Do you have a problem that feels difficult to cure with your prayers? Here’s an insightful passage written by Mary Baker Eddy that sheds light on how to speed up the healing.
“What renders both sin and sickness difficult of cure is, that the human mind is the sinner, disinclined to self-correction, and believing that the body can be sick independently of mortal mind and that the divine Mind has no jurisdiction over the body”
Science and Health, p. 218.
In this sentence, she gives three reasons why healing may feel difficult to come by:
The human mind is disinclined to self-correction.
The human mind believes that the body can be sick independently of mortal mind.
The human mind believes that the divine Mind has no jurisdiction over the body.
If the above beliefs are what delay healing, by reversal, healing can be quickened by:
Thought opening to rapid self-correction.
Understanding that the body is not sick independent of mortal mind.
Understanding divine Mind’s control over the body.
Suffering is never in matter, even though it may feel like it. Suffering is in mind and is lifted by divine Mind. As the suffering thought is genuinely open to reform, willing to learn the imperative spiritual lesson of the moment and to let go of its false beliefs, healing comes. Divine Mind was in control all along, but it often requires a humbling of mortal mind for that truth to be apparent.
Any sensation of “difficulty” is not coming from the perceived problem. It’s the begrudging of thought to go where Truth wants it to go.