Music is one of the most powerful forces you can encounter. It has the power to help lighten your mood and can give you a new perspective on a situation.
In Acts 16 Paul and Silas find themselves in a prison. Now this prison was not like the prisons we have today, as they had no electricity and it is doubtful that they had a working toilet in their cell. Prisons were dark, smelly and miserable places. Paul and Silas have just been beaten, chained and placed in prison. They have the option to complain, or to give thanks and praise to God. I am sure that the other prisoners did not understand why they were singing and some might even have shouted at them to "keep it down". This is a great Biblical example of how praises and singing songs can change our situations. Read the whole of Acts 16 when you get the chance.
Today I would like to introduce you to Kutless, one of my favourite bands. They have some awesome Worship songs and I always find that this song inspires hope in me when I listen to it.
Have you ever tried listening to music when you feel down or alone? The right kind of music can be a great encouragement during the difficult times of our lives.