Have you ever wondered: Who am I? Am I important? Does my life matter? If people like me, am I more worthy? If they don’t, is there something inferior about me? These were some of the questions that plagued me until I realized my true identity as God’s beloved child. During many years of a verbally and emotionally abusive marriage, my sense of self-worth eroded away, and I found myself dealing with anorexia.
The Bible tells us in many varied ways that “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” ( Psalms 46:1 ). One place we find assurances of protection and safety under God’s care is in the ninety-first Psalm.
I love the promise of Hymn No. 124 : How gentle God’s commands, How kind His precepts are; Come, cast your burdens on the Lord, And trust His constant care.
While driving home from a Wednesday evening testimony meeting at my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I started to feel pain in my mouth. I remember my first thought was, “Well, I’ll have a testimony to share at next week’s testimony meeting.
In late 1991, a few days before the new year, I was sitting on my couch drinking and smoking marijuana. I was raised in Christian Science, and I always believed its teachings to be true.
This writer shares how she proved God’s law of abundance in her life.
A medically-diagnosed health issue is healed through prayer.
This experience showed the writer that God truly is our Shepherd who lovingly guides us all the way.
As a Reader in a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, I needed to choose selections from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and from the King James Version of the Bible, for the Wednesday evening meeting. I became intrigued with the idea of researching words such as garment, vesture, clothed, and raiment, with the purpose of developing the idea of wearing Christly garments as the topic of my readings.
I am grateful to report the quick and complete healing of a severe headache and the fear associated with it. I serve my branch Church of Christ, Scientist, as First Reader, and one Wednesday evening as I was conducting the testimony meeting, a feeling of weakness, fatigue, and headache came over me.