Relieved of back pain on cruise

In late October of 2012, I joined some friends on a fall cruise touring New England and Canada. The morning we were scheduled to leave for the port, I bent down to put something in my suitcase and suddenly felt a sharp pain in my lower back. It felt as if I had severely pulled a muscle. I was able to stand and walk, but by the time my friends and I got to our shared cabin, I found it quite painful to get up after sitting down. I‘d had previous bouts with lower back pain for almost ten years, and most times it usually took several days to recover.

My first reaction to this new incident was fear. I feared that it would take a long time to heal, and because of that I wouldn’t be able to participate in any of the cruise excursions we had booked. Although I didn’t say anything to my friends as we were unpacking, I could tell that they noticed I was uncomfortable. I knew they were concerned even though no comments were made.

In the past, I had been helped by Christian Science practitioners when I needed prayerful support, but this time I knew I needed to start praying for myself immediately. As my friends and I settled into our cabin, I sat down to calm my thought. Suddenly an angel thought came—a resounding “No!” I found myself thinking: “I refuse to give in to this mental suggestion!” The idea that discord was not real and had no foundation or basis in Truth was what I needed to keep in my thought.

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