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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.