Healing Power of Sound

This subject is near and dear to my heart. I have been a musician for the last 14 years and the Lord has used this in my life to help bring balance to my brain. At one point in my life, I thought I would be some rock star traveling the world but the Lord had a better plan. My life took a big turn when I was 16, when I gave up music and pursued the Lord wholeheartedly. This pursuit of laying music down gave me a new relationship when I picked it back up. I went from a rock guitar player to playing melodies and writing songs that would minister to people. I had no idea until I made this switch why music and sound was so important to God. Whether it’s trumpet blasts that destroyed the walls of Jericho or the very act of God’s creation beginning with sound speaking the world into existence. So let’s explore the power of sound not just music, but also words.

How does sound heal?

So I always like to use the example of a plant. If you were to play death metal to a plant it will die and if you were to play classical music it lives. Now you may be asking yourselves why is that. It’s simple in God’s creation there is harmony to what he created and harmony wants harmony, not dissonance.

  • When we listen to harmonious things it brings healing. The more we reduce listening to harmful tones in music the better we will feel.
  • Sound is basically vibrations and everything we encounter in life is vibrating. That’s also why we need to watch what we speak. Words have power and that can bring life or death.
  • Proverbs 18:21 says death and life are in the power of the tongue, and they who indulge in it shall eat the fruit of it (for death or life).
  • This scripture sums up the power of words very easily - we speak life or death daily.
  • This scripture is also very convicting when it comes to gossiping or speaking behind someone’s back.

How do we incorporate healing sounds?

First things first, we need to change the way we speak to one another. I am speaking to myself here. Let’s stop gossip and start speaking faith and life.

  • My spiritual mom Doris always spoke life and faith to me. This made a huge impact in my life as to how I felt daily. Guess what? I do the same to people around me today.
  • We can change what we chose to listen to and incorporate more healing songs like classical, solfeggio tones, and then we can cut music off and hear what being quite sounds like.
  • The most intense sound in music is the silence between the notes. This is also true in conversation to learn to pause and let someone think. In the word of God this is called Selah.


My hope for this blog is to bring a different perspective to music and the meaning of it in our daily lives. Music is powerful and so are words so choose carefully what your ears consume and mouth feeds to others. Stay tuned for the next blog where we'll be discussing the power of plants.