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He Holds Us!

I wrote He’ll Hold You so long ago I don’t even remember what year it was. I had a friend going through a very painful divorce and I wanted to be able to write him something encouraging, to remind him that he wasn’t alone.

It turns out; my family needed that song more than he did. Some time after I wrote it my uncle Dennis died unexpectedly at the age of 38, while playing softball on our church league. It was so very traumatic for my family. My mother was there, and watched as they failed to resuscitate him. Sometimes life can be so tumultuous and painful that we find we don’t have the strength to hold on; it’s in those times that He reaches down and holds on to us. It was during that time with my uncle’s passing that this song became so very important to my family. The lyrics and the hope really got us through.

So many times over the years this song has been a source of encouragement to my family during other trials, because it’s true. We have felt the hands of God holding us through some really painful things but we believe with all our hearts that during this life He will hold us and once all has passed away, we will be reunited in heaven with those we’ve mourned here and it will be such a glorious day.

–Amy

8 Responses to “He Holds Us!”

  1. Sasa says:

    Amy, Thank you so much for this song. I am drawing so much strength from it. I have been given a burden, a trial, something that is very difficult to deal with. I have knowledge of a situation that I must keep to myself because it may save someone’s life. My thoughts on the situation can not come into play. This secret I feel our Lord placed into my hands for a reason. I draw strength from that, knowing that He would not have given me this knowledge if He did not believe that my soul can carry it. Thank you again for this song Amy and God be with you all…

  2. Patti~Jean says:

    Amy,
    I have no words…just gratitude.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Love in Jesus,
    Patti~Jean

  3. Shayla says:

    I just want to thank you! I found this song today on iTunes. My husband lost his dad 6 months ago. He was only 58. I was very close to him too. My dad left when I was 2 and when JW & I got married Jay just took me in as his daughter. I’m so thankful I was able to see what an earthly father is like.
    I miss Jay everyday, the pain cuts so deep but this song really hit me! He’s been holding us!
    Again, thank you!!
    ~Shayla

  4. Andrea says:

    A friend of mine was shot by her husband this week leaving four kids behind. This song went over and over thru my head since it happened. It’s what has kept me going. Thank you.

  5. Amy says:

    When you sit down to write a song you never know how it’s going to be received. You pray that God will use it to touch others, but you often wonder, “Will they feel what I felt when I wrote it? Will it touch them?”

    Thank you so much for sharing your hearts about this song. I pray it continues to bless and minister. It has been a source of strength for my family for many years and I’m so glad to see that God is still using it.

    Thank you
    Amy

  6. La girl says:

    I heard this song while going through a really hard trail thanks for the reminder that God is always with us Lv ya’ll

  7. Ron says:

    I just wanted to thank you all. Your music has meant much to me. I have always loved your music, but when my son shot and killed himself last month (May 11 2012) I was devastated. Your music ministered to me in ways I felt I was hearing God speak to me. I thank you for being used by God and singing the music I know blesses many like me.

    Thank you
    Ron

  8. Ron says:

    by the way my son was US Navy, and there are many this year, they say one a day in the armed forces who are taking their lives. Please pray for these men and women who serve our country and many who serve our Lord. But especially for those who do not know Him.

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