- February 10, 2017
It’s a sad truth of life that the start of a new week often brings with it new challenges and a return to busy schedules. No matter what kind of job you have or how much you love what you do, Mondays can present problems you were hoping would disappear over the weekend. Christians are called to be witnesses throughout their everyday lives and to be grateful for every moment that they have on this earth. That means Mondays are just as important as the other six days of the week. How can we overcome the stress of a new week? The obvious answers are prayer, quiet times, and things of a similar nature. Have you ever thought about how Christian song lyrics can affect your day?
We often don’t think about the lyrics that we listen to in our favorite music, but Christian music is full of songs that contain Biblical truth. How can we look at Christian song lyrics and see encouraging words to help us make it through a rough Monday? Let’s take a look at a few lyrics that are full of positive Christian inspiration.
Chain Breaker - Zach Williams
We've all searched for the light of day in the dead of night
We've all found ourselves worn out from the same old fight
We've all run to things we know just ain't right
And there's a better life
There's a better life
There’s a good chance that you’ve heard this chart-topping hit from Zach Williams. As one of the biggest songs from 2016, “Chain Breaker” reminds us that there is no situation so far gone that God can’t bring you back. It doesn’t matter if you’re struggling with addiction, working a job you hate, or having trouble in your marriage. These Christian song lyrics tell us that “there’s a better life” when we turn to the One who can break our chains.
Giants Fall - Francesca Battistelli
Don't you be afraid of giants in your way
With God you know that anything's possible
So step into the fight
He's right there by your side
The stones inside your hand might be small
But watch the giants fall
Drawing from the story of David and Goliath, this Francesca Battistelli song depicts our daily struggles as a fight. While it is God who wins the battles, we are often called to do our part to claim the victory. David, as a young boy, picked up a sling and some stones and took down a giant that had the entire army of Israelites cowering in fear. What giants do you see on the horizon? Are they challenging you to turn back on your beliefs? Do they have you living in fear? Turn to God and don’t be afraid to pick up a few stones as you prepare for battle.
Rise - Danny Gokey
You know it's time to get up
But your heart's paralyzed, you're so stuck
You're past the point of trying again
You're defeated, you're defeated
But something inside you can't deny
You hear the call of your creator
I made you for more, unlocked the door
I wanna restore your glory
We’ve all had those trials in life that seem to suck the joy out of any day. Sometimes it’s something as simple as the first day back from vacation. Other trials are more serious, like fighting cancer or your child being deployed to a dangerous country. “Rise” is a song about not letting the trouble of life get you down. God has given each of us a calling to fulfill. so we can’t lay helpless on the floor as the years pass us by.
Cry Out to Jesus - Third Day
There is hope for the helpless
Rest for the weary
Love for the broken heart
There is grace and forgiveness
Mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are
Cry out to Jesus, Cry out to Jesus
There are some days when we feel utterly helpless, like our problems will soon bury us. Pain and frustration can confuse us to the point of thinking that we are all alone in the world. It’s important to have people in your life with whom you can confide, but even if you don’t, there is One who is always listening. It’s amazing that we have the ear of the God who made the universe. Christians have such an intimacy with God that He even knows what we are feeling before we’ve shared it. These Christian song lyrics remind us that, when all else fails, we can cry out to Jesus in our desperation.
You Are More - Tenth Avenue North
You are more than the choices that you've made
You are more than the sum of your past mistakes
You are more than the problems you create
You've been remade
Many problems in life are the result of other people’s decisions or circumstances that are forced on you. However, we are all human, which means we make plenty of mistakes on our own. Some of us made decisions as teenagers that we are still paying for today. Maybe you spend your Monday commute thinking about all the ways you failed over the weekend. “You Are More” is an uplifting song that tells us we don’t have to fall back into our old pattern of sin and mistakes. God called us to a new life, so it’s time to start making changes.
Broken Hallelujah - The Afters
I've seen joy and I've seen pain
On my knees, I call Your name
Here's my broken hallelujah
With nothing left to hold onto
I raise these empty hands to You
Here's my broken hallelujah
Life is a series of happy moments and times of heartache. When each transition comes, how are we responding? Do we thank God for the days when life is easy? Do we still praise God when things don’t go our way? Like Job, we have to recognize that God is in control. He doesn’t cease being God just because we can’t understand His plan. When life is tough, remember these Christian song lyrics.
Day One - Matthew West (Christian Song Lyrics)
It's day one of the rest of my life
It's day one of the best of my life
I'm marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come
The future has begun
Part of the reason why we don’t like Mondays is because it means the weekend is over and we have to go back to work. For you, that might mean having to face a job that you hate or a co-worker who is constantly looking to undermine you. Mondays aren’t just the start of a work week, though. They are a new day altogether. Instead of dreading a new day, why not take it as an opportunity to start a new life?
Greater Is He - Blanca
I face an ocean
The waves are raging
Help me to look up
You'll do what I can't
And I'll walk on dry land
I'll step out on the sea
‘Cause I know who is with me
There are struggles that we have to face every day of the week. They can be personal, work-related, something at church, etc. Maybe you are facing an impossible situation at home. Perhaps God is challenging you to step out of your comfort zone by starting a Bible study or going on a mission trip. Whatever your “Monday” looks like, know that God is standing beside you and that He is greater than your problems.
Christian song lyrics like these can be found among hundreds of tracks from your favorite Christian artists. When it comes to facing a tough day, turn to God by reading His Word and seeking Him in prayer. We must embrace the Truth if we want to overcome the obstacles that are weighing us down.
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