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Can Scripture Memorization Really Help You?

September 15, 2023

Hi there! 

As we wrap up this week focusing on the importance of quieting our hearts with solitude and scripture memorization, I’m sharing how these holy habits calmed my heart when our son was hospitalized with a high fever a few months ago. 

Test after test came back clear and with no definite answer as to the cause of Connor’s high fever. 

Fervently praying, I cried out to God to heal my son, but his fever worsened. 

My prayers turned into questions: Do You hear me, Lord? The questions soon turned into demands: Heal my son now!

By the third day, I was angry at God. Feeling abandoned and unloved by Him, I cried outside on a bench. As cars drove past, I closed my eyes. A verse I had memorized years ago came to mind:

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” (Psalm 46:10, ESV).

Be still and know that He is God. 

At that moment, I knew we were not alone in this battle. Calming my heart, God reassured me that He heard my prayers!

On Page 40, Wendy writes, “Sacred pauses help us find strength and resolve as we wrestle with God about our trials and struggles.” My time on the bench was my wrestling match with God, and peace came over me as I remembered Psalm 46:10. I pray you experience His peace as well.

We have a special treat for you today! Wendy and her friend Nancy Elam discuss how scripture memorization helps you fight fear and battle the enemy. Together, they have memorized over 57 verses! Check out the video or audio here! (Need a transcript? We’ve got you covered!)

Scripture memorization takes work and mind power, but the blessings and benefits we receive are so worth it! 



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