Hope for the Hopeless

Last week I wrote a post called “The Power of Music” about how the right kind of music can lift my spirits and give me hope, while the wrong kind of music can keep me in a blue mood if I listen to it when I’m down. In a comment to that post, a new reader to my blog asked if I would share a playlist of “music that is particularly helpful to people who are in less than hopeful situations.” I thought this was a great idea and decided to devote this Music Monday post to that endeavor.

There were a few songs that came to mind immediately, but I decided to take a more methodical approach and sat down with my iPod and my Christian playlist to find the best encouraging music I could. I know that for me Christian music in general is encouraging, but there are definitely some songs that are better for someone who is feeling hopeless to find the hope of Christ that will help them through.

So here is Part One of my list. I’ll do Part Two next week. Some of these I’ve written about on my blog before with my reflections to provide additional encouragement, and sometimes embedded the video. For this post I’ve linked to YouTube rather than embed the video because I was afraid too many videos would make this post too cumbersome and long.

By Aaron Shust

By Above the Golden State

By Adie Camp

By The Afters

By Jeremy Camp

By MercyMe

By Revive

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


5 Responses

  1. Thank you, Linda

    This is beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I know where to find the ‘hope nest’ . lol


    P.S. – Is Israel Houghton’s “I am not forgotten” on your part two? ๐Ÿ˜‰ (wink, wink) lol

    • Ann, I don’t have any Israel Houghton on my iPod, but I will check it out on YouTube. I know there is going to be a lot of good music I miss in my list, and I appreciate any suggestions. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Linda. . .thank you for putting together that wonderful list of songs, to encourage and give hope when we need it most. You are a blessing and a help. I will be coming and listening off and on for days! God bless you and all that He puts you to!

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