7 Quick Takes: Songs That Are Pulling Me Through Right Now

7 Quick Takes

I want to thank everyone who has emailed me, sent me Facebook messages, or who have reached out to me in other ways to let me know that they are praying for my sitch. It means more to me than you know.

I have no plans to share details of what is happening in my personal life online except to say that I am in a really hard place mentally and emotionally right now and I need some serious prayer.

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“If I Stand” by Rich Mullins. This is probably my favorite song in the world and I found it during a really dark time in my life. I love the idea of falling on God’s grace when I just can’t stand on my own.

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“Hold Me Jesus” by Rich Mullins. I post the lyrics to this one on occasion when I am in a really tough place. Right now, I am really having to be held by God because I am lacking the strength to do anything on my own these days in terms of prayer.

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“Worn” by Tenth Avenue North. It perfectly describes me right now and speaks to me as someone who suffers from depression and anxiety.

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“No Longer Slaves” by Bethel Music. I need the reminder frequently that I am a child of God, as the chorus states. Last night when I was fighting insomnia, I had this on repeat.

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“Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace” by Samuel Sebastian Wesley. We sang this as an anthem during Lent 2003 at Jon’s internship congregation. It has remained one of my favorites since then.

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“Who Am I” by Casting Crowns. This is another song that describes the place that I am in right now. It has been a favorite song of mine for probably 12 years now and I think it perfectly describes the Christian faith.

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“Lord, I Need You” by Matt Maher. My attempts at prayer right now are usually me crying out to God about how much I need His peace in my life. I especially love this version recorded at WYD 2013 in Rio because Matt is singing it on his knees in front of the Eucharist. Seriously a powerful image.

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5 thoughts on “7 Quick Takes: Songs That Are Pulling Me Through Right Now

  1. Sorry that things are so hard and still praying for you and amazed at your courage and strength. May God’s love continue to enfold and guide you through the desert and the storms.

  2. Happened into a French mass today (roadschool mother-daughter trip to Montreal) and you came powerfully to mind and heart at the consecration. The chapel was dedicated to OL of Lourdes so all about healing….

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