“You never let go”

Adapted from West Main Baptist Church’s blog by Ben

 

Have you considered Colossians 1:15-17 lately?  It says:

  • He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Friend, if you are in Christ, that is the Lord and Savior who has you firmly in His benevolent grasp.  Since He holds all things together, you’d better believe that He upholds you.  Today’s Wednesday worship offering reminds us of this truth.

“You Never Let Go” was written in 2005 by Matt and Beth Redman and published through Thankyou Music.  It was first released in Redman’s 2006 album “Beautiful News” (listen to Redman’s version here) and has been covered by Christian artists such as Rebecca St. James, Stellar Kart, and Jeremy Camp.

I’ve really enjoyed worshiping the Lord with this song because it puts hope under my feet that God will not let my foot slip, even in the treacherous places (Ps 66:9).  What a firm and loving grip He has on me!!

Worship the Lord today along with Stellar Kart as they lead us in their version of “You Never Let Go.”

 

VERSE 1
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death
Your perfect love is casting out fear
And even when I’m caught in the middle of the storms of this life
I won’t turn back
I know you are near

PRE-CHORUS
And I will fear no evil
For my God is with me
And if my God is with me
Whom then shall I fear?
Whom then shall I fear?

CHORUS
Oh no, You never let go
Through the calm and through the storm
Oh no, You never let go
In every high and every low
Oh no, You never let go
Lord, You never let go of me

VERSE 2
I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
A glorious light beyond all compare
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
We’ll live to know You here on the earth

BRIDGE
I can see a light that is coming for the heart that holds on
And there will be an end to these troubles
But until that day comes
Still I will praise You, still I will praise You

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Verse 1 starts out with an allusion to the beautiful, faith-building 23rd Psalm and reminds us that God is always with us, which should erase fear.

The pre-chorus asks the same question that the 27th Psalm asks:  whom shall I fear?  The answer to the rhetorical question is “Nobody, if God is on your side.”

Verse 2 reminds us of the truth told in 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.”  The verse and bridge go on to encourage us to continue in faithful following until our Deliverer returns.  Praise Him ever the more strongly until that day!

The chorus breaks in celebrating that God has ahold of us at every moment of life.  We often do not think much about His sovereign grasp in the calm and in the highs and often wonder where He is in the storm and in the lows, but in both He’s there, never leaving us or forsaking us.  What a blessing He is to us!

May this song encourage you and lead you to consider all the ways God has blessed you through good and tumultuous times.  He’ll never let you go!!

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