I was able to play soccer again

Originally appeared online in the teen series Your Healings -  November 22, 2022.

Soccer is a sanctuary for me. It’s where I feel free, and it gives me a break from all of the stressful things in my life. I love soccer so much that even after my outdoor season is over, I still go to Sunday pickup games with friends and teammates. Last year, I played two to three times a week, either on my own time or in an organized game. 

During one of the pickup games, I was involved in a play that caused me to shoot the ball at a strange angle and pull a groin muscle. At first, it didn’t seem like a big deal, so I continued playing. In fact, I continued playing the rest of the month. But over time, the muscle started to hurt so much that I had to take a break. I really missed playing soccer, and I also felt behind on my training and fitness. 

As I thought about what to do, I realized I could seek a spiritual solution. I attend a Christian Science Sunday School, where we learn to turn to God when we’re hurt or have a problem. This is because when we learn more about God and our relationship to Him, we’re able to find comfort and healing through His love and care.

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