Friday, September 5, 2014



By TreAnna B.

 Held is a poem focusing on many issues. In the first stanza, we find a girl who feels like she is being bogged down by all the troubles of the world. She fears that the light God gave her (her talent) isn't good enough.
This evolves into the second stanza, where the girl feels like she isn't good enough to stand up. She thinks she's too young.
By the third stanza doubt begins to eat away at her. She doesn't think she possesses anything worthy to make her stand out.
 Finally in the fourth stanza, she begins to be tempted by sin. Since everything else has pretty much been taken away from her, she's left raw and exposed. Sin is the only thing—she feels—that is left to cling to. That's what the line, “I don't want to find my way out...” is referring to.
The beautiful thing throughout the entire poem, is the girl still recognizes that she is being held in God's hands. Despite life, crushing fears, tempatations, or doubt; God holds us in His hands.
2 Timothy 1:7 even tells us that “God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of courage and wisdom and a sound mind.”
In the last stanza, the girl finally realizes, 'Hey, I'm being held by a God that is bigger than anything that could ever happen to me.'
At times in life, that's a realization that's hard for us to make. We all get so caught up in our day to day lives that God is often pushed to the side. We let the worry, doubt, and fear of the day pile up, forgetting that we are held. 


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