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. Evidently, the author of these psalms had experienced this safety and protection firsthand. I love the metaphors used to describe God in these psalms, such as a loving shepherd, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (Psalms 23:1), and as a mother-bird, “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust” (Psalms 91:4). How comforting to think of God sheltering us no matter what we encounter.

For many years I prayed with these psalms after I finished studying the Christian Science Bible Lesson each morning. About three years ago, for no apparent reason, I felt led to express gratitude for the protection I felt from God in any situation, or in whatever circumstance I found myself. 

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