Grateful for God’s presence

Two healings that I had within the last couple of years brought me a deeper understanding and awareness of God’s presence, for which I am most grateful. 

One evening, I was suddenly seized with an overwhelming pain in my back that almost immobilized me. I managed to get ready for bed, and I lay there quietly praying, though I was unable to find a comfortable position. As I listened for God’s guidance, the thought came that He was right there with me, and I endeavored to understand more deeply what that entailed. 

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, identified several biblically based synonyms for God, including Love, Mind, and Spirit. I thought of divine Love and what that beautiful presence includes—comfort, peace, healing, trust, safety, goodness. Divine Mind, the source of all intelligence, was providing me with inspiration, understanding, guidance, clarity, and knowledge. Divine Spirit was giving strength, holiness, purity, harmony. I continued diligently pondering the depth of each of these names for God, as well as Life, Soul, Principle, and Truth, letting my consciousness be filled with the endless good qualities they express. As I let these qualities envelop me, I felt an even deeper sense of God’s presence, and along with it, an inner calm. During the night the pain just melted away, and I was deeply grateful. 

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