Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Trusting God

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Trusting God

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CRISES can be resolved--through spiritual understanding and untiring, wholehearted trust in God. Not long ago, a business project my husband and I are deeply committed to struck a roadblock that threatened its survival. We'd invested a considerable amount of money in support of this venture, which provides useful information to businesses as well as wholesome entertainment for children. Then, suddenly, the person we'd trusted to operate the business claimed that he was the rightful owner of the company and brought suit against us. After a moment of despair, we began an earnest study of the Bible and the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and founded this Christian religion. Consistent study of these two books shows us that as we come to understand what Jesus taught about God's nature as divine Love and infinite good, we very naturally trust Him to establish harmony right where frustration and conflict seem to be. We've found that the Bible is much more than human history or merely a comfort that helps mankind bear daily difficulties. The Bible reveals the glowing example of Christ Jesus, who triumphed over whatever would try to obstruct man's genuine efforts to prove his God-given birthright of dominion. And the writings of Mrs. Eddy clearly show that the mastery over evil that Jesus exemplified is not limited to that era; rather, anyone who resolutely puts full trust in God, good, can find practical solutions in his or her life. Communion with God helps us discover more of the allness and naturalness of good, and this leads to greater trust in God and to higher aims, aligned with the divine will. Whoever turns to God's directing in humble, expectant prayer receives indescribable inspiration, which inevitably leads to healing. …
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