The Power of Music

Music. It tells a story, makes us smile, makes us cry, warms our hearts, consoles our hurts, tells our stories. That’s the power of music.

This morning one of my daughters sent a text, a picture of her home’s front flowerbed: hyacinths and dozens of tulips just beginning to bloom. How sweet of the Lord to give her that gift — this is the first Springtime in her new home and so the various plantings done by the previous owner are just coming into view.  This is just an example of so many things the Lord has done for her.

As I was gratefully thanking the Lord for His marvelous works and  gifts in her life, her next text was a link to a powerful  song.

She’s a deep thinker, a planner, a motivator, a passionate worker and overachiever. She takes things very seriously and so when she suggests a method of doing things, or a book to read or a song to hear, I listen.

I pressed ‘play.’  I cried and listened again. The incredible power of music–that is, the power of music with a powerful message. If you’re fearing something today, if you’re fearing what others think of you, if you’re facing a huge tax debt, if you’re suffering financial burdens, job losses, health problems , if you’re lonely, alone — if you’ve lost your way, if you’ve messed up relationships in your life, if you’re covered up in an avalanche of sin, stupid mistakes, if you’ve got heavy regrets:  fear could (probably will) lead you to do, think, say, and/or feel things that aren’t going to end well for you. Fear is a liar. Fear isn’t of the Lord. Fear is of the enemy of your soul.

Fear will work to convince you your life’s not worth living. That’s a lie. Fear is a liar.  Don’t give in. Don’t give up. Watch. Watch and see… the things that are crushing you today will be turned into a powerful testimony of God’s great grace. Watch and see. Trust Him today: He is true.

I hope this powerful song will minister to you today –wherever you are– and I pray, as I press ‘publish’ today, that you’ll turn to the Lord and rest in His love for you, give Him your problems, He’s the only one who can solve them, He’s loved you with an everlasting love and He has perfect plans for you and every single thing that concerns you.  I pray you’ll lay your sorrows and problems at His feet.  I don’t say any of this lightly. It’s true: Taste and see the Lord is good. He hears and He heals.

{Zack Williams – Fear is a Liar – music video}

Call someone. Talk to someone. Tell someone your story. Talk over your problems. Don’t walk your journey alone. Don’t carry your burdens alone.

2 thoughts on “The Power of Music

  1. I totally relate. As I listened to the words of the song and watched the images on the phone screen I couldn’t see… my tears were flooding my eyes – instantly thinking back on so many things, so many ways the Lord has worked things out beyond my comprehension. I can imagine being in the car… driving, trying to concentrate on the road, captivated by the powerful words and accompanying music.

    God’s been so good to us, snatching us out of the fire, feeding us with sweetness, covering our sorrows and binding our wounds… forgetting our stupid sins, our ignorance and carelessness. I get you. And thank you for your love. I love you.

  2. There aren’t adequate words to share right now on how directly from God this message reached me. Thank you for your heart and the beautiful way you write. I’ve always.loved it… And you so much! This song is one of my favorites and the first time I heard it, I was in my car. I pulled into my drive way and cried through the whole song!

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