It’s no secret that these are difficult times for many. So, we thought these songs, scriptures and drawings by Compassion children from around the world could provide a peaceful break for those who are feeling weary.

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

– Romans 15:13

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A drawing of a shepherd and sheep in a field.

By Kattya, 10, El Salvador

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.”

– Psalm 23:1-3

Listen: House of God, Forever by Page CXVI

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A drawing of flowers, trees and rain in a field.

By Irvin, 7, Peru

“Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.”

– Hosea 6:3

Listen: Springtime by Chris Renzema

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A drawing of children on Jesus' shoulders.

By Daniel, 10, Indonesia

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.”

– Deuteronomy 33:12

Listen: Shoulders by For King and Country

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A drawing of a boat on a river.

By Sumitra, 21, Bangladesh

“[Jesus] got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, ‘What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!'”

– Matthew 8:26-27

Listen: Waters May Rise by Chelsea Amber

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A drawing of a mountain and valley.

By Salsa, 10, Indonesia

“‘For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.”

– Isaiah 54:10

Listen: Highlands (Song of Ascent) by Hillsong United

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Find these songs and more in a Spotify playlist of songs to bring peace that we’ve curated just for you.

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Written by: Alyssa Esparaz

Alyssa works in the role of Content and Communications Specialist at Compassion Canada, telling stories that inspire and equip the Church to live compassionate lifestyles. She is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto, where she studied International Development.