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On the way to the state soccer tournament
Originally appeared online in the teen series: Your Healings - November 9, 2021
My senior year of high school had just begun, and I’d finally earned a starting spot on my school’s soccer team. After a strong performance in the regular season, my team was eager for the state tournament and to make a run for the state championship.
However, I was frustrated and disappointed when my coach started his daughter, a freshman, ahead of me. After four years of diligent work, I felt that my opportunity to be a starting player was being unfairly taken away. To top it off, I sprained my ankle in the last game before the playoffs. It was painful, and I walked with a limp.
Having attended a Christian Science Sunday School growing up, I knew I could turn to God with these problems. Sunday School had taught me that God is Life, the source of all good activity, and that God is Love, supporting each of us at every moment. Because of what I’d learned, God felt real and trustworthy to me, so it was natural to pray. And the best thing about turning to God in prayer is that it brings practical solutions—real healing.