There have been many months, days, hours, in which I have have been convinced that I am alone. I’ve been lost in moments where it seemed shame and discouragement would have the last word, where I felt trapped in isolation. If we’re honest, we all have.
In some of those times, I could swear that God reached His arms out through lyrics in a song and held me. Music has become, for me, a mysterious language which nothing else can quite match. It has been able to come alongside me like a friend in lullaby form, bringing words of hope and comfort when I needed them most.
This playlist is full of songs which have kept me company in lonely seasons. I listen to some of them imagining God singing the words to me, some of them are songs which cry out in desperation; but all of them, I assure you, have been sung with a shaky voice through tears in my car, while the words and melodies brought healing to my heart. Its my hope that as you listen to this playlist that you are reminded that you are not alone, and that there is hope right in the midst of the place you’re in.
1) “When It Don’t Come Easy”- Patty Grifﬁn
2) “Grace”- Phil Wickham
3) “Something Beautiful”- Andrea Marie
4) “Give Me Faith”- Elevation Worship
5) “From This One Place”- Sara Groves
6) “Your Love Will Never Change”- Dave Barnes
7) “All My Mistakes”- Teitur
8) “Shadowfeet”- Brooke Fraser
9) “Oh God”- Citizens
10)“Waiting For My Real Life To Begin”- Colin Hay
11) “House of God Forever”- Jon Foreman
12) “Waterfall”-United Pursuit
13) “This is Not The End”- Gungor
(**Bonus Track! If you can ﬁnd it, Enter the Worship Circle has a song called “Though I feel Alone” that kind of hits the nail on the head.)
Enjoy, and be reminded of the unwavering truth that regardless of the darkness you feel, the Light Himself will never leave you.
“I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us” Romans 8:38-39 ( The Msg.)
Carly Escoto Calmes
*If you’d like to listen to this playlist, you can ﬁnd it on Spotify when you search “#notalone”