Post # 1
I’ve had a rough year, like one of the roughest I’ve ever had. And I’m thankful for that because it’s brought me so much closer to my faith.
In my past I’ve always used music to heal, it’s got such great healing qualities. Just sing it out. But I always used rock music, typically hard rock music.
In the last 6 months or so I’ve started really growing toward Christian music, no music has ever made me feel this much better. In the very middle of all of the hardships of the year (including the day I got diagnosed) I put on some of my favorite Christian songs (mainly “God I Need You Now” by Plum) and just sing it out over and over and over and it’s helped so much.
But my knowledge of uplifting songs is very limited. My favorites and really all I know are
Hosanna (I think it’s Hill Song)
Sing Sing Sing
God I Need You Now
Whom Shall I Fear
How Great is our God
Any other really uplifting songs anyone can think of so I can increase my Christian selection on my play list. I still love hearing these songs but I need some more.
Post # 3
Listen to Worn by Tenth Avenue North. It is amazing and is really helping me right now.
Post # 4
Who You Are by Unspoken
Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin
You Are by Colton Dixon
Lord I Need You Now by Matt Maher
We Won’t Be Shaken by Building 429
Strangely Dim by Francesca Battistelli
Come To The River by Rhett Walker Band
Pretty much anything played on KLove.
Post # 5
@Birdee106: I really like that one, beautiful song! Thank you 🙂
Post # 6
@kris325: FI and I are both big fans of Casting Crowns, and their songs have helped us through a lot of tough times. I would highly recommend checking them out. All the best 🙂
Post # 7
Any thing by Matt Redman, Chris Tomlan, Tree 63, Building 429, Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Philips Craig and Dean, Mercy Me, Natile grant, casting crowns, or for some epic 90s xian music that will always be dear to me, Steve Curtis Chapman and Michael W Smith.
Specific great songs: 10, 000 reasons, after all (Holy), Redeemer by Nicole c mullins, love me anyway by sidewalk prophets, Revelation song.
For more alternative style, skillet, red, kutless, flyleaf, demon hunter and fireflight are all awesome, positive message if not 100% overtly Christian bands. Petra and DC talk are some of THE original Christian rockers.
Post # 8
K so I posted a whole list but it thought I was spam? Hopefully it posts soon!
Post # 9
Thought of another one, Stand in the rain by superchick. And anything by Barlow girl!
Post # 10
How Can I Keep From Singing by Chris Tomlin
Grace Like Rain by Todd Agnew
Our God is Greater by Chris Tomlin
Lead Me to the Cross by Hillsong United
You Are Everything by Matthew West
Post # 11
Thank you all ladies I’m still looking into some of the songs
I just found Francesca Battistelli and am really liking her music, I’m gonna keep working my way down the list of music y’all gave me 🙂 Thank you!
Post # 12
@kris325 Hi there!
You said you like hardcore rock music I am suggesting to you Manafest (Christain Rock) he is awesome. I think you will like him, specifically “Fighter” “Not Alone” “Impossible”.
Other very good songs that will restore your soul in varying music styles:
Casting Crowns – Praise You In This Storm
God I Look To You – Bethel Live
Great I Am – New Life Worship
Because of Who You Are – Vicki Yohe
Redeemer – Nicole Mullen
I Will Bless The Lord – Mary Alessi
My Help Cometh From The Lord – Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
You Are For Me – Kari Jobe
Can’t Give Up Now – Mary Mary
Praise Is What I Do – Smokie Norful
I Understand – Smokie Norful
Overcome – Desperation Band
Please Don’t Let Me Go (Rock Mis) – Group 1 Crew
Most of these songs you can just play on youtube at your leisure or buy them on Amazon or Itunes if you have an mp3 player or tablet.
Just remember God is a healer and a restorer, and I don’t know what your going through but God will sustain you and getting closer to him is exactly what you need and I am so glad you are taking this route.
Be blessed and stay strong knowing that God is with you and for you and that no matter what you are going through he has not and will not forsake you.
Post # 13
I tried posting you my list twice and weddingbee gave me a crazy error message saying they will check if its spam first and post it later then I also tried PMing you and that seemed to just not be sent either so this is my test.
If this works I will try to post my list of songs for you again.
Post # 14
@kris325: Weddingbee STILL wont let me post my list for you…don’t know whats up with that. I tried posting in other posts as a test, those comments all went thru fine….very strange….
I don’t know what is so “spamish” about my list of songs to you, but I’m persistent, I will try again later, blessings to you!
Post # 15
@Happy Hopeful Bee: It looks like the list came up, thank you! I’m looking into them now. My husband is out playing music tonight (he’s a drummer) and I’m at home listening to this music, perfect time to scroll down your list on youtube 🙂
Post # 16
@Happy Hopeful Bee: Thank you for your kind words as well. Things have been so incredibly hard in these last 3 years but I’ve never been as happy as I am, I can see how every difficult thing in the last 3 years brought me back to God and I’ll never regret that and will always be thankful it happened because I wouldn’t be here had it not. If I could express how much better I am feeling since I started trying to build my relationship with God… This time last year (when I was having unexplained seizures) I was a complete and total wreck, the worst shape mentally in my entire life, so bad I couldn’t sleep or even stand to be alone, I was petrified of every little thing so I started seeing a therapist. It helped a little bit but I was still in such horrible shape. All it took was for him to say “Without faith there’s fear, without fear there’s faith.” and I started my path, I’d always been afraid to take the path but that changed me and I’ve never felt this comfort, it’s incredible. I was diagnosed 2 months ago with epilepsy at 25 years old and I’m not afraid. It;s amazing the transformation I’ve made in just this past year.
There have been other really difficult things, like financial, horrible car accident, living in my car, lights and water getting turned off, near death experiences etc. Now our finances are stable, we’ve made many positive changes in our lives and I’ve never felt better emotionally or spiritually, it’s incredible the transformation and it all started when I started this path.
OK I’m talking too much, I just get really overwhelmed at how much different I am and how much I’ve been given…
Thank you for your post, sincerely