Homework and tests were looming. Stress was building. How was she going to get through the week? A new insight about the presence of God’s peace broke the spell of stress.
This teen showed up to summer camp without a return ticket. How would she ever make the right decision about whether she should go back home at the end of the summer, or try a new school that was totally out of her comfort zone?
She always found performances nerve-wracking. So when a big concert rolled around, she knew this was an opportunity for a healing.
The woman was about to jump off the bridge. Was there anything this author could do to help?
Self-conscious about her body, she began starving herself. But support from her Sunday School class helped her break the cycle of disordered eating and find a secure, spiritual sense of her identity.
When flu symptoms became a problem for this counselor and several others on staff, he found a powerful antidote to the belief of contagion by “tuning in” to God’s reassurances of health and safety.
It seemed like there was no solution. She hadn’t gotten any sleep and wouldn’t be able to get much more for a couple days. Was there a spiritual solution to her fatigue? This author discovered: Yes!
Faced with an “impossible” test question, this author turned to this spiritual fact: that man is “the compound idea of God, including all right ideas.” What happened next didn’t just help him with that exam, but with the tests he had to take going forward, too.
In the middle of the night, sitting on the floor of her dorm room, this author felt engulfed by a fear of terrorism. But as she prayed, she woke up to the power of spiritually protesting against any evil that would claim to have power, and to standing with God, good.
During a study abroad, this author was enjoying an evening of practicing her new language with the locals when she was caught off-guard by one man's inappropriate advances. Prayer not only healed her of the aftereffects of the incident, but it also gave her a deeper understanding of each individual's spiritual innocence.