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12 Inspirational Uplifting Songs for Tough Times in Your Life

Updated on April 11, 2020

Life can throw many things at us. Everyone at some point goes through hard and tough times in their lives. Whether it is a job loss, heartbreak, loss of friendship, hard economic times, problems in marriage or any other family relationship, illness, the loss of a loved one, discouragement or whatever it may be; music has a way of lifting up your heart and spirits to keep us going and bring comfort, hope, encouragement in our dark nights and help us to keep going forward.

These songs will encourage you and help you during your tough times and keep you getting up and moving forward in spite of the hard times you are facing.

1. Contemporary Group Mercy Me, in their upbeat song 'Move.' This is from their album, The Generous Mr. Lovewell.

2. This song, If You're Going through Hell is sung by Country Singer Rodney Atkins.

3. Contemporary Group Point of Grace offers hope and strength in their song 'Better Days.' This is from their album Steady On.

4. Country Music Singer, Rascal Flatts presents an uplifting message in his song, "Stand."

5. This very wonderful song, 'Hold On' is from the group 33 Miles. This song can be bought in Cd form or MP3 download at

6. 'Even if' song from the Group Zoegirl, has a strong message of staying strong no matter comes our way.

7. Natalie Grant's song 'Hurricane' shows how our problems is compared to a hurricane. This is from her album

8. Pop Group Luminate has a great encouraging song, Never Give up on their album

9. Pastor, Worship leader, singer Lindell Cooley sings the moving song, You are in control to help to hold your head up high. This is taken from his album The Brownsville Revival Songs and stories.

10. Plumb is the name of recording artist Tiffany Arbuckle Lee. The song, 'Drifting' is on her album 'Need you Now and the son, 'Hang on' is on her album Beautiful History.

11. Mandisa, former American Idol contestant and now gospel music star, shares encouraging news in her song 'Overcomer' on her album titled Overcomer.

12. Here is an uplifting song from Country Music Singer Lee Ann Womack, I hope you dance, one of my favorites.


If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul. ~Rabbi Harold Kushner

Your most important issue each day is not what’s happening around you; it’s what happening within you. ~Amy E. Dean

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude towards what happens to you and in that, you will be mastering change rather allowing it to master you ~Brian Tracy

Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.Michael Jordan

Life is at its best when everything has fallen out of place, and you decide that you're going to fight to get them right, not when everything is going your way and everyone is praising you.”
~Thisuri Wanniarachchi

It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed. ~Doe Zantamata

Which song do you like the most?

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      4 years ago

      Wonderful songs. Thanks for sharing this.

      I also find relaxing music very uplifting. I came across a youtube channel, and found this music great, too. Here´s a link, if you´re interested:

    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Africa

      Thanks Israel. I am glad you enjoyed them.

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      5 years ago

      These are some awesome songs for hard times. Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      Great lists of songs for anyone going through hard times. Thanks for this uplifting message.

    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Africa

      Thank you so much for your comment. I do hope it inspires those you desperately need some encouragement. Thanks for stopping by. God bless.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from the beautiful south

      Really good, you have put some thought and work into this. God bless you for it and I hope ones who need it find it.

    • Janellegems profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Africa

      You are very welcome. I am glad it helped you.

    • torrilynn profile image


      6 years ago

      thank you for sharing this with me. any positivity right now is greatly appreciated.


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