Everyone has periods of feeling broken, weakened, doubtful or unworthy. That’s why we’ve put together some special playlists over on Spotify (click playlist image to open playlist in a new tab/window). Check the playlists often. We’ll be adding new songs to each as they become available:
Sometimes, we just feel totally broken beyond repair; like we’ll never be whole again. Broken is designed especially for those times. The playlist has an initial offering of 18 songs lasting 1 hour 8 minutes from artists like Danny Gokey, Shane Harper, Jordan Feliz and others.
Matthew 9:22 – But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.
Temptation, loss, and frustration can leave us feeling weak, hopeless, inadequate, incapable and overwhelmed. We feel drained and sometimes unable to go on. Strength initially offers 50 minutes of songs to help you find rest, comfort and fortification. Artists featured include Hollyn, Tru, TobyMac, Jimi Cravity and others.
Matthew 11:28-29 – Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Doubt is the ultimate soul killer, especially self-doubt. It comes like a thief in the night and steals our joy, our confidence, our trust in ourselves, others, and even in God. It tells us we cannot do or succeed. It tells us we are without friend and ally. But doubt is a liar and a con-artist. Honore de Balzac said, “When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.” Our power comes through Christ. The Doubt playlist was specifically designed to help you battle and conquer doubt. Currently 11 songs lasting 41 minutes, it will be growing regularly as we discover new music to help you defeat Doubt. Artists include Francesca Battistelli, Crowder, BarlowGirl, David Dunn and others.
Matthew 21:21 – And Jesus answered them, “Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.
We often think of things we should be or should be more of, and judge ourselves unworthy of whatever goal, position or relationship we seek. We decide we have to get ourselves into the appropriate condition before we go after it, especially in relationships and most especially in our relationship with God and Jesus. But, God doesn’t work that way. He wants us as we are. Right now. Every broken, weak, doubtful part of us. He wants you to “Come as You Are”. After all, He created us in His image (Imago Dei), knew us before He knitted us in our mothers’ wombs, and knows how many hairs are on our heads. That means He knows what we’re lacking, too, and yet He still wants us now. Currently 9 songs, 33 minutes, featuring Hawk Nelson, Zach Williams, MercyMe, Skillet and others.
John 15:3 – Already you are clean because of the word that I have spoken to you.
God calls all of us all the time for all kinds of things. We don’t always allow ourselves to hear Him. When we heed His call, though, everything changes.
Isaiah 6:8 – Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
The Psalms are the music … the hymns and songs … of the Bible, but just reading them doesn’t always invoke a sense of music and can make understanding them difficult. Listening to our “Psalm Singers” playlist might help. Give it a try. (PS: They’re like balm for the soul when you hear them sung!)
Psalm 5:3 – In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Sometimes it’s hard to know what to pray or even speak. Don’t worry. God hears our hearts and our tears.
Psalm 56:8 – “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle”