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Inspirational Songs for Stressful Times in our Lives

Updated on July 2, 2016

At some point in our lives, we experience stress whether it be with our careers, marriage, other relationships, children, finances or various circumstances.

I have experienced stress being stuck in heavy traffic when I have to be somewhere at a certain time, deadlines at my job, not enough time to complete my errands or house chores, money problems, increased unexpected fees on my bills and at the banks, when tough times and days seem hopeless and there is no change, when critical relatives from out of state decide to come and stay a week at your house unexpectedly, and a lot more different ways as well. I am sure you have experienced some of this and other situations as well.

I have learned many unique ways to manage stress, from prayer, changing my outlook, being more organized, learning to be calm, drinking soothing teas, magnesium supplement, watching a movie, exercising, and listening to music.

We should not let stress affect our health, our attitudes and life. Music is a wonderful way to calm us in those times. Here are some songs that will help you de-stress and provide some strength, hope and peace.

Stand is a song from Country Music Singer, Rascal Flatts, from his album Me and My gang.

Southern Gospel, Jason Crabb, sings this wonderful encouraging song, 'Morning' to help us in times of stressful situations.

In this her warm breathtaking song, I can Feel You describes the emotions we feel in those during times of stress. It is sung by Bethel Music Team and Jenn Johnson from Redding, California.

The wind and waves surround me
And I'm tossed, Feel like I'm drowning
I am tired, I am weak
I need you here with me
'Cause I can feel the rising tide
But I don't have the strength to fight
I feel clouded and confused
I need you here with me

Contemporary Pop Singer, Britt Nicole, in her encouraging song, Breakthrough to help through times of fear and being overwhelmed.

Contemporary Singer Chris August, in his song The Center of it all from his album, The Upside of Down

Contemporary singer and songwriter 'Kari Jobe', sings I am not alone and shows us we do not have to face these stressful seasons in our lives alone.

When I walk through deep waters
I know that You will be with me
When I'm standing in the fire
I will not be overcome
Through the valley of the shadow
I will not fear

Former American Idol Contestant, Mandisa expresses in her song, 'These Days' how to deal with those stressful days.

Contemporary Singer, Shannon Wexelberg in her amazing song, Jehovah Shalom. You can actually feel peace when you listen to it.

Quotes to De-stress

It's time we learned the truth about stress. It's time we identified the thoughts that actually create our stress and learned to dismantle them one by one. ~Andrew Bernstein

If the pressure is getting to you, whistle. In a barely audible way. It's the best way I know of to let go of tension. Music gets your mind off the situation, and the act of whistling melts the tension out of your body. ~Fuzzy Zoeller

Many of us feel stress and get overwhelmed not because we're taking on too much, but because we're taking on too little of what really strengthens us. ~Marcus Buckingham

Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things. ~ Joyce Meyer

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. ~Hans Selye

When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. ~Peter Marshall

Keep going on hikes, keep having your friends in your life, keep that downtime sacred as well because as hard as you work in any job, it's really nice to have the relaxing de-stressors. Stress is the worst thing. That's the ultimate demise of any good thing. ~Dianna Agron

Letting go helps us to 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


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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much teaches12345 for your comment. I am glad these songs are a blessing to you and can be used to help others during hard times.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      These are beautiful songs that will help people experience peace and hope. I have a few of these music artists in my library and play them often for inspiration and comfort. Thank you for introducing me to Wexelberg. Her voice is unique and I love the song. Blessings!

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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      Thank you so much Diana. I really appreciate this. You made my day. I love music especially ones that touch the heart, worship music and encouraging songs. It is a joy to compile these songs together.

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      Diana Rasmussen 3 years ago from Edgerton, WI

      I love this - I am going to share it! Britt Nicole is my fav - her lyrics are so powerful. Thank you for taking the time to bring all these great songs together in one place. I am a Worship Leader and I will pass this on to my team. God bless you, Diana

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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      Thanks DDE.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful songs.