Immediate healing? It’s possible!

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Your Healings - May 14, 2019

I’ve always known that healing through prayer is possible. And as a Christian Scientist, it’s felt natural to me to pray about any problems I’ve faced. But I’d always thought of a healing as something to be patient about, a process that takes a lot of time and effort. It wasn’t until last summer that I discovered otherwise.

As part of a counselor-in-training program, we were required to participate in a five-day hiking and canoeing trip. On the last night of the hike before the final descent, I found myself feeling very uncomfortable. I was trying to go to sleep, but my throbbing ankles were a constant reminder that I had rolled my ankles multiple times during the hike that day. As a soccer player, I recognized this feeling all too well, and I also knew this kind of discomfort wasn’t going to just go away on its own.

At first, I alternated between trying to get comfortable and sort of ignoring the problem. But after a few hours I realized that if I wanted to make it down the mountain the next day, I needed to pray. 

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