We are constantly reminded what we don’t have and ways in which we are not good enough. We accept our faults in an unhealthy way and think we are only our mistakes and our failures. Personally, for Julie, this has been a real struggle, feeling many of times like she is “not good enough” for the things she deeply desires…and then, of course, feeling guilty about not being thankful for the things we do have makes us beat ourselves up even more.
But even when life isn’t what we want it to be, God is still good. The title song, “A Girl Like Me,” is about how despite our shortcomings, a girl like me…is still worthy of a King. Nothing we can do will make us “not good enough” for God. Echoes of this central theme are evident in every song throughout the album.
Through various musical styles and influences, the album centers over one theme. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 says this: “But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” We need to acknowledge those very weaknesses, fears and failures that make us feel like we aren’t good enough; but instead of succumbing as a helpless victim, we need to choose to trust God more than we did before and fight the darkness with bravery and fortitude He gives us.
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