Learning to Trust God

After a year and a half of help and comfort from The Christian Science Journal and Sentinel, I feel that I owe them a written acknowledgment. I find these periodicals a continual feast of good things.

For many years I have been an earnest seeker for a religion that would enable me to trust in God. Having been tormented all my life with fears of all kinds, I thought if I could only trust in God, my sufferings would be over. For fifteen years I hoped I had found in the New Church (Swedenborgian) the religion that would give me that trust. But at last I was convinced it was not there. So I tried a mixture of the teachings of Swedenborg and mental science. It is needless to say I did not find what I sought. My fears increased, accompanied by the physical manifestation of acute nervousness and sick headaches.

There Christian Science found me two years ago, and a most fractious patient I was. I had been fooled so many times by fair sounding phrases that I did not believe what the Scientist told me. I read "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," but at first I received very little comfort from that, for I did not believe it was true. After several weeks of treatment the healer made what seemed to me a very unreasonable request, namely, that I read for a while nothing but Christian Science literature and the Bible, not to discuss Christian Science with my friends, and to pray earnestly for the Truth to be revealed to me.

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