Steadfast Trust in God

"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord," are the words of the twenty-seventh psalm; and they are very similar in meaning to many others that occur throughout the Bible. When they were first uttered, God was being revealed to men in all His goodness, was becoming known to them as the fount of life and truth and love; and in proportion to their understanding men were able to put their trust in Him, even their steadfast trust.

No one can say what the present-day revelation of God, as given by Christian Science, means to the world. Embodying as it does all that was known of the creator by the prophets of the Hebrew race, all that was taught regarding Him by Christ Jesus, Christian Science presents to mankind to-day a truly marvelous understanding of God. No longer need there be doubt as to His nature; no longer need there be questioning as to the nature of His creation; no longer should there be misgiving as to His relationship with His creation. God is acknowledged by Christian Science as the divine Principle of all reality, as infinite good, eternal Love, everlasting Truth; and His creation as the manifestation of Himself. And man, the real man, is known as the reflection of God, never for a moment separate from his creator.

When the Christian Scientist finds himself in trouble, when the suggestions of material sense seem real to him and sin, sickness, doubt, despondency, or fear appear to beset him, he has always his understanding of God to support him, the understanding which Christian Science has given him. This is the same as saying that he can always hold before his thought the truth about God and His creation, including individual man; that he can affirm and reaffirm this truth to his consciousness, at the same time denying reality to all unlike God, good, until he realizes the significance of his affirmations: and this realization means his release from the difficulty — means his healing. On page 495 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes, "When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea;" and a few lines farther on she adds, "Let Christian Science, instead of corporeal sense, support your understanding of being, and this understanding will supplant error with Truth, replace mortality with immortality, and silence discord with harmony."

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September 28, 1929

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