At a time when I was taking on some additional work, I leaned...

At a time when I was taking on some additional work, I leaned under a table to plug something in and discovered that I was unable to reach the short distance to the outlet. One of my arms was not working properly. I immediately denied that there could be any limitation or restriction of ability in God's kingdom, where we all dwell in harmony. I affirmed that man's spiritual nature is the expression of a limitless, omnipotent Deity. Then I put the incident out of my thought.

Over time, however, I noticed that this condition was not diminishing, and tasks that would normally be accomplished without a thought became quite impossible. I was unable to wash my hair with both hands, couldn't fasten my clothes properly, my rest at night was uncomfortable, and so forth. Nevertheless, I calmly proceeded with my prayers, as I have done whenever encountering a difficulty. One morning after praying, I felt led to read every reference to arm and shoulder in the Bible. I gained a great sense of spiritual strength and freedom from this exercise. A verse from Deuteronomy was particularly comforting: "The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders" (33:12).

Your healing is important
June 9, 1997

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