Our Refuge

In the forty-sixth psalm we read, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." Here, indeed, are words of comfort to everyone; for what mortal at some time or other has not felt the need of help beyond that supplied by any human agency? Whatever the trouble or difficulty may be, whether sickness, sin, sorrow, or separation, mortals must turn at last to God; and in Christian Science the seeker finds the true God, "who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases."

A dictionary definition of "refuge" is "protection from danger or distress; shelter." To God, then, as divine Mind, as Life, Truth, and Love, must mankind turn to find surcease from its woes. Mrs. Eddy in her divinely inspired book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," has revealed the steps to be taken in the search for a demonstrable understanding of God. Her revelation of God as divine Mind, and of man as the expression of Mind, brings to the faithful seeker the glorious possibilities of endless being. One soon learns from it that God, or Mind, is expressed in perfect ideas; Truth, in truthfulness; Life, in existence and activity; and Love, in freshness, loveliness, and continuity. Hence, one's refuge and strength lie in the ability to think Godlike thoughts.

In spiritual thinking, one finds shelter and protection from danger and distress. Said the Psalmist: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ... He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler."

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