7 Christian Songs Sure To Give You Hope and Strength Today
All of us have those days when we feel discouraged, weak, and perhaps ready to give up. While we can’t always change our situation, we can choose to listen to music that can lift our hearts and minds. Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ have the presence of the Holy Spirit who quickens our hearts towards hope in the midst of struggles. Listening to the right song, along with surrendering ourselves to the Spirit, can revive our hope and strength. Check out the 7 Christian songs that will help:
#1) Drops in the Ocean – Hawk Nelson
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:17-18).
We are fallible human beings and prone to error in judgment; therefore, we can fall into the devil’s trap of discouragement. When this happens, we sometimes forget the overwhelming love of God towards us through Jesus Christ. His love is greater than any of our sins or weaknesses. The Lord doesn’t want us to run from Him, but rather He wants us to run into His arms of love.
#2) Shoulders – for King and Country
“But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus” (2 Corinthians 7:6).
At our lowest points in life, the Lord is there to comfort us. There will be times when the comfort of anything less than Jesus will not satisfy. Yet this is the way it’s supposed to be—we are filled with the Holy Spirit whose purpose is to provide us the inner solace so we can continue in life’s journey.
#3) Pray – Sanctus Real
“Lord, you are the God who saves me; day and night I cry out to you. May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry” (Psalm 88:1-2).
The Lord never turns a deaf ear to those who come to Him with a contrite spirit. He longs for His children to commune with Him in prayer and fellowship. We find great strength and peace when our hearts are open to hear from God and willing to leave all our cares at His feet.
#4) He is with us – Love & the Outcome
“Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand” (Psalm 73:23).
The most devoted family members and friends cannot be with us at all times. They are constrained by their own life responsibilities; however, the Lord is with us always and He will never leave nor forsake us. We can be strengthened with renewed hope and peace when we trust in His presence even when we cannot sense it.
#5) Strangely Dim – Francesca Battestelli
“But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death” (Psalm 141:8).
When we fix our eyes on our problems and/or circumstances, our strength and hope are quickly drained from our hearts. We must consistently turn our eyes towards Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith to give us what we need in the time of trouble. He is more than able to work everything out for our good when we trust in Him.
#6) Cornerstone – Hillsong Worship
“For in Scripture it says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a chosen and precious cornerstone, and the one who trusts in him will never be put to shame” (1 Peter 2:6).
A cornerstone is a significant and symbolic part of any structure. The foundation of our salvation purely rest on the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. If we put our hope and strength in the good works that we do, our lives will quickly crumble. However, the solid Rock of Jesus Christ will stand firm for now and throughout eternity.
#7) Overwhelmed – Big Daddy Weave
“Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord and delight in his salvation” (Psalm 35:9).
When we see the evidence of God’s hand on our lives and others, we are overwhelmed with awe that He would find pleasure in us. It’s difficult to fathom the grace and mercy of our God when we know how undeserving we are. Yet He continues to give out of His unrelenting and unconditional love for those who call out to Him.
Real Hope and Strength
The world offers many different ways of hope and strength—yet in the end, there’s only emptiness. Turning to the Lord in prayer and faith allows us to never walk away empty of hope and strength for He is faithful. Renew your hope and strength today by listening to these songs.
Article by Crystal McDowell
Crystal McDowell is a writer, speaker, and teacher with a passion to encourage believers to know and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ through practical application of God’s word.
Crystal and her husband, Marshall, raise their five children in the Bloomington, IL. As a freelance writer and editor for over 13 years, Crystal has published numerous Christian curriculums for Sunday School and VBS as well as many articles dealing with marriage, motherhood, and relationships. She’s a weekly staff writer for www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com as well as writing her own blog at http://crystalmcdowellspeaks.blogspot.com.