Drawing Near to God

The Psalmist wrote, "It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works." This drawing near to God, good, enables us to grasp man's God-given righteousness, spiritual serenity, unvarying health and joy. Drawing near to God also involves resolutely turning away from faith in failure, fear of sickness or other calamity, to renewed trust in the limitless, redemptive power of God, Spirit. Mrs. Eddy writes, "Trust in Truth, and have no other trusts" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 171). Carried out in practice, such intelligent resolution gradually removes fear and pessimism from human thought and leads one to withhold his consent to discord, and actually overcome it; it also turns one for health and healing away from matter-methods to the one Mind.

Christian Science enables its students to prove the supremacy of spiritual understanding over ungodly fears and their consequences. Full overcoming of each temptation as it presents itself requires spiritual perseverance, courage, vision, obedience; but since these conquering qualities have their source in infinite divine Mind, their scope is endless.

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