Are you sure?
This bookmark will be removed from all folders and any saved notes will be permanently removed.
CONFIDENCE AT EXAMINATION TIME
[Or Special Interest to Young People]
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."
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
ROLAND H. ALLEN
AS A LITTLE CHILD
AGNES E. HEDENBERGH
ESTHER K. MARKO
SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATION HEALS
GLENN E. DOUGLAS
ALICE KINSMAN SMITH
SEEKING AND DEMONSTRATING HOLINESS
WALLACE H. LANIGAN
CONFIDENCE AT EXAMINATION TIME
UDAL BRENES HOFFBERG
THE RICH YOUNG MAN
THE BASIS OF PROGRESS
GUARDING OUR HERITAGE
Helen Wood Bauman
LETTERS TO THE PRESS FROM CHRISTIAN SCIENCE COMMITTEES ON PUBLICATION
Stephen J. Sametz
RADIO PROGRAM No. 116 - The Pearl of Great Price
with contributions from Eileen White
It is with a heart full of love and...
Ida M. Wright
"I am the Lord thy God, which...
My sincere gratitude to God for...
Peter S. T. Lindberg
I wish to put on record my gratitude...
To unload ourselves of the heavy...
Barbara B. Coleman
For what Christian Science has...
Elizabeth T. Linde Yount
I have great cause to be grateful...
Thomas B. Millar
This testimony is given as an expression...
Lottie Marie Little
Christian Science has not only...
Winifred G. Terrill
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Dorothy W. Wise