Music Soothes the Savage Beast

Posted on September 23, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

It was another morning when the “voices” started the moment I woke up. (Okay, they started the night before and I allowed them to continue first thing in the morning.) I could feel the weight of issues, concerns, hurt feelings, and anger before my feet even hit the floor. Just a short time later I was sitting at our Hymn Sing. Words of truth from the hymns and choruses began to replace the “voices” that were relentless hours before. Words and stanzas began to call my heart to another place; to listen to a still small voice, rather than the loud voice of the cares of this world. I just allowed the words of peace, comfort, joy, and thanksgiving to wash over me. Finally, the beast of anxious emotions was quiet. Not only quiet but still and powerless. It was during these songs that I repented and got my day on the right foot.

Who or what has got your ear today? Is your mind wrapped around the words of others? If the same old things are going round and round it may help to play some music or read through a hymnal. Don’t just hear the music but listen to it! Don’t jump in the car and turn on the CD. Your mind will wander as you drive. Don’t just read the verses but reflect on the truths that are found written within.

It must be true, at least in my case, that music soothes the savage beast but here is the full quote:
“Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast (Beast in Latin), to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” William Congreve – (Wiki/answers)

Music softens our hearts that have become stones and straightens out all our kinks too. Music was the tool that God used to soothe, soften and unknot my heart.

So, turn up the music!

Written by Kathy Withers: Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

Think About This: If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem be against us, we do not believe Him at all.” – Charles Spurgeon

The Daily Bible Reading: Zechariah 3-6 | You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13 but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. -1 Peter 4:12-13

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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