Last Friday, I wrote about the power of worship music to turn around a bad day. Whether I’m tired or frustrated or totally unmotivated, the right songs can set my heart and mind back on Jesus and get me moving in the right direction.

So what songs are on my list for those rough days? I have LOTS I love and I’m always looking for new ones, but if I had to pick just ten worship songs to have on a bad day playlist, I would choose these ten…

10 Worship Songs for a Bad Day

1. Middle of Your Heart by For King and Country – Well, you already know how I feel about this song, and it is my number one go-to song on a bad day. If you haven’t read my thoughts on it yet, check it out now. Powerful song, powerful prayer.

2. Lord, I Need You by Matt Maher -Sometimes the fix for a rough day is realizing that YOU CAN’T DO IT ALL. At least that works for me! This song does it for me every time. I need Him. Period.

3. After All {Holy} by David Crowder Band – When the day is so hard you don’t even know what to pray, focus on His holiness. Remember that it is all about His glory.

4. None But Jesus by Hillsong United – Your kids won’t behave, your friend isn’t being supportive, this world continues to disappoint…but Jesus. There is no one else for me.

5. From the Inside Out by Hillsong United – This should be pretty self-explanatory, but I need this reminder when my own choices have muddled up the day:

A thousand times I’ve failed
Still Your mercy remains
And should I stumble again
Still I’m caught in Your grace

6. Wake Up by All Sons and Daughters – I feel like this reminds me to “snap out of it” when I’m in a funk.

7. Our God is Greater by Chris Tomlin – Nothing I am facing on a rough day is bigger than my God, but it’s hard to keep that perspective in the moment. This song is my son’s favorite right now, and it continues to be one of mine, especially in the face of trials.

8. Always by Kristian Stanfill – Our foes seem many on bad days, but we have nothing to fear because He is ALWAYS our refuge and strength. He ALWAYS comes through.

9. Amazing Grace {My Chains are Gone} by Chris Tomlin – When I am crabby with the kids or disappointed in myself, I’m often missing the key element of grace. Heaping grace upon myself and those around me takes off so much pressures that weighs me down.

10. Strangely Dim by Francesa Battistelli – Maybe you haven’t thought of this as a worship song, but it speaks of the power of God to make the problems of this world fade away when we focus on Him…

When I fix my eyes on all that You are
Then every doubt I feel
Deep in my heart
Grows strangely dim
All my worries fade
And fall to the ground
Cause when I seek Your face
And don’t look around
Any place I’m in
Grows strangely dim

Ultimately, my rough days need a perspective change. Worshipping Him and surrendering all does just that for me. It really can turn a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day around.

What worship songs do you pull up on those rough days?