In seeking to overcome a sense of lack, one may sometimes find it difficult to turn completely away from the claims of discord. This may be due in part to doubt as to the availability of Christian Science to deal effectively with the problems of daily life. Doubt can be promptly dispelled, however, by a review of past proofs of the power of Truth. These, when recalled, give an overwhelming answer to any suggestion of doubt. Even those who know but little of Christian Science have always the testimonies of healings given at Wednesday evening meetings and in the Christian Science periodicals to refer to. Such experiences denote recognition of the actual presence and activity of good, which recognition goes far in healing.

Then, again, one may be hindered by the tendency to keep in touch with the enemy; that is, to keep in remembrance the specific claim of error. Now the method of Christian Science healing is the declaration and realization of the present reality and availability of good and the unreality of evil—the unreality of lack in this case. If we keep turning mentally to the error, instead of away from it, we are tending to hinder the healing work. We must understand that the claim of error is a fiction, which is destroyed not by doing something to it, but by understanding the opposite fact, or the truth. Mrs. Eddy writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 261), "Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts."

Overcoming Obstacles
April 14, 1928

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