The hardest thing to believe

Today I was walking from my family studies class to my humanities class listening to my iPod, which has recently been inundated with 400+ new songs that were apparently missing from my library.

Included in those missing tracks was Relient K‘s EP Apathetic. While several of the songs on there are covers of old favorites, I was struck by a new song that I hadn’t heard before on my brisk walk in the cold.

For those of you who don’t go to The Rock’s Saturday night service (You should! 7:07 pm every week. Let me know if you want to come!), we’ve been talking a lot about the lies we believe about ourselves.

We plug into our "junk tapes" and listen to them until they become our reality.

I’m not pretty enough.
God doesn’t listen to me.
My friends aren’t a bad influence on me.
I’m a failure.

As Drage’s been telling us, these are junk tapes. Recordings of lies we listen to over and over and over to in our minds until we believe them.

Our mission, should be choose to accept it is to recognize our junk tapes, reject their lies, and replace them with truth tapes.

Relient K’s “The Truth” is pretty much exactly what Drage’s been telling us about “junk tapes” over the past few weeks, and I just wanted to share it with you.

And I’ve collected all these thoughts
And I’m dying just to lose them
And if your words are true or not
I’ll die trying to prove them
But I’ll just have to accept
That my mind is so inept
And the only thing that’s left
For me to do is to trust you

Convince me
Because I really need your help
Oh convince me
Because I can’t see this for myself

I’ll put the emphasis on the evidence
Begging for the proof
Sometimes the hardest thing to believe is the truth

This is so unnerving
I know you’ve never lied to me before
But the things you’re telling me
I can’t yet believe
Yet can’t ignore
But I’ll just have to accept
That my mind is so inept
And the only thing that’s left
For me is to trust you

Put the emphasis on the evidence
Begging for the proof
Sometimes the hardest thing to believe is the truth

It’s a world full of cynics
Who say to stay alive in it
You gotta stick with what you know
But the soul is always aching
For the heart to start taking
A chance by letting go

So let go
Let go
Sometimes the hardest thing to believe is the truth
Attempt to place our lives into your hands
Confide in what you’ll do
Cause sometimes when you’re trying to sleep
And all your doubts and your faith don’t agree its cause
Sometimes the hardest thing to believe is the truth

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