Illness and loss of consciousness healed

By turning to God for help and guidance, I have experienced many blessings, which include a loving marriage partner; good employment; healings of a sore throat, a sprained ankle, and burns; protection from flu and colds; safety while traveling; and provision of the right home in four different moves across the country. The following healing is one that proved to not just that God is powerful but that He is the only power.

I woke in the middle of the night exhausted, disoriented, and feverish. Any movement caused me great pain. I recognized the symptoms as something I had read about and subconsciously feared. I had never taken the time to face this fear and destroy it by understanding God's allness and the nothingness of evil. Rather, I had lightly dismissed it with an "it won't happen to me" attitude. This approach left me with a false sense of security, believing in chance for protection rather than in God, who is always in control of His orderly creation. Also, it allowed me to believe that a power other than God existed that could bring harm to God's children.

I asked myself if I wanted to lie there afraid or turn to God. where I knew I would find healing. I decided on the latter. I knew that God did not create fear, nor did He create anything to be afraid of. I got out of bed to study the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. When I was halfway across the room, however, I fainted. When I came to, I was grateful for my earlier dismissal of fear as a false power. I felt at peace, even though I was still unable to function normally. Although I was home alone, it was as though some one was standing next to me, telling me each move to make. I crawled to the nightstand and called a Christian Science practitioner. She asked me to study the Lord's Prayer. I did. I could not seem to get beyond "Our Father." But I claimed God as my Father, my creator. It eliminated all concern about being alone, for me to know my Father was always with me. My awareness of His presence also brought a strong sense of God's power. I felt certain that, despite how I felt, God's will, His goodness, is in control and is the only activity going on.

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Testimony of Healing
A life of relying on God for healing
July 10, 2000

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