What are some healing worship songs for tough times?
- Healer – Kari Jobe
- O Come To The Altar – Elevation Worship
- The Name of Jesus – Chris Tomlin
As we journey through life, we will stumble into hurt. Sometimes, the challenges and pains can be too much to bear. This is why today, many people are in need of healing. Some are praying for physical healing because of diseases, while others are desperately praying for emotional healing as they try to combat hurt from strained relationships. The good news is, there are plenty of healing worship songs that speak the truth and that is we can find true healing in God.
Do you need emotional, spiritual, or physical healing in your life and want to cry out to God? God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Jesus Christ — who healed the blind, deaf, lame, and those who were hurt in the past — is the same healing God today.
Below are 3 healing worship songs to add to your playlist and to speak hope into your situation. May you receive comfort and strength from God as you ask for healing for yourself or your loved ones.
Healer – Kari Jobe
Healer is the second track from contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter Kari Jobe’s self-titled album. Many of Kari Jobe’s songs speak to followers of Christ during difficult times and the song Healer is the same.
There is no denying that there are plenty of situations in life that can lead to brokenness. It can be a sickness, a death of a loved one, a broken relationship, trauma, sin, or despair. The list of things that can cause brokenness is long. But, the list for true healing is short. We just need Jesus. This is the message of the song Healer.
The lyrics of Healer proclaim that when we trust God, He will heal us from anything. The song also emphasizes that God walks with us through every moment and nothing is impossible with Him by our side. The following lyrics encapsulate this truth perfectly:
You hold my every moment.
You calm my raging sea.
You walk with me through fire and heal all my disease.
I trust in You, I trust in You.
The truth is you are never alone because God is always there to help lift you up in both small and big ways. When you trust God, He will immediately work to heal your hurts. According to Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
O Come To The Altar – Elevation Worship
Elevation Worship, a contemporary worship music band from Elevation Church, released O Come to the Altar as part of their album titled “Here as in Heaven”. As a popular Christian worship song worldwide, O Come To The Altar talks about hope and healing for the hurting. The verses talk about pains, shortcomings, and sins, while the chorus talks about where we can find healing from these burdens: the altar.
O Come To The Altar starts with lyrics like:
Are you hurting and broken within?
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?
Jesus is calling.
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well?
Jesus is calling.
In the Old Testament, the altar was a place where God’s followers offered sacrifices to atone for their sins. In the New Testament, God provides a new covenant wherein the altar is a cross. On that cross, Jesus died for everyone’s sins.
O Come To The Altar’s message is that we can come to God’s altar for forgiveness and healing because Christ died for our sins. Jesus has His arms open wide. You can come to Him for healing through tough times. God speaks through Matthew 11:28, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest”.
The Name of Jesus – Chris Tomlin
The Name of Jesus is a track in contemporary Christian music singer, songwriter, and worship leader Chris Tomlin’s album titled “And If Our God Is for Us…”.
The chorus of The Name of Jesus goes:
In the name of Jesus
There is life and healing
Chains are broken in Your name
Every knee will bow down and our hearts will cry out
The Name of Jesus reinforces that it is through Christ that we can find healing. It’s easy to look for healing in the world. But healing brokenness — whether it is a wound inflicted by others, physical pain, or a wound that comes from being born into sin — is beyond our power. You can try to fill those cracks with temporary fixes. However, you will soon realize that only God can offer true healing. In His name, we can find true freedom, salvation, and healing.
It is the name of Jesus that we call for refuge. It is in His name that we live a fully transformed life.
In this article, we’ve listed some of the best healing worship songs you can listen to. May these songs help you embrace healing, even through the tough times. Keep in mind that healing can be a process. Every day is a new day so give yourself time. Better days lie ahead as long as you call on the name of Jesus. There are plenty of Bible verses that are proof of that.
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