Trusting in God

As Christian Scientists we understand somewhat of the Science of being, through and by which God governs man and the universe, and know that to the divine Mind, operating through His own spiritual law, all things are possible. We also know that error has only the power which we give it by our faith in it and fear of it. Then why not go on and trust, depending upon Him who saves to the uttermost, until all error is overcome?

We can do this, and have the strength, courage, hope, and faith to trust God always and all the way. Then let us do it. We should declare valiantly for our spiritual and physical freedom as children of God, hold to it in the face of all error, and Truth will make us free. The battle is the Lord's, and therefore we must know it is already won and thank Him for it. The one Mind, the one Love, is the only power and presence of the universe; He fills all space, supplies every need, and will show us the "way of life" as we are willing to walk in it.

The good alone is the real, and that which is not good has no reality; it has no action, power, or personality, and can never deceive a child of God into believing it for a moment. The claim of disease that sense would fasten upon mortals has no principle. If it had, it would be real, and we could never hope to overcome it; but all that is real and good has Principle underlying it. and that is God. Mind is the motive power that moves all things, and we can draw upon this power and never fear that it will be exhausted. It is foolish and sinful to doubt the goodness and power of God. He is the only Mind there is, and the true man is like Him, harmonious and perfect. As we reflect divine Mind, infinite possibilities become infinite probabilities, and then realized facts. As we cling closely to God, to the understanding of Truth, we gradually find peace. In Christian Science, promise and fulfilment go hand in hand. We do better as we know better. The true knowing is reflection, and reflection is possession. As we grow in understanding, we find what it means to be a Christian Scientist,—the strict demands which this Science makes upon us in every way,—and we should remember, as our Leader has said in the 1899 Message, “We have it only as we live it.”

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