Who Will Love Me For Me

I’ve only heard this song twice on the radio, I think it may be very new.  I think the chorus is hauntingly beautiful.  This is the cry of every heart in the world.  

Who Will Love Me for Me
JJ Heller

He cries in the corner where nobody sees
He’s the kid with the story no one would believe
He prays every night, “Dear God won’t you please
Could you send someone here who will love me?”

Who will love me for me
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love
What love really means

Her office is shrinking a little each day
She’s the woman whose husband has run away
She’ll go to the gym after working today
Maybe if she was thinner
Then he would’ve stayed
And she says…

Who will love me for me?
Not for what I have done or what I will become
Who will love me for me?
‘Cause nobody has shown me what love, what love really means

He’s waiting to die as he sits all alone
He’s a man in a cell who regrets what he’s done
He utters a cry from the depths of his soul
“Oh Lord, forgive me, I want to go home”

Then he heard a voice somewhere deep inside
And it said
“I know you’ve murdered and I know you’ve lied
I have watched you suffer all of your life
And now that you’ll listen, I’ll tell you that I…”

I will love you for you
Not for what you have done or what you will become
I will love you for you
I will give you the love
The love that you never knew

 

There are many more heartbreaking scenarios that she could have used.  We were created with this God sized hole in us that only He can fill, only He can truly love us the way we need to be loved.  People WILL let us down, all the time, but God’s love never fails.

I think the key to the whole thing is in the last verse, those last two lines.  “I have watched you suffer all of your life, AND NOW THAT YOU’LL LISTEN, I’ll tell you that I…”

God is watching us, not in a “Will you get it together!” kind of way, but as a parent watches a 3-year-old try to dress themselves.  We have insisted on “I’ll do it MYSELF!!!”  And I know when my son get in that kind of mood, I stand back and watch and wait for him to say, “Help”.  Then and only then can I come in and help, and I do so not with a “About time, I knew you couldn’t do it” attitude, but with a “Good job, that was a great try, but here, you need to turn the pants around this way and put just one leg in each side, like this.”

You can’t teach someone who insists they know what they are doing.  Many of us go through life insisting we know what we are doing.  God is just waiting for us to look up and say, “I don’t have a clue.”

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One response to “Who Will Love Me For Me

  1. That was a touching post…your right if we would just slow down and listen, God has a lot to tell us…

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