You Love Me Anyway by Sidewalk Prophets

“You Love Me Anyway”

The question was raised
As my conscience fell
A silly, little lie
It didn’t mean much
But it lingers still
In the corners of my mind

Still you call me to walk
On the edge of this world
To spread my dreams and fly
But the future’s so far
My heart is so frail
I think I’d rather stay inside

Chorus:
But You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life that I’ve ever known
Yes, You love me anyway
Oh, Lord, how You love me
How You love me

It took more than my strength
To simply be still
To seek but never find
All the reasons we change
The reasons I doubt
And why do loved ones have to die?

(Repeat Chorus except last line)

Bridge:
I am a thorn in Your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas’ kiss
But You love me anyway

See now, I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with the smile on my face
With this sin in my heart tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still called out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life

But You love me anyway
Oh, God, how you love me
Yes, You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life that I’ve ever known
Yes, You love me anyway
Oh, Lord, how You love me
Yes, You love me,
Yes, You love me
Yes, You love me,
Yes, You love me
How You love me
How You love me
How You love me

Losing by Tenth Avenue North

“Losing” (lyrics)

I can’t believe what she said
I can’t believe what he did
Oh, don’t they know it’s wrong, yeah?
Don’t they know it’s wrong, yeah?
Maybe there’s something I missed
But how could they treat me like this?
It’s wearing out my heart
The way they disregard

This is love, this is hate…
We all have a choice to make

Oh, Father won’t You forgive them?
They don’t know what they’ve been doin’ (oh no)
Oh, Father, give me grace to forgive them
‘Cause I feel like the one losin’

Well it’s only the dead that can live
But still I wrestle with this
To lose the pain that’s mine
Seventy times seven times
‘Cause Lord it doesn’t feel right
For me to turn a blind eye
Though I guess it’s not that much
When I think of what You’ve done.

This is love, this is hate…
We’ve got a choice to make

Oh, Father won’t You forgive them?
They don’t know what they’ve been doin’ (oh no)
Oh, Father, give me grace to forgive them
‘Cause I feel like the one losin’

Oh, no!

Why do we think that hate’s gonna change their heart?
We’re up in arms over wars that don’t need to be fought
But pride won’t let us lay our weapons on the ground
We build our bridges up but just to burn them down
We think pain is owed apologies and then it’ll stop
But truth be told it doesn’t matter if they’re sorry or not
Freedom comes when we surrender to the sound
Of mercy and Your grace, Father, send Your angels down

Oh, Father won’t you forgive them?
They don’t know what they’ve been doin’ (oh no)
Oh, Father, give me grace to forgive them
‘Cause I feel like the one losin’
Yeah, I feel like I’ve been losing

Oh, Father, give me grace to forgive them
‘Cause I feel like the one losin’
I feel like I’ve been losin’

Oh, Father, give me grace to forgive them
‘Cause I feel like the one losin’

Forgiveness by TobyMac feat. Lecrae

“Forgiveness” by TobyMac lyrics

‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we all step across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find, we find

Its hanging over him like the clouds of Seattle
And ranin’ on his swag fallin’ deeper in his saddle
Its written on his face
He don’t have to speak a sound
Somebody call the five-o for we gotta man down

You can go and play it like you’re all rock and roll
But guilt does a job on each and every man’s soul
And when your head hits the pillow at the nightfall
You can bet your life that its gonna be a fight ya’ll

‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we’ve all stepped across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find
Forgiveness, forgiveness
And we all stumble and we fall
Bridges burn in the heat of it all
But nothing’s sweeter than the day, sweeter than the day we call out for forgiveness
Forgiveness, we all need, we all need, we all need forgiveness
Forgiveness, we all need, we all need

Mr. Lecrae
My momma told me what I would be in for
If I kept all this anger inside of me pent up
My heart been broken, my wounds been open
And I don’t know if I can hear I’m sorry being spoken

But those forgiven much , should be quicker to give it
And God forgave me for it all Jesus bled forgiveness
So when the stones fly and they aimed at you
Just say forgive they father they know not that they do

Now you can go and play it like you’re all rock and roll
But guilt does a job on each and every man’s soul
And when your heat hits the pillow at the nightfall
You can bet your life that its gonna be a fight ya’ll

‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we’ve all stepped across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find
Forgiveness, forgiveness
And we all stumble and we fall
Bridges burn in the heat of it all
But nothing’s sweeter than the day, sweeter than the day we call out for forgiveness

No matter how lost you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter how hurt you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter how wrong you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter who you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far

From forgiveness
Ask for forgiveness

‘Cause we all make mistakes sometimes
And we’ve all stepped across that line
But nothing’s sweeter than the day we find
Forgiveness, forgiveness
And we all stumble and we fall
Bridges burn in the heat of it all
But nothing’s sweeter than the day, sweeter than the day we call out for forgiveness
Forgiveness
We all need, we all need, all need forgiveness
Forgiveness
We all need, we all need

No matter how lost you are, we all need forgiveness
No matter how hurt you are, we all need forgiveness
No matter how wrong you are, you’re not that far, you’re not too far
No matter who you are, you’re not too far, you’re not too far
We all need forgiveness, forgiveness
We all need forgiveness, forgiveness
We all need forgiveness, forgiveness
We all need forgiveness, forgiveness

Breaking the Chains

Breaking the Chains

Nobody believes a liar.

When we commit sin, we are lying to God, to the people around us and most of all we conceal our very nature to ourselves. Breaking away from our original identity as sons and daughters of God. And besides, nobody wants to feel the guilt afterwards. Well you know what I mean.

I’ve read a tweet from Sam Grittner, a stand-up comedian from New York saying, ‘If you can’t trust a man named Wolf who can you trust?” I don’t know what it means to him but I take sometime to think about the line and I was brought into this reflection.

We cannot hide behind a mask forever. The Villagers hated the boy who cried wolf for giving false alarm and to not feel sorry about it. Then most probably they see the wolf as a wicked being that cannot be trusted.

Maybe we don’t think of it that much but sometimes we play the part of the boy who cried wolf committing our favorite sins but also there are times when we act like the wolf itself when things get out of hand and we’ve done things which seems unbearable not just in our conscience but in the lives of other people.

Nobody believes a liar. It takes away everything relationships, trust, ability to love and accept yourself anymore. People move away from you and you end up devastated. Our lives are not meant to be like that, for God tells us to cry no more and start living this life and anticipate a beautiful  future that he has prepared for all of us. He is merciful and very compassionate.

If you’re the boy who keep spreading lies or the wolf who are a threat to everyone else then you are considered as an outcast in the society. But God never isolate the ones he love. No matter what sin you bear or mask you wear God is willing to accept you. Forgiveness is true love and God will let us experience this only if we allow Him to do so. There are things that needs to be done and the first step is to accept that we’ve done wrong and then we confess it afterwards. The Grace of the Lord frees you from whatever chains you have. No more hiding, no more lies. Live the moment to the full by facing each day with a smile on your face and recognizing that you have a God to whom you can depend on and who will always be there for you.

Hey everybody loves a man and a woman of God. And there’s no doubt about it! 🙂