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Freedom from back pain

From the January 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One morning recently I woke up with a sharp pain in my lower back. I instantly thought that I must have over-extended myself during some task at work. But then I actually started laughing because I knew that was only a false belief. I knew this claim of back pain was untrue, that it was not from God, and that it could be healed in Christian Science. 

Over the past few years, I have been reluctant to immediately call a Christian Science practitioner for help when needed, but in this instance, I was ready to have the support of a practitioner right away. In the short time leading up to when the practitioner became available, my wife lovingly supported me and played some of the various audio offerings that are available on I was inspired by the truths I was hearing.

Although I was really struggling to move, and found both the pain and lack of ability to support my upper body debilitating, I was confident in knowing that the issue was only a false belief and not the truth about my being. And since it wasn’t true about me, it could be overcome by understanding my true spiritual nature as a child of God.

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