...Here's some encouragement!
In case you need some encouragement, I want to share some songs with you I listen to often and find to be encouraging in times of struggle.
Danny Gokey - Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
During a particularly tough season I experienced last year, I found this song randomly on the radio. I instantly connected with it, and it helped me when I thought my whole world had fallen apart.
Here's an excerpt: "Shattered, like you've never been before. The life you knew, in a thousand pieces on the floor. Words fall short in times like these, when this world drives you to your knees. You think you're never gonna get back to the you that you used to be. Tell your heart to beat again..."
Kirk Franklin & God's Property - My LIfe is in Your Hands
"No matter what you're going through. I know that you can stand, for your life is in His hands."
Unfortunately there are really bad times in life. It seems that it's not a question of if, but when we will be greeted by them. But know this: No matter what may come your way, your life is in His hands! I cannot tell you how many times I've listened to this song... sometimes in a wrecked puddle of tears and sometimes on the other side of the stuff. It gets me EVERY TIME.
Lauren Daigle - Trust in You
First of all, if you haven't listened to any music by Lauren Daigle - you're missing out. She has a beautiful voice, and her songs just get ya! I enjoy this song when I need encouragement for multiple reasons, but mainly it's calling us to trust in God no matter what the heck is going on in life. And for whatever reason (I may never fully understand), I had to go through some stuff this past year. And no, the mountains didn't move when I wanted them to move, but they moved when it was time!
Here's an excerpt: "No matter what I face You're by my side. When You don't move the mountains I'm needin' You to move. When You don't part the waters I wish I could walk through. When You don't give the answers as I cry out to You. I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You."
And you know what??? I'm stronger because of what happened, and I have more compassion. I'm excited for what's in store for me, because He ain't done with me yet! (How do I know??? Well, I'm still here, and He never left my side!)
Needtobreathe - Hard Love
Right off the bat, this song just throws a one, two punch: "Tradin' punches with the heart of darkness. Going to blows with your fear incarnate. Never gone until it's stripped away. A part of you has gotta die to change. In the mornin' you gon' need an answer. Ain't nobody gonna change the standard. It's not enough to just feel the flame. You've gotta burn your old self away. Hold on tight a little longer. What don't kill ya makes ya stronger..."
*sighs... just gonna let that sit there for a bit* That stuff didn't kill me... and I'm stronger because of it.
Well, what do YOU think? Do you find these songs encouraging? What songs would you add to the list???
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Hi there! I'm Sydney Cavero-Egúsquiza.
I'm a small town Oklahoma eating disorder dietitian with a passion for enjoying life. I love Disneyland, Smarties, and sharing time with family. My mission? To help individuals enjoy their lives and thrive by making peace with food and trusting their bodies!