Depression gives way to Love

During high school I struggled with depression. When some family members passed away, that aggravated the situation. I would come home from school, wanting to just sleep or cry, and I had no motivation to do schoolwork. Some days I was unable even to get out of bed. It felt as if I were in a deep hole and couldn’t get out. 

Through the study of Christian Science, I had learned that I could rely on prayer for healing, and I had experienced healings in my childhood. I called a Christian Science practitioner and asked for metaphysical treatment. The first thing the practitioner warned me about was putting false labels on myself, such as “depressed,” “anxious,” and “hurt.” These, she pointed out, were lies about me, not part of my true, spiritual identity as God’s loved child. 

I had been taking medication for the depression, prescribed by a psychiatrist the school system had recommended, so I could be approved for homeschooling. However, I wanted to rely solely on God for healing. I hadn’t been practicing Christian Science for a while at that point, but the medicine wasn’t helping me. So I decided to turn to prayer instead. As I began to learn more about my relation to God, I felt I could trust Him, and I was able to give up the medication without fear.

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Testimony of Healing
Severe condition healed
November 21, 2016

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