Have you ever been having a weird day and decided to turn on some music, and after a song or two your mood totally changes. Well, that’s the power of praise and worship for me.
Sometimes it takes some convincing from myself to actually turn the music on, but when I do my spirit is immediately lifted. In Isaiah 61:3 it describes God giving us the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. We are constantly fighting this daily battle, to think positive, speak positive, do positive and be positive. This verse confirms that God knows us and loves us so much that he gives us an outlet to release all of that negative energy.
Praise not only makes us feel good but it makes God feel good as well. Psalm 147:1 The creator of all things loves when His creations worship Him and spend quality time with Him. Psalm 50:23 Praise and worship is a great way to commune with God and thank Him for who He is and what He has and will do in your life.
So I challenge you today, if you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or anything that’s keeping you down; turn on some music and begin to worship God. If you’re unsure where to start, I’ll list a few of my favorite praise and worship songs below. Let me know in the comments below how your day has changed.
- Holy Spirit – Francesca Battistelli
- Here As in Heaven – Elevation Worship
- Do It Again – Elevation Worship
- The Anthem – Todd Dulaney
- Fill Me Up – Tasha Cobb
- Heart Live Heaven – Hillsong United
- Oceans – Hillsong United
- Indescribable – Chris Tomlin
- Overcome – Tye Tribett
- Bless the Lord (Son of Man) – Tye Tribett