He gives and takes away?

You know what really irks me? Worship songs that say stupid stuff. I’m sorry, they just really tick me off. I love to sing, I’m not great at it, but I love doing it. I love to raise my hands and close my eyes and just go for it during worship, but then I hear these goofy lyrics and it just messes up my whole vibe.

There’s this song, Praise you in this Storm. It is absolutely amazing, the words are just so great because they’re talking about praising God during difficult times, which I have found myself in a lot in recent months.  Another great one is Blessed Be the Name, such a great song, but in both of them,  lo and behold, they bust out with a He gives and takes away. Uh, what? I hate that! Where are they getting that? Is that in the Bible somewhere? In the New Testament? Correct me if I’m wrong but I thought Jesus came that we might have life and have it more abundantly. I believe God is a giver, and the devil is a taker.

I used to just not sing those lines, but then it hit me, maybe the writers meant that He takes away our pain, our sorrows, our struggles, our mountains, our giants! Maybe they meant He gives good and takes away bad. Do you think that’s possible? Because I just don’t know. I kind of think they were probably just rolling up some religion and smoking it.