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We are sometimes confronted with problems which seem to arouse in us confusion, nervousness, fear, and dismay. At such times we can be grateful to know that peace of mind may be immediately found in the one Mind, as revealed to us by Mary Baker Eddy through Christian Science. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 254), "When we wait patiently on God and seek Truth righteously, He directs our path." And Paul encouraged the Romans by saying (8:24, 25): "We are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it."

Material sense would argue that we are impatient, but if we recognize man as the heir of God, of all that is good, we shall never accept the imposition of impatience. Our peace comes from Spirit; our poise is spiritual. God's man can never lack, can never be puzzled or disturbed, can never be lost or unhappy, because God's man is whole, complete. We read in the account of creation that God ended His work, in other words, His work is complete (Gen. 2:2). Man, God's noblest work, belongs to this complete creation. If we seek to realize the truth of being, all suggestions of confusion, doubt, anxiety, and sorrow melt away into nothingness.

When the way seems dark, we should cast our cares upon God at that very instant and never fear the consequences. As we submit to the government of Mind, we know freedom—freedom from worry, from blind planning, from impatience. God does not cheat us or fool us. God cares for man, and as we claim His omnipresent fatherhood and motherhood, we experience guidance and protection. The wise man counseled (Prov. 3:5, 6): "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

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December 10, 1955

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