Healed of severe arthritis and antagonism

I pulled away from Christian Science some years ago after losing two people very dear to me who were both lifelong Christian Scientists. This devastated me to such an extent I wanted nothing more to do with Christian Science. I put aside my Bible and Christian Science textbook (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy) and shut down mentally. I became aggressive in my dealings with family and others, feeling boxed in by a sense of hopelessness, grief, injustice, and resentment. 

When I began to experience severe pain in both feet, then in my ankles, legs, and hands, I turned to the medical profession for help. The diagnosis was severe degenerative osteoarthritis. I was told only anti-inflammatory drugs and pain management would help me, although temporarily, as I would probably be wheelchair-bound within two years. My feet were so deformed by then I could not wear ordinary shoes, so following advice I was given, I consulted an orthopedic specialist in order to be fitted for orthopedic shoes. After taking a plaster mold of my feet, he said the X-rays looked bad, and he was very negative about my outcome.

Having hit rock bottom that day, I had nowhere to go but up. I wondered if the God that I still believed existed really cared, but I felt I had nowhere else to turn but back to God. Somewhere in my deepest thoughts, I remembered what it felt like to be loved by God, and I made a monumental effort to quiet the fear—and I listened, really listened, for the first time in many years. I contacted a Christian Science practitioner and told him of my struggles, and I will never forget what he said to me: “My dear, you are the beloved child of God, and you have never been anything else!” 

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