Hold On

Most of the testimonies in the Journal seem to be from those who have come into the Light at once on taking up Christian Science. It may help some brother or sister to hear that patient fighting, awful struggling, and the "grit" which enables one to just hold on, is rewarded.

When I first got Science and Health, I was certainly healed of two troubles very quickly. One was an internal complaint of two and a half to three years' standing, on which two doctors, who practised materia medica, did not make the slightest impression. Science removed every trace of it, and all its accompanying delicacy of constitution, in two months. Also my hands which had been disfigured with a multitude of warts for about a year (one wart had been there four years) were absolutely cured in a week, to my great astonishment. I am so grateful for that, but so much more grateful for the victory gained over the terrible temptations that have tried to overwhelm me for over two years. Often it has seemed that I must let go, and then "the still small voice" has come to me "No, hold on." And each time, when I had won this victory, the Light shone clearer than it had ever shone before. Very often love expressed for others has shown me the way, more than if I had sat shut up for hours, puzzling in my room. Some little loving act has often worked wonders. Self disappears. And the Light is again able to shine through. "Hold on."

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