'There is no fear in love'

Originally written in German, this testimony was first published in the August 2013 German, French, Portuguese, and Spanish editions of The Herald of Christian Science.

In the past, insecurity, stress, and fear accompanied my life. But about three years ago, the fear increased to such a depressing condition that the problem of how to overcome it needed to be solved. I did not sleep well. In the mornings I felt I couldn’t get up to do anything, and I often felt paralyzed by the fear. I hardly found any peace.

Through the study of Christian Science, I had already had a number of physical healings over the past years (including neurodermatitis and several allergies), and I had also overcome other difficulties. However, now constant fear determined my thinking. My usual way of praying, which had always been so freeing, hardly seemed possible. That’s why I turned to psychotherapy for help. Through my profession as a Gestalt therapist, it felt natural to me to meet this crisis, among others, by understanding and acknowledging the background of my experiences. However, the fear continued.

In a moment of deep despair, I turned to God with all my heart, asking Him to show me a way out of the fear. I then was ready to yield to God’s direction completely. This was the turning point. Suddenly a great peace encompassed me, and I realized with great clarity that, as a child of the perfect God, as His idea, I am created without the tiniest element of fear. I suddenly saw very clearly that fear was no part of me. I was able to think about who I really am. I dropped all psychotherapeutic methods and turned my whole thought to God.

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From the Editors
The Mind that moves, the Love that stills
October 14, 2013

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