Beautiful

Album: The Generous Mr. Lovewell (2010)
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  • This is a track from The Generous Mr. Lovewell, which is the seventh major label, full-length studio album from the Contemporary Christian Music band, MercyMe. Lead singer Bart Millard told New Release Tuesday the story behind the song: "We wrote the song with our daughters in mind. The band has 15 kids among all of us. I have four kids. Satan targets our girls from a materialistic way, telling them how to act and how to look, what to eat and not to eat.

    As guys, we can't always fully understand girls. I've already seen my five-year-old daughter see commercials and asking for things that she sees on television. I try to tell my kids all the time that they are perfect and I know my daughters need to get their confidence in themselves from me. The way they want to be treated by men needs to come from me.

    All of us have felt unlovable at some point. At times, I feel worthless. I have an argument with a friend, all that I've come to like about myself is suddenly falling apart. Who can love me if I don't even like myself? It's hard to drag ourselves out of this way of thinking. We are taught to live according to these expectations. We think we need approval and accomplishment to validate our lives. But what does God tell us? He says, 'You're beautiful. You are made for so much more than all of this.' He loves us, even in our failings. It's kind of a simple Sunday school type of response, God loves you."

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