Salvation is a Symphony:
Slow down, and listen to the rhythm of God's heart. It beats to the tempo of never ending grace. Sometimes it's hard to hear, because the racket of the world clamours so deafeningly. But when you slow down to truly feel the notes dancing over your heart strings, peace and joy rain in glorious harmony.
"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17)
I found myself wondering today, if people who are recurrently down and depressed have tried listening to music to help alleviate the haze of sorrows. Of course, the number one best and only true way to become forever freed from depression or anxiety is to give it all to God - our Heavenly Father and great Healer.
There are some factors that bring some extra joy though, such as music. Whenever I turn on some praise and worship, immediately my spirits are uplifted and I'm drawn closer into the Presence of the Lord as my soul sings songs of exaltation to my God.
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name." (Psalms 100:4)
See, it's written that the corridor into His courts is covered in praises and thanksgiving. Also, above in Zephaniah 3:17, we see that the Lord rejoices over us with singing. He sings over us!
I really believe that depression results from a deafening, a deafening to the melody of our marvellous Maker's song. Now, God never stops singing over us. Rather, it's the darkness of this world that clogs up our ears and silences the serene sound of our Sovereign Lord's song.
"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord." (Colossians 3:16)
When we accept Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Saviour, He brings a brand new song of joy and peace into our lives. Sorrowful living stops when the Saviour orchestrates His symphony of salvation.
Next time you're feeling down, turn on some praise and let your spirit sing a song of worship to the Lord. Before you know it, He shall come and restore to you peace, joy, and hope. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord our God! He is good! Sing songs of adoration to our Father! Amen!
-The Introverted Evangelist