Music is the soul of language. – Max Heindel
Songs have the power to lift you up – to encourage you and to give you hope.
When my spirit needs a boost, listening to encouraging songs helps to restore my faith and takes my negative state of mind to a more positive place. Inspirational lyrics, along with uplifting melodies, offer the best remedy on the days when it feels like my spirit is failing.
Here are 10 encouraging songs that give me hope when I need it most. Some songs are hard-charging; some are reflective while other songs touch my heart in just the right place, but all songs have the ability to renew my hope. I hope you find them encouraging, too.
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1. The Lost Get Found | by Britt Nicole
The song’s encouraging message: Don’t let your fire burn out and don’t be afraid to stand out – that’s how the lost get found.
2. Lose My Soul | by TobyMac
The song’s encouraging message: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” – Mark 8:36
3. Work | by Jars of Clay
The song’s encouraging message: Addictions can weigh us down, especially when we don’t know where to look for help, or peace. But you don’t have to suffer alone, and you don’t have to drown in your addiction.
4. 10,000 Reasons | by Matt Redman
The song’s encouraging message: Every day we have at least 10,000 wonderful things to be thankful for in life. And after our last day arrives, these wonderful things will continue to bring love and peace to our souls for 10,000 years, or more.
5. Right Beside You | by Building 429
The song’s encouraging message: When you feel like your faith is barely alive, God will be right beside you to see you through.
6. Give Me Your Eyes | by Brandon Heath
The song’s encouraging message: What would our world be like if we saw it through God’s eyes? And what would our world be like if we had His love for humanity?
7. Strong Enough | by Matthew West
The song’s encouraging message: No matter what’s going on in your life, you’ve been made strong enough to make it through.
8. Help Me Find It | by Sidewalk Prophets
The song’s encouraging message: When you let go, finding your road to walk becomes easier.
9. Unbreakable | by Fireflight
The song’s encouraging message: Fear is a crutch that tries to hold you back. All you need to do is trust.
10. Remind Me Who I Am | by Jason Gray
The song’s encouraging message: Labels like Victim, Unworthy or Forgettable don’t have to define you anymore.
Plus One More: Lord, I Need You | by Matt Maher
The song’s encouraging message: When I was in the middle of my anxiety disorder, this song brought me so much encouraging peace and hope.