The rain falls on the righteous and the wicked
Mine is not to reason why this is
In this I rest in this I find my refuge
That my thoughts and ways are not His
I spend my life on looking up the answers
It's rare that I can't find a reason why
But reasons fail at children without mothers
His plan is more than I can know

Have you ever held in doubt
What this life is all about
Have you questioned all these things that seem important to us
Do you really wanna know
Or are you a little scared
You're afraid that God is not really exactly what you'd have Him be
What should I hold to and what should I do
How do I know if anything's true
I'm somewhere in-between Canaan and Egypt
A place called the wilderness

I'm not one who always trusts their feelings
I don't believe in what you'd call blind faith
But faith that you can do all that you promised
And you said it all works for good
It's safe to say I don't see the big picture
I can't see the forest for the trees
And if five hundred lives
Were mine to get to know
You all could be spent on just this

God do you really understand what it's like to be a man
Have You ever felt the weight of loving all the things you Hate
Have You struggled have you worried
How can You sympathize

I have spoken too soon put my hand over my mouth
I can't contend with You
Your ways are so much higher
And we pass through the fire that Christ endured before us
When You were in the wilderness

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    General Commenti can't believe no one has posted on this awesome supertones song......

    this song is pretty real hidden meanings, but WOW this song is just amazing......its basically about how sometimes we as christians have doubts because we want things to turn out a certain way, and even the greatest ammount of human wisdom can't see what God's ultimate plan is....we really should just put our trust in him, even if the outcome isn't what we wanted. God knows what we want. Sometimes we come to God asking for things or asking why our prayers aren't getting answered, but we forget that HE is God.

    i really like the line
    "I don't believe in what you'd call blind faith but faith that you can do all that You promised
    m0leculeon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw a video for this song a while back, where the Supertones were playing a high school football game. They were doing terribly, but at the end, they complete a hail mary and score a touchdown, and they're all cheering and celebrating. Then you see the scoreboard, and it says that the final score was something like 56 to 6, with the Supertones losing. So it was kind of funny.

    As for a song meaing, I think you pretty much hit it on the head, there. Everyone has doubts about God. If they don't, then that's a problem, because there are so many things to cause doubt (wars, diseases, and like Mojo says, children without mothers, among other things). But the thing to have faith in is that God is still in control and it's all part of his divine plan. (It's like that movie Signs, how the kid had the asthma and the little girl was lazy and compulsive about water-- both of thise things ended up being very good, even though they seemed bad before.) The plan is so big and complicated that cannot be fully known by human minds. And beyond that, if it were, faith would be too easy to be worth much (not because religion wants to manipulate people, which is something I've heard before).
    Nick the Bastardon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe line about canaan and egypt. so heres the dealio. these people called the isrealites were in slavery in egypt. they had it really bad. but God rescued them out of it and started them on this journey towards the promised land (canaan) well it took them a WHILE to get there like 50 years or something. and all the way there wandering around in the wilderness they were complaining because they felt so lost and far away from canaan.
    the oc superotnes parallel this to the Chrisitian life. the bondage in egypt is like our bondage to sin. Christians are out of bondage but not quite in heaven yet (the promised land) were somewhere in the WILDERNESS! and its easy for us to complain to God "uhhhhhhh we're just running around in circles, where are you taking us do you really know what youre doing??!"
    i was surprised when i heard this song that i hadnt realized this parallel before all the times id heard the story. leave it to the supertones.
    headbangforjesuson November 23, 2007   Link

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