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.

I was a small child when my dad taught them to me. Our family had just moved to a new house, where, for the first time, I would have my own bedroom. When it was time to go to bed that first night after moving, I was terrified by how big, and dark, and lonely my new room felt. My dad cuddled me in his arms and told me that I didn’t need to fear because I could trust in my Father-Mother God to comfort me. 

I had been attending Christian Science Sunday School for a few years, so I knew about God’s loving care for His children, but I was still afraid of that “scary” room. So Dad taught me: “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” I repeated those ten words from Psalm 56 until I knew them by heart and felt the power behind the words. After that, I felt safe alone in my room—that night and for the rest of my childhood.

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