Life has felt busy lately – various pressures and looming deadlines have meant that, even when I do take time to pause and rest, it’s hard to relax my mind.
In times like these, one of the things that helps me the most is music. It grounds me in truth, it calms me, and it sticks with me throughout the busyness of the day.
It’s been a while since I did a music post, so I’m keeping it simple today. Here are some of the songs that have been helping me hold to truth lately.
Living Hope – Phil Wickham
A powerful reminder of all that Jesus has done for us, and that we can trust him to be our living hope.
“How great the chasm that lay between us,
How high the mountain I could not climb.
In desperation, I turned to heaven,
And spoke Your name into the night.
Then through the darkness, Your loving-kindness
Tore through the shadows of my soul,
The work is ﬁnished, the end is written,
Jesus Christ, my living hope.”
Haven’t Seen It Yet – Danny Gokey
Encouragement that even when our prayers seem to go unanswered, God still has good plans for us. Even though we may not see now what he is doing, one day it may become clear.
“It’s like the brightest sunrise
Waiting on the other side of the darkest night.
Don’t ever lose hope, hold on and believe.
Maybe you just haven’t seen it, just haven’t seen it yet.”
Rescue – Lauren Daigle
A beautiful song which points us to hope in those times when we feel abandoned and forgotten. A great reminder that we are seen by God and he goes to great lengths to rescue us.
“You are not hidden
There’s never been a moment
You were forgotten
You are not hopeless
Though you have been broken
Your innocence stolen
I hear you whisper underneath your breath
I hear your SOS, your SOS.
I will send out an army to find You
In the middle of the darkest night
It’s true, I will rescue you.”
One Awkward Moment – Casting Crowns
Encouragement that God can use us and use our stories to impact others and draw them to him. It may mean taking a risk and it may feel awkward, but surely it’s worthwhile to be used by God.
“One word, one hand,
Tell me, is that too high a price?
One awkward moment
Could be the one that saves a life.
Your hurt, your scars,
God will use to open up her eyes.
One awkward moment,
You’ll see the gospel come alive,
Only Jesus – Casting Crowns
This song always draws me back to what really matters. It’s not about me; it’s about Jesus, and my focus should be on honouring him.
“Make it count, leave a mark, build a name for yourself,
Dream your dreams, chase your heart, above all else
Make a name the world remembers.
But all an empty world can sell is empty dreams.
I got lost in the light when it was up to me
To make a name the world remembers,
But Jesus is the only name to remember.”
What about you? I always love getting new song recommendations. What songs have been pointing you to truth lately?