[Written Especially for Young People]

Trusting in Divine Mind

Away from home, without his parents to guide his actions or to help settle his problems, new situations coming up that must be met each day—under such circumstances the young college student finds himself needing an infallible help that can be consulted for advice. He may open his Bible and read in the one hundred and twenty-first Psalm: "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth;" and in the thirty-fourth Psalm, "The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles."

Perhaps it seems that someone has apparently treated him unjustly. A paper may have been given a lower grade than the student expected. His careful work appears to have been done in vain. According to mortal sense, everyone is against him—no one appreciates his efforts. Then he remembers his training in the Christian Science Sunday School and at home, and this serves to reverse the unreal testimony. He sees his instructors and associates as in reality God's children, as reflecting good, and realizes that in a heart filled with love there is no place for anything but harmony and peace. He redoubles his efforts at his school work and finds that they are rewarded by a better understanding of the subjects.

Examination time comes, and so-called mortal mind suggests: Everyone is worried about this testing time. You may not be able to collect your thoughts in the right way. You may forget what you have learned. Perhaps you will fail. You are afraid. Denying this, the student declares that he is dependent not upon human memory but upon divine Mind, which never becomes fatigued or confused in its expression of intelligence, and which, as Mrs. Eddy writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 488), "alone possesses all faculties, perception, and comprehension."

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My High Desires
February 6, 1932

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