Q: I know in Christian Science it’s God that does the healing, but sometimes that truth gets lost in the fear that someone is in pain and needs help—and as a Christian Science practitioner I’m supposed to have the “magic bullet,” the specific understanding of truth, that will help them. How can I pray about this? A: As a practitioner, if a case seems fraught with fear, I sometimes turn to this passage from Isaiah: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” ( 41:10 ).
Interested in more Journal content?
Subscribe to JSH-Online to access The Christian Science Journal, along with the Christian Science Sentinel and The Herald of Christian Science. Find the current issues, the searchable archive, podcasts, audio for articles, biographies about Mary Baker Eddy, and more.