‘I feel like I don’t have faith in God’

Originally appeared online in the teen series: Q&A - October 8, 2019

Q: I feel like I don’t have faith in God.

A: When I was in my twenties, I got really sick. Our neighbor, a doctor, overheard my coughing and told my husband I should be in the hospital, adding, “That’s pneumonia.” My worried husband, who wasn’t studying Christian Science at the time, agreed. He told me that if I wasn’t better by morning, he wanted to take me to the emergency room.

I’d had other healings through prayer before, so all that long night I prayed—or tried to. But fear and doubt, it seemed, were all I had. And my faith in everything that I believed felt sorely tested. 

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