This is definitely a season I didn’t see coming. Never in a million years did I imagine that someday we would know what it’s like to live during a pandemic. It’s been a tough seven months for all of us. Of course, it’s not like coronavirus is the only hardship right now; people are still dealing with a variety of challenges. When I am struggling, music is always a great refuge, reminding me that there is hope. I wanted to share seven songs that have really encouraged me this year. If you are a Spotify user, I created a playlist that you can access here. I will also link the cover art for each of the songs to where you can listen on YouTube.

“Into the Sea (It’s Gonna Be Ok)”
Tasha Layton

“Hang On”

“See the Light”

Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

for KING & COUNTRY (feat. Kirk Franklin and Tori Kelly)

“We’re Gonna Be Alright”

“Yes I Will”
Vertical Worship


My 7-year-old daughter requested that I add this one to the list … I’m not sure that it is actually “encouraging,” but it is entertaining!