A Boy Healed of an Upset Stomach
An 11-year-old boy shares how he used his favorite childhood lullaby, the 23rd Psalm, to heal his upset stomach.
Categories: Health, Psalms
About a year ago, I woke up in the middle of the night. I wasn't feeling well. I was throwing up and didn't have control of my bodily functions. It was very hard to get back to sleep. I only had about an hour of sleep. In the morning, I couldn't go to school.
My mom told me to read, so I read the Bible, which is the only thing I ever think about when I'm sick. I've always loved Psalm 23. When I was little, we would sing lullabies when I was going to bed. I'd always say, "Mom, read the sheepie song." So I looked for Psalm 23 and read it a lot more than once. I knew from that song that God is always watching me, and He is guiding me. Since God knows all, He couldn't guide me through the wrong path.
It was a beautiful day, and I was missing out on it. But I was learning how much God cares for me, so it didn't matter. I just kept thinking about God's love for me the whole day. I felt better. I stopped throwing up for a bit. But when my thoughts got off track, and I focused on my body, my stomach started feeling queasy again. So I just stayed with the 23rd Psalm, thinking about God guiding me. Then I sat down and took a nap. When I woke up, I was feeling much better. My mom had gone out for just a little bit, and when she got home, I told her, "I can go to school tomorrow."
I was healed. I really love the 23rd Psalm. One thought can bring so much healing to the world if you know it well enough.
That day when Aaron wasn't feeling well, I had to go out for a little bit. I didn't want to leave him, but I didn't have a choice. I needed to know that God was taking care of him. I needed to be able to trust my son to God. When I came home, he told me he had read the 23rd Psalm and felt better. I was very grateful for his healing and for being able to trust God completely to care for my child.