It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night, to the music of the lute and the harp, to the melody of the lyre. For you, O Lord, have made me glad by your work; at the works of your hands I sing for joy. (Psalm 92:1-4 ESV)
Music has a way of connecting our souls with catchy melodies and artful lyrics. Whenever we hear a favorite song from the past, we start to feel nostalgic, and maybe start dancing and singing when no one is around. I am convinced that we were designed to enjoy music because of these effects it has on us.
We can use music to lift our spirits and remind us of the goodness of God. We can express praises and take on a posture of worship towards him while getting lost in the grace of poetic soundscapes and lyrics. When we sing to the Lord, I believe he delights in our voices even when we are way off key because he sees our hearts. He may even inspire a new song to be written and cataloged amongst the thousands in our music libraries. I find it fascinating how vastly creative we can be with music because the combination of notes seem infinite.
So if you sink into a spiritual dry spell, then I suggest that you play a song and sing along. Your mood will lighten and your heart may swell with gladness because the Lord is delighting in you.