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Testimonies of Healing

Dental issues resolved

From the March 2013 issue of The Christian Science Journal

All my life I’ve relied on Christian Science for healing. I’ve consistently found Christian Science to be utterly reliable, effective, and health-giving. Last year, however, I had a bad toothache, and I must say that at first I was somehow believing that my teeth, gums, and mouth were outside the reach of God’s loving care.  

I contacted a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me, but I was also unconsciously accepting the thought that if Christian Science didn’t heal the tooth problem, I’d simply go to a dentist. Then, at one point I couldn’t think straight because of the pain, so I decided to go to a dentist with the intention of having my tooth pulled. I was tempted to believe that I was personally responsible for healing the toothache through my own efforts. Accepting this false belief, I felt afraid and inadequate to effect healing. I had to learn to yield to the fact that God is the healer, not any human effort or willpower.

As I drove to the dentist’s office, I prayed all the way there, asking God to please stop me if this was not the way for me to go in dealing with this condition. When I got to the dentist’s waiting room, I saw a Bible sitting on a side table. I was surprised to see a Bible in a dentist’s office, but I was also delighted. I felt God would tell me what to do through the Bible. I prayed to God to show me what I needed to know, and then I opened the Bible at random to the verse that says, “Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the Lord with you.” And just before this verse I read, “for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (II Chronicles 20:15, 17). 

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