If God Had No Part In A Night Or Valley: Introspection of a Song, with Chris Allman & Jason Crabb
Sometimes when you run out of things to say when life has knocked you broadside to the reality that it’s certainly not easy, it becomes cliche’ to say sweet and spiritual things about how God will fix it. Not that He won’t, but what we really wrestle with is our doubt. We’re like the man in the Gospel of Mark,
I believe. Help my unbelief.
What I believe to be a life for all of us is wrapped into that perspective. Some days music helps. Some days it doesn’t.
And sometimes you have those special songs that you can’t hear enough of, and can’t halt encouraging the inner soul, especially in those moments of doubt, exposure, and frailty.
It Is Well
I Must Tell Jesus
V ictory In Jesus.
Those songs tell a story. And the words represent a heart wrestling with the God of the Universe invading our lives in the midst of either tragedy, discouragement, numbness, and apathy..
Another one of those songs, though not a hymn, that seems to be planted in the atrium of my membrane is “God On The Mountain”.
The epitome of a Gospel song. Experience meets Theological depth, Christ-centered meaning, in simplistic writing and emotions. That truth of that song has led me to sing it in the quiet of the night, to myself. Only because I needed it.
Of course we all love Peg. But over the last couple of years, if I have a Youtube moment with this song, these please the starkly fleshy ideals in relation to a gospel musician, this is what I search for.
Shot about a year before he came back, this was a gem of a find. Sweet, soft, toned down, and authentic. The personal reflection is surreal. The eyes begin to close and I begin to weep.
And another equally powerful and introspective rendition by Mr. Crabb. There’s no doubt I throw up my hands and shout Hallelujah in my pain. The excitement begins to revive for He has conquered.
Both renditions do different things to me.
I hope it could even encourage you today, if things may look bleak. I try to stay away from it sometimes, but Gospel music is good for the soul. They’ve done studies. There is sufficient scientific evidence.