Symptoms of illness disappear

While I was living in Nicaragua for a time, cases of a mosquito-borne disease I had never heard of began springing up. From the first time I heard it mentioned, I held my thought to the fact that diseases don’t originate in God, and therefore they don’t have any actual reality or power, because God is the only power.

Over time, the disease seemed to gain more and more public attention. Not only was it in the news, where the number of newly reported cases was made public, but it was also on signs and notices that began to appear in public places. I worked to keep my thought separate from every mention of the disease and the fear that surrounded it, but I heard enough about the issue from people I was working with that I became aware of the main symptoms. Even still, nothing managed to convince me that the disease was something with true substance or power.

One day, all of a sudden I experienced some of the symptoms associated with the disease. I knew, however, that nothing had changed from the day before with respect to the love that God had for me and for all of His children, so it was clear to me that I didn’t have anything to fear. I prayed to affirm that my health was a fact already established by God, not by material conditions, and that He had created me to have a harmonious—and therefore healthy—existence. This led me to the conclusion that my wholeness and health were intact at that moment, and that they always would be. I felt at peace, knowing I was forever in God’s care.

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