What brings someone to the point of healing?

When we're praying for healing, it's sometimes difficult to know if we're making any progress. But the moment of healing is often unmistakable.

I Was suffering severely from all the symptoms of a severe allergy. Although I was endeavoring to heal the condition through Christian Science, it was very difficult for me to think of anything but my misery. I surely wanted a physical healing and hoped it would be immediate, but I have since learned how inconsistent it is to expect healing while thinking more about the problem than about God. I asked for help from a Christian Science practitioner, and although I really don't recall exactly what she said to me, I do know her prayers were powerful!

After I hung up the telephone, I suddenly began to pray aright—to ponder spiritual truths that before seemed impossible for me to think about. The physical symptoms abated and eventually disappeared completely from my experience, but that moment of affirming my true spiritual selfhood with the prayerful support of the practitioner was to me the point of healing. This was over twenty-five years ago, and I am grateful to write that I have been permanently healed of this recurring illness.

Second Thought
February 19, 1990

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