Psalms and Bible Stories Bring Healing

Find out how one girl used the Bible to quiet her thought after being cut by broken glass. She likens her experience to that of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.

By G.J. Reynolds Chicago, IL

Categories: Beatitudes, Health

I rode my bike to my cousin's house. We were eating lunch when it started to rain. I asked if I could put my bike inside to keep it dry. I accidentally backed into a shelf with glass bottles on it. Some of them fell and broke. I was cut badly. Joan called our grandmother. She told us to read the 23rd and 91st Psalms until she got there. When Joan started reading the 23rd Psalm - "Because God is my Shepherd, I have everything I need" - I thought, "That's true right now. I have everything I need to be quiet and trust God. I have everything I need to clean these wounds." I started washing my hands. There was a lot of glass in my skin. Joan had started reading the 91st Psalm and I had to stop and think about any plague coming near me. I saw the plague as any accident. God's promise was that it wouldn't come near my dwelling. Just then Grandma walked in. She hugged me and started cleaning my cuts. She told me the story of the three Hebrew boys who were thrown into the fiery furnace. They didn't get burned. In fact, not even the smell of smoke was on them. I thought that was great. I wanted to see me without any glass in me. The bleeding stopped almost immediately. Over the next few days, my grandmother came to clean and bandage the cuts. All the glass came out easily. There was no digging it out. In a short while you couldn't tell where I was cut. Like the Hebrew boys didn't get burned or even smell like smoke, I was able to see I could trust God and find comfort in His words.