A guest post written by Sue Knight from La Mesa, California
I am an active and enthusiastic sports person, but not too long ago I found myself unable to participate in my three-times-a-week golf games due to pain in one leg. I was able to move, but not without extra effort, and I compensated by limiting my walking and activities. Friends were concerned, but I assured them that I was seeking help in overcoming this situation.
And the help I turned to was prayer for guidance and healing – as has been my daily practice because I’ve always found the spiritual approach to be effective.
For many years when faced with challenges or difficulties, from finding a job to facing down physical challenges, I knew I could rely on God to be an ever-present help in trouble, as expressed in Psalms. I earnestly turned my thought away from the physical sense of discomfort and began seeking a more spiritual approach, especially by focusing on the statement in Genesis that man is made in the image and likeness of God. I also recalled the story in John about how Jesus had taught his disciples that they could heal as he did by knowing and understanding the truth he preached and demonstrated. Praying with these ideas previously led to healing, and I knew I could count on these same spiritual concepts to help me with my current health needs.
As I embraced these ideas, I gained a clearer concept of myself as the beloved child of God, subject only to His goodness, His love, and able to fully express His harmony in all that I did. As that clearer concept of myself crystallized, I found I was no longer dwelling on any physical problem. I had a better and higher view of God’s tender mercy and His creation, and with this view I realized that there can be no injury and no disruption of divine Love’s embrace! Working daily with these ideas brought freedom of movement, but the best part was a renewed and clearer understanding of God and my relation to Him – maintaining a sense of well being and joy.