Everyone goes through times of feeling down or depressed. In those times, I love to listen to encouraging music. Music that will remind me of my ultimate long-term goals and why I do what I do. Whatever you are going through at the moment, know that someone very far away from you, is praying for you. Here are some songs that will really lift your spirits as well. Check out these 10 best songs to add to your playlist when you’re feeling down!
10 Best Songs To Add To Your Playlist When You’re Feeling Down
Britt Nicole – Headphones
I love this song…for all those women out there who were or are called weird by society like me, seriously, just start a blog and all the sudden, everyone thinks you’re cool. But I know the truth. I’m NOT cool and I don’t care! I’m me. Weird quirks and all and you shouldn’t want to be cool either. Just be YOU! Great song to remind us of that. There’s only one you!
Britt Nicole – The Lost Get Found
This is what I base so much of my life on, “Don’t let the fire burn out. Somewhere somebody needs a reason to believe.” I’m not doing my job as a Christian, if I’m not showing others that. Giving others hope, showing them that there IS a reason to believe.
Matthew West – Strong Enough
After my ex-husband first left, this was the song I kept on replay. Everyone who knows me always tells me that I’m so strong, but I don’t feel like I am sometimes. I kept telling God I wasn’t strong enough. I know that every day I’m NOT strong enough…without Christ.
Britt Nicole – All This Time
This song really hits home for me because I didn’t give my life to God until I was 28 years old. That was 6 1/2 years ago. Four years ago, my son told me he wanted to be a Pastor. He was 3. At first I thought it was a stage. But, when he was 5, he gave his life to God and even though he’s only 7 now, he can fully explain how to go to Heaven and give you a theologically-sound sermon. I’m BEYOND JEALOUS of him. I wish I would have given my life to God so much sooner! All the time, God was there…
Matthew West – We Are The Broken
This song was mind-blowing when I heard it. As a blogger, it IS hard for me to show you guys that I’m a sinner. It’s easier for me to hide behind a computer and make-believe that I’m perfect, that I have everything together…but the truth is, that I don’t. And my aiding you to think that I’m not utterly broken and a sinner does you no good. This year, it’s my commitment to myself to put myself out there more on my blog. My first step is taking more REAL pictures of me and my family and environment, so be on the look out for more of that. 🙂
Britt Nicole – Set the World on Fire
God is doing amazing things in my life and I just know that He is going to use me to set the world on fire. So, this song means a lot to me. It encourages me when I want to give up. Blogging is HARD. It’s NOT a cake walk. It’s tiring, day in, day out. It’s not like a job outside the home, where I would be able to clock out and get a break. Blogging is literally 24/7. No brakes. While I love every minute of it, it is physically draining. Holding on to the truth that God will use me in such a way that would blow my mind if He told me, it helps me to hold on in those rough times, those times where I want to give up, those times when I get negative comments, or am under fire for standing up for the truth.
Sidewalk Prophets – You Love Me Anyway
Despite all our shortcomings, failures, and inadequacies, God still love us. It’s important we remember this at all times! Another song by the Sidewalk Prophets that I really like is “The Words I Would Say.” You can see it here on YouTube.
Britt Nicole – Stand
This is a fantastic song to inspire you to stand. When you’re tired, when you feel like giving up, when the world has beat you up, STAND.
Britt Nicole – Walk on the Water
This song has meant so much to me for so long. I remember when God first laid it on my heart to start a blog and I literally argued with Him. I didn’t want to. I was perfectly happy selling on eBay and all I could think about was the rejection that my 14-year-old marriage had just failed and what if the world hated me too. Could I really handle all that. It was scary! But…eventually (hey, I’m not gonna lie), I did jump in. I obeyed what I felt God was telling me to do. I held on and look at me now. Look how far He’s brought me!!! Always obey God….He knows what’s best for you, even if it doesn’t seem like it, even if it’s super scary, obey.
Britt Nicole – Ready or Not
This is my #1 favorite song and yet it’s last on the list, I know. The reason is because I don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea. It does have rap in there (no cussing–I don’t listen to that). I’m NOT a fan of rap at all, but the song is so incredibly meaningful to me, that it is my number one favorite. There’s not a song on this planet that describes who I am more than this song and it gives me courage to just be ME. Every time I have to post an article that is hard for me to talk about, standing up for something, or just letting people into my life (which is scary for anyone), this song makes me know where God is taking me and that this is all a part of His plan and that I shouldn’t hide it.
If you’re wondering why you’re seeing a lot of Britt Nicole, it’s because she’s my favorite female artist. Her CD “Gold” has most of these songs on it. You can listen to the actual song titled Gold here on YouTube (it’s also one of my favorites). You can get the full CD here on Amazon, which I highly recommend. I have all these songs on my iPhone and I literally never leave home without them!