The individual who understands God will never be faced with an insoluble problem, but only with opportunities to solve problems for himself and for others. What a heartening thing it is to dwell in the sure knowledge which Christian Science reveals that the divine Mind governs, that God's work is already done, and that we are, in our true identity, spiritual.

True intelligence is imparted to mankind through the Christ, the divine idea of infinite Mind. Since Mind, God, is All-in-all, there can never be any lack of intelligence with which to meet the false claim of inadequacy, insufficiency, or inexperience. We do not have to wait for future inspiration to solve present problems, for God's perpetual unfoldment of good is demonstrable. Knowing Mind as divine Principle which establishes the order of being, we find God's thoughts—the angels of His presence—coming to us at exactly the time and in the precise form in which they are needed, enabling us to bear witness to His omnipresence and omniscience.

The understanding of this wonderful all-power of Mind enables us to achieve the deep and strengthening humility that characterized Christ Jesus, who said (John 5: 30), "I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." Following in the footsteps of Christ Jesus to the best of his understanding, the Christian Scientist is always prepared to meet testing times with confidence. To him each test is not an obstacle, but is another step in human progress from sense to Soul.

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