I have a long list of songs to complete, but I was able to fulfill a request from my grandma. What can we learn from this song?
You are tired. You are ashamed. You have guilt. You have pain. You have doubts. You are afraid. You are hurting. You are crying.
You are none of these.
The above words come straight from the song, but they are so true. All through life, people will try to knock you down. They will say things, and often it will be at your lowest. It will be tough. Sometimes these voices might even come from yourself. We can be our biggest enemies as we tell ourselves that we are dumb or ugly or hopeless or any of the above. We destroy ourselves just as much as we destroy each other.
That is not your name.
We often label ourselves by all of those things. Whether they are true or not, we stick to them. The truth is that we are wrong. We are not mistakes, and Jesus did not die on the cross for us to hate ourselves. I always imagine that maybe He gets upset when we think of ourselves in these kind of ways. Not in a disappointed way, but more in a “Oh no, don’t cry. I made you who you are. Please don’t hate yourself. I personally know how rejection feels. Don’t worry about your scars, see, I have them too! I’m here for you. Anything you want. I made you, perfectly too. I admire you. Please don’t be upset.” kind of way.
That is not your burden to carry.
Jesus did not die for you to hate yourself, nor did He die for you to carry all of these burdens alone. He is there to take them for us! Just like the song says, “Bring your ___.” You do not need to carry them; you just need to bring them and unload them. God will handle the rest, and He does a pretty good job about it too.
It will be tough.
Life will get hard, you already know. Sometimes you’ll fail. Sometimes you’ll lose. But some means some, and the rest makes some to be some. You will lose the battle, but it is a process. Even in those days, God is ready to embrace. He sees you in amazing ways. He recognizes you as a beautiful and perfect creation. He will always be greater. His love pours over us, and we drown in His grace. There is no one like Him, not even greater or equal.
But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world. 1 John 4:4
He is greater. He’s greater. He’s greater.
If you would like to learn the song, I have a tutorial that can be found HERE.