You love the music and we know how powerful it has been in our own lives. So, we’re leaving you with songs that the Lord has used in middle of our own circumstances.

Put them on repeat. Think on these lyrics. Keep them in your playlist for when you have bad days. We hope they remind you you’re not alone, God can work good from your circumstance, and that staying close to God can make all the difference when you’re going through suffering.

Wally

Wally_WBSGbio“Even If” by Kutless

For me, this is one of the best songs to hang onto in the tough times. It is hard when you know in your heart God can heal someone you love physically or emotionally, but for one reason or another that doesn’t happen. My faith forever changed when I stopped letting my circumstances determine my view of God. I learned to believe that God is good even when everything around me might be screaming otherwise. I love the chorus of this song because it is a great reminder:

Even if the healing doesn’t come
And life falls apart,
And dreams are still undone,
YOU are God. YOU are good!”

 

Zach

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“Not for a Moment” by Meredith Andrews

We found out with 20 weeks left in our first pregnancy that our son wouldn’t live for more than a few hours after birth. During those agonizing 4 months, I listened to this song and watched the video hundreds of times. I couldn’t speak the words of the chorus with my own mouth during that time, but somehow I knew they were true.

After all You are constant
After all You are only good
After all You are sovereign
Not for a moment will You forsake me

 

“Worn” by Tenth Avenue North

This song gave me permission to admit that I was tired and worn. In the middle of our storm, we had no hope of redemption winning or the struggle ending. Listening to this song was a way for us to plead for that. And a reminder that it was ok to admit we were at the end of our own strength.

Let me see redemption win
Let me know the struggle ends
That you can mend a heart that’s frail and torn
I want to know a song can rise
From the ashes of a broken life
And all that’s dead inside can be reborn
‘Cause I’m worn

 

Joy

WBSGbio_Joy“King of the world” by Natalie Grant

This song reminds me in the midst of my stressful life that I don’t have to handle it all alone. God can handle the entire world, so he can handle my issues today.

 

 

 

“Gold” by Britt Nicole

Since I deal with insecurity often, this song is a constant reminder of how God sees me. I’m encouraged to know my worth is so much greater than what I can imagine.

 

 

Bekah

WBSGbio_Bekah“Eye of the Storm” by Ryan Stevenson

This was the song I’d put on every day on the way back from the hospital while my husband was sick. I would play it, cry, and then sing it until I believed it. I couldn’t wrap my brain around the storm I was in and I definitely couldn’t get out of it. But I could find peace in the midst of it in Him.

 

“Sparrows” by Jason Gray

The line, “If He can hold the world, He can hold this moment” runs through my head a lot. Sometimes, suffering might feel ongoing, but it packs an especially painful punch in certain moments. I need that reminder that God is still holding those moments.

 

Betty

WBSGbio_Betty“No Longer Slaves” by Bethel

“My fears were drowned in perfect love” tells me that if I feel fear, I’m not fully trusting in God’s love for me. It reminds me to go back and remind myself of the truth of how much I matter to God.

“I am a child of God” reminds me to look around at the great examples of parenting I see demonstrated through my friends with their kids, my parents, or even strangers. 1 John 4:8 tells us that God is love. He invented it. He loves us as His own children and we can see a glimmer of that by taking notice of the examples around us.

 

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Asher
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One song that’s helped me through suffering is ‘Thy Will’ by Hillary Scott. It’s so honest, acknowledging the pain and uncertainty of suffering, but that God is still good and His will will be done.
“I know you see me
I know you hear me, Lord…”
I love all of the songs you mentioned, especially Eye of the Storm!

WAY-FM
WAY-FM

‘Thy Will’ is one of my favorites too! Very powerful.

Melinda
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One of my favorites too!

LB
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One of my favorites too!!

Brokenandblessed
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Thank you for this small group. Just know that being able to wake up and get into the word through this small group and other devotionals has started my days out the way they should bebstarted out. As the selfish person I am I always like to get my way, deapite the pain I feel and the damage that I can cause. Just knowing that it is His will and not mine is something I continue to struggle with everyday. But when I submit myself to Him and ask for His will, there is a peace that He allows me… Read more »
Monika
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I completely agree with you on Hillary Scott’s “Thy Will”. It’s a perfect somg that describes how we need to fully trust God in His plan for our lives, even through the heartbreaks. Another somg that could go along with this list is “Breathe” by Jonny Diaz. Sometimes when we’re suffering or overwhelmed, webstress out about everything going on, but in this song he talks about how we need to take a minutes to just breathe and forget about everything for a minute. Another if hus songs is “Chance”, in which he sings about how our sufferings and hardships are… Read more »
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WAY-FM

Monika, yes to adding ‘Breathe’! I never tire of hearing that song – it’s a reminder to me to…breathe.

Jes B
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When I was going through an especially bad time dealing with overwhelming depression and anxiety, I listened to Breathe alot and sang the words in my head to keep me going. I know Plumb has dealt with the same issues and is why she wrote the song, so it was my anthem.

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Thank you so much for reminding me of God’s timing. Just having twin boys a year ago an now fixing to go through a divorce. I felt like my life was over an although I cry almost every day I know God have me an my family in his hands. I ask him all the time why hasn’t he changed my husband an him want to come home. Ultimately it’s what God wants not me.

Jes B
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I’m so sorry

Abby Hickok
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My dad died three, nearly four years ago, and one of the songs that has helped me the most when it comes to missing him and being still kinda mad at God for taking him is ‘Shoulders’ by For King and Country. Every line in that song seems to effect me in different ways,but I think the line that effected me the the line “You mend what once was shattered, and you turn my tears to laughter”

cheryl
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Thank you for this small group. I almost missed it. I wake up looking forward to the group, and miss it when it is gone. It reminds me that I am not alone out in this big ole world.

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Thanks for being a part of it Cheryl!

sapwood22
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“Tell your heart to beat again” by Danny Gokey helped tremendously when my father passed away unexpectedly this year. My mom is in the late stages of dementia and my dad had been my rock during the process of caring for her. I felt like giving up, like I would never heal from the loss. Every time I got in the car to go somewhere, that song would come on, as if Christ himself dedicated it to me. Thank you Danny for writing a song that helped me heal. Thank you Way FM for playing it when I needed to… Read more »
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WAY-FM

We are praying for you and your mom. May you experience God’s care in ways you had not anticipated.

Gaary Miller
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THROUGH ALL OF IT BY COLTON DIXON AND & EVERYTHING FALLS BY FEE AND BLESSINGS BY LAURA STORY’. Remember to Walk in His power for it is in you. Trust in this power to get you through it all. Sometimes tis all you have to lien on in life. Here are the lyrics of a John Denver song I changed maybe you will feel something. enjoy. My risen Lord taught me to sing a love song, He showed me how to laugh and how to cry. He introduced me to some friends of mine and brightened up some days. He… Read more »
Tarno1962
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When I lost my baby sister a little over a year ago I felt so lost, and still do. I miss her so much, and still find it hard to believe she is not on this earth with us anymore. WAYFM family and music and words have helped me every day, I am so thankful. The songs that helped me the most: “Let Your Heart Beat Again” by Danny Gokey, “Flawless” by Mercy Me, and “Through All of This” by Colton Dixon. I tell my family, friends and acquaintances all the time that if I did not know that our… Read more »
Aimee Newman
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Thy Will, and Praise you in this storm, were so powerful during our suffering. And even though we are not completely out of our storm we are seeing God move in ways that can only be Him. Thank you Father!

Moni
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WOW!! so blessed by this group! Thank-you all so much for sharing! It has brought much healing and life! Blessings to you all!

Queenshawn77
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I suffer from very low self esteem. Priceless by For King and Country helps me.

WAY-FM
WAY-FM

Shawn, praying for you – praying that you would know and experience how valuable you are because of the touch of God’s hand on your life.

Taelor Barnette
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Such a good list. Thanks for all you guys put into this!

Charcarr
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Thank you all for sharing. All of these songs hit my heart but Eye of the Storm, right now, is my comfort. God Bless

Turtlefrog52
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I love almost all of those songs! Thank you all for doing this group. I’m sad that I didn’t start much sooner. It really made me excited in the mornings to get up and read the Word. Thank you!

Runnerjen815
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My favorites are Need You Now by Plumb and Oceans by Hillsong.

Jes B
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LOVE both of those! When I was taking foster care classes and not sure if this is what God wanted, and was SO scared that He did, Oceans was my song.”You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail” just FELT like what He was asking me to do. Walk out in faith.

Rlj2124
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I love Eye of the Storm. When I am struggling, I need to hear this song to remind me that God has full control and if I have faith in His love I will be okay.

Brenda
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Thank you for this small group! I will miss it in the morning.

bbeaubrun
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Thy will be done by Hillary Scott and what faith can do by Cutless.

Missy P
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Thank you WAYFM.. Love all the songs.

Terri
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Thank you so much for this small group this month. Each day the readings spoke to my heart and reminded me of God’s love. I love all the songs you posted today especially Eye of the Storm. Those lyrics were what kept me going during a 9 day stay in the hospital in June. Another one of my favorites is I Am by Crowder. For me, at the beginning it’s me saying that I’m holding on to God and then somewhere in the middle it switches and it’s God singing that He is holding on to me. Love, love, love… Read more »
Terri
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I love this song, too.

Milli
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One of my favorites is by Needtobreathe; Your Love is like radiant diamonds. We can not comprehend how much God Loves each one of us. I am not looking forward to this month ending. It has been GREAT. I love all of you.

Mary
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Thank you so much for this study. It has been encouraging to see how others are dealing with tough times. The song Worn really describes where I am at right now and I am thankful for the reminder that I can be honest with God and tell him that.

susieqgray
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I can’t believe we are on the last day! I have looked forward to this every morning, it has been very uplifting. God knew I would need it before I even did. In the course of this study, my marriage has been under attack from the enemy in a way that caused a separation for now,my finances have fallen apart, and just yesterday,my mother stopped breathing and is in the hospital under heavy sedation and on a ventilator. In all this,God just keeps reminding me I was never in charge of any of this anyway, I lean into Him and… Read more »
susieqgray
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Susie, thanks for being a part of this group! We will be praying for your Mom, your marriage, and your heart.

RandyFL
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What a blessing this community and ministry of WAYFM, and a special thanks for the WBSG! Here are two songs that I have found special comfort and renewal: Casting Crowns: Just Be Held “So when you’re on your knees and answers seem so far away You’re not alone, stop holding on and just be held Your world’s not falling apart, it’s falling into place I’m on the throne, stop holding on and just be held” Big Daddy Weave: My Story When something has me downhearted, or feeling bad… this song settles me and brings me to a more positive and… Read more »
cameran_smith
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Loved this study. Thanks so much for doing it, Way FM!

Lindsay
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I would have to add “Just Be Held” by Casting Crowns. It is an encouraging reminder that I can’t and shouldn’t try to take care of all my problems on my own. God wants us to remember that He wants us to run to Him in our struggles and rest in His power to find peace and strength.

WAY-FM
WAY-FM

Agreed! ‘Just be held’ is another very powerful song especially for the darker days.

Dottie
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All of these selections can redirect in a tough time. Eye of the storm started airing right as I need those words and helped keep me focused on peace.

Larry Crenshaw
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Thank you so much for the group study. It has been very insightful and inspiring. I really appreciate the opportunities to have been a little part of the lives of others here – to learn from that and to have better perspectives as the result of it. Way FM has been the only Christian music station that I have ever listened to on a consistent basis. It along with my church have been life savors. I pray that the station and all it’s staff will continue to be able to be available to reach more and more people with it’s… Read more »
WAY-FM
WAY-FM

Larry, thanks for being a part of the group and for your encouragement and insights throughout!

Leigh
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Excellent song choices! I’m so sorry Zach for the loss of your child – I cannot imagine, I prayed for healing for you & your wife today! I love the Worlds Smallest Group – always participate and enjoy – thank you all!

Trevor Poling
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Thanks for this. Our family is in the midst of lots of struggles. We have five kids and threes grand kids. We have a deployed son in law, a daughter considering suicide, another daughter who totally rejects God, and many other stuggles. These songs, especially No Longer Slaves, really touched my heart.

Pray for us, Trevor & Kim, Jessica, Logan, Darden, Mikaela, Michele, Gianna, Milah and Eris (born October 27th, 2016).

Blessings to Way FM and you guys. Thanks for this small group. We need connection with our brothers and sisters in Jesus.

WAY-FM
WAY-FM

Trevor, we will be praying for you and your family – we’ve added all of you to our weekly prayer list. May you each experience God in a way that speaks directly to your hearts.

Blaine
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I hope you prayerfully consider making this a 365 day “small group”!!! I have enjoyed them all!!

Betty
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I agree ! I’d live to continue every day.

Cali
Member

No Longer Slaves – Bethel… wow!!! This song… goosebumps everywhere. God is sooooooo good! I am a child of God! <3

Thank you for this wonderful study… right when I need it. Struggling with suffering everyday… so easy to get overwhelmed and sink… God is right there with me… walking with me… carrying me… lifting me up…

I am a child of God!!!!

Brenda Paryzek
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I will trust in you is my go to song sung by Lauren Dangle last name is probably wrong but I love that song. Casting Crowns there are so many songs I love by so many artists that’s why I listen to way fm. Thanks

Joe
Member

I love all of these songs,and I would like to add Grace wins by Matthew West,because when you think everything is lost remember that.

coloradoabbygreen
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My song is defiantly Praise You In The Storm by Casting Crowns! Although I can never listen to that song without endless crying because my sister introduced me to that song and then took her own life back in 2012 21 days before my daughter was born.

Terri
Member

Amen! What a powerful song.

RLynn79
Member

My 5 year old has been gone for 2.5 years and a few come to mind….Thy Will, Broken Hallelujah, Tell Your Heart to beat Again, Worn, Held……so many….

Member

All great songs. There are so many that have such strong messages it is hard for me to pick just one!!

Carol Castello
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Songs get me through so many moments in my walk with the Lord. They just seem to come on at the perfect moment. I am so blessed by christian radio I can’t even begin to explain it. The new song Chain Breaker I believe it called has meant so much to me, I love it.

Theresa
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For me it was “Priceless” by For King and Country
I went to see the movie with really knowing what it was about and cried the whole way through. I went through that when I was 12 up until I was 16 and this song made me realize that I am no defined by my past and that I am not alone. My brokenness, no matter how ugly the experience is made beautiful when I give it to God because then it was not in vain but for a purpose.

Dianne Lavenson
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Thank you, thank you, to infinity and beyond!

Denise Dyal
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I lost my husband expectantly almost two years ago (Nov 17).We have one daughter that was 12 at the time. He was a Pastor and had just preached just 6 hours before his death. “Just Be Held” by Casting Crowns was just beginning to be played on the radio. It was and still is the song that I heard that brings comfort that God is holding me and my daughter and walking us through this new life without him. You never understand until you walk the path of just how much responsibility you feel after they are gone. Things that… Read more »
Jes B
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I’m so sorry for your loss.

Susan413
Member

All great songs, but I’m definitely with Bekah, here. Eye of the storm resonated with me. After my granddad passed and I was helping my dad through his cancer I had the red eyes and the black skies. That song was exactly what I needed to hear during that season. God was, is, and always will be my anchor.

Nanakaty58
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That was a wonderful way to end our Bible study I’ll miss it greatly but I will read it over and over thank you to all of you the riches abated and help me get closer to the Lord and turn to him in times of suffering glory to God in the highest

Nanakaty58
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Who participated sorry voice to text

Lesliee
Member

Thanks for sharing. “Even If” was the song I chose for my son’s funeral. I’ll be saving these and also share with others who are going thru a dark time.

Roger
Guest

2 songs that helped my wife through a bad time is “Even Now” by Foolish Things and “All The Broken Pieces” by Matthew West.

estherarmstrong
Member

My favorite song is ‘Holy Spirit you are welcome here.” I know when His Spirit takes over there is peace and I have nothing to worry about

TriniluvPack
Member

Thank you for posting these videos!! When I’m in the midst of any struggle I never remember to look up these songs to help me in the middle of my struggle. To remind me that he is there for me, that in the middle of it all His will be done. These songs speak to me in many different ways and I am so thankful that we have Way FM and many other Christian radio stations that play and minister to those who may be going through something

Claire
Member

So thankful that I was able to be a part of this amazing group. A big thank you to all who worked to make it possible.

gentlespirit512
Member

I’m older than most of y’all probably are, but here’s my list.

“Your Love Broke Through” by Keith Green
“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin
“Just Come In” by Margaret Becker
“For Those Tears I Died” by Marsha Stevens
“Imagine” by Amy Grant

I’m sure there’s more, but those are the main ones!

gentlespirit512
Member

“Sometimes Miracles Hide” by Bruce Carroll
“We Are the Reason” by David Meece

Unathi
Member
I was blessed to have between a part of this small group. It was definitely an encouragement to me. These are the songs that help me through the rough spots: “Praise You in this Storm” by Casting Crowns; “Though You Slay Me” by Shane and Shane; “I don’t Feel no Ways Tired” by Mighty Clouds of Joy; “All I have is Christ”; “Lord I Don’t Know” by Newsboys; “Jesus is the Lamb” by Carman;”Inkanyezi Nezazi” (the Star and the Wise men) and “King of Kings” by Ladysmith Black Mambazo; “Jericho” by Niemand; “Great and Mighty” by Planetshakers; “Revelation Song”. There… Read more »
Unathi
Member

Don’t mind my phone. Always changes “been” to between.
😉

Spechuls
Member
God’s grace is so awesome and amazing. I have become increasingly aware that The closer you walk with God, the more intensely you feel his grace. Participation in this small group has not only been uplifting, it has been insightful. It has become so apparent that there are really no circumstances where the phrase “why me?” is appropriate. Devastating and debilitating tragedy finds its way into the life of almost everyone at some point. “Guide me” is so much more appropriate and effective. It has become more noticeable that in every genre of music, not just Christian music, there are… Read more »
sc4christ
Member

Right now several of these songs are getting me through a rough time. I’m praying for restoration in my marriage, fam/friendships. I realize that God is in control and he will restore things, I just have to be patient. Thanks for sharing these songs.God Bless.

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