I’ve been a musician and songwriter for nearly 40 years. It’s a big part of who I am and how I function. It’s how God made me. It’s also often how I communicate with God, how I look for answers, how I praise Him and how I pray. This song, “How Do You See Me, Lord” was literally the third song I wrote after being saved. It was early in my walk and a time when I had a lot more questions than answers. I remember sitting with my guitar, strumming a simple two chord progression and wondering why in the world God, the creator of everything, would love me.
So I wrote these words: How do You see me, Lord? Do You see me in my shame? How do You love me, Lord? Do you love me just the same? How do You Know me, Lord? Do You call me by my name? How do You love me, Lord, in the state I’m in?
I knew my secrets, my sins, my weaknesses and all the things that made me believe I was unlovable. And to come to the realization as a fairly new Christian that God knew those things too, was overwhelming. I felt like I had just been exposed for who I really was. And then I realized, that’s exactly what God wanted from me. To expose the sin, confess it and move on. All throughout history God used ordinary people in extraordinary ways. He used prostitutes, drunks, murderers, liars and thieves. God can redeem the nonredeemable if you let Him.
Expose, Confess and move on. It’s not only for new believers, it’s for all of us. God loves you where you are. Grab onto that thought. It’s life-changing.
How do You see me, Lord? Do You see me in my shame? How do You love me, Lord? Do you love me just the same? How do You Know me, Lord? Do You call me by my name? I know You love me, Lord, in the state I’m in?