Think You Can’t Hang On?

Is your heart breaking? Are you in deep despair? Is depression crushing you? Even when you think you can’t hang on, God will hang on to you. No matter what life is throwing at you, no matter how weak your faith might be right now, God will hold you fast.

How do I know? I know because He has done this for me. It has been over 60 years since I asked Jesus to be my Savior. Through many trials, through many sorrows, through all my many failings, He never let me go.

He never said, “That’s it! I’m done with her. She’s gone too far now. Enough is enough!”

When I doubted, He held me fast. When I rebelled, He held me fast. When I went astray, He held me fast. When I was in deep despair, He held me fast. When my heart was broken, He held me fast. This is why I love Him and why I praise Him unashamedly.

It is when I acknowledge my own shortcomings, vulnerabilities, and weaknesses that I can grasp the depth of His great love and forgiveness and understand just how much I really need Him.

If you are searching for love, forgiveness, and mercy, come to Jesus. His love surpasses all understanding. He loves you, yes you.

Scripture for Meditation

“If I settle on the far side of the sea, even there … Your right hand will hold me fast.” (Psalm 139:10)

“Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:37-39)

“You are not your own;  you were bought at a price.” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

“I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ,  and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19)

Love, Cindy

Do you want to know more about Jesus? See my page Who Is Jesus?

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16 thoughts on “Think You Can’t Hang On?”

  1. Oh Cindy! I love this song and post. He will hold us fast!! I had a very troubling week. Sins of mine were pointed out from a friend, who now won’t talk to me. I feel judged, condemned. But, I keep remembering Romans 8:1 and knowing God forgives, and gives grace. Others don’t want to but He does. Thank you for this post!! I needed it and God knows that!! ❤❤❤

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    1. It makes me sad that someone would be mean to you. But it’s times like this that make us strong. I thank the Lord for leading me to post this! I am so glad it lifted you up! The singer is my daughter, Christina. She loves the Lord with all her heart. God bless you, sweet Vivian!

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  2. So true Cindy. I recently attended a Men’s conference where the Lord spoke directly to me. If He had wanted to He could have took me out with one final, knockout punch. I was at a place where just one last blow would have sent me down for the “ten count”.

    But, instead of a clenching fist of judgment, the gracious Savior gave me His open hand of mercy and picked me up. This is the God you have spoken of here in this post. Thank You.

    BTW – is that your daughter singing in the video? She shares your last name. What a beautiful voice! Blessings.

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    1. Thank you for sharing your experience, David. I am amazed at the depth of mercy and faithfulness that God has shown me through out my life. And yes, that is my daughter, Christina. She loves the Lord with all her heart. Thank you for listening. God bless you, my friend.


  3. Great post! I remember feeling afraid that God would turn His back on me when I did something wrong, when my faith was weak, etc. I’m learning that this isn’t true and those thoughts were a combination of my fears and lies from the enemy. It’s a relief to know that He’s always there for us. I also liked the song your daughter sang–she has a beautiful voice!

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  4. Yes! Even if we truly do feel as though we can’t hang on, it will never change the fact that Christ holds a steady, secure grip on us. He will not let His children go. He cannot; to do so would be in direct defiance of His very nature of faithfulness and His inerrant Word.
    How grateful I am that my Lord keeps His promises — no matter my own circumstances!

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