Leg pain healed

Early in 2008, I found I was sometimes unable to walk without intense pain in one of my legs. My job at that time required frequent brisk walks, sometimes pulling or pushing a heavy cart of equipment and supplies as part of a major office move. This sudden pain would happen several times a day. There wasn’t time to take a lot of rest breaks—I had to keep going if deadlines were to be met. But I certainly began to address the situation with prayer, both in my own time and on the job as I was walking. The pain would ease, but then would return.

Several co-workers offered sympathy and sometimes suggestions for helping the situation as it appeared to them. One morning, a total stranger came up to me as I was walking uncomfortably to work, and told me about a massage treatment she planned to try since she had the same challenge. It was a nice example of caring, and I appreciated it. It was interesting to me that no two people came up with the same name for the problem or the same fix. I tried wearing different shoes and adjusting my office chair for more comfort, but neither of these helped.

As I prayed, I felt confident that God, infinite Mind, would tell me exactly what I needed to know in order to be healed. It’s wonderful when God gives an answer. Sometimes it comes in words, sometimes in an uplifting certainty and conviction of spiritual freedom, sometimes in a feeling of being wrapped up in the warmth of divine Love. This time it was words, or rather, a word: misdirected. And it came right when I was walking.

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