Sleeping difficulties eliminated

Through most of my childhood, I suffered with recurring nightmares. They happened so often that I was afraid to go to sleep. One in particular came back again and again, from the time I was in first grade through middle school. By the time I was in high school, my dreams were either nightmares or aggressively sensual.

It was at this point that I decided to read straight through the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health. One of the citations that I found helpful was: "In sleep, cause and effect are mere illusions. They seem to be something, but are not. Oblivion and dreams, not realities, come with sleep" (p. 556).

As I continued reading, I learned that God's love doesn't allow for any element of suffering. When the fear of bad dreams came to my thought, I refused to believe that I was a horrible person deserving of these dreams. I would then consider all the wonderful truths I was learning about God and His great love.

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Testimony of Healing
Child's trust in God heals facial wounds
September 25, 2000

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