10 Inspirational Songs About Letting Go and Moving Forward

Updated on October 18, 2016

Letting go of anger, resentment, fear, disappointments, hurts and things in our past, certain people, a relationship, sorrow, or loss can be somewhat difficult and painful, but necessary in order to move forward to a fulfilling and abundant life. We need to do so so that we can see and experience better things for our present and future. These songs will inspire you to move in that direction and believe in new beginnings and fresh starts.

Country group Rascal Flatts recorded this inspiring song below, "I'm Movin' On" in their self-titled debut album. The song was written by Phillip White and D. Vincent Williams.

Contemporary music artist, Steven Curtis Chapman wrote and sang this song, "Miracle of the Moment." It is on his album, This Moment. Here are some of the lyrics.

It's time for letting go
All of our if only's
'Cause we don't have a time machine, And even if we did
Would we really want to use it
Would we really want to go change everything' Cause we are who and where
And what we are for now
And this is the only moment
We can do anything about

So breathe it in and breathe it out
And listen to your heartbeat
There's a wonder in the here and now
It's right there in front of you
I don't want you to miss the miracle of the moment

Gospel Singer Damita Haddon sings a powerful moving song, "No Looking Back." This is from her album No Looking Back. Here are some of the lyrics

mmm oh
I am leaving this place now,
letting go of all my fears, saying good-bye to the memory I hold dear

I can finally breath again,
its a new day fair well past, as I close this chapter I set free at last

I made up my mind-there's no turning back-the past is
behind me-there's no looking back-I'm looking forward
not behind- I've made a decision- I give you my life

-Every step I take is new,
I found courage to go on, though its rough sometime
I still have to be strong

-I may have to walk alone,
but the One who live inside, me is always there to comfort and to guide

The song "Walking Away" is from the contemporary group Unspoken. This is from their album The World is Waking.

The song "Start Over Again" was sung from Christian pop group, Addison Road, who are from Texas.

Gospel artist Ayeisha Woods sings with enthusiasm and purpose in her song, "New Beginnings." It is taken from her album Love Like This.

Contemporary gospel artist Mandisa, sings "Press On" to help in the moving forward process in spite of what is taking place presently. This is taken from her album Overcomer.

Country singer and songwriter Tim McGraw sang this wonderful song, "Let it Go." It is from his album Let it Go.

Contemporary singer Dara Maclean sings this wonderful song "Suitcases" to help you move forward. It is from her album, You Got My Attention.

This song "Welcome to Daylight" is sung by the contemporary group Luminate. It is from the album, Welcome to Daylight, that also has other great songs in it.

Quotes About Letting Go and Moving Forward

"There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life." —Unknown Author

"Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves, and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress." —Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go

"Let go of the things that can no longer be fixed. If you try to force them back together, things will only worse. Holding on is being brave, but moving on is what makes us stronger." —Unknown

"There comes a time when you have to stop remembering your mistakes and move on. No regrets in life, just lessons." —Unknown

"Letting go doesn’t mean giving up. But rather, it means accepting that there are things that cannot be." —Unknown

"Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head." —Ann Landers

"You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won't happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.'" —Joel Osteen

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” —Mary Morrissey

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        Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        A beautiful list of songs I enjoy listening to Tim McGraw Letting Go

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        Janellegems 4 years ago from United States

        Thank you so much swilliams. Thanks for voting me up. I appreciate it.

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        swilliams 4 years ago

        Very beautiful song choices!This is the very first time I've heard of the song 'No Looking Back' I love it! Great job! Voted up!