An Awesome Christian Playlist for Every Mood
We have all experienced that feeling of wanting to match our mood with the perfect song and coming up short. That’s usually why it’s so much easier to switch to a secular radio station or to ignore the lyrics of the latest popular song being played. We’re all guilty of it, but it doesn’t have to be that way—especially when music is one of the most influential aspects of our lives.
So, why not embrace the positive influence of encouraging Christian songs? There are so many amazing and inspiring artists out there to explore. Below are a few great ones to start with… download them and create your very own personalized Christian playlist!
Tired: “Good Morning” By Mandisa
This song featuring Toby Mac reminds us that every day is a new chance to glorify God, a message shared in Lamentations 3:23-23: “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Favorite lyric: “Wave away my yesterday ‘cause I’m leaving it behind me. Hello sunshine, come what may. I feel something new inside me.”
Anxious or Worried: “Strangely Dim” by Francesca Battistelli or “You Know Better” by MercyMe
These two songs are super encouraging when you need a lift. Battistelli and MercyMe both touch upon the message delivered in Philippians 4:6: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Both songs remind us that no matter how many plans we may have, it’s God’s plan for our life that matters above all and so there’s no need to be troubled.
Blessed: “Who Am I?” by Casting Crowns
When we’re feeling washed over with blessings and thankfulness, this is a soft and reflective song to remind us that although our small existence pales in comparison to the power of our creator, we are still loved beyond measure. It makes you wonder, “How could God love me this much?”
Favorite lyric: “Who am I, that the Lord of all the earth; Would care to know my name; Would care to feel my hurt?…Who am I, that the eyes that see my sin; Would look on me with love and watch me rise again?; Who am I, that the voice that calmed the sea; Would call out through the rain; And calm the storm in me?”
Convicted or Contemplative: “Wire” by Third Day
If you’re feeling convicted or find yourself deep in thought, give this song a try. Third Day challenges us to ask ourselves: “Am I trying to live for both the world and God?”
Favorite lyric: I am walking on a wire; I tiptoe in through the fire; Never looking down to see that
I am walking on a wire; The pressure’s getting higher, but I don’t look around; It’s so far to the ground.”
Happy: “Beautiful Day” by Jamie Grace
This song is one that you’ll want to blast when driving down the highway. It’s definitely a feel good song that will make you want to give praise to the Lord.
Favorite lyric: “And there’s something ’bout the way Your love shines on my face; I just could never get enough of You; This feeling can’t be wrong, I’m about get my worship on; Take me away; It’s a beautiful day.”
There are so many more songs to be added to this playlist. What are some of your favorite Christian musicians? Let us know in the comments section!
Written by Allison Boccamazzo.
Allison Boccamazzo is a Christian who has been published in newspapers, magazines, blogs, literary journals and currently serves as Managing Editor at a Connecticut-based content marketing firm. Additionally, she has written several novels of which she is working towards getting published. Boccamazzo graduated cum laude from Assumption College in 2012 and holds a Bachelors degree in writing and mass communications. Allison joined the JCLU Forever Staff in January of 2014.