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[Original testimony in French]

"God is our refuge and strength, a very...

From the April 1955 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble" (Ps. 46:1). These words of the Psalmist inspire me to give my testimony in the hope that it will help those who are struggling with a problem of unemployment.

Some years ago I had been out of work for a period of three months when a friend of the family called our attention to Christian Science. Having made numerous unsuccessful attempts to find work and not knowing where to turn next, I went to visit a practitioner. She very kindly agreed to help me, and she told me, among other things, that God is good and that in His infinite goodness He has prepared a place for each of His children. "But it is first necessary," she said, "to seek 'the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you'" (Luke 12:31).

These comforting words filled me with hope, and I returned home with new courage, certain that I had finally found a practicable and demonstrable religion, a pearl of great price, so valuable that everything else we possess may well be sacrificed for it. Although I did not at once find work, I nevertheless realized that I was safe in the arms of divine Love, and I felt a great sense of calm. The worry of the preceding days was replaced by a feeling of great confidence. I borrowed a copy of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy and undertook to study it carefully. Several times while applying what I learned I had occasion to see how very near God is to those who trust in His help.

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