Confidence in God

Christian Science inspires great confidence in God. It does this by spiritually enlightening those who study its teachings earnestly and without bias. It tells them the truth about God and His creation; and when they are correctly informed, their confidence in Him becomes steadfast, immovable. The gaining of confidence in God can thus be regarded as a question of destroying one's ignorance concerning real being. As long as one is uncertain, as long as one is misinformed, on the nature of God and His creation—real being—he is bound to lack confidence in Him.

To have confidence in God, then, we must know Him; and Christian Science supplies this knowledge. On page 6 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes: "'God is Love.' More than this we cannot ask, higher we cannot look, farther we cannot go." Here is a profound statement of spiritual truth. John, the beloved disciple of Jesus, declared it long centuries ago. Mrs. Eddy restated it, and emphasized it to bring out its tremendous importance to humanity. Think of it: Can we ask for more? Can we look higher spiritually? Can we contemplate anything grander than the truth that God is Love, infinite Love? It gives us an understanding of God as the perfect creator, the perfect Father-Mother of man. Immediately we gain this understanding we perceive that, as the son of God, man is perfectly protected, and therefore is immortal. This knowledge gives us the steadfast confidence in the Almighty which we desire. And possessed of this confidence we can echo the thought of the Psalmist expressed in the words of the ninety-first Psalm, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

Divine Energy
July 30, 1938

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