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Comfort From The Psalms

God’s voice brings joy and assurance

Many years ago, when my husband and I were expecting our second child, I prepared for the birth through prayer and often asked a Christian Science practitioner for treatment.   In particular I studied what Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures on page 463 : “To attend properly the birth of the new child, or divine idea, you should so detach mortal thought from its material conceptions, that the birth will be natural and safe.

Feeling the comfort and care of divine Love

I was at a weekly testimony meeting at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, recently, where someone gave a testimony that, in part, discussed how God is always taking care of us, His children, even if we are not acknowledging or looking for it right then. I, too, have seen this to be true.

A psalm that’s stayed with me

Psalm 121 has been a comfort and a guide to me for a long time.   Many years ago when I was in college, I was going through very difficult challenges with my health and a relationship.

Few scriptural verses so beautifully enunciate the omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotence of God as those of Psalm 139. Through the teachings of Christian Science, the spiritual meaning of this psalm resonates with comforting, healing power.

Sustenance from Psalm 18

It was a Christian Science practitioner who introduced me to Psalm 18. I was visiting my family on the West Coast.

Messages that bring help and healing

Every morning I like to read from Psalms. I start at the beginning of the book, read a little each day, and then when I am at the end, with Psalm 150, I start again from the beginning.

My ‘go-to’ Bible verse

There is a verse from Psalm 56 that, while consisting of just ten little words, has comforted and healed me throughout my life: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee” ( verse 3 ). There is a lot of meaning behind those words.

A psalm that hasn’t let me down

A psalm that has been a guidepost to me is Psalm 73 . The whole psalm does not mince words with regard to the hopelessness we may feel when confronted with fierce opposition.

The spiritual significance of the 91st Psalm

I’ve been learning more each day that as we gain a better understanding of the spiritual meaning of the Scriptures, more harmony becomes tangible in our lives. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “The Scriptures are very sacred.

Calm and confident in God’s care

The psalms I love most are difficult to choose. But if I had to pick, I’d say Psalms 23 , 46 , 91 , 121 , and 139 because they reassure us so beautifully of God’s constant presence and loving care.