautiful! I know everyone says that but truly you have a gift. I see where your daughter gets her gift for putting feelings down on paper. Thanks for sharing.

Deanna said...

Dear Linda,
Thank you for dropping by my site during this week's Titus 2 Blog Party and leaving a sweet message.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
So sorry you aren't feeling well. Hope today is better for you.
Will stop back by later and see how you're doing.
Hope you'll visit me again on my blog.
God richly bless you,
Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

American Home said...

These words are beautiful. Thanks for putting them down for us.