F(l)ight Songs #6

Last Winter I really started struggling with music, particularly finding what spoke to me where I was. I felt terrible that songs that once lifted me up only made me feel worse.  I’m still sifting through music looking for those songs that hit the right note. Perhaps you can relate. It’s easy to listen to some songs when you’re feeling on top of the world. When you’re struggling with depression and anxiety, however, it’s another story. Add a pandemic to the mix and those shades of grey can deepen.

Because I’ve also been feeling so burnt out It’s been a challenge to find comfort. I’ve struggled to tuck in tight to Jesus. In moments like these I’ve clung to the thought that even though I’ve been hanging on by a thread the Lord always has a tight grip on me. 

“That’s right. Because I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.'”  

Isaiah 41:13 (The Message)

Jon Foreman 

You may know Jon from the band Switchfoot. When I came across his song “Jesus, I have my doubts” it peaked my interest. I had to have a listen.

Everyone experiences difficult terrain on their journey of faith. We get confused. We have doubts and we can begin to walk with our head down. At times I’ve looked back too much expecting what’s up ahead to be more of the same struggle. Or I’ve looked back as the Isrealites did and thought it was better when….

It’s time to let go of the pain of the past and trust both the present and the future to the one who will always help us.

All of these songs below are so worth a listen. Lauren Daigle joins Jon in the second video. Such a great song and reminder. It’s very comforting and uplifting to know that Jesus will never let us go.

“See, God will help me; the Lord will support me.”

Psalm 54:4 (New Century Version)

When your fear is currency

And you feel that urgency

You want peace but there’s war in your head

Maybe that’s where life is born

When our façades are torn

Pain gives birth to the promise ahead, yeah

If you could let the pain of the past go

Of your soul

None of this is in your control

If you could only let your guard down

If you could learn to trust me somehow

I swear, that I won’t let you go

If you could only let go your doubts

If you could just believe in me now

I swear, that I won’t let you go

Switchfoot – I Won’t Let You Go

13 thoughts on “F(l)ight Songs #6

  1. Hi Tina, I am thankful God has a strong grip on all of us. God’s love is enough; it’s unconditional, full of compassion, and strong. He is our shelter and harbor during the lonely storm. May the light of Jesus shine into your life and bring you peace.🌟Sending sunshine and love!🌞 🙏 Jeanne 🌺

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  2. I have a problem with looking back at the past. I need to learn to embrace the present and the future. Thank you, friend. I am so glad to know that God has a firm grip on us! What comfort that brings. ❤️

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  3. Thank you for sharing!! Be strong in the Lord!
    Ephesians 6:10-11

    You should join Matt’s blogger chat on Saturday mornings I think you would really like it, it’s an awesome time of fellowship❤️

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    1. Hi Ali! Thank you. ❤❤❤ I appreciate the invite so much. I will think about it and keep it in mind. I’m sure it really is awesome fellowship.

      Things are a bit up and down with me right now due to the depression and anxiety, so some things are just difficult for me currently. My next post will be a really great eye opener about the struggle of depression. I’ve found probably the absolute best video to explain the challenge. It was really comforting to me and it would be a great video to help others to gain some insight as well. Thanks so much for caring. Love you! ❤❤❤

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      1. I’m so thankful you found the video resource. I pray God uses it to help bring about healing to anyone who watches it and struggles with depression.
        Praying for God’s peace, comfort, and protection over you and that Andrew’s support would be one of sweet encouragement!🙏❤️

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      2. Thank you so much Ali. Andrew has been just great. My moods are confusing. I’m a bit up and down. But he is adapting and giving me lots of hugs. So I’m definitely fortunate to have that love and support during an exhausting and challenging time. God has certainly surrounded me with the right people. ❤

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      3. Good, I’m so thankful and I was pretty certain Andrew would be spot-on in this!!
        Never fall for the lies of the enemy, you are stronger because of Him above!!!! Love you!!!

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