Everyone is a little panicked right now. While it’s understandable, we can’t let our fear of this virus get out of control. I’m preaching to myself here too, friends. As we are all facing a lot of the unknown right now, I’m reminded that God is never surprised. Today I’m sharing 6 songs to hold onto during this time of isolation.
Personally, I have been trying to spend more time in the Word, doing Bible studies, and in worship to try and keep my focus on God’s peace. If we watch too much news or let us look at all the “what ifs” we could let it consume us. These are 6 songs I have been listening to quite frequently right now and I hope that they help keep you calm during this trying time.
6 songs to hold onto during this isolation
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Still God || elevation worship
Honestly, this song has been on my heart for months and I am constantly listening to it. There are so many times that the world will do its best to make the events around you seem too big and too hard to overcome. But this song reminds us that God is the God that rose Jesus from the dead, spoke the world into existence, and can calm storms with a word. And, better yet, He is still that same God and is on our side. He deserves to be exalted for all He has done and will do- no matter our circumstances.
Times aren’t easy right now and it’s easy to lose sight of who God is in the midst of the panic. Our help and our hope are in Christ. And Christ alone. The phrase below is one of my favorites from the song because it reminds me that God has always been. His power spoke the World into existence and this virus isn’t bigger than Him. He is in control. He is still God.
“Before the world began
It wasn’t spoken yet
You were still God
And You are still God
No weapon formed against
Has stopped Your promises
You were still God
And You are still God”
Waymaker || passion band
I mean, I had to include this one. If you are familiar with worship music at all, you’ve heard this song. Everyone has a version of it, everyone is covering it, all the churches are singing it. Which I think shows the impact this song can have. Some of you might even be getting sick of the song 🙂 But the simple but powerful phrase that is written below is such an impactful statement to be singing right now. God is the way maker. Even when the results of this virus seem bleak, God can make a way. He can light our darkness when the isolation seems to be getting to us. This is just a great song to keep in mind during this time of the unknown.
Light in the darkness
That is who you are”
Graves to Gardens || elevation worship
This is a newer song from Elevation and honestly, it came at such a good time. For many, this social distancing and the fear of getting infected is your valley but I want you to remember that God is the God of mountains and valleys. He doesn’t leave us to fend for ourselves in those valley moments. The bridges of this song are what are the most iconic part of this song already. It’s all about what God can do! He can turn mourning to dancing, turn shame into glory, and turn graves into gardens. The most important thing about that is the fact that He is the only one who can do that. I love the graves into gardens line because for many the threat of this virus feels like a death sentence…but don’t bury your grave just yet because God can turn it to a garden. I am a Southern Baptist and we don’t really dance, but this song makes me want to jump up and dance for joy. Anyone else?
Side note on this song: love the feel of this song. A little folksy in my opinion reminds me a little of a Needtobreathe song.
“‘Cause the God of the mountain
Is the God of the valley
There’s not a place
Your mercy and grace
Won’t find me again”
Fighting for me || Riley Clemmons
This song has been a really impacting song for the last few months in my life. The last 2 years have been the worst of my life. Death was around every corner, anxiety was consuming, and I rarely felt God. I’m sure I’ll share more about all that moving forward but this song was so perfect I feel like I could have written it. In the last 2 years, I haven’t had the energy or the will to fight for myself. If I was honest with myself, I doubted God’s promises but this song reminded me that God has never stopped fighting for me. Even when my faith has been weak or tested, He has continued to fight for me again and again. I know that because I wouldn’t be as “normal” as I am today without God. I’d probably be in bed, overcome with anxiety and depression. He is the peace when my mind is at war… one of my favorite phrases from the song.
If you struggle with depression, panic disorders, anxiety disorders, etc. you’ll know what it’s like to have a mind that feels like a war zone. And I think a lot of you are probably experiencing that right now and maybe even for the first time. No matter how dark this virus feels…God is by our sides. Hold on to that.
“You stand up for me
In the darkest night
When my faith is weak
You’re still by my side
You will never stop fighting for me
You will never stop fighting for me”
Take This || Out of the Dust
Talk about a God thing. I actually heard this song only about 2 weeks ago on a whim. I was waiting in a waiting room for a job interview and this song came over their system. As I filled out my application, my ears caught some of the phrases from this song. I quickly grabbed my phone (and I rarely touch it even while I am waiting for an interview) but I had to Shazam this song because I HAD to know what it was.
After learning a little about the song, you can tell some of it references to a broken marriage which it was written about. However, there are many, many parts of this song that still resonate with me and our global situation right now. It’s basically about asking God to come and take this fear…this pain away. It’s a very real and raw song. So many of us are consumed with fear of the “what ifs” right now and we just need to pray to God and ask Him to take that fear. And then ALLOW Him to take it and fill you with peace. There’s one phrase that is below that really hit home for me. It was one of the things that woke me up to my complacency with God that I’ve been dealing with lately. They ask where the peace is that God promises because it only feels like fear right now. Holy cow. That has truly been my thoughts for the past 2 years.
I might write a whole post about this song and idea later because there is a lot we could discuss. But one thing I really want to remind you is that you also have to allow God’s peace in your life. So often in my life, I have begged God to take away my anxious heart but then never really given Him full control of the situation. Let Him give you that peace, allow Him to work in you.
“So where’s this peace You promised?
‘Cause right now it feels like fear
I’m hanging on but if I’m honest
I can’t even feel You near
So, won’t You come and… take this”
Peace be still || the belonging co.
Oldie but a goodie. I’ve referenced this song many times I’m sure on the blog but it just seemed too fitting to leave out. The whole song revolves around this idea of letting the peace calm your trials. Lots of phrases pointing to when Jesus calmed the storm while He was with the disciples. One of my favorite passages. the song encourages us to be strong when we face those waves because He is there and He can settle any storm. I’m actually in the middle of a post about this very idea: fearlessly facing the waves- so stay tuned to that.
But the phrase below really stood out to me to share with you today because there are so many unknowns about this virus and we can’t see everything with our eyes. We can’t even conceptualize some of what’s going on but guess what? God is still speaking and still calling us to trust. Our eyes don’t have to see what is ahead to trust God. We should trust no matter if we understand or not.
“Oh peace be still
You are here so it is well
Even when my eyes can’t see
I will trust the voice that speaks”
Well friends, have you heard any of these songs? Did any of them speak to you? What songs or passages are you holding on to during this time of quarantine and unknown? Let me know in the comments! Stay safe friends XOX