We are living through some hard times right now. The coronavirus has so many things turned upside down that it’s easy to feel lost. Most places have a stay-at-home order or are still adamant about social distancing. This can take such a toll on a person. Not being able to work like normal, socialize as usual or even just pay your bills causes anxiety and depression. Now that we’ve been in this state for almost a month, you can start to feel hopeless.
I have found that in the darkest times in my life, music has been a light. Sometimes the song will give me peace or make me cry or fill me up with hope. So given the current state of the world, I thought I would share 5 songs that help me get through this hopeless time.
Joy – For King and Country
I cannot fully express my love for For King and Country. They have brought me through some of the darkest times in my life. Joy is such a fitting in times like these. They talk about how the news is always singing the blues and it has an effect on you. It runs you down. At a point, they choose Joy instead of the depression of the world. It gives you life and hope!
Check JOY out HERE
Undefeated – Skillet
This is another band that has helped me get through so much. They are truly an inspiration. This song talks about being up against that wall and feeling like you can’t go on. Then you discover you know what, I can do this. I am better than this and I will rise above and nothing can take me down. It’s a great song to pump you up and jam to.
Check it out Here.
Not Dead Yet – Ledger
This girl is amazing. So, Jenn Ledger is the drumer from Skillet and she also does vocals for them on some songs. She is so good! So this song also talks about life breaking you down, she says its “taking me round by round” like she’s in a boxing match. This song is about overcoming whatever is trying to beat you down. She says “I might be broken but I’m not done, I’ll keep fighting while there’s breath in my lungs”. It’s so powerful and I’m in tears right now listening to it.
Listen to it HERE.
Surrounded – Upperroom
I remember the first time I heard this song at church. I was having a bad day, I just felt like I wasn’t moving forward. I was feeling very spiteful and like angry. Like everything was happening all at once and I was out of control and as the song say surrounded. This song made me see that when I felt like everything was going wrong and I was surrounded by darkness, I just needed to call on Jesus. And yes, I’m surrounded, but I’m surrounded by the love of Christ. (cue tears).
Check out this anthem HERE.
See a Victory – Elevation Worship
This is a straight up worship anthem. Every time this comes on, I feel the urge to get up and raise my hands to God. I think this song is SO fitting for what we are going through right now. No weapon forged will prosper. Jesus will always prevail. After all this is over we will see a victory. Jesus takes what the enemy meant for evil and He turns it for good. I blast this one on the daily because it is so uplifting.
Listen to it HERE.
9 thoughts on “5 Songs to Give You Hope When You Are Feeling Hopeless”
Hey Brittany, I totally love to listen to Christian music when I need to feel the Hope of Christ! I had never heard of Jenn Ledger and will have to add her to my list, I do like Skillet. Almost every day, I listen to Worship Today on Apple Music/Radio. I love it because Apple is always adding new music from so many artists/worship bands. Joy from For King and Country, well, what can I say about it other than it fills me with joy and makes me want to dance every time I listen to it. Joel and Luke are such great guys, I have had the opportunity to pray for them on 2 separate occasions and can tell you they are sweet and genuine men that love the Lord!
I actually really liked Undefeated, although I thought all the options were perfect choices. What I really love is that these songs are not ones that are so mainstream that you hear them everywhere and get tired of them. I will be adding these to my music collection!
Yes! I have basically created my own playlist that I listen to now because the radio always plays the same songs! Skillet has some great music, some of it is a little more rock but if you dig you can find some really good songs for the non-rocker. I recommend always recommend Lions. It is so powerful.
Thank you for inspiring me to turn to music in tough times.
I loved the song See A Victory.
You are right it makes you feel like raising your hands and praising God.
I love to listen to music to change the atmosphere and my attitude. I’m not a huge fan of Skillet but I do like For King and Country and Elevation Worship.
I really like the fairly new song Holy Water by We the Kingdom
Skillet was hard for me at the beginning, but I’ve grown to love a lot of their music. They have a couple of softer songs that are really good, like Lions. I love Holy Water too! I find myself singing it randomly!
I’ve always loved Elevation’s worship music – even attended online services there for the first year I was saved. “See a Victory” has to be 1 of my favorite songs, along with “Fear is a Liar” by Zach Williams.
I honestly never knew Elevation Worship was behind so many song’s I love! Now I’m all over their youtube channel on a daily! Fear is a Liar is such a good song too!
They have such a huge ministry it’s unreal. They also have online “small groups” that I’ve been attending and made some great friends through.