Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Finding Answers through Trusting God

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Finding Answers through Trusting God

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A Christian Science perspective.

Over many years, my husband and I developed a deep trust in God's ability to meet our every need. Steady reliance on Him as the source of wisdom and resourcefulness enabled us to develop an ethical and profitable business, and we enjoyed robust health as well.

At one time, when our plant was undergoing substantial reconstruction, we needed a business loan in order to complete the work. For various reasons, none of our local banks were able to provide the funds and the situation became critical. Despite our prayers, it seemed we were stuck.

One day at that time, as my husband was inspecting the plant, something gave way in his back. He suddenly dropped to the floor, unable to stand or walk. He was able to get some help to come home. We began to pray in earnest. We cherished the fact that God is "a very present help in trouble," as the Bible teaches (Ps. 46:1). From many previous experiences, we knew we could rely on God's loving care to correct and adjust whatever was needed in our lives. We knew that prayer could support our business and help it move forward as well as restore my husband's strength and mobility.

As our children and I stood beside his bed, we prayed together for a few moments. This seemed to be a turning point, as my husband felt somewhat better. We prayed to be receptive to the messages from God that would guide us safely through both of these challenges. As a result, my husband was led to contact a banker in a distant city about a loan. The banker's immediate response was positive. "Just come in and fill out the papers," he said.

My husband's back was still painful, but this idea from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy encouraged him to go forward: "Step by step will those who trust Him find that 'God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble' " (p. …

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