Following God’s leading brings healing

A healing I had some years ago came to thought recently, and I’d like to share what I learned from the experience. A few years after I had class instruction in Christian Science, I was challenged with what seemed like severe congestion, a cough, and fever. It seemed serious enough that it kept me in bed, feeling weak and unable to eat much or to keep up with my active life as a young mother, musician, and teacher. 

It seemed hard to keep my thought focused, and, instead of feeling inspiration, my prayer felt more like just repeating words. One night when I couldn’t sleep, it came to me to think of just one fact that I knew was true about God’s creation and to hold to that. Well, I could easily grasp that God, who is our all-loving Father, certainly did not create this illness. I just held to that simple truth, which was so powerful. God, who is all-present Love itself, could not create or even know about disease. 

As I stayed with that thought, I began to reason out from there and the idea grew. If God did not create disease, what did He create? Since He is infinite good, then He could create only that which is good. Since He is Love, He was caring for me. Since He is Life, He was giving me strength and health. Since He is Spirit, I am completely spiritual in His likeness, as we learn in the first chapter of Genesis: “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness” (verse 26). Mary Baker Eddy’s statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures was also so helpful, and I earnestly endeavored to follow it: “Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts” (p. 261).

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Testimony of Healing
Healing results from spiritual growth
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