God's Finished Work

When tempted to wonder what the future has in store for him,—a practice all to common with humanity,—the Christian Scientist pauses to think. He soon sees that the habit of wondering, planning, and arranging must cease; in fact, he realizes that it is futile to make plans or to try to arrange his affairs from the ordinary material standpoint, because he has so frequently found that it does not work.

What, then, should be the attitude of an individual who is sincerely trying to think rightly, who is doing his best to live the truth he has been taught in Christian Science? How gloriously free should be the outlook of such a one; for he recognizes the fact that man's life, with every detail thereof, exists now in the divine Mind, the Mind which knows all. As one therefore goes forward fearlessly, resting in the consciousness that God knows all and that God is good, the shadows of apprehension and worry fall behind.

Should the Christian Scientist appear for a time to beenveloped in the mists of fear and apprehension as to what the future may bring, it may be because he has left the firm foundation of right thinking, has turned away from divine Principle, and started the unsatisfactory employment of purely material arrangement. He may thus find himself sinking under the weight of the beliefs of burden and false responsibility. Not long is he allowed to remain in this wilderness, however; for the suffering which attends such a condition of thought awakens him, and he realizes that he must quickly turn from the disturbing fears and fruitless planning, and pray to understand the truths of being as God sees them.

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November 10, 1928

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