Help My Unbelief—with Paul Keew


I first wrote a draft of a text with the words, "I can trust You when I see every step You have for me..." in my devotions two years ago. Dozens (hundreds?) of edits and iterations later, the text has been finalized as follows:

1. (Matt 14:22–33)
I can trust You when I see every step You’ve planned for me,
But when wind and waves arise fear awakens in my eyes.
                                                 
Why do I distrust and fear? You will never disappear.
Reach into this stormy sea, hear my cry, and rescue me.

Refrain:
I believe, yes, I believe. Help, oh Lord, my unbelief!
I believe, yes, I believe. Help, oh Lord, my unbelief!

2. (Psa 51:9–12; cf. Psa 42:2; Psa 90:14)
I am fully satisfied when my heart delights in Christ.
But when I give in to sin, only hollow joys remain.

Who can satisfy but You? You can fill me through and through.
Quench my thirsty soul, oh Lord, that my joy may be restored.

3. (Job 1:21; 2:10; 7:11)
I know You are good to me when You send prosperity.
But when peace gives way to pain, in frustration I complain.

How could I find fault with You? You are always just and good.
Grant me faith, not just relief; help, oh, help my unbelief!


© Dustin Battles and Watchsong.com

Paul Keew of Watchsong kindly wrote the music for this hymn. I am thrilled at how it turned out.

Click here to listen to a recording of the first stanza and download the sheet music. May God be glorified.

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