Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
Work worries crumble
Early last year one of my favorite Bible verses appeared in the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson: “Thou crownest the year with thy goodness” (Psalms 65:11). I’ve usually associated this statement with the end of the year as I give gratitude for what has been, but this time I saw it as an opportunity to be grateful in advance for a year of God’s inevitable goodness.
A few weeks later the verse appeared in the Lesson again. By this time, I’d made it a daily practice to give gratitude and pray to really know and feel that God is the source of all good, all the time. This verse was also very comforting and encouraging to me, because my employers had recently decided to scale down and eventually close the business. I was devastated. Reasons why I wouldn’t be able to find a new job poured into my thinking. I worried that my older age would be a problem, that there weren’t enough available positions in my small, rural community, and that any job I might find would be inconveniently situated. I knew I needed to take a stand and see that God does indeed crown each moment with His goodness.
My prayer was very simple—I reasoned that “whatever blesses one blesses all.” This phrase is part of a longer sentence from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, which reads: “In the scientific relation of God to man, we find that whatever blesses one blesses all, as Jesus showed with the loaves and the fishes,—Spirit, not matter, being the source of supply” (p. 206). Each time I was tempted to worry and fret, I held on to that truth and trusted more that God has only good and blessings for each of us. And I was sure that God would unfold the next steps to me at the right time.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.