Christian Songs in Times of Disasters
We often find ourselves at a loss for words when calamities strike. We can’t fathom why such ‘evil’ things happen to us. When we witness bad things happen like natural disasters or mass murder, there’s a feeling that it should have not happened at all. But it did. And, that’s why we can’t say a thing except post a question in the depths of our hearts – “Why?“.
We often call natural disasters like tornadoes, tsunamis and earthquakes as “acts of God” but isn’t it ironic that God is never given the credit for the good times we’ve had? I, for one, don’t believe that these things are acts of God. Just read the book of Job.
So much of the theology behind these things, what we people need is the strength to recovery, the fortitude to continue life and the resiliency to rise up again. It may take a long time but with the grace of God, hurting and wounded people can eventually recover. So with that, I search the Internet for some songs that will help people experiencing pain from tragic events to recover. Through these songs, they will realize there’s an abundant life after tragedy and they will see that there’s hope and that alone can be found in the person of Jesus Christ.
Beauty Will Rise by Steven Curtis Chapman
I Lift My Hands by Chris Tomlin
Blessings by Laura Story
Praise You in This Storm
Bring the Rain by MercyMe
These are just songs but when you sing with will all your heart, you will find a stirring in your soul – a stirring of a cry for release. Release the pain for that’s where healing begins. I enjoin you to visit and read my post about praising God even in trying times. I also have a list of christian songs for the brokenhearted. I hope these songs will help you even in a small way.
In closing, let these words from C.S. Lewis ring true in our hearts:
“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains. It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world”
That means, God does not cause tragedy but He uses it to speak to us.
God bless you!