For many years I was a great sufferer from stomach...

For many years I was a great sufferer from stomach trouble and severe headaches. I could eat and digest but little food and was constantly getting weaker. I was under the care of physicians during those years, and followed their advice faithfully in trying medicines, massage, and climate, but they afforded only temporary relief. During this time I also had a nervous breakdown and attacks of influenza, the latter every winter regularly. Finally I was prostrated with an attack of vertigo and confined to the house for seven weeks. When able to get about, the doctor told me I would be subject to these attacks the rest of my life and must be very careful about stooping quickly or crossing streets when any vehicles were near by, as I might be seized with dizziness and fall. Thus I was kept in a constant state of fear, in addition to the suffering and weakness.

Becoming discouraged, as a last resort I turned to Christian Science for help. While at the practitioner's I was suffering intensely from headache and dizziness, and told her I had been in the habit of taking a material remedy when these headaches came on, but had not taken any that day. She replied, "You have said enough; you are consenting to two powers, God and medicine." She then gave me treatment and I started for home, still suffering. Just before reaching there I came to the decision that I would have only one power control me,—God, the great Physician, the only healing power,— and that I would never take another drop of medicine, and that instant I was healed. I shall never forget the spiritual illumination, the peace, joy, and happiness, that came to me at that moment and has remained with me ever since. I went into the house, and feeling hungry ate a good dinner without any bad after effects, something I had not been able to do before for many years. Ever since then I have eaten everything I wished.

April 15, 1916
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