I cannot tell you how many times I have listened to Lauren Daigle’s new song, “You Say”. It is my daily go-to. It speaks to me, as it does to many Christians. It serves as a reminder of how God sees us, especially when we struggle with our own self-perceptions.
“You say I am loved…
when I can’t feel a thing.
You say I am strong…
when I think I am weak.
You say I am held…
when I am falling short.
When I don’t belong…
You say I am Yours.
And I believe, oh I believe
What You say of me
As I listened to it on the radio earlier today, something hit me for the first time. Whenever I listen to this song, I get emotional as it points out what God says about me… and how it is such a strong contrast to what I feel toward myself at times. The song has even prompted me to look up scripture to further remind myself of God’s vision of me.
Today, when I listened, something different struck me. See, I have been struggling a bit over the past few days. Like the song says “I’ve been fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough. Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up…” When I turned it on today, three little words jumped out at me, like never before. “And I believe.”
I can listen to songs over and over or recite scripture that explains God’s view of me. I can logically know and understand what He says, but I have to wonder, if I dig down deep into my core, do I really believe it? Not just on the surface level, but REALLY believe it.
To me, this is why the Christian faith is about relationship. It is a two-way street. God declares His love for us, but it is then our job to take His words to heart and believe what He says of us. It is our job to live our lives in a way that reflects His Word and His character. It is our job to look in the mirror and accept that we really are worthy…or perhaps that we really are unworthy and it is okay because He views us as His precious children regardless.
Even though we don’t deserve it, we are freely given and meant to experience the “overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God.” (That one is Cory Asbury) We just have to let go of control, trust His words, and believe.
I’m so thankful for beautiful music that speaks to my soul and helps me grow, and I pray I can learn to truly surrender and believe, deep down, the truths God speaks over me. And I pray you will too.