For All The Times

For all the times you don’t get told
Hear Me say I love you
For all the times you don’t feel beautiful
Hear Me say you’re beautiful wonderful
This is not who you are
This is not who you are
You’re Mine you’re Mine
For all the times you feel alone hear me say I love you

For all the times that you were told that no-one would care
Feel My heart beat for you
For all the times you don’t feel good enough
Hear me say you’re worth more than you know
This is not who you are
This is not who you are
You’re Mine you’re Mine
For all the times it gets too much feel My arms hold you

This is not who you are
This is not who you are
You’re Mine you’re Mine
For all the times you don’t get told
Hear Me say I love you

© 2008 Vanessa Kersting

Have you ever had a day where you don’t feel good enough for something? Not beautiful enough? Not loved enough? These are lies that I think we all struggle with. I know for me there are some days that I cannot shake these lies. They tare at my soul and my identity as they continually tell me I just don’t measure up.

One day while I was drowning in the lies I started to hear some words being sung. The lyrics went.

…‘For all the times you don’t get told hear Me say love you
For all the times you don’t feel beautiful hear Me say you’re beautiful wonderful’…

I started to realise that for every time I would say I was not something Christ would come back and say yes you are. When I would say I am not beautiful enough Christ would say yes you are. You are beautiful. When I would say I’m not loved enough Christ would say yes you are. And when I would say I am not worth much at all, Christ would say you are worth SO much more than you know.

Christ stands in the middle of our darkness, pain, brokenness and shame and says this is not who you are – You are mine. I made you for greatness.

This song is a little reminder for the days when the lies scream louder than the truth. I hope it will encourage you and help give you a little space to breathe the way it has done for me.