9 songs that will bring you closer to God when you feel anxious


8. “The Goodness of God” – Bethel Music

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It’s hard to call something like anxiety “good,” but we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).

We are not called to understand everything. On the contrary, we are called to be faithful in everything. We trust that through it all, God is faithful to us.

We are promised that there will be seasons that will test us in the fire. These seasons refine us and the pressure produces something great.

As this song shows, we never to stay in the fire. We are driven through fire. God is always with us.

I love your voice
You led me through the fire
In the darkest night
You are close like no other

I knew you as a father
I knew you as a friend
And I lived in the goodness of God

And all my life you’ve been faithful
And all my life you’ve been so, so good
With every breath I’m able
Oh, I’ll sing of God’s goodness

The title says it all. Whatever battle you face, whatever struggles surround you, whatever sorrow you feel…it all belongs to God.

It’s another abandonment song. While the world might think the way to fight a battle is through our own strength, the lyrics show how our strength really comes when we surrender – on our knees, submitting our worries to God.

What seems like a battle to us is a chance for us to see victory in Christ.

So when I fight, I fight on my knees
With my hands raised high
Oh God the battle is yours

And every fear I lay at your feet
I will sing all night
Oh God the battle is yours

Nothing can replace time spent in prayer and studying God’s Word in the face of anxiety. But worship music can help people connect with scripture and biblical truth in a unique way.

Create a playlist you can listen to in the midst of anxious seasons. Start with these songs and rely on the truth that the lyrics speak.

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Source: Bethel Music

Cole Douglas Claybourn is a writer and podcaster living in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with his wife, Emily. Cole teaches high school English and is the host of the In No Hurry podcast. His work has been featured in RELEVANT Magazine, Sports Spectrum Magazine, Outreach Magazine, Think Eternity and USA Today. He enjoys telling stories where faith and creativity intersect and sharing his story to help Christians navigate their own journey. You can also find his work on coleclaybourn.com.


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