During tough economic times, your spiritual wellness is of most importance. With layoffs, lack of jobs, foreclosures, repossessions, and increased debt, it is easy for people to become bitter and lose hope. One way to keep your spirits high is through the christian/gospel music ministry. It is accessible through various means including church and college choirs, am/fm radios, internet radio stations, music/video (download) websites, and cds. The lyrics of many of these christian/gospel songs pertain exactly to the circumstances that you are facing and will help to steer you through. Below is a guide to 10 of the top christian/gospel songs that provide people with hope especially during the current economic crisis.
1. “Be Blessed” by Yolanda Adams
Individuals going through layoffs and job transitions and trying to find their places in life will be able to relate to the lyrics:
Seems nobody cares about you anyway
Now you’re living your life like a castaway…
Be Blessed, Don’t live life in distress
Just let go, let God, He’ll work it out for you.
The full lyrics to “Be Blessed” may be obtained from the website www.straightlyrics.com.
2. “The Prayer” by various artists
This is another beautiful, inspiring song, recorded as a duet by Celine Dion and Josh Groban as well as by Yolanda Adams and Donnie McClurkin. Anyone feeling lost will find encouragement with the lyrics:
Let this be our prayer, when we lose our way
Lead us to the place, guide us with your grace
To a place where we’ll be safe.
See more of the lyrics to “The Prayer” on www.straightlyrics.com.
3. “Lean on Me” by Kirk Franklin
This song, featuring the music artists Kirk Franklin, Crystal Lewis, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, and Bono, makes reference to a fatherless child and a homeless man and provides comfort with the lyrics:
[Bono] Let me take you to a friend of mine
[R. Kelly] He’s waiting just to ease your troubled mind
[Kirk] Yeah, yeah, He loves you more than you’ll ever know.
More of these lyrics can also be found on the website www.straightlyrics.com.
4. “Encourage Yourself” by Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers
This gospel song, recorded by Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, is sure to give a pick-me-up to the most distressed individual. Some of the lead lyrics include:
Sometimes you have to speak the word over yourself
The pressure is all around but God is present help
Oh the enemy created walls but remember giants they do fall
Speak over your self encourage your self in the lord.
The lyrics of this song are available on the website www.christian-gospelmusiclyrics.com.
5. “Turn Around” by Israel and New Breed
This song describes how negative circumstances can be turned around for the good. Some of the lyrics include:
You have turned my mourning to dancing
You’ve turned my sorrow to joy
You have turned my whole life around
Thank you Lord
More of these lyrics are also found on the website www.christiangospelmusiclyrics.com.
6. “I Know Who I Am” by Israel Houghton
This Christian song stresses the power of knowing one’s spiritual identity with the lyrics:
You put a song of praise in me
I was broken, and you healed me
I was dying, and you gave me life
Lord, You are my identity
More lyrics from this song can be found on the website www.lyriczz.com.
7. “Breathe” by Michael W. Smith
This Christian song reminds us that the Lord sustains us everyday. This message is expressed through the lyrics:
This is the air i breathe
Your holy presence
Living in me…
This is my daily bread
Your very word
Spoken to me
And i….i’m desperate for you
And i….i’m lost without you
The lyrics to this song can be found on www.lyricstime.com.
8. “More Than I Can Bear” by Kirk Franklin
This song signifies the point that we will never be given more than we can bear with the lyrics: “And He’ll never put more on me than I can bear.”
9. “Say So” by Israel
This spiritual song illustrates how we are redeemed and have purpose in the lyrics:
What does it mean to be His
To be formed in His likeness
And know that we have a purpose
10. “We Need a Word from the Lord” by Vickie Winans
This gospel song draws attention to how the Lord’s word brings understanding and wisdom. The lyrics include:
Just one word from the Lord,
Will move all the doubts
And cause the sun to shine,
And give peace of mind
More of these lyrics can be found on the website www.lyriczz.com.
These powerful Christian/gospel songs will definitely minister to and uplift you. You will realize that you are bigger than your obstacles and can accomplish anything through the spirit of the Lord. This is the perfect time to obtain the lyrics to these songs for free at the mentioned websites as well as to purchase musical interpretations of these songs by downloading them or buying cds to listen to everyday to improve your spiritual wellness.