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Timothy Brindle - I'm the Problem
(from the album The Restoration)
© copyright 2012

Verse 1: Timothy Brindle
Instead of making excuses and blaming when you sin
Face it the truth is: say, ďIím The ProblemĒ
My heartís sick as a leper, my biggest dilemma
Is the sin in the center of me: ďIím The ProblemĒ
Yo! Iím stubborn and stiff-necked, loving whatís wicked
The Judge I donít respect, Ďcause: ďIím The ProblemĒ
And it isnít our spouses, though kids are a challenge
Their sinning is countless, but: ďIím The ProblemĒ
It canít be solved by modern psychology
And our problem is not the economy
Or stopping the poverty
Itís that often we wanna be God in our awful autonomy
Itís not my health, or my loss of wealth
But rather that my favorite god is self
My problemís ME, and my idolatry
And my folly to not see Christ as ALL I NEED!

Hook 1:
My biggest problem, is not thinking Iím my biggest problem
We do this thing so often
The heart of the matter is my heart is the matter
Godís image in me is marred and itís shattered
My biggest problem, is not thinking Iím my biggest problem
We do this thing so often
The heart of the matter is my heart is the matter
Godís image in me is marred and itís shattered
(ďThe sin inside of me is the worst of all diseases!Ē)

Verse 2: Timothy Brindle
Totally jacked up through and through
Yo! And itís wack Ďcause Iím just doing what humans do
Truthfully at the root of you is a ruined dude
In deep need of One whoís able to renew
My biggest problem is these wretched cravings
And passions and pleasures that detest the Great King
Is our deepest need education?
Or that our whole soul needs complete restoration!
My biggest problem isnít this traffic jam
But anger at God and how I lash at man
You say we have innocence
But our biggest problem isnít even being sinned against
But how I respond to their sin, Ďcause how I long for revenge
Shows Iím just as awful as them
My problemís my pride
I canít see clearly; hold upĖ yoĖI got this log in my eye.

Hook 2:
My biggest problem, is not thinking Iím my biggest problem
We do this thing so often
The heart of the matter is my heart is the matter
Godís image in me is marred and itís shattered
Instead of pride that leaves you bitter
Say, ďO God, be merciful to me, a sinner!Ē
But once I surrender with my hands up
And say, ďIím The ProblemĒ then Iím ready for the answer.

(ďWhatís the answer? Christ crucified! Christ Crucified!Ē)

Verse 3: shai linne
If Iím the problem, Christ is the solution
Praise be to God for His priceless substitution
The mountain is steep indeed- we canít climb it
But God decided to meet our deepest need
We like to dance around the truth like Alvin Ailey
But God gets down to the roots like Alex Haley
Iím looking outside of myself externally
When all the while the fire of hell is burning in me
Sinís grievous and heinous, deceives us and taints us
It leaves us in pain with lesions, abrasions
Jesus is famous for bleeding with anguish
So we can be stainless with no need to blame-shift
In sincerity whenever weíre in error
Itís imperative we remember the sin bearer
So if it hurts when you see youíre your worst enemy
Look to the perfect Remedy who took your curse and penalty!

Hook 3:
My biggest problem, is not thinking Iím my biggest problem
We do this thing so often
The heart of the matter is my heart is the matter
Godís image in me is marred and itís shattered
But by faith Christ restored our condition
Weíre justified, which means weíre more than forgiven
So now Jesus restores our condition
Transforming us till conformed in His Image