That God is an ever-present help has been proven to us...

That God is an ever-present help has been proven to us frequently during the past four years. Although we have been interested in Science for about nine years, we failed at first to see the necessity for working actively in the truth; but man's extremity, as always, proved to be God's opportunity. We had been helped to overcome bodily ailments many times through Christian Science, for measles, colds, serious throat difficulties, and internal disorders had been met and overcome; yet there remained something more for us to experience before we came to a fuller realization of the power of Truth and its effects on mortal mind and body.

We had thought to prepare for the future by investing in properties which promised quick returns, and we laid great stress on what we could then do for Science and for ourselves, looking almost entirely to the inherent power of material means to supply all we expected to need, instead of "leaning on the sustaining infinite," which "today is big with blessings" (Science and Health, Pref., p. vii). We were not content with investing the cash on hand, but through undue influence invested more. Then began a struggle. Car strikes came on, and business was in a deplorable condition; consequently the values of real estate decreased instead of increasing, till finally there was no demand for it at all. Nevertheless, there were payments and interest to be met, and here our first real hard blow came, for business was so inactive that my husband's services were thought to be no longer needed, at least not for some months, perhaps.

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