“I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” – Mark 9:24
I felt warm tears stream down my cheeks. I looked around to see if anyone had noticed. Phew! No one noticed. I stopped to let the words sink in, as all the other Salvation Army Pasadena Songsters sang along. I latched onto every word and phrase. It seemed like the author had read my thoughts. In the deepest crevices of my heart, I had processed similar thoughts to the words penned here. The song’s words speak to those whose faith is going under fire. These words speak to those whose unbelief is tipping them over the edge. These words relate to those who are in a crisis of faith. I invite you to read these words, prayerfully. May they minister to you, as they did to me.
Lord, there are times when I have to ask, ‘What?’ –
times when your love is not easy to spot.
What is life’s purpose and what of me here?’
Grant me some answers, Lord, make your will clear.
Lord, there are times when I have to ask, ‘How?’ –
times when what’s preached doesn’t square with life now.
Wrestling with doubt I ask, ‘How can this be?’
Grant me some answers, Lord, help me to see.
Lord, there are times when the questions run fast –
times when I fear that my faith may not last.
Help me, support me, Lord, help me get through.
Lead me through darkness till light shines anew.
© Words & Music: 2004 Kevin Mayhew Ltd
- How do these words relate to you?
- Do you ever ask God similar questions?
- How are you wrestling with your faith today?
- Do you need help with your unbelief?