As I was scrolling through my facebook feed the other night, these lyrics popped up on someone’s status.
I was stunned to see the lyrics to this song.
“Make me blind that I might see.
Make me lame then I might praise You from my knees
Let me hunger let me thirst until Your word is all I need
‘Cause when I’m weak, I’m stronger for it.”
In a very unchristian like response, my first thought was “Are you stupid?” Why the heck would you pray THAT prayer to God?
Then I realized most people haven’t lost their total health, strength, independence, money, ability to work….. and truly don’t know the depth of that statement.
I get the whole message of trusting GOD during hard times. I fully believe my faith is the only thing that has kept me going in this life.
But I feel like Christians get into this mentality that suffering is this glorified experience. Any time you watch a Christian film on netflix…someones always dying or their is some tragedy that shakes up someones faith. I am ALL for the message that God provides grace during suffering, but whatever happened to THE JOY OF THE LORD.
I suffer enough, I do not want to sing songs and pray prayers about God taking my sight or making me hungry.
I was created with a physical human body. It hurts, it gets hungry and tired. Even Jesus on the cross called out for physical comforts.
John 19:28 (KJV) “After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.”
So if Jesus himself asked the Father for physical comfort, I don’t think there is anything wrong with going to God with our physical needs.
Songs like the one here just irritate me. Most people have no clue or understanding what it is like to truly lose it all.
I don’t know what it is like to be blind, nor do I want to find out.
Christians, can we please stop masquerading around like we are these burdened soldiers in some cosmic crap fest?
Yes, these songs have their place. I will be the first to tell you I need a good melancholy anthem every now and then. But praying to be blind, just shut up….just please shut up.
I know it’s symbolism and all that artistic jazz….but to me it’s really insensitive to post stuff like that when you have NO idea what you are even asking for.
No, no one wants to be blind. I do not need to suffer more just to be a better Christian. Yes, growth comes from pain. Yes, God works all things together for good. But Jesus in his example prayer to us said, “DELIVER US” and “GIVE US OUR DAILY BREAD” not cause us more problems.
I pray for grace to endure my trials and for abundance. I refuse to ask for more problems.
Just my beef with this. I could be totally wrong and if I am, Lord convict me.
People talk about suffering so lightly….. Don’t degrade someone else’s battle.
Instead of asking to be “blind” I am going to thank God I have my sight.
The message to this song is good, We are STRONGER for our TRIALS.