As a songwriter, I am often asked who I write songs for or about. Inevitably, it’s a question that always comes up. As a singer/songwriter, I write and sing songs about life-And though it may not necessarily pertain to me or mine, I am very sensitive to emotion and thus am able to feel things going on around me in a very deep and personal way.
Recently, a group of my lady friends asked me to get together with them so that we could pray about various things going on in their lives. As we all sat around the table, I listened to the struggles, the complaints, the temptations, and the guilt. As I listened, it seemed as if I were hearing a cacophony of voices where words were irrelevant – because as I looked at each one of them, I realized that though we may not suffer the same temptations, none are novel, and none are presented without a way of escape:
“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
That night, I remember looking into the eyes of my baby and in an instant I saw my own humanity staring right back at me. So often, she asks me to help her “fix” the things that she deems broken and displeasing to our LORD. As I tell her, I will tell you–Do not beat yourselves up for being human. As long as we live in this tent that we call flesh and blood, we will struggle.
We’re all the same…
So this song was birthed out of that one night. Ladies, this is for you!