Prayer on the sidelines

I’ve played soccer ever since I could kick a ball. So sitting on the sidelines was not exactly the start I’d expected for the fall soccer season of my sophomore year.

I was a new student at a boarding school, and I was excited to participate in all the opportunities, including playing on the junior varsity soccer team. I knew I needed to step up my game in order to have a good season. I put my all into every practice, working hard and playing my best. It was also important to me to support my teammates in whatever ways I could.

One day during practice my foot and ankle suddenly began to hurt, and I couldn’t run without a lot of pain. I was caught off guard since this seemed to come out of nowhere. I expected to get right back in the game, but that didn’t happen. A day turned into a week, and I still couldn’t run. I found myself sitting on the sidelines, watching the team play and feeling so frustrated that I couldn’t join them. I realized I needed to turn to God for help and practice Christian Science in a way I never had before.

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