BEGONE UNBELIEF: the tale behind the tunes.
"I believe, help my unbelief." - Mark 9:24
As strange as it might sound, there are moments when faith and unbelief can be simultaneously mingled in the same human heart.
Sometimes doubt dwells deeply in the very soul that is full of faith. There are seasons when a true Christian may be marked just as much by his wrestlings against sin as he is by his restings in the Savior, or by his warring as he is by his peace.
I am one of those believers who, at times, battles with unbelief - sometimes epically. Many of the songs on this project were birthed in that battle. Some songs were crafted solely from my own psyche while others are compilations of the works of struggling saints who've gone before me, wrestling just as I.
"I do believe, help my unbelief " (Mark 9:24) is a paradoxical reality that has spanned the centuries. David the psalmist, John the Baptist, Thomas the apostle, Augustine the saint, Luther the reformer, Cowper the poet, Schaeffer the philosopher, Newton the pastor - all were, at times, dogged with doubt and like the modern minstrel, Rich Mullins, often "beat their heads against so many walls" because their "faith just seemed so small."
So, what are people of feeble faith to do with the dilemma of doubt? Fall upon Jesus - even upon the Jesus who may be the focal point of the struggle. The faltering father of Mark 9, that doubting daddy turned to Jesus in his darkest hour and cried, "I do believe, help my unbelief!" So must we.
As miniscule as our mustard seed of faith may be, we must plant it in the field of Christ. We must not wait until the seed has sprouted. We must not linger until the bud is in bloom. We must put our feeble, faltering, failing faith in Jesus. We must use that tiny crumb of credence and draw near to Him with even a whisper of, "I do believe!" As dark as the dungeon of doubt may seem, as bitter its bars, we must resist its imprisoning presence and not lost hope, but flee to the merciful Redeemer for help, for strength, for deliverance - "Lord, help my unbelief!"
Carry your query to Jesus. A bruised reed He will not break, a smoldering wick He will not extinguish, and a doubting disciple He will in no way cast out. "Come ye sinners, poor and wretched, weak and wounded, sick and sore, Jesus ready stands to save you, ... He is willing; doubt no more."
- Lori Sealy
Christocentric songs that are pleasing to the ear, soothing to the soul, and engaging to the mind.