My 'accidental' healing

When traveling back to school during my sophomore year of college, I experienced an awesome healing when I “accidentally” ended up listening to “God’s Law of Adjustment,” an article by Adam H. Dickey (see The Christian Science Journal, January 1916).

It had been an overwhelming quarter, and I had decided to fly home one weekend to decompress. But after a refreshing weekend with my family, I definitely did not want to go back. Not only was I dealing with a lot of stress because of all my classwork and activities, but I was also struggling with the question of whether the college I was attending was really the right place for me.

I got to the airport feeling really upset, and actually broke into tears at the gate. I decided to listen to some music as I boarded my plane. When I got to my seat, somehow my finger bumped my iPod and “God’s Law of Adjustment” started to play. (Even though it’s been almost 100 years since this article was first published in the Journal, so many people love it that The Christian Science Publishing Society still publishes it in both print and audio.) The audio version includes an introduction which begins, “Sometimes people find themselves in situations that seem utterly hopeless . . . .” The irony of this statement definitely broke through the disappointment and apprehension I was feeling, and I proceeded to listen to the article. One part talks about how we can always “call upon God to aid us,” and notes that when this happens, “God’s law will take possession of and govern the whole situation.” I was really grateful for the sense of peace that I felt in realizing that my only duty is to step out of the way and let God operate. 

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