Music and Suffering
Most of us have gone through periods of suffering, and if not, you will. In those days and sleepless nights, good soul-comforting music becomes a balm for gaping wounds in our hearts. How many of us have been soothed by Horatio Spafford’s famous hymn, “It is Well With My Soul”? When my mom was dying of cancer, there were days when the greatest comfort to me was music-specifically the “old” hymns that taught me great things about God and the Gospel – and helped me to remember what was true in the midst of a soul-wrenching season.
This issue is particularly relevant to my family and our church family. We have several friends who are walking through painfully dark valleys. Here we’ve seen Scripture and its truths put to song and become a means of God’s grace. Here’s one you should know, or at least file away for when it’s your turn to endure such seasons.