Sometimes We Just Need Held


The other day I was deep in thought at the grocery store. I was looking at the fresh herbs deciding exactly how much basil to get. This is important stuff. Fresh basil is a big deal. As I was considering recipes and portions, a baby’s cry interrupted me. To my left a young mom was attempting to console her little baby boy. He was having none of that. His cries continued until she picked him up.

Suddenly the sweet little angel was calm because he was in his mama’s arms. Without even thinking about it I said, “Sometimes we just need to be held.” The little guy smiled at me. Memories of my own little babies when they were fussy flooded my mind. The precious young mom and sweet baby went about their shopping. We passed each other a few more times. The baby boy started fussing again when he was placed back in the shopping cart. He needed to be held.

Sometimes we need to be held. It does not matter how old we are, or how mature we are, or how long we have been a Christian. We need to be held in the arms of God. We need to be comforted, and nothing else will do to calm us down. We will never outgrow our need for comfort from our Heavenly Father.

It’s humbling to be in that much distress that we need comforted. We can’t rely on ourselves, we must rely on God. The deep pain and heartache are reminders of our need for God. We cannot live this life effectively on our own. We were never meant to.

What great encouragement to know that our God will comfort us, hold us, and carry us just like a little baby in need. It is a reminder of our human frailty. His love for us is beyond measure. God will not let go.

When we are comforted we then get to pass this on to others. It doesn’t end with our needs. God wants to use us as vessels of His love. We can hold that person who is in trouble. Maybe they need picked up, dusted off, and held. We all do at some point.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4, NKJV 

Love you all,




Father God,

Thank you for your compassion and mercy. For those who need comforted right now, draw them to you. Comfort them with Your peace and love. May they experience Your supernatural presence. Hold them, and encourage them. Restore their hope. Heal their hearts. We praise You and thank You.

In Jesus name,






27 thoughts on “Sometimes We Just Need Held”

  1. We do just need to be held. That is what Christ does. When I am having one of those days my husband will say,”are you okay?” I tell him just hold me. Or if I do not feel like saying the words, I will go to him and hug him and linger there for just a little longer.

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    1. That’s so sweet of your husband! It’s true. There are times when we can’t even get the words out and a hug from our husband is what we need. God uses them in those moments. Thank you Desiray for your encouragement. What a blessing.

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      1. Its kind of my life verse or one of my favorites. In the KJV it says “I have set the Lord always before me, Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.” He is always beside us, but still we have have to “set Him before us.” That means to me that we have to believe that He is with us and to tell Him to go before us and lead us and be our guide.

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  2. Sometimes we need to be held. It does not matter how old we are, or how mature we are, or how long we have been a Christian. We need to be held in the arms of God – these words just speak to me. There is nothing like feeling His comfort and presence and functioning from the place when you know that you have turned to Him and he is holding you. You feel that, yes, God has got it all in his hand and I am not alone.
    Thank you Meghan 💙

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    1. What a blessing to hold someone else while they are struggling. We are to bear one another’s burdens. Thank you Stephanie! You’re always a blessing to me.
      I wanted to leave a comment on your recent blog about your long hospitalization and recovery. I’m praying for you! What an inspiration you are.


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