While driving home from my morning class, I heard “Live Like You’re Loved,” a new song written by Hawk Nelson. I was touched, the song really lifted my spirit.

Here are the lyrics:

You’re not the only one who feels like this
Feelin’ like you lose more than you win
Like life is just an endless hill you climb
You try and try, but never arrive

I’m tellin’ you somethin’
This racing, this running
Oh, you’re working way too hard!
And this perfection you’re chasing
Is just energy wasted
Cause he love’s you like you are!

So go ahead and live like you’re loved
It’s ok to act like you’ve been set free
His love has made you more than enough
So go ahead and be who he made you to be

And live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved

And live like you’re know your value born
Like you know the one that hold your soul
Cause mercy has called you by your name
Don’t be afraid to live in that grace

I’m tellin’ you somethin’
This God we believe in
Yeah, he changed everything
No more guilt! No more shame!
He took all that away
Gave us a reason to sing

So go ahead and live like you’re loved
It’s ok to act like you’ve been set free
His love has made you more than enough
So go ahead and be who he made you to be

And live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved

Live like you’re loved, walk like you’re free
Stand like you know, who he made you to be
Live like you’re loved, like you believe
His love is all, that you ever need

So go ahead and live like you’re loved
His love has made you more than enough

So go ahead and live like you’re loved
It’s ok to act like you’ve been set free
His love has made you more than enough
So go ahead and be who he made you to be

And live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved
live like you’re loved

Live like you’re loved, walk like you’re free
Stand like you know, who he made you to be
Live like you’re loved, like you believe
His love is all, that you ever need
Live like you’re loved!

Here are some of Jon Steingard, the lead vocalist’s, thoughts on the song from and interview with New Release Today:

When I was a teenager my parents had a rule – no matter where I was, or what I was doing, I could call them any time, and they would pick me up and bring me home no questions asked. They knew that sometimes I’d get myself into trouble, maybe going to a party that got out of hand, or maybe doing something I knew I shouldn’t do. They were emphatic: “No matter what
you get yourself into, we will always be here to get you out if you want us to. You won’t be in trouble.”

That rule stuck with me. It was my parents way of saying “We are your safety net. We love you unconditionally and we always will.”

I truly believe that when we KNOW we are loved, without a shadow of a doubt, and without any conditions, we live our lives differently. It gives us courage to go into the world with boldness and confidence.

This is how GOD loves us. Unconditionally. Actually, He loves even more perfectly and flawlessly than even my parents. He loves us with a sacrificial love. In fact, His love makes us into someone WORTHY to receive it. WOW! It doesn’t have to be earned – it has already been purchased for us. All we have to do is accept it and live in it!

So… we can go into the world BOLDLY, knowing we are unconditionally loved by the creator of all things!

1 John 4:18: “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear…”

Check out the full interview here.