How Great Is Our Trust?

Spiritual joy, peace, and safety are native to and coincident with such reliance as the writer of the ninety-first Psalm placed on God when he said, "He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust." The first and instant reward of full confidence in our Father-Mother God is a quiet conviction of the present availability of good; for God is good. This inward assurance brings an awakened desire to become better acquainted with Him; and studious application to know God aright, as divine Truth, as Life and Love, results in an influx of spiritual enlightenment speedily manifest in better health, improved disposition, and more congenial business and home surroundings and conditions. The liberating truth, which Jesus said "ye shall know," permeates and purifies all one's affairs and activities, and trust in depressing mortal mind beliefs falls away.

"You talk of trusting God! How am I to do that?" one may ask. "How am I to know God so that I may intelligently trust Him?" The earnest seeker will find his answer through prayerful study and practice of Christian Science. Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered and with unconquerable trust in God founded Christian Science, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 140), "Not materially but spiritually we know Him as divine Mind, as Life. Truth, and Love;" and again (ibid., p. 481): "Material sense never helps mortals to understand Spirit, God. Through spiritual sense only, man comprehends and loves Deity."

God Is Love
October 19, 1946

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