Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don’t for a moment escape God’s notice.
Psalm 51:16-17 MSG
When we are insecure, it can be easy to try to act like everything is perfect.
It can feel like being fake is the only option to get people to like us and be happy. We think that if we were truly known, we wouldn’t be loved or accepted. But God feels differently.
O Eternal One, You have explored my heart and know exactly who I am;  You even know the small details like when I take a seat and when I stand up again. Even when I am far away, You know what I’m thinking…
 It is the most amazing feeling to know how deeply You know me, inside and out; the realization of it is so great that I cannot comprehend it…  Explore me, O God, and know the real me. Dig deeply and discover who I am. Put me to the test and watch how I handle the strain.Psalm 139:1-2, 6, 23 VOICE
God loves us – the real us. He loves the parts of ourselves that we try to hide. We don’t have to be perfect or act fake, because he loves us for who we are. But this can be hard to believe, especially when we’ve become accustomed to acting fake.
That’s where music can help us. Music speaks to the soul and helps us express parts of ourselves that are too deep for words. Through music, we can understand and express our sadness, anger, happiness, insecurity, and so much more.
Through music, we can go from feeling the need to pretend, to being confident in being ourselves. In other words, we can go from being “fake to real.”
This playlist is meant to display the same progression David went through in the Psalms – starting with songs about feeling lonely, rejected, and afraid of being known, and progressing to seeing how God loves us for who we are and understands what we go through.
Though this progression is meant to help you work through your emotions as you listen, you can listen to the playlist in whatever order you want – it is meant to help you work through, understand and express the emotions of your heart!