Three years ago I had a bad nervous breakdown

Three years ago I had a bad nervous breakdown. No longer needing a salaried post, I had been provided with means to start two hobbies, neither of them selfish. I had gained a slight understanding of Christian Science, but suddenly enlightenment vanished, study and reading seemed meaningless, and I became depressed and wakeful; the means to carry on the hobbies almost ceased; and a very good friend passed on—one whose patience, encouragement, and interesting outlook had been of the greatest help during a long period of personal and family stress. I felt frightened and ill, did not know whether I wanted Christian Science help or a doctor's, and felt utterly despondent. Wonderful love and care were shown me, but I felt no gratitude. The only comfort I found was in Isaiah 41:10: "Fear thou not;for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness."

One day I awoke knowing that I did need Christian Science with my whole being. I was abroad, but found a most understanding practitioner who spoke English, and I had treatment. Heaviness vanished, gratitude returned, and soon I slept; in three weeks I was well. Healing came with the overcoming of resentment, and a new understanding of forgiveness in the acknowledgment that one's real self can never be hurt. Soon I was able to prove this new understanding, and since then have enjoyed excellent health.

Later, help was asked from the same practitioner to find the right way to obtain funds for a specific purpose. Funds were obtained, the work was satisfactorily completed and paid for, and the loan is being repaid.

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Testimony of Healing
I wish to express my gratitude to Christian Science for its...
August 26, 1939

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