Podcast #99: “Just Be Held” by Casting Crowns

Getting Wrecked By Truth in Acts 27

When the storms of life come out of nowhere and send us titling out of control, do we hang tight or let go? Casting Crowns encourages us to let go and “Just Be Held.” This act of surrender and trust in God truly means we abandon our own control, but does not mean that we will be out of control. God Himself can carry us through in His capable hands if we will let him.


Paul’s sailing companions learned this the hard way in Acts 27. Let’s see what we can learn from their experiences.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Using published devotions to take a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture (Bible Interaction Tool Exercise)
  • Casting Crowns’ Thrive Challenge Devotion on this song
  • Mark Hall’s testimony “behind the song” – YouTube Video
  • B.I.T.E. of reading more Scripture
    • Commit to a daily devotion and read the referenced Scripture out loud
    • Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of the section it is included in
    • Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of the chapter it is included in
    • Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of several chapters leading up to it
    • Progress to reading the referenced Scripture in context of the entire book (or large portion of chapters)
  • Paul’s journey leading up to Acts 27 – Acts 21-27
  • The storm Paul and his companions encountered on a ship heading to Rome as a prisoner and how the sailors responded
    • First they abandoned their purpose
    • Then they abandoned the tools they needed to function
    • Then they abandoned all hope
  • My thoughts this week
    • Stop rehearsing your sorrows
    • Don’t try to play out the entire story in your mind – trust God
    • Sometimes it is your brokenness that will lead to your rescue


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This Week’s Challenge

I encourage you to read Acts 21-27 and even beyond. Don’t you want to see Paul make it Rome? Also, take my challenge to take baby steps in your regular devotion times to begin to consume more and more Scripture.

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  • Julie Shinneman Every

    Hey Michelle! I recently started working on digital bible journaling. I made this one from your Podcast 99: Just Be Held. Thank you for your continued ministry!

    • Oh my goodness! I LOVE this! I used to digital scrapbook and it makes it even more special! It’s beautiful! I love how in the section “What does this mean for me?” you pull out the points that were most meaningful to me, too! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Can I share?

      • Julie Shinneman Every

        Sure! I am amazed how God’s word is popping up in all kinds of places – Bible Journaling being one of them. More and more people are being led to Christ through more than “just church” or “just bible study”. It’s amazing!!!