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The Power of Music upon the Soul

It is a difficult time, when we are completely empty and there is nothing left to do. But we can — and must praise.

The power of music upon the soul of man is profound

We must never underestimate how music can lift us in difficult times.

I am in a storm. I am learning to focus on Jesus and not the storm. I am learning to dwell in the secret place of the Most High GOD. I am learning that there are times when there are no words, and there is no one to abide with us except GOD. 

Music has helped me through.

Alone with Jesus

When all the prayer is finished, and there is only quiet, we can lean on GOD. Sometimes the only person to talk to is GOD. There is no one else who can fathom what we are trying to communicate.

And in that quiet time, it is (oddly perhaps) the best time to celebrate! 

Choose to listen to music 

It is a difficult time, when we are completely empty and there is nothing left to do. But we can — and must praise. Not must as a rule, but must as a healthy way to overcome the darker moments in life. Must in the sense that it is the way GOD has given us to overcome. Perhaps you cannot sing, but you can listen to singers. You can dance, even if it is little steps. The godly music lifts us.

We can choose our music wisely. The LORD will bring songs to our remembrance. Or at a particular moment in time, someone will send a piece of music. We use our discernment as to whether it is the right piece for this right time… But if the LORD is the LORD of your life, and your friends are wisely chosen, it probably will be:)

The music will carry you through. Listen over and over as needed. Yes, the same song for hours if necessary. The music can and will carry you through, not only to healing but all the way to breakthrough.

Making room for GOD

Making room in the difficult times is a choice. I urge you: choose GOD.

When you make room for the Father, He will come to you. Though He will cut you, He heals you, and makes you a better person. “But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold.” Job 23:10

Character not personality

Remember: GOD is a God of refiner’s fire. He is a God of love and mercy, but he also chastens us, tests us, perfects us. When we struggle, many are quick to say, “I’m sorry you are going through this…” but they stop there. Better to finish by saying, “… but God knows, God sees, God is perfecting you for a good purpose.”

Breathe

Here is a song to inspire, uplift, encourage you. Breathe in the air and fill  your lungs with the breath of life that God has given you. Hallelujah! Even in the difficult times, we have a perfect Saviour who lifts us out of the darkness and into his marvellous light, for he is “the light of the world.” (John 8:12)

A list of titles: uplifting songs I have used in the storm

Breathe

Because He Lives

Blessed Assurance

Battle Belongs to the Lord

I will run to You

Doxology Hymn

This is the Air I Breathe

Who is there like You

No Other Name

Jesus, We Celebrate Your Victory

LORD, Have Mercy

In Your Presence

Thank you LORD

These are the Days of Elijah

Whose Report do you Believe

Praise to the LORD

Dr Sarah Tun

By Dr Sarah Tun

Dr Sarah Tun began her professional career as a teacher. Years later she became a performing artist and administrator to property development. She felt the Call to write full time in 2004. Dr Sarah has traveled extensively, and lived in New York City (for a year), London England (for a long time) and Hong Kong (briefly) before returning to her home in Ontario, Canada, then to Spain and finally now, has re-settled in her adoptive home of England. She graduated with degrees in Drama, Education and diplomas in Acting and Theology. Most recently she was awarded Honorary Doctor of Ministry and became ordained. Her favourite experience to date has been following her Creator and Lord. She doesn't think Life can get any better! Dr Sarah Tun is author, singer, preacher, writing coach and all-round enthusiast, celebrating and seeking to inspire all of us to quench our thirst for deeper intimacy with God through the Holy Spirit.

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