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5 Amazing Songs That Help Me Clear Up Moments of Doubt

PI ladies, we all have moments of doubt. Sometimes we doubt ourselves, sometimes we doubt our abilities and sometimes we doubt God’s love for us.

When we doubt, we’re usually questioning what is good, so the sooner we get out of the rut, the better.

Besides prayer, I find that music is a great way of lifting myself out of the pit of sadness or doubt. I wanted to share some special songs with you. They are inspiring and motivating, and most of all, they carry me whenever I lose my way.

When I feel tiny in this world, or lost completely, I turn to a song by Casting Crowns called “Who Am I.” This song reminds me that He who is the Alpha and the Omega, He who is the Almighty, He who is the Omnipotent, loves little me. And He loves you, too. And it’s a love that we could never fathom.

Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth, Would care to know my name, Would care to feel my hurt?…Not because of who I am, But because of what You’ve done, Not because of what I’ve done, But because of who You are… And You told me who I am, I am Yours.

In times of frustration, when my wants exceed my needs, the following song brings me back to what’s important in life. Often we get lost in all those materialistic desires, when our focus should never leave Christ. Lecrae reminds me of this with his song, “Don’t Waste Your Life.”

If you making money hope you doing it right because the money is God’s you better steward it right, Stay focused if you ain’t got no ride, Your life ain’t wrapped up in what you drive, The clothes you wear the job you work, The color your skin naw we Christian first.

Do you ever find yourself just wishing a day or an event were over? It doesn’t have to be a bad time, just a moment that interferes with your regular schedule, or a stressful event you’ve had anxieties about. Regretfully, I’ve felt that way about birthday parties, and sometimes my day has been so stressed that I couldn’t wait until the kids’ bedtime. But life’s so short! Kenny Chesney’s song “Don’t Blink” is a huge eye-opener for me.

Best start putting first things first, ‘Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand, You can’t flip it over and start again, Take every breathe God gives you for what it’s worth, Don’t blink, ’cause just like that you’re six years old, And you take a nap, And you wake up and you’re 25, And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.

I have a desire to do something amazing with my life. I believe that many of us do. But sometimes it just seems like too much work, and it’s easier to just go through the motions. But allowing life to lead you through the ordinary, rather than directing your life through the extraordinary, is a waste. The next song, “The Motions” by Matthew West, drives me to do more with the life that God gave me.

This might hurt, It’s not safe, But I know that I’ve gotta make a change, I don’t care, If I break, At least I’ll be feeling something, ‘Cause just ok, is not enough, Help me fight through the nothingness of life, I don’t wanna go through the motions, I don’t wanna go one more day, Without Your all-consuming passion inside of me, I don’t wanna spend my whole life asking, What if I had given everything? Instead of going through the motions.

We all feel discouraged. And sometimes when life beats us down, it seems like too much of a weary process to get back up and keep pushing on. But we have to. Because life will continue to challenge us, so we might as well learn how to overcome those obstacles. “Stand” by Rascal Flatts is a great song for this.

You feel like a candle in a hurricane, Just like a picture with a broken frame, Alone and helpless, like you’ve lost your fight, But you’ll be alright, you’ll be alright…On your knees you look up, Decide you’ve had enough, You get mad, you get strong, Wipe your hands, shake it off, Then you stand.

PI ladies, I hope you liked my song selections–it was a pleasure to share them with you. Which is your favorite? Do you have a particular song that helps you clear up moments of doubt?

Image: Castingcrowns.com

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28 Comments

  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Nairafin on September 26, 2012 at 15:35

    Anything by Switchfoot makes me go crazy happy!!!!!!

  2. violinlover

    Posted by violinlover on September 19, 2012 at 18:05

    Eyes open is a good song too. I really like carrie underwood too, apart from these.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by YouHadMeAt_Believe on September 17, 2012 at 17:46

    I listen to “Who Am I” soooo much :3 I also love “God’s Not Dead” by Newsboys, and “Word of God Speak” by mercyme. I stopped when I heard that song, and today, I finally FULLY received Jesus into my heart (I’m Christian, and i pray at times), but I cried my heart out in my closet today. I was sobbing soo much because God finally touched my heart. And the only song I could sing was Word of God Speak, because I desperately wanted God, and I was literally sobbing :O

  4. Lexis

    Posted by Lexis on September 16, 2012 at 18:37

    My friends’ brother died last year and he lived by the song Don’t Waste Your Life, I remember him whenever I hear that song…

  5. kath660

    Posted by kath660 on September 15, 2012 at 15:07

    I absolutely love “who am i” – i have loved it for a long time and i still do!!

  6. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on September 14, 2012 at 17:45

    *Crowns

  7. brennaeskyler2

    Posted by brennaeskyler2 on September 14, 2012 at 17:45

    I love Casting Corwns and that is one of my favorite songs! That Matthew West one is awesome too!

  8. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on September 14, 2012 at 16:19

    I absolutely LOVE casting crowns!!! One new song of theirs I particularly like is “Jesus, Friend of Sinners.” I used to struggle with a hypocrisy problem, and this beautiful song was my cry to the Lord to rid me of my pride and prejudices and look up to Him. “Oh Jesus Friend of Sinners, Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers…Oh Jesus Friend of Sinners, break our heart for what breaks Yours.” and God, in his grace and mercy answered my prayer, and gave me a love that I never knew I had in me to give.

    • tmgaouette

      Posted by tmgaouette on September 16, 2012 at 16:06

      Wow…thanks so much for sharing that with us. I love, love, love that!

      • sisterwhocares

        Posted by sisterwhocares on September 17, 2012 at 16:25

        Anytime! I like to share my testimony with people because it shows that God even forgives the Pharisees who plotted to kill him, if they repent and turn from their ways.

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by luvJesusInHeavn on September 14, 2012 at 15:49

    Lecrae!! I especially love his song “Take Me As I Am”. :3

  10. faulty-but-real

    Posted by faulty-but-real on September 14, 2012 at 15:26

    i love all of these songs!!!! 😀 i grew up listening to Christian and country music. Music and God are my world 🙂

  11. olburrows

    Posted by olburrows on September 14, 2012 at 10:44

    These are all excellent choices of songs! Some I love are FM Static’s song, “Take Me As I Am,” Taylor Swift’s song “Keep Your Eyes Open,” any song by Anthem Lights or Everfound. Praise be to God for helping us get out of sticky situations time and time again!

  12. taytay

    Posted by taytay on September 13, 2012 at 14:52

    I love that Matthew West song. I also love ANYTHING by Casting Crowns or Britt Nicole.

  13. GoatyGirl

    Posted by GoatyGirl on September 12, 2012 at 19:42

    I LOVE THAT MATTHEW WEST SONG!!!! And I love it all the more, because it reminds me of Mission trips, because it TOTALLY explains every reason I go. And it applies to daily life too.

  14. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on September 12, 2012 at 18:23

    I love the song don’t blink 🙂

  15. Project Inspired

    Posted by fizzypopizzi on September 12, 2012 at 16:34

    I absolutely LOVE Lecrae and Casting Crowns! Whenever I have a bad day or am tempted to have a “pity party”, I just start singing one of their songs (or a Tobymac song) to help me keep focusing on God instead of myself!

  16. Project Inspired

    Posted by Estefany on September 12, 2012 at 16:27

    Omg I.listen to all this song

  17. Project Inspired

    Posted by S.eluzai on September 12, 2012 at 16:23

    These are some of my favorite songs ^.^ I love casting crowns <3

  18. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on September 12, 2012 at 16:08

    Dont Blink is a great song, and I’d never thought of it that way, thanks!

  19. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on September 12, 2012 at 16:08

    Dont Blink is a great song!

  20. HurricaneMurphGirl

    Posted by HurricaneMurphGirl on September 12, 2012 at 14:08

    One song that I like to listen to when I’m feeling like I have no purpose is a song called “Made To Love” by Toby Mac. I reminds me that I was made to love God, and He has it all under control.

  21. Twipi

    Posted by Twipi on September 12, 2012 at 12:33

    “Set the World on Fire” and “Your Way” by Britt Nicole really help me. So does “Your Love Never Fails” which is either Hillsong or Jesus Culture or something like that.

  22. Paris

    Posted by Paris on September 12, 2012 at 12:17

    I like the Matthew West song.

  23. EmilyRW

    Posted by EmilyRW on September 12, 2012 at 09:55

    I like the Lecrea and the Matthew West song.