Did you know one of the remedies for trauma is to sing? It is! Isn’t that amazing.
I discovered this one year when my daughter had a four-wheeler accident on her farm. It landed on her, and she was banged up quite a bit.
A couple days after one thing was bothering her the most. She had a hard time swallowing and her throat felt very tight. After doing a little research, she found the cause, and shared it with me. She said, “When you suffer a trauma, often your lungs, chest and throat will tighten, at times it takes several days for it to get back to normal.” She went on to explain, “They say one of the best things you can do to recover is to sing.”
As she shared this truth, I was reminded of another day of trauma in my life.
Several years ago, I was bitten by a brown recluse spider. When that creepy thing went down my leg, I saw it. My response, the very first thing that came up in me was a song. I began to sing at the top of my lungs…”NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER!”
At the time, I didn’t realize I had been bitten, yet, in my spirit, a song arose. Praise God it did because that weapon formed against me did NOT prosper.
The Lord began to remind me of time after time when I found myself in a hard place, I would begin to sing. It wasn’t something planned or something I thought of. It simply is what came out of my spirit each time.
Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
One way the word of Christ dwells in you richly is through singing!
Ephesians 5:18-19 says, “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart…”
Ephesians shows us that if we want to remain full of the Spirit, we must sing!
We don’t just sing when we are happy or praising God. We sing to be strengthened. When we sing, we receive strength.
Remember Paul and Silas? They sang in prison, after being beaten. Their singing strengthened them and not only that, but it caused them to be set free.
Let’s look at some more scriptures about singing.
Let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy, and spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may exult in you. Psalms 5:11
I will sing of your strength; I will sing aloud of your steadfast love in the morning. For you have been to me a fortress and a refuge in the day of my distress. Psalms 59:16
For you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. Psalms 63:7
Singing is good for the soul and apparently good for the physical body as well.
Do you need joy? Sing!
Have you experienced trauma or disappointment? SING!
Do you feel weak and in need of strength? SING!
Sing to the Lord a new song and allow Him to heal you and fill you with His joy and His strength!
Appoint Your Day
My love overflows more and more, and I grow in knowledge and understanding. I will live pure and blameless until the day of the Lord’s return. I will be filled with the fruit of my salvation—the righteous character produced in my life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God.