I spent the majority of my day, today, in a courtroom. I was going through the painful process of jury selection. I heard a lot of the same questions and a lot of the same answers over and over and over again. The case that the jury is going to be over is not a pretty case. The lawyers asked us a lot of questions concerning the case and it was a little disturbing.
Instead of feeling all icky about it I just decided to hum my favorite hymn. I would choose a different hymn and sing as much of it as I knew over and over again. Because of this I was able to concentrate better on the questions that were asked to me specifically. I also think that it helped me be more at the Lord's will when deciding how to answer the questions. If that makes any sense.
I am so grateful that I know enough hymns that I was able to fulfill my needs for about six hours. It's amazing what a blessing music is in my life. I'm glad I can recognize that.