Anxiety is one of the top three biggest mental struggles in North America. It is something that a lot of people face, and if you struggle with it, remember you’re not alone! The Bible discusses the topic of fear and anxiety over 500 times! That must mean that this is an important thing to talk about… right?

One of my favorite ways to tackle anxiety in my own life is through worship music! So, here is a list of 20 worship songs that have helped me turn my eyes to Jesus and brought me so much peace when I have been in my darkest moments. I hope you can use these as a tool to calm your anxiety and focus on Jesus.

Warrior – Hannah Kerr

“You’ll never stop me, I’m a warrior, when I fall down I’ll get stronger, faith is my shield, your love is the armor.”

Eye of the Storm – Ryan Stevenson

“In the eye of the storm, You remain in control, in the middle of the war, You guard my soul, You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn, Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm.”

Stand In Your Love – Josh Baldwin

“My fear doesn’t stand a chance when I stand in your love”

Love Has a Name – Jesus Culture feat. Kim Walker Smith

“We will fix our eyes on the one who overcame. We will stand in awe of the one who breaks the chains. Love has a name, Jesus!”
Praise You Through the Storm – Casting Crowns

“And every tear I’ve cried, You hold in your hand, You never left my side, and though my heart is torn, I will praise you in this storm.”

Reckless Love – Cory Asbury

“Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God, oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine, I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away, oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God”

Scars – I Am They

“So I’m thankful for the scars, cause without them I wouldn’t know your heart, and I know they’ll always tell of who you are, so forever I am thankful for the scars.”

The Father’s House – Cory Asbury

“Love is breaking through when the Father’s in the room! Lay your burdens down, here in the Father’s house. Check your shame at the door cause it ain’t welcome anymore!”

Anchor of Peace – North Point Worship

“Oh you don’t have to look no farther, He’s the hope that you need, oh if your sails are torn and tattered, and the storm just won’t cease, take hold of the hand of the Saviour, He’s the anchor of peace.”

Ceasefire – for KING & COUNTRY

“I will be the first to say I’m far from perfect, but grace was made for those who don’t deserve it”

Lord of My Life – Matt Maher

“Every step I take, always by my side, I am yours, you are mine, be the Lord of my life.”

Waymaker – Michael W. Smith

“Waymaker, miracle worker, promise keeper, light in the darkness, my God, that is who you are.”

Not Today- Hillsong United

“Let the Devil know not today!’”

God Only Knows- For King & Country

“God only knows what you’ve been through, God only knows what they say about you, God only knows the real you, but there’s a kind of love that God only knows!”

Peace Be Still – Hope Darst

“Peace be still, you are here so it is well, even when my eyes can’t see, I will trust the voice that speaks!”

Control – For King & Country

“I give up control; body, mind, and soul. Can’t do this on my own, alone, no.”
I Will Fear No More – The Afters

“You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of night, You’re my strength ’cause I’m not strong enough to win this fight, You are greater than the battle raging in my mind, I will trust You, Lord, I will fear no more”

Rescue- Lauren Daigle

“I hear you whisper underneath your breath, I hear your SOS, your SOS. I will send out an army to find you in the middle of the darkest night, it’s true, I will rescue you.”

You’re Gonna Be Okay – Jenn Johnson

“Hold on, don’t let go, just take one step closer, put one foot in front of the other, you’ll get through this, just follow the light in the darkness, you’re gonna be ok”

No Longer Slaves – Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, Bethel Music

“I’m no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God.”

BONUS! Choosing only 20 songs is impossible because there are SO many great songs out there that could easily make this list. However, I only have 20 spots to fill. BUT I’m breaking the rules and giving you ONE more. The last song on this list is… Cover the Earth by Kari Jobe and her husband, Cody Carnes. I promise this song will make you want to sing along at the top of your lungs.

Next time you feel consumed by anxiety and worry, use these songs as a tool. In Psalm 105:2 it says “Sing to him, sing praises to him; tell of all his wondrous works!” God wants us to come before Him in worship, no matter how we are feeling. When we come to Him in worship with our fears, He hears our cries and does work in our lives.

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