Are You Burned-Out? HOLD FAST


Hold Fast God never promised that in worship ministry we would always be happy, revered, loved, encouraged, appreciated, followed, and successful. He did, however, promise that He would never leave us or forsake us. So we can say with confidence…
The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? (Heb. 13:5-6; Deut. 31:6)

18th and 19th century sailors superstitiously believed that certain tattoos brought good luck and somehow averted disaster. The H-O-L-D F-A-S-T tattoo with one letter tattooed on each finger was originally derived from the Dutch phrase “Houd” (hold) “Vast” (fast). The tattoo was believed to protect a sailor whose life depended on holding fast to a rope on the ships deck or while working aloft in the ships rigging.

The writer of the book of Hebrews wrote the same words not as superstitious chance but with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith when he wrote, Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. (Heb. 10:22-23)

Hold Fast…the God who calls us will also sustain us. Hold Fast…He remembers where we are and where He called us. Hold Fast…in full assurance that He knows what we are going through. Hold Fast…since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God. (Heb. 10:19-21) Hold Fast…our ministry life depends on it.

Hold Fast – Mercy Me

To everyone who’s hurting
To those who’ve had enough
To all the undeserving
That should cover all of us
Please do not let go
I promise there is hope

Hold fast help is on the way
Hold fast He’s come to save the day
What I’ve learned in my life
One thing greater than my strife
Is His grasp so hold fast

Will this season ever pass
Can we stop this ride
Will we see the sun at last
Or could this be our lot in life
Please do not let go
I promise you there’s hope

©2006 Simpleville Music, Wet As A Fish Music, Barry Graul, Bart Millard, Jim Bryson, Mike Scheuchzer, Nathan Cochran, Robby Shaffer


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