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7 Christian Songs To Help get You Out Of A Bad Mood

Apr 18, 2015

Christians should be marked by our joy, love, and peace rather than our moodiness. A bad mood can happen without warning because we could be spiritually, mentally, and physically spent. Our response shouldn’t be to make excuses for it; rather, we can be open to admit our weaknesses and seek God’s help to overcome them. We are taught that in Ephesians 5:19-20 to speak “to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Listen to any of these 7 Christian songs to help get you out of a bad mood:

Soul on Fire – Third Day

“Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn” (Psalm 57:8).

Many times we are moody because we forget that we are connected with the Spirit of God who awakens us to life in Jesus Christ. Through the prayer and the Holy Spirit, our spirits are ignited to come out of a bad attitude and to rejoice in the goodness of God. He blesses us even when we don’t “feel” blessed and we can encourage ourselves to sing with all our hearts in thanksgiving.

I’m not Alone – Kari Jobe

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:40).

Sometimes we are moody because we feel alone and isolated from God and other people. However when we come to that point in our spiritual journey, we must remind ourselves of the truthfulness of God’s word. He promises never to leave us and we can be renewed in our minds with peace that we are never alone.

Speak Life – Toby Mac

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones” (Proverbs 16:24).

When we feel moodiness creeping into our hearts, instead of being complacent—we must choose to speak life to our souls. Because of the gift of the Holy Spirit, we don’t have the right to be moody as those who live in the world. We give ourselves permission too often to allow moodiness as an excuse for when bad things happen. Choosing to speak life will lift us out of the miry clay of moodiness to express the joy of the Lord.

Alive – Natalie Grant

“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins” (Colossians 2:13).

After Jesus died and rose again—all that power that resurrected Him from the dead is available to every believer. We were dark and dead in our sins until that moment when we put our trust in Jesus Christ. There’s no room for moodiness because we are made alive for joy and peace regardless of our circumstances. Ask the Lord to give you renewed life instead of moodiness.

The Light in Me – Brandon Heath

“Send me your light and your faithful care, let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy mountain, to the place where you dwell” (Psalm 43:3).

Moodiness is a darkness that can be dissipated due to the light of Jesus Christ. We can grasp hope in His grace to get us through difficult seasons of our lives. His beautiful light invites us to experience grace and fellowship in the midst of hardship. We must strive towards the light of Jesus every day.

Because He Lives (Amen) – Matt Maher

“And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you” (Romans 8:11).

The life we are given in Jesus Christ gives us everything we need to overcome moodiness. The death stench of moodiness is evidence of our carnality. We can rise above the irritations of life to respond in grace because of the life of Jesus Christ within every believer.

More than you think I am – Danny Gokey

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 4:20).

Christians can rise quickly out of bad moods because of the God we serve. Sometimes our moodiness is because God didn’t answer a prayer just like we desired or maybe people we love have let us down. Whatever the reason, the Lord is above our circumstances and He will work everything towards our good if we would only trust in Him.

Overcome Moodiness

There’s a difference between someone who’s moody due to circumstances and those who suffer from a mental illness that causes extreme moodiness. In both cases, God gives grace as needed to deal with it. We must become sensitive to the leadings of the Holy Spirit in how to overcome our moodiness—so begin your freedom from moodiness with a good Christian song.

Article by Elise Cleary

I am a Christian writer and editor that lives in northern Michigan and thoroughly enjoy music, movies, TV shows, books and other entertainment with a Christian focus. My favorite song is "Oceans" by Hillsong United because it reminds me that has big plans for me and everyone else who puts their trust in Him. There are many movies that have impacted my life, but a few include God's Not Dead, The Shunning and Letters to God. When I'm not writing I enjoy watching movies and laughing with my busy toddler and husband. 

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