Saturday, October 24, 2009

TSMSS - Choosing Faith in Spite of Feelings

When the world says. . .

All roads lead to God.
If it feels good, do it.
Look out for #1.
You deserve to be happy.
Have it your way.
Because you're worth it.
A loving God wouldn't do that.
Seeing is believing.

The Bible says. . .
"I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"
Mark 9:24

and

". . .this is how we set our hearts at rest
in His presence
whenever our hearts condemn us"

1 John 3:19-20

Even church can sometimes be a source of frustration and even guilt as worship music and sermons often generate emotional responses from others that we don't always experience ourselves. Yet faith is not based on feeling but on Truth.

I just love this song. It's simple but has such powerful lyrics.


I BELIEVE, HELP THOU MY UNBELIEF

I believe
Help thou my unbelief
I take the finite risk of trusting like a child
I believe
Help Thou my unbelief
I walk into the unknown, trusting all the while

I long so much
To feel the warmth
That others seem to know
Should I never feel a thing
I claim Him, even so.

I believe
Help Thou my unbelief
I walk into the unknown, trusting all the while.

Words & Music by Bill & Gloria Gaither

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13 comments:

Cathy said...

That was so pretty, Linda, thank you ~

quilly said...

The Gaithers always touch my soul. I saw them live once. It was an incredible and powerful worship experience.

Debbie said...

You know Linda, I am not a person who is very emotional. And sometimes I wonder about that because I do believe. But I am very touched by the words and music. These simple words say so much to me. I trust what I know not what I feel.

Thank you Linda for posting many of the Gaither songs. I really love their music and enjoy every song.

Blessings,
Debbie

pinkyshelo said...

Amen.. Faith is not based on feelings but on the Truth..

Love it..

Mary said...

Amen, praise God. If you've seen my blog, you know I am a huge Gaither fan, because their music stirs my heart so. Tthis is my last visit to TSMSS tonight, as it's after midnight, but I am so glad I came here before going to bed...I will go with praise and prayer on my lips.

God bless,
Mary

Peggy said...

Blessings and AMEN Linda...Your message is wonderful and this Gaither song though brief and simple says so much! May Our LORD help us in any of our unbeliefs and make the unknown KNOWN with a greater portion of faith & trust! Thank you for sharing this!
EnJOY TSMSS and a beautiful weekend in His Presence trusting!

Lisa notes... said...

I was thinking about that verse just this week. I want to believe more and more. Never heard the song; a very good one. Thanks for sharing.

MsRay said...

Beautiful message of inspiration. I believe in the Lord and it is my faith in Him that has kept me going all these years.

MyJourneyBack said...

Blessings Linda wonderful words of encouragement to remind us in those times when circumstances pull at our heart. Thanks for reminding us to Believe.
Blessings,
Sherry

CeeCee said...

You're such a blessing. For some reason, the volume didn't work, but I was able to read the words.

Tammy said...

Amen! Without faith it is impossible to please God...

TCKK said...

Linda: This song is my testimony. It's always bothered me that I don't seem to feel what others feel. But I heard this song so many years ago and I've determined just as it says, "should I never feel a thing I claim Him, even so." Thank you so much for sharing Would you mind if I posted this song and video on my blog too? I think this could be so encouraging to so many people. I know it has surely encouraged me once again tonight.

Cathy

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Praise God that we do not practice an emotional religion!

Xandra