Back pain disappears

About a year ago, I was sitting on the couch with my laptop catching up on correspondence after a trip. Out of the blue, the muscles in my lower back began to cramp, causing quite a lot of discomfort. In my efforts to find a comfortable position, I eventually ended up on my belly on the floor, where I felt more comfortable but was unable to do anything, and didn’t know when I might be able to get up again.

I was very fearful about what was going on and how long the pain would continue. On two occasions in previous years I had experienced similar instances which had left me quite uncomfortable and with limited mobility for several days afterward. This time the pain was more intense, and my roommate had gone out. It seemed that I was stuck on the floor with no help at hand.

So I did what has become customary for me to do in moments of distress and discomfort, which is to calm myself and pray in order to acknowledge God’s goodness and care as present at that very moment. What I’ve learned throughout my life of studying Christian Science is that when no other help is available (and even if there is!), “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1).

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