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None of my pain has ever caught You by surprise
Still it’s hard to trust You when I’m lost in the wondering why
But I’ll trade every question just to lay down and rest in Your heart
And I’ll reach for Your hand, though You led me here into the dark

And I won’t ask You for reasons
‘Cause a reason can’t wipe away tears
No, I don’t need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Father, remind me You’re here
Here

If it’s random or providence neither are a comfort to me
Are You cruel if You planned it or weak if You allowed it to be?
Half of me is still believin’, the other half is angry and confused
Oh, but all of me is desperate and longing to be held by You

So I won’t ask You for reasons
‘Cause a reason can’t wipe away tears
No, I don’t need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Father, remind me You’re here
Here

Get me outta my mind
And into Your arms
Where hope comes alive
And fear falls apart

I won’t ask You for reasons
‘Cause a reason can’t wipe away tears
No, I don’t need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Come be here beside me

So I won’t ask You for reasons
‘Cause a reason can’t wipe away tears
No, I don’t need all the answers
Just be here beside me
Father, remind me You’re here
Here

(Just need to know) that You’re here
(Yeah) here
I just need to know that You’re here

2019 Centricity Music

About This Song

I remember attending the funeral of my nephew, Seth, 8 years ago and his father shared this at Seth's funeral, "I began to ask God, why. WHY?? Then I felt like God said to me, 'Would the WHY really make a difference right now? Just fall into My arms and let Me hold you. I am here, with you and will carry you through this. I'm holding your son. Let me hold you. I love you." Powerful. I remember there being a peace that fell over the room. Because there were so many others asking that very same question.

Jason Gray says it like this, "I won’t ask you for reasons. 'Cause a reason can’t wipe away tears. No I don’t need all the answers, just be here beside me Father. Remind me you’re here."

One of the many things I've always appreciated about Jason is his ability to be honest and real. I love how he vulnerably and transparently speaks about what he's feeling. I believe this song will relate so well to what many are also experiencing. These lines from the second verse really stand out to me: "If it’s random or providence, neither are a comfort to me Are you cruel if you planned it, or weak if you allowed it to be? Half of me is still believin’, the other is half is angry and confused But all of me is desperate and longing to be held by you."

Jason told Abby Young with FreeCCM.com this during a November 15, 2019 interview, “We think we want answers when the catastrophes of life hit, but the story of Job reminds us that an answer isn’t always what we need or even desire the most. Answers rarely—if ever—bring healing. Rather, to experience the presence of God in the midst of our suffering is very healing. Our questions burn away like fog at sunrise and in their place comes the deep sense that we are held.”

Related Verses in the Bible

Deuteronomy 31:6-8 | 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 | 2 Corinthians 4:17 | 1 Peter 5:7-10 | Proverbs 3:5-6 | Psalm 34:17-18 | Psalm 46:10 | Psalm 30:5 | Psalm 50:15 | Psalm 66:12 | Psalm 91:14-15 | Psalm 145:18-19 | Isaiah 26:3 | Isaiah 40:28-31 | Isaiah 41:10 | Isaiah 55:8 | John 3:16 | Philippians 4:6 | Philippians 4:13 | 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 | John 13:7 | John 14:26-27 | 1 Peter 4:7-8 | Hebrews 12:1-3 | Romans 5:3-18 | James 1:2-4 | James 4:7 | Ephesians 1:11 | Ephesians 2:10 | Daniel 3:13-30 | Acts 17:28 | Mark 14:28 | Revelation 21:4