How I Turned to the Bible for Help

(written at age 11)

One morning I woke up, and I wasn't feeling well at all. I had a fever, sore throat, and a cold. That afternoon I tried to pray about it. I knew that God was everywhere, so nothing could be really wrong. It says in the Bible in the first chapter of Genesis that God made everything and "behold, it was very good."

That night I had a call from my grandmother. She told me about the ninety-first Psalm and how it would help me. We went through all of the verses and talked about what they meant. There were two verses that really helped me. The first one says, "Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name." The next verse that I really liked was: "He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler."

After talking with my grandmother I thought about the psalm. Then I could feel myself clearing up. By noon the next day I was so much better that I could get dressed and go outside. And I am really glad that I had this experience because I learned so much about the Bible.

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Gratitude, Not Grievance
November 20, 1976

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