20 Inspirational Christian Songs When You Need Lifted Up

Inside: 20 of the best inspirational Christian songs to lift you up when you’re hurting. Playlist included. Sometimes songs can speak the words that you can’t.

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20 Inspirational Christian Songs

Sometimes you just need that perfect song to speak the words that you cannot.

Whether you sing along or just let the words sit on your heart, you’ll find hope in these 20 songs. At the end of the post, there’s a playlist of all 20 inspirational Christian songs you can return to repeatedly and listen to them on loop.

The perfect companion is inspirational affirmations straight from God’s word. Listening to worship songs and repeating His promises keep your mind focused on God’s good graces.

Thy Will by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

“Thy Will” is anyone’s to sing about submitting to God’s will. The story behind it is the singer from Lady Antebellum and her miscarriage.

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I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord
Your plans are for me

Sweetly Broken by Jeremy Riddle

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Ooh, and at the cross, You beckon me
You draw me gently to my knees
And I am lost for words, so lost in love
I’m sweetly broken, wholly surrendered


I Will Trust In You by Lauren Daigle

Lauren lost her grandfather during the writing of this song. She connects Jeremiah 29:11-13 to the message of this song.

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Truth is, You know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead You have not seen

Sparrows by Jason Gray

The message of this song is God understands how we are inclined to fear and that it is the enemy’s main weapon against us.  Just as God takes care of the birds (sparrows), he will take care of us.

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You can’t add a single day by worrying
You’ll worry your life away
Oh don’t worry your life away
You can’t change a single thing by freaking out

Diamonds by Hawk Nelson

This song compares how we are like diamonds. Diamonds are refined by fire. God also uses pressure and trials to refine us. He is making us into diamonds.

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He’s making diamonds, diamonds
Making diamonds out of dust
He is refining and in His timing
He’s making diamonds out of us

King of the World by Natalie Grant

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When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world?
I try to take life back right out of the hands of the king of the world
How could I make you so small
When you’re the one who holds it all
When did I forget that you’ve always been the king of the world

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Touch the Sky by Hillsong United

“Upward Falling” and seeing God when falling on your knees. It’s the complete opposite of today’s worldview of climbing to the top.

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My heart beating, my soul breathing
I found my life when I laid it down
Upward falling, spirit soaring

Chain Breaker by Zach Williams

Who among us doesn’t have chains that need breaking?

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If you’ve got pain
He’s a pain taker
If you feel lost
He’s a way maker
If you need freedom or saving
He’s a prison-shaking Savior
If you’ve got chains
He’s a chain breaker

Related: 30 Best Praise & Worship Songs to Prepare Your Heart

Different by Micah Tyler

At the beginning of the video, the artist explains the meaning of the song as he changed it when he had a series of events happen in his life.

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I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
‘Til all of me is gone

Whom Shall I Fear by Chris Tomlin

When it feels like the world is against you, this song is so comforting to remember you have an army of angels on your side.

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The God of angel armies
Is always by my side

O Come to the Altar by Elevation Worship

This song beckons those hurting and broken to come to Jesus whose arms are open wide.

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Are you hurting and broken within?
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin?
Jesus is calling

10,000 Reasons by Matt Redman

Love this one! I can feel my soul singing it!

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Bless the Lord oh my soul
Oh my soul
Worship His Holy name
Sing like never before
Oh my soul

Bulletproof by Citizen Way

This is an upbeat song about the armor of God from Ephesians 6.

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Felt so much pressure yes I thought I would crack
But now there’s no looking back

Even If by MercyMe

This song is a reminder that God is worthy of praise even in those situations that you have prayed for a different ending.

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They say sometimes you win some
Sometimes you lose some
And right now, right now I’m losing bad

Related: Bible Verses When You Feel Unlovable

Strangely Dim by Francesca Battistelli

This song is about focusing on Jesus and shutting out the rest of the world. Perhaps even taking a fast from social media.

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But when I fix my eyes on all that You are
Then every doubt I feel
Deep in my heart
Grows strangely dim

Need You Now by Plumb

The meaning of this song stems from the writer’s experiences with anxiety attacks. The Bible verse from Isaiah 41:10 impacted the song.

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Cause oh, I get so tired of holding on
I can’t let go, I can’t move on
I want to believe there’s meaning here

Redeemed by Big Daddy Weave

Redeemed came from a place of the singer never feeling like he was good enough. For him it was weight, for you it may be something else, but it is always something for everyone.

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I am redeemed, You set me free
So I’ll shake off theses heavy chains

Good Good Father by Chris Tomlin

Knowing you always have a good father taking care of you that’s a better parent that you could ever imagine is the comforting message of this song.

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You’re a good good father
It’s who you are, it’s who you are, it’s who you are
And I’m loved by you
It’s who I am, it’s who I am, it’s who I am

O’ Lord by Lauren Daigle

God will never leave your side! Yes, we need to be reminded. Make sure to listen to this one today!

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Oh, O’Lord O’Lord I know You hear my cry
Your love is lifting me above all the lies
No matter what I face this I know in time
You’ll take all that is wrong and make it right

Oceans by Hillsong United

God calls us out into the water to test our faith. He is waiting for us there.

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So 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

Playlist of All 20 Inspirational Christian Songs

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20 Inspirational Christian Songs When You Need Lifted Up


  1. Some of my absolute favorite songs here! I would add Confidence by Sanctus Real, Fear is a Liar by Zach Williams, More Than Anything by Natalie Grant, Give Me Your Eyes by Brandon Heath, Eye of the Storm by Ryan Stevenson, Fix My Eyes by King and Country and something by Casting Crowns. Enjoyed your playlist 🙂

    1. Great additions Kimberly! I love Fear is a Liar and Eye of Storm especially as well!

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