Healed of depression

Originally published in El Heraldo de la Christian Science

For eight years I suffered from depression. I was attending a Christian Science Sunday School, but for a time I resisted turning to Christian Science for healing. My mother, on the other hand, held on to the understanding that nothing is impossible to God, and that I could be healed.

Time went by, and as I saw that I wasn't getting better, I began to plead with God in my prayers, feeling that I could "of mine own self do nothing" (John 5:30). When the fear of dying would come over me, I asked God to help me. These were very difficult moments. But I remained calm, and little by little a healing took place and, along with it, a moral regeneration. I realized that the Omnipotent doesn't need help from human methods to heal. When I understood this, I gained the assurance that I was not separated from God. A Christian Science practitioner prayed for me, and I was able to stop taking the drugs the psychiatrist had prescribed.

My mother had been very distressed, but understanding that there was only one Mind—God—helped her see that this illness lacked power, origin, and reality. Christian Science was teaching her that God was the only power, and that only good thoughts could come to me from Him.

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May 24, 2004

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