Musical Hugs Playlist for the Stubbornly Hopeful

The other day I wrote about remaining stubbornly hopeful through the dark storms in our lives. You can check it out here if you missed it. That post & my International Women’s Day post inspired me to make another YouTube playlist! Woot Woot!

Music is my second language, heck, it might be my first language. I know for sure that it’s my love language & so I want to share some more of my favorites with you!

The Musical Hugs Playlist for the Stubbornly Hopeful, is meant to provide a soundtrack for your morning, your drive to work, or while you clean your house, or have some “you time” on your lunch break, or maybe when you’ve sneaked off to the bathroom to cry a few tears that just couldn’t be held in any longer.

Music has a way of healing & helping us throughout life.  So I hope you let these songs wash comfort over you, friends.

1. Hope – Natasha Beddingfield

It’s easier to say you can’t when you know you can,
It’s easier to let go than to hold somebody’s hand
But if you do, then you might just understand yeah
That it’s okay to not know where you’re gonna end 

2. Surrounded – Josh Baldwin [Bethel Worship]

It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You

3.  You’re Gonna Be Okay – Brian & Jenn Johnson

I know it’s all you’ve got to just, be strong
And it’s a fight just to keep it together, together
I know you think, that you are too far gone
But hope is never lost
Hope is never lost



4.  Sound of Surviving – Nicole Nordeman

This is the sound of surviving
This is my farewell to fear
This is my whole heart deciding
I’m still here, I’m still here
And I’m not done fighting
This is the sound of surviving

5.  Fight Song – Rachel Platten

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song

6.  Mended – Matthew West

When you see broken beyond repair
I see healing beyond belief
When you see too far gone
I see one step away from home


7.  Reckless Love – Steffany Gretzinger

There’s no wall You won’t kick down
Lie You won’t tear down
Coming after me
There’s no shadow You won’t light up
Mountain You won’t climb up
Coming after me

8. In Over My Head – Jenn Johnson

Would You come and tear down the boxes that I have tried to put You in?
Let love come teach me who You are again

9.  To Those Who Wait – Bethany Dillon

Lord, today You know what I need to do,
But You can do more in my waiting than in my doing I could do.
So I won’t run anymore.
I’m waiting on You.

10. I Am No Victim – Kristene DiMarco

He is my Father, I do not wonder
If His plans for me are good
If He’ll come through like He should
‘Cause He is provision and enough wisdom
To usher in my brightest days
To turn my mourning into praise


11.  Hills & Valleys – Tauren Wells

On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the one who set me there
In the valley, I will lift my eyes to the one who sees me there

12. Steady Heart – Steffany Gretzinger

Steady heart that keeps on going
Steady love that keeps on hoping
Lead me on
Steady grace that keeps forgiving
Steady faith that keeps believing
Lead me on

13. Every Mile Mattered – Nicole Nordeman

Mercy always finds a way
To wrap your blisters up in grace
And every highway you’d erase
It mattered, it mattered


14.  You Make Me Brave – Bethel

As Your love, in wave after wave
Crashes over me crashes over me
For You are for us
You are not against us

15.  Reckless Love [acoustic] – Cory Asbury

When I was Your foe, still Your love fought for me
You have been so, so good to me
When I felt no worth, You paid it all for me
You have been so, so kind to me

16.  This is How I Fight My Battles – Upper Room

Oh, nothing it’s too difficult
Nothing too hard for You, Jesus
This is how we fight
This is how we fight our battles

17.  I Will – Citizen Way

When you wonder if you’re always
Gonna feel this way
Hear the Lord of heaven say
I will hold you when you’re breaking
Like a father and a friend
And I will carry you through darkness
‘Til we see the sun again

18.  He Still Does – Hawk Nelson

With every option exhausted
You’ve tried everything you know
You saw a light, then you lost it
But there is still hope

19.  Song of My Father – Urban Rescue

Through the fire and the flood
I know that I am loved
I can hear You
Singing over me


20.  Every Giant Will Fall – Rend Collective

When my fears, like Jericho
Build their walls around my soul
When my heart is overthrown
Your love is my battle cry
The anthem for all my life


It is my hope that these songs helped you to feel more understood, & gave you encouragement to keep moving forward, with hope.



2 thoughts on “Musical Hugs Playlist for the Stubbornly Hopeful

  1. Sounds amazing, I havnt heard of many of those songs, or even the artists, but I LOVE discovering new music so I’m loving this post!! Xx Elle –

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