Doctor’s Verdict Reversed

From J. M. in Georgia

Recently, I called a close friend to confirm plans we were making for the weekend. She confided in me that she had received an unfavorable doctor’s report. She began to cry and said she was not ready to die. At that moment, thoughts about God and who this friend really is began to flood my thought. I told her that was a lie about her and we could not accept it, for God did not tell her such a thing.

As thoughts about God and who my friend is came to me, I began to share my thoughts with her. One statement I shared was from a testimony given at this church a few years ago. The testifier mentioned a relative who was also given an unfavorable report, and the testifier told her relative, “A doctor’s diagnosis has NO power over you!” I also mentioned Jesus’ statement to Pilate from John 19:11: “Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it be given thee from above.” She thanked me for every statement of Truth.

Every day for a week I prayed. We talked before her next appointment, and she told me how her heart felt free. I gave her these words from hymn 10 in the Christian Science Hymnal, “All power is given unto our Lord, On Him we place reliance. … He is our shield and tower, Almighty is His power.” Also, from Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy, page 151, “God is our Father and our Mother, our Minister and the great Physician.” Lastly, I mentioned to her what a practitioner told me, “Let the Christ go in before you.”

The next day as soon as she left the doctor’s office she called me. I could hear the joy in her voice. She said the doctor ordered a second x-ray, and it showed no abnormality!

I am so grateful for this proof of God’s allness and that nothing apart from Him is present or has power!

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