Whenever the spirit from God came upon Saul, David would take his harp and play. Then relief would come to Saul, he would feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him. 1 Samuel 16:23
Being a worship minister, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year to participate in funerals and memorial services. On Tuesday, as the team and I were preparing to serve the Shackelford family, I reminded them of the story of David playing the harp for Saul.
God works through the power of music to soothe the soul and to calm our emotions.
How many of us, when we are depressed or distressed, turn to a familiar, encouraging song for comfort? Or, how many of us, when we are happy, do as James suggests and find ourselves singing, whistling or humming songs of praise?
What songs have ministered to your spirit?