I don't know about you, but when I'm feeling down nothing cheers me up or encourages me like music. In particular, contemporary Christian music. I don't exactly know what it is. I suppose it's some combination of the catchy tune and heartfelt lyrics. There are days when I'm feeling discouraged or overwhelmed or just a little disappointed when all I want to do is crawl back in bed and sleep for the rest of the day. On these kinds of days, usually all it takes is listening to the radio as I drive or listening to my mp3 player while I do my homework to help me feel better again. Here are some songs that have been meaning a lot to me lately:
Wait and See by Brandon Heath: especially the line, "Still wondering why I'm here, still wrestling with my fear but oh, He's up to something." It reminds me that no matter how discouraged I may feel, how out of place, God is still working in me.
Arms That Hold the Universe by Fee: This entire song just reminds me that no matter what I'm going through, God is holding me.
Even If by Kutless: Even if everything doesn't work out the way we'd like, God is still God.
Your Love Never Fails by Jesus Culture: The title makes it obvious: God's love never fails.
You Love Me Anyway by Sidewalk Prophets: No matter how many times I screw up, God loves me anyway.
I could share more, but you get the idea. When you're feeling down, sometimes all you need is to listen to a few songs and remember that it won't last forever.