What are some Christian songs about not giving up?
- Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong UNITED
- Waymaker – Leeland
- Still – Hillsong UNITED
In the midst of anxiety, grief, and uncertainty, the prospect of giving up feels inevitable. During a time when a pandemic has stricken societies, it has become even more common for people to feel overwhelmed and depressed with problems piling over problems. Nowadays, many people find themselves asking, “What do I do when I can’t go on?”. We’re here to tell you that listening to Christian songs about not giving up is one of the best ways to remain steadfast when you are at your lowest.
Music has always had an innate characteristic of making people feel comforted. Christian music, however, is more powerful as it moves and inspires through God’s Word. Beyond celebrating faith, listening to worship songs can be motivational because every lyric is engraved with messages about faith and trusting God. They reinforce one simple truth and that is that He will always have “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
There will be days when you will feel down and give up. The circumstances can feel overwhelming. At times, you will wrestle with the greatest hardships despite prayers. Even for the most dedicated Christians, the task of living a God-centered life can be challenging. Indeed, life is full of struggles. On days like these, there is more reason to lean on Him. Trust Him because His promise remains.
Below are some of the best Christian songs about not giving up. Adding each one to your playlist can give you more strength when you grow weary, discouraged, and overwhelmed with life. Read on!
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – Hillsong UNITED
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) is one of the popular worship songs by the Australian worship group Hillsong UNITED. As the final single from the album “Zion”, it was released on August 13.
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) is inspired by the story of Peter when he was called to walk on water by Jesus. As portrayed in Matthew 14:22-33, Jesus asked the disciple to come to Him. The disciple did so. Peter was able to cross the water and walk towards Jesus as he kept his eyes on Him. But the moment he took his eyes off of Jesus and started growing afraid when he saw the wind, he began to sink. When Peter cried to the Lord to save him, the Lord said “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”
According to the song, everyone will walk in places where feet may fail, but during these times, having faith in God is what you should do. The song Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) serves as a reminder that people should trust God instead of giving up because of the troubles that life throws. It is when you take your eyes off Jesus that you will begin to sink into your problems. When you keep your eyes focused on Him, He will lead you through any storm.
Waymaker – Leeland
Waymaker is a contemporary Christian song written by singer Sinach as a single back in December 2015. The worship song has then been covered by several artists, including Texas-based Christian rock band Leeland.
Sometimes the best Christian songs simply tell listeners exactly who the Lord is. In truth, humans tend to forget who God is when they are faced with life’s colossal battles. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and succumb to fear. The saddening thing is, many give up when experiencing challenges. However, we should always hold on to God and remember who He is in our life.
The song Waymaker reminds us who the Lord is with chorus lyrics describing Him as “Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the darkness”. The bridge brings an even more powerful reminder that even when we don’t see it, He is working. All things unfold as part of His plan.
Are you feeling hopeless and you have no idea how you will recover? “I feel alone”. “I feel like no one cares about me”. “I’m tired”. “I feel like I have no purpose in life”. Do any of these phrases resonate with you? The song Waymaker tells you His name is above depression, loneliness, disease, cancer, and every other problem you might have. The way to triumph is to realize that Christ is in total and utmost authority over all the problems you are facing.
Still – Hillsong UNITED
Still is another Christian song by Hillsong UNITED. This track was released in 2003 as part of the album “Hope”.
In truth, everyone will experience trials and tribulations throughout their life. A lot of people ask, “Why does God let me go through this pain?”. Through these obstacles, you too may give up and your faith may waver. However, we must instill in our minds that God is in control of these trials.
The song Still reminds us that He is God. Despite our fears when problems arise, we must realize that our souls will find rest in Christ alone. Psalm 46:10 reminds us “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”. He is our refuge and strength. Always remember that pain is not without purpose. Just as He knowingly suffered on the cross to save us from sin, you can rest assured He also has for you.
Maybe after all your problems, you will feel like giving up. We would like to tell you that it is during this time that you must anchor your trust in God. Listening to these Christian songs about not giving up just might provide you more strength to push through.
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