5 Songs To Help You Get Through Life

5 Songs To Help You Get Through Life

Through music God has the power to speak truth into our lives.
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Music has always been one constant in my life, and I'm sure that it is the same for a lot of you reading this. There is no comparison, to the way the lyrics hit us and when the melody moves us. Something about just listening is so comforting. So, especially during the hard times music is my go to therapy. The other aspect of music that I love is that it is shareable. So, below is a list of my top five favorite songs about encouragement, love, and faith. I encourage you to give them a listen, find and create your own track of encouraging songs, and then share them with others.

Through music God can speak truth and reminders into our hearts and souls. We just need to be willing to listen well. I promise, you've got this whatever it may be. Happy listening!

1. Hope In Front of Me | Danny Gokey

This has got to be my go to song. Whenever I feel the stress and anxieties of life come upon me I let these song lyrics wash over me. The main message of this song is hope, and that is something that I need a lot of when I am going through different trials in my life, big or small. God is always there in the midst of it all holding us even when we don't believe it.

Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5GFiDdGGGM

2. Thy Will | Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

"Thy Will" is a beautiful song about control or rather the lack there of on our parts. Bad things in life happen all of the time, and we are sometimes left thinking "Hey God what are you doing up there?" However, it is so important to trust Him and give up control. Nothing we could ever do will be better than His plans for us. This song is a great and gentle reminder of that.

Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp4WC_YZAuw

3. How Can It Be | Lauren Daigle

What is freedom? It's something that feels so far away and never close to obtaining. However, as Christians and children of God we know this not to be true. Yes we are guilty sinners, but that doesn't mean we have to let that hold us down. Through Jesus' sacrifice our debts have been paid and we have been set free. All we need to do is run to Him. If you are struggling with past sins or current ones I encourage you to give this song a listen.

Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt5X91ciE6Y

4. Never Gone | Colton Dixon

Once again, this is a song about God's continues presence in our lives, especially during the darkest of times. If you watch the music video it tells you a simple, but beautiful modern narration of the prodigal son. For those of you who struggle to see God's presence in your life I hope that you give this song a listen, and let the truths of these lyrics fill you heart.

Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RAUcczfMYE

5. Build My Life | Housefires


This slow and moving song leads us into asking God to reveal himself more to us, and to see the way he sees things. A lot of times, when we are struggling, we only want to see things from one perspective, our own. Which is not the only and best option. When we struggle, God hurts just as much as we do, because He is going through it all with us. Allow yourself to be open to new perspectives, and ask for Him to reveal himself more to you each day.

Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYMjO9mL0Tw

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17 Empowering Bible Verses For Women

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We all have those days where we let the negative thoughts that we're "not good enough," "not pretty enough" or "not smart enough" invade our minds. It's easy to lose hope in these situations and to feel like it would be easier to just give up. However, the Bible reminds us that these things that we tell ourselves are not true and it gives us the affirmations that we need. Let these verses give you the power and motivation that you're lacking.

1. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed with strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future."

2. Psalm 46:5

"God is within her, she will not fall."

3. Luke 1:45

"Blessed is she who believed that the Lord would fulfill His promises to her."

4. Proverbs 31:17

"She is energetic and strong, a hard worker."

5. Psalm 28:7

"The Lord is my strength and my shield."

6. Proverbs 11:16

"A gracious woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth."

7. Joshua 1:9

"Be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."

8. Proverbs 31:30

"Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised."

9. 1 Corinthians 15:10

"By the grace of God, I am what I am."

10. Proverbs 31:26

"When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness."

11. Psalm 139:14

"I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made."

12. 1 Peter 3:3-4

"Don't be concerned about the outward beauty of fancy hairstyles, expensive jewelry, or beautiful clothes. You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."

13. Colossians 2:10

"And in Christ you have been brought to fullness."

14. 2 Timothy 1:7

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."

15. Jeremiah 29:11

"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'"

16. Exodus 14:14

"The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

17. Song of Songs 4:7

"You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way."

Next time you're feeling discouraged or weak, come back to these verses and use them to give you the strength and power that you need to conquer your battles.

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Your Brokenness Is Welcome In The Church

Psalm 34:18

The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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Remember that song from Sunday school "This little light of mine." Young, bright faces so full of hope and joy waving their fingers in the air yelling "I'm gonna let it shine." Fast-forward fifteen years and those hearts are scarred and broken. We aren't yelling about shining light anymore because it's been dimmed by our fallen world. But I think those lyrics still apply today, maybe even better. More genuine, with a story, a testimony of His unconditional love. His light shines beautifully through our scars and cracks.

I didn't really hear about the "Your Brokenness is welcome here" movement until I was a sophomore in college but I instantly fell in love. This is my favorite thing about God. He sees the brokenness but looks past it. He welcomes it with open arms. He uses our brokenness to reach others and further his kingdom. But how we ask...... How can He still choose us even when we're in pieces?



Lauren Daigle - How Can It Be (Live) www.youtube.com


It's so different from reality. When you see a broken item on a store shelf it's pushed to the back or on the clearance rack. Nobody wants broken things. We're taught to think that broken things are useless, unwanted, trash to be thrown out. So when we notice our own brokenness we often think the same things.

"Nobody wants me."
"I'm too broken. I'm useless."
"I'm not worth anything."
"People only see my brokenness."

Honey if these are the thoughts you have please break your chains. These lies we are told by the world are the farthest thing from the truth. If only we could see ourselves through God's eyes.

"You are loved."
"You are chosen."
"You are fearfully and wonderfully made."


Lauren Daigle - You Say (Official Music Video) youtu.be


You're never too far gone for God. Never too broken, too abused. Never "too much" for Him. We are his children. You were shaped and molded exactly how he wanted you to be. He is the potter and we are the clay. (Isaiah 64:8) (Jeremiah 18)

8 Yet you, Lord, are our Father.
We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand.

One of my favorite lines from "Pieces" is "It isn't shy, It's unashamed, your love is proud to be seen with me." God sees our brokenness but loves anyway. That grace and unconditional love are unmatched and all-consuming.

The bible is full of stories of "broken" people. People that we would think why them, they're far from qualified?.....The woman at the well, Jonah, Abraham, Joseph, Peter. And look at what was done through them. God doesn't call the qualified, he qualifies the called.

One of the best things I was ever told was "His light shines best through the cracks of brokenness." Everyone has been broken down in some way. His light shines through when we let others see our brokenness. Being vulnerable allows others to understand and possibly feel God's power. Others can see where we have been healed and his light pouring out.

The Lord can use your brokenness for a greater purpose. I think God wants us to acknowledge our brokenness first. You don't have to have it all together all the time. We live in a very broken and fallen world. God is our refuge. Our father. Our safe place. Our lifeline.

He wants us to confide in him, but also create a community of support for others here on Earth. As Christians, we are called to welcome others brokenness. Love and help others through their pain. Don't shun them away, but remind them of the grace and perfect love we receive through Christ. We are chosen despite our imperfections. We are loved through the brokenness and beyond.

So take your mask off. Embrace your brokenness. Let His love heal you. Let His light shine through the cracks.

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