The right conclusion: God made me free

It was the end of the school day. I wasn’t feeling very well. In fact, I was feeling downright awful, and I had to leave class early because my stomach was upset.

I thought that something I had eaten might have been bad, so as I walked back to my room in the school dorm, I texted my house pop for help. I knew I could rely on prayer for healing, and I thought my house pop might have some spiritual ideas to jump-start my prayers. He texted me back almost immediately and shared a couple of passages from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that he thought were relevant to my situation.

I sat down on my bed and read one of the passages: “Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man” (p. 393). Right away I saw that thinking that the food I’d eaten was bad was the thing that was “unlike good.” So instead of just giving in to the belief that the food could hurt me, I could resist that suggestion. Then I realized that in reality, I couldn’t be sick, since God made me capable only of being good, like Him, and this goodness is what annuls the belief of evil. This idea meant a lot to me, and I prayed with it for about an hour until I fell asleep. 

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