“Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in, the night his song shall be with me, an my prayer unto the God of my life.” (Psalm 42:8 KJV)
The medical world has picked up on something that God has used for a long time; it’s called Music Therapy. In many cases, it has helped when nothing else seems to work.
Several years ago, I read an interesting article about an elderly gentleman who had suffered a massive stroke. The therapist worked and worked with him and still no response. One day she questioned his family about music. She asked if he had ever sung before. They responded, “Yes.” She asked about his favorite music and they told her.
At the next session, the therapist brought a headset, put it on his ears, and began to play his all time favorite song. Almost instantly his feet started moving, his hands started tapping, and then the words came out of his mouth. Somewhere in his memory there was still a song and music unlocked the door!
Music is powerful! I watched this past Sunday morning as a man, whose brain was injured in an accident, started responding to familiar worship songs.
When nothing else seems to restore your soul, try listening to a familiar song like, “Amazing Grace.”
Prayer: In my darkest hour, You have given me a song and I want to say, “Thanks!” Thank you for praise singers who give themselves in worship and lead our congregation in praise to a mighty God! Amen!
Devotion by Kaye Singleton