“I Am Understood”

I find that the Holy Spirit will bring songs to my mind right when I need them. They are usually songs I’ve heard over and over and sung a million times, but it’s in these moments when God brings them to mind that I find the words sink deeply into the core of my being. These songs and lyrics give voice to the very thing my heart wants so desperately to express but can’t.

Here’s one such song that came to mind recently. It was so timely. I’m so thankful that God hears my heart, sees my tears, knows my thoughts. I don’t need to feel foolish. I can come to Him and be completely honest with where I’m at. He’s my confidant, my refuge, my safe place. By Him, I am completely understood.

“I Am Understood”
Relient K
Two Lefts Don’t Make a Right…But Three Do

Sometimes its embarrassing to talk to you
To hold a conversation with the only one who sees right through
This version of myself I try to hide behind
I’ll bury my face because my disgrace will leave me terrified
And sometimes I’m so thankful for your loyalty
Your love regardless of the mistakes I make will spoil me
My confidence is in a sense, a gift you’ve given me
And I’m satisfied to realize you’re all I’ll ever need

You looked into my life and never stopped
And you’re thinking all my thoughts
Are so simple, but so beautiful
And you recite my words right back to me
Before I even speak
You let me know, I am understood

And sometimes I spend my time just trying to escape
I work so hard, so desperately, in an attempt to create space
Cause I want distance from the utmost important thing I know
I see your love, then turn my back, and beg for you to go


You’re the only one who understands completely
You’re the only one who knows me yet still loves (me) completely

And sometimes the place I’m at is at a loss for words
If I think of something worthy, I know that it is already yours

And through the times I’ve faded and you’ve outlined me again
You’ve just patiently waited, to bring me back and then


The noise has broken my defense
Let me embrace salvation
Your voice has broken my defense
Let me embrace salvation (4x)

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