Dislocated shoulder healed

I was heading downstairs and missed a step. I slipped and toppled down the full flight, landing forcefully on one arm. When the commotion ended, a flood of thoughts began forming about what had happened. I could see—and feel from the extreme pain—that my right shoulder was dislocated. Right along with a fear of not knowing how I would fix my shoulder came a split-second moment when I realized that I could never be out of God’s control or care.

I continued praying even though I didn’t feel in control at all. My 13-year-old son came running and asked if I was all right. He immediately went to my laptop, which had gone flying during the incident, to make sure it wasn’t damaged. I recall, ever so fleetingly, how funny that was (and yet now I relish the idea that he didn‘t think of me as fallen or injured).

I spent the next moment affirming the truth of my inseparability from God. Suddenly I found myself attempting, without planning, to get up off the stairs. As I did this, still praying, the shoulder popped back in place quickly and painlessly. Then I began laughing at the mental image I had of myself falling. The fall replayed itself like a movie skit, and it was so comical! The more I laughed, the more dreamlike the situation became, and the pain faded proportionately.

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