Songs for the Heart

1 SAMUEL 16:23--"And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him."
“All you listen to are those violins,” said one of our sons to me as we rode along. My car radio is almost always set on the “violin station.” A while back I was in a friend’s car. The radio was on a station reporting a summary of the day’s events in our city— murder, mayhem, rape, wrecks, political skullduggery, ethical breaches in business—enough trash for a landfill.

I decided to go back to my violins.

King Saul needed the violins, too. David’s harp filled the function. God allowed an evil spirit to torment Saul, because that’s what Saul opened himself to receive. God honors our choices. David’s Spirit inspired, harmonic songs soothed the king’s troubled heart.

Everywhere we go, the noises of earth batter us with chaos. The heart is troubled with the cacophony. But God’s music stills the troubled heart. Get it in you and be refreshed.

Spiritual Heart Focus

Ask the Lord to fill your heart with His music and give you strength to turn off the music that troubles your heart.

Physical Heart Focus

Walking your dog regularly combines a romp for Rover and exercise for you.