Wednesday Worship: Your Hands

I have made no bones about how I love, love, LOVE Jj Heller. I have listened to her music almost daily through the past years. Recently she debuted a new album, Painted Red, and her I’ve been listening to her song, Your Hands, like crazy over the past weeks (not even realizing what an hit it had become on Christian radio, because I don’t listen to much radio.)

I have often written about how His hands are the best place I could be… about the confidence I can have in Him because I know Who He is and where I am. Yes, that confidence has been shaken as the hurricane of my life has swirled around me, but just because I am shaken doesn’t mean truth changes. And while I am crazy over the moon excited that we are cancer free, if the answer had been “No,” nothing would have changed with Him. And when I look to the next 3 months and all that still has to happen medically for me, and when I look at the long road of emotional and spiritual recovery I have ahead of me, I start to quake again and wonder how I’m going to do this anymore.

Then I remember two things:

Who He is.


Where I am. Widgets

Song: Your Hands
Artist: J. J. Heller
Album: Painted Red

I have unanswered prayers
I have trouble I wish wasn’t there
And I have asked a thousand ways
That you would take my pain away
You would take my pain away

I am trying to understand
How to walk this weary land
Make straight the paths that crooked lie
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine
Oh Lord, before these feet of mine

When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave your hands

When you walked upon the earth
You healed the broken, lost and hurt
I know you hate to see me cry
One day you will set all things right
Yeah, one day you will set all things right

When my world is shaking, heaven stands
When my heart is breaking
I never leave your hands

Your hands that shaped the world
Are holding me
They hold me still

4 responses to “Wednesday Worship: Your Hands”

  1. Melissa Bruining Teeter Avatar
    Melissa Bruining Teeter

    I LOVE that album. How it has ministered to me!!


  2. Angie, I first learned about JJ Heller from your blog, and ever since I have loved her too! This song is wonderful–thanks for the reminder.


  3. I just heard this song a couple of weeks ago and it was instantly a favorite! I posted it on my blog, I purchased it from iTunes, and have been listening repeatedly since.

    When hard things are happening I have often been known to think and say that thankfully the situation does not find God pacing in heaven and wringing His hands.

    Perhaps that visual is what draws me to this line EVERY TIME…, “When my world is shaking, heaven stands”.

    The implications of that are almost too much for my finite mind to even grasp or comprehend.


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    My dearest Angie,

    What a testimony this song gives. She has been on the journey of faith and there no one can see, hearing is our only hand. May He open our ears and let us hear what the Spirit has to say, for the Spirit that raised Him from the dead will also raise our mortal short lived bodies of from the dead. We will know our resurrection from the dead.

    Grace abound to you,
    I love you,


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