No more arm and shoulder pain

I am most grateful for a healing I had last year over the summer. I enjoy swimming in open-water competitions and signed up for the Hellespont and Dardanelles Cross Continental Swim, an iconic swim in the Dardanelles, formerly Hellespont, strait that crosses from Europe to Canakkale, Turkey, in Asia. The swim is held annually on Turkish “Victory Day” in late August. 

Three months before the event I began swim training in earnest. However, in one of my first workouts I felt severe pain in my left arm and shoulder. For the next week I tried to just “swim through” the pain and keep on working out—but it did not improve. 

I prayed for a few days with the truth that I was not a limited mortal trying to overcome a real problem, but a perfect spiritual idea of God. Although I felt some progress was made, the pain persisted. I decided to call a Christian Science practitioner for help. She was extremely encouraging and shared powerful truths to refute this false condition. She suggested I study the following from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Anatomy, when conceived of spiritually, is mental self-knowledge, and consists in the dissection of thoughts to discover their quality, quantity, and origin. Are thoughts divine or human? That is the important question” (p. 462).

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Testimony of Healing
God’s healing power is everywhere
March 7, 2016

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