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9 Modern Praise and Worship Songs to Get Through Hard, Challenging Times

Updated on September 24, 2016

Praise and Worship reminds us of the Great God we serve and minimizes the magnitude of our problems because we are in His Presence. We can see how King Jehoshaphat received His victory over his enemies when all the people of Jerusalem and himself worshipped God. It can be quite easy to praise God in the good times. Praise and Worship should not be stopped during the most toughest of times. These are our weapons to getting our victory and breakthrough in our seasons of adversities. We should continue Knowing who God is, believing His Promises and remembering His faithfulness to us everyday. Here are some worship songs to help us in tough times.

Brenton Brown is a Christian songwriter, the UK Vineyard Worship Leader and now releases his own music albums. His song, God My Rock helps us see beyond the storms in our lives.

"The Lord is my Rock and my fortress, my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. "(Psalm 18:2)

"The LORD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea." (Psalm 93:4)

Ricardo Sanchez is an anointed Worship Leader, Christian music artist, songwriter. from Atlanta He also served as the worship leader at Free Chapel where Pastor Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor. This song, It's not Over is based on his own personal testimony of God's awesome, miraculous power shown to his son Josiah when an accident occurred.

Planetshakers is an Australian modern Worship Group. The Song, This is the day shows that we should never stop praising God in tough times and knowing that He is faithful. This is the day is from their music album, Limitless.

Gateway Worship Team is from Gateway Church in Texas. This beautiful song Who We are gives us hope in our Lord through hard times.

Chris Tomlin is known to be a contemporary Christian music artist, Worship leader and an inspiring songwriter from Texas. This Beautiful Song, 'This is our God sung by Chris Tomlin and David Crowder Band. It is a reminder during difficult seasons of our life of Who our God is.

"For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods." (Psalm 95:3)

A father to the orphan, a healer to the broken

This is our God

He brings peace to our madness

Comfort in our sadness

Paul Baloche is the Songwriter and the Worship Pastor. This song is 'My Hope' written by Paul Baloche and Ed Kerr. Kathryn Scott and Paul Baloche both sang this wonderful, inspiring song of hope for the difficult times in our lives.

"Trust in the LORD with all your heart: and lean not unto your own understanding. In all ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil." (Proverbs 3:5-7)

This song, Count it All Joy is from Shannon Wexelberg. She was a member of the Maranatha Praise Band, record her own worship albums from the experiences in life and also written songs for some of the most top worship leaders in the United States.

But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that you have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. (I Peter 5:10 Bible)

Worship Group Hillsong from the Hillsong Church in Australia sings 'You're here with me.' It reminds us of God's Presence with us in hard times. This song is from their album, Shout God's Fame.


Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:8)

Worship Leader Tommy Walker shows us where we should go during tough times, in his wonderful song, Lord I run to you.

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever. (Psalm 73:26)

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from where comes my help. My help comes from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)

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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      Teaches12345, they absolutely are wonderful songs. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate it.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      YOu have listed some of my favorite groups and songs. Hillsong and Tomlin are two that I turn to when worship strength is needed. Their songs are so powerful and inspriing. Blessings.

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      Janellegems 3 years ago from United States

      Thanks DDE for stopping by and for your comment.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Great songs indeed and you have created such a meaningful hub.