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32 Christian Songs for Overcoming Obstacles, Hard Times, Adversity, and Not Giving Up

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Find strength in music

Find strength in music

Seeking God Through Music

We all go through difficult times and sometimes words and actions are not enough to help get us through those times. There are times in life when we are brought to our knees and all we can do is pray. While prayer is not something that should only be done during hard times, it is something that becomes salient during those times. In those difficult times, prayer is powerful, but so is the music that pulls our souls toward God.

Most of these songs fall under the Christian genre but they are also good for a belief in God that does not necessarily have to be specific to the Christian faith. Below are motivational, inspirational, powerful, humbling, and spiritual songs to help you through hard times and adversity, to help you overcome obstacles, and to help you keep going when you want to give up.

Hopefully, these songs remind us that “If God brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it” and that there’s nothing that we are entrusted with that we are not able to handle. You can do it and, with God, all things are possible.

32 Christian Songs for Overcoming Adversity


1. "Counting Every Blessing"

Rend Collective

2. "Lift My Life Up"


3. "Shoulders"

For King and Country

4. "Trust in You"

Lauren Daigle

5. "The Comeback"

Danny Gokey

6. "Today is Beautiful"

David Dunn

7. "Keep Walkin' "

Toby Mac

8. "Rise"

Danny Gokey

9. "Call It Grace"


10. "Love Broke Thru"

Toby Mac

11. "It's Not Over Yet"

For King and Country

12. "Give Me Your Eyes"

Brandon Heath

13. "Miracle"


14. "You Raise Me Up"

Josh Groban

15. "Fix My Eyes"

For King and Country

16. "Loyal"

Lauren Daigle

17. "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"

BYU Noteworthy

18. "How Great Thou Art"

Lauren Daigle

19. "Write Your Story"

Francesca Battisteli

20. "Move"


21. "Mended"

Matthew West

22. "Faith"

Jordan Feliz

23. "Strong Enough"

Matthew West

24. "Sparrows"

Jason Gray

25. "Help Me Find It"

Sidewalk Prophets

26. "Eye of the Storm"

Ryan Stevenson feat. Gabe Real

27. "Keep Fighting the Good Fight"


28. "I Just Need You"

Toby Mac

29. "You're Going to Be OK"

Brian & Jenn Johnson

30. "You Say"

Lauren Daigle

31. "Warrior"

Hannah Kerr

32. "Help Is on The Way (Maybe Midnight)"

Tobey Mac

1. "Counting Every Blessing"—Rend Collective

2. "Lift My Life Up"—Unspoken

3. "Shoulders"—For King and Country

4. "Trust in You"—Lauren Daigle

5. "The Comeback"—Danny Gokey

6. "Today Is Beautiful"—David Dunn

7. "Keep Walkin' "—Toby Mac

8. "Rise"—Danny Gokey

9. "Call It Grace"—Unspoken

10. "Love Broke Thru"—Toby Mac

11. "It's Not Over Yet"—For King and Country

12. "Give Me Your Eyes"—Brandon Heath

13. "Miracle"—Unspoken

14. "You Raise Me Up"—Josh Groban

15. "Fix My Eyes"—For King and Country

16. "Loyal"—Lauren Daigle

17. "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)"—BYU Noteworthy

18. "How Great Thou Art"—Lauren Daigle

19. "Write Your Story"—Francesca Battisteli

20. "Move"—Mercyme

21. "Mended"—Matthew West

22. "Faith"—Jordan Feliz

23. "Strong Enough"—Matthew West

24. "Sparrows"—Jason Gray

25. "Help Me Find It"—Sidewalk Prophets

26. "Eye of the Storm"—Ryan Stevenson feat.Gabe Real

27. "Keep Fighting the Good Fight"—Unspoken

28. "I Just Need You"—Toby Mac

29. "You're Going to Be OK"—Brian & Jenn Johnson

30. "You Say"—Lauren Daigle

31. "Warrior"—Hannah Kerr

32. "Help Is on The Way (Maybe Midnight)"—Tobey Mac

More Christian Songs to Help You Through

Looking for more musical motivation to help get you through? There are so many more songs that can help you overcome your obstacles.

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