A couple of weeks ago in the Bible Verses to Help You Through Your Darkest Times post, I said I’d write one with the songs that have really helped me when I felt hopeless. Well, here they are! I hope they bless you and renew that fire when you feel all hope is lost. It may not seem like it, but you can rest assured that God is working things out for your good as we speak!
1. The Blessing – Kari Jobe
This song is in prayer format, and it is a POWERFUL prayer! While this shouldn’t substitute your prayer life, it’s great to worship and pray for others (and accept prayer for yourself) all at the same time!
2. Praise You in This Storm – Casting Crowns
You know how sometimes it feels like God is the furthest away when you need Him most? This song is about still praising God through those difficult times. Yes it’s hard, but it’s something we all should do.
3. Blessings – Laura Story
Have you ever wondered if the most painful times of our lives are actually blessings in disguise? That’s what this song explores, and it reminds us that this world is a temporary stepping stone. Our REAL home is with Jesus in Heaven, and it’s eternal!
Voice of Truth – Casting Crowns
We all know the devil is a liar. But did you know that little voice inside you always telling you you’re not good enough, not attractive enough, etc. is also the devil? Verse 2 of this song talks about the faith David had to have when fighting Goliath. I mean come on – my mans brought a sling and stone to a sword fight with a giant! If he had chosen to listen to the wrong voice – the voice telling him it was a losing battle – the outcome would have been VERY different. Let the lyrics of this song really sink in so you can always choose to listen to the voice of TRUTH!
Trust in You – Lauren Daigle
Sometimes God doesn’t answer our prayers the way we want Him to, or when we want. It’s important to keep trusting Him anyway, realizing that He knows our future and what’s best for us.
See a Victory – Elevation Worship
Through God, we are already victorious. Our battles are already won! This is a great praise song to get you in that positive mindset and to lean on God’s promises!
Just Be Held – Casting Crowns
This song serves as a reminder to stop trying to fight our own battles. Not only will God fight them for us, but He WANTS us to give them over to Him. Rest in Jesus, and just be held.
By Your Side – Tenth Avenue North
No matter what we do or where we go, God is ALWAYS by our side. His forgiveness and mercy is unsurpassed! He knows all our pain and worries, and is here for us.
Echo – Elevation Worship
This is a good song to get you up on your feet and praising God! When we’re weak, God is our strength. He has never given up on us (and never will), so we shouldn’t give up either. Keep trusting, praising, and believing!
Great Are You Lord – One Sonic Society
These lyrics are simple and somewhat repetitive, but sometimes that’s exactly what we need to really “get” it. God heals and restores. Praise Him!