I've thought about starting a new series like this for a while -- sharing different songs that I've discovered are really applicable to certain situations, or just if I find a random bunch that I think are cool and should be heard by, well, you. ;)
So for this first edition, I'd like to share some of the songs that have been really helpful to me recently. As the title suggests, these are for when you need encouragement -- when Satan is prowling around and planting his seeds of doubt and fear (basically, his lies).
For me personally, I know that many of Satan's attacks on me are related to my performance in my relationship with God -- what I'm doing or not doing that's right or wrong. Whether I'm "getting it right". So these songs are mostly related to those kinds of worries.
Over the past year and a half, God has really been revealing a lot to me about a lot of key issues -- insecurities that are etched deep into my soul, my subconscious, coloring the way I perceive God and myself, and what our relationship is supposed to look like. I'm still struggling with a lot of these things, but that's okay, because, as I was just telling a friend, I've got an amazing group of people around me, trying to help me readjust my view of myself and of God's heart for me. (And btdubs, if y'all didn't know -- you're all a part of that group! Your support and encouragement and friendship really does a lot for me, so thank you. <333) And I know that God won't abandon me to confusion and despair, no matter how hard Satan tries to convince me that He just might if I'm somehow not doing something right. My Defender is greater than my enemy. And these songs help remind me of that. I hope they do the same for you!
By the way, I got to go to a concert recently and see two of these artists perform. And they both played the songs that meant the most to me, guys. :') God loves to give us gifts -- He delights in us. I think that's something we forget a lot -- I know I do.
Anyway, the songs. :) <3
Our Defender is greater and stronger than our enemy.