Prayer heals injured thumb

While busy on a project at work, I badly injured my thumb. I washed it, then bowed my head and closed my eyes. I was turning to God for healing thoughts, and one came to me instantly. It was from the Bible: "Be still, and know that I am God" (Ps. 46:10). It wasn't so much the words that made the difference to me at that point—it was that I actually felt the nearness and "nowness" of God's presence, and the presence of His healing Christ. I take the Christ to be God's truth coming to wipe away thoughts and beliefs that affect our lives, and negatively distract us from our true selfhood as the image and likeness—the perfect expression—of God, divine Love. With that, the pain that might have been, didn't come. To me, this was knowing the presence of God, and knowing that we can never be separate from Him.

This closeness is something that words simply can't express; it is experiencing pure Love. I felt as if I were standing on "holy ground," as in this statement from the Bible: "Put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground" (Ex. 3:5).

Since the message came to me in two parts, I still needed to heed that part that encouraged me to "be still." I needed to calm any thought regarding injury, or anything that distracted me from my relation to God as His likeness, pure and perfect.

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