No Time for Fear

A Traveler once said that the inmates of a home for aged peasants spent their whole time from Monday morning onward in worrying and talking about the ordeal which they had to face every Saturday night—the weekly hot bath! Do we, too, sometimes find that we are wasting time and thought in dreading some experience which looms ahead of us? Then it is time for us to remember that our wise and loving Father-Mother God is always with us, wherever we are, and that He is always giving us in reality exactly what we need. The deific Mind gives man the understanding wherewith to overcome any difficulty, whether it be a problem in our school work, a sickness that needs to be healed, a misunderstanding to be overcome, or a hard choice to be made.

This does not mean that we have only to ask and God will at once wipe away our trouble. Should we expect a teacher to rub a sum off the blackboard just because some child in the class thought it looked hard? No, indeed! We should expect the teacher to remind him of the rules he had been learning from his arithmetic books and to show him how to use the rules in working out his problem. And this is just what happens when we students of Christian Science turn to God for help and listen obediently for His message. When we pray we are often reminded of some rule we have learned from the Bible or our textbook. "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and are shown how to use it. Then the problem is usually quickly solved, and we find that the clearer understanding of Christian Science thus gained has not only destroyed one difficulty but has also helped us to cleanse and sweeten our thoughts, so that we are better prepared to face other difficulties courageously, trusting in our Father's loving care.

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