Everyone is glad to recover from a sickness. But if fear of a relapse continues, something more needs to be healed. Behind the fear is an acceptance that, something bad having happened once, the same condition could possibly recur and be as bad, worse, or even fatal. Not only do such thoughts create much anxiety; they may impel us to curtail activities we would otherwise like to carry out. Through the study of the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy we can gain freedom from the fear of a relapse by enlarging our spiritual understanding of God's power to heal permanently.
The Gospel of Mark tells about a father's concern for his son who suffered from epileptic seizures.See Mark 9:14-29. Each day must have brought new and frightful challenges. When the disciples failed to heal his son, the father implored Christ Jesus for help, saying, "If thou canst do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us." For at that very moment his son was having another seizure.
The father had witnessed so many similar attacks. Perhaps his use of the word if indicated a fear that his son's case was hopeless. Jesus replied, "If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth."
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