The Joy of Music When We Need Perked Up

“David told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals.” (1 Chronicles 15:16)

Music has always been a part of my life. Certain songs invoke particular memories. From childhood, and especially through my teen years, music helped and blessed me through hard times and good times.

If we were to try and explain music to an alien from another planet we would probably fail miserably, for music is not meant to be explained, but rather experienced. It affects us in our heart and soul.

There are times that music can express what we feel when words fail us. Music is poetry put to rhythm. It is rhyme put to a steady beat. It is a power that moves and stirs the soul. It is a gift from God.

Music can be therapeutic. It can lift us when we are down, and bring catharsis to our wounded spirit. Music can enable us to lift our voices to God in praise and worship. Music is one of God’s greatest gifts.

Those who suffer affliction are wounded souls. Those who suffer chronic or continual affliction badly need a salve for their souls.
Music can be a perfect salve for the sorrowful soul.

Lift your soul with music. Let it carry your praises and appreciation to God even in your times of sorrow.

Prayer: Dear Lord, we live in a world of sorrow. Thank you for music that lifts our soul. Amen.

About the Author:
Karlton Douglas lives in Ohio with his lovely wife. He is a life-long music lover.

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Do you find music therapeutic? How does music lift your soul? What is your favorite way to listen to it? In the car, home stereo, ipod?

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