These are the top gospel songs that have impacted me greatly. In my life there have been a few songs that have helped either heal or give me strength during some of the hardest parts of my life. Gospel music speaks to me on a different level compared to any genre that is out there. It has helped me through some of the toughest times and some of the happiest moments. I could go on forever with this list but I wanted to pick songs that really changed something within me and therefore changed the way I think. Each of these songs, represents a different time in my life and Iwould like to share them with you all.
1. William McDowel – I won’t go back
A few years ago after battling anxiety to the point where I was having regular panick attacks, I started to go through recovery. Whilst trying to getting better I came across this song. I honestly listened to it and just cried. I felt like God was speaking to me at that point. After listening it on repeat a few times, I said to myself, no more feeling sorry for myself, I might not be sure where I want to be; but I definitely know where I don’t want to go back to. I vowed myself, to never allow myself to go back to that dark place again.
2. Marvin Sapp – Never would have made it
This song has taught me to embrace the good, bad and ugly. Every time I go through troubled times, I look at my life and remember how far I have come. It made me believe I survive anything, for God gives me strength. There have been times i am in just awe of how I managed to get through certain things.
3. Tasha Cobbs – I am no longer a slave to fear
Now this song right here. I discovered it this year, during a time where I was contemplating whether or not I want to share my journey. I was filled with fear of what people would think and whether I could commit myself to it. After listening to this song, I knew I had to be courageous and put myself out there. I refused to let fear control me anymore, and anytime I feel fear, I play it over again.
4. Sinach – I know who I am
This song helped me quit my job and get a new better paying job. It helped me gain the confidence to stand up when I felt my hands where tied. It gave me confidence to stand in an interview and prove I was worth the new role. It helped me sign up to get mentorship placements. It’s generally just allowed me to just be more confident and be at peace with who I am.
5. Tamela Mann – Take me to the King
This song reminds me of the story of Job but in song. It has taught me how to humbly approach the God in times where I just don’t understand. It taught me it’s okay to say to God, I am tired and I have no fight left in me anymore.
Special mention to Travis Green and Calledoutmusic. They might not be on this list but their music is just phenomenal. They keep me going these days.
What are your top 5 life changing songs?