For me, playing the piano and finding song lyrics I identify with has always been healing. My parents probably caught me in tears of joy or sadness singing at the piano many times growing up! Because I have difficulty verbally expressing emotions at times, music has been a great means of expression for me. There’s nothing like a good song and lyrics to brighten your day!
If you are feeling down today, grab your iPod and add these songs to your playlist. While you are listening to these lyrics, allow your heart to be encouraged!
Dare You to Move – Switchfoot
Welcome to the Planet. Welcome to existence…
Everybody waits for you now. What happens next?…
The tension is here between who you are and who you could be,
Between how it is and how it should be…
I dare you to move like today never happened before.
There’s something about the straight-forwardness of these lyrics that is comforting to me. This song is a call to action: Ok, life knocked you down, but what will you do about it? Every time I listen to this song I am reminded that everyone on the earth has struggles, but it’s our response to them that makes a difference. This is life. Everyone is watching and waiting for your response to your situation. I dare you to pick yourself up and overcome rather than be defeated. You got this!
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right
I love the Beatles! This sweet, folksy song just brightens things, doesn’t it? It almost feels as if someone who can make a difference is speaking words of encouragement directly to you. “Little darling, its all right. Don’t be upset by the long, cold winter because it will end soon. Here Comes the sun!” I can’t help but smile when I hear these lyrics!
Walk on the Water – Britt Nicole
So what are you waiting for? What do you have to lose?
Your insecurities, they try to alter you.
You know you’re made for more, so don’t be afraid to move.
Your faith is all it takes, and you can walk on the water, too.
When I’m needing encouragement to overcome my insecurities, this song speaks to me every time. Our life has purpose, and we were made to rise above our insecurities to be all that we have been created to be. We probably all need to hear this once in a while. Our Creator has endowed us with gifts and strengths. We just need the courage to pursue them and trust that He will give us all we need to accomplish our callings.
I hope these songs have not only spoken to your heart but have also encouraged you to persevere in all things. Do you have a song that encourages you? I’d love to hear about it!