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Brave Songs for Brave Souls

Music is incredibly healing and can speak to us at just the right time. I’m sure there are many of you out there who have been deeply impacted by a song that either seemed to say exactly what you didn’t know how to say, or held exactly the words you needed to hear in that moment.

But something especially significant that music does for me, is that it helps me be BRAVE.

I actually have a Spotify playlist on my phone that I’ve specifically titled “BRAVE SONGS!!!” And whenever I’m heading into something that evokes some fear or anxiety in me, I play these songs, and listening to them helps me get my focus back on the right things. Through the words of these songs, God meets me in my anxiety. I’m reminded that God does not give us a spirit of fear, and that the anxious thoughts I’m experiencing are LIES that only He can counter with Truth.

Last week was a week that I really started needing these songs. I was getting ready to go into a brand new environment with people I’d never met, in a place I’ve never been to, and circumstances that were very much out of my comfort zone.  I was very nervous. My stomach was tied in knots, I could barely eat, my muscles were aching, and my thoughts of, “What if I make a fool out of myself? What if no one accepts me?” and the like were swirling around in my head. But I’d had bad anxiety like this before, and I knew I just had to wait it out. It would be okay.

While driving in the car, I listened to the songs on my BRAVE SONGS playlist, and they allowed me to process the anxious thoughts and bring them forward rather than stuff them down, which I have a tendency to do. That’s the helpful thing about music…it’s harder to avoid what you’re struggling with when you hear music that’s applicable to you. It allows you to deal with it in a healthy way.

So, I’m here to share with you my playlist of BRAVE SONGS. A lot of the songs have the word “brave” or something about being brave right there in its title. There are both Christian and Mainstream music alike on this list…a little something for everyone. Plenty of choices! Either way, these are songs that will give you encouragement, and lots and lots of hope! Plus I could never have a playlist without a song from The Greatest Showman included in it ;))

If you need a little bit of bravery in your life, this playlist is for YOU!

{I’ve also included a link to each song on YouTube so you can hear them if you’d like!}

In no particular order…

BRAVE SONGS for Brave Souls

Touch the Sky from the movie Brave

You Make Me Brave by Bethel Music & Amanda Cook

No Longer Slaves by Bethel Music & Jonathan David and Melissa Helser

Fearless by Jasmine Murray

Fear is a Liar by Zach Williams –> this music video is wonderful! Definitely worth watching!

Define Me by Jonny Diaz

Brave by Skillet

You’re Gonna Be OK by Brian & Jenn Johnson

The Comeback by Danny Gokey

WaveWalker by Citizen Way

Who You Say I Am by Hillsong Worship –> literally the theme song to my life!

Hall of Fame by The Script

Scars to Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

The Champion by Carrie Underwood

Fight Song by Rachel Platten

Brave by Sara Bareilles –> Also a great music video! Very possibly the greatest motivational song out there!

This is Me from The Greatest Showman –> because…OF COURSE!!!

Let Faith Move You by Jonny Diaz

Peace Be Still by The Belonging Co (ft. Lauren Daigle)

Confidence by Sanctus Real

The Breakup Song by Francesca Battistelli –> not what you might think! It’s about breaking up with fear!

And as always, I want to hear from YOU! What songs make you brave? I’m ALWAYS looking to add new songs to the playlist!