From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalms 61:2

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do. If you are currently going through a tough situation, hold on to God and know that things will get better. It always does.

Find rest in God’s Word and be encouraged. Listen to uplifting songs too.

Below are some of the songs on my playlist that help me through hard times and help me stay reminded of God’s love. Listen to these songs as you lean on God in times when He alone completely understands how you feel.

Christian songs for tough times


I know your heart is heavy from those nights
Just remember that you’re a fighter, a fighter
You never know just what tomorrow holds
And you’re stronger than you know
Stronger than you know

Hold on, don’t let go
Hold on, don’t let go

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2. I’LL KEEP RUNNING By Todd Dulaney

It may not be easy But Lord I keep running to you Sometimes I get weary But I know that You’re pulling me through When I think that it’s ending My heart will depend on the truth, yes I’m working hard to follow You Yes, I’m working hard to follow You

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3. EVEN IF by Mercyme

They say it only takes a little faith To move a mountain Well, good thing A little faith is all I have right now But God, when You choose To leave mountains unmovable Give me the strength to be able to sing It is well with my soul I know You’re able and I know You can Save through the fire with Your mighty hand But even if You don’t My hope is You alone

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4. ANOTHER IN THE FIRE by Hillsong

All my debt left for dead beneath the waters
I’m no longer a slave to my sin anymore
And should I fall in the space between
What remains of me and this reckoning
Either way I won’t bow to the things of this world
And I know I will never be alone

There is another in the fire
Standing next to me
There is another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
What power set me free
There is a grave that holds no body
And now that power lives in me


5. VOICE OF GOD – Dante Bowe ft. Chandler Moore & Steffany Gretzinger

I can hear it in the crackle of a bonfire
And I can hear it in the middle of the ocean water
Oh, I just can’t explain
But it makes me wanna cry
And I can hear it when the rain falls on my windowsill
On a playground where children’s laughter lives
Oh, I can’t explain
But it makes me wanna cry
And I can hear it in the busy New York city streets
And I can hear it in the country Georgia fields of green
Oh, I can’t explain, no
But it makes me wanna cry


6. BE ALRIGHT by Dante Bowe ft Amanda Cook

This is dedicated to the broken. The hurt and lonely and forgotten ones. This goes out to the weary. Let’s keep dancing while the day is young. This right here is for the sleepless. Trying to make it in the fire ones. This is for the abandoned. Let’s keep dancing while the day is young. ‘Cause It’ll be alright, alright, alright


7. OCEANS (Where my feet may fail) by Hillsong

And I will call upon Your name. And keep my eyes above the waves. When oceans rise, my soul will rest in Your embrace. For I am Yours and You are mine. Your grace abounds in deepest waters. Your sovereign hand Will be my guide. Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me You’ve never failed and You won’t start now


8. FALLING ON MY KNEES BY William McDowell

Falling on my knee I bow Bow down Something Something i can’t see until I bow


9. GOD by Dunsin Oyekan

You Are The Only Definition Of Our God. No Comparison with You. It All Starts and It Ends with You



I will rise I will rise As Christ was raised to life Now in Him Now in Him I live



When You don’t move the mountains, I’m needing You to move. When You don’t part the waters, I wish I could walk through. When You don’t give the answers, As I cry out to You. I will trust, I will trust I will trust in You



Show me your face, Fill up this space. My world needs you right now, My world needs you right now. I can’t escape, Being afraid. Fill me with you right now, My world needs you right now



When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul. It is well With my soul It is well, it is well with my soul


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  1. Thanks for these! Some of my recommendations:
    – Lover of my soul by Jonathan McReynolds
    -The story I’ll tell by Maverick city Music
    -Too faithful by Moses Bliss.

    Stay safe xx

  2. Thank you for this Mo. God bless you.
    I would also recommend these:
    Made a way by Travis Greene,
    -Story I will tell,
    -Man of your word,
    -Open Door, all by Marverick City Music(they are on YouTube, except Open Door-its on Music streaming platforms) and
    -specifically for these times in Nigeria, -the Exponential Decade audio confessions by DDK (Link is in her IG bio).
    Thank you

    1. Thank you for these! I have some already. I’ll get the others.
      I love the confession from DDK too. Thanks for stopping by

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