1. “Run to the Father” — Cody Carnes
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The song opens with a line that will resonate with anyone feeling anxious:
“I’ve carried a burden for too long on my own.”
Right away, the lyrics offer comfort in the next line.
“I wasn’t created to bear it alone.”
Anxiety typically signals feelings of unease or uncertainty about something. It is a longing for comfort. There is no greater comfort than that of the love of God. There is no better reassurance than being in the arms of the Father.
This song is about surrender. It’s about giving up the worries and placing them at the foot of the cross and in the hands of the Father.
Rarely do we feel a grasp of the situation when in the midst of anxiety. This song provides a simple, yet profound, truth that addresses these feelings as well.
I don't understand
I can't comprehend
All I know is I need You
So, we run to the Father again, and again, and again, and again. When the feelings creep in, give them to God every time.
2. “It Is Well” — Bethel Music & Kristene Dimarco
“It is well with my soul,” this song reminds us, over and over again.
When our soul feels more like wrestling waves in the midst of a storm, these lyrics remind us that in the same way God called the waves to be still, he can do the same in our hearts.
The imagery of these lyrics is poetic and powerful.
And this mountain that's in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea
Imagine God taking the mountain of worry built up in your mind and literally throwing it into the deepest parts of the ocean.
This song reminds us that through it all — through whatever is causing feelings of anxiety — we should fix our eyes on God.
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
Like the waves of the ocean, the ones in your soul will be calmed when you give your worries to God.
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Source: Cody Carnes