Let Israel say:
“His love endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say:
“His love endures forever.”
Let those who fear the Lord say:
“His love endures forever.”

When hard pressed, I cried to the Lord;
he brought me into a spacious place.

The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.
What can mere mortals do to me?
The Lord is with me; he is my helper.
I look in triumph on my enemies.

It is better to take refuge in the Lord
than to trust in humans. (Ps. 118:2–8)

This is my favorite verse because it is comforting to know that when I am going through difficult times, God is carrying me in his arms. During pleasant times, I am always happy, but in times of trouble, it is reassuring that God is with me and that although I cannot see him, he is helping me. God loves me always and his love endures “forever.”

Whenever I have asked Christians to pray for me, their prayers have always worked. I have felt peace every time, a kind of peace that I never experienced before.

Shamandeep Kaur is a schoolteacher.