Hillsong’s “Prince of Peace” from their album Empires has always been my go-to worship song whenever I feel spiritually down. This song has been my refuge and the mute witness to my tears and sobs the world cannot comprehend and see.
The song has the complete ingredients to address me: my anxieties, my heart, my thought, even my soul. To bring light into my wandering heart, the song comforts, assures, gives hope that Jesus is your ever present help in time of your need (Psalm 46:1)
It also reminds you of who Jesus is and what He did on the cross: a guard, a God of your life, the Prince of Peace who can grant you the peace this world cannot offer, a Lord and Savior to rest on, a loving God, a God who hears, gracious God, and the only one able to ride the storm (in your life).
Probably my favorite part of the song is the bridge part where it goes:
Your love surrounds me when my thoughts wage war/ When night screams terror, there Your voice will roar/ Come death or shadow, God I know Your light will meet me there/ When fear comes knocking, there You’ll be my guard/ When day breeds trouble, there You’ll hold my heart/ Come storm or battle, God I know Your peace will meet me there
The bridge addresses our human capacities (fear and/or anxiety) and still gives contrast on who God is, giving us assurance that our human capacities are normal, but to be overcome by it is another story.
And from there, dear readers, where my tears will starts to pour out.
Perhaps you too have a go-to song whenever you have your quiet time or whenever you feel down or plainly, just to worship how awesome God is.
Feel free to share in the comments section your go-to worship song. I would love to listen to them too!