Isn’t it funny when you hear a song you haven’t heard in years and know every single word to it?
Or what about when you hear a certain song that immediately takes you back to that place with that person?
Isn’t it crazy that just by listening to a single song can put you in the best mood ever or make you feel like the world is ending?
Music has a special place in my heart, it resonates with me, I am constantly listening to it and of course, singing along.
Recently, I have been listening to variety of new music, from new country artists to old school rap, but of all, I have been listening to the soulful Christian artists like a woman named Ellie Holcomb.
Have you ever heard a song for the first time and stopped whatever you were doing to listen to every word? That was me when I first heard her song, “Wonderfully Made”.
The lyrics to the first verse and the chorus are:
“It’s two in the morning and I’m still awake in my bed
And I can’t shake these lies that keep running around in my head
What if I saw me the way that you see me
What if I believed it was true
What if I traded this shame and self-hatred
For a chance at believing you
That you knit me together in my mother’s womb
And you say that I’ve never been hidden from you
And you say that I’m wonderfully, wonderfully made”
The words she sings relates to me so well. For years I have struggled with my self-esteem. I have fears that hold me down daily and have to remind myself often of who holds me in His hands. I have a past I’m not proud of and believe lies about myself every. single. day. I’ve often wondered what life would be like if I could see me the way God sees me.
Psalm 139:14 says “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Since hearing this song, I have been asking the Lord to help me believe that and now I listen to that song with a hope filled spirit, a hope that I continue to believe I am wonderfully made.
For all who are reading this, I hope you too believe that you are wonderfully made, because you are. 🙂
You can also check out the full song here: https://youtu.be/jrwSvQx3Xqs