Mind racing. Heart pounding. You can’t seem to turn off your brain and your anxiety is getting the best of you. I’ve been there, many of us have. You feel like your anxiety is shouting at you and you can’t quiet the fears. It is days like this that I cling to Jesus- His word and worship songs. Today I wanted to share 7 songs for anxious days.
I pray that these songs might help you as they have helped me over and over again. I pray that you find comfort in the words of these songs and that you as well will cling to Jesus in the midst of your fear and anxiety.
7 songs for anxious days
I have never heard such an incredibly written song that so perfectly describes anxiety until I heard this song. It sounds overdramatic but I’m serious, I sobbed when I first heard this song. I can all but guarantee this song was written by someone who really understands anxiety disorders and living with chronic anxiety. This song is often on repeat on days where I am really battling my anxiety.
The whole song is about being quiet and letting Jesus speak through the silence. Sometimes the idea of being still seems impossible when you deal with anxiety but the trick is to be silent while in God’s presence and seeking Him. I’ve truly realized that the only way I can find peace when my anxiety is high or running rampant is Jesus. He fights our battles and if we just stopped running and going, we would see that He is there ready to fight for us.7 songs for anxious days #anxiety #worship Click To Tweet
Just like with Quiet, PEACE is beautifully written from the perspective of someone struggling with anxiety. And once again, it’s about being still and finding peace that only God can bring. I’ve spent many days with this song on repeat when my anxiety has been raging. This song speaks on peace being a promise that God keeps…that alone should be enough to give us the calmness we need when we are facing anxiety.
This song is actually a recent song that happened to be playing when I got in my car the other day. I was shocked how perfect this song was for battling those anxious days. So naturally I had to include it in my post about songs for anxious days. I found this when I had actually been struggling with some middle of the night panic attacks, so that line about being our courage when we worry in the dead of night really hit home. IT was such a God thing that I happened to hear this song when I did.
Anxiety can feel so lonely. You’re stuck in your head all the time. Your anxiety might be keeping you from experiencing things. So I know you might feel alone in your struggles. I find this song both so comforting and beautifully written. The song is obviously reminiscent of shadrach meshach and abednego from the Bible. In Daniel it talks about these three guyes being sent into a furnace and coming out completely untouched by the flames. While they were in there, the guards saw 4 men walking around in the furnace. God was with them in the fire, in this instance literally. But He walks through the fire with us as well. You’re never alone in your anxiety or depression- never forget that!
Being still, finding His peace…are you seeing a theme? I only recently found this song a few months ago. I love the acoustic version of this song even more because it is truly so calming. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God,” so this song was very special to me from the first time I heard it. The best worship songs are rooted in scripture and I feel like this song does a pretty good job of speaking scripture. Honestly, I just find so much comfort in this song and its message.
How often are we on our knees before God? I know I am so bad at being in a position like kneeling even when my heart is at its heaviest. My prayer is that when I am seeking Jesus, my knees will be bent and my hands will be held high. I think for anxiety, praying from your knees is a visible representation of giving our fear over to God. We are kneeling as to say, “I can’t do this alone.” Remembering that the battle of anxiety belongs to Jesus provides so much peace & comfort.
I love this song because we need to think of prayer, scripture, and spending time with God as our weapon against spiritual battles, anxiety, and depression. Our minds are a battleground and Jesus is the only weapon that can truly fight against those battles. This song is such a great reminder of that. It is great to declare over yourself in those moments where you’re anxious and struggling. He deserves our highest praise even in the midst of our struggles.
These are just 7 of my favorite worship songs to listen to on those days were my anxiety feels overwhelming. I hope that maybe you find some comfort in them as well. Let me know what songs you would put on your songs for anxious days list.