So it came about whenever the evil spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the harp and play it with his hand; and Saul would be refreshed and be well, and the evil spirit would depart from him.
-1 SAMUEL 16:23
“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.” Awhile 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 and 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 batters 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.
Ask the Lord to fill your heart with His music and give you strength to turn off the music that troubles your heart.