Psalms help in time of trouble
I recently lost my sister. She was a second mother to me. Growing up, my mother had to work every day. Mom went to work at four in the morning and came home at four in the afternoon. So I didn't see her very much. Instead, I saw my sister who did everything for me that a mother would. I knew she wasn't my mother but she always had a very dear place in my heart.
When she died, I grieved very much for her. I missed her and the thought that I would not be seeing her again caused me a great deal of inner turmoil and anguish.
I am a Christian and many dear to me have died, yet, her death affected me the most.
I remembered that my mother used to read the twenty third psalm to me. I also remembered that my sister read it to me as a young boy.
I always loved it when she did and now in my grief at the loss of my sister, I turned to the Bible and especially the twenty third psalm.
Reading the psalm gave me a warm feeling of spiritual comfort. I felt that there was life after death. I felt that God truly cared for me. I was encouraged to move forward with my life knowing that "Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me."