I must believe God’s faithful love,
Else madness will my soul o’ertake.
If on myself I fix my eyes,
Despair will be my sorry fate.
I must believe, though I could choose
An easier path; with tide to swim,
To let opinion rule my life
And let the light within me dim.
I must believe the words God speaks,
When worldly cares do contradict.
As storm does rage; no shelter found —
But in God’s boat, all grace begins.
I must believe, and then one day
A shining light will lead my soul.
No longer strife and stress to sway,
My life at last found healed and whole.
Believe in the seed
Though all seems stark and bare,
Though evil seems to take control,
His love will crush despair.
Believe in realms as yet unseen,
Where life is growing, yet unbirthed,
Is reaching toward the light to be,
A seedling breaking through the earth.
Believe, though all around confess
Their doubts and fears, their many tears.
Believe, though barren earth is dry —
Refreshing rains will drought deny.
Believe in the Son,
Though hidden just for now,
He, like the sun, will soon return,
And make all well somehow.
Gotta keep believing,
Though so much contradicts.
People think that I’m a fool,
And devil plays his tricks.
People that I’m trusting
Seem to disappoint.
But maybe I mistakenly
Misplaced my frail hope?
Need a clearer vision
Of what God wants for me.
Don’t seem to know the answers
For questions bugging me.
The road keeps getting darker —
Here’s where true faith comes in.
I’m teet’ring on a tightrope,
Can’t seem to trust in Him.
How long to be in exile?
How long out in the cold?
Lord, help me to surrender,
To wait upon Your throne.
Have I lost Your vision,
Has pride put me in chains?
I’ll wait upon Your answer
And then be free again.
Am I disobeying?
Did I blindly fall?
I don’t have all the answers;
I’ll give it to You all.