Holding Up or Holding On?

ALT="Holding a hand"

By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

“How are you holding up?” an acquaintance asked the other day.

The answer came without consideration: “By holding on.”

The phrase “holding up” insinuates personal stamina, strength, jaw-clenching determination.

But “holding on” says something else entirely. It points to solidity outside myself.

I don’t have the strength to hold up under life’s pressures and disappointments. But I can hold on to the One who is holding on to me.

And He never lets go.


Yet I am always with You;

You hold me by my right hand.

You guide me with Your counsel,

And afterward You will take me into glory.

Psalm 73:23-26 


… no one can snatch them out of my hand.

… no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

John 10:28-29


ALT="An Improper Proposal"


If God really was behind this whole business proposition of Mae Ann’s, then it was a whole lot more than Cade just showing up at the wrong place at the right time.                                                                                    ~An Improper Proposal






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2 thoughts on “Holding Up or Holding On?

  1. Marjorie Hill

    Thanks for the post. I love the fact that He is the One holding me!

  2. davalynn

    Absolutely, Marjorie!


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