Many would agree that God is "a very present help in trouble"...

Many would agree that God is "a very present help in trouble" (Ps. 46:1). But until we know Him better, we may be reluctant to rely on Him for healing. I was introduced to God through the Christian Science Sunday School, where I learned to know Him as a loving Father-Mother who protects His children. Although I experienced several so-called childhood diseases, each one was healed quickly through prayer as taught in Christian Science. As a teen-ager, membership in The Mother Church helped me realize there is no satisfaction in drinking or smoking. Christian Science also came to my rescue in college, when I was about to fail.

During the summer before my senior year, I began to study the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly daily, praying to know myself as the intelligent idea of infinite Mind. My prayer was answered, for I was on the dean's list when I graduated, and was later accepted by three graduate schools.

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