"In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me."

"In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me." After exhausting many methods of healing known to the medical profession, I turned to Christian Science and was healed. I had been a semi-invalid since young womanhood, and as the result of wrong thinking had plunged deeper and deeper into ill health and weakness as the years passed by. I submitted to four operations, two being major ones, and after the second, came near "the valley of the shadow of death." Only one of those in attendance held out any hope of my recovery. When surgery failed to help, X-ray photographs were taken of the spine, and the disease was diagnosed as a peculiar form of arthritis, a disease of the joints, and was considered incurable. I was advised to rest in bed for a year. The use of a wheel chair was also suggested, as I suffered greatly from walking. A chair was finally purchased, and I used it for five years as a means of getting about in my home. No improvement resulted, however, and a plaster cast was then suggested by my physician. I thought this would be more than I could bear, and did not consent to having it put on at this time.

A loving sister who had taken up the study of Christian Science mailed me a copy of the Christian Science Sentinel about this time. Although I did not understand very well what I read, there seemed to be something there that gave me new hope and courage, and I now know that the truth stated therein sustained me for many weary months, for I was seemingly wandering in the wilderness of despair. One of the articles, I remember distinctly, contained these words from the Bible: "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." What comforting words to my weary heart! How I clung to them and tried to grasp their meaning! I did not understand their real meaning, however; my one thought was to be well, and I did not know it was my thinking which must be corrected. The "Daily Prayer" as given to us by our dear Leader in the Church Manual (p. 41) was included in another article in this messenger of Truth and Love that had come to heal and save.

Testimony of Healing
About twelve years ago I began an intermittent study of...
September 14, 1929

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